What inspired you to become a creative entrepreneur?
The freedom to independently achieve my goals in life by doing what I love is the spark that ignited my decision to become a professional jewelry artist.
Share one business goal:
The taking of action; disregard for any comfort zones and persistence in going after what I really want rather than settling for what I want right now while maintaining a positive outlook (imperative) is the formula I use in any given situation.
What would you say contributes to your success?
I am self- motivated so I'm up usually at the crack of dawn I usually prepare dinner. lol ( don't want to think about doing that later)...and after breakfast; yes that is a must because who knows when I'll want to stop creating and eat lunch..
What is a typical working day like for you?
Lunch, social media break and whatever when the fancy hits me.
What has been your biggest struggle as a professional artist?
I have sold wholesale for many years and one of my goals is to increase my retail online presence to surpass the wholesale aspect of my business, thus eliminating dependence on the middleman.
What piece of advice would you offer to someone wanting to follow in your footsteps?
My journey as a professional jewelry artist has shown me that mistakes are lessons, you must find the positive in any situation, give 100 % all the time and be prepared for success, because it sends no announcement and can come at any time. ...by the way nothing I have done or said has merit if you don't to take time for yourself and your family
What resources would you recommend to help other creative people stay organized?
The school of Creative business is an excellent source of information and links.
What are you currently working on?
I am debuting and focusing on an Eco friendly line for Mushana...yes Dabanga jewelry is going green .
Below is a pic from the line was debuted at the New York Int'l Gift show on Jan 8-Feb 2nd
For More information about Dabanga Dos Santos and her beautiful jewelry: http://dabanga.com/
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