New Direction in the JewelryMonk Journey

Some dreams are just that, dreams. 

I have had a dream for many years about starting a studio/training center in my area, but it never really got further than that, a far off dream.  Most of you know I have been making jewelry for others for over 30 years, and after a bout with illness, decided life is just too short to have regrets, so quit my job to work for myself as a jewelry teacher and consultant. (I am all better now BTW)  It has been going well, and I really enjoy it, have been doing a lot of traveling, which I enjoy, but it is not in the direction of that long-held dream.

I started doing something this year which changed all that. It is something I have heard about, and thought it sounded good, but never really tried….. all-in anyway, and that is goal-setting.  I have had goals in my mind, I have had goals in my plans, but they always got put aside for the next “shiny” or important thing that came across my bench.

Well, I did something drastic this year, I made a list of goals, 5 Year – 1 Year – 1 Month – 1 Week – 1 Day, and I wrote them down.  You are thinking “big deal, what will writing down goals going to do?”  I didn’t just write them down, but I visit and read them every day, and fine tune them, and ponder on them, DAILY.  You wouldn’t think that would be such a game changer, but you know what, It Is….. For me anyway.  I started accomplishing my daily goals, and my weekly goals which was a big boost in my confidence.  Then started thinking “I wonder, just wonder, what it would take to get to my BIG long-off goals?  Well, I did a little checking, did a lot of praying, and before I knew it, I am ready to sign a lease on a downtown building on my Life-Long Goal of starting my own Studio/Training Center!

So that is where I have been lately, and that is where I am going in the future. I will still be here at JewelryMonk.com Educating, Encouraging, and Equipping y’all more and more. I will get back to podcasting at The JewelryMonk Podcast, but I will be doing it all from The New JewelryMonk Studio and Training Center. I will also be starting specialized training classes next year, and be putting together some very cool Vacation/Training packages.

    I also have a new comprehensive video series coming out soon focused on metal fabrication and soldering.  Stay tuned, this one is very cool.

 

So, there are some new things coming soon at JewelryMonk.com and I am excited and scared….. but more excited than anything.  So thanks for coming along this journey with me, and stay tuned, I ain’t going anywhere, well except downtown.

Take Care. Now, Go Make Something Shiny!

Doug

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