Episode #2 - Elena Does Cool Sh!T
So, when I met Elena I was instantly drawn to (and tbh, slightly intimidated) by her commanding just get-shit-done presence. This woman is a powerhouse. During the day, Elena serves as the Assistant Director of Entertainment and Fine Arts Professions at Loyola Marymount University, but in her free time, she constantly cultivating the creative side of her soul, whether it is producing a show, seeing all the art in LA, or pursuing her newest creative endeavor - modeling.
On this episode, we talk about where her passion for the arts began, how to navigate the transition from artist to arts administrator, and her ability to always be a positive light when the world feels a little dark. Elena shares with us how she celebrates progress in an instant gratification world, reminds us of the importance of listening to your guilty pleasures, and how achieving complete life balance is kind of a load of crap.
TAKEAWAYS FROM THIS EPISODE
LISTEN TO WHAT OTHER PEOPLE ARE TELLING YOU YOU ARE GOOD AT - Oooooooo boy did I love this nugget. When you are feeling a little lost, like you can’t quite figure out what is next, take a look at what people have told you are good at. I bet you, 150 Reese’s Pieces that there is your next great idea hidden in there.
CELEBRATE PROGRESS - This. This. This. This. THIS. STOP RIGHT NOW AND CELEBRATE SOMETHING YOU DID TODAY. EVEN IF IT IS LITTLE. So many times we don’t stop and celebrate the little things. We go “ok, that is done. On the the next.” Stop yourself and smell the damn roses that you planted, cared for, and that now are blooming.
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