Episode 244: Personal Projects for Minimizing Burnout – Kelly Berry

Minimizing Burnout - Kelly Berry

Are you looking for ways to avoid burnout during your busy seasons?

In episode 244 of the Bokeh Podcast, Kelly Berry shares how incorporating personal projects into your workload can help combat burnout and fuel your passion for photography.

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: Getting up early to focus better. (2:06)

Staying Centered: This can be different for everyone, but for Kelly, riding horses and spending time outdoors. But also, just be inspired by what your clients are doing and saying. (07:05)

Book Recommendations: Big Magic by Elizabeth Gilbert – bit.ly/bp-bigmagic (11:45)

Advice for Photographers: Connect with as many creatives in your field as possible. (15:46)

Brand Position: Fine art photographer capturing editorial, engagements, and weddings.(18:36)

The Gear Bag: Canon 5D Mark III with ZEISS 50mm & Contax 645

Why Passion Projects? It fuels you and allows you to be creative without the pressure of work. (43:34)

Vero Workshops: A workshop that brings out the artist in you. (50:27)

Links:
Kellyberryphoto.com
instagram.com/kberryphoto
veroworkshop.com
instagram.com/workshopvero
pixieset.com<
pixellu.com/smartalbums

Episode 210: Taking Care of Our Mental Health – Vanessa Hicks

Mental Health

Are you overwhelmed from taking on too much work in your photography business, but are afraid to ask for help? As entrepreneurs, the state of your mental health should be a priority in your life and your business.

In episode 210 of the Bokeh Podcast, we’re joined by Vanessa Hicks to discuss the importance of taking your mental health seriously. Listen in as she opens up about her battle with anxiety and depression, and shares solutions to avoiding the six triggers of mental health challenges.

If you’re struggling with your mental health, we encourage you to find support or connect with the National Alliance on Mental 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.

Technique for Time: Give yourself days off.

Book Recommendations:
168 Hours – bit.ly/bp-168hours
Girl Code by Cara Leyba – bit.ly/bp-girlcode

Advice for Photographers: Make sure the foundation of your home is sturdy before you take on this journey of entrepreneurship.

The Gear Bag: Canon bodies and Sigma lenses. (Sigma 35mm Art)

6 Triggers for Anxiety:
1. Stress & Lack of Self Care to Manage
2. Uncertainty
3. Social Isolation
4. Barriers to Mental Health Resources
5. Identity and Self-worth is Attached to Our Business
6. Shame & Feeling Alone

Solutions:
1. Find free time so you have a break between business and yourself.
2. Set specific and realistic goals for your business.
3. Connect with a community you can relate to.
4. Find free resources through Google.
5. Put yourself and your family first.
6. Vanessa is here, you’re not alone, reach out to her.

Links:
vanessahicksphotography.com
instagram.com/vanessahicksphotography
facebook.com/vanessahicksphotography
Defining Your Brand’s Position with Bonnie Bakhtiari – bit.ly/bp-110
How to Design Your Photography Business with Taylor Jones – bit.ly/bp-162
Developing a Distinct Photography Brand with Jess Onesto – bit.ly/bp-186
World Health Organization – who.int
honeybook.com/risingtide
Rising Tide Society Creative & Chronically Ill – bit.ly/bp-rtscci
Tony Robbins Reawaken the Giant Within – bit.ly/bp-reawaken

Episode 168: How to Be a Healthy Photographer – Christopher Becker

Healthy - Christopher Becker

Do you find it difficult to maintain a healthy lifestyle while also running your photography business?

In episode 168 of the Bokeh Podcast, Christopher Becker shares about his weight-loss journey and his path to healthier living. Listen in as he shares a few simple changes you can make to your daily routine that will allow you to live a healthier lifestyle, even with a busy schedule.

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.

Time Technique: Schedule your time and try the Pomodoro Technique.

The Lesson: Don’t be complacent.

Links:
thebecker.com
fb.com/thebecker
instagram.com/thebecker
ketology.co
ketocrashcourse.com
4 Hour Work Week by Tim Ferris: bit.ly/bp-4hr
4 Hour Body by Time Ferris: fourhourbody.com
Eat Bacon Don’t Jog: bit.ly/bp-bacon

Episode 104: Workflow Wednesday: Taking Care of Your Health: Mental Health – Nathan, Heather, & Haylee

mental health

Do you ever feel overwhelmed, stressed, or burnt out from the responsibilities of being an entrepreneur?

In episode 104 of the Bokeh Podcast, Nathan Holritz, Heather Smith, and Haylee Gaffin discuss mental health and finding a peace of mind as the last topic in this series on health. Listen in as they share their struggles with mental health and the steps they’ve taken to proactively ensure a healthy state of mind. The audio from Workflow Wednesday episodes is from our weekly Facebook Live videos. Tune in live on Wednesdays at 1PM EST, at facebook.com/photogsedit.

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.

Tips to maintaining peace of mine:
1.  Know your limits & recognize them.
2. Learn to say no to the things you don’t enjoy.
3. Invest in yourself through another passion. ex: piano.
4. Try out the 4-7-8 Technique.
5. Soothing music and meditation or prayer before bed.
6. Create margins in your life.
7. Cut out caffeine.
8. Epsom salt baths with lavender essential oil.
9.  Read: Re-Awaken the Giant Within – Tony Robbins
10. Understand the significance of two factors: belief (the meaning you give an experience), and choice (the power to move beyond an experience and make the life you want).
11. Read: The Untethered Soul – Michael Singer (learning how to give less significance to the voice inside your head, and meditate)

Links:
Facebook Page: Photographer’s Edit
Host: @nathanholritz
Co-Host: @heathersmithrsp
Co-Host: @hayleegaffin
Ted Talk: How to make stress your friend
4-7-8 Technique
Margin – Richard Swanson
Dr. Axe on Epsom Salt Baths
Heather’s Organic Decaf Coffee
Nicole Goddard – Episode #4
Re-Awaken the Giant Within – Tony Robbins
The Untethered Soul – Michael Singer