Lesley Sobeck
  • Female
  • Augusta, ME
  • United States

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Lesley Sobeck's Discussions

What's the Best Way to Deal with "Imposter Syndrome"?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Lesley Sobeck Mar 10, 2014. 50 Replies

Hello everyone! I would love some input on how best to deal with "imposter syndrome".  The business venture I've been trying hasn't been particularly successful (people love what I do, but I'm not…Continue

Her message is inspirational!

Started Jan 8, 2014 0 Replies

I found this video through a friend's social media site and found her message to be so inspirational.  A great way to change your mindset and achieve your goals! …Continue

What "defines" a job that you need to change?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Allan Dubon Jul 2, 2013. 18 Replies

I know we all have our good days and our bad days doing the work that we do.  That is true whether it's the "work that we love" or just a "job that we are doing".  When do you know that you have…Continue

What's a reasonable transition period?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Lesley Sobeck Jan 13, 2013. 2 Replies

I currently work 40-50 hours a week, and have to stay with that schedule in order to pay the bills.  I have a dream to have more flexibility in my job and move to part time in that field of work…Continue


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Dec 16, 2014
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"New photo! "A Mark in the Sand" - Michigan. http://www.lesleysobeckgallery.com/p1024644627/e2f71557a"
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"Happy Thanksgiving everyone!"
Nov 27, 2014
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Oct 31, 2014
Cheri M replied to Lesley Sobeck's discussion Networking for Introverts? in the group Embracing Introvertedness
"Randy, That books sounds like it was made for me :) "A field Guide for Introverts, the Overwhelmed, the Cheri's....""
Oct 31, 2014
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""Downed Tree in Stream - BW" - Lake Geneva, WI. http://www.lesleysobeckgallery.com/p473934793/e26ae34ff"
Oct 30, 2014
Rodney "RJ" Young replied to Lesley Sobeck's discussion Networking for Introverts? in the group Embracing Introvertedness
"Ok, so I'm WAAAY late to the party, but here's what works for me.... I act like an extrovert when I first arrive.... but only for like 10-15 minutes! I call it the "Extrovert Burst"! I'll approach people, make a funny joke,…"
Oct 28, 2014
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"Most tree roots are located in the top 6-24 inches of the soil and occupy an area 2-4 times the diameter of the tree crown."
Oct 15, 2014
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"New photo! "Downed Tree in Stream" - Lake Geneva, WI. http://www.lesleysobeckgallery.com/p1024644627/e21f77625"
Oct 7, 2014
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"Arch Rock was a major element in the decisions to create Mackinac National Park in 1875. www.lesleysobeckgallery.com"
Sep 28, 2014
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Sep 16, 2014
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"New photo! "Arch Rock 2" - Mackinac Island, MI. http://www.lesleysobeckgallery.com/p1024644627/e1343c18c"
Sep 3, 2014
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"Rogers City's population was 2,827 at the 2010 census."
Aug 6, 2014
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"There will be 10 images for sale/display at the new hospital in Augusta starting this Thursday, July 17th! www.lesleysobeckgallery.com"
Jul 15, 2014
Keith Flynn replied to Lesley Sobeck's discussion Networking for Introverts? in the group Embracing Introvertedness
"I agree with Ron, Toastmasters is great. I did it for a few months and only quit due to time constraints."
Jul 6, 2014

Profile Information

How did you hear about 48Days.NET, and what do you hope to get out of being a part of this community?
I first heard about this through Dan's free podcast, which I learned about through Dave Ramsey. I'm hoping to gain access to a group of individuals, including Dan himself, who may help me learn the best way to launch my first entrepreneurial start-up and create a successful home based business.
What is your current work situation? Employee, self-employed, generating any income on your own?
I'm currently employed as an optometrist in a private practice setting.
And then...what is your goal/dream for your work life?
I do enjoy my career as an optometrist, but I feel as if a part of me is missing. I've had to become so scientific and factual with this line of work that I feel my creative side has been all but snuffed out. When I was younger I loved reading, writing, drawing and photography. I loved spending hours outside and taking in the beauty of the world around me and enjoying the quiet and solitude of nature. Now I spend my days in a dark little room with no windows. I don't want to leave my career, but I would like to create more balance in my life allowing time to soak up the sunlight and nurture the creative side of me.
How about your personal life? Any specific goals or achievements or dreams you are pursuing (or want to pursue)?
I'm also working Dave Ramsey's debt snowball (and considering my significant student loan debt) as much as I'd love to cut back on my employment days per week, in order to do so successfully I would need to create supplemental income outside of my employment. I have a desire to try something entrepreneurial but want to start in something outside of my current career. My dream as a child was to be a photographer for National Geographic, or at least have one of my photographs published in their magazine. So to start I'd like to create a gallery out of the vast collection of nature photographs I've created over the years and offer these images for sale in various sizes to customers. I've also thought about compiling a "coffee-table book" which would highlight collections of my work. In addition I would like to donate a percentage of my profits to a nature conservation organization in order to give back and protect that which I enjoy the most.
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!)?
I know I can be extremely creative in writing and photographic composition if I allow myself to grow in that area again. I'm also very detail oriented and love the planning process of creating something - unfortunately almost to the point of perfectionism. I'll plan and plan and plan, but have a difficult time taking action until I feel that something is as perfect as it can get. I'm also poor in sales, marketing, and advertising which I know are incredibly important in the type of business I wish to create. As an introverted person I feel very uncomfortable trying to pressure someone into a sale, even if I truly believe in the product.
Do you have a website presence anywhere?
More than one website?
http://facebook.com/lesleysobeckgallery & twitter.com/LSobeckGa...
If you have a product or service to promote (now or in the near future) this is your shot to state it! Say all you'd like:
Beautiful and inspiring images of the natural world around us. A way to remind yourself of the dramatic and amazing world we live in. 10% of all sales donated to an organization which aims to protect and preserve these wondrous surroundings.



Lesley Sobeck's Blog

Identify Your “Why”

Posted on May 7, 2014 at 5:13pm 0 Comments

Motivation is a tricky thing in life.  It’s easy to have it for a short period of time, but unless you see results quickly, your drive to continue will give way to whatever the easier choice is – even if the easier choice doesn’t lead you to where you ultimately want to be. 

So how to overcome this?  Identify your “why”.  You have to know the reason you are sacrificing, the reason you are making the harder decisions, and not taking the easy road.  You want to lose 20 pounds?  Great,…


The Key Is Consciousness

Posted on March 22, 2014 at 9:47am 8 Comments

Do you ever have a sense that something just isn’t right in your life?  You can’t really put your finger on it, but you know that something is making you unhappy or creating a little thorn in your side.  There is this nagging sense that something needs to change, but perhaps you simply can’t quite put your finger on it? 

That happens to me quite a bit.  I have a tendency...

(Continue reading at…


Be Proactive, Not Reactive

Posted on January 24, 2014 at 4:16pm 2 Comments

Do you ever get a sense of discontent in your life?  You know there is something that isn’t quite what you want it to be, but you can’t always place your finger on it?  Generally I find that when that happens to me, it’s the Universe gently nudging me on towards a change.  Now changes are never easy, and they can sometimes involve a lot of work to make it a positive experience.  But it’s also one of the only things we can guarantee to happen in life.

When you feel that nudge…


More Is Not Better

Posted on December 7, 2013 at 11:32am 2 Comments

It’s holiday time!  The time for family, friends, good food, being thankful for what we have and celebrating life together.

It can also be a time of greed, over-the-top gift giving, excessive food consumption, wanting things that are unnecessary, and spending more than you should. 

(Continue reading at http://www.lesleysobeckgallery.com/blog/2013/12/more-is-not-better)

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At 3:37pm on November 12, 2012, Roy Simmons said…

Thanks Lesley, it has been well received.

At 5:49pm on August 21, 2012, Kathy Leicester said…

Hiya, Lesley! I'm thrilled to be your friend. Keep the faith.

At 1:53pm on July 30, 2012, Peter A Ferguson said…

Glad I could help in a small way. Hopefully I can generate paying customers as well. 


At 9:56pm on June 24, 2012,
Group Leader
Josh Ribble

Lesley, welcome to Embracing Introvertedness. I checked out your website. Great photography work. The world needs creative people and we're glad to have you in our group. I hope you find it helpful.

At 8:20am on May 29, 2012, Erin Casey said…

Hi Lesley,

I wanted to send a quick (belated!) welcome to the Write it Forward, Real Success and Profit for Writers group. We're glad you're here!

The group's discussion forum is packed with ideas, and is great place to get feedback on your work, ideas and questions.  Jump into the conversations and let us know how we can help you reach your writing goals.


Erin Casey

Feeling stuck? Get 5 free tips for overcoming writer's block at www.mywritersconnection.com.
Happy writing!

At 9:28pm on May 18, 2012, Izmael Arkin said…

Hi Leslie, 

Thanks for the comment on my wall :)

I say run with your idea and make it happen! It sounds like it has a lot of opportunity. 

At 9:17am on April 26, 2012,
Group Leader
Robert de Brus

Anytime Lesley! Enjoy it well, and I'm here if you need any help...

At 5:19pm on April 20, 2012,
Group Leader
Lynne Watts

Lesley- Welcome to 48days.net!  It is a very supportive and challenging community, full of great people and lots of resources.  I hope you will check out and join several groups.  Here are some that I recommend:  Write It Forward, Speak It Forward and a new group I just started for women, A Called Woman.  Join us in the discussion.  Blessings!

At 7:52am on April 20, 2012,
Group Leader
Robert de Brus

Hi Lesley,

Just stopping by to welcome you to the amazing 48days community!

I’m a long time member here, who truly believes in the 48 days vision and this community. I can truly testify that the power behind this community is the reason for my success and business. So whenever I can, I like to reach out to see who I can help. If you have any questions, or you start feeling overwhelmed right off the bat, because there is just so much great content, discussions, and just lots of great stuff happening, feel free to reach out and let me know! I would love to help guide you here.

If you have questions, or get stuck with anything, you can always ask me, any of the 48 Days Advisors, and you can always just post a discussion on the home page forum.

Many blessings on your journey, and by all means… Enjoy the adventure!

~Rob Clinton 


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