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In November of 2018, I left my full time job to pursue photography full time. Every month since then I’ve blogged what I learned from the previous month. This is month 15. Do you ever get selective hearing? Maybe you’re reading a book and nodding along with the author until she says something you don’t […]

Going Full Time Month 15

I sat in my home office, papers and various office supplies in piles all around me. Cans of opened Coke Zero, scraps of papers with half formed ideas scribbled in barely legible handwriting, memory cards scattered around my desk and a to do list reading: •Find Clients •Make Money •Sell Stuff In other words: I […]

Moving Past Uncertainty In Your Business

Oh hey! New Year, New Freebie!! Over the last year I’ve become a total Brene Brown cheerleader. Have you gotten into her? She’s kind of incredible. The first book I read of hers was last year and it was Braving The Wilderness and I can’t tell you what an amazing impact this book made. So […]

Wild Heart Free Printable

I always love it when people say they practice yoga. Or they practice meditation. There’s a certain humility to the word practice. It insinuates a journey towards a level of proficiency that is earned over time with effort. It implies that you start out as a beginner, you’re not very good at it, and then […]

Going Full Time Month 14

I sat in my therapist’s office in 2011 complaining about a project I had agreed to take on at work. It was to lead a spirit day. They wanted me to get people motivated and in a fun work mood. So I organized a pajama day where I would bake cupcakes and run a contest. […]

Do People Like Working With You?

I don’t get a lot of questions so when I do, I’m super excited to answer them! This week I got a question from a new Instafriend who asked about making friends and networking for your business when you move to a new city. To start, I should let you know that I’m a huge […]

Networking in a New City

I sat in my little cube the last day of my full time job talking to a co-worker via chat. She said, “My friend went full time in photography a year ago and now he’s absolutely killing it! You’ll be fine!” She went on to say her other friend also did the same thing and […]

Going Full Time Month 13

I’ve been to many a seminar in my time as a photographer. Networking events with a speaker, conferences, meet ups, conventions, you name it. One of the things I hear often the one about the butterfly. Have you heard this one? That a hurricane in China can be traced back to a butterfly flapping it’s […]

You Have More Influence Than You Think

“Study Confirms Most People Share Articles Based Only On Headlines.” I clicked on this article at Patheos.Com after searching for “Do people only read headlines?” on Google. The article confirmed that 59% of all links shared on social media aren’t clicked on. So we’re just basically reading headlines. I get it, I mean, we are […]

Writing Headlines and Believing the Best in People

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