Episode 471: How To Take Advantage of Lulls in Business: Chris Evans

Take Advantage of Lulls in Business
Experiencing down time in your business doesn’t have to result in stress or worry. Being proactive during those lulls can be game changing!
In episode 471 of The Bokeh Podcast, Chris Evans takes us on his journey of experiencing a positive shift while running his business during a slow season. Listen in as he shares his strategies for leveraging extra time to move his business forward, as well as steps that you can take now to be prepared for the next lull.

The Bokeh Podcast is brought to you by Photographer’s Edit: Custom Editing for the Professional Photographer and Miilu: The Simplest Way to Create and Manage Timelines and Shot Lists for the Events You’re Photographing.  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.

Customer Experience:  (1:27)
3 tenants in all areas of Chris’s business: Style, Grace, and Gratitude
Delegation: Honeybook for CRM (7:03)
Significance of Reflection: (14:04)
Steps to Proactively Establish Your Business Financially to Prepare for a Downturn: (18:15)
1.  Setting up multiple bank accounts for expenses
2.  Structure your business as an S Corporation
3.  Classify each purchase as a need or a want
Book Recommendation: (18:31)
Key Principles for Going With the Flow: (25:30)
1. Embrace the “sliding doors” mentality
2. Use the time to learn new skills
3 R’s for Leveraging Downtime: (38:19)
1. Reset
2. Relax
3. Recharge
Links:

Episode 467: The Guy Behind Bokeh

Guy Behind Bokeh

Do you have burning questions you’ve always wanted to ask the guy behind Bokeh Podcast? This episode was recorded with you in mind!

In episode 467 of the Bokeh Podcast, Nathan relinquishes the role of host to returning guest, Shané Gooding for the episode so many of you have been requesting! Listen in as Shané dives deep into the important questions around why this podcast was created, what drives Nathan’s emotions, and how his life experiences have shaped him into who he is today.

The Bokeh Podcast is brought to you by Photographer’s Edit: Custom Editing for the Professional Photographer and Miilu: The Simplest Way to Create and Manage Timelines and Shot Lists for the Events You’re Photographing.  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.

The Why Behind Bokeh (2:02)

Mentors (8:16)

The Most Unexpected Takeaway from Bokeh (9:38)

Childhood (11:30)

Biggest Lessons (16:43)

A Week in the Life (37:18)

Staying Organized (42:32)

What Gets You Emotional (49:08)

10 Years From Now (51:14)

Aspiration Growing Up (54:16)

Favorite Food (1:04:16)

Favorite Candy (1:04:28)

Favorite Musics: Soundtracks for Studying on Spotify  (1:05:22)

Hidden Talents (1:06:51)

Favorite Movie (01:07:24)

Links:
https://www.nathanholritz.com/
instagram.com/nathanholritz
Miilu.com
David Allen – Getting Things Done
A Love Portrait

Episode 464: Developing a Brand that Makes a Difference – Shawn Lee

Brand that Makes a Difference

Does making a difference motivate you to do and be better in your business?

In episode 464 of the Bokeh Podcast, Shawn Lee joins us to talk about why making a difference is the cornerstone of the brands he has build. Listen in as he highlights how he’s focused on making a difference through outreach and community in his photography brand, as well as his conference, Rock That.

The Bokeh Podcast is brought to you by Photographer’s Edit: Custom Editing for the Professional Photographer and Miilu: The Simplest Way to Create and Manage Timelines and Shot Lists for the Events You’re Photographing.  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.

Rock That (:47)
Serving Your Clients: Give without expectation. (8:36)
Time Management: My rest is found in the fulfillment of the mission. (14:20)
Delegation/Outsourcing  (16:58)
Book Recommendations: (19:37)
About MAP: Multicultural Association of Professional Photographers (30:26)
Creating Community with the Rock That Conference (35:52)
Structure of the Rock That Conference (37:02)
Day 1 – Photography Skill Focused
Day 2 – Photo Walks
Day 3 – Business Focused
Transparency, Encouragement & Community (37:47)
Community Outreach & Impact (40:54)
Links
instagram.com/welovephotogs
Rock That Virtual Conference May

 

Episode 395: Encouraging Inclusion in the Photography Industry (Part 2) – George Mitchell

inclusion

In light of the death of George Floyd and the events surrounding this tragedy, we felt it was important to continue our recent conversation with George Mitchell about inclusion in the photography industry.

In episode 395 of the Bokeh Podcast, Nathan and George discuss the significance of appropriate language when discussing race-related issues, the importance of not just talking about but doing something to encourage change in our culture, and specific steps that photographers can take to encourage progress.

At the Bokeh Podcast, we’re committed to creating a diverse and inclusive space on our platform for the voices of all photographers. We’ll continue to do our part in fighting to end racism and encourage inclusion and equality.

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.

Building Comfortable Conversations (1:54)

Processing Recent Events (3:51)

Allyship:
Listen and self reflection. (8:04)

Be Aware of Triggers (11:35)

Knowing When to Speak Up, Ask, and Listen (14:22)

Memorandums of Understandings: Actionable items that organizations are planning to take to help right the wrongs. (15:28)

Starting Conversations and Getting Involved (19:40)

Tangibly Show Support for the POC Community (26:58)
1. Reflect on your day to day dealings
– Is your organization diverse?
– Is there equity or true inclusion there?
2. Take actionable steps for change in your business (write it down).
3. Get involved in minority led organizations.
4. Diversify your portfolio.

Links
gmitchellphoto.com
instagram.com/GMitchellPhoto

Check out part one of my conversation with George in episode 378:

inclusion

Have you considered the impact you could have on the photography industry when it comes to diversity and inclusion?

In episode 378 of the Bokeh Podcast, George Mitchell joins us to discuss how the photography industry as a whole can take steps towards providing more inclusion for all people, and how you can take those practices and apply them to your own business. If you’re ready to help our industry become more inclusive, this episode is for you!

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.

Head to bokehpodcast.com/378 to see the full show notes from this episode.