by Skip Cohen
Okay gang, we're down the wire and the first quarter is officially over! The slow season, whether it really was or not doesn't matter. We're in the month of April and the positive side of seasonality for most photographic specialties has started.
No matter who you are or how good or bad your business has been, we all share a common theme - the potential for it to get better is alive and well. It's literally standing right in front of you!
Loose ends are all those projects you've procrastinated about and they range from mending fences with your adversaries to cleaning up the back room of your studio. Relax, I'm not suggesting you need to clean it all up today, but what a kick to put all your loose ends down in a list and then start checking them off one at a time.
Remember, half the battle is beating procrastination and we all do it. We put things off waiting for the shoemaker's elves to come in the middle of the night and clean up the mess. Sadly the only elves who show up are the Keebler Cookie guys and they only add to your belt line!
I found a great quote from Orison Swett Marden (spiritual leader from the 1800's)
"A lobster, when left high and dry among the rocks, does not have sense enough to work his way back to the sea, but waits for the sea to come to him. If it does not come, he remains where he is and dies, although the slightest effort would enable him to reach the waves, which are perhaps within a yard of him. The world is full of human lobsters; people stranded on the rocks of indecision and procrastination, who, instead of putting forth their own energies, are waiting for some grand billow of good fortune to set them afloat."
Okay, get out the pad of paper and make that list...I did mine a few minutes before writing this post and while I've made no progress, it's at least a start!
I am however craving a bag of Keebler Cookies and a lobster...go figure.
Photo Credit: © Nomad_Soul - Fotolia.com
ClickCon was AMAZING!
It's rare that a first year conference has the power that ClickCon brought to the industry last week. Great speakers, a busy trade show and 1300 attendees loaded with a passion to learn and grow. Put the show on your radar so you know the dates for 2020 when they're announced!
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.