This week’s Success Series interview is with Elyse, one of the most heart-centred, inspirationally creative fempreneurs within the Breakaway Movement community.
Elyse runs her online empire full-time and has just gifted $2k to two individuals on her own 25th birthday! She truly embodies living a ‘life by design’ and knows that everyone can truly love what they do for ‘work’ by finding an opportunity that aligns with all our morals and values. Throughout this interview, Elyse shares all of her advice for success and why you should ‘yes’ to an opportunity today.
So, if you want to know Elyse’s secrets for building yourself up in order to build a successful online empire, read on…
FIRSTLY, WHO ARE YOU AND WHAT DO YOU DO?
I am Elyse Lauthier, I’m a visual artist and hand poke tattoo artist, and of course, I have my main gig doing online mentorship in business.
WHAT IS YOUR WHY? (WHY DO YOU DO WHAT YOU DO?)
What would a life lived without passion and joy be? I LOVE what I do. I love that I get to call this “work”. I love that the work I do aligns with every single one of my morals and values. I believe we can change the world by embodying all that we love, so that we can do everything from a place of love.
WHAT DOES A TYPICAL DAY LOOK LIKE FOR YOU?
It completely depends! If I’m away from home, which is more often than not these days, it would usually be along the lines of: wake up, drink water, get outside in nature, whether it be a dip in the ocean or a walk on the beach/in the mountains, move my body, then I love to take a shower and get clean and organised to sit and do some work. I spend anywhere between 30 minutes to 3 hours getting work done. Of course breakfast and lunch fall in between all things here, somewhere. Sometimes my day revolves around food, haha. I am a suckkkkkerrrr for good food. After doing some work, I’d usually go and spend more time outside, or drawing, or hanging with friends. One of my favourite arvo (this means ‘afternoon’ in Aussie slang!) routines is catching the sunset with friends, then driving back to one of our places for a big family style dinner. If I’m at ‘home’ in Sydney, my days are usually completely different because I still have a home at my mums place. It’s familiar and I don’t get distracted by the mountains or beautiful sunsets, so I like to spend heaps of time grinding and getting as much work done as I can, and if not that, then I like to get stuck into creative projects, all whilst taking time each day to make home cooked meals and soak in the bliss of having nothing else to do or be distracted by.
WHY DID YOU CHOOSE ONLINE MARKETING?
I love the idea of reaching a larger community and being able to connect with individuals across the globe that are just like me in some way or another. I feel my most creative and most aligned when I’m able to set my own schedule and really be in my routine. If I don’t have the ability to prioritise my health/work environment then it really takes a toll on me. I literally can be my best self by working online… Is that weird? Haha.
IF YOU HAD ONE PIECE OF ADVICE TO GIVE TO SOMEONE WHO WAS INTERESTED IN STARTING UP, WHAT WOULD IT BE?
Oh my god, start today. If you intuitively feel called to a specific opportunity, don’t let yourself get caught up in the ‘how’. Don’t let yourself get caught up in the fears - that’s your ego. Roll with your intuition and the feeling of excitement. The ‘how’ will figure itself out along the way. Get clear on your WHY and be certain that your gut feeling is telling you ‘yes’… and that’s all that matters.
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WHAT HAS ONLINE MARKETING ALLOWED YOU TO DO?
Live my life by design. If I want to work on a Sunday night, I do. If I want to sleep all of Monday, I do. If I want to work from 9am-5pm, I do. If I want to work for 20 minutes for the entire week, I do. If I want to drink a glass of wine whilst doing said work, I do. If I want to take a week off for my birthday to go sailing on a private catamaran, I do. If I want to spend an entire week hibernating and working on my business, I do. I answer to myself and nobody else. Oh, I also donated $2000 last week. I’ve always dreamed of being able to support my friends/family/local businesses with my money, and now I finally can. That feels good.
HOW DO YOU HANDLE ADVERSITY AND DOUBT?
By realising that both adversity and doubt are just limiting beliefs that I create in my mind. And if I’m going to allow myself to fall victim to those limiting beliefs, then they WILL enter into my reality. But if I choose to change those beliefs and enter an abundance mindset, then I’ve got the key to creating any reality for myself that I desire. It’s all in the mind.
WHAT WOULD YOU SAY ARE THE TOP 3 SKILLS YOU NEED TO BECOME SUCCESSFUL?
1. A healthy, abundance mindset.
2. Motivation (taking action)
I’m not even sure any of those could be considered skills, but… hey!
WHAT IS ONE PIECE OF ADVICE YOU WOULD GIVE TO YOUR YOUNGER SELF?
Love yourself unconditionally. Negative self talk does and will manifest. You are limitless and oh so powerful, so give yourself some credit.
WHAT WAS THE LAST GIFT YOU GAVE TO SOMEONE?
I earned a $3k bonus and decided that for my 25th birthday, I wanted to gift someone $1000. I had just over 60 applicants and it took me several days to choose one winner. In the end I couldn’t choose just one person so I chose two, and gave away $2000.
I chose two beautiful souls with completely different stories and 'why's'. I knew these two individuals would benefit greatly from this gift and I gained more than I gave, just by seeing the smiles on their faces and their responses when I transferred them the money.
IF YOU WERE TO WRITE A BOOK ABOUT YOURSELF, WHAT WOULD YOU NAME IT?
How does one answer this question? Haha. Hmmm… ’A book about a girl who goes crazy for purple potatoes.’ Haha. (What can I say!)
Elyse is truly living her life by design, is gifting and supporting other souls daily and is able to spend her days pouring her creative juices and love in to her work. Who else feels super inspired after reading this interview and is ready to say ‘yes’ to the next opportunity that comes their way?