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.

Time Technique: Give yourself days off.

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

The Lesson: 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 204: How to Prevent Burnout – Laylee Emadi

Prevent Burnout - Laylee Emadi

Did you just come out of a successful busy season that left you struggling to keep up with every task you needed to complete? Don’t let that feeling of overwhelm lead to burnout!

In episode 204 of the Bokeh Podcast, Laylee Emadi shares her own story of burnout and overwhelm, and how she managed to pull through. Listen in as she provides two poignant ideas that will enable you to avoid burnout in your business, so that you can keep growing and doing the work you love.

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: Plan your time off yearly, monthly, and weekly to ensure you’re committed to taking time off.

Book Recommendation:  Braving the Wilderness by Brene Brown – bit.ly/bp-braving-wilderness

Brand Position: I work to empower, encourage, and build confidence in every client that I work with.

The Lesson: If you’re not including yourself and your needs in the plans of your business, it will overrun your life.

The Gear Bag: Sigma Art 35mm

How to Prevent Burnout:
1. Re-evaluate your why.
2. Learn to identify reg flags so you can put action into play.

Links
instagram.com/laylee_emadi
Layleeemadi.com
jordanmatter.com

Episode 197: Raising a Business and Baby (or 3) – Laurken Kendall

Raising A Business & Baby (or 3) - Laurken Kendall

Are you ready to take your business to the next level but struggle to find balance with being the parent you want to be? You don’t have to choose one over the other!

Enter Laurken Kendall, our guest in episode 197 of the Bokeh Podcast. Laurken is a photographer, wife to a farmer, and mother of three. She’s a believer of legacy and insists that her sons have shown her the true meaning of love. Listen in as she shares about life on the farm, raising 3 boys, and the 4 principals that allow her to successfully balance every aspect of her life.

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: I’m Laurken. I’m here for the imperfect and in love

The Gear Bag: Nikor 58mm and 35mm

Tips to Manage Your Time:
1. Create a consistent weekly schedule.
2. Outsource parts of your business that aren’t necessary.
3. Set boundaries with your schedule.
4. Focus on 3 tasks that will move your business forward.

Principles to Successfully Juggle Work and Life:
1. Self Care
2. Knowing When Enough is Enough
3. Creating Boundaries
4. Create a Good Support System

Links
instagram.com/laurkenkendall
Laurkenkendall.com
You are a Badass at Making Money: bit.ly/bp-bamoney
brenebrown.com
Brooke Johnson – Blush by B: blushbyb.com
instagram.com/braillegold
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Episode 175: How to Overcome Procrastination – Tallan Paul

Procrastination - Tallan Paul

Being self-employed comes with so much freedom, but do you find it easier to procrastinate as a result?

In episode 175 of the Bokeh Podcast, Tallan Paul shares three principles that will enable you to get more work done. Listen as he outlines a plan to establish your goals and achieve them successfully, without procrastinating.

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 everything in Google Calendar

The Lesson: Failure is always around the corner. If you don’t prepare for anything, it could ruin everything.

The Gear Bag: Pro Clip by Peak Design: bit.ly/bp-proclip

How to Get Things Done:
1. Analyze your personality type and understand why you do the things you do.
2. Set goals & plan for them.
3. Set “anti-goals” for where you don’t want to be.

Creating a Plan for Success:
1. Write out the steps to achieving your goal.
2. Schedule out time to complete those steps, along with time for fun activities.

Movies Mentioned:
The Revenant
The Samurai
To the Wonder
Pride & Prejudice

Links
tallanpaul.com
ReAwaken the Giant Within by Tony Robbins: bit.ly/bp-reawaken