Passion, Experience & Wisdom: Satya’s Top Tips for Entrepreneurs

For anyone who has ever launched a business, you know it begins with passion: Whatever you’re interested in doing, you find you just can’t bear not doing more of it. Suddenly, that hobby morphs into a thriving side hustle, or you make the leap to launching a full-time endeavor. (Either way, congrats are in order!) But while passion will certainly serve you well along the way, nothing compares to having time tested wisdom from someone who’s been there—through all of the ups and downs that entrepreneurship inevitably brings. In honor of National Boss Day and Satya Jewelry’s 17th anniversary, we tapped our founder Satya Scainetti for her top tips for entrepreneurs. Read on to glean some of Satya’s wisdom—and get ready to be inspired!

1. Practice absolute self-care:

However you define self-care, make it a top priority, Satya advises. For her, honoring her spiritual practice during her morning ritual, eating well and exercising daily are key components to being a successful boss. Taking care of herself first helps her recharge, leaving her ready to face whatever the day has in store. As any business owner can attest, it can be all too easy to work from the moment you open your eyes and reach for your phone—but that can lead to burnout. “Step away!” Satya says. “Recharge any way you can.” By making self-care a top priority, you’ll be better equipped to receive creative inspiration, think critically and show up fully for your business and your employees.

2. Be flexible:

“Embrace the ebb and flow,” Satya offers. From her background in social work, Satya learned problem-solving and adaptation skills that serve her well in running Satya Jewelry. Things won’t always go the way you think they’re going to when you’re an entrepreneur, so, she says, “You have to evolve and be willing to be flexible.” This will not only help you alleviate stress from day to day, but will benefit your business in the long run as you learn to pivot and act accordingly.

3. Change your perception:

Switching up your attitude can make all the difference in being a successful boss. Sure, we all get frustrated, and there may be days where you question if being an entrepreneur is right for you. But just changing your perception can go a long way in building your business and maintaining your sanity. “Take a challenge as an opportunity to learn and grow,” Satya shares. By doing so, you’ll gain invaluable wisdom you can fall back on the next time you come up against an obstacle.

 

4. Keep moving!

“Don’t get stuck on the 20% that’s not working,” Satya advises. “Be excited about the 80% that is working!” So often, we dig in and try to fix what seems “broken”—and we forget to look at the big picture and take in what’s helping our business to thrive. “Don’t get stuck on the smaller losses,” she says. “That will only create a downward cycle. Instead, know that sometimes being imperfect is perfect. You’ve got personalities to manage, product to sell, finances to deal with—you can’t get stuck. Keep moving. Be excited about the wins.”

 

5. Lead by example:

A positive attitude, a calm demeanor in the face of a crisis, treating others equitably —these are all important qualities in a boss. Not only can they help keep morale up, but such traits can engender loyalty. One more thing an entrepreneur can do to gain the respect of others in the company? “Lead by example,” says Satya. “Work every bit as hard as your employees. It goes a long way.”

6. Practice non-attachment.

For a boss, planning ahead is necessary. Between goal setting, budgets, and marketing calendars, you take countless steps to try and ensure your business continues to thrive. At the end of the day, though, even the best-laid plans may not pan out. This is when the beauty of non-attachment reveals itself. By letting go of what you had planned on (hoped for!), you can gain a new perspective on what’s happening in there here and now, Satya shares. Go ahead and feel whatever you’re feeling when you meet a challenge; the trick to non-attachment is to acknowledge your emotions and then let them go. This allows you the freedom to continue on with your day, your week, your month. Non-attachment works for positive emotions as well; simply pay attention to the happiness or pride you’re feeling, then let it go so you can tune in to the beautiful now.

 

 

Inspiration Behind the New Chakras Collection

Inspired by the healing energy that flows between the mind, body and spirit, Satya Jewelry has created the New Chakra Collection, an assortment of necklaces, bracelets, earrings and rings to support and balance the chakras, or sacred energy centers throughout the body.

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Black onyx, gemstone of perseverance, grounding and  endurance figures prominently throughout the collection. A new mala, or ancient prayer necklace, pairs black onyx beads with healing gemstones, encouraging balance and energy flow.

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Fine discs of silver and gold flutter delicately from necklaces, bracelets and earrings, engraved with the symbols of the chakras.

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Stretch bracelets in gemstones that represent each chakra can be stacked or worn individually to affirm the opening of the energy centers; each is graced with a gold charm depicting a symbol for one of the seven chakras.

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Gold plated necklaces are graced with a delicate open-work chakra symbols and a disc pendants engraved with a mantra to support one of the chakras; a healing gemstone aids in balancing energy flow.

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In uttering our chosen “I Am…” mantra, we affirm our beliefs; we become what we have been seeking.

 

 

As we open ourselves to the ebb and flow of the energy which connects us, we signal to the Universe that we are ready to receive its abundance.

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Standing in Strength: 5 Things That Empower & Uplift Me

As summer slips into August and the season slows to a more leisurely rhythm, I am turning my thoughts toward becoming more grounded in the weeks ahead. I treasure these days of Summer, when anything feels possible but I also welcome the opportunity to set my intentions for the last days of August, when I can stand a bit more firmly rooted, ready to embrace my inner strength and focus that the pending autumn will require. Here are five of my favorite tips for standing in strength ahead of the season of change. I hope you’ll find them as empowering and uplifting as I do!

1. Find Strength in Sisterhood

Making time for girlfriends is a crucial part of what helps me feel strong. There is a magical thing that happens when women gather—a power unlike anything I’ve experienced. We recharge each other, we honor each other, we lift each other up. We women have a beautiful ability to express ourselves, which I find healing; being heard and seen without judgment, without turning away, without needing to “fix” things—there is medicine in that. Women show up and hold space for each other, and they do so fearlessly.

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2. Create a Morning Ritual

Creating a ritual of any kind can help you stand in your strength, but I especially love having a morning ritual to set the tone for each day. My daily practice includes lighting a candle, taking a few moments to tap into the source, inhaling a few slow breaths and honoring that divine spirit within me. This kicks off my day in a centered, positive way—and anytime I can tune in to my faith and honor myself simultaneously, I feel empowered to take on whatever lies ahead.

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3. Take To the Mat

Yoga is an essential part of how I feel strong—physically, emotionally, mentally and spiritually. I roll out my mat every morning and do some downward dogs to get my energy flowing. This brings me into my body and reminds me of my strength! Yoga is all about internal strength; when you breathe from your naval, you align yourself and you’re ready to go! Remember, your solar plexus chakra is really the core of who you are. Yoga helps to strengthen that subtly, but also so powerfully.

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4. Gather, Commune, Connect

Gathering is an incredibly powerful—and these days, often overlooked—practice that helps strengthen all of those who come together. When we gather with each other, whether with friends or family or new acquaintances, we share our common humanity. We connect. We create community. So often, we spend our days plugged in to our computers, phones; it’s so easy to send a text instead of meeting face to face or actually calling someone on the phone! I find time spent in company of others a true and precious gift. Gathering is a beautiful way to feel uplifted, strong and empowered!

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5. Choose Meaningful Jewelry

When I had my twins, I was draped in black onyx. I didn’t even realize why at the time—it was just what I reached for, what I was drawn to wearing. Only when I had some distance—and sleep!—did I realize that of course I wore black onyx; it is the gemstone of endurance and strength! Wearing it all the time helped me ride the waves that early motherhood brings. These days, “Don’t leave home without a mala!” is something you’ll hear me say repeatedly. These ancient prayer necklaces can be used in meditation or can be worn as a totem to help keep you grounded and remind you to breathe; I love touching mine and feeling the healing power of the gemstones.

Jewelry serves as an important reminder of what drew you to it and what you need in your life. It can also be so fun to mark an occasion with jewelry and have it take you back to a beautiful memory. I’ve held “gathering of great souls” parties and for one of them, Gurmukh and I gave everyone friendship bracelets as a parting gift. Now we all have this beautiful token to remind us of the magic of that night.

With love and blessings,

-Satya xo

Introducing ‘The Beautiful You’: In Honor of Autism Awareness

I’m so excited to share a project that I’ve been dreaming about since my son Jack was diagnosed with PDD or the early stages of Autism spectrum disorder.  My little Jack was only 18 months at the time and developing just like his twin brother, Thay.  It was one week after a scheduled vaccine shot that he stopped talking and would no longer look at me.

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Four months later on his 2nd birthday, I was looking at my boy’s side by side and knew something wasn’t right. I was mostly concerned about Jack’s lack of speech, as the few words he did know were now muffled.  Right away, I asked his pediatrician for a recommendation thinking he just needed some help in his articulation. But after speaking with 3 different speech therapists, we were referred to a home evaluation agency. This is when life changed forever.

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As a parent, being told your child has a diagnosis of something you know nothing about is terrifying. So many emotions set in from sadness to fear, anger, and grief.  But, I knew I had to keep going and for the next 8 years, I became a mommy on a mission to understand my son’s diagnosis. I feel very blessed to have worked with so many incredible doctors, healers and organizations that have helped us on this journey.  But more importantly, what a blessing it was to learn and understand my son and this incredible community of families.

Having been a child advocate for most of my life and using Satya Jewelry as a means to help children in need, it’s now my turn to give back to this community which is my community. In honor of Autism Awareness month, I’ve teamed up with NEXT for AUTISM which is an amazing nonprofit dedicated to supporting and improving the lives of families and people diagnosed on the Spectrum.

We are so excited to launch ‘The Beautiful You’ collection that celebrates the unique gifts in all of us. The symbol we’ve chosen is a reminder that by embracing our differences and supporting one another, we are all one. To me, this collection represents hope, love. inclusivity and understanding for all. For each piece sold, Satya Jewelry will donate $40 to NEXT for AUTISM.

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This is where you come in. In honor of Autism Awareness month, I graciously ask you to share my story with anyone you think this would touch or inspire. My hope is that through increased awareness, there will be greater understanding for this community.

With love and blessings,

Satya xo

P.s: Jack is doing more amazing then ever! Most of all he makes us laugh every day with his sense of humor and infectious smile.

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The Creative Journey: 5 Steps to Reawaken Inspiration

The journey to creative inspiration can be an infinitely fulfilling one. When we are in alignment and our creativity is flowing, it seems as if all the world is opening up to us and revealing its beauty. When creative blockages emerge, however—due to stress, self-doubt or simply becoming stagnant in our own routines—inspiration can seem increasingly elusive. This month, we’re diving deep into the creative journey and sharing our steps to reawaken inspiration—just in time to greet spring, the season of renewal!

Five Steps to Reawaken Inspiration

1. Go Deep Within

Quiet time is essential for reawakening creative inspiration. We can’t possibly tap into a creative flow when we’re being pulled in numerous directions—simultaneously, no less! Setting aside quiet time daily to meditate (with or without  your favorite gemstone mala) and to journal afterwards will help re-focus your intention and open your pathways to creative energy.

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2. Reach Outside of Yourself

Just as we don’t exist in a vacuum, neither do our creative muses. Inspiration can come from anywhere, but the chances of it sparking when you’re in front of your computer or staring at your phone are slim. We love taking a page from The Artist’s Way and making an artist’s date with ourselves every week. Whether you treat yourself to a stroll around your favorite neighborhood or park, see a museum exhibit or movie, getting out of your head and into real life where others are creating can be exactly what you need to get un-stuck. If you have time, scheduling a creative getaway can serve as a powerful push to getting back on the creative track! Not sure where to start? Check out our Satya Journeys creative retreat in Mexico, where for a week, your creativity will be fostered, encouraged and honored. (Did we mention it’s on the beach?!)

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3. Break Through the Barrier

Creating for creating’s sake can serve as a powerful tool to re-awaken inspiration. Without the pressure of deadlines or finishing a certain project that’s just not coming together, you can fall back in love with the creative process. Try an outlet that’s not usually on the menu: If you’re a writer, try painting or drawing. If you’re a designer, try writing something. Mixing it up can help take the pressure off, and infuse fun into your creative flow, once again! Need a little totem to help you along your way? Ganesha is the remover of obstacles and bestower of success. Reach for him to help clear your path and unblock your energy so you can break through your creative barriers.

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4. Give Thanks for Your Gifts

Gratitude goes a long way in helping re-awaken inspiration. When if feels like your creative gifts have abandoned you, take a few moments to give thanks for experiencing and harnessing them in the first place. It will help remind you—and the Universe—that you’ve been able to create before, and you will certainly be able to create once again. Putting it out there is a powerful signal that you recognize your talents, and are ready to receive inspiration, however it manifests itself.

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5. Emerge from the Creative Cocoon

As the spring sunshine warms the earth to coax the flower into bloom, let your creativity emerge from the warmth of your self creative care. Your creative journey will not always be a straight line—but with patience, and mindful choices about how to reawaken inspiration, getting “un-stuck” is the sweetest destination. Add a reminder about how far you’ve come with the Serene Journey bracelet set, these gemstone bracelets are the embodiment of spring’s renewal (plus, the sweet elephants symbolize wisdom, peace and good fortune).

Lastly, don’t just save these tips for when panic sets in; enacting inspiring habits when you’re in a good creative space can help stave off that dreaded creative rut. Ready, set, let your creative journey begin!

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Pictured: Peaceful Tranquility Mala, Divine Alignment Chakra Necklace, Divine Alignment Chakra Earrings, Illuminating Energy Chakra Bracelet and an assortment of Satya Jewelry Gemstone Stretch Bracelets