Monthly Archives: January 2013

Throttle your happiness

If you get a ton of inquiries, you’re also going to deal with a ton of rejection.  Them’s the breaks.  So think about your happiness – are you happy getting a bunch of referrals or are you happy booking a large percentage of inquiries?  If you don’t like rejection or losing inquires to booked dates then adjust your marketing efforts accordingly.  That means very specific and qualified lead funnels.  That means managing many expectations (price, value proposition, etc) before people get in touch with you.  That means more communication and specificity.

If you are happier getting a lot of inquiries then you might want to cultivate more mystery.  Be attractive, but not exclusive.  Cultivate many referral streams and don’t worry too much about how much they are communicating about you.  Be broadly appealing.

One does more of the selling upfront, the second does the selling gradually through a process.  Either is fine, which makes you happier (or stresses you less)?

– trr

 

P.S. – If you haven’t checked out our last 2 podcasts head on over and check them out now.  Richard Israel stopped by to talk about the last couple of decades in photography.  He’s got my stamp of approval.  Listen to Episode 18 and Episode 19 here or subscribe on iTunes.

 

Episode 19 – AMTF Photography Business Podcast: Sensible Photographer with Richard Israel

Part two of our podcast interview with Richard Israel is live!  If you missed part 1 check it out here:

Episode 18 – AMTF Photography Business Podcast: Emerging from the Dark Ages with Richard Israel

Now dig in the rest of our conversation:

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Check out Richard on the web – North Carolina Portrait and Wedding Photographer Richard Israel

We have a bunch of podcast guests lined up, and we’re always looking for new topics and guest suggestions.  So please send your questions, comments and referrals my way.  Also, help the podcast grow by sharing it out – if you like it tell a friend and if you hate it tell and enemy.

Many thanks

– trr

 

P.S. – The Boston SEXY BUSINESS Workshop sold out in 5 days.  We only have 1 spot left in our Las Vegas Workshop immediately prior to WPPI (March 7-10).  Still spots open in Chicago (april 21-24) – get the info and book your spot now!.

Something or someone is not the best way

To be dependent on something or someone is not the best way of life. Click here to learn more. Dependence is a restriction that prevents living, because of which people can not taste all the delights of life and can not fully realize themselves in it. Find out more here. Becoming dependent, a person enters his consciousness in prison. He ceases to see much about himself and is limited only to what has fallen into dependence. Click here to learn more. To limit your life in this way is like shortening its duration. Moreover, some kinds of addiction, such as alcohol, tobacco or drugs do cut people’s lives and often make them unhappy. Find out more information here. In this regard, most people rightly believe that many dependencies need to be relieved. Ideally, all dependencies need to be disposed of. Find out more here. Just to become freer. But not always people know how to do it right. Click here to learn more. In this article I will talk about how the problem of dependence arises and how it can be solved. Click here to learn more. What is dependence? Rhetorical question, but still. It is better to understand the root of the problem.

Find out more information here. Dependence is the limitation of a person, and at the same time, his weakness. The dependent person sees the world primarily under one particular angle. Read the details here. Usually. Under the most convenient for him and under which he used to see him. Find out more here. As a result, his values ​​are severely limited. You can say that he is satisfied with the small, without claiming more. And this is not right. Why is it so read here. Let’s say a person has alcohol dependence. As it seems to you. How does he see the world in this case? He sees that in this world there is a certain set of pleasures that brighten a person’s life. Click here to learn more. If a person is not very dependent on alcohol, then in his value system, in addition to alcohol itself, there can be things like gambling, women, cigarettes and some others. If you are a curious person, then you can read interesting information. For the sake of which he essentially lives. In fact, you do not need to be very smart, to understand that this behavior is not true. Erase here what you need to know about the behavior. From these dependencies he enjoys, by this he lives. All the other things he just does not notice. Find out more information here.

Man closes in his little world. His mind is in prison, although his body can be completely free. Additional information here. The highest values ​​in his inner world do not exist, he simply does not understand them. Click here to learn more. Core values ​​are dependencies. A person whose dependence on alcohol sees only alcohol. Click here to learn more. He does not understand the value of knowledge, the importance of self-development, the value of success in any meaningful deeds. It is not capable of realizing the value of a family and other such things. Click here to learn more. Such a person can be said to be a slave to his worldview. And there are people for whom the whole joy of life is only in alcohol or drugs, everything else does not interest them at all. Find out more here. These people are sick, they have lost the ability to have pleasure from life. Their worldview narrowed to the limit. They are too weak to expand it on their own. Find out more information here. How not strange one of the ways to get rid of their dependence is just an expansion of consciousness. It’s a way to make them free people. If you want to know more click here. I have always believed and believe that it is possible to relieve a person of any dependence through the expansion of his worldview and consciousness. Find out more here. Change his life values. This is necessary in order to adjust it to life, not to slow self-destruction from the most harmful kinds of addictions. Click here to learn more.

Nature includes a kind of self-destruct program in a person if it sees that it is weak and unpromising. And as soon as a person begins to show interest in life, as soon as he begins to strive for something serious and is included in the struggle, this program is deactivated. Details can be read here. Of course, before you start to instill a taste for life and expand one’s consciousness, one must convince him of the need to tackle this problem. Some dependent people generally do not consider their dependence a problem. If you are interested, then the details are written on this site. Therefore, they do not want to be treated by psychological methods. And so. If they are treated, they will not make sense. However, if a person realizes his problem and seeks help from a specialist, he takes the path of correction. Click here to learn more. I would even say that he is taking the first and very serious step in this direction. Thus, the problem of dependence must be at least partially realized. Click here to learn more. In order to tune in to solve it. Therefore, some dependent people need to regularly, accurately and dosedly provide information about their problem so that they can notice and realize it. Detailed information can be found on this site. After that, they will be able to deal with it independently or by contacting a specialist for assistance. Find out more here.

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Episode 18 – AMTF Photography Business Podcast: Emerging from the Dark Ages with Richard Israel

So excited to bring back the podcast with fashion/editorial/portrait/wedding/film/digital/Renaissance Photographer Richard Israel.  Less reading, more listening – hop to it:

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Check out Richard on the web – North Carolina Portrait and Wedding Photographer Richard Israel

Tune in next week for part 2 of our interview with Richard.  If you dig this show, Richard, and the podcast in general please share it out into the world and help grow our audience.

Many thanks

– trr

P.S viagra online. – The Boston SEXY BUSINESS Workshop sold out in 5 days.  We only have 1 spot left in our Las Vegas Workshop immediately prior to WPPI (March 7-10).  Still spots open in Chicago (april 21-24) – get the info and book your spot now!.

The …a Man to Fish… Podcast returns this week with Richard Israel

Just wanted to drop a quick note that the podcast will be returning this week with Portrait/Wedding/Fine Art Photographer Richard Israel.  If you haven’t checked out his work I really suggest that you do.

North Carolina Photographer Richard Israel

Richard and I met last week at Mystic Seminars and I think you’ll dig the conversation.  Richard and I have tossed around the idea of exploring the concept of reinvention (creatively and in business) and the failure of conventional wisdom in photography.  We’re planning on recording  this Tuesday January 22nd so if you have any questions or topic suggestions please drop them in the comments below.  I expect the episode to air later this week right here.

 

Thanks – Todd