In our world, our culture, our society, we want the quick fix, easy solution.
This goes directly against what it really takes to succeed in business,
in life, in photography.
I know of a better way. Keep reading.
One problem most of us have is seeing the big picture. Sometimes,
it's overwhelming, and overwhelm can drown our ambitions.
Instead, try the 90 day approach. Commit 90 days to incremental success,
starting inside (that's where all success starts, in business, in mastering lighting,
posing, shooting etc etc etc.....), with your inner game.
Change your inner game.
The 90 day commitment. Try this. Spend an hour a day working on your goals, your vision
and do anything that will enhance that vision, including self-improvement. Listen to audio
tapes, motivational, read my past issues of my marketing newsletters.....watch or listen
to some awesome videos on youtube that are relevant to where you want to go. Jim Rohn,
Tony Robbins, Jack Canfield and the like.
Do this and start changing your inner game. Whether you're just starting out,
or an old pro with CBS (calcified brain shit- a bigger challenge to get over
than most newbies face) you'll form an unconscious habit. You'll wire it up and create a natural,
spontaneous reaction that will lead you to success.
Like a tennis pro. Tennis pros don't think too hard before they swing. Most of what
they do happens at an advanced, spontaneous level. This is where most "pros" operate
from, and the years of practice, self-talk, goal setting, self-programming, all lead
up to that final moment, where with ease and flow, they simply swing at the ball,
and place it exactly where they wanted to go. Split second reaction. No real time to think
about it. Think too much, and it's over. You loose the opportunity.
This isn't talent. This is skill. It's getting the inner game right....honed after years of dedicated
work. Success, in self, in business, is very much the same. You make a conscious decision to
start your own photography business, then you start working on the skills needed to get there.
And there are many levels of skills that need honing. If this was easy, everyone would
be doing it. Most quit. Most want it done for them.
You don't. You get it. Success is an inside job. It all starts there. Otherwise you wouldn't
be reading this, now would you?
Have you ever been rejected by a client? Taken advantage of by a client?
Even though you were just trying to please them?
This happens. A lot. It's part of the inner game and skills of selling.
Here's the big secret: It's not their fault. It's yours! Suck it up,
learn from it, don't be bitter, and find the opportunity and big lesson. Change your inner game. Learn to sell.
Have you ever screwed up a shoot, or created images that were, well, less than
exciting and failed to create a buzz so big your clients didn't open up
their wallets with rekless abandon? That's okay. Call it tuition. Learn from
it and more importantly, don't give it up. Add the lesson to your inner game.
Everyone has an Inner Game. It's our "success barometer" that adjusts
according to where we want to go or how high. It's inside, not external.
Start there and start winning.
News from Nashville....the home and world headquarters of none other
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I will go
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How I create all my price lists, sales letters and promotional
materials using only photoshop.
I've been creating price lists since way back. Some folks have been
asking how to create their own price lists in Photoshop. Trying to detract some
from investing money unnecessarily in another program like In Design, I created this video to shed like on how easy it is to create your own.
A price list isn't in and of itself a marketing message, not does it
play the same role as say a menu in a restaurant would, but it doesn't
have to be a pain nor cost a fortune to create.
Watch the video and see how I've been doing it, easy and painless.
Also, catch some of the techniques for honing your price list, like using the
incubation technique. And, using your price list as a goal setting
strategy. It's all in there......
A 20 minute how-to video.
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This is NUTS!
I was chatting with Warne Noyce this week, going over
some final details for the Inferno 3 Day workshop, coming up in two weeks.
Warne's been very busy all winter, on the road, speaking and shooting.
Last week, he was in Quebec speaking in front of about 130 folks. Week before
down in Texas...the guys never stops!
Last week, tragedy struck! While they were setting up, getting everything together,
his new Mac sitting there, on the main table, next to, you guessed it, a large glass of water, when
one of the ladies who was opening up a softbox to use for his lighting demo,
knocked over the glass, all the contents pouring onto his Mac....OUCH!
And they had very little time.
He called Paula back in Alberta, she scrambled to find his back up file,
sent it off, and he was up and at 'em in no time. Warne, if you know him,
and hopefully will meet him and others at the inferno, doesn't get too fazed. And this
was a very fazeable ooooppps. Don't you agree?
He maintained his cool, kept focused, and stuck to the old adage: The show must
go on. And it did. To add to the stress, he was speaking to a french group, he doesn't
know french and had to work through an interpreter. Way to go Warne! Tres bien!
Hope to you all at the inferno.....rest assured, no water near the main table.:)
Yours in photography,
P.S. Join me and many other successful, energetic, eager photographers from all over
North America as we gather for three days of intense photographic education like none other. The Inferno 3 Day Photographic Workshop