“Self-belief is the catalyst for spectacular achievement.”
My heart was pounding.
My legs were like rubber. My brain was exploding in a flurry of stress and fear…all cascading down onto my young fragile and vulnerable soul.
I was freaking out in a big way.
I tried as best I could to keep up the illusion of control while inside me I was like a duck paddling furiously under the water, trying to stay afloat, looking sorta calm on the surface.
All an illusion.
This by the way wasn’t my first wedding. This was my first year. My first 5 years to be honest.
When I started shooting schools, families and especially weddings, and, well, people…. I was so close to having an all out nervous breakdown I have no idea how I got through it all.
But get though it I did. It’s hard to say where the drive, the inner fortitude comes from that keeps one going. I can’t say.
Maybe, just maybe it has something to do with having goals and a vision for something bigger and better for oneself. Yea, let’s go with that one.
In the best self-help business book ever written, Think and Grow Rich, there are 13 key fundamentals.
The first one is “Desire”.
From the book:
“The starting point of all achievement is DESIRE. Keep this constantly in mind. Weak desire brings weak results, just as a small fire makes a small amount of heat.”
I suppose I had two choices. Let the fear dominate and let the chips fall where they may. Or, make a decision as to what I wanted for myself. Desire.
You can get far in any and most endeavors, including a photography business, or photography marketing, or in trying to enhance your photographic skills, by simply asking yourself this one easy question: “What do I want?”
If you have that knowledge, you now have a map, so to speak. And having a map may give you the edge you need to keep going on your journey.
I created some goal setting forms to help others create self-awareness and a strong personal vision. These forms have helped me immensely in my lifetime.
You’re welcome to them. Download HERE
If you’re a member of noBs photosuccess you can also watch/download the video replay HERE.
Either way, download and print out the PDF forms and sit down for 20 minutes.
This is some of THE MOST IMPORTANT work you can ever do in your life.
I guarantee it!
The choice is yours.
Robert N. Provencher – Your Master Coach Marketer
“If you want to be a profitable and successful photographer, then study profitable and successful photographers.”