Last updated on October 1st, 2014 at 03:50 pm
Goal Status: Jewelry in retail space starting this Saturday
You may recall my mentioning that I would be spending the weekend getting my inventory sheet and jewelry prepped to take down to Haus Fortuna on Tuesday.
Have you ever had your dream time taken over by unforeseen circumstances? It starts so innocent with the “Mom? Can I meet my girlfriend at the ice arena?”. Then grocery shopping. Then dinner at my sisters. Then Monday once again.
The 11th hour cramming session ensued.
Here are a few tips for those looking to avoid my insanity and create some of their own.
1. Start cataloging now:
If you can’t name, number, or describe your stuff, you can’t sell it. Anywhere. I know too many artists who create and then totally avoid this step. Or leave it up to the store owner.
2. Take photos
When you are working on your art, you KNOW you will never forget every detail. Two projects later, you may have forgotten where you put it, let alone if that was sterling wire or silver plate. Track details about your project, while you work on it.
3. Stay organized
If you have been in my office and seen my desk, feel free to laugh here. Yes, there is some chaos in any creative process, but at some point the ability to FIND the items you created in one place is super handy.
With any luck, and the continued support/cajoling of my fellow dreamers, this streak of productivity will continue.
After this week’s experiences is to always remember the mantra of every successful entrepreneur: “Think big. Start small. Move fast.”
Next on my list:Â find time to make more jewelry.
Enjoy a sparkle in your busy day ~ Heather
(Heather’s dream is to have multiple streams of income, starting with launching an e-commerce website that showcases her one-of-a-kind designer jewelry, which are crafted by her.Â Heather’s post day is Thursday and her newly launched sites are couture jewelry available through For Your Adornment, andÂ Twitter background design on Twitter And Beyond)
2010 DREAM GOAL:Â $25,000 A MONTH FROM 6 SOURCES OF INCOME BY NOVEMBER 01, 2010 & WALK/RUN/CRAWL THE BAY TO BREAKERS IN SUPPORT OF VERONICA’S DREAM
Heather Montgomery is a fitness writer, triathlete, and serial entrepreneur who is devoted to sharing what she has learned about becoming a triathlete after age 40. She uses her Metabolic Training Certification to help other women struggling to get fit in mid-life. She lives and trains in Santa Rosa, California, the new home of the Ironman triathlon. You can find her biking the Sonoma County wine trails.
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