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Being a Mompreneur, Staying Positive and More with Elayna Fernandez from The Positive Mom

I interview Elayna Fernandez, author, speaker, and owner of The Positive Mom. Show notes for this episode, including links to all the resources mentioned, are available at http://creativeyarnentrepreneur.com/episode60.

About Elayna

Elayna Fernandez is an author, international keynote speaker, and a key Latina influencer and storyteller through ThePositiveMOM.com. She lives with her loving husband and her three brilliant bilingual daughters (and home school students) in Fort Worth, Texas.

Elayna’s mission is to encourage, empower, and equip moms to have more influence at home, more impact in the world, and more income to make it happen. Elayna is also an award-winning Certified Guerrilla Marketing Master Trainer and the creator of the Guerrilla Positioning System™ (GPS) for mompreneurs or aspiring mompreneurs who want to increase their Credibility, Visibility and Profitability™.

You can learn more about Elayna by visiting her blog, ThePositiveMOM.com. You can follow her online at Facebook | G+ | Instagram | LinkedIn | Pinterest | Twitter | YouTube

About the interview

I had the chance to meet up with Elayna in person at the #WeAllGrow Summit by Latina Bloggers Connect in Long Beach, California. She was part of a very inspiring keynote panel. In the interview, Elayna shares her suggestions for involving your family in your home-based business, talks about how she uses her morning ritual to set herself up for success, gives recommendations for dealing with negative feedback and negative energy, and explains the way she organizes her time so she can be more productive.

Resources mentioned in this episode

Elayna recommends the following:

  • The Four Agreements: A Practical to Personal Freedom by Don Miguel Ruiz
  • The 5 Love Languages website

Some announcements

  • The Creative Yarn Entrepreneur is now on Facebook. Please stop by and like the page here. In addition to podcast episodes, I share links with information that is helpful for small business owners.
  • I'll be facilitating a roundtable at the Snap Conference for DIY and food bloggers and creators. If you'll be in Salt Lake City, Utah from April 14-16, 2016, I hope to see you there! The roundtable, Podcasting 101: Connect with Your Fans, Spread Your Message, and Build Your Brand Through Audio, will be repeated twice on Friday, April 15 from 1-2:30 p.m.
  • Host your own TurboTax House Party and save 50% on your taxes by registering here by March 31, 2016..
  • To enter the giveaway for a year of domain.Me domain registration, share your audio feedback with me via email or by calling the hotline by April 30, 2016.

Share your feedback on this episode!

Share your comments in the show notes for this episode at http://creativeyarnentrepreneur.com/episode60, in the Creative Yarn Entrepreneurs Facebook group, comment on the Creative Yarn Entrepreneur Facebook page, Tweet me at @cyeshow, add me to your G+ circle and send me a note, or leave a message at 646-713-8973.

You can subscribe to the Creative Yarn Entrepreneur Show on on iTunes or Stitcher. Please leave an honest review on iTunes or Stitcher and join the mailing list. I’ll let people on the list know in advance about special guests and topics so you can share your questions.

Direct download: CYES060.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:00pm EDT

Episode 59: An Interview with Kara Gott Warner

Today's episode is a double header. I'm interviewing Kara Gott Warner, host of Power Purls Podcast, and she's interviewing me! Read on for more details and then have a listen to both episodes.

About Kara Gott Warner

Kara is the Executive Editor of Creative Knitting magazine. She began her career in the yarn industry as a knitting designer in 2002. Kara's designs have been published in several magazines, including Creative Knitting, Vogue Knitting, Family Circle Easy Knitting, and Interweave Knits. Kara has also worked as a technical illustrator, working with craft book publishers such as Random House, Lark Books, Sterling Publishing and F+W. Kara joined Annie’s Publishing in 2008 as knitting book editor, and she became the Executive Editor of Creative Knitting and Annie’s knitting publications.

Kara's also a podcast host! Her first show, the Morning Cooldown is a seasonal program that is currently on hiatus. Knitters and yarn industry folks may prefer her latest show, Power Purls Podcast, where she loves to dig deep and ask those burning questions about what turned her guests on to the “two sticks and fiber,” in the first place, and what keeps their needles moving.

You can find Kara online on her website, as well as on Facebook, G+, and Twitter.

About the interview

Kara shares an editor's perspective on the magazine design submission process, along with tips for increasing your likelihood of getting a design accepted, and how to build a strong relationship with a magazine as a freelancer.

We also talk about the importance of networking within the industry, developing multiple streams of income, and using morning rituals to increase your productivity.

Resources mentioned in this episode

Kara recommends the following books:

  • The Miracle Morning by Hal Elrod
  • Big Magic by Elizabeth Gilbert
  • Jocelyn Glei's Make Your MarkManage Your Day-to-Day, and Maximize Your Potential
  • Designing Knitwear by Deborah Newton
  • Knitwear Design Workshop by Shirley Paden
  • Sweater Design in Plain English by Maggie Righetti

You may want to listen to these back episodes of the Creative Yarn Entrepreneur Show for more discussion about topics addressed in this episode:

Some announcements

Share your feedback on this episode!

Share your comments in the show notes for this episode at http://creativeyarnentrepreneur.com/episode59, in the Creative Yarn Entrepreneurs Facebook group, comment on the Creative Yarn Entrepreneur Facebook page, Tweet me at @cyeshow, add me to your G+ circle and send me a note, or leave a message at 646-713-8973.

You can subscribe to the Creative Yarn Entrepreneur Show on on iTunes or Stitcher. Please leave an honest review on iTunes or Stitcher and join the mailing list. I’ll let people on the list know in advance about special guests and topics so you can share your questions.

Direct download: CYES059.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:00am EDT

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