A few years ago I drove past a billboard with the perfect quote for this morning's theme:
"Accidents only happen to other guys. So, all you other guys, watch out!
If you follow my blog on a regular basis, thank you. Whether you do or not, I've been absent for a few days. It was never intentional, but the result of being in the hospital and out of touch. I'm back "full throttle" and couldn't be healthier, but there's a lesson here, and it applies to all of us.
What's your backup plan? As photographers, you're on regular assignments, whether it's an engagement shoot, wedding, portrait session or commercial job. You're also entrepreneurs, and you have a business to run. Just because you're out of commission is no excuse to not have a plan in place and still be able to generate an acceptable level of communication with clients and associates.
So, here it is gang - see how well you do on the answers to these questions. If you were down for the count and out of commission, do you have a plan?
You've all got backup gear, and you know how to make a seamless switch in mid-stream if something conks out on you, but who's filling in for you when you're not available? Don't be a fool like I've been. I even wrote about it on another blog when I had to deal with the gall bladder from hell and was out of commission for almost ten days five years ago.
Take the time NOW and start to develop a plan. Then do a couple of fire drills to make sure everybody involved knows their role. It's going to be so worth your time down the road.
And, like the billboard said, all you other guys need to watch out!
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