Linky Love :: Having a Good Attitude


Growing up, I know when I was asked what I wanted to be when I grew up and said “artist”, I would get *That* look. The one that says “Oh child, someday you will learn that all artists are starving and when that happens I hope you have the training to get a real job”. Or possibly “You’ll learn when you get older”.

As time went on, I discovered the truth in that but never lost the desire to be creative.

When I tell people that I’m a photographer, I get pretty much the same reaction as I did when I was younger. This time though, I know what I do. I am currently doing it. Currently making money. More importantly, I’m also helping other photographers make their businesses profitable and work how they want them to.

Regardless of what other people think, being strong in my own knowledge it doesn’t matter what others think about it.

And in today’s Linky Love, Going Pro 2010 has a great article. Check it out and let them and me know what you feel and think about it!

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1 Comment on Linky Love :: Having a Good Attitude

  1. Tammy A.
    June 16, 2011 at 9:25 am (7 years ago)

    This was a hard lesson to apply; you see, I was born with my heart on my sleeve. Add to that fact that I’m a bit of a perfectionist and got used to accolades from parents/teachers/bosses. So I was shocked and hurt every time it happened that someone didn’t care for something about me. I spent years crying over girls who didn’t like me on the playground, boys who didn’t find me cute in high school, and/or peers who didn’t/don’t appreciate my talents. The moment when I knew I had overcome this, was one day when I had tried a fabulous new recipe. It was awesome!! (Trust me!) I asked my boyfriend to try it. He prefaced his tasting it with, “I’ll try it but just know that I don’t really like broccoli.” My gut reaction was not to internalize it and make it about me, it was, “that’s ok, I *know* this dish rocks, if you’re not into broccoli you might not be able to appreciate how great it really is.” The moment I said that, it was like a lightbulb went off over my head (yep, just like in the cartoons), I was like… yeah! This goes for anything… everything! So you don’t like my style, too bad for you that your baggage keeps you from enjoying what the rest of us do. Maybe it took me 40+ years to get there, but man what a great feeling to be free of all that mess!!! Now I rock even harder! 😉


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