The Wild Hare

  A couple of years ago, when I started what has turned into my F3/Intensive coaching group for emerging jewelry designers, I got this wild hare of a thought. “Wouldn’t it be perfect” I thought, “if I had a tangible goal for these designers? A place to go and...

The Masochism Tango

    When I was a dancer on the rise the worst thing happened. My knee blew out. A career ending kind of injury. It was devastating, causing a sea change in my life that rippled for decades. So now that I’m a designer, and a reasonably established one at that... ...

The Groucho Moment

  Let's build on Seth's Groucho Moment.   Anyone think (deep down... come on now. be honest) that you might be a little too comfortable where you are? That your low sales (much as you like to bitch about them) keep your life at a manageable, familiar level?   The...

Confidence, Courage & the Unknown

    Confidence. Courage.   Same?   Or different?   Confidence comes from the sure knowledge that we "have this". You've performed the routine, you know the choreography, you’ve made the call before - the script is committed to memory.  ...

4 Questions When A Project Goes South

  When something doesn't work out, what do you do?   Bitch, moan, wail, cry, complain, sleep, suck your thumb, get revenge....?   How about figuring out what went wrong? So, like, you make sure it doesn't happen again? Crawl out from under your desk.... come on...

Dispassion

  My mom used to say she'd be just as happy selling pots and pans as fashion.    That never made sense to me until fairly recently. (I can be a little slow on the uptake) Looking back I fully believe that's why she was so good at what she did. While she obviously...

The Sunk Cost of Time

  There’s a meme, or a quote, or whatever you call it - I suppose if there’s a picture it’s a meme… is that how that works now? Anyway, there’s a meme/quote that goes something like, “Don’t cling to a mistake just because you spent a long time making it."   Lot...

Bad Things

  It's been a rough few here in Houston. It's looking like it may be rougher yet very shortly in Florida.    Bad things happen. Sometimes enormously bad things.    Acts of God size things. Health issues. Family crises. Gut punches that set us so far back on our...

The Next Dollar

  Prioritizing your workload and avoiding overwhelm are usually pretty high on the list of issues I hear about. The quick and dirty answer lies in a question:   What gets you closer to the next dollar?   Our first question in business should always be, “What gets...

Chrysalis

  Making the leap where from your ARE to where you want to be. It's like jumping across this big hole. This raging river. This… canyon.   You can SEE the other side. You can smell it, taste it. You can feel it on your skin.    It's the work you want to do. The...

Independence Day

  Freedom to make your own decisions.   Freedom to set your own standards.   Freedom to set your own schedule.   Freedom to call your own shots.   Freedom to be your own boss.   Freedom to write your own check.   Freedom to decide your own future.     Happy...

Scaling Your Imagination

  Think about your business right here, right now, today.   What are your sales?    10 orders a week? 20? 30? 2? 1?   How much time does it take you to design and create those orders, every week? The time you take selecting the materials, gathering and organizing...

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The Wild Hare

  A couple of years ago, when I started what has turned into my F3/Intensive coaching group for emerging jewelry designers, I got this wild hare of a thought. “Wouldn’t it be perfect” I thought, “if I had a tangible goal for these designers? A place to go and...

The Masochism Tango

    When I was a dancer on the rise the worst thing happened. My knee blew out. A career ending kind of injury. It was devastating, causing a sea change in my life that rippled for decades. So now that I’m a designer, and a reasonably established one at that... ...

The Groucho Moment

  Let's build on Seth's Groucho Moment.   Anyone think (deep down... come on now. be honest) that you might be a little too comfortable where you are? That your low sales (much as you like to bitch about them) keep your life at a manageable, familiar level?   The...

Confidence, Courage & the Unknown

    Confidence. Courage.   Same?   Or different?   Confidence comes from the sure knowledge that we "have this". You've performed the routine, you know the choreography, you’ve made the call before - the script is committed to memory.  ...

4 Questions When A Project Goes South

  When something doesn't work out, what do you do?   Bitch, moan, wail, cry, complain, sleep, suck your thumb, get revenge....?   How about figuring out what went wrong? So, like, you make sure it doesn't happen again? Crawl out from under your desk.... come on...

Dispassion

  My mom used to say she'd be just as happy selling pots and pans as fashion.    That never made sense to me until fairly recently. (I can be a little slow on the uptake) Looking back I fully believe that's why she was so good at what she did. While she obviously...

The Sunk Cost of Time

  There’s a meme, or a quote, or whatever you call it - I suppose if there’s a picture it’s a meme… is that how that works now? Anyway, there’s a meme/quote that goes something like, “Don’t cling to a mistake just because you spent a long time making it."   Lot...

Bad Things

  It's been a rough few here in Houston. It's looking like it may be rougher yet very shortly in Florida.    Bad things happen. Sometimes enormously bad things.    Acts of God size things. Health issues. Family crises. Gut punches that set us so far back on our...

The Next Dollar

  Prioritizing your workload and avoiding overwhelm are usually pretty high on the list of issues I hear about. The quick and dirty answer lies in a question:   What gets you closer to the next dollar?   Our first question in business should always be, “What gets...

Chrysalis

  Making the leap where from your ARE to where you want to be. It's like jumping across this big hole. This raging river. This… canyon.   You can SEE the other side. You can smell it, taste it. You can feel it on your skin.    It's the work you want to do. The...

Independence Day

  Freedom to make your own decisions.   Freedom to set your own standards.   Freedom to set your own schedule.   Freedom to call your own shots.   Freedom to be your own boss.   Freedom to write your own check.   Freedom to decide your own future.     Happy...

Scaling Your Imagination

  Think about your business right here, right now, today.   What are your sales?    10 orders a week? 20? 30? 2? 1?   How much time does it take you to design and create those orders, every week? The time you take selecting the materials, gathering and organizing...

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