Grow A New Goal, Dream A New Dream - Happy 2018!
Another year under my belt and a lot more grey hairs to count! Fortunately there is also a lot of love and happiness and success to account for. Yes, success... such a heavy word and the ultimate prize for any business owner.
Every year, I reflect on all the portrait sessions of that year, the new clients and those I've come to call friends, the opportunities to learn and grow, and the beautiful memories that I've created and captured. Every year, I watched the number of sessions and clients grow, but unfortunately my bank account did not. More importantly, the number of photos of my family decreased, year after year. What I thought was a "successful business" was consuming my life and pulling me away from sharing memories with my own family.
This year, when looking back on all the photos and memories, I noticed that I also have a big bank of my own family photos - AND some money in my account! How? I made some changes. I took a deep look into my business, my priorities, and my goals. I was teetering on the edge of closing up shop because I simply could not juggle it all, especially with a toddler added to the mix. With the help of some wise ladies, I figured out what success truly meant to me and I made the necessary changes to achieve it. Now, I am able to pursue my passions and still have plenty of time - and energy - for my family. To me, that equals success.
I must take a moment to express my gratitude to all those have contributed greatly to my success this year...
- MERCI to all my clients for giving me a chance, for trusting my vision, and for understanding and offering your support and encouragement throughout the evolution of my business.
- MERCI to my new friends, for teaching me the existence and value of community over competition, and for generously offering their insight and encouragement when needed.
- MERCI to my husband, who has been my biggest supporter and fan. You always believe in me and all my crazy ideas.
- MERCI to my sons; my original and true inspirations. Thank you for being so patient with Mommy all these years xoxo
How do I top that in 2018? Well, there is always a new goal to grow and a new dream to dream. And who knows what 2018 will bring?! There always seems to be new surprises, challenges, and blessings that come my way - and I'm ready to take them on! I have few ideas cooking, but ultimately, my focus is to continue providing my clients with superior customer service, quality portraits and printed products, and a professional and pleasant experience from start to finish.
Curious to learn more about what services and products we offer? Contact us in January to book your complementary consultation and receive a $150 print credit. You are not obligated to book a session with us - you will still receive the credit for future use.
Note: Consultation is in person at our Ottawa South office and must be scheduled by January 31, 2018.