Swopes So Dope: A Guide to Personal Success
By Elise Swopes
Inspire Your Creativity: A Guided Meditation for Creators by Elise Swopes
Join host Elise Swopes on a journey to ignite your imagination and unleash your inner creativity. This podcast is designed to help creators tap into their full potential and awaken their passions. Through guided meditation, Elise will lead you through visualization exercises to unlock your creativity and inspire you to take action. Whether you're an artist, writer, musician, or creator, this podcast is for you. So join, sit back, relax, and embark on this journey together.
Elise Swopes on Time Management and Project Execution
In this podcast episode, Elise Swopes discusses managing her time and projects in 2023. Elise shares her tips and tricks for staying on top of deadlines and juggling multiple tasks and commitments while maintaining a healthy work-life balance. She covers topics ranging from productivity methods and tools to strategies for making the most of any day. Tune in to hear Elise's inspiring story of success and learn how you can apply her techniques to your own life.
Why Elise Swopes Turned Her Passion Into A Thriving Business
Unpacking 2022 with Elise Swopes: How to Push Through Your Fears
Join us for an inspiring discussion about pushing through fear and creating art on the blockchain! In this episode of the Swopes So Dope podcast, Elise takes us through her journey in the past year. She shares her successes and struggles and how she pushes through her fears to continue feeling inspired and motivated. Dive into a deep conversation with Elise as we explore the power of vulnerability, resilience, and self-love. Hear her tips on embracing imperfection and learning to stay committed to your goals even when things aren't perfect. Elise will also discuss her new NFT project, Lunar Blossoms—an artistic collaboration between herself and an artist resident using blockchain technology to create unique digital artworks held on the Ethereum network.
It's Been Awhile / Summer 2022 Recap
The Dis- and Misinformation of NFTs
In the second episode of season four, Elise Swopes dives into the misinformation of NFTs. While many of the points raised hold weight, many do not. When we understand how dis- or misinformation begins, we can protect ourselves and one another and not close ourselves off to live a fulfilled life.
Elise Swopes recaps her 2021 with a quick rundown of everything she accomplished, including the hardships. Learn more about her ambitions, intentions, and thoughts about how the year went.
Initiative and Comedic Ambitions
In the fourth episode of season three, Elise Swopes talks with Elizabeth Aziz, an actress from Chicago. In the first half of the episode, they talk about taking initiative, then the conversation shifts into Liz's stories about psych wards, growing up in Chicago, and becoming a comedian, actress, and writer.
Overthinking and Directing Culture
In the third episode of season three, Elise Swopes talks with Sulaiman Shabazz, a musician, producer, designer, and culture director. Suli and Swopes made their song "Drugs" more than ten years ago, and since then, life has changed tremendously. Listen as they chat through those changes. Plus, Elise gives tips on how to curb overthinking.
NFTs and Healing
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 photographer, spiritual advisor, and political organizer who continues to inspire and change many lives.
Elise also shares the back-end of Crypto Art, as well as her behind-the-scenes thoughts and plans for NFTs.
Creativity and Calligraphy
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 lettering for their projects. Nguyen has created unique type for artists like Kendrick Lamar, Megan Thee Stallion, Bad Bunny, and more, and he's only getting started.
But before that, listen as Elise describes how every person is born creative. She shares tips and tricks on how to pull creativity from within.
InstaCouple: Swopes and trashhand
100 Questions with Elise Swopes
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 to listen to someone talk about themselves for two hours... or do they?
Time Perspective, Expectations, and Project Management
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 about how we shouldn't confuse expectations for goals and how with a little bit of project management, anything is possible.
Choices, Delayed Gratification, and Veganism
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 provide a more stable financial, professional, and emotional foundation. As well as some myths and facts about veganism.
Hope, Ideas, and Value
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 some of the most unexpected moments, and that value is simply the confidence and awareness of one's development.
Habits, Websites, and Journaling
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 on their websites. She also talks about the importance of journaling and how to keep up with it.
Perfectionism, Privilege, and Influence
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
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 to accept in a plea deal under duress to avoid a sentence of 45 years to life. Listen now as he shares this story from inside.
Friendship, Family, and Forgiveness
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
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 growth and what it should entail.
Self-Care, Systemic Racism, and Police "Reform"
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 details on how we don't need to reform police but abolish them altogether.
Being Yourself, Self-Esteem, and Electronic Press Kits
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
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
Distraction, Optimism, and Email
Elise Swopes talks about how she handles distraction and how she stays optimistic in trying times. She also dives into helpful email etiquette and tips.
Presence, Moving, and Brand Strategy
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 strategizing.
Taking Action, Understanding, and Online Presence
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
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
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 fullest.
Responding, Confidence, and Fear
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
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 with it.
Soul, Ego, and Compliments
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 compliment to your advantage.
Goals, Worry, and Anger
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
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
Elise Swopes goes into detail about the ways she organizes her day-to-day personally and professionally, the seven secrets steps to staying motivated, and how judgment can make your life more stress free and fulfilling.
Time, Flexibility, and Control
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 flexible for less stress, and the only 7 things you can control in your life.
Awareness, Brand Partnerships, and Public Speaking
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 anxiety of public speaking.
Manifesting, Pitching, and Patience
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
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
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
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
Elise Swopes chats about how brands and influencers can work better together, how to reach out to brands for influencer marketing projects, how to maintain peace in a stressful world and more.
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Full-Time Job, Passions, and Negativity
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 community, and how to deal with negativity. Listen in on her second episode.