You may know Raven Elyse from her "Mom Vlogs" on YouTube. But do you REALLY know her? It's time to get real and talk about more than just being a mom. These are uncut conversations about everything from mental health to dating advice, stories from college, to secrets of success. On Another Note is a deep dive into who Raven Elyse really is. A look into her passions, opinions, and whatever else is on her mind!
Is Entrepreneurship Better Than The 9-5 Life? (ft. Tayllor Lloyd)
Tayllor Lloyd is a close friend of mine that I met through social media. I eventually hired her on to the RETV team as an Instagram Strategist to help me stay organized with my photo content. Now she's HR, Operations Manager and one of my best friends! Tayllor has had a quite a journey through various careers both in the corporate world and as an entrepreneur. But is one any better than the other? What are the pros and cons? And what advice does she have to share?
17/08/2023 • 1 hour 1 minute 25 seconds
My Assistant Spills The Tea: The Best & Worst Parts of Working for Me! (ft. Zoe)
My personal assistant is here to spill the tea on what it's really like to work for me! I hired Zoe at the beginning of this year to basically just help run my entire life. This is no easy job and now you get to hear the inside scoop, including how much I pay her, the challenges she might face, and the funny little quirks that she notices since she's in my house every day!
11/05/2023 • 46 minutes 13 seconds
#AskRaven | My Advice For Outgrowing Friends, Keeping Secrets, Toddler Tantrums & More!
Welcome to the first installment of #AskRaven! I'm giving you specific advice about your REAL scenarios! In this episode, I discuss how to deal with outgrowing old friendships, my advice for dealing with toddler temper tantrums, when you should or shouldn't keep a big secret for someone, and a lot of other difficult real-life situations.
28/04/2023 • 1 hour 45 seconds
My Mom is My Manager: The Pros & Cons
My mom, (Chef) Toni has been my business manager since 2015. She oversees pretty much every moving part of my company and there are also a ton of personal matters intertwined into her role. There are definitely pros and cons to working so closely with my own mother. In this episode, we answer your questions about that dynamic and our relationship in general.
12/04/2023 • 55 minutes 44 seconds
The Truth About My Current Struggles
Finally fully explaining what I've really been struggling with lately. I've felt frustrated, burnt out, and I've felt like I'm not walking in my purpose as content creator anymore. The difficult part is that I'm limited in what I can do about it, since I'm trying to respect some personal boundaries. But I'm doing my best to find a compromise.
02/03/2023 • 46 minutes 1 second
Balancing Everything as Single Moms ft. SincerelySadie
So excited to introduce y'all to my very first special guest on the podcast, my bestie, Sadie! (@SincerelySadieXO) The way we became friends just had to be divine timing and our friendship is unique because of how much we have in common as single moms. In this episode we answer your questions about being single, raising kids, dating, and balancing it all.
13/02/2023 • 1 hour 23 minutes 18 seconds
Q&A: Advice for Reaching Goals, The Dad Question, More Kids?
Answering your questions on a variety of topics! What's my best advice to help you reach your goals? Does my daughter ask about her dad? Do I want more kids? And more!
08/11/2022 • 43 minutes 40 seconds
I Need Another Job + Parenting and Dating Update
Things are changing in the influencer marketing industry and I've noticed that I need to get serious about creating other streams of income. Plus I've had to adjust to my daughter's new public school routine and juggle my dating life at the same time. Here's a little life update!
12/10/2022 • 41 minutes 42 seconds
My Biggest Mental Health Struggles
[TRIGGER WARNING: mention of suicide and abuse] I didn't fully realize it in middle school, but I think I've been struggling with depression and anxiety since then. Over the years I've had intense panic attacks, dealt with a ton of self-hate which led to unhealthy habits and even suicidal ideation. While I'm doing a bit better these days, I still struggle, and here's why.
10/05/2022 • 1 hour 24 minutes 15 seconds
The Dark Side of Being an Influencer
I've been a full time influencer since 2015, and I've been creating online content since 2008. That's 14 years of experience in this industry. This is many people's dream job, but there are downsides I've discovered over the years that you may not be fully aware of as a viewer. We all know that every job is going to come with some sort of negativity, but there are some very specific experiences that come with sharing your life online. Definitely some things to consider before deciding to become an influencer!
26/01/2022 • 48 minutes 3 seconds
This Is Why I Have Trust Issues.
I'm finally ready to explain why my last relationship ended. I've avoided this for several reasons, but a big one is sheer embarrassment. I made a lot of mistakes in this relationship which led to a humiliating outcome. But it was a learning experience and it's time to be honest with myself about where I went wrong.
17/12/2021 • 1 hour 37 minutes 16 seconds
Do I Believe In God?
It's never been a secret that I'm not religious. And I've pretty much always been this way. But why? And what exactly does that mean? Do I believe in God at all? Is there a difference between religion and spirituality? And where do I personally fall on that scale?
07/09/2021 • 1 hour 18 minutes 24 seconds
Q&A: My Thoughts on Dating and Marriage
I asked my listeners to ask me anything they wanted to know about my thoughts on dating and relationships in general. I definitely have an interesting (maybe even "weird") perspective on a lot of these things. But I'm self-aware enough to know that my feelings may change. For now, here's how I really feel.
30/08/2021 • 1 hour 3 minutes 38 seconds
Here's Why I'm Single
Dating for me recently has been...not great. I've been single for about 3 years and I'm struggling in a few areas when it comes to my love life. It's really strange how becoming more successful has actually negatively impacted my experiences with men. I'm just confused.
21/08/2021 • 54 minutes 33 seconds
What I've Learned Since Making My First Million
Yup. I reached my goal of having a "million dollar year" last year. Now that I'm in a new tax bracket, I've learned a lot about myself. It's been very eye-opening to realize what having wealth really feels like and what it actually means for my life and my mental health. While it may be considered taboo to talk about, I'm ready to share what I've learned.
21/07/2021 • 1 hour 2 minutes 25 seconds
Being a Baby Mama: Stereotypes, My Story & Advice
What does the world think of "baby mamas"? And in turn, what does the world think of me? I'm a single mom and I've faced a lot of judgement and false accusations. It's time for me to speak my truth about the realities of being a single mom.
07/07/2021 • 56 minutes 39 seconds
Intro: This Scares Me.
As an introductory episode before we get into the real topics I have planned, I wanted to first talk about why I wanted to start this podcast, and also what's been holding me back up until now. I've always felt somewhat restricted on my other platforms, but this is going to be different!