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Well O.K. then.

You thought I’d forgotten you hadn’t you ;)

Never.

I’ve been trying to figure things out.

I’ve just finished the first week of the Flourish and Thrive course, which has made me sit down and really think about my jewelry making.

Of course this has brought out all my ambiguity issues.

Do I want to take my jewelry seriously, or do I want to keep it as an expensive hobby?

In the Hobby Corner.

If I don’t try harder to get rid of the stuff it’ll just keep on piling up and when I die the people who live with me will find billions of pieces of jewelry stashed away in every nook and cranny.

Could work. They could sell it all and retire to Hawaii.

In the Serious Corner.

But I want to see if I can do it. I want to feel successful, and make money, and feel grown up.

But. Do you really want to work that hard?

Hobby Corner.

It’s fun, you get to make what ever you want, when ever you want to.

But, you’re always wondering… what it.

Serious Corner.

You might end up investing in it and then you’re stuck.  What if you can’t do it. What if you have to actually go out and talk to people, and do the sales pitch stuff.

Hobby Corner.

You take yourself too seriously. Get over it.

Serious Corner.

What if you find out that you’re lazy or if as soon as you decided to make a go of it, you get bored and flunk out?

Am I a flunker?

I hate that I might be a flunker…

I tell you this only because my brain will explode otherwise.

Also, I know there are others of you out there who think the same as me and hopefully you’ll find comfort in knowing you’re not alone.

(Please tell me I’m not the only one)

Bottom line is I think that this is all fear and no confidence, and so I’m just going to know it’s there and let it go already.

The good thing about the Flourish and Thrive class is that it has made me think about it and sort out in my mind how I can accommodate my fears.

It really doesn’t have to be that hard.

Of course, I haven’t done all of the homework yet, because it’s too hard.

;)

The hardest thing I’ve come up against so far is discovering who my dream client is. And that’s the first darn question in the course!

Frankly I just don’t know what ‘type’ of person wears my jewelry, and this is important as then you know who to target. If it’s just a hobby I guess this doesn’t matter as much, although it still helps you when you come to selling it.

I can’t believe that I’m still stuck on Monday’s paper.

Not going to worry about it. I’m just gong to let it hang out with me for a while.

Hopefully it will smack me in the face soon so I can move on to question two…

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Ocean Jasper

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Man!

What am I going to do with it all…

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I’m a bit of a chicken.

But I’ve thrown caution to the wind and joined Flourish and Thrive.

So far I feel that I’ve been working on perfecting my jewelry making skills, but (scary but) perhaps now I’m ready to take another step.

I’m trying to concentrate on the idea that you won’t die just by going up to your comfort line and take one tiny step over it.

A tiny step can’t be that bad can it…

I think that the problem I’ve always had is that I’m never that sure what to do with my jewelry and where it fits, but I can’t be the only one who worries about that… can I?

There are thousands of billions of people out there.

I can’t be unique in my worries… can I?

So it starts today.

At 11 o’clock.

I’ve tried checking around to see if my jewelry holds up to some of the other member’s work.

Still not sure about that, but I’ve paid now so too bad.

However,

I expect over this next six weeks to transform into a wonderfully confident jewelry maker who is ready to take on the world.

I’ll keep you up to date with how that’s going…

:/

Some newbies

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Turquoise

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Not sure what’s going on here.

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And some earrings.

So I’m off now to start my new adventure day.

I think I’ll be alright…


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