One of the worst things you can do is get a great big ego in business.
You know, a prima donna….lead ballerina….I been there.
My head got so big I lost focus of what really mattered….profits and business.
I lost touch with reality. Thought I had wizard-like talents and God-given magical powers.
To succeed in business, especially in the photography business, one needs to be grounded, focused and realistic.
Above the fray, as they say.
Many struggle with this. Hence why I am here to hit you over the head with solid grounding advice.
Seriously, our market is saturated with egos and prima-donnas.
Musicians suffer this too.
I imagine not so with industries like plumbers, accountants and butchers who don’t nearly have this to the same degree we do.
Can you imagine? Joe the rockstar plumber? Awards and medals. Plaques too.
But not us’em photographers. It’s like it’s a built in our DNA reaction.
We start getting good, and dang-it, we’re good! Time to start wearing cool hats like those gooroos.
Time to walk on water. And we wonder why we’re not making any sales.
The solutions is to stay focused. Get over myself.
Don’t let my ego get the better of me like a wild stallion bucking out of control.
The truth is, most successful photographers are serious and dedicated.
They avoid drama, whether in forums, flakebook or elsewhere, and are too busy running their studios.
Being a prima-donna is all about trying to make an impression.
A false one, but one nevertheless. And we wonder why we’re not making any sales.
“Work under the radar, and above the fray.”
Wiser words have never been uttered, except maybe, was it that ancient
Greek dude when he said it simply: “Know thyself.”
Be not ye a prima donna……:)
Yours in photography and success,
P.S. Last night we had our May Marketing Mastermind…REPLAY is in the forum.
P.P.S. Tomorrow afternoon we’re having our Lighting Mastermind with special guest Maria Sampao, where we’ll be going
over and tweaking lighting for fairy portraits (Maria had her first ever Fairy Day…wait’ll you hear her sales…..)
“If you want to be a profitable and successful photographer, then study profitable and successful photographers.”