When I wore a younger mans suit and had more balls than brains, I couldn’t manage a studio if my life depended on it, so I got fired.
This was way back. Early 80’s. 24 yrs old and somehow managed to land a position managing a national franchise type photo studio.
(I had a killer resume that impressed someone. They literally hired me over the phone, no more questions asked. The one question they shoulda asked was: “Can you clean?”)
This job I took just prior to starting my own studio. I had little idea what I was doing, but I did learn a lot, because I read their manual. It was loaded with great studio management information. Like finding the McDonald’s management binder and then starting your own. Gold!
I might not had started my own studio had they not fired me. Who knows. All of life’s experiences, good and bad, are instructive and hold the seeds of greater opportunity. I should have spent more time cleaning up however. Maybe. They got rid of me because the place was a tad messy. Hey, I was young. Vacuuming can wait.
I had little idea what I was doing. But I learned eventually. And it all worked out. I eventually got married, and my wife started managing the studio and things really took off.
We make a great team. I call Tina the “Studio Boss”….and have had her speak at the Inferno 3 Day Workshops and on a strategy call. Both those, and the replays to other studio management presentations, are in the forum for members. HERE
I could have used this information back when. Or maybe not. It might have made me an exemplary employee.
Maybe even “Employee of the Month”. Either way, it all worked out, and the information she shared is valuable and priceless. Enjoy!
Robert N. Provencher – Your Master Coach Marketer
“If you want to be a profitable and successful photographer, then study profitable and successful photographers.”