Episode 474: How to Get Your Joy Back – Lesleann Brackney

How to Get Your Joy Back

Are you trying to be a superhero business owner, yet feeling, and even acting, more like a villain when trying to handle it all yourself?

In episode 474 of The Bokeh Podcast, Lesleann Brackney highlights how she utilizes industry experts to support her business so that she can have more time to focus on what she enjoys most as a business owner. Listen in for strategies that you can implement to help you find joy in your work.

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: Atlanta-based wedding and portrait photographer who positions herself as “your bridesmaid with a camera” (3:17)

Creating a Great Customer Experience (8:45)

Time Management: Outsourcing and Delegation (15:25)

What does Lesleann delegate? (20:58)
1. Editing
2. Social Media Management
3. Blog Writing
4. Copywriting for ads
5. Website Design
6. Brand Development

Motivation for delegating (23:55)

Factoring in cost for delegation (31:34)

Previous Bokeh Episodes focused on finance:
Episode 153 with Michael Klipper
Episode 372 with Matt Odom
Episode 384 with Tanya Hirschy

Presumed challenges of outsourcing: (33:33)
1. Concern of losing the “artist voice”
2. It has to be all or nothing

Benefits of Outsourcing: (41:32)
1. Time back for yourself
2. Bringing in experts to your business
3. Ability to focus on the parts of the business that you enjoy

Links:
brackneyphoto.co
Instagram.com/brackneyphoto
Honeybook.com

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 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

codependency

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
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