well hello there, maker!

In this episode, we talk about finding the right mentor to guide you through your handmade business journey.

There’s a lot of noise on the internet and it can be very hard to find someone you can trust, someone who is going to help you get results, someone who cares.

A lot of experts actually have no idea what works and what doesn’t for handmade shops and talk more broadly about “business” in general… which is not ideal.

We hope this episode can give you some guidance when it comes to learning from someone else and finding the perfect match for yourself and your business.

~ Jess, Mik & Deb 

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There are a lot of people who call themselves experts in starting and succeeding in your own business, so how do you know who to trust and who to listen to?


in this episode we cover:

  • Teaching people how to succeed in business for a living;
  • Not throwing your thought processes out the door by just listening or blindly following the “Guru” or “Expert”;
  • How risky it is to follow someone else’s advise when you are not sure if what works for others may work for you;
  • Authenticity and finding someone who is as authentic as they say they are;
  • What works for others may not work for you;
  • Filtering out the noise and focusing on what works best for you and your business;
  • One size does not fit all;
  • “Try it yourself” mantra;
  • Finding someone you can resonate with and trust to guide you – but only to guide you, not to take everything they say as absolute gospel;
  • Like and trust factor;
  • People who are playing the game to get you to like them through their public persona;
  • Showing different shades of your rainbow to different kinds of people and knowing when someone manipulates their prism and showing you stuff that’s not really part of their personality to get you as a paying client;
  • Not getting sucked into false advertising and marketing that “guarantees” success and giving out the “secret”;
  • Doing your due diligence and not just jumping into it when you think you found someone;
  • Making sure that the teacher you choose understands your values and your goals for your business;
  • The best teachers and how they take you on a journey;
  • Finding a teacher who is open and who is willing to admit that they don’t know everything;
  • Being wary of what people are promising and determining whether these promises are even possible or not;
  • How no one is an expert at everything;
  • Trusting your gut;
  • Realizing that the most amazing teacher you will ever find is Google.