Episode 298: How to Create a Multi-Faceted Life – Janioris Diaz Rodriguez

multi-faceted life

Are you struggling to find balance as an entrepreneur, due to your involvement in multiple roles?

In episode 298 of the Bokeh Podcast, Janioris Diaz Rodriguez describes what it takes to create a multi-faceted life and manage it all. Listen in as she shares how she manages a full-time job, creating music, capturing portraits, encouraging others through speaking engagements, and so much more—while loving every second of it.

The Bokeh Podcast is brought to you by Photographer’s Edit: Custom Editing for the Wedding and Portrait Photographer. You can also subscribe to the Bokeh podcast on the Apple podcast app, follow on Spotify, add to your playlist on Stitcher, or listen on Overcast.

Based in: Del Tona, FL (2:11)

Brand Position: Help people preserve their stories through photography as both a masterpiece and a work in progress. (3:37)

Advice for Photographers: Learn from every person; everyone knows something you don’t know. (13:50)

Technique for Time: Having an accountability partner. (19:51)

Content Recommendations: (2:55)
Podcasts: bokehpodcast.com, goaldiggerpodcast.com, shepodcasts.com, Cultivate Your Life – bit.ly/bp-cultivateyourlife
Books: A Million Little Ways by Emily P Freeman – bit.ly/bp-millionlittleways and the Bible

The Gear Bag: Hair ties and Sunpack Lens Pen – bit.ly/bp-sunpaklenspen (26:23)

Get to Know Janioris (31:07)

Considerations for Making Choices on Your Commitments: (39:44)
1. What is your personality type and does the task fit it? You need self-awareness for what projects do for you.
2. What are your priorities or value-set? Check out Powersheets by Laura Casey
3. What season of life are you in?

How to Add Variety to Your Life: (43:59)

The 3 A’s: (45:40)
1. Ability
2. Affinity
3. Affirmation

“Find a hobby that makes you money, one that keeps you fit, and one that promotes your creativity.”

Links:
janioris.com
instagram.com/janiorisdr
facebook.com/JaniorisPhotography
Powersheets by Laura Casey – bit.ly/bp-powersheets

Episode 277: How to Get Unstuck – Madi & Micah May

How to Get Unstuck

Do you ever feel stuck in your business without any sense of control over the direction you’re going?

In episode 277 of the Bokeh Podcast, Madi and Micah May share the story of their struggle with stress, exhaustion, and complacency when things didn’t go as planned. Listen in as they share how they managed to move forward, along with a few steps you can take to get unstuck in your business.

The Bokeh Podcast is brought to you by Photographer’s Edit: Custom Editing for the Wedding and Portrait Photographer. You can also subscribe to the Bokeh podcast on the Apple podcast app, follow on Spotify, add to your playlist on Stitcher, or listen on Overcast.

Technique for Time: Workout every morning to be more alert and efficient. (3:16)

Book Recommendations: (6:36)
168 Hours – bit.ly/bp-168hours
Crash the Chatterbox – bit.ly/bp-chatterbox
Untethered Soul – bit.ly/bp-untethered

Advice for Photographers: Don’t be afraid to learn who you are, your strengths, and your weaknesses. (15:47)

Brand Position: Bringing personality to professional headshots. (19:33)

Madi & Micah’s Backstory (26:27)

Steps to Getting Unstuck: (32:44)
1. Realize when you need to ask for help and find a mentor(s).
2. Learn how to use your time well by setting good habits.
3. Hire experts for the things you don’t do well or don’t enjoy.

Books They’re Learning From: (40:48)
Never Split the Difference – bit.ly/bp-neversplit
Creativity Inc – bit.ly/bp-creativityinc
Building a Storybrand – bit.ly/bp-storybrand

Links:
maymedia.us
instagram.com/may_media_
Option B – bit.ly/bp-optionb
Tomas Flint’s Episode – bit.ly/bp-63

Episode 262: How to Be a Successful Part-Time Photographer – Seanna Leaf

Part-Time Photographer - Seanna Leaf

Are you feeling inadequate as a part-time photographer, due to the overwhelming thoughts that you’re not successful until you go full-time?

In episode 262 of the Bokeh Podcast, Seanna Leaf shares how she has found success in her business as a part-time photographer. Listen in as she explains how you should be the only person to determine what success looks like for your photography business, and how to define that success yourself.

The Bokeh Podcast is brought to you by Photographer’s Edit: Custom Editing for the Wedding and Portrait Photographer. You can also subscribe to the Bokeh podcast on the Apple podcast app, follow on Spotify, add to your playlist on Stitcher, or listen on Overcast.

Brand Position: Focusing on authentic and emotion-filled moments at weddings and between couples. (1:58)

Advice for Photographers: (6:02)
Try every kind of photography to find what you love.
Make meaningful connections in the industry.

Technique for Time: Create lists to stay organized. (9:57)
Google Lists – bit.ly/bp-googlelists
Todoist.com

Content Recommendations: (13:27)
Bokeh Podcast
The Photography Together Podcast by Kyle Yates
The Listening by Kayla Tene
The Business of Photography by Sprout Studio
Goal Digger Podcast by Jenna Kutcher

The Gear Bag: Prisms (16:52)

“Lately I have been doing a lot of reflection on my life as a Social Worker and a photographer and realizing that at this point in my life I actually don’t want to be a full time photographer & that’s OKAY! I feel like we are always bombarded with the thoughts that if your not full-time your not ‘successful’ and I put that in quotes because truly we need to all determine what success looks like for ourselves.” – Seanna Leaf

Defining Your Own Success: (30:12)
1. Look inward, not outward.
2. Separate your goals into small and big goals, then celebrate them!

Links:
seannaleafphotography.com
instagram.com/seannaleafphotography
Allie Siarto – How to Sell WITHOUT IPS Episode – bit.ly/bp-249
nathan@photographersedit.com
Getting Things Done – bit.ly/bp-gettingthingsdone

Episode 255 – Restarting a Photography Business in a Small Town – Janean Gray

Restarting a Photography Business

Have you ever considered relocating your photography business to a smaller town? The process of starting over can be scary and overwhelming.

In episode 255 of the Bokeh Podcast, Janean Gray discusses how she successfully moved her business from a big city to a small town. Listen in as she shares the advice on how to get connected, build your brand before moving, then nurture relationships once you’ve relocated!

The Bokeh Podcast is brought to you by Photographer’s Edit: Custom Editing for the Wedding and Portrait Photographer. You can also subscribe to the Bokeh podcast on the Apple podcast app, follow on Spotify, add to your playlist on Stitcher, or listen on Overcast.

Technique for Time: (02:47)
1. Utilizing services and putting processes in place, like Photographer’s Edit and Honeybook.
2. Move your office to your studio.
3. Set aside time to do something for yourself, like running.

Book Recommendations: High Performance Habits by Brendan Bouchard –bit.ly/bp-high-performance-habits (10:57)

Advice for Photographers: Make friends with local photographers.

Brand Position: (20:08)
Newborn Photography – Timeless Newborn Photography with a Luxury Boutique Experience (20:37)
Wedding Photography – Luxury Country Weddings with a Mix Between Classic and Photojournalistic (21:49)

The Gear Bag: Pre-Sterilized Pacifiers (28:18)

I have learned that is it about building relationships and nurturing those relationships. (33:38)

Ways to Restart in a New Market: (35:18)
1. Facebook Groups

2. In-Person Networking Groups
3. Facebook Ads

A Look Inside Janean’s Facebook Ads: (39:41)
– Generic ads within a small radius around the town to women with small children to like her page.
– Boosting posts for open model calls for newborns to a generic area including “everyone.”
– Geo-targeting around a specific venue if there is a wedding expo going on, because there are brides in that area.

Where are Janean’s Clients? (41:29)
Newborn Clients are on Facebook
Wedding Clients are on Instagram

Testing Your Pricing Through Mini Sessions: Let your clients choose the number of digitals they want so you can see what is more popular and will sell better! (44:19)

Links: 
janeangrayphotography.com
Facebook – Janean Gray Photography at Magnolia Lane Studio: facebook.com/gainesvillephotographer
instagram.com/janeangrayphotography
blissfulbabyworkshops.com
Allison Chipman of Allie Marie Photography