I just don’t think I can.


I want to sell jewelry. I’m a beginner. I just had this idea in November 2020, and I’ve come up with one ring idea so far. I haven’t manufactured a sample yet.

I’d love to make money selling jewelry.

Here’s my thought download on that theme:
I just started, I can’t make money in jewelry yet
I’m not a jewelry designer
I shouldn’t be trying to make money right now since I just started
I won’t have any good ideas
I can’t come up with anything good
I need more education
This is going to be hard
Marketing and sales will be a pain I don’t want to go through

I’m pretty much demotivated. The thought that feels the most real is “I shouldn’t be trying to make money right now since I just started”
It really feels offensive to both learn design & try to sell my designs right away. They’re not good enough yet! They’re amateur. I can’t sell this to people…
My brain is telling me to wait (without a real plan).

The other thought that feels really true is “I can’t come up with anything good”
Sure, I had one idea, my brain is telling me, but that was a fluke.

I ran some models on these thoughts, and I see the results are that I don’t make money & I don’t come up with new ideas:

C: Idea to sell jewelry
T: I can’t come up with anything good
F: Worried
A: I don’t schedule time to come up with ideas, I don’t try to figure out how I might have ideas, I don’t learn more about how to come up with ideas, I give up, I tell myself I’m a fool for wanting to start a business, I don’t pay attention to my feelings / thoughts,
R: I don’t come up with jewelry ideas

C: Idea to sell jewelry
T: I shouldn’t be trying to make money right now since I just started
F: Shame
A: I don’t schedule time to work on my business, I hide away from these negative thoughts and I don’t examine them, I beat myself up for wanting to make money at something new to me, I tell myself how wrong I am, I give up on the idea
R: I don’t make money selling jewelry

Coming up with ideas just seems so fickle, so unpredictable. Like even if I take the action of scheduling a brainstorm session, I still won’t necessarily come up with anything.

Looking forward to hearing from you!