Alright, today is pretty Awesome! We decided that the time was now, and launched our business into full throttle mode! It seems like it is an “overnight” decision, but it has been months and years in the making and it has arrived!
We have been working extremely hard in the past few weeks with our FAITH COLLECTION, NATURE COLLECTION, and adding to our Fine Jewelry and Custom Jewelry line. All of our Jewelry can be found on Dahlia Lane Boutique, https://dahlialaneboutique.com/
This Sterling Silver Bracelet with brass stamped words, “BE BRAVE” is made to make you smile! We all need reminded to BE BRAVE! Whether, you are fighting the car pool line, have that big interview, starting that New Business, or going through a storm! You Have Got This!
This past week we were so inspired to make a few inspirational pieces that are very close to our hearts!
So, we just wanted to share this little part of our journey with you! Wishing you a VERY BLESSED day in this amazing and Powerful Season!
If this blog post finds you going through a storm, know that YOU can get through it, KNOW that all storms end, KNOW that YOU are BRAVE!!!!
Time. It is an interesting commodity, and truly cannot be bought or sold. We do make choices on what and where we give our time away though, don’t we? You don’t get a refund on “wasted” time. Here is another interesting thought, everyBody gets the same twenty-four hours in a day. This little bit of wisdom is from https://tubofcash.com Tim S. Kim, an Immigrant Millionaire who has a great Blog! Changed my life, you should for sure check it out! https://www.tubofcash.com
Yesterday, I decided my dream client for my NEW SEASON of Jewelry Business! https://www.sundancecatalog.com But, how do I get there? What makes anyone an “expert?”
To be considered an “expert” in something: word has it that it equates to The 10,000 Hour Rule — closely associated with pop psych writer Malcolm Gladwell The principle holds that 10,000 hours of “deliberate practice” are needed to become world-class in any field. (this is courtesy of “google.com”.)
So, I have come to a reasonable conclusion that I have truly traded potential for comfort and greatness for mediocrity. Yikes and AHA…
Today I begin my daily journal of 222words, for the next 365 days.
My goal: To be featured Artisan in https://www.sundancecatalog.com
How?: Scare the crap out of myself and leave Comfort zone, What is the worst that could happen? If you have nothing to lose, Nothing.
These leaves symbolize growth and establishment! Today I feel and know that I am stepping into an assignment. It is the stuff of destiny, and a season that I knew would come when I was ready.(TRUTH: When the good Lord made me ready because it is HIS timing not mine) I was reminded today of a memory of when I was seven years old. Our Assignment was “What I want to be when I grow Up.”
I had drew a picture of me, with the words, “I will be an Artist like my Grandpa.” That was of course before the world, friends and family slowly talk you out of your destiny, and unfortunately you let them.
Yesterday at “work” there was a moment where I wanted to scream at the top of my lungs, “I QUIT” and walk out. It is a heavy place, and a very difficult industry with inexperienced people running it. So, I went to eat lunch alone in my car and prayed.
Grace to get through the day and seriously only the Grace of God could sustain me. Thank you Lord!!
On today, I will embrace that “I am an Artist, like my Grandpa,” and stay in Joy 🙂
The “9-5” job quickly became a Dead End, So, here I go full steam ahead to BUILD my Business!
Normally I would have been bummed as the alarm went off this morning for the “Monday!” However, on this Monday I had the day off! Working for a company where the schedule is all over the place, with rarely two days off together leaves a bit to be desired. Sometimes though, we actually get to find out what our schedule is more than a week in advance. (You know like the rest of almost all other companies!)
So, as a way of documenting the positive things that happen so I can look back at this over a year from now and say, WOW…Look how far I have come!! Here are a few things that are really positive about this corporate gig!
#1. My work buddy brings in gummy bears for the junk food drawer.
#2. There are a multitude of reports and memos, everyday, morning reports, invoice reports, updated reports, and about every week or so Corporate comes up with yet another change that completely disqualifies you from a promotion, raise of any kind. More “write up” underlying or blatant passive aggressive corporate non-sense that some executive bi-polar decided would make the bottom of the pyramid more productive. ALWAYS something to read!
Dear Future me, January 29th, 2018 was the day you decided to leave this dead end job, YOU are worth more!!
In this new year of 2018, I made a plan to start a blog. Here it is, “Ta Da!” I had contemplated telling a little bit about the back-story of who I am, and how I got here? It is difficult to know where to start! The year was 1978, when…NOPE, this is not that kindof blog. Let me tell you friend, where I have been is not near as important as where I am going, and TRUTH moment, there is not a single thing I can do about days gone by!
So, WHAT is this blog going to be about? Pretty much Jewelry and Cooking, my two favorite pass times! Which is why this Blog is named, “Jewels” for Jewelry and “Julia” after the late Julia Child cook extraordinaire!
A welcomed project to help me escape the tedious and dreadful corporate America deadend job that I let consume the fifty hours of daylight during the week.
I write this in here so that after the first 365 days I can reference this and see how far I have come in my career. Like I stated above, where I have been is not near as important as where I am going! God Willing, a year from now I can look back and see with different perspective, that only time brings.