We're through the first week of the new year and for most photographers the "slow season" is officially underway. It's the perfect time to stop procrastinating and do some clean up of your site, your blog, even your desk or office.
But it's also a great time to establish a few priorities for the year ahead...
"If you don't get what you want, it's a sign either that you did not seriously want it,
or that you tried to bargain over the price."
I keep finding great quotes and the more I read them, the more they morph into a business application.
I've heard so many great ideas from so many of you and then later heard, "It just didn't work out!" Almost all the time it's because you started out aggressive, loaded with energy and direction and then lost your patience. You didn't "seriously want it" bad enough or you compromised on your approach, "bargained over the price."
It's just a short post this morning, but I hope it makes the point. Surround yourself with positive people who help you believe in yourself. Don't compromise on anything your heart tells you is right. Pay attention to your mind's eye and when you visualize something, don't rest until you've got it.
How's all that apply to the business of being a photographer? Don't slow down on your education. Keep building your skill set to be the best. Stop listening to negative people who take up space and use up oxygen. Believe in that face looking back at you in the mirror every morning.
Photo Credit: Finger © momius - Fotolia
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