Category Archives: Success Principles

The Inner Game Of Success In Photography Business…

Here's the thing.... In our world, our culture, our society, we often want the quick fix, easy solution. Problem is, this goes directly against what it really takes to succeed in business, in life, in photography. I know a better way. Keep reading. One problem most of us have is seeing the big picture. Yea,…
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You’re fired….! How to lose loser clients

I was in the kitchen, making a snack. My wife called me from the studio, in despair: "I can't work with this bride. She's driving me crazy. She has a list of demands...." Yada yada ya...on and on she rambled. I listened. Listening is good under those circumstances. "Don't worry about it." I reassured her...…
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Do you really need talent to succeed in photography?

Do you really need talent to succeed in photography? First, let's take a look at what exactly we mean by "talent" shall we? Here's my two cents: Talent isn't some God-given skill that comes easily and naturally. At least not for the vast majority of us'em mere mortals. Sure, some folks are 'gifted' rare exceptions,…
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The 10 TellTale Signs of the Wanna-Be Photographer Business Owner…

Nothing wrong with wanting to be a photographer. Nothing wrong with wanting to be a wanna-be....even. I wanna-be an astronaut. I also wanna-be a great blues guitar player. Flying into space will always be a fantasy. But blues guitar, I can do that....somewhat, me thinks. I practice, study, listen, learn and try to get better…
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Call me a cold hearted psychopath, but…

“To avoid criticism say nothing, do nothing, be nothing.” Call me a cold hearted psychopath, but when it comes to what others think of me, I don't really give a rats ass. I also believe one of the main reasons why I've acquired any success in life is because of this affliction. It works. Works…
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Bicep curls for photographers….

“I hated every minute of training, but I said, ‘Don’t quit. Suffer now and live the rest of your life as a champion.'” ~Muhammad Ali~ Exercise is good for the body, good for the brain, good for the emotional state. Problem is, it hurts. I go to Muay Thai. I like hitting things. Much better…
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We can only get passionate about stuff we’re good at…

There's  a space, a void, a vacuum, where we abandon many opportunities, challenges and we leave the road to discovery of our true passions. This space is the one between what we say we're gonna do, and what we actually show up and, well, do. Let me explain further. When we abandon, and leave our…
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Do you have a mind virus?

It's spring and there's poison in the air.   It attacks our lungs and fires up allergies.   It's our body's way of fending off these attacks. The same thing can happen to our minds.     We let the attackers in and they take over. A virus.   You can get this virus from…
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This haunted me for two years…

I didn't really want to write about this. But I'm going to. It's sad, depressing but a worthwhile message. We found a dead body. It happened to my real estate partner and I. (My photography studio is in one of the commercial units as part of our apartment building....I call this building our 'pension', since…
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