S M A L L B I Z // its an interesting concept, to be an entrepreneur... We wear so many hats, can never decide on a job title, and yet all are (mostly) self-employed. Today the #ooakdiaries
photo challenge topic is #showbizschool.
I picked this little citrine ring because the stone represents prosperity. Known as the Merchant's Stone, shop keeps sometimes keep this stone close to their register to encourage luck and smooth business.
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One of the biggest lessons I've learned about the @ooak
_toronto winter show is to create your own hype / make your own luck. There are over 1300 artists and maybe forty will be promoted, officially, by @ooak
_team. It's not favouritism, it's fact and logistics, I mean, how could they possibly!? For the Christmas show, they would need to post 50 photos a week for 26 weeks of the year. That's 7 pics a day! 📯 That means, I have to toot my own horn and share my designs with the amazing community of clients I've connected with since the last show. It means sharing my story, branding, beautiful images, a constant stream of video, and all the while being as true and authentic to myself as possible. It takes practice. Perseverence. Patience. 🙆 That's why, you'll see me thanking you when you say you follow along. That's why I give out high fives when you excitedly come to the booth, proclaiming you must see the new collection. It's because all that hard work is actually paying off. So, thanks in advance 😉 come by booth B07 for a high five anytime.
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