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The Importance in Refining Your Taste

Creative Process, The Shop

This is a topic I spent a lot of time thinking about. Refining your vision and style ultimately comes down to refining your tastes. Photography is made up of a bunch of little split-second decisions that you make when creating a piece of art: Does this piece of clothing work? What color should it be? Does this light work right for the concept? Is this highlight too bright? Does this prop fit the scenario? Does it look good on film?

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19 Jonathan Fields: Pushing through the feelings of uncertainty and creative entrepreneurship

Radio

“I love to create an experiential container that transforms and elevates.” Today we’ve got my inspiring friend, Jonathan Fields on the show. Jonathan is the author of Uncertainty. In it, he talks about turning fear and doubt into fuel for brilliance. I feel like fear and doubt are things that I experience all the time in this career. Learning to shift from fear when experiencing uncertainty to thriving is hugely important. I first met Jonathan a couple years ago when he

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5 tips on dealing with the feeling of being overwhelmed

Do you ever feel like you’re fighting through the feeling of being overwhelmed with so much going on? If you’re anything like me, as a creative entrepreneur there are so many tasks involved in running a business and being creative. The more my vision grows, the more things I’m taking on within my passion (like this blog) – it’s exciting, but I also tend to get overwhelmed in all of it. I’ve asked my good friend Jenna Phillips over at imonamission.com to

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17 Sean Stephenson: The 3-Foot Giant on Overcoming Fear

Radio

“When you step forward into your fear, your fear catches on.” I’m stoked to have DR. Sean Stephenson on this week’s episode of SHOPTALK radio. If you haven’t heard of Sean, you will love him. They call him the three foot giant because he’s literally 3 feet tall at most and lives in a wheel chair, but his personality is larger than life. Sean is one of the most amazing human beings I’ve ever met. He was born with a

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Get Over the Fear of Judgement

Have you ever walked through life with a fear that everyone is judging you? That was me. And I still have hints of it in my life now. It doesn’t go away; I just now know how to deal with it. I went through an emotional intelligence training last year, and the biggest thing I walked away with was an understanding of how I developed a fear of judgement from the way I grew up. It was the culprit of

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11 Adam Braun: How to Find Your Purpose

Radio

“Make your life a story worth telling.” Today I’ve got my good friend Adam Braun on the show, and I’m excited because I’ve been able to be a part of his story over the last 5 years of building his charity, Pencils of Promise. I met Adam through a mutual friend, Reid, and after a couple beers, we set off to what has become a synchronous business partnership. As we talk about later in the podcast, one thing I saw

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Exercising Your Decision Making Muscle

Creative Process, The Shop

The decision making muscle is one of the most important things in photography and the business of. Over the years, I’ve learned that making decisions faster in everything, especially in business, can be more efficient and profitable…even if you make the wrong decision. Sometimes making the wrong decision and making a mistake is better than not making a decision at all. At the very least you’ve learned something. Making decisions in business takes you another step further from where you

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Results > Actions > Decisions > Self Conversations

Emotional Intelligence, The Shop

Our life is based off of results in every category, such as relationships, money/finance, career, spirituality, etc. Those results come from the actions we take to get those results. Those actions come from the decisions we make to take those actions. The decisions we make come from the conversations in our heads, our self talk, our thoughts. We have over 100,000 conversations in our heads a day from the time we wake up, till the time we go to bed.

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The Ultimate Lifehack: Emotional Intelligence

Emotional Intelligence, The Shop

I’ve heard bits and pieces of life hacking, where you can do things to create the life you want. One of my first introductions to the thought of life hacking was when I read Tim Ferris’ book, the 4 Hour Work Week. I’ve already began designing the lifestyle that I really wanted before I read the book, but it really solidified the direction I was heading and equipped me with some bigger ideas. Lifestyle design, it’s hacking your life and

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