Yes, everyone. (Except when I’m giving unvarnished truth on this blog, because that’s what you come here for.)
Do you find yourself comparing where you are on your photo biz journey to others – maybe more often than you should? When everyone you read about seems to be endlessly busy, or doing these incredible, crazy travel projects, or living a glam photographer dream, it can be discouraging. Don’t take it personally.
Better yet, don’t take it for unvarnished truth.
Every single person has lean months, botched gigs, unexciting ‘pay the bills’ jobs, insecurities, and lousy days. Everyone.
Thing is, that stuff rarely, if ever, goes onto a public persona, especially if that persona is linked to a business. Marketing is all about being focused, often upbeat, brilliant, creative. Even if you’re not feeling it.
So the next time you start feeling down that everyone around you seems to be living the fabulous photo life, realize that it’s not always true all the time – just like you.
It’s okay to have bad days, scared days, ‘wondering when my next job will come and what the hell am I doing’ days. They’re completely normal.