"Really, I was meant to be a ballet dancer." By that time, pigs will be your style.
No matter how long or short a time you've been in business, there's always the opportunity to change paths. Nothing has to be forever. And for those of you who are already rolling your eyes and saying, "That's easy for you to say," I know exactly what I'm talking about.
Remember, I'm the guy who left a great job as President of Rangefinder/WPPI, because I was no longer happy in what I was doing. It wasn't easy, but had I stayed, it would have only been a matter of time until my heart just wasn't in it.
If you're unhappy with what you're shooting, then you owe it to yourself to identify what's missing. In fact, that applies to everything you do, including what's going on in your life. Find the time to just stare into space and ponder the meaning of life.
What works best for me is to find a quiet place in the house. We've got this one chair in the living room that's incredibly comfortable. I'll typically get a glass of wine, put on some of my favorite music and just kick back for an hour or more to think about a specific task or project. The key here is uninterrupted thought. I might even have a small notebook close by to write down some ideas. At some point, I'll have some ideas for a solution and that's where Sheila comes in.
You need a sounding board and ideally it needs to be somebody who knows you better than you do! This is about trust, understanding and expression. Often, some of the ideas in my head are good and other times they're horrible, but Sheila's insight helps me focus.
This approach works for the big challenges, as well as the small ones...the key here is being honest with yourself and living by that line from Shakespeare,
"To thine own self be true."