You know that feeling between pure adrenaline and dread. That was about my gut feeling when I started my business. I knew this was something I wanted to do. I knew I was ready for this next adventure. I just had no idea how everything would play out.
Five years later and over 130 weddings, I’ve learned a ton! My two biggest takeaways?
#1. What you do matters, but how and why matter more.
We all search for purpose in our lives, especially in our work! I believe now more than ever that the most important part of your business isn’t what you do. It’s how you serve the people who come to your business and why.
#2. Collaboration creates synergy which propels us forward.
The times my business has grown the most haven’t been solely by my own efforts. Far from it. It’s been the times that I’ve sat down with other entrepreneurs, shared ideas and helped to solve problem areas. From the people I met with starting out to the educators I follow today, it’s a team effort.
Whether you’re a new entrepreneur or a few years in, I’m glad you’re here and I hope you’ll find some resources to help you continue to grow and thrive in your business.
Much Love Friends,
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Five weeks into marriage, I called Blake. “I think I want to start a photography business. Is that okay with you?”
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Flashback to 2010. I was at a huge leadership summit, not 100% sure of what to expect.
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As a small business owner, you know how many moving parts there are to your business.
I would not be where I am today without the help of other photographers, my education and the business men & women who have come along side me. It’s one of the reasons I love meeting up with other entrepreneurs.
I want to meet with you. Hear all about your business, brainstorm with you and help you set goals to take your business to the next level.
#1. Strengths Finder 2.0 by Tom Rath
#2 Tribes by Seth Godin
#3 The Enneagram Made Easy by Rene Baron & Elizabeth Wagele
Of all the Enneagram books, I love this one because it’s an easy intro with goofy cartoons and touches on how Meyers Briggs and the enneagram work together at the end.
#4 Atomic Habits by James Clear
#5 Building a Story Brand by Donald Miller
#6 Seven Habits of Highly Successful People by Stephen R. Covey
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