DB 011: Dr. Kakenya Ntaiya On Living Her Dream & 7-Day Gratitude Challenge

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TODAY’S GUEST

In today’s episode, Eva and Olga welcome Dr. Kakenya Ntaiya, who refused to accept the oppression of women in her hometown village in Kenya and has already accomplished one of her “big dreams”  —  building a school that provides access to education for girls in her village.  With such an inspirational story, it is no surprise that her Ted Talk “A Girl Who Demanded School” has been viewed over 2.5 million times.   She’s received numerous awards and recogitions, including being named a Top Ten CNN Hero and the Global Women’s Right Award from the Feminist Majority Foundation.

WHAT YOU’LL LEARN

  • What life is like for a young girl in Kenya.
  • What education is like for kids in her village in Kenya.
  • What her big dream was as a child.
  • What it felt like when she finally moved to the US and how she adjusted to her new environment.
  • Why she started the Kakenya Center for Excellence and the curriculum that is being taught there.
  • What her big dreams are for the future.
  • How she has been able to remain a positive person despite living through very difficult circumstances.
  • What it truly means to be a leader, and how we can inspire more young people to be leaders.

RESOURCES

Kakenya’s inspirational story reminds us that there are still places in the world where boys and girls do not have equal access to education.    We often take basic rights like this for granted, and thought this week’s challenge should revolve around gratitude.   For an entire week, we challenge you to articulate at least one thing you are grateful for. We did this exercise during family dinner for an entire week and it was a very rewarding experience.  We even created a fun challenge sheet that you can use to keep track of your progress.  The sheet can be customized with your face and name, and it is 100% free to download.   Click here to claim you free download.

If you complete the challenge, please let Olga know by emailing her at Olga@DreamBigPodcast.com.  You will be entered into a drawing for a $50 Amazon Gift card and 1-month free membership in Post Pal Club.  Winners are selected monthly and contacted by email (as well as announced on our show!).

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DB 010: 21 Acts of Kindness & The 7-Day Random Act Of Kindness Challenge

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The Holiday season is upon us, and it’s the time of the year when our society places an extra emphasis on being kind to one another. In this episode, Eva gives you 21 awesome kindness ideas, and you’ll discover that most of them only take a few minutes of your time!

WHAT YOU’LL LEARN

  • A creative way to be kind next time you go to a restaurant and the waiter provides great service.
  • A simple idea that will fill you with gratitude and make you a happier person.
  • How you can be kind to the environment too!
  • How just a few quarters can brighten up a stranger’s day.
  • At least 3 fun ideas on how you can be kind to your classmates.
  • And much, much more!

RESOURCES

 

As mentioned in the episode, Eva is challenging all you Big Dreamers to a “7-Day Random Act of Kindness Challenge.” You can do it!  Eva gave you 21 ideas to start, and most of them only take a few minutes of your time.  To keep track of your progress, you can download our fun 7-Day Kindness challenge sheet below, which can be customized with your face and name.

If you complete the challenge, please let Olga know by emailing her at Olga@DreamBigPodcast.com. You will be entered into a drawing for a $50 Amazon Gift card and 1-month free membership in Post Pal Club. Winners are selected monthly and contacted by email (as well as announced on our show!).

 

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DB 009: Pina De Rosa On How You Can Change The World & The 7-Day “Say Yes” Challenge

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TODAY’S GUEST

In today’s episode, Eva and Olga welcome Pina De Rosa, a TEDx Speaker, award-winning producer, author, and high-performance results coach. She is also the president of www.GratitudeInternational.com. Pina speaks five languages and holds four passports.

WHAT YOU’LL LEARN

  • Why Pina is fascinated about different languages and what 5 languages she speaks.
  • Why traveling is, sometimes, better than school.
  • What it was like for her to move to LA at a young age.
  • The origin of the “Sniffing Out Cancer” documentary that she is currently working on
  • How cancer affects everyone and how you can help to spread awareness
  • The different dog breeds that can be trained to sniff cancer
  • The #HugAPup Challenge – how you can participate

RESOURCES

In this episode, Pina stressed that you’ll have to get out of your comfort zone to make your dreams a reality.  That’s where you grow — when you are challenging yourself to turn the “No, I can’t do it” in your head to the “Yes, I can” in reality.  With that in mind, this week we are challenging you to a 7-Day “Say Yes” challenge.  Obviously, if it’s dangerous, than don’t do it!  But if it is a little out of your comfort zone or something trivial that you might normally say no to (e.g. eating your veggies or getting to bed early), then try saying “Yes” for a week and seeing the results.

You can customize your 7-Day “Say Yes” challenge here.   As always, this is a 100% free download.   And if you complete the challenge, please let Olga know by emailing her at Olga@DreamBigPodcast.com. You will be entered into a drawing for a $50 Amazon Gift card and 1-month free membership in Post Pal Club. Winners are selected monthly and contacted by email (as well as announced on our show!).

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