Episode 528: Healthy Self-Care for Photographers – Courtney L. Porter, LCSW

Healthy Self-Care for Photographers

As entrepreneurs, we tend to put everything BUT ourselves as a priority. How can we successfully build a business while still taking care of ourselves and those that we care about?

Courtney L. Porter, LCSW shares with us the strategies that she teaches her clients for practicing healthy self-care in order to better serve others. Listen in to episode 528 of the Bokeh Podcast to hear how to balance self-care with work and life responsibilities in order to improve your life both personally and professionally.

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Show Notes

Brand Position (2:30)

Creating a great customer experience (6:53)

Technique for time management (11:37)

Outsourcing/Delegation (16:35)

Book Recommendation (19:00)
The Power of Your Subconscious Mind by Joesph Murphy

How can we keep our feelings from taking over our behaviors and mindset? (23:55)

Courtney’s definition of self-care (27:52)

Where is the balance between self-care and narcissism (32:23)

Do we need as much self-care as we are seeing in our culture? (34:54)

What is the distinction between a want and a need? (38:43)

How photographers can better take care of themselves which will lead to serving others well (42:13)
RIB Method:
1. Rest – take a break! Don’t overextend yourself
2. Identity – avoid the imposter syndrome
3. Boundaries – know your limitations in order to capitalize on your strengths

YouTube video by Matt D’Avella

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