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36 EpisodesProduced by Elise SwopesWebsite

Elise Swopes gives her thoughts about Instagram, mental health, and current culture. With positivity first, anything is possible. A new episode drops every other Wednesday at 9AM EST.

36 Episodes | 2018 - 2021

NFTs and Healing

March 17th, 2021


In the second episode of season three, Elise Swopes talks with Jetzi Calvin, one of her closest friends of almost fifteen years. Jetzi is a celebrity …

Creativity and Calligraphy

February 17th, 2021


In this season 3 premiere, Elise Swopes talks with custom calligraphist, Duong Nguyen. The 23-year-old is the go-to for artists who want custom …

InstaCouple: Swopes and trashhand

December 2nd, 2020


Elise Swopes and her boyfriend of 10 years, trashhand, discuss their relationship in-depth for the first time, ever.

100 Questions with Elise Swopes

November 18th, 2020


Elise Swopes thought it would be fun to answer 200 questions only to find out that at 100 questions in, it's already been one hour, and no one wants …

Time Perspective, Expectations, and Project Management

November 4th, 2020


Elise Swopes shares a bit about time perspective and how it affects our outlook and actions (based on the book The Time Paradox). She also talks …

Choices, Delayed Gratification, and Veganism

October 21st, 2020


Elise Swopes believes that choices are possibilities and that with a little bit of hope, planning, and forward-thinking, any choice can be the right choice. She also talks about how practicing delayed gratification can …

Hope, Ideas, and Value

October 7th, 2020


Elise Swopes knows that hope is a sense of possibility, not passivity. In this podcast, she describes that hope is not a last-ditch effort, but a lifestyle. She also talks about how some of the greatest ideas come from …

Habits, Websites, and Journaling

August 26th, 2020


Elise Swopes talks deeply about what makes a habit good or bad and how to make or break it, plus she chats about what artists and creators should put …

Perfectionism, Privilege, and Influence

August 12th, 2020


Elise Swopes chats about perfectionism and how to overcome it, as well as how to use your privilege for good. She also discusses the importance of being an authentic influence.

Prison Justice: The Damien "ToppNotch" Hodges Story

July 29th, 2020


Elise Swopes interviews Damien "ToppNotch" Hodges. He is a father, author, and businessman who has been incarcerated for 11 years. He's currently serving a cruel + unusual sentence of 26 years,  which he was contrived …

Friendship, Family, and Forgiveness

July 8th, 2020


Elise Swopes chats deeply and personally about what makes a friendship healthy or toxic and gives tips on how to balance work and family by choosing family first. She also talks about how to forgive yourself and others.

Emotions, Restorative Justice, and Personal Growth

June 24th, 2020


Elise Swopes talks about the importance of being aware of your emotions and how to be less emotionally driven, and how restorative justice needs to be implemented more. She also talks about the concept of personal …

Self-Care, Systemic Racism, and Police "Reform"

June 10th, 2020


Elise Swopes shares tips on how to practice more self-care and how the lack of self-care actually causes systemic racism. She also gives specific …

Being Yourself, Self-Esteem, and Electronic Press Kits

May 27th, 2020


Elise Swopes dives into the concept of being yourself and what that means for your self-esteem. She also gives tips on how to create an Electronic Press Kit for creative freelancers.

Resistance, Manifesting, and Freelance Contracts

May 13th, 2020


Elise Swopes discusses the best ways to be less resistant in your everyday life in order to manifest the things you want. She also shares her experience and advice about how to review freelance contracts.

Emotional Intelligence, Productivity, and Fake News

April 29th, 2020


Elise Swopes explains what it takes to practice emotional intelligence and the proper steps to being more productive. She even provides the simplest ways to spot fake news.

Distraction, Optimism, and Email

April 15th, 2020


Elise Swopes talks about how she handles distraction and how she stays optimistic in trying times. She also dives into helpful email etiquette and …

Presence, Moving, and Brand Strategy

April 1st, 2020


Elise Swopes shares her tips on how to stay more present in your everyday life and her experience and advice for moving to New York City. Plus, how to decide the direction of your brand with the simple method of brand …

Taking Action, Understanding, and Online Presence

March 19th, 2020


Elise Swopes checks in with another conversational tip list in taking action, as well as how to understand better and provide yourself with a safe and approachable online presence.

Stress, Leadership, and Balance

March 5th, 2020


Elise Swopes talks about the ways she deals with stress, as well as the tips on how to be a leader and how we may be overthinking the concept of balancing personal and work time.

Accountability, Self-Respect, and Mondays

January 15th, 2020


Elise Swopes shares her advice on how to be more accountable, as well as tips for working on your self-respect and enjoying your Mondays to the …

Responding, Confidence, and Fear

November 10th, 2019


Elise Swopes describes the importance of responding instead of reacting, the secrets to more confidence, and how she has fear and does it anyway.

Commitment, Discipline, and Comparison

August 19th, 2019


Elise Swopes describes the difference between commitment and discipline and how to stay goal oriented thanks to both, plus the history behind why we compare ourselves to others and how to beat the negativity that comes …

Soul, Ego, and Compliments

July 8th, 2019


Elise Swopes explains the difference between using your soul and your ego, and how it can affect your everyday life, as well as the best way to use a …

Goals, Worry, and Anger

June 3rd, 2019


Elise Swopes talks about the importance and process of having goals, how to worry less by acceptance, and how to control anger through accountability.

Flight Prep, Inspiration, and Morning Routines

May 20th, 2019


Elise Swopes gives her in-depth advice about how to prepare for a flight, the difference between motivation and inspiration, how to stay inspired, and the importance of a morning routine.

Organizing, Motivation, and Judgment

April 29th, 2019


Elise Swopes goes into detail about the ways she organizes her day-to-day personally and professionally, the seven secrets steps to staying …

Time, Flexibility, and Control

March 22nd, 2019


In this Uber sponsored and inspired podcast, Elise Swopes dives into the best ways to make more time for your dreams, as well as how to be more …

Awareness, Brand Partnerships, and Public Speaking

March 18th, 2019


Elise Swopes dives into the concept of awareness and mindfulness, how she gets the brand partnerships she gets, and her process of dealing with the …

Manifesting, Pitching, and Patience

March 4th, 2019


Elise Swopes discusses the not-so-magical idea of manifestations, how to pitch your perfect brand, and how to stay patient after you have reached out.

Beginner Business, Freelance, and Negotiating

February 12th, 2019


Elise Swopes talks about her experience with starting a business from nothing, her tips on looking and acting like a professional freelancer, and how to get the money you want in a deal.

The Law of Attraction, Taxes, and Being Burnt Out

January 28th, 2019


Elise Swopes discusses the steps to attracting the things you desire, how to handle taxes as a freelancer, and the best ways to get out of being burnt out.

Affirmations, Motivation, and Psych Wards

January 10th, 2019


Elise Swopes chats about the importance of daily affirmations, its difference between "fake it til you make it," and how it ties directly into motivation. As well as her experience with a psychiatric hospitals.

Influencer Marketing, Peace, and Success

January 2nd, 2019


Elise Swopes chats about how brands and influencers can work better together, how to reach out to brands for influencer marketing projects, how to …

Full-Time Job, Passions, and Negativity

December 26th, 2018


Elise Swopes talks about how to balance a full-time job with a creative life, when is a good time to go full time with your passion, the power of …

Budgets, Clout, and Mental Health

December 15th, 2018


Elise Swopes gives her advice on money and budgeting, thoughts on the "clout" culture of Chicago, and experience with mental health. Listen in on her …

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