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A Fear of Success Saga: Jewelry Studio Remodel

Fear of success is something I’ve self-diagnosed. Yep, I think WebMD said I have all the symptoms.

As I mentioned before, one of my interests is making jewelry. When we moved into this house, the previous owner had a workshop in the basement and I remember seeing it and knowing this would be my new jewelry studio!  We just had to buy this house – the workshop would be my Girl Craft Cave!

As you can see, it needed some work. I spent several months putting Drylock on the walls (a thick, sandy paint-like substance that helps stop moisture), sanding and painting the cabinets, painting the concrete floors, and adding new stainless steel cabinet hardware. I don’t skimp.

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One Cure for Lack of Motivation: The Buddy System

 

One trick I’ve discovered that works for me when I have no motivation is to find like-minded individuals who have similar goals.  Remember the buddy system?  It doesn’t matter if your buddies don’t have the exact same goals that you do, but they should have goals they want to accomplish and they should be willing to give and receive support.

teamwork, buddy system, mouse helping get cheese out of trap

When I work for someone else, I work very hard for them.  I do everything in my power to get the job done.  When it comes to setting personal goals, I tend to procrastinate and not keep the promises I make to myself.  The biggest advantage for me to having a support system is having someone to hold me accountable.  I don’t know about you, but I need a serious periodic kick in the pants when it comes to my creative pursuits. Continue reading