Episode 313: My Biggest Mistakes – Lindsay Collette

mistakes

Have you ever made a mistake in your business that left you feeling defeated or helpless?

In episode 313 of the Bokeh Podcast, Lindsay Collette opens up about the biggest mistakes she’s made in her business and the steps she took to correct them. Listen in as she shares practical advice on learning from and moving on from the mistakes you make 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.

Brand Position: To timelessly and artistically preserve every wedding, portrait session, and lifestyle session with fresh eyes, an open heart, and a little bit of cheek. I believe in the beauty and power of the in-betweens, the differentiating moments that bind your story together. (2:34)

Advice for Photographers: Stay in the race. (10:41)

Time Technique: Stop when you’re tired. (19:04)

Content Recommendations: (23:16)
Oprah’s Super Soul Conversations – supersoul.tv
OSSC – Father Richard Rohr – bit.ly/bp-ossc-richardrohr
OSSC – Iyanla Vanzant – bit.ly/bp-ossc-iyanlavanzant
False Power of Ego with Oprah Winfrey – bit.ly/bp-ossc-falsepowerego
The Four Agreements – bit.ly/bp-fouragreements
The Law of Attraction by Ester Hicks – bit.ly/bp-lawattraction
Jim Carrey’s Commencement Speech – bit.ly/bp-jimcarrey-commencement

The Gear Bag: Ice Packs & Playlists (36:30)

My Biggest Mistakes: (39:27)
Not going for it and doing what you want to do.
Comparing myself to others.
Not listening to what my clients were telling me about what they love.
Not taking care of your health.

Quotes mentioned in this Episode:
Kenny Clapp – there is no failure, just learning experience.
“You can fail doing what you don’t want to do so you may as well take a chance an do what you love.” – Jim Carrey
‘Your need for acceptance can make you invisible in this world.” – Jim Carrey

Links:
lindsaycollette.com
instagram.com/lindsay_collette/
Making a Choice by Gary Vaynerchuck – bit.ly/bp-garyvchoice
Vickie Black’s Episode – bit.ly/bp-288

Episode 302: The Reason Behind What We Do – Robert J. Hill

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Are you striving to add value to your clients’ lives by doing more than just taking photos?

In episode 302 of the Bokeh Podcast, Robert J. Hill explains his desire to develop genuine connections with his couples in order to empower their relationship. Listen in as he shares tangible steps to finding and adding purpose to what you do 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.

Brand Position: My camera is my tool to help couples deepen their lives and empower their relationship so they can have a stronger and more intentional marriage. (2:05)

Advice for Photographers: Focus more on who you are than what you do. (8:52)

Technique for Time: Work Less and Make More, Set up a Strict Schedule, and Find a Co-Working Space (9:29)

Book Recommendations: (15:38)
How to Win Friends and Influence People – bit.ly/bp-winfriends
The Power of Now – bit.ly/bp-powerofnow

The Gear Bag:  (23:31)
Holdfast Pouch – bit.ly/bp-holdfastpouch
Pelican Case for Cards – bit.ly/bp-pelicancardcase

Robert’s Original Motivation with Photography (26:17)

How Robert Empowers Relationships with His Work (30:30)

“Seek to Understand Rather than be Understood”

Adding Meaning to Your Business
1. Questioning – Ask Why
2. Look Internally for Education and Growth
3. Find a mentor or business coach that is willing to get to know you.
4. Personal growth and self development outside of business.

Links
robertjhill.com
education.robertjhill.com
instagram.com/robertjhill
The 80/20 Principle – bit.ly/bp-80-20
Untethered Soul – bit.ly/bp-untethered

Episode 299: Practical Steps to Evolving Your Editing Style – Nick Brimmer

Editing Style

Are you ready to redefine your editing style, but get easily distracted by the variety of inspiration you see from other photographers?

In episode 299 of the Bokeh Podcast, Nick Brimmer shares five practical steps to  evolve your editing style and how to approach social media scrolling to avoid self-doubt. Plus, Nick and Nathan chat about their personal journeys with fitness and health.

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: Authentic, beautiful wedding photography with exceptional service to leave you glowing about your day. (5:47)

“People don’t remember your product as much as they remember how they feel about your product.” (12:30)

Advice for Photographers: You cannot manage what you do not measure. (23:04)

Understanding Your Numbers: Calculate your base level of income required to succeed. (25:33)

Technique for Time: Focus and eliminate distractions. (28:05)

Book Recommendation: (32:02)
Consistent Cashflow by Tom Palzawicz – bit.ly/bp-consistentcashflow
So Good They Can’t Ignore You by Cal Newport – bit.ly/bp-sogoodtheycantignore

The Gear Bag: Fractal Prisms – getfractals.com (35:24)

Fitness Book Recommendation: Bigger Leaner Stronger by Mike Matthews  – bit.ly/bp-biggerleanerstronger (37:06)

My Fitness Pal App (49:19)

The Impact of Instagram Scrolling (51:16)
1. Surface Level Thought – I’m mad that this person is better than me; I feel bad about myself.
2. Deeper Thought – Is it the photographer’s fault that you feel bad?

Owning Your Responsibility: (52:33)
1. Take a step back and consider why you feel the way you feel/
2. Understand the insecurity in yourself.
3. Find a way to improve yourself.

Defining Editing Style: A consistent set of preferred editing choices across a portfolio that reflects an artist’s unique preference or style. (59:38)

“The consistency of your editing is always in the opacity of your blacks.” (1:02:35)

Influential Photographers to Nick: (1:07:10)
Jordan Daniels
Olivia Strohm

Evolving Your Editing Style:
1. Don’t take other people’s work personally.
2. Pull images you love and create a portfolio of images in dropbox.
3. Review the images and try matching the editing style.
4. Create the time to develop skills that you desire to have.
5. Show up to everything prepared with creative direction.

Links:
nickbrimmerphotography.com
instagram.com/nick.brimmer/
Heck Ya Photo Camp by bensasso.com
SnapSeed.online

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