You know that feeling you have when you’re planning to go on a trip? It’s your last day at work. You’re focused and intent on all the “last minute details”.[Read more…]
So, I did it. I actually did it and I kinda sorta love it now. It’s actually a thing.
And I waited at least 30 days to make sure it’s a thing, before I jump the gun and y’all start thinking I’m full of it.
Of what do I speak? Simple….getting up at 5:00AM.
Now before you quit on me, hear me out.
The first thing you need to know is this: I am the consummate night owl. Always have been, and I thought I always would be forever and ever.
I am NOT going to try and convince you that YOU need to do the same.
“Marketing is fun, once you get it…”
This line that James quipped keeps buzzing around in my head from last February’s Marketing Mastermind when James Hodgins joined me in this epic event.
There is a lot of truth to it, and hard to express to many small business owners, photographers included.
Thinking and acting in terms of strategy, is the BIG mind switch.[Read more…]
Friday May 10, 2019 Where is spring?
It’s May 10th and we’re freezing up here! Still. Thankfully the snow is almost all gone. This is a fact of life when living, working up in Northern Ontario. Last weekend James Hodgins and I hit the road at 6:00AM and drove to Montreal to attend the annual PPOC convention, mainly to connect with friends and check out the trade show. We had a blast!
I love me some history. It’s one of my favorite topics for good reading, movies, podcasts and documentaries.
They say history repeats itself. I wonder why, if true (most likely is)?
When the Mongols have your castle surrounded, what do you do? (For fun, let’s use the Mongols as metaphor.)
EXAMPLE: Everyone is a photographer. Photography as a business model has almost dried up. Cell phones have replaced professional photography. They are EVERYWHERE. You are completely surrounded.[Read more…]
Happy spring….sort of. It actually snowed here yesterday. Not kidding. I’m looking forward to all sorts of activities and good times this spring, our bi-annual Fairy Day being one of them. Fairies, families, head shots and weddings….
The view from my kitchen window below!
Why you need to be a wolverine in the photography industry.
Assuming you want to make money. Otherwise, this email may not be relevant to you.
Things have changed in this industry in the last few decades. If you’ve been around long enough, you know EXACTLY what I’m talking about.
If not, stay with me and pay attention. History ALWAYS repeats itself.
Photographers kinda had it easy. Get a camera, biz cards, if you were half-decent you’d have half a chance at building a long term business. We were a rare breed of magicians and wizards with magical powers.
“The road to failure and despair is littered with the dreams of those who failed to act upon them”
I love a good story of pain and struggle. You know, when everything seems lost, hopeless and doomed.
You see this in many, many movies. Problem is, in movies, you need this so they can tie it all together for the big climatic moment. “And they lived happily ever after….”
Yea, right….[Read more…]