I’ve now been a full time photographer for 7 months, and during the transition I have come to learn how to prioritize and run an efficient business! The key word: PRIORITIZE. This doesn’t necessarily even mean prioritizing in my business! Over the last few months I have learned how to prioritize other areas of my life. My health, fitness, finances, relationships, etc. Believe it or not my business is one of my last priorities!

You may think I’m crazy for doing that, but this doesn’t mean that all my time is dedicated to other things other than my business, and that I don’t care about it. I spend quite a lot of time on it, but significantly less time than I use to. You might think that by spending less time working I’ve negatively impacted the business, but it hasn’t one bit! It’s growing faster than ever, and I couldn’t be more excited!

You see, what I’ve come to discover is when I focus on other areas of my life and work on finding a balance I become happier and more confident! Why shouldn’t it be our goal to be happy in life?? There are so things in addition to photography that make me happy, and by finding the time to do those things I ultimately feel more fulfilled. Things like traveling, running, working out, visiting with friends, volunteering, and date nights with Emily! Confidence plays a huge role in running a business, and by waking up every morning feeling happy and confident I’m ready to tackle any challenge and task that comes my way! 

Which brings me to Monday…oh the dreadful Mondays. There couldn’t be a worse way to start off the week right?? Well I’ve decided to change that. I realized that I’m no longer stuck working for someone else in a 9-5 job, so why continue to work those hours?? That’s why I have decided to do away with Mondays and spend them by doing things that will start the week with excitement! I’m now dedicating my Mondays to going on a bike ride, a run, volunteering, lunch with friends, reading outside, or anything else that will help me get motivated for the rest of the week! 

Mondays should be motivating, inspirational, and fun! That’s why TODAY I plan to start a new blog series….Monday Motivation! I want to share with you the things I find motivating and inspirational. Whether it be a short YouTube video, quote, or lesson I learned that week, I want to reshape the typical Monday into a day that gets everyone’s week started off the right way! I hope you join me, and enjoy it! 

Have a HAPPY Monday! 


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