The Art of Lost and Found is a podcast that explores creative recovery and transformation. Creativity is a tool to help you consider alternative perspectives, experiment with new ideas and better deal with uncertainty and challenges across all areas of your life. Join Creative Amplifier, Brooke Estin on a creative journey to explore stories and uncover insights, resources and tools that help you align to your most creative, purposeful life.
#34 | How to Design a Strategic Personal Brand | Nadine Hanafi
Today, we welcome creative extraordinaire, Nadine Hanafi as she shares how she monetized her creativity using strategic visual design. She's an award-winning designer, creative entrepreneur, and founder of We Are Visual and Digital Brand Kit. Nadine believes that beautiful branding is not a vanity accessory. It's a growth catalyst. When you have beautiful strategic branding, showing up is not just easier, but it's more exciting. And that confident glowing energy that you get from having impeccable branding permeates through everything you do.
Nadine is a master of personal branding. She's known for her incredible digital business strategy capacity and her visual storytelling. Her work focuses on helping online experts package their knowledge and uniqueness into irresistible brands.
Nadine and I first met several years ago when we were both working for the personal brand strategy firm, Brand Builders Group, where she was leading creative direction.
What I loved most about this conversation was something that Nadine said towards the end. She said that one of the things that she wished that she had known earlier was that the growth of her business and her external success in the world was dependent on how much internal growth she had done. When your external success exceeds the work that you've done internally, you can't continue to grow and evolve.
So the fact that she would give herself advice about being more focused on internal wellbeing and personal growth and development, excavating the things that are keeping us small and amplifying the things that are magical and amazing about us, just endeared her that much more to me.
To follow more of Nadine's journey, head over to nadinehanafi.com or Nadine.Hanafi on Instagram.
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#33 | Intuition vs Fear: My Multi-Million Dollar Lesson | Brooke Estin
In today's quick solo episode, I share a story of how my biggest client taught me to work with my intuition. It's the story of how I came to work with a client who I helped take from $0 to $3 million and how I learned to distinguish my intuition from my fear, and then identify past triggers I was bringing to the current situation that were keeping me playing small.
Working with this multi-million dollar client helped me learn about my own intuition and how it can be harnessed to make better decisions in both my personal and professional life. It helped me better understand the space "where the woo meets the work".
We explore the importance of translating intuition into action and creating structures that support intuitive decision-making.
Intuition is a valuable tool for making choices that are in alignment with one's true self.
Deep contemplation and meditation can help connect with intuition and distinguish it from fear or past trauma.
Translating intuition into action requires setting boundaries, communicating clearly, and being willing to walk away if necessary.
Developing intuition involves practices such as silence, writing, and trying out different scenarios.
Protecting and honoring oneself is essential in the process of connecting with intuition and making intuitive decisions.
Combining intuition with practical work strategies can lead to positive outcomes and personal growth.
00:00 Introduction: The Woo Meets the Work
01:40 Understanding Intuition
04:06 Listening to Intuition: A Personal Story
09:44 Deep Contemplation and Meditation
12:14 Translating Intuition into Action
19:43 Developing Intuition for Better Decision-Making
21:10 Practices for Connecting with Intuition
23:06 Protecting and Honoring Yourself
24:06 The Magic of Combining Woo and Work
#32 | How to Work With Evolutionary Intelligence | Emily Lane, Evolutionary Intelligence Academy
Emily Lane is a futurist and founder of the Evolutionary Intelligence Academy. With a professional background in business, a near-death experience catapulted her into a 20-year quest for deeper meaning and purpose. Her journey led her to distill, explore, and apply some of the most leading-edge inner technologies of our world today. Emily works multi-dimensionally and she shares practical tools of evolutionary intelligence so that leaders and pioneers can solidify their clarity, purpose, and of course, their creative power.
Emily consults on the birth and direction of evolutionary projects, and she shared the stage with luminaries from academia, the World Bank, the United Nations, and World Economic Forum, among many others.
She's spoken in front of royalty, in front of governments, Silicon Valley executives, and thousands of pioneers around the world. She's been published by Mindful Leader and taught at the Omega Institute in New York. She was a founding partner of the groundbreaking Conscious Business World Summit and former host of the world's largest Mindfulness in Business Conference, Wisdom 2.0 in San Francisco.
All of her work is infused with uplifting activation energy and of course, her Irish sense of humor. This comes through quite a bit in the podcast. Our conversation focused on the intersection of creativity, entrepreneurship, leadership and personal development.
As woo or esoteric, as some of these ideas can feel at first, Emily is the master at making these concepts accessible, understandable, and actionable. In this conversation, she guides us through a step-by-step process to help us identify and connect with our inner guidance. This is part of what she calls connecting to evolutionary intelligence.
We do this so that we can access that power to make practical decisions in our life and our work. Stay tuned to the end where Emily introduces her six week program for evolutionary leaders, which I very much look forward to participating in myself starting January, 2024.
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#31 "Type-A" Creative on Life + Grief | Joanne Garcia, Creative Director + Photographer + Youtuber
Today, we welcome a creative powerhouse and true soul sister: Joanne "Jo" Garcia.
As a first-generation all-American girl raised by Filipino immigrants in the US, Jo is one of those rare breeds of creatives who's equal parts creative thinker and master executor. She's a creative who gets shit done.
While meeting Jo was a blessing, the circumstances of our meeting were heartbreaking. My dear friend Elaine battled breast cancer for four years before it took her life this time last year. During this time, Jo stepped into the most demanding role of her life - being the caretaker of our dying friend.
In this episode, we speak about Jo's creative journey, the love, loss, and redemption she has experienced, and how her creativity has been an essential part of her burnout recovery that she's used to reclaim her life in the wake of extreme loss.
#30 Cultivate Love, Abundance and Freedom | Brooke Estin
This week's mini-episode is a dive into how I'm managing to counter the dip in energy and spirits that often occur during the fall-winter seasons.
For the next 21 days, I am committing to random acts of kindness as a way to cultivate my intentions of bringing in more love, abundance and freedom into my life. I share some of my own reflections on not meeting my own expectations and the disappointment that followed and why seeking perspective and recalibrating is essential during those lower moments.
In setting the intention to manifest more love, abundance, and freedom, I've decided to challenge myself to align my inner world with the tangible external world.
The fall-winter seasons can bring a dip in energy and spirits, leading to self-judgment and fear. It's important to seek perspective and not dwell in negative emotions.
Setting intentions for love, abundance, and freedom can help shift energy and cultivate a positive mindset.
Acts of kindness and generosity can have a ripple effect and bring joy to both the giver and the receiver.
Aligning actions with internal cultivation and practicing what you preach is essential for personal growth and integrity.
00:37 The Decision to Do 21 Days of Random Acts of Kindness
03:00 Reflecting on Expectations and Disappointment
04:26 Seeking Perspective and Recalibrating
05:26 Setting Intentions for Love, Abundance, and Freedom
08:47 The 21-Day Kindness Challenge
10:14 Aligning Actions with Internal Cultivation
13:17 Opening Doors for Love, Abundance, and Freedom
14:37 Being Opportunistic with Acts of Kindness
15:35 Cultivating Energy of Love, Abundance, and Freedom
17:02 Commitment to 21 Days of Acts of Service
18:29 Invitation to Join the Challenge
#29 How to Choose + Customize a Website Template | Brooke Estin
Today, I’m diving into website templates and how to confidently choose and customize one so you feel clear and confident moving forward.
Be sure to stay all the way through the end where I’ll share my favorite website template partners and a 15-20% off your website. And if you listen to this before Black Friday, then you’ll be able to get up to 40% off.
Whether you're a seasoned entrepreneur or just starting your business journey, this podcast will equip you with the knowledge and tools to create a website that reflects your unique brand and effectively serves your target audience.
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Brooke is a great host and her guests are equally as good. I love hearing about their career journeys. It's also very informative.
LOVE the lightness through heavy topics
Brooke has a unique way of bringing light to heavy, serious topics. I love feeling refreshed and related to after listening. We are not alone and there is light in every experience. Thank you for bringing these topics to us :)
One episode & I’m already a fan!!
Even though this podcast is brand new I already love it and am looking forward to more episodes! I LOVED Brooke & Diem’s conversation about artistic identity... related so strongly with that struggle. Brooke is great at holding space and digging deeper in the conversation. Can’t wait to hear her explore more topics around creativity!