Let's make sure our children are learning good things from us...love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control (the fruit of the Holy Spirit). If we allow ourselves to be full of anger, division, pride, and selfishness, our children are going to behave the same. What example are you setting for your children and/or others?
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Can we talk about comparison this morning?
It’s a “hot topic” in our industry right now, because we’re all guilty of it. We scroll through our feeds and instantly feel discouraged because she’s doing it better, he’s launching another new product, they’re custom building a new home (with white marble countertops PERFECT for flat lays) and you’re just fed up. Girl, I’ve been there. I’ve been there this year, this month, this week. Despite the number of followers or wedding bookings or years in business...the comparison is still there.
But here’s the thing I think we fail to realize sometimes: we all started in the EXACT same place. Square one. No equipment. No knowledge. No nothin’.
Not a single one of us was born with the ability to capture beautiful images, know how to use a camera in manual, rock marketing strategies, or know how to NOT feel awkward talking to your own Instagram stories. We all started on the same playing field. I’ve been where you are, and you’re paving the way for the person following after you.
When we think about it like this, we’re reminded of something that I believe is SO important: no questions is too small. No advice is too silly to ask for. You aren’t unworthy or unintelligent because you don’t know something that may come easily to others...because it once didn’t come easy to them, either. They had to learn on their own or ask for help. And both are OKAY.
The reason I’m so passionate about teaching and educating is wrapped up into one concept: I don’t want anyone to feel like they’re alone. Alone in comparison. Alone in feeling unworthy. Alone in not knowing how the heck to get the images they want. Alone in any of it. Because I’ve been there, so has every one else, and I’m here to lift you up.
I have two new free guides at the link in my profile to help you master lighting & posing at your portrait sessions (or weddings!) and I’d love for you to get a free gift in your hand today to help your business grow. Because none of us were meant to do this on our own. ❤️