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8 Thoughts That Motivate Me to Chase Success

1. Redefine Success. Do not allow the meaning of success to be reduced to money, fame or possessions. Do not allow the magnitude that is success to be diminished by believing it is only for a select few. Do not allow success to slip through your fingers because you believe you are not deserving. Redefine […]

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The F Word

If you’ve ever read my blog before you know how I feel about the F word. I don’t say it, don’t believe in it, and don’t think you should either. Failure is nothing more than an opportunity awarded, a chance to be something more than what you are, a second chance. Failure is being given […]

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Success & Insecurity

So often success comes with insecurity. You have a dream, you work hard to achieve it, and then when you have reached your goal, you sink. “Now what?”, you’ll think to yourself. “How can I stay on top?”. It can be difficult to work at something for so long, or for so hard (or likely […]

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All You Need is a Little Faith, Trust, and Pixie Dust

How many times have you found yourself reaching for a big goal, climbing the ladder upwards, only to look up and see that the ladder has grown, shot through the clouds, no end in sight? I find this happening from time to time; I go after a dream, I start climbing the ladder that I […]

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The Joy of Not Working

Photography can be very competitive. Photography can take a lot of dedication and passion. Photography can be everything to me, and so often, it is.¬†Photography this, photography that. I dedicate enormous amounts of time to photography, not because I think I should but because I love doing it. And when I say “photography” I don’t […]

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Words That Motivate Me

Sometimes our biggest downfall is that we believe the art we imagine is better than the art we will produce. This causes lack of motivation. This causes ideas to flow but never to be realized. This is fear taking over life. The biggest reason people fail is because they don’t try enough times to get […]

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Why I Enjoy Not Being Smart

Growing up, I loved school. I hated missing a day of school, I tried exceptionally hard, and I wanted to do well. I would come home and sit and do homework until I had to go to dinner. I was studious in the sense that I wanted to succeed. I was pretty much always prepared. […]

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The Joy of Beginnings

I had a really amazing experience recently during a workshop I was teaching. I decided to open up my Flickr¬†page to show the very first images I ever created. I like those images. I am proud of the work that I did to create them and I like sharing them with people. There are, however, […]

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Make What You Love Happen

Think about a person in your life, or just someone that you know, who seems like they have everything. The perfect career, the perfect house, a great relationship, etc. Whatever it may be, we all know someone like this. Everything seems to work out in their favor. They seem like the lucky ones, the select […]

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I AM A PHOTOGRAPHER

As I began taking pictures, my dream was to be a photographer. I thought that I had to quit my full-time job to be a photographer. I thought that I had to sell prints for a certain amount of money to be a photographer. I thought that I have to have a certain amount of […]

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