Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Taking Flight and Setting Goals

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Yesterday I started this wonderful e-course taught by Kelly Rae Roberts. The course is designed to help me (and other artists) really think about where I want my creative business to go. But with a twist!! It is so spiritually driven and so personal that I am, after the first day, realizing how badly I want my creative business to grow. We were given the challenge of setting goals for ourselves and it got me thinking and motivated to right them down in my journal. And now I am going to put them out there into the blogosphere.
  1. List more jewelry regularly on my etsy shop.
  2. Reorganize my blog and make it a wonderful place for inspiration and honesty.
  3. Get published in a national magazine ( Lucky and Country Living magazine I am talking to you)!
  4. I would love to be a jeweler featured on the Today Show.
  5. Publish a book about repurposing vintage jewelry.
  6. BE DIFFERENT IN A SEA OF OTHERS CREATING JEWELRY. I AM NOT THE SAME!! (This one is very important to me hence the all caps)
  7. Becoming a legitimate business
  8. A big goal I would love to accomplish is to design a jewelry line with any of the greatest costume jewelery houses: Lisner, Trifari, or Monet. A line that would bring back the beautiful jewelry of the past. I would even like to see Sarah Coventry bring a line back to life and I would love to be a part of it.
  9. This goal is the biggest of them all. I really want to find a successful way to juggle being a first time mom with being a successful creative artist. This I know will come to me:)
I know these goals are very real and tangible and I am very excited to have them out of my head and out there to come true. The universe knows my hearts desire to do what I love. And being a designer, artist, crafter... whatever you want to call it. It is my bliss. So, whatever it is that swirls in your head, write it down, yell from the roof tops. It can happen. I have seen it.

5 comments:

dannielo said...

If you'd like a tool for setting your goals, you can use this web application:

http://www.Gtdagenda.com

You can use it to manage your goals, projects and tasks, set next actions and contexts, use checklists, schedules and a calendar.
A Vision Wall (inspiring images attached to yor goals) is available too.
Works also on mobile, and syncs with Evernote.

Heidi Meyer said...

Preach it girl! It is hard juggling but it is that creative thing that keeps us going. Your creations are gorgeous - YOU can do it! HUGS ~ Heidi

Kelly said...

Hi there - I just dropped in from Flying Lessons, and I loved this post - good on you for putting your goals out there!

I don't have any kids but my husband and I are thinking about it... one of my biggest questions these days is how it might be possible to combine motherhood and art, so I'll look forward to following you on your blog for clues :)

Beth Nicholls said...

Yes! Yell it from the rooftops! Loving the new look blog, and great to meet you via Flying Lessons
Beth

sydney @ sewineededapaycheck said...

your blog is adorable. i found you from Jenni. Enjoy that new baby. my niece is 7 months and I am so in love.