Last year, instead of making a list of resolutions, I decided to focus on a specific word. The word I choose was BRAVE and I put it into everything I did this year. I used bravery in my business decisions, in my marriage, and in my relationships. I was brave to the best of my ability when trying new things, going to new places, or putting myself in new situations. There were times that I fell short of the title of brave but, I worked hard to quickly correct that and give every situation all the bravery I could muster. Focusing on the word brave helped me leave friendships that were not right for me, embark on business ventures that I would normally be too insecure for, and get out of my comfort zone for new adventures.
This year I will go from being a full time Photographer to being a full time Business Branding and Social Media Consultant. I will still be running my photography businesses, but I will be focusing on fine art and portraits while only taking on a small amount of boudoir. I will also still be the CEO of Equal and Forever. I have quite a few other plans for 2016 which include a podcast, some speaking gigs, more writing, travel, continuing to get healthier and fit, and a few secret projects that I can’t tell you about just yet.
In order to accomplish all of the tasks that lay before me I am going to need a whole lot of one specific thing.
Our reality is that life is short and we get one chance on earth to live the life of our dreams. My dream is a life filled with passion. I’ve been lucky that so far I have been able to have a career that I am passionate about but, as I kick my career into high gear in 2016 and start to take on more side projects, I need to make sure that passion is at the forefront of all that I do. I want to have the passion and positive energy to live the life of my dreams and help others do the same.