It was Monday evening and I was getting excited. We were waiting in line to see Jasmine Star speak at WPPI. I read her blog every single day and love the way she writes her stories with humor and honesty. Before I discovered her, I thought owning a business meant being 100% professional…which is not me. It’s what I’m trying to escape. She showed me that flaws are not only okay, but also relatable. Who’s perfect in life? Certainly not me. I’m clumsy, I don’t know what I’m talking about half the time and I’m completely disorganized. Thankfully, Pat has my back to make up for my lack of a brain. Without him, I would be a hot mess. Ok, more of a hot mess.
As we sat in the arena, Jasmine challenged us to go home and take a look at ourselves and change two things that aren’t working. Here are my two flaws. I hope this is the judgment free zone.
Make a plan, stick to it and stop being so whiney in the process.
Is that more than one? Oh well. You guys, starting a biz-nass is hard! Especially with your significant other. Pat and I go back and forth on EVERYTHING all of the time. It usually ends up with me stomping out of the room and then pouting in the corner for a few minutes. I always come back and apologize but I definitely need to work on my at-ti-tude. It’s easy for me to become frazzled, I need to be more rational and make the right decisions. That is kind of hard to do when you’re winging it. Thankfully, we took so many business classes at WPPI, we now have a clear outlook in where we are headed. Stay tuned for LOTS of changes!
Stop being afraid of directing people to pose how I want them to.
I some times think, “Oh, they wouldn’t want to do that, I don’t want to make them uncomfortable”. Lets be honest, I’m the only one that’s uncomfortable with asking. As long as we have great relationships with our clients, which we do, we can always make them feel comfortable with anything by laughing and having fun with the shoot. I need to get out of my own way and better pictures will be created in the process. I’m working on letting go of my own insecurities as we speak.
What do you want to change about yourself or your business? I know I could go on and on….and on.