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I used to wake up to an alarm.  The room was dark, the tiny red numbers reminding me it was yet another day of sitting in a cubicle and doing my job because I had to. I’d pack a lunch, only to eat alone at my desk. On days when I felt frustrated, alone, and totally lost, […]

Does your job suck? [Why everything you do prepares you for your dream career]

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She asked me, “How with big ideas, do you begin your process? Do you assemble a team first? Do you lay the groundwork for your dream and then assemble a team?” my process is simple: just start. i know that sounds ridiculous and novice, but it’s my truest advice. i’m not gonna tell you to […]

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I went shopping last night to find an outfit that would make me feel professional, fun, and confident.   I ended up leaving the mall with a pair of sweat pants.  [True story.]   I was shopping because you and me?  We have a date this Thursday, January 12th at 9am PST.   Yes, you heard me right: I’m hosting a […]

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I pushed open my bedroom door, dropped my bags to the floor, and flung myself onto my bed.  Then cried into a decorative pillow. Does this sound dramatic?  Not yet?  Well, I let out a big scream for good measure in case you’re wondering just how crazy I am. I had just started my photography […]

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I make no joke with how uncool I am.  I’m as dorky as they come, so it was no surprise I had no idea who Flava Flav was.  I was like, who IS this guy and why is he wearing so many clocks?! If you have no idea who I’m talking about, let me fill […]

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I believe entrepreneurs owe themselves the chance to pursue their curiosity.  Curiosity is the thing that leads to passion, so I’m hell-bent on chasing my interests to determine if they’ll morph into my wildest passions. I firmly believe every experience helps me as an entrepreneur, even jobs I worried didn’t align with my vision for the future. […]

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Guess what, friends?!?  I’m excited to announce I’m headed back to CreativeLive to teach a class entitled, “Branding Strategies to Grow Your Business.”  Join me on January 12, 2017 as I teach you how to reach the next level of your business. Are you frustrated because you feel invisible no matter how much work you do […]

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There’s just one photography conference I opted to speak at this year: UNITED.  I did so because Showit hosts United and its focus is entirely on connecting photographers and creating community. Staying true to its together-we-grow vision, portions of the conference will be broadcasted live in case you don’t have a chance to attend in-person.  And I’m […]

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There are few things worse than listening to your inner critic, and the mean things we tell ourselves.  (Okay, listening to haters is worse, let’s be real).  There are even times when we believe and embrace the negativity. But this is the WORST thing we can do as creatives, makers, and entrepreneurs.  And I learned it […]

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