"The dream is free. The hustle is sold separately!"
If we put a hundred photographers from 100 different cities in a room together and asked how business was, we'd get two basic answers. Half the room would say it's been great, while the other half would be doom and gloom. This isn't exclusive to artists, but any business owners.
I've written about this many times in the past, but owning a business is hard work. Nothing comes easy and building your brand is a never-ending process. Sadly there are too many photographers out there who got the gear, developed their skill set and then put it all on cruise-control! They wake up every morning thinking today's the day the Success Fairy or at the very least FedEx is going to leave them a box of success!
Well, I'm back again with the same topic and a reminder to get your business out of the "P" mode and start mixing things up. Success is relative, and the only person who matters is YOU!
Here's the bottom line - your success is about feeling good about what you're doing. If you're not, then nothing you're doing has to be forever. Take the time to think about what's missing in your life and business. Make the adjustments you need to appreciate the face looking back at you in the mirror each morning.
"Success is a journey, not a destination.
The doing is often more important than the outcome."
Check out "Why?" one of the most popular features on the SCU Blog. It's a very simple concept - one image, one artist and one short sound bite. Each artist shares what makes the image one of their most favorite. We're over 100 artists featured since the project started. Click on the link above and you can scroll through all of the episodes to date.