I heard something many years ago…it’s one of the best pieces of advice.
Short, easy to understand and something I never forgot.
“You cannot progress until your take the counsel of others.”
Wow…that resonated with me. I got it.
The main reasons why most don’t get this basic truth are varied and frankly, don’t really matter.
You can pick any excuse you want, since any one is as good as the other.
Why I believe in this so much and have, over the years, sought out the advice and counsel of those who are qualified to give counsel, is mainly because left to my own resources, I will likely fail.
Seriously. When left to your own resources, will you:
*go the extra mile?
*push the boundaries and explore new and scary adventures and possibilities for personal growth?
*actually challenge yourself?
*find new and exciting ways to increase your confidence, your skills, your talentand dig deep within yourself in order to bring them to light for you, and for the rest of the world to see?
I know I couldn’t and I wouldn’t. Why is that, I often wonder? Fear? Ego? Pride? Lack of focus? Lack of drive and ambition?
Whatever it is….it’s a fail.
It doesn’t matter why you hold yourself back.
What matters is what are you going to do about it?
I repeat: left to my own resources, I will likely fail. Reaching out and taking the wise counsel of others I will soar.
It’s what happened to me. I’ve hired coaches and believe in this strategy more than any other.
I’ve invested a fortune in group coaching, phone coaching, one on one coaching, online coaching…and continue to do so to this day.
But now it’s time for me to reach out and help others who also “get it” and need that extra push, that extra ‘kick off the edge of the cliff’ to get them soaring like an eagle.
I know this works.
I’ve helped thousands of photographers grow, expand and create more profits in their photography studios.
“If you want to be a profitable and successful photographer, then study profitable
and successful photographers.”
Yours in photography and success,
P.S. Last night’s Bull Pen print show was a a huge success. The replay is in the forum.
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