The Mindset Journey

I don’t know what triggered it, but I do remember when it happened.
I was 15 years old at the time.
I was having a day off school lying in bed with the flu when a thought came to my head. That thought and my subsequent actions defined the rest of my life.
The thought I had was “to be a successful photographer and to travel the world.”
I found a piece of paper and wrote it down.

The goal that I had set slowly started to become a vision. I visualized myself becoming a successful photographer travelling the world. I looked at the piece of paper every morning and my desire to achieve the goal strengthened, as it kept coming constantly back into my head.

I finally could not take its persistent driving beat anymore and I applied for a job as a photographer on a cruise lines. My interview went well and two weeks later I was on a long train journey to Southampton to join a ship.

After eighteen months of travelling the world and photographing the passengers I decided to move to Australia where I had visited on my travels.

I set another goal to have a photography studio and as I always did, I wrote it down. Within six months my vision had materialized and I bought an existing photography business and signed a lease on a shop front studio. I ran successful photography businesses for over 40 years, realizing my dream.

Running a photography business is not easy and it can also be lonely especially if you’re in a country area or run the business on your own. Running a business can also be stressful with the added pressure of balancing family life with the demands of a business. It is also very competitive. Add into the mix the many part time photographers competing for business.

Wouldn’t it be great to have an edge over your competition.

Starting or maintaining a successful photography business without specific training and very little capital can also be daunting.

You Focus Better

When you practice visualization, you need to focus on the details of the vision for the best possible outcome. Regularly practicing visualization will teach you how to better this kind of intense concentration until it becomes second nature. This will benefit you in the future on any task which requires this kind of focus.

You Become More Confident

When you’re already sure of the outcome, you cannot help but feel more confident in your actions. You’ll find you even carry yourself differently, the more you practice visualization and goal setting.

You’ll Procrastinate Less

One of the main reasons people procrastinate is because they fear the outcome. If you don’t feel confident in what you’re doing, or in how someone is going to react to the work you do, it’s natural to put it off. Instead, visualization has you already geared toward success. With certainty in the outcome, there’s no reason to put it off, and you procrastinate less.

You Feel Inspired To Drive Your Business

Nothing gives you motivation like a solid goal clearly envisioned. With visualization, you gain energy and enthusiasm about the future. You find yourself eager to get started and move toward the future.

You Find Meaning in Your Photography

Last, but certainly not least, visualization helps you see beyond doing the day-to-day. You find goals in your life and understand better what your ultimate purpose is. This is not to be treated lightly, as finding meaning is what makes life worth living.
Of course, we’re not going to ignore the part where your visualization helps you to achieve your personal goals.

You Experience True Transformation

How can you possibly expect to achieve anything if you aren’t experiencing internal change? Real success starts from within, with a new mindset and way of doing things. Otherwise, we’d already all be super successful. Visualization actively seeks out this transformational path and leads you where you want to go.

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photography business coach Bernie Griffiths has had over 40 years of experience in proven, profitable, photography business solutions.