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To Teach or Not To Teach
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This has

been a popular topic of discussion recently in some of the photography Facebook groups that I’m a part of. It’s somewhat of a touchy subject because it directly affects us. We are teachers. We have an educational side to our business that we absolutely love just as much as we love shooting weddings! So when people discuss on Facebook about how too many photographers are teaching, mentoring, coaching… it’s easy for me to get defensive. However, Michael always reminds me that those comments are probably not directed solely to people like us.

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How Do You Get Stuff Done?
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Well

I wish I could answer that question in one sentence but there are so many things that come into play when it comes to getting stuff DONE! I think the MAIN tips I have would be to 1. Make time and SCHEDULE time to get big chunks of work done. 2. Be realistic about all that you have to do and when you’re going to get it done. and 3. Have a GREAT system that works for YOU! Don’t download the world’s best “To-do” app if you’re a “pen and paper” kind of gal! I probably spent $50 over the years trying to make those Apps work for me but I quickly learned that those couldn’t be a part of my system! And that’s ok :) So in July 2012,

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Instant Growth and Success....
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I don’t

want this to be a depressing post. I really don’t… that’s just not my style! But I think I need to be honest about this…. I get a lot of emails and questions that go a little something like this “I’ve been in business for a year officially and I’m just wondering how you grew so fast.” Some are a little more in depth but often, I receive emails that are just short and sweet and straight to the point. “I want to grow and I want it to happen FAST”. I don’t blame them… who really wants a SLOW growing business?! No one…. at least no one that I know! We all want to move quickly because that’s the world we live in.

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Finding Life / Work Balance
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We’ll

be the first to admit that we’re not pros at this. We don’t have it all figured out and we don’t claim that we do things the “right way”… but Michael and I are often asked during coaching sessions and workshops “How do you balance LIFE and WORK”?! Well, we’re still working on that. However, over the past year we have been finding more ways to make sure that we’re balancing LIFE, WORK and TRAVELING. Michael and I have found that when we had weeks where we worked at home in the morning but then traveled to an engagement shoot in the evening, we didn’t feel like we could really get a lot done.

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Save Time & Money in Tax Season!
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Is

anyone ready for tax season to be OVER?! This girl is!!! Whew. Everyone dreads this time of the year and all of the small business owners are PRAYING that their estimated taxes and write-off’s will be enough to cover their return. Well, while I can’t promise to save you a TON of money on your taxes, I CAN share with you how we have saved ourselves some tax-prep time by making simple changes in our business. Taxes don’t have to be so scary and overwhelming! For years I just barely understood what the tax process was even though I’m DEFINITELY not a pro now,

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