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Beautiful Things and Memories

Beautiful Things and Memories

By Elaine Aquino
Welcome to the Beautiful Things and Memories podcast. I'm Elaine Aquino, your host for this show.

Beautiful Things and Memories aims to showcase the beauty that we more often disregard everyday, to highlight moments and things that bring joy, and to establish that real life is tough but the strength it takes to push through is beautiful.

Difficult times mold our experiences into something substantial and rare, like a diamond that has to go through so many phases to come out as beautiful as it is.

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52: My creative journey
Hope you enjoy this audio version of the vlog at youtube.com/elaineaqs89 and hope to see you in the next episode!  Also released the new version of Content Creation Foundations for Intentional Creators and it is now available for FREE. Yep. Here's the link: https://gum.co/elaineaquino-ebook  Catch you around these parts: Website | http://elaineaquino.com Instagram | http://instagram.com/itselaineaquino Podcast | http://anchor.fm/elaineaquino
16:53
October 10, 2020
51: You are enough.
In this episode on the podcast, I stress the importance of knowing you are enough. Please don't listen to people who tell you otherwise (hint: they are great marketers). All sleazy marketing and business-gurus aside, know that your worth can never be measured. In the vlog, I also share my tips for finding pockets of time for creativity and a slight riff on using social media. Take care! Links from this episode: Beautiful Things and Memories Vlog | https://youtube.com/elaineaqs89 --- Beautiful Things and Memories aims to showcase the beauty that we more often disregard everyday, to highlight moments and things that bring joy, and to establish that real life is tough but the strength it takes to push through is beautiful. Podcast Website: anchor.fm/elaineaquino
16:15
September 26, 2020
50: Find pockets of time to create
When you’re days are filled with responsibilities, it seems like you aren’t capable of doing anything else. If you’re a content creator, you might get overwhelmed with managing how your day goes. I have been there, too. This is what I did to find pockets of time to create content while being a mom. Blog post: http://bit.ly/creativepockets Links from this episode: Elaine's Instagram | https://instagram.com/itselaineaquino Fruux Calendars | https://fruux.com --- Beautiful Things and Memories aims to showcase the beauty that we more often disregard everyday, to highlight moments and things that bring joy, and to establish that real life is tough but the strength it takes to push through is beautiful. Website: elaineaquino.com
07:08
September 13, 2020
49: Why it's important to put things out into the world
It wasn’t until recently that I remembered my love for coding. Now I’ve set out to accomplish, ever so slowly, a project—an app for creative solopreneurs—that can help act as their “online office and creative space.” And I’m 30 now, btw. I decided to get back into some of things I’ve done a long time ago because I really believe in building and creating things that help others. Here are some reasons why putting things out and getting back into your projects is a good idea. Blog post: http://bit.ly/putthingsout OZJournals: http://gitlab.com/elaineaqs/ozjournals  --- Beautiful Things and Memories aims to showcase the beauty that we more often disregard everyday, to highlight moments and things that bring joy, and to establish that real life is tough but the strength it takes to push through is beautiful. Podcast Website: elaineaquino.com/podcast
06:21
August 28, 2020
48: For the multi-passionate who wants to find focus
Imagine being passionate about so many things at the same time. It’s like juggling multiple balls in the air. At some point, you can’t keep up anymore and the balls go falling down one by one. You don’t have to subscribe to that story anymore. You don’t have to subscribe to any story that you don’t make for yourself. Just because you are multi-passionate does not mean you can never find focus. Blog post: http://bit.ly/multipassionate-focus --- Beautiful Things and Memories aims to showcase the beauty that we more often disregard everyday, to highlight moments and things that bring joy, and to establish that real life is tough but the strength it takes to push through is beautiful. Podcast Website: elaineaquino.com/podcast
06:19
August 26, 2020
47: When you fall off the bandwagon...
The first thing you could do to get back again is to forgive yourself. By forgiving yourself, you learn. By being kind to yourself, you heal. Sometimes, it’s easier to just go-go-go when pressure is looming before you and that’s fine, too. Take time to reflect, however. Give yourself that space you need to think and feel and be in the present, knowing that it is all you have. Worrying and thinking about the future does not serve you anymore. Doing what you can today is your gift to your future self. Blog post: http://bit.ly/fallingoffthebandwagon --- Beautiful Things and Memories aims to showcase the beauty that we more often disregard everyday, to highlight moments and things that bring joy, and to establish that real life is tough but the strength it takes to push through is beautiful. Podcast Website: elaineaquino.com/podcast
03:53
August 24, 2020
46: How to gain real confidence as a content creator
Hint: it's not just about how you look. There are lots of content out there on the Internet already about all the ways you can be confident. You can dress the part. You can wear makeup and look pretty. You can work hard or act as if (you know, fake-it-til-you-make-it mentality, which is one of my favorite things to do, btw). But there's only ONE thing I know for sure that brings me real confidence: it is knowing that I've done and continue to do something about my dreams and goals. That I pursued something--a dream--that only I could see. Blog post: https://bit.ly/creatorconfidence --- Beautiful Things and Memories aims to showcase the beauty that we more often disregard everyday, to highlight moments and things that bring joy, and to establish that real life is tough but the strength it takes to push through is beautiful. Podcast Website: elaineaquino.com/podcast
05:28
August 7, 2020
45: Wrapping up my 2-week daily content sprint
We beat ourselves up so much but it's only because we compare our first day of school as a freshman to someone else's senior year in college. It just doesn't add up that way. Comparing yourself to others will never end up well, even if you think you're better. There will always be someone bigger, smarter, prettier, kinder, whatever-er. But if you compare yourself to who you were in the past and if you're thankful for where you are now? Almost a hundred and one percent guarantee that you will be much happier with your own life. Blog post: https://bit.ly/2weekdaily --- Beautiful Things and Memories aims to showcase the beauty that we more often disregard everyday, to highlight moments and things that bring joy, and to establish that real life is tough but the strength it takes to push through is beautiful. Podcast Website: elaineaquino.com/podcast
04:25
July 31, 2020
44: Finding patience. Patience, where are you?
Feelings are what they are but they are not great leaders. They are great indicators but they shouldn't be the reason why you do something (good or otherwise). The word reason itself relates to the mind, not emotions or feelings. Give yourself a reason why you feel something and why there's a need to shout or yell. But also remember to be kind to yourself when you make mistakes. Beating yourself up doesn't help but learning and NOT repeating the same mistake is exactly how we can solve problems. Blog post: https://bit.ly/patience-whereu --- Beautiful Things and Memories aims to showcase the beauty that we more often disregard everyday, to highlight moments and things that bring joy, and to establish that real life is tough but the strength it takes to push through is beautiful. Podcast Website: elaineaquino.com/podcast
04:29
July 30, 2020
43: You Want The Full Experience
Today has been one of those few days when things just seem to click into alignment. I’ve just filmed some vlogs last night, been in the midst of finalizing a project, and decided to take part in a vibe-y membership group. I felt so abundant and grateful today that I stopped and warned myself to not feel too giddy with excitement or happiness because this might all go away anytime. I’ve got a feeling most of us are like that at some point. We’re scared when we’re too happy. We’re anxious when things finally go right. And we’re apprehensive when we finally get what we want. Blog post: https://bit.ly/fullxp --- Beautiful Things and Memories aims to showcase the beauty that we more often disregard everyday, to highlight moments and things that bring joy, and to establish that real life is tough but the strength it takes to push through is beautiful. Podcast Website: elaineaquino.com/podcast
02:58
July 29, 2020
42: Building Lists For Everything
This week, I am just over being productive. I’ve just had the realization that I don’t handle work pressure very well, which is a bummer because I’ve always pegged myself as someone who’s usually graceful and calm under pressure. But when it comes to making and doing stuff for work (i.e. client work), I can just easily forget everything and focus on completing the task at the last minute. And I do get to typically complete the project but at the expense of having to neglect other aspects of my life. Blog post: https://bit.ly/elaineaquino-lists --- Beautiful Things and Memories aims to showcase the beauty that we more often disregard everyday, to highlight moments and things that bring joy, and to establish that real life is tough but the strength it takes to push through is beautiful. Podcast Website: elaineaquino.com/podcast
03:24
July 28, 2020
41: How To Recharge From Creating Content
These were the things I learned from Week 26 of this year 2020 that may help with how you can spend energy to get back energy as well (but with the caveat of spending that energy with those who matter to you)… Blog post: https://bit.ly/creator-recharge --- Beautiful Things and Memories aims to showcase the beauty that we more often disregard everyday, to highlight moments and things that bring joy, and to establish that real life is tough but the strength it takes to push through is beautiful. Podcast Website: elaineaquino.com/podcast
07:10
July 27, 2020
40: Wondering what to do next
The parts of you that you need to improve on are so important. It’s what paves the way for creativity and inspiration to take place because your weaknesses can determine how you adapt and, from there, create something beautiful. Last week I recorded a vlog for my Weekly Ideas newsletter about wondering what to do next. What do I even talk about? It feels like I’ve said what I wanted to say and repeating things will just be overkill. Blog post: https://bit.ly/wonderingwhatsnext --- Beautiful Things and Memories aims to showcase the beauty that we more often disregard everyday, to highlight moments and things that bring joy, and to establish that real life is tough but the strength it takes to push through is beautiful. Podcast Website: elaineaquino.com/podcast
03:20
July 24, 2020
39: There is no end point
And everyday is a mess. That’s okay. When everything seems blurry and confusing, that is okay. I’ve been talking with my wonderful, creative, courageous coach, Meg Kissack from That Hummingbird Life, recently. And we came upon this beautiful idea of a blog post about not reaching success (the end point) yet staying in the mess and feeling that that is still okay. Blog post: https://bit.ly/noendpoint --- Beautiful Things and Memories aims to showcase the beauty that we more often disregard everyday, to highlight moments and things that bring joy, and to establish that real life is tough but the strength it takes to push through is beautiful. Podcast Website: elaineaquino.com/podcast
03:03
July 23, 2020
38: Flawed people loving flawed people
I rarely consume the news anymore nor log into Facebook at all. But every now and then, somebody informs me that so-and-so place recently had another positive case of Covid-19 or there’s another story or post on Instagram that shows more evidence of unnecessary misuse of authoritative power from so-and-so country or state, which led to women and men being placed under inhumane circumstances and stripped of their sense of dignity whatsoever. Blog post: https://bit.ly/lovingflawedpeople --- Beautiful Things and Memories aims to showcase the beauty that we more often disregard everyday, to highlight moments and things that bring joy, and to establish that real life is tough but the strength it takes to push through is beautiful. Podcast Website: elaineaquino.com/podcast
03:18
July 22, 2020
37: Something I do on a Tuesday
…is blogging. Hey friend! 👋🏽 It’s your girl, Ellie, again writing to you on this very humid, going-to-rain weather in my place (the Philippines!). I just feel like my blog isn’t as casual as it used to be back in the day. So here I am just sharing thoughts yet again. 😉So far, I have been pondering and reflecting on what has transpired both in recent events (with trending news about racism in the U.S. and protests) and for the first half of this year 2020 (with the pandemic and all). Blog post: https://bit.ly/somethingfortuesdays --- Beautiful Things and Memories aims to showcase the beauty that we more often disregard everyday, to highlight moments and things that bring joy, and to establish that real life is tough but the strength it takes to push through is beautiful. Podcast Website: elaineaquino.com/podcast
04:24
July 21, 2020
36: Make better content
Make your creation process fun. And the only way to do this is to do you and be you. There really is no better way to create content than to make sure you’re having fun while doing it. Some days may seem less fun, but it doesn’t mean you should stop creating. Because this is your life now. Your life is creative now. It’s not just mindless work that makes you want to escape. Your work is now work where you go to escape. Hope you find value! :) Blog post: https://bit.ly/bettercontent2020 --- Beautiful Things and Memories aims to showcase the beauty that we more often disregard everyday, to highlight moments and things that bring joy, and to establish that real life is tough but the strength it takes to push through is beautiful. Podcast Website: elaineaquino.com/podcast
05:02
July 20, 2020
35: An Announcement
Hey, beautiful! Just wanted to drop this bonus episode on the podcast and vlog to announce something that will take place in the next two weeks. Watch out for more updates on the blog at elaineaquino.com. See you around and take care! --- Beautiful Things and Memories aims to showcase the beauty that we more often disregard everyday, to highlight moments and things that bring joy, and to establish that real life is tough but the strength it takes to push through is beautiful. Podcast Website: elaineaquino.com/podcast
01:13
July 19, 2020
34: An ebook for multi-passionate content creators
I created an ebook called, Digital Content Creation for Multi-passionate Creators. As I was in the midst of planning how to release this, I got so anxious that I kept stuttering in my videos whenever I talk about it. (I share about this story with my Weekly Ideas newsletter, subscribe below *wink*). Selling is not natural for me and I am of the mindset that, now that I'm 30, I'm not as energetic and enthusiastic (especially) about selling as I was when I was younger. But the thing is, it's just a one-dollar f@%*ng ebook and 30 is not that old at all. I was such in a scarcity and low vibe mindset that it blocked me and burned me out with too much overthinking. I think, whatever you have to offer, just release it to the world. It doesn't have to be perfect. You don't have to be perfect. And I want to fail. I need to fail so I can make mistakes. So even if no one buys this ebook, I will still learn. :) And if you are curious about what the ebook is about, it is a mix of how-to and coaching as it relates to setting up your content eco-system. That is, I help and support you create and manage your blog, vlog, podcast. If it helps you, it would make me the happiest person in the world! And if it's not for you, I am still very thankful you are here. There is no time and space for scarcity mindset anymore. What there is is time, space, and abundance for each one of us. You are truly worthy of all the things you want to accomplish! I hope this ebook helps you in some way. The link for it is at https://gum.co/elaineaquino-ebook Thank you! --- Beautiful Things and Memories aims to showcase the beauty that we more often disregard everyday, to highlight moments and things that bring joy, and to establish that real life is tough but the strength it takes to push through is beautiful. Podcast Website: elaineaquino.com/podcast
00:50
July 18, 2020
33: How I Journal For Content Creation
Hi, beautiful! This week, I have a couple of podcast episodes for you, which I will be explaining shortly. In the mean time, this episode is an audio version of the vlog. I’d like to thank Jola Aljakhbir for this vlog request. Follow & subscribe her: YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCYvceCL_cyRkvoOcc0Reifw Instagram: https://instagram.com/becomingbyaljakhbir This is how I used and continue to use my 3 journals this year (2020): 1. I have one journal for daily “morning pages.” This is the 366 Days Diary Planner, the black one. 2. I use another journal for my daily and weekly tasks. This is the turquoise one by Prism. 3. The third journal is for my long term goals. This is the pink one by Victoria’s Journals. I explain more about how I use my journals in today’s episode. If you’d like to see what the journals look like, you can also check out the YouTube channel. Thanks for listening! [UPDATE] Actually, the links below are NOT affiliate links. I couldn’t find affiliate links for them. Lol. Enjoy! Mentioned: Limelight 366 Days Diary Planner (Black) [https://web.facebook.com/Limelight.ph] Victoria's Journals (Pink) [https://victoriasjournals.com/collections/bullet-journals/products/smyth-cahier-bullet-journal] Prism Journal [https://shopee.ph/product/20289281/1762454642?smtt=0.0.9] --- Beautiful Things and Memories aims to showcase the beauty that we more often disregard everyday, to highlight moments and things that bring joy, and to establish that real life is tough but the strength it takes to push through is beautiful. Podcast Website: elaineaquino.com/podcast
05:16
July 17, 2020
32: Recognizing learning moments and moving forward
Hi, beautiful! This week on the podcast, I share with you the importance of reflecting and recognizing learning moments. And then finally, moving forward. No matter what happened in the past, for as long as we are alive, we have hope and the capacity to be better for the future. I hope you enjoy this episode and see you soon! Related blog post: https://bit.ly/elaineaquino-reflection2 Latest blog post: You want the full experience [https://bit.ly/fullxp] --- Beautiful Things and Memories aims to showcase the beauty that we more often disregard everyday, to highlight moments and things that bring joy, and to establish that real life is tough but the strength it takes to push through is beautiful. Podcast Website: elaineaquino.com/podcast
06:19
July 15, 2020
31: Setting the reflective mood with meditation
Do you practice meditation? How do you unwind and alleviate stress? This week, we tackle more about doing forms of self care and we also talk about part one of my Reflection series for multipassionate content creators. I hope you enjoy listening! Related blog post: https://bit.ly/elaineaquino-reflection1 Links from this episode: Building Lists For Everything [https://bit.ly/elaineaquino-lists] --- Beautiful Things and Memories aims to showcase the beauty that we more often disregard everyday, to highlight moments and things that bring joy, and to establish that real life is tough but the strength it takes to push through is beautiful. Podcast Website: elaineaquino.com/podcast
06:09
July 8, 2020
30: Kindness, Patience, and Aligned Persistence as a Multipassionate Content Creator
Hi, friend! Welcome to another podcast episode about productivity for multipassionate creators! So glad you're here. First off, I wanted to mention some podcasts I've been listening to which have been so inspirational in my own journey: The Lazimillennial Lounge, The Daily Pep, The Couragemakers, The Kimberley Wenya Podcast, and Lavendaire Lifestyle. I talk more about Lazimillennial Lounge and more in today's episode. Second, I just wanted to thank you for being here listening to this and commend you for your creativity and hard work into creating a life you've always dreamed of. Thank you and I hope you enjoy listening to this show! Related blog post: https://bit.ly/elaineaquino-productivity2 Links from this episode: Lazimillennial Lounge [https://www.instagram.com/lazimillennialpodcast] Multipassionate Meg [https://instagram.com/multipassionatemeg] Tee Forever [https://instagram.com/teeforever_] How to Recharge as a Content Creator [https://bit.ly/creator-recharge] --- Beautiful Things and Memories aims to showcase the beauty that we more often disregard everyday, to highlight moments and things that bring joy, and to establish that real life is tough but the strength it takes to push through is beautiful. Podcast Website: elaineaquino.com/podcast
08:51
July 1, 2020
29: Productivity And Aligned Action
Hi friend!! This week, we talk about productivity and aligned action! Sometimes some actions we take don't seem to be aligned with our big goals and dreams at first. But I want to remind you, especially in this episode, that some unrelated actions we take are often necessary to get us into the next level of ourselves. So continue taking action, creating content, and making space for yourself to shine and be seen, friend! Related blog post: https://bit.ly/elaineaquino-productivity1 --- Beautiful Things and Memories aims to showcase the beauty that we more often disregard everyday, to highlight moments and things that bring joy, and to establish that real life is tough but the strength it takes to push through is beautiful. Podcast Website: elaineaquino.com/podcast
08:11
June 24, 2020
28: Things To Consider When Making Macro And Micro Goals
Hi friend! In this episode, I share with you the intentions and feelings you can use in order to find clarity in your content and ultimately bringing all our goal setting sessions together in creating macro and micro goals. Hope you enjoy listening! Related blog post: https://bit.ly/elaineaquino-goals3 --- Beautiful Things and Memories aims to showcase the beauty that we more often disregard everyday, to highlight moments and things that bring joy, and to establish that real life is tough but the strength it takes to push through is beautiful. Podcast Website: elaineaquino.com/podcast
09:03
June 17, 2020
27: Day-To-Day Freedom, Flexibility, And Accomplishment
I once heard someone say, “ditch S.M.A.R.T. goals.” And if that wasn’t the most rebellious thing I heard, I don’t frickin’ know what is. Sometimes, S.M.A.R.T. goals don’t work because you are not a computer who needs a specific algorithm to run the program that is your life. You are an awesome human being with awesome capabilities to decide for yourself what works and doesn’t work for you. Related blog post: https://bit.ly/elaineaquino-goals2 --- Beautiful Things and Memories aims to showcase the beauty that we more often disregard everyday, to highlight moments and things that bring joy, and to establish that real life is tough but the strength it takes to push through is beautiful. Podcast Website: elaineaquino.com/podcast
08:32
June 10, 2020
26: Intuitive and heart-led goal setting for multi-passionate creators
Hey beautiful! I hope you are doing well and healthy. For this week, I did not record a separate introduction for the podcast because I just am not in the right vibe to talk. As you may be aware, in certain parts of the U.S., protests have been done to support the black community. It has been a sad couple of days recently as black lives were taken unnecessarily in the hands of certain police authorities. As influencers and creators mute their posts on social media from June 1-7 in  honor of the Black Lives Matter movement, I have decided (even in my currently tiny platform) to use it in my own sensitive way as well. Although I am not from the U.S., I sympathize with the black community and wanted to make sure to also show my support to my fellow humans by "muting" myself for at least this week. This episode has been pre-recorded though, which is why I opted to still publish this on Wednesday. But I do hope this episode still helps you somehow. Thank you for listening! Related blog post: https://bit.ly/elaineaquino-goals1 --- Beautiful Things and Memories aims to showcase the beauty that we more often disregard everyday, to highlight moments and things that bring joy, and to establish that real life is tough but the strength it takes to push through is beautiful. Podcast Website: elaineaquino.com/podcast
04:02
June 3, 2020
25: Multipassionate mindset in the middle of doing the work
Hey there! Surprise! I know I just published my latest episode yesterday, but I wanted to catch up with the vlog (link below) and talk about the 2nd part of our multipassionate mindset series on the podcast. Today's episode is another audio version of my blog post (link below), which discusses more mindset tools you can use as you go through the messy middle of creative work. The tools mentioned include: the F.A.R. cycle, mindset + "heart-set", and prospecting/ envisioning your projects/ goals/ dreams. Hope you enjoy! Related blog post: https://bit.ly/elaineaquino-mindset2 --- Beautiful Things and Memories aims to showcase the beauty that we more often disregard everyday, to highlight moments and things that bring joy, and to establish that real life is tough but the strength it takes to push through is beautiful. Podcast Website: elaineaquino.com/podcast
07:32
May 28, 2020
24: Multipassionate mindset on starting new projects
Hi! How's your week so far? Today's episode is an audio version of a blog post I wrote (link below) that talks about mindset tools you can use as you start and go through new projects. The tools mentioned include: setting an alarm for your strengths, manifestation and abundance, and feeling into your definition of success. Thanks for listening! Related blog post: https://bit.ly/elaineaquino-mindset1 Mentioned in this episode High5 Strengths Test: https://bit.ly/2B9t4S9 --- Beautiful Things and Memories aims to showcase the beauty that we more often disregard everyday, to highlight moments and things that bring joy, and to establish that real life is tough but the strength it takes to push through is beautiful. Podcast Website: elaineaquino.com/podcast
10:11
May 27, 2020
23: Making people happy, dad guilt, gaming, mental health, nursing, and more with John Hurley Galindo
Hey there beautiful! How's your day? This week, on the podcast, we are joined by my life and parenting partner, Mr. John Hurley. He is a registered nurse and dad to our little Audree. In his spare time, he is a gamer and an all around guy, to say the least. I wanted to share these episodes with the people close to me in the hopes of sharing a little bit about the stories of those who inspire us as creative multipassionates in doing the work we do. Hope you enjoy this episode! --- Beautiful Things and Memories aims to showcase the beauty that we more often disregard everyday, to highlight moments and things that bring joy, and to establish that real life is tough but the strength it takes to push through is beautiful. Podcast Website: elaineaquino.com/podcast
08:24
May 20, 2020
22: Being a female programmer, career talk, talents, mental health, and more with Eliza Aquino
Hey beautiful guys and gals! So excited to share with you this imperfect, silly podcast episode with my only sister, Eliza. We talked about being a female programmer, her career plans, creative tendencies, singing talents, mental health and more. Hope you enjoy! Links from this episode: Meg's links: That Hummingbird Life | thathummingbirdlife.com The Couragemakers Podcast | https://apple.co/2T8hjRW The Daily Pep Podcast | https://apple.co/2WD3ixX Meg’s Instagram | instagram.com/megkissack Eliza's links: Eliza's Instagram | instagram.com/elizaqs_ --- Beautiful Things and Memories aims to showcase the beauty that we more often disregard everyday, to highlight moments and things that bring joy, and to establish that real life is tough but the strength it takes to push through is beautiful. Podcast Website: elaineaquino.com/podcast
12:17
May 12, 2020
21: Reset for 2020
This year, I’m going to reset my recent efforts at blogging, podcasting, and vlogging. Right now, my main concern is to gain clarity for my purpose each day so I can live and work better. In order to gain clarity, I need to pare down on a couple of  things that I’ve been doing because they’re honestly too much at the  same time. Read more at elaineaquino.com. Beautiful Things and Memories aims to showcase the beauty that we more often disregard everyday, to highlight moments and things that bring joy, and to establish that real life is tough but the strength it takes to push through is beautiful. Podcast Website: elaineaquino.com/podcast
02:43
January 31, 2020
20: Trendy vs evergreen content
Whether on social media or on blogs, there’s always that decision  that content creators have to make on whether to create evergreen or  trendy content. First up, evergreen content means content that is relevant for a very long period of time. Hence, the term, evergreen. On the other hand, trendy content is based on what’s popular at the time of content creation. As someone who manages a lot of my own content now, I’m sometimes faced with these particular choices. I find that, as you start, you’re better off setting the tone  of your work by providing content that’s evergreen. And when you’ve  created enough of your foundational, evergreen content, you’re then more  suited to talk about topics that are trending. Read more on elaineaquino.com. Beautiful Things and Memories aims to showcase the beauty that we more often disregard everyday, to highlight moments and things that bring joy, and to establish that real life is tough but the strength it takes to push through is beautiful. Podcast Website: elaineaquino.com/podcast
03:36
January 29, 2020
19: Organizing and managing digital content
Or how I keep things flowing (as much as humanly possible) These are some of the tools I use to organize and manage my blog, podcast, and vlog: 1 | Calendar I’ve recently started blocking out times on my calendar. But as per  usual, Rebel tendency sets in, and I never do what’s on the calendar. Lol. First of all, I never sleep on time, and therefore never wake up on  time. I don’t have a clue what it means to experience a “routine” per  se. Aka, I have never done anything consistently at the same time  everyday in my life. Sad truth? I beg to disagree. I like to believe it  keeps my days more interesting. Lol. (I might as well end each paragraph  with “Lol” whenever I talk about time management. Lol.) Beautiful Things and Memories aims to showcase the beauty that we more often disregard everyday, to highlight moments and things that bring joy, and to establish that real life is tough but the strength it takes to push through is beautiful. Podcast Website: elaineaquino.com/podcast
04:34
January 15, 2020
18: Handling overwhelm as a content creator
You know what, I’m just not gonna do it like most other bloggers/ content creators out there… and just frickin do my own thing. This first week of January 2020 has me in a slightly overpowering mindfuck. Snicker, snicker, so I cursed again. I have what one can only call a vlogmas hangover. Trying to vlog, edit, publish everyday on top of life’s usual activities is pretty jarring. Beautiful Things and Memories aims to showcase the beauty that we more often disregard everyday, to highlight moments and things that bring joy, and to establish that real life is tough but the strength it takes to push through is beautiful. Podcast Website: elaineaquino.com/podcast
03:33
January 8, 2020
17: The concept of doing and learning little by little
2019 has been a good year. At the beginning of this year, I challenged myself to post on my blog twice a month for a year at least. I did that plus more. I created vlogs and podcasts. I earned a certificate for front end web development on freeCodeCamp. I committed to vlogmas even after December 25. I made this year as intentional as I could. Beautiful Things and Memories aims to showcase the beauty that we more often disregard everyday, to highlight moments and things that bring joy, and to establish that real life is tough but the strength it takes to push through is beautiful. Podcast Website: elaineaquino.com/podcast
02:14
January 2, 2020
16: What I learned in my 20s
I turned 30 last December 13, btw. Being 20 and free. What a time to be in. The 20s are basically the free pass of life, I think. I mean, I’m only 30 years old now but I do believe a lot of good, fun  things happen in your 20s that are so different than in later years  when you have so much more responsibility on your plate (especially if  you’re planning to have kids). Beautiful Things and Memories aims to showcase the beauty that we more often disregard everyday, to highlight moments and things that bring joy, and to establish that real life is tough but the strength it takes to push through is beautiful. Podcast Website: elaineaquino.com/podcast
07:25
January 1, 2020
15: Creating content when you're not motivated by anyone including yourself
Whatever your Tendency is, I believe it's always a good idea to work in a way that's suited to you. Content creation is the same in that it depends on you to bring out perspectives that are your own. You don't have to follow what everyone else is doing when you could very well contribute your own spin into the conversation of whatever industry you're in. Beautiful Things and Memories aims to showcase the beauty that we more often disregard everyday, to highlight moments and things that bring joy, and to establish that real life is tough but the strength it takes to push through is beautiful. Podcast Website: elaineaquino.com/podcast
05:15
December 18, 2019
14: There's no way I'm not going to live up to my full potential
I get a little raw and real in this episode but only because it means so much to me. I hope maximizing life is at the very core of what you do too. And I hope this episode inspires you to bring out and share your passion to the world. Beautiful Things and Memories aims to showcase the beauty that we more often disregard everyday, to highlight moments and things that bring joy, and to establish that real life is tough but the strength it takes to push through is beautiful. Podcast Website: elaineaquino.com/podcast
01:59
December 11, 2019
13: How to start a blog in 2020 and why blogging is not dead yet
Creating content doesn't have to be so hard and pressure-filled all the time. The key to is to talk about what matters and is true to you. Here are 5 easy steps you can execute to start a blog in the coming new year. Plus, an additional bonus step at the end to nail down your new online presence. Beautiful Things and Memories aims to showcase the beauty that we more often disregard everyday, to highlight moments and things that bring joy, and to establish that real life is tough but the strength it takes to push through is beautiful. Podcast Website: elaineaquino.com/podcast
06:03
December 4, 2019
12: Training yourself to work optimally
What should you do when every corporate job experience doesn't seem to work out for you? The first thing is not to be so hard on yourself. If you really tried your best but it didn't pan out the way you'd like, then you owe it to yourself to discover what you truly aim to be working on in life. Maybe you're a creative with ideas that don't necessarily fit into a corporate environment. Maybe your work ethics were meant for freelancing or entrepreneurship. Whatever it is, don't be afraid to keep learning, keep making mistakes, don't repeat the same mistake, and keep moving. Our podcast episode for today is all about training yourself to work optimally. I hope you find this enjoyable! Beautiful Things and Memories aims to showcase the beauty that we more often disregard everyday, to highlight moments and things that bring joy, and to establish that real life is tough but the strength it takes to push through is beautiful. Podcast Website: elaineaquino.com/podcast
04:27
November 27, 2019
11: Rest and relaxation for Rebel Tendencies
Sometimes, when you really love what you're doing, you can't help but NOT STOP. Here's the thing, though. If you don't stop, you're not doing your body and mind any favors. It will burn you out at some point and we don't want that for you if you really plan to see your goals through... right? So I hope you carve out some time to rest, recuperate, and relax. When you do, Future Self will thank you. Beautiful Things and Memories aims to showcase the beauty that we more often disregard everyday, to highlight moments and things that bring joy, and to establish that real life is tough but the strength it takes to push through is beautiful. Podcast Website: elaineaquino.com/podcast
03:00
November 22, 2019
10: Why I don't like talking about community
Hey there! It's not that I don't like being on a community or having friends at all. It's just that talking about them is a different story for me. I think it's much more fruitful to talk about ideas and actually plan some course of action that will make your future self thankful. I hope you find this episode enjoyable! Beautiful Things and Memories aims to showcase the beauty that we more often disregard everyday, to highlight moments and things that bring joy, and to establish that real life is tough but the strength it takes to push through is beautiful. Podcast Website: elaineaquino.com/podcast
03:44
November 21, 2019
09: The book that changed my self-defeating thoughts
For today’s podcast, I’m going to share with you a book that truly changed the way I think. In this episode, I talk to you about the lessons I learned from Brianna Wiest’s book. It was truly a very down yet enlightening moment for me after reading 101 Essays That Will Change The Way You Think. I hope you enjoy listening to this episode. Beautiful Things and Memories aims to showcase the beauty that we more often disregard everyday, to highlight moments and things that bring joy, and to establish that real life is tough but the strength it takes to push through is beautiful. Podcast Website: elaineaquino.com/podcast
04:34
November 20, 2019
08: Myths about Stoicism, what it's about, and how it has helped my relationship
I hope you’ve been enjoying the podcasts this month. For today, I discuss with you about Stoicism and how it has deeply helped me in my relationship. I hope you find this episode useful. Thanks for listening! Beautiful Things and Memories aims to showcase the beauty that we more often disregard everyday, to highlight moments and things that bring joy, and to establish that real life is tough but the strength it takes to push through is beautiful. Podcast Website: elaineaquino.com/podcast
04:28
November 19, 2019
07: The habit of meditation and deep breathing for Rebel Tendencies
Meditation is kind of a make-or-break situation. Some people love it. Some people don’t. And that’s okay. What’s important is that we stay in the present so we can be mindful of the people and things around us. The key is to be able to appreciate what we have right now. I talk more about this with you in the podcast. I hope you enjoy! Beautiful Things and Memories aims to showcase the beauty that we more often disregard everyday, to highlight moments and things that bring joy, and to establish that real life is tough but the strength it takes to push through is beautiful. Podcast Website: elaineaquino.com/podcast
03:05
November 18, 2019
06: Keeping content flowing on a busy schedule
Well, hello there! Today we have an audio version of my blog post regarding content creation during a particularly busy schedule. I believe our energies come in seasons and it’s important to honor the season you’re in. In this podcast, I talk to you about strategies and tactics that have helped me create all this content in advance. I hope you find it useful. Enjoy! Beautiful Things and Memories aims to showcase the beauty that we more often disregard everyday, to highlight moments and things that bring joy, and to establish that real life is tough but the strength it takes to push through is beautiful. Podcast Website: elaineaquino.com/podcast
05:05
November 17, 2019
05: Setting your own boundaries, not what others expect of you
Today’s podcast is all about setting your own boundaries as a creative with a Rebel Tendency. It talks about mornings, time monitoring, exercises, and values. I hope you enjoy! Beautiful Things and Memories aims to showcase the beauty that we more often disregard everyday, to highlight moments and things that bring joy, and to establish that real life is tough but the strength it takes to push through is beautiful. Podcast Website: elaineaquino.com/podcast
05:48
November 16, 2019
04: Being a minimalist when you never had much to start with
Hello, again! I’m back with another episode. This time we’re talking about Minimalism, especially in the context of not having much to start with. ;) Hope you enjoy! Beautiful Things and Memories aims to showcase the beauty that we more often disregard everyday, to highlight moments and things that bring joy, and to establish that real life is tough but the strength it takes to push through is beautiful. Podcast Website: elaineaquino.com/podcast
04:04
November 15, 2019
03: The issues of hiding pain
For today, we’re talking about the issues of hiding pain. We all experience pain but there are various ways in which we show or talk about them. In this episode, I talk about vulnerability, showing emotions, and verbalizing pain. Beautiful Things and Memories aims to showcase the beauty that we more often disregard everyday, to highlight moments and things that bring joy, and to establish that real life is tough but the strength it takes to push through is beautiful. Podcast Website: elaineaquino.com/podcast
03:47
November 14, 2019
02: What I learned from being chronically late
For today’s podcast, we’ll be talking about some of the lessons I learned from being chronically late. Beautiful Things and Memories aims to showcase the beauty that we more often disregard everyday, to highlight moments and things that bring joy, and to establish that real life is tough but the strength it takes to push through is beautiful. Podcast Website: elaineaquino.com/podcast
06:52
November 13, 2019
01: Creating beautiful things and memories
I am so glad to be presenting to you my very first podcast episode! Actually, this episode is simply an audio narration of the blog post on my website (elaineaquino.com). But I wanted to celebrate this very small win. I’ve worked hard with the time I had to put together these podcast episodes in case you’d like to listen to my blog wherever you are. :) I hope you like it. And as always, you can send your feedback regarding my content anytime through the contact page on my site. Enjoy! Beautiful Things and Memories aims to showcase the beauty that we more often disregard everyday, to highlight moments and things that bring joy, and to establish that real life is tough but the strength it takes to push through is beautiful. Podcast Website: elaineaquino.com/podcast
07:35
November 12, 2019