It was almost exactly one month ago when I listened to Dane Sanders at the ATL PUG meeting and then spent the next two days in his Fast Track workshop roadshow. Just 30 days ago.
Today we took it to another level by starting a Fast Track Photographer Action group. One of the primary ideas I picked up at Dane’s workshop was a reminder about the importance of action, even in small doses. Inspired by that concept, I connected with some local photographers to start a weekly action meeting.
It’s not a social club or a time to complain or rant about life and work, it’s time to work. It’s time to get the work done that we may have been putting off or avoiding. It’s time to take tangible, measurable steps toward our goals and dreams.
Today was our first meeting… and a roaring success in my opinion. Starbucks was there in abundance, we had a personal chef (my husband) make us some delicious breakfast, and Little Caesar’s showed up for lunch.
I’m always amazed at what can be accomplished in a short period of time if we’ll pay attention, show up, focus, set goals, and really go for it. In a few hours today, I accomplished two tasks I’d been putting off for weeks. If we can do that in a few hours, what could we do in a month?
Do you know what you’ve accomplished in the last 30 days? Why not take an inventory…
- Organized, planned, styled, and shot two senior portrait shoots with 7 teen models.
- Organized, planned, styled, and shot one group senior model shoot with 6 models.
- Shot nearly 2400 photographs.
- Read more than 30 pages in my camera manual.
- Read Linchpin, Love Mercy, and Hot Shoe Diaries.
- Designed 2 ads: one for magazine, one for presidential campaign.
- Helped plan upcoming event to help end child sex trafficking in ATL.
- Organized 3 personal events to connect with friends and colleagues.
- Attended 2 Creative Live digital photography classes: one on lenses, one on camera.
- Wrote and published over 40 blog articles and hosted 4 Twitter Tuesdays.
Obviously that’s not everything, but it’s a gentle reminder that daily action brings about massive change and progress. Why not take your own inventory today?!
Technical Knowledge and Images: This week’s reading is the Canon 5D manual and viewing images by Chenin Boutwell.