Episode 451: How to Become the Next Version of You – Shaun Austin

next version of you

Are you ready to make 2021 a year of growth by becoming the next version of you?

In episode 451 of the Bokeh Podcast, Shaun Austin joins us for his sixth interview on the show to discuss the how he finds motivation to consistently try being a better version of himself. Listen in as he shares 3 principles to implement for growth, along with the impact that your relationships have on this process.

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.

Toughest Lesson During COVID-19 (3:11)
Not being in control of things that he wants to be in control of.

Learning He Doesn’t Have Control (6:32)

Celebrating Relationships & Life Story Online (18:01)

Continued Motivation to Be Better (22:52)

Consistent Improvement vs. Showcasing Improvement (28:24)

Why Shaun Started Staying Consistent (38:22)

3 Principles to Enable Change (42:46)
Vision
Plan
Consistency

Vision (43:05)
– Quarterly Vision Goal – Look to see where you want to go.
– Discover through curiosity & uncover with the team.
– Write it down and find what can move you towards or away from the goal.

Planning (47:42)
– Task
– Timeframe
– End Goal

Consistency (51:45)
– Road block: consistent things not working.
– Set expectations for consistency.

Role of Relationships in Becoming the Next Version of You (1:00:16)

Links
instagram.com/shaunaustin
instagram.com/kissbooks
Facebook.com/kissbooks
The Stack by Shaun Gordon
Armchair Expert – Dax Sheppard
Unstuckologist

Shaun’s Other Episodes:
Episode 18 – In Pursuit of Simple
Episode 77 – The Importance of Being Intentional
Episode 187 – Workflow Wednesday: Album Sales Pt 1
Episode 189 – Workflow Wednesday: Album Sales Pt 2
Episode 234 – State of the Industry

Episode 449: Addressing Codependency as Photographers – Alisha Crossley

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Do you seek your validation or security from the approval of others, including external praise for accomplishments?

As photographers, we often unknowingly look for that praise from clients we serve, which can be toxic for our mental wellbeing. In episode 449 of the Bokeh Podcast, Alisha Crossley joins us to discuss codependency, learned behaviors, and setting boundaries!

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.

Brand Position: (6:28)
“Fine art wedding photographers capturing love stories while writing our very own.”
The picture should be just as beautiful as the experience.

Technique for Time: Change your mindset around time. (15:57)

Delegation (19:37)

Book Recommendations: (29:11)
This is Marketing by Seth Godin
The Paradox of Choice

bokehbookshelf.com

Codependency (32:24)

Codependency in Relation to Our Clients (42:00)

Acknowledging Codependency & Learned Behaviors (45:28)

Three Ways You Can Serve Your Clients While Maintaining Boundaries (45:28)
1. Be honest with yourself and acknowledge behavior.
2. Communication with your clients on clarity.
3. Ask yourself: Is this what I want for my business?

Ways to Maintain Boundaries (58:48)
1. Look inwards at your own intentions in relationships.
2. Establish your time management boundaries.
3. Set boundaries with your employees.

Using Goals for Clarity (1:09:30)

Links
alishacrossleyphotography.com
instagram.com/alishacrossleyphotography
Mint

Episode 425: How to Manage Stress as a Photographer – Glen Mitchell

manage stress

Are you heading into a busy and stressful season in your photography business? Maybe you’re in the middle one now and need to relieve some of that stress.

In episode 425 of the Bokeh Podcast, Glen Mitchell explains all of the factors in your life that impact your stress and how you can manage it. Listen in as he shares his passion for eliminating stress in your life through his Thrive Through Life Health Coaching DESTRESSS Protocol.

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.

Client Experience: Know your customer and care about them. (5:10)

Outsourcing/Delegation: Outsourcing Editing with Photographer’s Edit (14:54)

Book Recommendations: Jim Rones (18:46)
Ultimate Jim Rohn Library on Audible

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DESTRESSS Protocol (35:10)

Diet (35:55)
East lots of green vegetables, with a little meat.

Exercise (46:28)
Exercise is a stress on the body, depending on your body type, adjust accordingly.

Stress (51:14)

Toxins (1:00:03)

Rest (1:04:42)

Sleep (1:06:12)
1. Stop eating 3 hours before bed.
2. Make your bedroom as dark as possible.
3. Use a wake light alarm to wake you up.
4. Keep your bedroom cool (chillypads and hypoallergenic sheets)
5. Listen to soothing music or white noise.
6. Make the bedroom an electronic free zone.
7. Dim/Warm lighting your bedroom.
8. Supplements for sleep.

Emotional Balance (1:11:25)
9 Toxic Emotions:
1. Bitterness
2. Resentment
3. Discomfort
4. Anger
5. Disappointment
6. Guilt
7. Shame
8. Anxiety
9. Sadness

Supplements (1:20:11)
Glen’s Daily Supplements:
1. Daily Nutritional Support by Equilibrium
2. Omega 3
3. Vitamin D
Other Supplements
1. Vitamin B
2. Magnesium
3. Vitamin C
4. Probiotics
5. Adaptogens

Success Mindset (1:25)
Three Processes of Success Mindset:
1. See it
2. Believe it
3. Achieve it

Principals Glen Lives By (1:26:55)
1. Only concern yourself with things you can control.
2. Things are happening for us, not to us.
3. Always be a student.
4. Be happy with what you have, but open to receiving more.
5. Have a compelling vision for your future.

Mentioned in this Episode:
Ben Greenfield
Daily Nutritional Support by Equilibrium Nutrition
Holmes- Rahe Test
Oura Ring
Binaral Beats – Binaral App
DESTRESSS Protocol
The Dirty Dozen Clean 15 List
Green Pan
Herb Shelton
Tony Robbins
Dr. Rhonda Patrick
The Rain Barrel Effect – Dr. Steven Kimball

Links
thrivethroughlife.com
glenmitchellphotography.com
instagram.com/thrivethroughlife
instagram.com/weddingsbynicolaandglen

Episode 414: My Health Journey – Cierra Johnson

health journey

Is it hard for you to develop healthy habits as an entrepreneur?

In episode 414 of the Bokeh Podcast, Cierra Johnson shares the details of her health journey and creating healthy habits. Listen in as she discusses the importance of recognizing confidence vs. comfort when it comes to your health.

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.

About Cierra: Wedding & portrait photographer in Louisiana. (2:47)

Brand Position: Provide quality photography and a quality experience at an affordable, but quality price. (6:26)

Technique for Time: Set limits and a standard for your time. (19:32)

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Confidence vs Comfortable (35:22)

Combating Food Addiction (54:34)

Habits to Build a Healthy Lifestyle (1:04:57)
1. Regular Exercise
2. High Protein, Low Carb Meals
3. Uplift & Empower Yourself

Links
southernamore.com
thebellesociety.com
instagram.com/thechicandsavvybelle
instagram.com/southernamore
Sprout Studio – getsproutstudio.com
Blink Conference by Ike & Tash
Episode 308 with Ike & Tash – bokehpodcast.com/308