Hey, I'm Josh. I'm an Oklahoma based photographer specializing in relaxed, real life wedding and portrait photography. I love my job because its the perfect mix of art and relationships. This site is like a journal where I  post all of my recent work and life happenings so check back often to see what I've been up to. Have a great day!


some business inspiration...

Saturday, January 10, 2009

For those of you who own your own business you know the constant pressures and uncertainty that it brings to life. It's so easy to second guess every move you make. There have been some really big.... I mean HUGE, changes going on within our business in the past few weeks. We've got some really exciting, outside the box, plans to implement in the next few months. But big decisions don't come without stress. When I came across this post from Seth Godin it made me realize we're on the right track. I thought it might help you freelancers and business owners out there stay confident about thinking outside the box!

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Seth Godin writes...
"What to do when the new thing doesn't work

Every once in a while I hear from frustrated bloggers and other new media denizens. They're frustrated that their work isn't spreading fast enough, that the new tools aren't working the way they want them to.

The kneejerk rejection is always the same: Spam! Promote! Advertise! Enough with this zen nonsense, I want to be in charge. Who can I hire? How can I spend? Who do you know? The new tools didn't work, I need the old tools.

Winning an online popularity contest, being mentioned on boingboing, doing a direct mail campaign... these things are tempting, but they are the panicked half-measures of someone who is going to lose.

From the start, you have to choose a path and stick with it. Either you are on the path of the TV Industrial complex, and you're prepared to promote and spam and spend and make average stuff for average people... or you are busy embracing the new media for everything it can offer.

Don't get stuck in the middle. It's painful.

When the new stuff doesn't work, do the new stuff more and better."

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