Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Worktable Wednesday: Celebrating Success

This past weekend, I attended a conference called Schoolhouse Craft.  While there, I learned all about this crazy world of professional crafting.  One of the classes I attended was called "Celebrating Your Success May Be The Key to Finding Your Success."  It was taught by Emira Mears and focused on the idea that as entrepreneurs, we can often shy away from tooting our own horn.  She argued that this can hold us back from success and it's important to practice celebrating our success, PUBLICLY.  To get that ball rolling, I'm going to showcase some of the awesome things our team is doing right now.

Rose from Random Creative recently shared an awesome magazine feature she was in.  I'm so proud of her!  Her work is gorgeous so of course it would be in a magazine.  Not only is she awesome for being featured, but she did a great job sharing it on her blog.  If you want to score these famous earrings, they can be found in her etsy shop here.

Magazine Feature

The next success I'd like to celebrate is somewhat unconventional, but I love seeing people with the confidence to make their own choices in life.  Nancy from One Loopy Knitter just wrote that she has decided to cut back on a lot of social media.  I just think this is awesome.  I often struggle with all the business advice flying around; I feel like I have to do everything that is suggested.  Seeing Nancy have the courage to say no to these kind of pressures and do what is right for her is awesome.  It teaches us all to find the right path for our own lives.

Farewell Facebook

Finally, in order to practice what I preach, I'll share one of my own recent accomplishments.  I recently participated in an awesome art show that really pushed me out of my comfort zone.  Despite being pregnant and with a broken ankle, I pushed through and worked really hard to make this show happen.  This included designing a new display and finishing up some new items that I wanted to display.  I was exhausted by the end but very proud.

My show display

Alright.  What awesome things have you done this week?  I want specifics!!!


Today's post was brought to you by Jenny of A Bird In The Hand Art.  As the artist and owner behind A Bird In The Hand Art, Jenny spends her time creating unique jewelry and one-of-a-kind home decor pieces.  See her work in her shop or read some of her craft tutorials on her blog.


AWJ said...

The first point really resonated with me. It's seriously difficult for me to toot my own horn... I think it stems from my shyness. At this age, you'd think I'd be a little looser (and louder!)!

Memories for Life said...

Congrats to all three of you ladies! I'm so proud of so many of our team members!!!
My most recent success came when Jesse's aunt sent me a text that she saw a lady wearing one of my pendants!!!

Rose Clearfield said...

Thanks for the shout out! This team rocks with so many amazing accomplishments.

BeadedTail said...

What great achievements by this team! Congratulations to you on your show too!

Anonymous said...

What a great post Jenny! Thanks for the mention too:) Our team is full of such courage!

Splendid Little Stars said...

wonderful post!
I love all the accomplishments of which you speak here.
It's very hard to positively promote oneself. I did learn to be better at it in person, but have not done so online.
"Tooting one's own horn" is not necessarily bragging nor bragging unjustifiably. It's helping a potential customer by pointing out the value and usefulness of a product. I learned this quite well when I had a store. Customers would actually be quite grateful for the help.

Abby / Linda said...

This is a great post and I need to be better at this! Thanks!