Episode 473: The Key to Negating Burnout – Drew Renner and Chad Brown

Keys to Negating Burnout

Exciting as launching a business can be, sometimes the momentum carries us to a crazy place, and we find ourselves depleted! What if there was a way to not only pull ourselves out of that messy place, but avoid burnout in the future?

Listen in to episode 473 of the Bokeh Podcast as Drew Renner and Chad Brown of  @epicmantrips share the hard lessons they learned about burnout, and the 4 big ideas that enabled them to overcome and avoid it moving forward!

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: (2:02)  Creating experiences for men to learn how to deepen their relationships with family and friends.

Customer Experience: Listen to your clients! (5:45)

Technique for Time Management (18:09)

Delegation/Outsourcing: Utilizing freelancers (30:28)

Book Recommendations (35:25)
The Courage To Be Disliked by Ichiro Kishimi and Fumitake Koga
Leadership and Self-Deception by the Arbinger Institute
The Four Agreements – by Don Miguel Ruiz
A More Beautiful Question by Warren Berger

What led to burnout for Drew and Chad? (39:34)

Principles that enabled the shift from burnout: (51:27)
1.  Vision
2.  Treat your time like gold
3.  Do the hard thing first
4.  Question your stories

Thought exercise for creatives (1:02:00)

Email Chad: chad@takenewground.com

Podcasts:
Naked Leadership hosted by Chad
Hey What’s Up Man? hosted by Drew and Chad

Links:
https://epicmantrips.com
shadetreefilms.com
https://www.instagram.com/epicmantrips

Episode 472: How Personal Branding Trumped a Marketing Budget – Brittney

Personal Branding Over Marketing Budget

Marketing budgets are tight for new business owners, but what if you could bring in new clients without spending a dime on marketing?

In episode 472 of the Bokeh Podcast, Brittney shares how she leveraged personal branding to make $6K a month as a brand new, part-time photographer while spending $0 on marketing.  Listen in to hear her 5 strategies for booking clients without a marketing budget.

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:  (5:41)
Helping female entrepreneurs grow their business and brand through strategic brand photography that captures their authenticity and authority in their industry.

Client Experience:  (14:44) Clear communication and setting expectations are crucial to an enjoyable and successful experience.

Outsourcing/Delegation: Website and Editing (25:21)

Book Recommendations: (29:12)
The Defining Decade: Why Your 20’s Matter by Meg Jay

Biggest lessons  learned from starting a business in her 20’s (33:24)

Mindset shift from victim to  victor through self development  (37:15)

What is personal branding? (47:31)

5 ways to book clients without a marketing budget: (49:05)
1. Show your face and show up on social media
2. Use yourself and your own success as an example
3. Give expert advice and inspirational content ahead of time
4. Networking
5. Creating an online community

Links:
https://brittneyjeanphotography.com
https://www.instagram.com/brittneyjeanphotography
Facebook.com/brittneyjeanphoto
Marketing Made Simple by Donald Miller

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 470: How to Overcome Limiting Beliefs: Katie Snyder

Overcome Limiting Beliefs
Fear. Doubt. Insecurity. Do these self-imposed emotions emerge when you begin to push yourself, and your business, to the next level?
In episode 470 of the Bokeh Podcast, Katie Snyder discusses limiting beliefs that are common with creatives, and shares strategies that she uses as a life coach to help push past those barriers. Listen in to hear ideas for how to move beyond your limiting beliefs for the sake of growth in your business and personal lives.

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 (4:35)
Wedding and portrait photographer based in Atlanta
Life Coach  – Helping clients to think outside the box to create new freedoms for themselves.

Providing a Great Customer Experience (6:40)

Time Management (15:46)

Delegation:  Outsourcing editing (24:05)

Book Recommendation:  (30:05)
Playing Big: Practical Wisdom for Women Who Want to Speak Up, Create, and Lead  by Tara Mohr

Driving Factors that Led Katie to Start a Mind Coaching Business (33:10)

Is Fear a Liar? (37:26)

Common Limiting Beliefs in the Creative Industry: (55:27)
1.  Money
2.  I’m afraid of looking stupid if I try and fail
3.  Am I good enough?

Addressing Limiting Beliefs: (56:40)
1.  Write out the limiting belief and reframe it to a positive statement
2.  Identify and acknowledge the limiting belief

Katie’s “Do It Now” guide: (1:19:35)
Do It Now Guide

Links:
katiesnyder.com
facebook.com/thekatiesnyder
instagram.com/thekatiesnyder
Doing Scary Things Podcast
Katie’s First Bokeh Podcast Interview (Episode 61)