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It’s Three Things!

There are two types of photographic business owners. Thriving and growing and the ones who never see their business take flight. As you’re reading this, only YOU know which category you’re in. Is success elusive? It could be if you don’t have the right foundations, a plan and the motivation to see it through! Would it surprise you to learn that many photographers are getting up each day and working FOR their businesses, when in fact, it should be the other way around! YOUR business should be working for you! YOUR business should be a tool to provide YOU with the lifestyle that YOU want to be living right now! “Time is too fleeting to compromise on how you live each day!” What if we told you that the difference between being a photographer who works for their business and one who has a business that works for them, comes [...]

By | 2019-07-15T22:46:56+00:00 July 15th, 2019|Business Coaching, Featured, Marketing|0 Comments

This Time It’ll Be Different…

Have you ever said that to yourself?  Have you ever gone through something in your life that has made you re-think some of your past decisions?  Have you ever just put on your brakes and said, “This is the day. This is the day I’m going to take responsibility for creating the life and business I’ve always wanted”.  Would you believe many business owners have these feelings and thoughts numerous times in their career? Yes, at this point you can ask yourself, “So what?”  If we all go through it, what’s the big deal?  Here’s the BIG DEAL!  The difference between entrepreneurs who create wildly successful businesses and those who don’t is what one does when they decide that “This time it will be different”! Is there anything in your business that you want to be different?  Do you take steps every single day to make those differences a reality?  [...]

By | 2019-06-18T19:22:28+00:00 June 18th, 2019|Business Coaching, Featured|0 Comments

More Cash Flow Control For Portrait Photographers!

For over 29 years, we’ve been listening to photographers share their dreams, visions, ideas AND challenges with us. A few of the universal challenges that have plagued this industry throughout the years have been poor year-round cash flow, the inability to find the “right clients”, average sales not being high enough and not enough clients. Seeing as it’s our mission to help photographers on their success journey, we’re always refining ways to solve those common issues. For over four years, we’ve worked on a plan that photographers anywhere can use to build year-round cash flow, have clients excited to schedule sessions and in many cases, double their average sale! Here’s the amazing part, these clients are everywhere, and they’re already prepped to be photographed! Who are these ready-made clients? How have you missed them so far? Why are we building this up? We’re bringing you to this crescendo because you’re [...]

By | 2019-06-18T19:24:54+00:00 April 10th, 2019|Business Coaching, cash flow, Featured, seniors|1 Comment

What Can Coffee Teach You About Marketing?

Today, I was reminded of some great marketing lessons as Sondra and I headed off to create some Freedom Based Moments. Often, one of our weekend days is spent grabbing freshly made bagels and sitting in Starbucks reading, talking and planning.  On this day, Sondra was leading us to a new bagel place and new coffee spot.  On our way, she did say, “If the coffee spot isn’t good, we can always circle back to Starbucks”. We arrived at Foundation Coffee Co. to find a beautiful outdoor area with covered and uncovered seating located around a neat little trailer and counter.  We were immediately intrigued by the vibe!  We approached the counter and placed our order.  Large lattes with whole milk for each of us.  As Sondra went to a table, I waited at the counter for our drinks.  The smell of coffee was amazing.  It was fresh, rich and [...]

By | 2018-07-28T19:17:14+00:00 July 28th, 2018|Featured, Marketing|0 Comments

What is a Freedom Based Lifestyle? Can Photographers Have One?

A question for you: What does everyone want? It’s hard to define and different for every person. The Answer! It’s a Freedom Based Lifestyle! Eons ago, when Sondra approached me about working with her to help business owners become more successful, we talked a lot about “living the life of your design”. In the beginning, that was our battle cry. It was our way of telling business owners that their businesses should work for them, not the other way around. Fast forward to now. Over the years, our terminology has changed. With the same beliefs firmly in place, we now advocate Freedom Based Living! What is it? Let’s explore… Freedom Based Living or a Freedom Based Lifestyle is the philosophy of getting up every day and doing exactly what you want to do while providing for yourself and your family in a way that makes you feel great and fulfills [...]

By | 2018-04-10T21:34:13+00:00 April 1st, 2018|Business Coaching|1 Comment

Can You Get Too Much Motivation?

I received an email today from a photographer who recently re-read some of the Daily Buzz e-mail messages we used to send every day. I am honored that he took the time to share his thoughts with me. As for his “evaluation” of his Daily Buzz experience; that’s where his views differ from mine. To paraphrase his thoughts, he thinks that getting Daily Buzz every day is too much. He feels that many of you out there will stop reading Daily Buzz if it hits your inbox too often. Again, this is a shortened version of what this photographer very respectfully said. So, here’s my question to all of you; can you get too much motivation? In the world that I live in, too much positive thinking is impossible. I’m proud of the fact that every day for the past 14 years a positive, motivational message has been put into [...]

By | 2018-07-28T19:16:40+00:00 March 2nd, 2018|Business Coaching|2 Comments

Mistakes – 8 Rules For What To Do When You Make One!

Over the years I’ve made mistakes that effected clients! Why would I share this with you? Because I want you to realize that mistakes are going to happen and they won’t kill you. Learn the following 8 basic rules to handle mistakes and you’ll be prepared the next time you make a mistake. Rule #1 – Face the fact… YOU ARE GOING TO MAKE MISTAKES. You’re probably going to make lots of them! The thing about mistakes that you need to always remember is this: mistakes are not going to end your dream. Mistakes are part of your learning process. Mistakes are the building blocks of your future success. Since everyone will make mistakes, the skill that will set you apart from all of the “other” imperfect people is how you handle your mistakes. Rule #2 - ALWAYS take responsibility for your mistakes and admit when you’re wrong. You never [...]

By | 2018-04-09T18:00:35+00:00 February 1st, 2018|Business Coaching|0 Comments

Are you ready for your success journey?

Can you imagine how simple it would be if we could just wake up and say, “Yep, today is the day I’m a success!” What would that feel like? The better question to ask yourself is: what would that mean to you? I believe that every person should have their own definition of success. I really feel that success is very personal. I also believe that success is about living a Freedom Based Lifestyle, NOT getting to a specific time or place with a predetermined amount of cash, followers, possessions and money. Can you imagine how crappy it would be to accumulate all kind of possessions and money only to leave this world the next day? Isn’t the journey the real reason we do what we do? So, here’s the real question for you? Are you loving your success journey? What do you do if you can’t answer “Yes” to [...]

By | 2018-04-09T18:01:39+00:00 January 1st, 2018|Business Coaching|0 Comments