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Are you making the most of your life by your own definition?In this episode, dedicated to both my grandmother and my partner’s dad, I’m sharing 14 reflections on my 35th birthday on life and grief.It’s so strange to experience death and life at the same time, but experiencing the death of someone close to you can remind you how short life is and how important it is to make the most of it. It’s so common to find ourselves living by other people’s rules and letting them tell us what is right or wrong, but how often do you stop to ask yourself what your own rules are? What you value and want for your life is more important than anyone else’s opinion. I hope this episode helps you get back to that. Tune in to hear my reflections on life and grief. Show notes are always available at elainelou.com/podcast/35.Resources Mentioned:Harvard Business Review Article on Reflecting: https://hbr.org/2017/03/why-you-should-make-time-for-self-reflection-even-if-you-hate-doing-itStutz Documentary on Netflix: https://www.netflix.com/tudum/articles/stutz-the-toolsEMDR Therapy: elainelou.com/blog/emdrQuiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can't Stop Talking by Susan Cain: https://www.amazon.com/Quiet-Power-Introverts-World-Talking/dp/0307352153The Artist’s Way by Julia Cameron: https://www.amazon.com/Artists-Way-25th-Anniversary/dp/0143129252/Episode 34: How October Was My Best Month in Business With No Launch, FB Blocking Me, and 6 Weeks of Vacation: https://elainelou.com/blog/best-month-in-business-with-no-launch/Episode 33: 5 Reflections from My Retreat with Established Business Owners: https://elainelou.com/blog/5-reflections-from-my-retreat-with-established-business-owners/ Where We Can Connect: Apply to schedule a call to see if the Color Your Dreams Inner Circle is a good fit for you: https://elainelou.com/innercircleSchedule a call with me: https://elainelou.com/callJoin my weekly Color Your Dreams Newsletter: http://elainelou.com/joinFollow Along on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/elainelou_Follow Along on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/iamelainelouConnect on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/elaineloucartas
I’m celebrating my best month in business (based on revenue) in the last 5 years! But this is not an overnight success story! So I’m sharing a look behind the scenes at the hard work that led me here: the lessons, mistakes, and what you can do to learn from my journey to take your own aligned action. The most important thing about this successful month isn’t the revenue, it’s that I was able to do business my own way without following anyone else’s rulebook.Over here on the Color Your Dreams podcast, we’re all about doing things in a way that’s aligned, so this is something that I’m very proud of and excited to share with you.Tune in to find out how I had my best month in business and how you can too! Show notes are always available at elainelou.com/podcast/34.Resources Mentioned:Episode 9: Why I’m Ending My Mastermind + How I’m Simplifying My Business (And How You Can Simplify Your Business Too): www.elainelou.com/podcast/9 Four Thousand Weeks: Time Management for Mortals by Oliver Burkeman: https://www.oliverburkeman.com/books Join the Color Your Dreams Newsletter: elainelou.com/joinEMDR Therapy: elainelou.com/blog/emdrWhere We Can Connect:Apply to schedule a call to see if the Color Your Dreams Inner Circle is a good fit for you: https://elainelou.com/innercircleSchedule a call with me: https://elainelou.com/callJoin my weekly Color Your Dreams Newsletter: http://elainelou.com/joinFollow Along on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/elainelou_Follow Along on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/iamelainelouConnect on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/elaineloucartas
We heal in community. I was born into a community as a woman of color, and I love to continue that legacy by hosting events and retreats for my clients to help them find a community too. I recently hosted a retreat for established business owners, and in this episode, I’m sharing 5 reflections from the retreat for your life and business. These reflections came not only from me but from the other business owners at the retreat. We all learned from each other, and I want to continue that in this episode. I’m talking about the importance of taking time to reflect and sharing some prompts for you to reflect on in your life, so listen closely to catch all of the reflections and the action items that I’m suggesting too. If you have FOMO because you couldn’t attend the retreat, this is for you.Show notes are always available at elainelou.com/podcast/33.Resources Mentioned:Sign Up for the Next Retreat: elainelou.com/retreatHarpinder Mann: Yoga + Meditation Teacher:https://www.harpindermann.comNo Mud, No Lotus by Thich Nhat Hanh: https://www.amazon.com/No-Mud-Lotus-Transforming-Suffering/dp/1937006859Deer Park Monastery: https://deerparkmonastery.org/Brenda Moreno: Founder of In.Visible Paradigms, an Anti-Oppression Organization: https://www.invisibleparadigms.com/Christene Joy Gonzales: Yoga Instructor + MOC Coach: https://www.instagram.com/lead.with.joy/Kat Magsaysay: Event and Experience Manager: https://www.saysayexperience.com/Where We Can Connect:Apply to schedule a call to see if the Color Your Dreams Inner Circle is a good fit for you: https://elainelou.com/innercircleSchedule a call with me: https://elainelou.com/callJoin my weekly Color Your Dreams Newsletter: http://elainelou.com/joinFollow Along on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/elainelou_Follow Along on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/iamelainelouConnect on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/elaineloucartas
The leaves are changing, Hocus Pocus 2 is out, and pumpkin spice is everywhere. We’re in full holiday mode, which means there’s an important question looming:How can you make money while enjoying the holidays?I’m ready to holiday all the way and I bet you are too, but the reality is that there are still bills to pay and holiday spending to account for.  So in this episode, I’m talking about how to make money so that you can enjoy the holiday season and not break the bank. If you come back to this episode outside of the holiday season, think of these as ways to make money and enjoy life itself! The six tips I’m sharing work all year round, so don’t miss them. Show notes are always available at elainelou.com/podcast/32.Resources Mentioned:Sign Up for My Newsletter: elainelou.com/joinEpisode 26: Simplify Your Business by Knowing More + Doing Less: https://elainelou.com/blog/simplify-your-business-by-knowing-more-doing-less/Episode 6: Charging Your Worth as a WOC and Being an Imperfect Ally with Erica Courdae + India Jackson: https://elainelou.com/blog/charging-your-worth-as-a-woc-and-being-an-imperfect-ally-with-erica-courdae-and-india-jackson/Episode 4: How to Start Being Less Dependent on Social Media with Monica Schrock: https://elainelou.com/blog/how-to-start-being-less-dependent-on-social-media-with-monica-schrock/Where We Can Connect: Apply to schedule a call to see if the Color Your Dreams Inner Circle is a good fit for you: https://elainelou.com/innercircleSchedule a call with me: https://elainelou.com/callJoin my weekly Color Your Dreams Newsletter: http://elainelou.com/joinFollow Along on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/elainelou_Follow Along on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/iamelainelouConnect on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/elaineloucartas
Are you able to be your most authentic self in your workplace? Our guest in this episode, Lindsey Ingram, is sharing her experience as a woman of color in corporate America and how she learned to speak up and be listened to. She’s also sharing how she left a career that she was no longer aligned with and went on to double her salary and find more happiness. You shouldn’t have to change who you are in order to fit in or be accepted in your workplace, so how can you advocate for yourself as a WOC in corporate America? Lindsey has lived it and now she’s sharing what she learned with you. Lindsey is a former collegiate track and field athlete who is now tackling the world of health insurance as a market director for a vision care company, keeping her values at the forefront.If you feel like you’re not living your most authentic life, Lindsey is your girl and this episode is for you. Show notes are always available at elainelou.com/podcast/31.Resources Mentioned:Connect with Lindsey on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/lindseyingram12/Follow Lindsey on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/linds_tay15/ Nice Girls Don't Get the Corner Office by Lois P. Frankel, Ph.D.:  https://www.amazon.com/Nice-Girls-Dont-Corner-Office/dp/1455546046Where We Can Connect:Apply to schedule a call to see if the Color Your Dreams Inner Circle is a good fit for you: https://elainelou.com/innercircleSchedule a call with me: https://elainelou.com/callJoin my weekly Color Your Dreams Newsletter: http://elainelou.com/joinFollow Along on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/elainelou_Follow Along on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/iamelainelouConnect on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/elaineloucartas
Have you ever found yourself in a moment of reinvention?I have, and it made this year a pretty tough one. Now that I’m coming out on the other side of it, I’m finally ready to talk about it with you. I’m sharing this with you because I want you to know that if you’re experiencing a moment of reinvention, you’re not alone, and I have some actionable steps to share to help you through it. In this episode, I’m sharing a behind-the-scenes look at what I did to stay true to myself during my reinvention. From connecting with others to listening to yourself and setting boundaries, I’ve learned a lot about how to create a life that is true to what you really want, so let’s get into it. Show notes are always available at elainelou.com/podcast/30.Resources Mentioned:Episode 9: Why I’m Ending My Mastermind + How I’m Simplifying My Business (And How You Can Simplify Your Business Too): elainelou.com/podcast/928: The Importance of Trauma-Informed Spaces with Adria Moses: elainelou.com/podcast/28 Radiant Coaches Academy: https://radiantcoaches.com/Where We Can Connect:Apply to schedule a call to see if the Color Your Dreams Inner Circle is a good fit for you: https://elainelou.com/innercircleSchedule a call with me: https://elainelou.com/callJoin my weekly Color Your Dreams Newsletter: http://elainelou.com/joinFollow Along on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/elainelou_Follow Along on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/iamelainelouConnect on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/elaineloucartas
As we enter into PSL season, what are you doing to plan for the rest of the year? Before you try to make a plan to finish out the year, I want you to take a moment to reflect on what has and hasn’t been working this year so far. We’re always so quick to move on to the next big thing that we often forget to take time to pause, celebrate, and reflect. I’m sharing four questions for you to reflect on before you set goals moving forward. I want you to be intentional about making time to answer these questions for yourself. No matter what time of year you listen to this episode, it will help you create a plan that is aligned with you.This isn’t another cookie-cutter approach. If you like actionable steps, grab a pen and paper because this episode is for you. Show notes are always available at elainelou.com/podcast/29.Resources Mentioned:Schedule a 30 Minute Complimentary Legacy Business and Review Call: https://elainelou.com/call/ Join the bi-weekly Color Your Dreams Newsletter: elainelou.com/joinEpisode 4: How to Start Being Less Dependent on Social Media with Monica Schrock: https://elainelou.com/blog/how-to-start-being-less-dependent-on-social-media-with-monica-schrock/Episode 9: Why I’m Ending My Mastermind + How I’m Simplifying My Business (And How You Can Simplify Your Business Too): https://elainelou.com/blog/why-im-ending-my-mastermind-how-im-simplifying-my-business-and-how-you-can-simplify-your-business-too/Episode 26: Simplify Your Business by Knowing More + Doing Less: https://elainelou.com/blog/simplify-your-business-by-knowing-more-doing-less/Where We Can Connect:Apply to schedule a call to see if the Color Your Dreams Inner Circle is a good fit for you: https://elainelou.com/innercircleSchedule a call with me: https://elainelou.com/callJoin my weekly Color Your Dreams Newsletter: http://elainelou.com/joinFollow Along on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/elainelou_Follow Along on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/iamelainelouConnect on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/elaineloucartas
Are you holding a safe and transformative space for both yourself and others?These are known as trauma-informed spaces. Our special guest for this episode, Adria Moses, has taught me so much about creating safe spaces, so I knew I had to get her on the podcast to share her knowledge with you. Aria Moses is an entrepreneur, coach, and writer who helps powerful women tap into their intuition, overcome fear, and build confidence by connecting deeply to themselves.If you’ve ever found yourself in a space where you’re the only woman, person of color, or minority, this episode will resonate with you. And if you’re an ally, I’m so happy that you’re here and ready to learn with us! Throughout our conversation, Adria is sharing her experience as a biracial Black woman with an autoimmune disease, and I’m sharing mine as a first-gen immigrant and Asian American. If you want to learn how to be more trauma-informed and be a better coach, human, and mentor, you’re in the right place. Show notes are always available at elainelou.com/podcast/28.Resources Mentioned:The School of Radical Healing: https://www.schoolofradicalhealing.com/programs1:1 Coaching With Adria: www.adriamoses.com/elevate Follow @theschoolofradicalhealing on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/theschoolofradicalhealing/ Follow @adriamoses on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/adriamoses/ Where We Can Connect: Apply to schedule a call to see if the Color Your Dreams Inner Circle is a good fit for you: https://elainelou.com/innercircleSchedule a call with me: https://elainelou.com/callJoin my weekly Color Your Dreams Newsletter: http://elainelou.com/joinFollow Along on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/elainelou_Follow Along on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/iamelainelouConnect on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/elaineloucartas
If you’ve been thinking about changing careers, what’s stopping you? Is it fear of losing security? Fear of what people might think? Fear of rejection? In this episode, I’m interviewing my not-so-baby brother Daryl about his experience changing careers. He’s touching on the challenges of transitioning into a different career as a first-generation immigrant and how he successfully doubled his salary in a completely new field. We’re also talking about the anxiety that can come with wanting to change careers, and I really want you to hear Daryl’s mindset about going after what you want. I think we can all learn from him. Get ready for an emotional episode because Daryl knows how to bring out the tears in me!If you’re thinking about changing your career, this is a great episode for you. Show notes are always available at elainelou.com/podcast/27.Resources Mentioned:Learn More About My Career Coaching Services: https://elainelou.com/services/career-coaching/Get the 5 Easy Scripts to Have Challenging Conversations With Your Boss: https://elainelou.com/bossscriptsWhere We Can Connect: Apply to schedule a call to see if the Color Your Dreams Inner Circle is a good fit for you: https://elainelou.com/innercircleSchedule a call with me: https://elainelou.com/callJoin my weekly Color Your Dreams Newsletter: http://elainelou.com/joinFollow Along on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/elainelou_Follow Along on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/iamelainelouConnect on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/elaineloucartas
I want to invite you to celebrate with me in this podcast episode! What are we celebrating? Simplifying and doing less. I’m sharing how I simplified my business so that I could do less and how you can do it too. By the end of this episode, you will have four action items and questions to use to simplify your business by knowing more and doing less. We’re talking about listening to your intuition and using your data to do what works best for you. If you’re being honest with yourself, you probably already know what you need to do, so let’s find the data and figure out the steps to make it happen. If you’re ready for a simple and actionable episode, tune in.  Show notes are always available at elainelou.com/podcast/26.Resources Mentioned:Sign Up for My Newsletter: elainelou.com/joinEpisode 4: How to Start Being Less Dependent on Social Media with Monica Schrock: elainelou.com/podcast/4 Where We Can Connect:Apply to schedule a call to see if the Color Your Dreams Inner Circle is a good fit for you: https://elainelou.com/innercircleSchedule a call with me: https://elainelou.com/callJoin my weekly Color Your Dreams Newsletter: http://elainelou.com/joinFollow Along on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/elainelou_Follow Along on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/iamelainelouConnect on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/elaineloucartas
Coaching and therapy have both become more accepted in our society over recent years, but do you know how they differ? And do you know which one you need? In this episode, we’re getting into the difference between therapy and coaching, how to hold ethical space as a service provider (while acknowledging that you’re not a therapist), and I’m sharing why I think therapy is more important than coaching—and that’s coming from a coach! I’m not a licensed therapist, but I’m joined in this episode by my friend Dr. Nazanin Moali, a licensed psychologist and sex therapist, so I know we’re in good hands. Dr. Nazanin Moali (she/her) is an internationally-recognized psychologist, educator, sex therapist, and podcaster. Her private practice is located in Los Angeles, and she specializes in working with couples and individuals struggling with issues of sex and intimacy. She hosts a weekly podcast called Sexology, introducing the most intriguing findings in the psychology of sex and intimacy.If you’ve been thinking about getting help, but you’re not sure if you need a coach or a therapist, we’ve got you covered in this episode! Show notes are always available at https://elainelou.com/podcast/25.Resources Mentioned:EMDR Therapy Resources: elainelou.com/emdrThe Body Keeps Score: Brain, Mind, and Body in the Healing of Trauma: https://www.amazon.com/Body-Keeps-Score-Healing-Trauma/dp/0143127748/Listen to the Sexology Podcast: www.sexologypodcast.com Follow @sexologypodcast on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/sexologypodcast/ Get Dr. Moali’s Foreplay Checklist: https://drmoali.clickfunnels.com/free-foreplay-checklist51618558 Where We Can Connect:Apply to schedule a call to see if the Color Your Dreams Inner Circle is a good fit for you: https://elainelou.com/innercircleSchedule a call with me: https://elainelou.com/callJoin my weekly Color Your Dreams Newsletter: http://elainelou.com/joinFollow Along on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/elainelou_Follow Along on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/iamelainelouConnect on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/elaineloucartas
I can’t believe I’m saying this, but I’ve been in business for five years! I’m here to celebrate my five years in business with you! Sure, we’re celebrating some wins, but this episode isn’t just a highlight reel. We’re going behind the scenes and getting into the mistakes, the lessons learned, and all that good stuff that goes into running a business. At the end of the episode, I’m also sharing my predictions for the future of the online space based on what I’ve seen over these last five years.I can’t protect you from all the hurdles that will come your way in business, but I hope you can learn something from my mistakes and be reassured that no matter what mistakes I’ve made, I’m still here! Whether you’re at the beginning of your journey or further along than me, this episode has something for you! Show notes are always available at elainelou.com/podcast/24.Resources Mentioned:Find an EMDR Therapist Through EMDRIA: https://www.emdria.org/Find an EMDR Therapist Through Psychology Today: https://www.psychologytoday.com/usEpisode 16: Accessible Money & Advice for Your BIPOC Business with Accion Opportunity Fund: https://elainelou.com/blog/accessible-money-advice-for-your-bipoc-business-with-accion-opportunity-fund/Episode 15: The 5 Financial Pitfalls to Avoid in the Coaching and Consulting Industry with Parker Stevenson: https://elainelou.com/blog/the-5-financial-pitfalls-to-avoid-in-the-coaching-and-consulting-industry-with-parker-stevenson/Episode 3: How to Scale Your Business Without Copying Everyone Else: https://elainelou.com/blog/how-to-scale-your-business-without-copying-everyone-else/Episode 5: Time and Energy Management to Get Your Life Back: https://elainelou.com/blog/time-and-energy-management-to-get-your-life-back/Episode 9: Why I’m Ending My Mastermind + How I’m Simplifying My Business (And How You Can Simplify Your Business Too): https://elainelou.com/blog/why-im-ending-my-mastermind-how-im-simplifying-my-business-and-how-you-can-simplify-your-business-too/Where We Can Connect:Apply to schedule a call to see if the Color Your Dreams Inner Circle is a good fit for you: https://elainelou.com/innercircleSchedule a call with me: https://elainelou.com/callJoin my weekly Color Your Dreams Newsletter: http://elainelou.com/joinFollow Along on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/elainelou_Follow Along on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/iamelainelouConnect on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/elaineloucartas
Do you know where most of your referrals come from? Referrals and renewals make up the backbone of my entire professional career. If you don’t know where your referrals are coming from, it’s probably time to sit down and figure it out so that you can send them a thank you note. Building relationships is the key to getting more referrals and renewals. We live in an increasingly online world where we think we need to have a certain number of followers and perfect pictures, but what’s really important is the substance of our relationships. Human beings are social. We crave connections with other people. You need connection and so do your clients, so reaching out to them to build relationships is a win-win. In this episode, I’m sharing some questions for you to ask your clients about their experience with you and six tips on how to get great referrals. If you want to get clients and make sales while you sleep, this is for you. Show notes are always available at elainelou.com/podcast/23.Resources Mentioned:My Lawyer: andreasager.comMy Marketing and Messaging Strategist: https://unsociallyinclined.com/My Mindset Coach in My Inner Circle Program: https://nicolecruzcoaching.com/Adria Moses' Trauma-Informed Certification: https://www.schoolofradicalhealing.com/programsMy DEI Consultants: https://pauseontheplay.com/Episode 6: Charging Your Worth as a WOC and Being an Imperfect Ally with Erica Courdae and India Jackson: https://elainelou.com/blog/charging-your-worth-as-a-woc-and-being-an-imperfect-ally-with-erica-courdae-and-india-jackson/Episode 4: How to Start Being Less Dependent on Social Media with Monica Schrock: https://elainelou.com/blog/how-to-start-being-less-dependent-on-social-media-with-monica-schrock/Episode 2: How to Put Yourself First Without Feeling Guilty with Nicole Cruz: https://elainelou.com/blog/why-you-need-to-selfishly-put-yourself-first-as-a-woc-and-ally-with-nicole-cruz/Where We Can Connect:Apply to schedule a call to see if the Color Your Dreams Inner Circle is a good fit for you: https://elainelou.com/innercircleSchedule a call with me: https://elainelou.com/callJoin my weekly Color Your Dreams Newsletter: http://elainelou.com/joinFollow Along on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/elainelou_Follow Along on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/iamelainelouConnect on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/elaineloucartas
Money. How does that word make you feel?It can be stress-inducing, especially when we’re dealing with inflation, a rise in the housing market, and a recession. We’re joined in this episode by my CFO, Katherine Pomerantz. I’m getting vulnerable about my own relationship with money and how it’s changed, and Katherine is teaching us about better money routines and mindsets. She’s also sharing the LET acronym that you can use to work on your own money mindset.Katherine Pomerantz, an actress turned accountant, has capitalized on her artistic background to create the Chaos Money Framework, a tool for small businesses to find financial support and opportunity. Using this framework, Katherine leads a virtual accounting team at the Bookkeeping Artist (BKA). As a speaker, Katherine specializes in taxes, the CEO mindset, financial mapping and alignment, and using money holistically to build and scale a sustainable business and life. Her expertise has been featured by Buzzfeed, Elephant Journal, Discover Card, and the Penny Hoarder.How did I change my relationship with money and how can you? Tune in to find out. Show notes are always available at elainelou.com/podcast/22.Resources Mentioned:Visit Katherine’s Website: www.katherinepomerantz.comThe Soul of Money by Lynne Twist: https://www.amazon.com/Soul-Money-Transforming-Your-Relationship/dp/0393353974/The One Thing by Gary Keller: https://www.amazon.com/ONE-Thing-Surprisingly-Extraordinary-Results/dp/1885167776/Budget Banger’s Playlist: https://open.spotify.com/playlist/577UgUVWoBtz6sFfKZ9lZD?si=ab3a40babb824a2bWhere We Can Connect:Apply to schedule a call to see if the Color Your Dreams Inner Circle is a good fit for you: https://elainelou.com/innercircleSchedule a call with me: https://elainelou.com/callJoin my weekly Color Your Dreams Newsletter: http://elainelou.com/joinFollow Along on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/elainelou_Follow Along on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/iamelainelouConnect on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/elaineloucartas
What would a sustainable summer look like to you?Last year was all about “hot girl summer”, but this year I feel like we all want a sustainable summer. Here’s what I mean by sustainable summer: being able to be present on vacation, take days off, spend time with loved ones, serve your clients, and get more ideal clients. A sustainable summer is knowing that you can do what you want when you want and know that your business is still running. In this episode, I’m taking a deeper look at what a sustainable summer (and business) looks like and sharing my 7 tips for sustainable revenue this summer. If you need help clocking out this summer, this is for you. Show notes are always available at elainelou.com/podcast/21.Resources Mentioned:Episode 20: Unlearning Being Performative with Paula Shepherd: https://elainelou.com/podcast/20Episode 3: How to Scale Your Business Without Copying Everyone Else: https://elainelou.com/podcast/3 Where We Can Connect:Apply to schedule a call to see if the Color Your Dreams Inner Circle is a good fit for you: https://elainelou.com/innercircleSchedule a call with me: https://elainelou.com/callJoin my weekly Color Your Dreams Newsletter: http://elainelou.com/joinFollow Along on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/elainelou_Follow Along on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/iamelainelouConnect on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/elaineloucartas
Are you performing or are you being intentional about how you show up?Throughout our lives, society has been rewarding us for being performative. As a student, you got an award for perfect attendance, and as an employee, you got a raise for working around the clock. It’s not surprising that we bring these habits into our businesses, but it’s time to unlearn these behaviors. I’m joined by Paula Shepherd to talk about unlearning the need to be performative. We both learned the hard way that trying to be everywhere and do everything will only lead to burnout. We’re sitting down together to talk about how to identify what you need to change, show up more meaningfully, and avoid burnout. Paula Shepherd is a certified and credentialed business communication coach, leadership mentor, and host of the highly-rated podcast, “The Confidence Sessions.” She helps high-achieving business owners across the globe develop value-driven businesses that scale their impact by simply using their voice. Paula believes that success is simple when you learn to boldly communicate and prioritize powerful, lasting connections.If you’re ready to unlearn the need to be performative, just tune in. Show notes are always available at elainelou.com/podcast/20.Resources Mentioned:Visit Paula’s Website: https://www.thecourageblueprint.com/ Connect with Paula on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/paula.kirbyshepherd/ Connect with Paula on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/befearlesswithpaula/ Follow @be_fearless_with_paula on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/be_fearless_with_paula/Get the Authentic Business Design Training Series: https://www.thecourageblueprint.com/f/authentic-business-design Where We Can Connect:Apply to schedule a call to see if the Color Your Dreams Inner Circle is a good fit for you: https://elainelou.com/innercircleSchedule a call with me: https://elainelou.com/callJoin my weekly Color Your Dreams Newsletter: http://elainelou.com/joinFollow Along on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/elainelou_Follow Along on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/iamelainelouConnect on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/elaineloucartas
Are you staying true to yourself?If that’s hard for you to answer, don’t worry. In this episode, I’m sharing the Color Your Dreams® approach to staying true to you. The pandemic has prompted us to take a look at our lives and ask ourselves if we’re staying true to ourselves at a societal level and an individual level. If you’ve been here before, you know that I believe in honoring my ancestors through how I live my life, and being true to myself is a big part of that. There are four pillars to this approach that you can prioritize according to your own situation, lived experience, and what makes sense for you. This episode is here to serve you, so I want you to use it however it works best for you. If you feel out of alignment with your life and business, this is for you. Show notes are always available at elainelou.com/podcast/19.Resources Mentioned:The Great Resignation Didn’t Start with the Pandemic Article: https://hbr.org/2022/03/the-great-resignation-didnt-start-with-the-pandemic New Businesses Soared to Record Highs in 2021 Article: https://www.npr.org/2022/01/12/1072057249/new-business-applications-record-high-great-resignation-pandemic-entrepreneur The School of Radical Healing: https://www.schoolofradicalhealing.com/programs Where We Can Connect: Apply to schedule a call to see if the Color Your Dreams Inner Circle is a good fit for you: https://elainelou.com/innercircleSchedule a call with me: https://elainelou.com/callJoin my weekly Color Your Dreams Newsletter: http://elainelou.com/joinFollow Along on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/elainelou_Follow Along on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/iamelainelouConnect on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/elaineloucartas
I’m finally getting interviewed on my own podcast! This is something I’ve been wanting to do, so I was thrilled when the opportunity presented itself. My friend Amanda Walker, a podcaster and business coach, is here to interview me about my evolution to becoming the best version of myself. I’m also Interviewing Amanda about her experience so that you can hear two different ways that a business can evolve and pivot. The point is to prove that there’s no right or wrong way for your business to evolve, there is only what is aligned with you. Tune in to hear each of our stories and what I want you to take away from them! Show notes are always available at elainelou.com/podcast/18.Resources Mentioned:Follow @awalkmyway on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/awalkmyway/Visit Amanda’s Website: www.amanda-walker.com Where We Can Connect:Apply to schedule a call to see if the Color Your Dreams Inner Circle is a good fit for you: https://elainelou.com/innercircleSchedule a call with me: https://elainelou.com/callJoin my weekly Color Your Dreams Newsletter: http://elainelou.com/joinFollow Along on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/elainelou_Follow Along on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/iamelainelouConnect on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/elaineloucartas
Do two years of a pandemic have you feeling burnt out? I know that I’ve been feeling burnt out, and I’ve also had to grieve the loss of someone close to me during the pandemic, which I know so many of you have too. The loss of a loved one often causes us to realign and reevaluate what’s really important in life, so let’s do a little bit of that realigning and reevaluating together. In this episode, my guest, Tricia Chinnici, and I are getting real and raw. We’re sharing our experiences with grief as well as burnout, transitions, and seasons of life. Grief and burnout don’t come with handbooks on how to deal with them, so we want to share some of what we’ve learned with the hope that it could help you too. Tricia Chinnici is a coach for sensitive and creative small business owners, and also the host of the podcast "It's Not Business, It's Personal." She was a creative director for 7 years before deciding to lean into her Highly Sensitive superpowers and leave the burnout behind. Now as a successful business coach, her goal is to flip the script on how we talk about business by removing the toxic hustle culture and one-size-fits-all mentality and adding more focus on creativity, fulfillment, authenticity, empathy, and mental health. As an artist, HSP, and Enneagram 4 she truly believes that you don't have to change who you are to be successful and that your business should work for *you.*If you’re struggling to get through your grief or burnout, this is for you. Show notes are always available at elainelou.com/podcast/17.Resources Mentioned:Visit Tricia’s Website: www.triciachinnici.com Follow @tricia.chinnici on Instagram: www.instagram.com/tricia.chinnici Tune In to It's Not Business, It's Personal: https://anchor.fm/tricia-chinnici/ Get The Free Enneagram Typing Exercise for Business Owners: https://app.involve.me/tricia-chinnici/enneagram-typing-test Where We Can Connect: Apply to schedule a call to see if the Color Your Dreams Inner Circle is a good fit for you: https://elainelou.com/innercircleSchedule a call with me: https://elainelou.com/callJoin my weekly Color Your Dreams Newsletter: http://elainelou.com/joinFollow Along on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/elainelou_Follow Along on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/iamelainelouConnect on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/elaineloucartas
Did you know there’s free money available to you?There are options like funding, grants, and loans for BIPOC business owners and allies like you and me. You don’t have to figure everything out on your own. If there are resources available to you, you should be leveraging them to grow your business and give back to your community. Big corporations do this all the time! I've partnered up with Luis Ramos and Desha Elliott of the Accion Opportunity Fund to share some resources and tips to grow your mission-driven business. Luis Ramos joined Accion Opportunity Fund as the Director of Business Advising in 2020. Throughout his career, Ramos has helped individuals in the United States and Central America build and grow their businesses by providing direct mentoring opportunities and educational resources. Desha is a business advisor for Accion Opportunity Fund (AOF), the largest CDFI to provide a financial support system for small businesses that advance racial, gender, and economic justice for all.If you want to find out what funding opportunities are available to you and how to access them, this episode is for you. Show notes are always available at elainelou.com/podcast/16.Resources Mentioned:Accion Opportunity Fund’s Website: aofund.orgSmall Business Development Centers (SBDC): https://www.sba.gov/local-assistance/resource-partners/small-business-development-centers-sbdcSOAR Fund: https://www.connect2capital.com/p/soar-fund/Los Angeles County Economic Development Corporation: https://laedc.org/AOF’s Resource Library: https://aofund.org/resources/resource-library/ Follow @AOFundTweets on Twitter: https://twitter.com/AOFundTweets Connect with Desha on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/drdesha/ Where We Can Connect:Apply to schedule a call to see if the Color Your Dreams Inner Circle is a good fit for you: https://elainelou.com/innercircleSchedule a call with me: https://elainelou.com/callJoin my weekly Color Your Dreams Newsletter: http://elainelou.com/joinFollow Along on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/elainelou_Follow Along on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/iamelainelouConnect on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/elaineloucartas
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