Elena Explains it All!
On the G&E Show this week it was all about the fans! You guys hit me with questions on relationships, business, being a woman, and much more – real questions, real answers.
UNDERSTANDING YOUR ROLE
Something that Grant and I do well, is delegate who does what in our relationship. When you have two alphas’ in a relationship, not going to lie, it can be a constant battle (because love is a battlefield, am I right?). You must be willing to let go of the reigns a bit; setting the other person free to do what they do best. That’s not to say, you don’t take their thoughts and feelings into consideration, you do, and you should, but that role is yours and you should be able to make the final call. There is no need to run every move by Grant, just like he doesn’t run everything by me, but we’re good that way. We understand our roles on the team, and we play them well. In other words, you’re not going to like everything but just roll with it!
IS IT OK FOR YOU TO OUTSHINE YOUR HUSBAND?
Abso-freakin-lutely! Yes, of course it’s ok to outshine your partner at times, but we never forget the foundation. We are a TEAM. When I shine, he shines. When he wins, I win etc.…. Throughout this journey together, we will each have our moments to shine. The other person needs to sit back, relax and enjoy the show. This concept becomes easier to understand once you know the following:
- Who you are as a couple
- What your goals are as a couple
- What your brand is as a couple
- Let go of the Ego
At the end of the day, we will do whatever, in whatever situation that’s going to be the most optimal for us and our survival. Period.
WHAT’S YOUR PROUDEST MOMENT THUS FAR?
Here’s where it got real. My proudest moment in my entire life, was when I delivered two girls, naturally. Let me say that again for the people in the back, NATURAL. No drugs, in my home, no epidural, nada. After getting through that, I know myself as a human being. It helped me find strength within myself that has transferred into everything I do in life. If I can muscle through that, I can push my way through anything (pun intended).
BEAUTY VS. BRAWNS: HOW DO YOU JUGGLE BOTH?
I’m expected to be glamorous, refined and classy – and for the most part, I love that role. It is a role that is very natural for me to play. On the other hand, boxing and MMA are things I need to work on, they don’t come as natural to me, but they are the truest to who I am, if that makes sense? My goal is to have multiple different weapons in my arsenal. I am not a one-track chic. For me, I have to expand my dimensions as a woman. It’s what makes me who I am.
WHAT’S THE HARDEST THING ABOUT BEING IN THE SPOTLIGHT?
That’s easy, how accountable I must be. I want to achieve greatness, and with greatness comes big responsibility. I am in no way complaining, but it is hard. I do not have an excuse, I must be accountable ALL the time. Self-monitoring is not my favorite thing, but it comes with the territory. I truly believe Grant and I have knowledge we must share with you, but for you to listen, I have to be accountable.
A WOMAN IN A “MAN’S WORLD”
You’ve heard the saying… this is a man’s world.
Well I’m here to tell you, the world ain’t nothing without a woman. Now, I’m not saying that because one is better than the other, I’m saying that because men and women need each other. And the sooner you get on the same page with your significant other and have direct communication, the sooner your empire will begin to take shape.
Build an Empire,