Using Organic Outreach to Grow Your Business with Elaine Lou Cartas

 
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PLEASE NOTE: This episode contains explicit language. Be sure to grab a pair of headphones and put the kids to bed before tuning in to this episode.

Today I have a very special guest that I am so excited to introduce to you. She is a dear friend, one of my mastermind sisters, and a wealth of knowledge and inspiration! Elaine Lou Cartas is an Assertive Business Coach, global speaker and #1 best selling author serving clients in over 21 different countries. In her coaching role, Elaine specializes in helping women of color entrepreneurs scale their businesses through authentic relationships both online and offline. As a result, her clients have received $25k raises, transitioned into new careers and created their own global businesses.

As Elaine mentions early in the podcast, her past work experiences have shaped her journey to entrepreneurship and the work she does with her clients. She has held 29 different jobs, has been fired from 3 and quit 2 -- all before the age of 30! These experiences, especially her work as a grassroots organizer making over 240 cold calls per day, have shaped Elaine’s own journey to entrepreneurship, as well as the way she works with her clients. We really dive deep about the importance of social connections, building relationships, and taking your online business offline during this episode.

Elaine and I cover a lot during this interview, including…

  • Why losing her job was the best thing that ever happened to her

  • How to start using in-person events to grow your online business

  • The backstory on how Elaine landed her first client (hint: it includes person outreach!)

  • What Elaine means by “don’t propose on the first date”


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🚨 THIS EPISODE CONTAINS EXPLICIT LANGUAGE 🚨


Be sure to grab your free gift from Elaine at elainelou.com, and follow her on Instagram at @ELAINELOU_


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  • Find Elaine Lou Cartas on her website at elainelou.com

  • Download your Phases of Business Framework eBook here to find out where you currently are in your business, and create an action plan to move towards the next phase.

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Be a “Chillpreneur” with Denise Duffield-Thomas

 
 
 

I am so excited to bring you this week’s interview with my friend Denise Duffield-Thomas. In case you haven’t already heard of her, Denise is the money mindset mentor for the new wave of entrepreneurs. Her books Lucky Bitch, Get Rich, Lucky Bitch and the upcoming Chillpreneur (Hay House) give a fresh and funny road-map to create an outrageously successful life and business. Through her mindset courses and practical wisdom on releasing money blocks, Denise helps women create wealth.

Denise and I cover a wide range of topics, like...

  • How Denise discovered her calling to become a coach

  • The meaning of “richness” and how it related to Denise’s mission

  • Why Denise gave herself permission to NOT be the “perfect mom”

  • What her first year in business really looked like

  • The power in choosing your version of a “First Class Life”


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After you listen, take a screenshot of the podcast + tag me (@Cailen_Ascher) and Denise (@DeniseDT) on Instagram, and let us know your favorite takeaways from the episode!


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  • Find Denise on her website at DeniseDT.com or on all social media under @DeniseDT

  • Download your Phases of Business Framework eBook here to find out where you currently are in your business, and create an action plan to move towards the next phase.

  • Share your insights and comments about this episode in 3-Day Workweek: Work Less, Make More, Live Better, my private community of over 1500+ female entrepreneurs

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The Best of 3-Day Workweek Masterclasses :-)

 
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The 3-Day Workweek Masterclasses are in full swing, and we have 1,185 women attending classes this week!

In case you’re not (yet) participating, I want to share a highlight reel of the amazing teachings that are going on inside the masterclasses.


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If you’re ready to transform from an under-earning entrepreneur into an abundant business owner, you’re going to get so much out of these masterclasses!

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As a reminder, The 3-Day Workweek Masterclasses include lessons with…

  • Schedule Your Success with Cailen Ascher

  • Plan Your Best Week Ever with Racheal Cook

  • The Income Replacement Formula with Christine McAlister

  • Energetic Time Management with Heather Chauvin

  • How to Batch 5 Months of Content in 3 Days with Jordan Gill

  • Creating a Powerful Marketing Strategy with a Feminine Approach with Jocelyn Mercado

  • Using Your Unique Talents to Grow a 6-Figure Business with Kathleen Kobel

  • Reclaim Your Time: Make Massive Traction in Your Business While Still Having Lots of Free Time with Jenny Fenig

  • Living the Success Made Simple Framework with Cailen Ascher


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  • Join the 3-Day Workweek Masterclass series, 5 days of Masterclasses with Leading Coaches, Entrepreneurs and Experts to learn how to work less, make more and live better.

  • Download your Phases of Business Framework eBook here to find out where you currently are in your business, and create an action plan to move towards the next phase.

  • Share your insights and comments about this episode in 3-Day Workweek: Work Less, Make More, Live Better, my private community of over 1500+ female entrepreneurs

  • Want more tips, strategies, and resources for creating your own 3-Day Workweek? Subscribe, rate, and review The 3-Day Workweek Podcast on iTunes

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Interview Highlights from 3-Day Workweek Masterclasses! [sneak peek]

 
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One of the things that has helped me the most in getting to the 6-figure level in my business while working just 3 days a week is learning from the best.

Not long after stepping into my 3-day workweek, I invested in my first high-end coach because I knew that I needed support, guidance and fresh ideas to up-level my business in a big way.

It worked.

I went from inconsistent income and self-doubt to landing 8 high-end clients in just one month and having my first $32,000 launch!

Exposing yourself to success strategies, innovative concepts, simplifying systems and new perspectives is a vital ingredient to growth both as an individual and business owner, and I want to make learning from the best super easy for you!

I’ve put together a super high-value series of masterclasses with leading coaches, experts and entrepreneurs, so that you, too, can benefit from learning from the top players in the industry.

The 3-Day Workweek Masterclasses kick-off on March 4th and run through March 8th, and during those 5 days you’ll learn how to set yourself up for full-time income with part-time hours, just as I and all the guest teachers have done.

To give you a little taste of what’s coming and to get you even more excited, here are some highlights of what you’ll be learning during The 3-Day Workweek Masterclasses.


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As a reminder, The 3-Day Workweek Masterclasses include lessons with…

  • Schedule Your Success with Cailen Ascher

  • Plan Your Best Week Ever with Racheal Cook

  • The Income Replacement Formula with Christine McAlister

  • Energetic Time Management with Heather Chauvin

  • How to Batch 5 Months of Content in 3 Days with Jordan Gill

  • Creating a Powerful Marketing Strategy with a Feminine Approach with Jocelyn Mercado

  • Using Your Unique Talents to Grow a 6-Figure Business with Kathleen Kobel

  • Reclaim Your Time: Make Massive Traction in Your Business While Still Having Lots of Free Time with Jenny Fenig

  • Living the Success Made Simple Framework with Cailen Ascher

If you’re ready to transform from frustrated, under-earning entrepreneur into an abundant business owner you’re going to get so much out of these masterclasses!

Ready to learn from the best? Save your FREE seat here.


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  • Join the 3-Day Workweek Masterclass series, 5 days of Masterclasses with Leading Coaches, Entrepreneurs and Experts to learn how to work less, make more and live better.

  • Download your Phases of Business Framework eBook here to find out where you currently are in your business, and create an action plan to move towards the next phase.

  • Share your insights and comments about this episode in 3-Day Workweek: Work Less, Make More, Live Better, my private community of over 1500+ female entrepreneurs

  • Want more tips, strategies, and resources for creating your own 3-Day Workweek? Subscribe, rate, and review The 3-Day Workweek Podcast on iTunes

  • Join the #3DayWorkweekMovement by grabbing your FREE 3-Day Workweek Guide by completing the form below!

 

How to schedule your success...

 
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In the early days of my business, success felt elusive, tricky and confusing.

I really felt like there must be a magical “secret” that some lucky people had landed upon that skyrocketed them to success while I was left hustling, struggling and waiting.

But, as I stepped into my 3-day workweek and began learning from leading coaches and mentors, I began to realize something…

Success wasn’t luck -- it was scheduled!

The most successful people out there didn’t leave their success to chance. They knew their numbers, they had their plan, and they bet on themselves and their success.

Now, 4 years into my 3-day workweek, my business feels solid, steady and predictable.

I know how to efficiently run a six-figure business working about 15 hours a week, and I know exactly what I need to focus on to grow and reach new levels of income and impact. (You can have this level of clarity, too -- keep reading!)


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Success isn’t tricky or elusive or confusing -- it’s actually pretty simple!

And, I’m going to be teaching you exactly what Success Made Simple™ looks like inside The 3-Day Workweek Masterclasses which start on March 4th and run through March 8th.

In case you haven’t yet heard, the intention of these FREE masterclasses is to show you how to create full-time income working part-time hours, just as I have done with my 3-day workweek :-)

You’ll not only learn my proprietary Success Made Simple™ framework that I’m unveiling publically for the FIRST TIME, but you’ll also get introduced to 7 other six-figure coaches who also have amazing tips for working less, making more and living better.

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The 3-Day Workweek Masterclasses include…

  • Schedule Your Success with Cailen Ascher

  • Plan Your Best Week Ever with Racheal Cook

  • The Income Replacement Formula with Christine McAlister

  • Energetic Time Management with Heather Chauvin

  • How to Batch 5 Months of Content in 3 Days with Jordan Gill

  • Creating a Powerful Marketing Strategy with a Feminine Approach with Jocelyn Mercado

  • Using Your Unique Talents to Grow a 6-Figure Business with Kathleen Kobel

  • Reclaim Your Time: Make Massive Traction in Your Business While Still Having Lots of Free Time with Jenny Fenig

  • Living the Success Made Simple Framework™ with Cailen Ascher

These amazing women are not just successful business owners, but they all highly value their lifestyle, their time, their energy and their family, too.

The 3-Day Workweek Masterclasses will run Monday, March 4 to Friday, March 8, and like I said earlier, they are completely free to attend.

The lessons these brilliant teachers are sharing inside The 3-Day Workweek Masterclasses are the very ones their private clients pay $1,000s even $10,000s for, and they are teaching them to you for free so that you can get the tips and strategies you need to create the life + business of your dreams right now!

If you’re ready to transform from frustrated, under-earning entrepreneur into an abundant business owner you’re going to get so much out of these masterclasses! Woohoo!!!! I can’t wait to share them with you! #gamechanger

Save your FREE seat here. (just one click -- no opt-in required!)

Hope you’ll join us!

P.S. Want to schedule your success? No more hustling, struggling or waiting -- just a clear, simple plan for success on your terms. The 3-Day Workweek Masterclasses kick-off on March 4th, and they’re totally free. Join us here!


P.P.S. I’m unveiling for the first time ever my proprietary Success Made Simple™ Framework during the masterclasses. This is THE FRAMEWORK you need to create full-time income working part-time hours! Sign up now for access :-) (In the meantime, here’s a little sneak peek to get you excited!)

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  • Join the 3-Day Workweek Masterclass series, 5 days of Masterclasses with Leading Coaches, Entrepreneurs and Experts to learn how to work less, make more and live better.

  • Download your Phases of Business Framework eBook here to find out where you currently are in your business, and create an action plan to move towards the next phase.

  • Share your insights and comments about this episode in 3-Day Workweek: Work Less, Make More, Live Better, my private community of over 1500+ female entrepreneurs

  • Want more tips, strategies, and resources for creating your own 3-Day Workweek? Subscribe, rate, and review The 3-Day Workweek Podcast on iTunes

  • Join the #3DayWorkweekMovement by grabbing your FREE 3-Day Workweek Guide by completing the form below!

 

BIG Announcement!!!!!!!!!

 
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I have a big exciting announcement to share with you, but first I need to give you a little context…

Earlier this month, I was on a retreat in Las Vegas with my mentor and fellow mastermind sisters. On the final day, as I was listening to the last presenter, I had a major ah-ha moment.

The speaker, Ron Reich, was moving us through exercises to uncover our unique strengths and also our unique deliverable, and I realized that though I have a coaching method that I work my clients through and teach within my programs and membership, I had never named it!

How could this be?

As I realized this, I began madly scribbling notes and ideas in my notebook -- my hand could barely keep up with my head. Then, I saw on the paper the name of my proprietary system for success. I LOVE it, and I hope you love, too!

Success Made Simple™.

From now on, you’re going to hear me talking about this A LOT.

Why?

Because Success Made Simple™ encapsulates perfectly what I strive to stand for both professionally and personally. With everything I do, create or dream up, I’m constantly asking myself how I can create the easiest, simplest, most enjoyable path to success.

It’s the standard I already hold myself and my brand to, and now it has a glorious name to accompany it :-)


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The Success Made Simple™ coaching framework is the exact process that has enabled me to grow a 6-figure business working just 3 days a week, and it’s the framework that I teach to all my 1x1 clients to help them create full-time income working part-time hours. To date, this previously unnamed framework has helped 100s of women create success on their terms.

If you’re ready to transform from under-earning entrepreneur into an abundant business owner, I know the Success Made Simple™ approach can serve you tremendously.

The Success Made Simple™ framework that I’ve been using with my clients breaks down success into 5 easy steps. And, when you have each of these solidly in place, success becomes inevitable.

To give you a taste of what the Success Made Simple™ Framework entails and how it can benefit you and your business, I’m putting together something really special for you -- a FREE masterclass series during which you’ll not only learn my Success Made Simple™ Framework, but you’ll also get introduced to 7 other super successful women business owners who are sharing their best advice for working less, making more and living better.

Sound good? (I thought so!)

Please click here to save your seat for this special 3-Day Workweek Masterclass series! I cannot wait to walk you through the details of my Success Made Simple™ Framework!


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  • Join the 3-Day Workweek Masterclass series, 5 days of Masterclasses with Leading Coaches, Entrepreneurs and Experts to learn how to work less, make more and live better.

  • Download your Phases of Business Framework eBook here to find out where you currently are in your business, and create an action plan to move towards the next phase.

  • Share your insights and comments about this episode in 3-Day Workweek: Work Less, Make More, Live Better, my private community of over 1500+ female entrepreneurs

  • Want more tips, strategies, and resources for creating your own 3-Day Workweek? Subscribe, rate, and review The 3-Day Workweek Podcast on iTunes

  • Join the #3DayWorkweekMovement by grabbing your FREE 3-Day Workweek Guide by completing the form below!

 

A Love Note for you <3

 
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With Valentine’s Day tomorrow, I wanted to take a moment to send you some love and gratitude.

I feel immensely blessed every single day to be able to do the work I do and that would not be possible without you -- beautiful soul who is reading this note right now.

I thank you from the bottom of my heart for being a part of this special community, for daring to dream BIG and for believing that your desires matter. They do!

Honestly, words can’t adequately express my love for each and every one of you. You have gifted me the opportunity to show-up authentically, share my life’s work and hopefully leave the world a little bit better. Thank you. So so much.

As a small thank you, I want to a share a poem/prayer that I wrote. It has been helpful to me. I hope it’s useful to you as well.

 

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A Prayer for Soulful ExpansioN

I release my Soulful Expansion over to the all-knowing Universe.

I have Faith in my everlasting and ever-present Connection to guidance.

I Trust that if I honor the calm, steady voice within, a path of Divine Simplicity will reveal itself and lead me toward fulfillment, abundance and joy on all planes.

The dreams and visions I hold for myself were given to me - and me alone - for a reason. They are an integral part of my expansion, and the Universe holds them as dearly as I do.

So now I step aside and let Universal intelligence lead the way.

Amen. Om Shanti. Let it be so.

And so it is.

You are magnificent. You are loved. You are needed.

Thank you.

 
 

P.S. I’m putting together a very special event just for you which will be rolling out in early March -- The 3-Day Workweek Masterclasses! I’m bringing together leading experts, coaches and entrepreneurs who are going to share their best tips and strategies for working less, making more and living better. If you’d like to attend these FREE Masterclasses, click here to save your seat.


 
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  • Share your insights and comments about this episode in 3-Day Workweek: Work Less, Make More, Live Better, my private community of over 1500+ female entrepreneurs

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How to Create Your Own 3-Day Workweek

 
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One of the things I absolutely love doing at the beginning of the year is setting up my schedule. There’s something about getting my hands into my calendar, organizing it and streamlining it that just makes me happy :-)

I recently updated my 3-Day Workweek Model Calendar, and I wanted to share the newest version with you. Hopefully it’ll give you some great ideas that will help you set yourself up for working less, making more and living better in 2019.

As you’ll see, I’ve split my Model Calendar into an A Week and a B Week. On my A Week I have all my client calls, which leaves my B Week very open for BIG picture projects :-)


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If seeing this is inspiring you to create your own Model Calendar, I’ve got something to help you with that!

I’ve packaged up the most popular module of my 3-Day Workweek Program into a bite-sized training that will guide you in creating your very own Model Calendar.

The Model Calendar lesson shares my signature process for creating an ideal workweek that has enabled me to grow a 6-figure business working just 3 days a week. (In 2018 I cut back my hours from 20+ to around 15-18 hrs/week and increased revenue by 50% thanks to a solid Model Calendar!)

That’s the power of a solid schedule that serves you, your life and your business!

Inside the Model Calendar Lesson you will...

  • Create your perfect-for-you Model Calendar

  • Prioritize your Ideal Lifestyle + reflect it in your Model Calendar

  • Find and make the Upgrades necessary to live your Model Calendar

  • Discover what to put on your Model Calendar

  • See what I put on my Model Calendar

  • Learn the invaluable concept of Real Time vs. Ideal Time

If you are so ready to stop spinning your wheels and losing your valuable time to who-knows-what, the Model Calendar Lesson will be a life + business game changer!

Click here to purchase the Model Calendar Lesson for 50% off, and get your 3-day workweek on!

P.S. This special offer is only available until end-of-day tomorrow. So, if this is something you know will help you and your business, venture over here and get the Model Calendar Lesson ASAP!


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  • Download your Phases of Business Framework eBook here to find out where you currently are in your business, and create an action plan to move towards the next phase.

  • Share your insights and comments about this episode in 3-Day Workweek: Work Less, Make More, Live Better, my private community of over 1500+ female entrepreneurs

  • Want more tips, strategies, and resources for creating your own 3-Day Workweek? Subscribe, rate, and review The 3-Day Workweek Podcast on iTunes

  • Join the #3DayWorkweekMovement by grabbing your FREE 3-Day Workweek Guide by completing the form below!