Shine Bright

February 21, 2013 at 12:14 pm | Posted in Career Moves, Life and Living | Leave a comment
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ring2The flip side of survivalism is living the dream — taking a risk to do what you love and (hopefully) finding success. That’s the story behind my friend over at Eclectique Collection.   Eclectique Collection was born out of an artist’s culmination in creativity.  She has developed an unique style of hand-crafted jewelry using vintage pieces and making them new again.  Each piece of jewelry she creates by hand tells the story of love, of care, of history, of beauty.  Originally starting out the business as a side gig while working a full time job as a graphic designer and being a single mom, she was inspired to follow her dream full time after the loss of her father. Life is too short to not seize an opportunity, and that she did. I know her father would be proud.

And she’s been working incredibly hard to make her dream successful.  She has a lot at stake — and this new career allows her to do what she loves while being with her son.  She has seen some incredible early success, and it is much deserved. Through jewelry parties, fashion shows, and online promotion, her business is picking up steam.  I have no doubt that she will become a fixture in the fashion world in some way over the next couple of years with her dedication, determination and talent.

And I have to commend her, because this really is a big risk, and she didn’t take it lightheartedly, I know. Most independent businesses struggle to be successful. Many fail within their first year. But she is forever the optimist, and she took the risk at the right time, with the right supports in place.

Therein, lies the key.  Many people confuse the idea of risk-taking with irresponsibility or spontaneity. That is just not the case. Risk-taking, when done right, involves a plan and a willingness to do whatever it takes to succeed, and beyond that believing in yourself and what you have to offer the world.

When you have as much heart as this girl does, you will always find a way.

Be sure to check out the Eclectique Collection today for the latest creations, get inspired and do some shopping!

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