...but at the same time it has to have space to grow. We can plant seeds all day long, but the soil has to be fertile and there needs to be air and light (my mom is a ninja gardener, I know these things).
Fertile soil is of course our skills and competence, or knowledge, but air and light are the time and freedom to be quiet and bring things to life, make your vision real, plan it, shape it, design it, write it, develop it, print it. It can’t happen when all your time is taken up by the daily grind, the endless hours behind a computer, the editing into the night, the neverending juggling of bills and expenses, and let’s not even go into our private life!
Yet to grow we need air and light. A good workflow that minimizes time and stress. A good balance in our books, for financial peace of mind. A good schedule in our days, to take the time off we need for ourselves and to nourish our creativity (yes it needs food too! Life is a lot about food hehe). A good team of people around us, to help, encourage, inspire us to do better. And good energy, enthusiasm, our batteries fully charged, our inner smile turned on, our light shining.
To spread beauty into this world, our own little drop in the ocean, which is really the essence of Life.
A few years back, in the middle of my darkest time, I vowed that I would not only turn my life around, but I would make it exciting.
Are you willing to join this adventure?
In the next few days I’ll announce something to move into a whole different direction… a small group of photographers motivated and committed to change their game and get their lives where they want them to be.
Outside the Box Mastermind is an online group of just 10 photographers working together for 9 months, going through all the OTB modules, in-depth and together, supported by me throughout the program.
Interested? Let me know and I’ll PM you the details before it goes public.
And if you're a professional photographer not in the OTB group yet, join here: