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Color Your Dreams

Elaine Lou Cartas

The Color Your Dreams Podcast is for women of color and allies who are running a business or creating a career. Are you ready to align and purposefully pivot your business or career, while collectively creating a sustainable and equitable future? Tune in every Thursday where Elaine Lou Cartas, a Business and Career Coach for women of color and allies will help you create a lifestyle and legacy you truly want for yourself, and future generations. As a former grassroots organizer and nonprofit fundraiser, Elaine is here to encourage you in creating a business and career that is sustainable, abundant, and enriching - without cookie-cutter programs or trends. With a firm belief in creating the life you want, as opposed to the life your family told you was safe and secure, Elaine and her podcast guests will help you get your priorities straight in every step of your business, career and, more importantly YOUR LEGACY. By holding space for emotional blocks that can come from your unique experience as a woman of color or community ally, you will become empowered to play by your own rules and pave your own path. Just because you don’t see women and allies like you doing it, doesn’t mean that it can’t be done. This movement is about being better together! The Color Your Dreams podcast will help you take your vision and harness the roots you’re proud of to create the success you’re fully capable of. Tune in to the Color Your Dreams Podcast every Thursday to Color Your Dreams to Create Your Legacy!
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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/join

EMDR Therapy: elainelou.com/blog/emdr

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/innercircle

Schedule a call with me: https://elainelou.com/call

Join my weekly Color Your Dreams Newsletter: http://elainelou.com/join

Follow Along on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/elainelou_

Follow Along on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/iamelainelou

Connect on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/elaineloucartas

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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/retreat

Harpinder Mann: Yoga + Meditation Teacher:https://www.harpindermann.com

No Mud, No Lotus by Thich Nhat Hanh: https://www.amazon.com/No-Mud-Lotus-Transforming-Suffering/dp/1937006859

Deer 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/innercircle

Schedule a call with me: https://elainelou.com/call

Join my weekly Color Your Dreams Newsletter: http://elainelou.com/join

Follow Along on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/elainelou_

Follow Along on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/iamelainelou

Connect on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/elaineloucartas

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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/join

Episode 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/innercircle

Schedule a call with me: https://elainelou.com/call

Join my weekly Color Your Dreams Newsletter: http://elainelou.com/join

Follow Along on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/elainelou_

Follow Along on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/iamelainelou

Connect on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/elaineloucartas

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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/1455546046

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/innercircle

Schedule a call with me: https://elainelou.com/call

Join my weekly Color Your Dreams Newsletter: http://elainelou.com/join

Follow Along on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/elainelou_

Follow Along on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/iamelainelou

Connect on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/elaineloucartas

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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/9

28: 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/innercircle

Schedule a call with me: https://elainelou.com/call

Join my weekly Color Your Dreams Newsletter: http://elainelou.com/join

Follow Along on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/elainelou_

Follow Along on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/iamelainelou

Connect on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/elaineloucartas

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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/join

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 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/innercircle

Schedule a call with me: https://elainelou.com/call

Join my weekly Color Your Dreams Newsletter: http://elainelou.com/join

Follow Along on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/elainelou_

Follow Along on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/iamelainelou

Connect on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/elaineloucartas

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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/programs
1:1 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/innercircle
Schedule a call with me: https://elainelou.com/call
Join my weekly Color Your Dreams Newsletter: http://elainelou.com/join
Follow Along on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/elainelou_
Follow Along on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/iamelainelou
Connect on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/elaineloucartas

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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/bossscripts
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/innercircle
Schedule a call with me: https://elainelou.com/call
Join my weekly Color Your Dreams Newsletter: http://elainelou.com/join
Follow Along on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/elainelou_
Follow Along on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/iamelainelou
Connect on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/elaineloucartas

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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-it

Stutz Documentary on Netflix: https://www.netflix.com/tudum/articles/stutz-the-tools

EMDR Therapy: elainelou.com/blog/emdr

Quiet: 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/0307352153

The 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/innercircle

Schedule a call with me: https://elainelou.com/call

Join my weekly Color Your Dreams Newsletter: http://elainelou.com/join

Follow Along on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/elainelou_

Follow Along on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/iamelainelou

Connect on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/elaineloucartas

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