Are you tired of the daily grind? Do you dream of pursuing your passions? Look no further than my own experience as an entrepreneur who built a business around my favorite activity: treasure hunting in artisan markets.
I knew that if I wanted to incorporate my personal values and lifestyle into my business practices, I had to prioritize what I wanted my life to look like. I wanted to feel free, to travel, and to explore. So I decided to focus on something I loved: treasure hunting in Thailand.
For months at a time, I traveled around Thailand, searching for unique and amazing artisan handicrafts. I was living my dream, exploring new cultures and countries, all while building a business around what I loved to do.
After attending farmers' markets for several years, I was inspired to start a festival business. I wanted to grow, make more money, and take advantage of the traveling opportunities that festivals offered. My unique experiences working in a festival business have given me a perspective that most others don't have, because I get to travel, have time freedom, and use my creativity to make money.
And if you're interested in handmade jewelry, I have some tips for you. My creative process for designing and crafting handmade jewelry is ongoing. I keep an eye out for trends and different styles that emerge, always looking for a different twist on things. To see what people like, I attend ecstatic and contact improv dances and take yoga classes. Observing what people wear when they dress up at festivals is also a great way to get inspired.
My goal is to combine natural materials, unique designs, and practical appeal that make my jewelry easy to wear. The creative process unfolds in the design studio when I have my available materials and craftsmen with me. If I can dream it up, they can usually do it. This makes creating jewelry exciting, and my only limit is my imagination.
So, what can you learn from my experience? Incorporating personal values and lifestyle into business practices is not only possible, but it can lead to an awesome career. Follow your passions, stay true to yourself, and don't be afraid to think outside the box. Who knows? You might just end up building a business around your favorite activity like I did. Your adventure awaits you!