"Benjamin and all aspiring photographers.
First of all, I don't know where to start, but I feel compelled to respond to your post. I can sense your passion for photography, and that's good . . . VERY good! I hope you can…"
"This really boils down to making a few simple decisions:
First of all, do you want to do the job? Or is it too far out of your comfort zone to deal with? If you'd rather not do the job, then it's a case of graciously declining the job, or…"
"The most important thing in marketing is a two-fold process.
First, what is it about your photography or your services that are unique. In today's world everybody's got a camera and everybody's in a photography business. So what is it…"
Being in a local Toastmasters Club has been great getting feedback on speech presentations, and I'll give you a quick TM "evaluation".
Overall, GREAT SPEECH! You have a fabulously big life story to tell, and people look for…"
What a great post and I'm very interested what conversation it sparks!
I ask myself that same question: Do I inspire, or merely inform. I think an inspirational person is something like a person with charisma, or charm; it's an…"
"I agree with John. ProShow Gold is my slideshow program of choice. But I must say, a great one to start out on is Pictures to exe. It is available from www.wnsoft.com Very affordable, and super easy to get started. I used it…"
Welcome to the group and I hope for all the best for you.
As a long-time professional photographer, I will answer your question two ways.
1) The first online preview and order place that comes to mind is collages.net Check them…"
"It's likely different for everybody, but here's what works for me: I love listening to Oldies (50's, 60's and 70's), they put my mind back in the time when life was free, happy and innocent. Sometimes Smooth Jazz is…"
"Being rather new to this group, I'm just wondering: Are the members of this group wanting to get into photography as the "work you love" (as Dan puts it)? Do you just like photography as a hobby? Wanting to learn more about…"
Thanks so much for joining Speak It Forward. Be sure to jump in on all the great discussions taking place. We value your input and insight.
Also, just finish working with a client in Fargo, ND. Great guy! And what I remember most from…"
How did you hear about 48Days.NET, and what do you hope to get out of being a part of this community?
Heard about 48Days.net from Dan's podcast.
What is your current work situation? Employee, self-employed, generating any income on your own?
I've been a self employed professional photographer since 1987 and have been highly accomplished and awarded. I have recently been redirecting my efforts into teaching others photography through my own podcast, workshops, etc.
And then...what is your goal/dream for your work life?
At 55 years old, my dream for my wife and I would be to build an income that would catch up on some debt and be able to live comfortably, though not lavishly. I'd love to be able to teach more and worry less. My current vision is to become a photography expert that helps others get better pictures; through my podcast, workshops and possibly other outlets (still working on that).
How about your personal life? Any specific goals or achievements or dreams you are pursuing (or want to pursue)?
Above all, to live out my Christian life by serving God by serving others.
What would you say are your strongest talents? How are you 'wired' and what can you offer to the world (it's OK if you don't know yet, but knowing is key to pursuing your dreams!)?
After taking the DISC survey, I am definitely in the right direction. I enjoy teaching, photography and I like to travel.
PS Also, if you didn't check out the free e-resource I offer entitled Goal-Setting That Actually Works! ($47 Value) to those who join the REAL Success E-Zine community (also free) at www.liveitforward.com, be sure to do so. I think you'll get a ton out of both resources.
Just noticed you joined 48Days.net -- WELCOME! It's a great site with tons of great people.
If you happen to be a speaker or author (or want to become either), check out the following groups. They are two of the most popular groups on the site because of all the great conversation taking place.
One other thing…I want to offer you a gift. You can download my FREE e-resource entitled Goal-Setting That Actually Works! by joining the REAL Success E-Zine community at www.liveitforward.com. It's a growing and dynamic community of people striving to live WAY BEYOND their average in the most important roles of their lives. I think you'll get a ton out of both the Goal-Setting product and the REAL Success E-Zine. And again, both are absolutely free.
This is a great place to meet great folks and share interesting ideas about finding meaningful work.
I've been a member here for about 1 year and have gotten a lot of value from it. Hope you receive the same value.
If I can help you in your pursuit of meaningful work in any way, please let me know. I'd like to offer you a free gift if you subscribe to our 'Pursuing Meaningful Work' newsletter. I'll give you a free copy of our recent audiobook 'Finding Your True North - A Quickstart Guide to finding a Career You'll Love'.
Hope you enjoy the community and find value in it.
Craig, just wanted to drop in and welcome you to this great community! As you’ll come to find, this is a place of inspiration, encouragement and tons of knowledge. I hope you find that and more as you pursue your endeavors.
A few groups I want to recommend are:
Kent Julian’s: Speak it Forward -- REAL Success and Profit for Speakers! Write it Forward -- REAL Success and Profit for Writers!