How the Art of Letting Go Can Strengthen Your Stories

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This Week’s Episode:

I’m sitting with my mom looking over old photos. At one point, I ask her if I ever played with dolls as a kid. She kind of smirks and says, “As soon as you received any doll that was given to you, off came the clothes. The doll was tossed aside, and your stuffed animals became the best-dressed toys in the world.”

My mom then points to one particular photo of me with our Siamese kitty Samantha. In it, I have her under my arm dressed in one of my nightgowns!

“We had to capture this moment. And you always had a story to tell us.”

My special guest today also had a magical childhood filled with stuffed animals. Elora Marquez created make-believe stories with hers set to music from her father’s turntable. In fact, her life has always been filled with creativity: from jewelry-making to dance and music to photography to painting and beyond!

If you’re curious to know:

What life lesson does the world of painting have to offer to storytellers? How does just being human allow you to influence the story of others on this planet?

Then tune in as she and I talk about the many avenues of storytelling creativity, an intuitive push to transition from the corporate world into the art world, letting go of old unwanted stories, and even the bright side of dementia as it relates to story.

What you will learn in this episode:

What you will learn in this episode:

  • How you can create stories out of simple objects
  • What ideal state allows you as a storyteller to flourish and influence others
  • How relinquishing control of old stories helps the next generation

Who is Elora?

Elora Marquez is a multi-hyphenate creative who used to work in the corporate world but has always loved the world of art (whether it’s fashion, photography, or dance) thanks to being raised by a photographer dad and fashion designer mom. When stress at her job started to deteriorate her health, she quit and went back to college part-time to take art classes and rekindle her love of the art world. She started teaching photography with her dad, dove back into making jewelry (which she’s loved since age 7), and took up painting which she infuses with reiki to leave others with a sense of calm joy.

In 2015, she started a jewelry-making business and had her pieces featured on TV and sold in numerous fairs, galleries, shops, and boutiques like Bloomingdales. And she plans to fuse her love of painting, jewelry, and photography to play with others who want to learn in workshops and classes.

Currently, Elora and her husband Jason raise four kids: twins Mason and Ella, with stepkids Jonah and Cecilia. Together, they’re passionate about supporting their community and the world and inspiring people to live fully self-expressed and healthy lives.

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FREE TRAINING: LEARN THE #1 MOST IMPORTANT TOOL THAT YOU NEED TO SUCCEED

You’ll also receive storytelling secrets each week from our show.
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Ready to be unforgettable? Good.

FREE TRAINING: LEARN THE #1 MOST IMPORTANT TOOL THAT YOU NEED TO SUCCEED

  • Increase your confidence
  • Build trust with prospects - fast
  • Stand out against competition
  • Captivate your audience
  • Be the one they remember
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