Read the background intro on this post and you'll understand how Angie Kullman and Russell Grace wound up in the SCU Blog pipeline. They're an amazing couple, but even more impressive than their work as artists is the way Angie described their passion for the craft and in turn each other. It's one of those posts I wish I could get every new photographer to read before they started on their journey.
This is about David chasing a dream, an idea he's unbelievably passionate about. How many of us put aside dreams, big ones and little ones over the years and simply decided something wasn't worth the effort? I don't quote Ross Perot very often, but when I do it's always the same quote:
"Most people give up just when they're about to achieve success. They quit on the one yard line. They give up at the last minute of the game one foot from a winning touchdown."
There's no doubt in my mind that we're going to be hearing a lot more about David. He might be on the one yard line, but he's not about to quit!
The post from my Dad wasn't really new - it was first published several years ago on another blog, but it hit hard on the basics to building your business. We're all so wrapped up in technology, social media and extending our reach that so often the most important answers are right there in front of us.
It's called back to basics and everything your parents started to teach you when you were six years old! My buddy Levi Sim says it best, "Act as if your grandmother is watching you!"
My Dad and I met this amazing group of people two years ago when we started going to the Caregivers Support Group. At that time we were fighting the battle with my mother's Alzheimer's. Well, I couldn't help but get more involved and we've been doing a podcast for caregivers twice a month for a year. Now we've expanded with more content into a blog.
Yesterday we had a post by Caroline Allen, a member of the staff. Caroline lost her husband to a brain injury that resulted in dementia five years ago. Her post couldn't have been written more from the heart. Regardless of the challenges you deal with every day in photography and building your business, her post is a fitting reminder that life is simply too short. The title of her post said it all, "Lessons in Humility, Compassion and Humor."