Woohooo!! WE HAVE A WINNER! @ffz3_photography was the drawing winner for our @holdfastgear clip wallet valued at $55!! Thanks to everyone who commented and followed and hope y’all have a great week!
GIVEAWAY TIME Who loves @holdfastgear and would love to have one of their new wallets? They attach easily to all the hold fast set up’s as well as clip conveniently into a pocket or on a belt! I’ve been using mine for a little over a month and it holds all the necessary cards and cash for #dailycarry as well as looking incredibly stylish and cool, per the usual with hold fast! Here’s how to win! 1. Like this post and make sure you follow this page AND @holdfastgear #liketowincontest 2. Tag at least one other person who would dig this chestnut leather goodie. 3. Tell me ONE THING you are grateful for this week. The context will run till Monday the 12th at 8am EST and will be drawn from random.org using all the names from the entries here only! Tell ur friends and love on some @holdfastgear
Senior sessions are going strong and we are having SUCH a great time with our seniors as we celebrate their stories, create one of a kind artwork and put their artwork up in their homes! Do you have hours scheduled yet? . . . . . #seniorsession #seniorsunday #seniorpictures #classof2020
Your business branding really is all about telling YOUR story. How do you create? How do you add value? What emotions do you want your clients to connect with when they see your business and photo? We can help you say what you’ve been trying to say all along! #professionalheadshots #elitecoaching #nashville #businessdevelopment
Wanna hear something crazy? . Knowing how to do this, won’t make you more money. (Reread that photographers) . And yet, almost EVERY struggling photographer in business is constantly trying to simply take “better photos” so they can charge more... then maybe, stop editing all evening while they’re trying to promote another round of mini sessions to HOPEFULLY make enough money to pay bills this month... “ . If I could JUST know how to do off camera lighting well, I could make more money...” . Been there, done that, got the tshirt(s) . Did you know there are over 300,000 photographers entering the market every year? . Did you also know that the average photographer makes around 35k a year (less than 3k/mo). Less than the average teacher for NOT nights and weekends off and DEF not having a summer off or retirment plans or ANY benefits...but do you know why? . Well, maybe if you could take better photos you would, right? 😉😉 . Maybe after another 2-3 years of trying to figure out “why you’re not booking” or “can’t find the right type of clients” or fighting against the “everyone is a photographer” reality you will magically figure it out. . Maybe it’s bc you don’t offer video? . Maybe it’s bc you don’t have a killer website? . Or maybe you’ll be just as frustrated and still not have the mindset, plans and solutions to get you true momentum. . “The greatest math equation you’ll ever learn is understanding future costs from The actions and decisions of today” Matt Green @mattliftsweightsandforks . How hard do you wanna right to stay right where you are?
Can we be honest for a minute? This is how most of you take on the role as CEO for your business, isn’t it? #toiletboss about the only time you intentionally focus on how your company is run is a few minutes a day that you sit down to use the restroom. And by “focus on how your company is ran“ what I mean is you may post something on Facebook or Instagram trying to entice someone to buy your services, or value something you sell. A lot of business owners tell me how saturated their market is, how their clients are willing to spend any money, and that no one ever replies to their ads and this is about the gist of their efforts to LEAD their companies. Makes it seem pretty obvious why you’re getting 💩💩💩 results, huh? But I don’t blame you totally. It’s all the garbage teaching in our industry and “get rich quick” philosophy you get handed from media all day every day. If you know trying the same things isn’t work, and you’re STILL BROKE, then trying DIFFERENT is a much better option. A lot of people tell me things like “I’ve never hired a coach“ or “I can’t afford a program like that” and I always come back to this idea - if the reasons you were giving as excuses why you can’t move forward with something like coaching are the SAME reasons you are stuck where you currently are, how do you plan to change where you are using the thoughts and strategies that got you there? May be time for something different. It’s me. 🙋🏽♂️🙋🏽♂️ I’m different. #coachingtips #trydifferent
We, therefore, the Representatives of the United States of America, in General Congress, Assembled, appealing to the Supreme Judge of the world for the rectitude of our intentions, do, in the Name, and by Authority of the good People of these Colonies, solemnly publish and declare, That these United Colonies are, and of Right ought to be Free and Independent States; that they are Absolved from all Allegiance to the British Crown, and that all political connection between them and the State of Great Britain, is and ought to be totally dissolved; and that as Free and Independent States, they have full Power to levy War, conclude Peace, contract Alliances, establish Commerce, and to do all other Acts and Things which Independent States may of right do. And for the support of this Declaration, with a firm reliance on the protection of divine Providence, we mutually pledge to each other our Lives, our Fortunes and our sacred Honor. 56 men and their families led the way. This is what the 4th is about. 56 fathers, business men, farmers, entrepreneurs and fighters showed a budding country how to lead in the face of certain pain and challenge. What a blessing we have bc of the leadership of great people before us. May it be an inspiration and also a guide for us a we aspire to lead and unite even today as a nation. #happy4thofjuly #blessednation #thankaveteran #marinecorps #marines #army #navy #airforce #coastguard
From a call today-“I don’t want to wait until I have a baby, or get married, or have a kid graduating college to celebrate my life! I am proud of what is happening RIGHT NOW and I want to think about that and remember why am pursuing the life I am every day!” What’s crazy to me is that the every-day, commonplace parts of our lives make up the majority of our happiness. They are the keys to what we love about being alive! Photography is about many things, but a constant reminder of the TRUTH of your life is one of the most important. Model - @ohgeelala for our styled shoot for @wppievents Your life, exactly how you pictured it!
“Maybe that’s why I wanted to get lost somewhere, because I wanted to be found.” Corey M.P., Hearts and Errors
What is one of the moments you see clearly on your mind when I say “think about the last time you felt blissfully happy?” Where were you? Who were you with? What were you doing? I’m gonna make an assumption here that it wasn’t likely a “big moment” in your life like a wedding or graduation. Not that we don’t love these parts too, but the TRUE keys to our happiness lie in the micro-moments of our lives. The otherwise “normal” or “mundane” is where we see our most treasured and cherished pieces, I believe, because they represent the LIFE we dearly love. So, where were you? Comment with a ❤️🙌🏽 if this speaks to you and the life full of micro-moments that you have to cherish and tag someone who you’ve shared some of those with! . . . . . #createlife #createlifeworkshop @faithelizabethphotog @cgproprints @holdfastgear #holdfastambassador #
When lots of things in life are not constant /‘s tend to run you thru the muck, there emerges the incredible blessing of chosen love. It chooses you, but your choice is also necessary. Choose to celebrate it. Choose to decorate your home with it and surround your days with it. Choose to challenge it and go on adventure with it. Choose to let it challenge you and make you the best version of yourself. Choose to embrace it and lean into the discomfort it can bring as you grow. Choose to enjoy the journey and learn to love loving, not just the feeling of being “in love.” Keep choosing it, and being open and expectant it choosing you. Above all, choose Love. It truly is the greatest virtue. #chooselove #loveoneanother #createlife #createlifeworkshop
/// If you’ve ever finished up a long weekend where you felt like you BARELY got to see the people you love, keep reading /// There just aren’t enough hours in these days right? Finishing up a Memorial Day weekend feeling like just ONE more day would be great? I feel ya, some days you just can’t get enough of the life you REALLY love and long for. How do you get more of that? It doesn’t just happen if you’re lucky. It’s not about #hustleharder B.S. either. It’s planned, and attainable any time you want it. Wanna know more about how to leave the weekend full and happy and ready to keep rocking right on thru the week? Shoot me a DM and let’s keep the convo going. It’s open to anyone, but I know most people don’t take action. That may just be the reason you still are stuck wanting life you can’t seem to get at 🤷🏽♂️. Maybe now is your time?
I haven’t been feeling fantastic about where I am lately with fitness/eating. Something I’m sure many of you are well acquainted with is the creeping thoughts of “I suck at...” life/fitness/relationships/money management/etc. Fill in any of these into the blanks at any given time and they can begin a cycle that opens the door for depression, anxiety, poor sleep, poor food choices, guilt and shame and so much more “heaviness!” Anyone else?? 🤷🏽♂️👋🏽🙋🏽♂️ If we don’t DIRECT life and our thoughts, we will be ever victim to these exact issues and problems/worries. They are likely not ever really going to go completely away. We are going to have influence in our lives as long as we are alive that can bring these feelings back into our mind. Escaping them completely, isn’t the goal. But, one of the Disciplines I have been intentionally focused on for a number of years now is the hard job of telling myself the truth. Where am I now versus where I was. This perspective is an ESSENTIAL component to being honest with myself about my position whether it be like these pictures with my weight loss, or where I am with my relationship with my kids and one of the main ways I have been able to disable and disarm the thoughts that so often had led me back down those painful paths! Where are you now? Where have you been? These show data. Without stating how you FEEL about those things, they give you some truth to work from and, if you’re not where you want or thought you’d be, you can look at what’s preventing it or simply be thankful for how far you’ve gone and know you’ve been doing the work. There are definitely ways to shortcut or short circuit the paths that create destructive and limiting habits in our lives, being honest about where we ARE is a great place to start! Tag someone in the comments whose journey you are proud of!
I recognized something the other day while talking to one of our coaching clients. She said “a lot of what I do in my life is to NOT be the kind of person or parent my dad was.“ Sound familiar? I am certain many decisions have been made in my life with that exact same mindset. “I want to be the furthest thing from the pain I remember.” We all have these stories, whether it was our parent, or just someone we loved - the “paint has deteriorated” and the heart has been scarred more times than we like to count. The problem with this mindset is that you are still giving the person who’s lead you DISAGREE with the opportunity to lead in your life. By choosing to move AWAY from the direction they chose, you’re still allowing their choice and direction to be what guides you, versus deciding for yourself the things that matter most SEPARATE from what they chose. Does that make sense? I think it’s similar to how many of us try to change eating habits or exercise or teens. We try to STOP eating the “bad stuff” or guilt ourselves into going to the gym because we know it’s good for us. The problem is lack of vision and a concrete WHY that drives us. We need to change our belief and our direction. This is as simple as recongnizing it, turning your “worry thay you’ll end up like you dad” into “where do I wanna end up” and letting THOSE thoughts be what you “mull over” and concentrate all your concern on. That slight course correction will eventually put you in an entirely different ocean, not just slightly different than your hurt. Let’s make a course correction and hand the lead over to someone we trust and believe in. You. #createlife #createlifeworkshop #lifechange #keto #diet #fitfam #dmgb #eplusrequalso #lifequotes #tonyrobbins #awakenthegiantwithin Tag someone who needs to hear this in your life and hit me with a ❤️❤️ so I know you feel me!
This is the opening shot of a video we are soon to release to talk about Iceland.... It’s hard to use a word like “thankful” and feel like it carries even a slight bit of the happiness and gratitude I feel seeing this screen and KNOWING what it means to the people who stopped “trying” and started DOING in their lives and hearts. It’s the beginning of something we have been working on our entire lives and it’s going to continue making big impact to those who choose to be involved. This isn’t about me. This is about you. What you want is accessible. Freedom from your worry and fears is attainable. A life you are in love with and can’t get enough of isn’t chained to the “must be nice” or “on my bucket list” or “I wish I could” phrases and excuses you give yourself and others in response to why you’re not where you want, doing what you dream about. I am not special. This life isn’t about travel or money. You are able and worth it. This is more proof that it’s doable and ready for you. What are you waiting for? Comment with a 🙌🏽 if you’re with me and wanna see the video!
Adventuring with friends. #direction Knowing WHERE you are going and HOW you plan to get there are the quickest solutions to avoiding friction in any interaction. Do you want to do more fulfilling work? Do you want to make more money? Do you want to have more free time to do what makes you happy? If any of those three are on your list reply PLAN ON IT below and let’s get programming so they actually start happening! Http://calendly.com/chaddiblasio