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{MotiBright} Set Your Life on Fire, Seek Those Who Fan Your Flames




Set your life on fire. Seek those who fan the flames. ~ Rumi
Set your life on fire. Seek those who fan the flames. ~ Rumi

Handmade business can be lonely.

Even if we’re lucky enough to have a supportive family. An enthusiastic and affirming partner who believes in us. Friends who understand our dream.

Even IF we’re lucky enough to have all of the above, there’s still nothing quite like the camaraderie of those who are actually walking the same path as us.

They understand in a way no-one else really can. They GET our frustrations, our ah-ha moments, our successes – because they’re experiencing them, too.

I think this quote from Rumi sums it up.

By seeking those who understand us deeply, who will fan our flames, lift us up, push us forward – we can attain such heights that seemed almost inconceivable when we were dreaming alone.

If you want to join a 225+ strong group of passionate handmade entrepreneurs in a private, supportive space, don’t miss the deadline to register for the February class of Set Up Shop.


Van Den has written 320 posts in this blog.

Jess Van Den is the editor of Create & Thrive, and has been a full-time creative entrepreneur since 2010. She makes eco-conscious, contemporary, handmade sterling silver jewellery under the Epheriell label, and blogs about her jewellery and other beautiful things at You can catch her on twitter @JessVanDen.

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