Have you done anything recently that’s way out of your comfort zone?
I have! I’ll tell you more about that soon… stay tuned…
According to Angela Ceberano, after you do something out of your comfort zone, two things happen in your life:
- You experience increased happiness
- You experience decreased anxiety
In her Tedx Talk “Be a Warrior not a Worrier”, she suggests we all create a personal “Fear Project”.
So that’s just what I did.
My fear - is being in front of the camera + public speaking.
Most photographers (at least the ones I’ve spoken to) generally prefer to be behind the camera. (Go figure!)
So what did I do?
Aside from taking photos, I love helping others elevate their businesses. Whether it’s helping my personal branding clients or helping other photographers.
About a year ago, I created an online video program to help other photographers easily create a successful wedding photography business.
Because as any photography entrepreneur knows - taking amazing photos and running a business are two separate things. And knowing both is a must for longevity.
The biggest feedback I received from my students was they loved the course and they were able to see big results in their businesses. BUT... they wish they would have seen more of me.
Why didn’t you see me in more of the videos?
For the same reasons I hear my clients tell me… They don’t like having their photo taken or they hate seeing themselves in video. This is something I coach my photography clients through. Coaching that gives them the courage and confidence to get in front of my camera.
So I took my own advice.
I told that little, critical voice in my head, that regardless of what she says, I'm going to do it anyway. And I’m going to do my best - whatever that will look like.
Together, with my awesome assistant Kelly, I got super prepared with everything I could think of - from my message, to the lighting, to camera angles and sound.
What I created is an online free 3-part webinar series for wedding photographers wanting to start a photography business or wanting to level-up their current wedding photography businesses.
The free webinar will be released next week.
We're still working out ideas for the title, but as of right now it looks something like this:
Confessions of a Wedding Photographer: Free Wedding Photography Business Webinar.
This FREE Webinar will reveal:
- My Story - How I Started my Dream Business
- Best Tip Ever: How to Use Your About Page to Book More Clients
- The Business Behind My Photography: Your Top 10 Questions Answered
What do you think of the title? Write your feedback or suggestions in the comments below.
Now to you
Is there something you've been putting off or avoiding because of fear? If you started your own Fear Project, what would it be? Tell me in the comments below.
Thanks for sharing your time with me today!
With love and gratitude,
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