So, I have struggled to "think big" in the way that most business consultants advise.
I often read blogs that tell me how to improve my business. One thing they all seem to recommend is "Think Big".
The problem is, I've never wanted to have a big business. All I have ever wanted was to be able to make my work for a sustainable amount, delivering it to people who truly want it and appreciate it.
I have no desire to have any employees, or a big space, or even fame. I'm really happy just sitting at my bench, carving metal. listening to music, knowing the piece I'm working on will be worn by a person who loves it.
If I could think big, it would be to find a way to enable others to see that every person has something to contribute to the good of mankind. When any one person is supressed from contributing, then it is a huge loss, not just for that person, but for you and me and everyone else.
So, how can I let others know this, when I am just a mere jewelry maker? Maybe I need to think small. As small as a word, that I can engrave.
Words hold great power, especially when they are written. Let's start small and if one person becomes more accepting or a little kinder, then our world will be a better place.
I am dreaming of Words, mostly on metal, in the form of pins, charms, pendants and earrings.
What's your favorite quote, phrase or positive word? Would you wear it? Let me know, maybe I'll add it to the collection.
Mary Lu Wason
is a studio jeweler. Here she shares the inspirations, discoveries and process of creating her art jewelry collections.