What advice would I give a photographer just starting out today?
I think the most important thing you can do in business and in life is to constantly choose happiness. Life will give you breathtaking highs and then bring you back to your knees in humility. The only choice we sometimes have is how we react to the chaos of it all.
I have traveled the world and have seen children who do not have shoes, proper clothing or even food to eat and yet they radiate love and happiness because they make the choice to do so.
Happiness is not a state of mind. It is a conscious choice and one of the few things we can control. Happiness takes work and sacrifice so no matter where you are in your career take a moment, ponder your blessings and then share a smile with someone you love.
Chose happiness and it will serve you the rest of your life.
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