This past weekend, I had the privilege of spending some much needed quality time with a close group of friends.
We initially met back in April during an internetionally-televised workshop. We hit it off in Seattle, and have kept in touch ever since. While we each have our own unique approach towards business, lifestyles, and priorities – we all share this common bond of that pivotal moment in our lives.
As I was talking with Ashley last night, it’s SO rewarding and SO interesting to see how everyone is progressing, advancing, and evolving in not only their professional lives, but personal as well. Within the group, 2 of us have quit our jobs, 2 have made drastic moves across the country, 1 has gotten married, and another is having their first CHILD. Huge life events, and this has all happened from the time we all met back in April.
Can’t say how gratifying it really is to have a support group like this – and to be able to hit it off on the same page each time we meet. Can’t describe the feeling in words. Jasmine, John, Ashley, Christy, Erin, Candice, and Anthony – you guys rock.
Along with all the fun we had this past weekend, we also had the opportunity to hang out with Jasmine, who was the one that originally brought us together in the first place. Over breakfast, we discussed life, business, and more importantly – how many 5 year olds one would be able to fend off in an unarmed battle to the death. (Hypothetically, of course. It’s an inside thing, but would love to hear about how many you think you could take on)
While it had only been about 8 months since we were all originally introduced to one another, it was pretty clear that A LOT has changed. Some of us have decided no longer to do weddings, some still undecided on what they want, and some have honed in on exactly what it is they’re going to focus on in their business of wedding photography.
“What about you Tim? Which part of that sentence describes you?” You ask.
Well, I’m happy to say that I feel like I’ve finally articulated what approach I’m going to make in terms of my ideal client. I’ve identified my style, and the past few months have been spent discovering what I want/no longer want, how I can promote a cohesive variety of work, and how I can present my style in a way that clearly conveys the kind of client that fits my approach best.
Can’t wait for the new year, and stay tuned – tomorrow I will be publicly challenging a few of my peers to a work-related proposition. Connect on Facebook to see it all go down.