This month has been crazy!!! Honestly, I can't believe that April is almost over. Seriously?! There are not enough hours in the day! This week is going to be uber busy. Every day this week, I'm going to be watching a live webinar (five to eight hours each day), as well as editing photos for hours and hours afterward. My goal is to get every single session completed by the 28th, so I can start on doing a rehaul on my website and start back blogging my sessions. On top of my photography business, I want to accomplish as many of my April goals as I can, celebrate my birthday (it's this Saturday), and blog at least three times a week (minimum). Hmmm... maybe I need to get up earlier? #notkidding. That's why I try to make most of each hour that I have.
Last month, I mentioned that my husband gave me a heart to heart, because I had lost my momentum. It was almost like I stopped trying. Almost. I started crying, because I did care, I did want to make it work, and I did want to continue doing it. However, I wasn't acting like it. I put myself out there again immediately. Almost within an instance, I received three inquiries and then three more soon after. Like I said before, I am living out "my one word" aka "word of the year," perseverance.
Each day, I'm doing at least one thing regarding my business; watching a webinar, editing photos, marketing, doing photoshoots, networking, finding opportunities, etc. You have to be proactive in order to be successful. There are plenty of opportunities out there, and there is always the possibility of creating your own, which is why I'm doing both. I finally feel like I'm in a good place!
I try to keep a list of accomplishments from my last post to my current post, so I can see that I actually did accomplish things and to see how far I've came. From what I can remember...
I have accomplished from April 2 to April 21 :
-Photoshoot with models at one of the humane societies (they even had me model as well).
-I videotaped a short video for a published author that has written over a dozen books.
-THREE of my photos appeared in April's issue (same magazine where FIVE of my photos were published in March; see post: A Big Milestone: My First Tear Sheets). I'll be able to share April's tear sheets after April 30, as well as other photos from that day.
-Photoshoot for a project called, 40 Faces of Change, where one of my photos will appear in a book for charity (on location for the photoshoot; snapped a picture of the building with my phone). I'll be able to share the photos that I haven't sent in for submission.
-Watching a live webinar about posing (three full days).
-Received about 40 new likes on my business page.
-Increased my post reach by 13,000% without paying (which I refuse to do so; mostly because you don't have to!) (see post: Living the Good Life)
-Started posting my work on instagram (@whitneyehfar)
-Some exciting things that are in the works at the moment, but once it is set in stone, I'll share!
-A live webinar about photoshop (upcoming this week, which is also three full days).
-A photoshoot with a bunch of models (upcoming next week).
-A photoshoot with just one model (upcoming in the first week of May).
-Street photography shoot with other photographers and using our film cameras (upcoming in the first week of May).
I have accomplished in the previous months:
-See post: I'm Just Going to Let It Go for the complete list (between January 1 to January 29)
-See post: Strike a Pose+My Big Announcement for the complete list (between January 30 to February 3)
-See post: Rome Wasn't Built in a Day for the complete list (between February 4 to February 18)
-See post: Decide What You Want and Go Do It for the complete list (between February 19 to March 4)
-See post: The Tale of Two Cameras + Business Update for the complete list (between March 4 to April 1)
Disclaimer: I plan on blogging and documenting my progress with "my word," so I can always be thinking of it. I want to see my progress and make sure "my word" doesn't fall to the wayside. I want it at the forefront of my mind. Always. My first post regarding my word is My One Word for 2014: Perseverance. (Past words: 2012 was potential and 2013 was desire).