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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

EP239: How to Use Snail Mail to Grow Your Sales with Miriam Schulman show art EP239: How to Use Snail Mail to Grow Your Sales with Miriam Schulman

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

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EP238: Ask Me Anything Episode: Questions From Our SOS Students show art EP238: Ask Me Anything Episode: Questions From Our SOS Students

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

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EP237:Why I Care So Much About Your Jewelry Business show art EP237:Why I Care So Much About Your Jewelry Business

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

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EP236:Laser Coaching + Celebrating Our Students' Successes show art EP236:Laser Coaching + Celebrating Our Students' Successes

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

Building a business takes courage. I’ve seen designers try to do the same thing over and over again expecting things to be different because they’re afraid of what might happen if they try something new. The monotony is familiar and safe, but ultimately flatlines your business. To be a successful jewelry designer, you must find the courage to put yourself out there, try new things, and most importantly, ask for help. The Flourish & Thrive community is filled with brave designers who have done just that, and their businesses are taking off. Today, I want to celebrate them.

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EP235: What's Working NOW to Market Your Jewelry Business in 2020 show art EP235: What's Working NOW to Market Your Jewelry Business in 2020

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

I wish I could say the jewelry market isn’t saturated, but let’s be honest… it is. But I’m not telling you this to discourage you. On the contrary, you need to know that it takes consistent strategy and effort to make your brand stand out! Truth bomb: It is possible to distinguish yourself among the crowd! With the right strategy. Let’s talk about what designers just like YOU are doing to make their brand stand out in this saturated market.

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EP234: Top Business Questions From The Metalsmith Society Answered show art EP234: Top Business Questions From The Metalsmith Society Answered

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

The jewelry industry can be notoriously secretive. In a true demonstration of #CommunityOverCompetition, is trying to change that. Just as Flourish & Thrive Academy has created a supportive space for jewelers to learn about business, has established a vibrant community where jewelers can share techniques, ask questions, and exchange ideas. Corkie came on the show today to discuss some of the questions she hears most from jewelers in the Metalsmith Society. Such as, “How do I price my jewelry?” and “Should I sell on Etsy?” With our powers combined, we were able to come up with...

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EP233: Simple Steps to Accelerate Your Sales in 2020 show art EP233: Simple Steps to Accelerate Your Sales in 2020

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

Let’s start the new decade off with a challenge! I love January (even though it’s a slow month for us designers) because it’s an opportunity for a fresh start. Time to refresh your mindset, fast-track your sales, and create a repeatable sales system that you can use all year long.  Are you in?

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EP232: Your Money Story & How It's Fueling or Stifling Your Success show art EP232: Your Money Story & How It's Fueling or Stifling Your Success

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

What’s your money story? When it comes to money, everyone has different stories they tell themselves, including you - though you may not even realize it. Most people start out with negative money stories that take serious work to clear. They can be inherited from family, picked up in the media, established from experience, etc. No matter where it started, fear around money always stems from some form of scarcity mindset and will only ever get in the way of your success. Successful entrepreneurs put in the work to transform their money story into one that’s compatible with a growth mindset....

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EP231:Top 7 Business Lessons from 2019 show art EP231:Top 7 Business Lessons from 2019

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

Let Go of Stories that Hold You Back Sometimes you hold on to stories about the world and your place in it that hold you back from our true potential. Those stories will keep limiting you until you acknowledge them and do the work to clear them. Negative mantras that drag you down, like, “There isn’t enough money to go around.” can be reframed in the positive: “There is enough money to go around.” The first step is to identify YOUR limiting beliefs and stories. What it will take to clear them? Take Full Responsibility for Your Success Have you ever caught yourself playing the...

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EP230: Chicago Responsible Jewelry Conference Recap with Jess Gebauer show art EP230: Chicago Responsible Jewelry Conference Recap with Jess Gebauer

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

Have you ever thought about the impact your brand has on the environment and in communities around the globe? There’s a shift happening in the jewelry industry right now. People all the way down the chain, from consumers to designers to miners, are becoming aware of the environmental and social impact of jewelry. The is an annual event dedicated to changing the jewelry industry for the better. It’s only in its third year, but its already making an impact. Director of Education Jessica Gebauer sat down to talk through the major takeaways from this year’s conference with Niki Grandics,...

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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.