Posts Tagged ‘jewelry’

Is Common Sense Really that Common?

In Ambition, frustration, Goals, Loyal Customers, Progress, R.J.COLE, relationships, Success on January 20, 2012 at 12:43 pm

Dear entrepreneurs,

Wow! So much has changed over the past few months. The requests for R.J.COLE exclusive designs are coming in. The emails informing me about my fine work have  become consistant and more importantly my name is spreading. I have learned so much, and to be truthful I’ve learned to accept and value the learning experinces from other professionals. I am building a brand, although I am smack right in the beginning I believe in my business so much that I feel a sensation in my mind and heart just thinking about it. My goal is to remain creative and inspired by keeping informative and optimistic people in the loop. Do you have any idea how difficult it is to stay inspired while surrounded by unenthusiastic and pessimistic people? It is impossible, unless you ignore them, but then why keep them circle? You are not invited to join me on my journey to success and expect me to turn a blind eye to your negative lifestyle and way of thinking. There are rules to this whole entrepreneur game. You either win or you loose.  As an entrepreneur, you have to learn to value the benefits of common knowledge. I am not saying that I have it all figured because I don’t. I will say this, I have an expanding client list and the feedback is usually amazing and positive. Do you have a basic system or  strategy geared toward building your business that would be considered just good old common sense?



Hey…I’m the designer here.

In Ambition, Identity, Loyal Customers, Motivation, One of a Kind, priority, Progress, R.J.COLE, relationships, Success on January 20, 2012 at 11:27 am

Dear entrepreneurs,

I am not a fan of letting my clients tell me exactly how they would like their  R.J.COLE designs to be. If  I allowed my clients to provide me with every little detail for their design, can I really call it an R.J.COLE design? What do you think?


What Dreams May Come

In Ambition, Goals, Motivation, Progress, R.J.COLE, Success on September 30, 2011 at 10:46 am

Dear Entrepreneurs,

I received calls this morning requesting that 8 of  my R.J.COLE designs to be shipped immediately to clients for their upcoming red carpet events. I then logged into my blog and my stats read that 5,000 people visited my blog over night while I was sleeping. Soon after I had awakened I received a call from the New York Times and they’ve asked to interview me to discuss the success of blog and today’s business trends. My name is spreading about my success and  word has got out that I recently designed amazing body jewelry for Halle Berry and Lady GaGa. THEN I WOKE UP. Yes, it is all a dream. Does it seem far fetched that I have dreams like this? Kanye West locked himself in a basement every summer producing master pieces and sooner than later he sold memorable beats from that same basement, collaborated on tracks with Jay-Z and now has an album with Jay-Z. “To dream the impossible dream.” Arnold Schwarzenegger was a body builder from Austria and now he is the former governor of California. You must have a dream. What is your dream worth to you?

R.J.COLE is on the Rise


Talking the Talk

In Loyal Customers on July 21, 2011 at 6:22 pm

Dear Entrepreneurs,

The talkers, all they do is talk, talk, talk. They elevate your hopes only to leave you disappointed and to some extent even bitter.  Please stop wasting everyone’s energy and time. Spare me! You “talkers” are not doing me any favors by trying to convince me that you will be one of my loyal customers or promising to purchase from my business and then I never hear from you again. Try to distance yourself from people who don’t follow through with their word or who will only deliver  false hopes. They are a waste of your business’ time and energy. Maybe it is best for everyone to just to build a business through referrals which is easier said than done. However, every business can not be solely built from referrals, so if it is not your intent to become a supportive, respected and loyal customer…YOU SHOULD NOT PLAY WITH ENTREPRENEURS TIME AND ENERGY.

Have you ever had someone build your excitement level up regarding your business and you never hear from the person again? Tell your story.

Article: http://www.entrepreneur.com/blog/219702

Is Rich Business Poor Business?

In Success on June 23, 2011 at 9:52 am

“A business that makes nothing but money is a poor business”
-Henry Ford
Do you agree or disagree?

Enjoy Most of What You Do

In Uncategorized on June 21, 2011 at 9:49 am

Dear entrepreneurs,

New ideas for my accessories and jewelry have been pouring out of my head. I’ve been designing new accessories for 3 weeks straight. I am so very excited because this means that I have to go shopping for the supplies. Throughout my start up process I find that the creating and building my exquisite ideas is a lot more fascinating.

“Yeah, I love sitting on the phone holding for 15 minutes with questions about trademarks, business registration, health regulations and patents.”

I value the moments when I can put the boring stuff away such as research and imperative paper work to make my accessories. These are the best times . I feel like a new mom for every piece that I make. Hey, don’t make fun. All of my R.J.COLE accessories are my babies…well until I actually have real babies. That would be weird.

R.J.COLE is on the rise.

Did You Loose My Number?

In Networking on June 19, 2011 at 12:56 am

Dear entrepreneurs,

It’s easy to feel like you are on top of the world, but remember it is vital that you remember that you are still very vulnerable. What I mean by this is that we are all so very anxious to be in that “it” room shaking the right hands, having dinner with other successful entrepreneurs or simply just to give someone your business card to discuss your business to a others. Aspiring Entrepreneurs, we have to remember not to fall deeply in love so easily with every person who shows a little interest in your product or service . They will look us in our eyes and tell us that we are very smart and wonderful. We enjoy the feeling of possibly having someone interested in our business so much that it may not be clear that that you’ve been invited to an happy hour instead of a business meeting.

Dude, Where’s My Design?

In One of a Kind on June 15, 2011 at 9:15 pm

Dear entrepreneurs,

I went out for a lovely evening with my fiancee to see a movie. The movie was hilarious; we laughed until our faces hurt. So, right before the ending of the flick, what do I see? I see my signature piece/ accessory on one of the actresses in the movie. I want to be clear, it was not exactly my accessory, however it was pretty dam close. Too close for comfort. That is when and where the melt down happened, well the adult temper tantrum. My poor fiancee didn’t know what hit him or what could have stressed me so quickly. If I had to choose an emotion I felt at that moment and the rest of the entire weekend, it would certainly be frustration. I thought back to all of those late nights of me working on that particular piece. I began to feel that my creation became irrelevant, I still feel that way. When I saw my design in this years summer block buster movie, it made me feel like my idea had just been snatched right from underneath me. “What can you do?” It was hard not to think back to how I felt before leaving the house that particular night. I was able to say I had never seen an exquisite accessory like the one I’d created that’s in my home office.

I cannot afford for this to happen again. However, R.J.COLE is on the rise.

My Purpose

In Introduction on June 14, 2011 at 11:23 pm

There isn’t a day that goes by that I do not think about the meltdown or heart attack that is owed to me after turning on the television again only to find that a famous fashion designer is now selling a design that I came up with about a decade ago. Just thinking about the success, entrepreneurial respect, fame, and $money$ keeps me up at night. You’re probably thinking “why should anything be owed to her when the designers are the ones who actually put that product out on the market. My answer to that is you need a substantial amount of capital to start a business and it is not easy. I’m a start-up business and I do most of my business from my home office. I can respect famous designers like Mr. Calvin Klein who started his legacy from his own living room. Although my home office is charming, I do wish that I had my own design studio in New York City. Isn’t that what all upcoming designers dream about at night? Well, I do.

I must say that starting a business is not simple. I never assumed that it would be easy, but I never thought it would be this hard. I am not exactly sure which is more difficult to gain: the money or publicity. Why is it that the little guy’s (us) rise to success can seem so unattainable. I know that it is difficult, but it is certainly attainable. I know that all of the blah, blah, blah about never giving up, believing in yourself and staying motivated is really annoying to hear and may come as sounding very textbook, but it is true. If you do not possess these characteristics and business qualities you are doomed to fail. That should be the obvious for any entrepreneur. That is not my issue though, my issue is when you have the great ideas, the drive and business values and you still struggle with your rise to success.

I am starting this blog because every now and then I feel like I have made a left turn into crazy town. I would like to read some feedback from other aspiring entrepreneurs who are all in the same boat as I am or better. There are so many pros and cons, highs and lows to starting your own dream business. This is for all of the clever, die hard, employed and unemployed, late night working, running off of 3 hours sleep with no meals in between, seeing your 1 million dollar ideas splashed across IPhone screens to the big screen, two days away from a heart attack, up and coming entrepreneurs who dream big.

America, you are personally invited to join me on a journey to my success. My business is R.J.COLE, an accessories and jewelry business and it is our mission to revolutionize how women accessorize. I design one of a kind, never seen before accessories and jewelry that are conversation pieces among the trendy and fabulous.

As founder of R.J.COLE, it has been a longtime aspiration to contribute to woman’s beauty through art and style. I just hope that I reach my success with all of my sanity still  intact. Buckle-up!