What are you up to this wonderful Tuesday? Today I’m at my home office in Dublin, OH pretending that I’m a mum in full control. ? And I am the first to admit that it’s not always the easiest thing to be a wedding photographer, mum, your own publicist, web designer…
But on the same time I’m so very excited because things are starting to happen for me! Today I’m putting the finishing touches on the video of a gorgeous October wedding. ?? Also doing a lot of other little things, like ordering groceries online (thank you Wholefoods for your service! ?), talking to a bridal magazine about publishing some of my work, getting a load of laundry done, editing my wedding gallery for my new website and then shooting a Senior session in the late afternoon.
So while all this is happening today, please wish me luck!
But my days weren’t always like this. Staying productive used to be hard and putting the finishing touches on a project even more challenging.
You know the story: Facebook, Instragram, Netflix, (fill in the blanks) were all competing for my attention – and they OFTEN won!
While I today finally have a planning system that is working for me, I think that something much bigger is at work in my life now. I’ve finally found my bliss! Being a wedding photographer is simply so exciting that things are happening more effortlessly than ever before.
So if you are like me and many, many other people who have tried every time management technique and planner out there, and nothing is working for you, I’ve got good news. Maybe you don’t need a better planning system, maybe you just need to figure out what it is that makes you passionate.
Finding your passion can of course be tricky. It took me a long time to figure out that my passion was; weddings and photography. It took me even more time to turn my passion into my profession. But every day in my life (ok almost everyday in my life ?) is now brighter and more beautiful. I wake up excited. I go to work and get things done.
So that’s my advice for the day: Rather than spending time on time management techniques. Find your passion first. Find out what motivates you, and everything will come easier.