Flourish & Thrive Academy is offering a scholarship for their upcoming "Laying the Foundation" Course and I want to be considered for this contest so I am putting myself out there and taking on the write a blog post entry.
My jewelry business is hidden right now. I have not given it the chance to flourish at all. I have designs and materials but I have no direction. I have read "all" books and taken "all" the free online webinars, seminars and ecourses but have not implemented a thing. I am just treading water in my business and can not seem to get it off to a start. I need to go back to the beginning and start over. My Mom always said "If you have a good foundation you can succeed at anything". "All" that has not worked because in truth I need to "lay the foundation" to succeed.
I am being held back by myself! I do not have the confidence to put myself or my work out there and I keep "finding" other things to do to keep me in that comfort zone, did I just see another free ecourse? I need a jolt to get me back in the studio and finishing the designs that are trapped in my head and on the pages of the sketchbook. I believe that jolt is being part of Flourish & Thrive's Laying the Foundation Course for 2015. After listening to Robin and Tracy speak I can feel it.
I do see my business succeeding and I am not afraid to say I need help from people that have walked this path before. I would like to see my work on the web, in galleries and boutiques and, dare I say it out loud, catalogs. I want to be sought after and to be known for more than just an artist. My dream is to one day have a flourishing business that supports me and the lifestyle I dream of having, instead of me supporting my business. I would love to teach nationally and internationally and I know I am a long way from doing that sitting in my studio today.
I feel that "Laying the Foundation" will teach me the tools I need to move forward and give me the confidence I desire to believe in myself, while building on what I have learned to this point. I do want to flourish and thrive and to give back in the future.