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EP202: How to Lean into Your Creative Brilliance to Build a Better Business

Thrive By Design: Business and Marketing Strategy for Fashion, Jewelry and Creative Brands

Release Date: 05/21/2019

EP220: Building Community and Die Hard Fans Around Your Brand with Chelsea Farmer show art EP220: Building Community and Die Hard Fans Around Your Brand with Chelsea Farmer

Thrive By Design: Business and Marketing Strategy for Fashion, Jewelry and Creative Brands

If you’re struggling with social media, read on… You can have a strong social media presence and an online community of raving fans without having millions of followers. What’s more valuable than numbers is how you engage with your following and how they engage with each other. Having 100 active followers is so much better than having 1,000 that never say anything. And you don’t need a huge team of social media managers, copywriters, and marketing experts for your online accounts to succeed. With the right strategy, you can build a flourishing community around your brand....

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EP219: Top 10 Takeaways of Our SOS Live Retreat (Success Stories with Designers) show art EP219: Top 10 Takeaways of Our SOS Live Retreat (Success Stories with Designers)

Thrive By Design: Business and Marketing Strategy for Fashion, Jewelry and Creative Brands

I am just beaming today, m’dear! My team and I just wrapped up our quarterly SOS Live Retreat in NYC… and it was incredible! When I was just getting started in business, it was mastermind sessions with peers that were the most groundbreaking for my professional growth. I think getting together and brainstorming is one of the most valuable things we can do as a community. After all these years, I’m so happy to be hosting a quarterly live retreat for the students in my Strategic Onlines Sales Accelerator program (SOS). I’m still riding the high from working with so many brilliant...

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EP 218:  The Biggest Website Design and Conversion Mistakes Jewelry Designers Make and How to Fix Them show art EP 218: The Biggest Website Design and Conversion Mistakes Jewelry Designers Make and How to Fix Them

Thrive By Design: Business and Marketing Strategy for Fashion, Jewelry and Creative Brands

Have you ever noticed that grocery store layouts are all pretty much the same? The bakery is near the front, where you’re met with the comforting aroma of fresh bread. The dairy is in the back, so you have to walk through the whole store just to buy milk. The candy is by the register, a tempting and effective upsell.  This is not by accident – in fact, there are professionals who get paid a lot of money to map your journey through the store in a way that gets you to buy more stuff. The psychology of profit has been of interest to owners of grocery stores and supermarkets since, like,...

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EP217: How One Designer Increased Her Sales by 47% After the Tragic Loss of Her Mother with Twyla Dill show art EP217: How One Designer Increased Her Sales by 47% After the Tragic Loss of Her Mother with Twyla Dill

Thrive By Design: Business and Marketing Strategy for Fashion, Jewelry and Creative Brands

I am constantly blown away by the resilience and creativity from the designers in our community. Twyla Dill is one radiant example. While living in Turkey, Twyla learned how to make Oya, a delicate lace crocheted from thread. With plenty of inspiration, but no background in jewelry, she set to work creating pieces that blended the Turkish lace technique with a modern aesthetic. Eventually, Twyla Dill Designs was born. In April of 2019, Twyla’s second year in business, her mom passed away after years of battling Multiple Sclerosis. Needless to say, it was a tragic loss for Twyla and her...

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EP216: Why Selling at Shows Might be Killing Your Business show art EP216: Why Selling at Shows Might be Killing Your Business

Thrive By Design: Business and Marketing Strategy for Fashion, Jewelry and Creative Brands

We both know that selling at shows can be back-breaking work, m’dear. And it doesn’t get easier as you get older… trust me. Plus, what would happen to your biz if you had to take a break and couldn’t attend shows? Would it still function and make money while you were away? When I quit my day job to focus on building a business full-time, it was a real struggle. It was impossible for me to walk away because I did not set myself up for success. I realized that I had just created a new job for myself, not a business. Here’s the difference: A job requires you to be constantly working to...

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EP215: Exactly what to Do, Ditch, or Delegate to Scales your Sales show art EP215: Exactly what to Do, Ditch, or Delegate to Scales your Sales

Thrive By Design: Business and Marketing Strategy for Fashion, Jewelry and Creative Brands

What makes a jewelry designer successful? Is it talent? Hard work? Luck? Not even close! If being talented and working hard was all it takes to make it in the jewelry biz… most jewelry designers would be successful. In-demand designers succeed because they know what to do, ditch, and delegate to scale sales and work on their business. This is much easier said than done! You might catch yourself thinking, “No one else can do what I do.” But… that’s just not true m’dear! Like many designers, I didn’t want to let go of production when my business started taking off. My mind changed...

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Best of Series EP90: 10 Content Creation Ideas to Promote Your Next Jewelry Collection Launch show art Best of Series EP90: 10 Content Creation Ideas to Promote Your Next Jewelry Collection Launch

Thrive By Design: Business and Marketing Strategy for Fashion, Jewelry and Creative Brands

Are you struggling to come up with content ideas for your brand? I’m here to help… When someone buys from you, it’s your chance to build a relationship and gain a loyal customer. Content is an empowering way to do that – and it can be repurposed over and over! I know, I know… You (like many designers) are probably thinking “I don’t know what to write! I don’t know how to write! What do I do?!” Okay, take a deep breath. Making content is actually pretty simple once you get the hang of it! But I get why it’s so intimidating! When I was starting out, the thought of making...

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Best of Series EP87: How to Build an Email List for Your Jewelry E-Commerce Business show art Best of Series EP87: How to Build an Email List for Your Jewelry E-Commerce Business

Thrive By Design: Business and Marketing Strategy for Fashion, Jewelry and Creative Brands

Ever wonder how you’re supposed to convert people who land on your website into actual paying customers? There’s so much talk about getting more website traffic, but there’s a big piece missing in this convo! Most people who land on your website aren’t just going to immediately buy from you! You actually need a strategy to capture that cold traffic and turn the right people into customers. Maybe you already know where this is headed… you might be aware that building a list is your next step. But do you actually know HOW to build -an email list for your jewelry e-commerce business? If...

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The amazing thing about designers is we’re each so unique…
It's so cool how you don’t have to be a certain way to succeed in this industry.


As I’ve really gotten to know my own gifts and talents, I’ve realized something…

I’m pretty much TERRIBLE at 90% of the things you need to do in business. But the other 10% I’m totally brilliant at!

And that’s okay… because I can get support in the areas where I need it. And when I stay in my zone of brilliance, I’m going to do more than anyone else could in those areas.

The same goes for you.

You’re going to have even more success when you figure out your particular brand of brilliance… and stop trying to be good at everything.

I’m talking finding that special sparkle only YOU have.
Once you figure out what that is – you can leverage it. And when you leverage it, suddenly business is going to totally change for you.

Things will get easier. Decisions will come more naturally. You’ll feel more turned on in and by your work.

But what if you don’t know what it is?!?!?!

Well, I have some good news for you. If you head over to FlourishThriveAcademy.com/brilliance you can take our Jewelry Brand Brilliance Factor Quiz. It takes literally less than a minute.

Do it now before you keep reading or before you listen to this week’s episode!

Because the content and tips we have for you today are going to be 10 times more powerful when you know your brilliance factor.

Today we’re going to be talking about how you can use that special gift to your advantage. So you can stop fighting your natural tendencies in business and learn to use them… and then get the right support built up around you!

There's this myth about the “starving artist syndrome,”… And I don't believe artists should be starving! They just need to tweak the way they think about their creativity and lean into that to build better businesses.

Creativity is the number one most important thing you have to help make you money in your business! We are so gifted as creative thinkers…

As I’ve been investigating and learning through helping others grow their businesses, I’ve discovered that there are basically 6 types of creative zones of brilliance.

The really cool thing is that this goes beyond just jewelry design…
Even if you’re a fashion or accessories designer… heck, even if you’re making dog treats – this is going to apply to you!

So be sure to hop on over to FlourishThriveAcademy.com/brilliance to take the quiz, and then listen to this week’s podcast so you can learn the best tools to take full advantage of your gifts.