Not sure where this idea came from, likely the deep darker recesses of my brain. But I thought it cool idea to have a three way discussion on art, photography, and maybe even money.[Read more…]
|I was attending a business seminar way back when. This was a series for small business owners. |
One of the speakers was in a wheel chair. He rolls out and says: “Take responsibility for everything that happens in your life. Everything. Even if it’s the other guys fault.”
Wow. This really, really resonated with me.
I suppose this truth was in me, dormant. Now and since then awaken.
The idea is simple. Never be a victim. Never blame. Never complain. NEVER.
I know, I know. This is hard.
But it has to be. Victims, or shall I say, those who play the victim card, are in effect dangerous.
Why? It takes their power away. You need to own your sh*t. It’s that simple. No MATTER what.
Especially when your in business for yourself. It can be a hard road at times, and the struggle is real.
Feels like your crawling through mud and broken glass. But in the end, the results are positive, productive and powerful. And yours.
Here’s one way to become positive, productive and powerful.
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“If you want to be a profitable and successful photographer, then study profitable and successful photographers.”
In the Fuzzy Duenkel FB group called Heavy Light, John Hartman posted some images from his recent project with his local symphony.
I was stunned at the fact that he turned this into a profit and created some of the coolest portraits I have ever seen.
So, I asked him if he’d run a webinar on this amazing idea and his experiences. And he agreed so we set the date:
Mar 5, 2020 07:00 PM Central Time (US and Canada)
Registration link below.
He says: “In 1988 I had the chance to photograph the principal players in our local symphony. This idea, of course, wasn’t new—I got the idea from Bill McIntosh, who had done it decades before me (and in a far masterful way, I might add). “
“Besides being paid for this project (about $25k) I’ve had tens of thousands of dollars in spinoff business directly from this exhibit, which has been a permanent installation in the theater for the past seven years. Additionally, it was just plain fun to do…..”
How much do we limit our sales through inadequate pricing or poor sales methods…
How do we limit our sales through inadequate pricing or poor sales methods?
Most limitations start inside. To achieve external success, start inside. Then, flow outward with creative, effective and real money making strategies on pricing and sales.
Pricing, sales and marketing is not black and white. It’s complex, and requires the right tools, the right strategies and the right person.
I believe Warne Noyce is such a person.[Read more…]
The spring of 1984 found me unemployed. I had been a seasonal school photographer.
Hard work, great pay, but not steady. Unless you’re the boss.
What I hated more about being unemployed, besides not working, was living off the government.[Read more…]
I can be such a dick at times. I can’t help it. I mean well, but stuff comes out of my mouth and before I can edit….boom! Too late. I said it. It’s out there in the universe.
I’m going straight to hell.[Read more…]
When I was single, I partied hard, drank too much and was for the most part dangerous, undisciplined and impulsive. I blamed it on being a “creative type.”
After getting married, sobering up and having a family, everything came together for the better. Much better.
But deep down, I knew:[Read more…]
Life changes when you get married. For better…or worse.
It really changes when you’ve been running a photography studio by yourself. A lone wolf. And along comes another lone wolf. And she happens to be my future bride and business partner.[Read more…]