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Welcome to the Thrive by Design Podcast, Episode 35! I’m especially excited for today’s episode because we’re going to be talking about one of the most common struggles for jewelry designers today.


We listened to you and one of the biggest things we hear from the designers in our Flourish & Thrive community is that they feel overwhelmed by their jewelry business.


Hearing this makes me bummed, so I want to help you with that. Feeling overwhelmed all of the time is “no bueno’ and frankly unproductive.


No designer or maker wants to feel that way!


In today’s episode, I’m unpacking the Biggest Misconception About Why YOU feel overwhelmed by your jewelry business (and what to do about it).


I’ll share my biggest tips on how to work smarter, not harder in your jewelry business.


Click here to download the show notes


Now, I wanted to cover some of the ways to make more time in your business. Here are some tools you can use to combat that misconception of overwhelm:


Step into the Visionary Role


A visionary is someone who is driving the creative force behind the business. You’ve heard it before: work ON your business instead of IN your business.


Create Routines & Build Structure into Your Day


Routines and rituals are a powerful tool to keep you on track and motivated throughout the day.


Outsource When You Can


As soon as you can, hire on others who are better at what you do than you are! This frees you up to be focused on the most highly leveraged tasks in your business.


Listen to the episode to find out the tasks that I recommend outsourcing first to take “stuff” off your plate (and focus on the right stuff).


Create Production Practices


Creating a production system is vital to long term growth in your jewelry business. If you are someone who wants to stop feeling so overwhelmed, documenting the production process is a must.


Even if you are going it alone, solid production systems will be a lifesaver and I share exactly why in the episode.


Plus so much more in this episode…


If you haven’t listened to it yet, a few weeks ago we released an entire episode on Time Optimization Strategies with a bonus downloadable Time Optimization Checklist.


Links mentioned in this episode:

Thrive by Design: Episode #33 Time Optimization Strategies for Busy Jewelry Biz Owners
What Selling on QVC Taught Me About Value (and How to Communicate It)
From Overwhelm to Freedom FREE Training
The FREEDOM Method Challenge Contest


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xo, Tracy Matthews
Chief Visionary Officer
Flourish & Thrive Academy


P.S. Are you joining us for the Freedom Method Challenge?
For those of you who are exhausted by the day to day of your business and want to have more creativity and balance in their life, this contest for you.


It’s a 10-Day Instagram Challenge that starts on April 6th, 2016 and it’s all about getting more Creativity and FREEDOM in Your Business.


Here is how it works:

  1. Follow us on Instagram (@Flourish_Thrive)
  2. Sign up for the FREEDOM Method Challenge Here
  3. Each day you’ll receive a daily challenge in your inbox. Follow the challenge details and post your entry to win.
  4. You must finish each day of the Challenge and you’ll have until April 22nd to enter and complete the challenge and enter to win some amazing prizes!


Plus we have prizes…


First Place: A Full Scholarship to our Multiply Your Profits Course + 6 Months Access to the Diamond Insider’s Club ($995 Value)


Second Place: 6 Months Access to the Diamond Insider’s Club ($299 Value)


Third Place: The FREEDOM Method Bundle – The E-Myth Revisited by Michael Gerber, Get a Grip by Gino Wickman and the Time Optimizer Formula ($118 Value)