Well this month is starting off the year with a BANG! I think that we are all ready to see a turnaround in the economy and people in my community are excited about all kinds of things. It almost is like we've all bought new underwear and it feels good from the inside out and we are all smiling. I love that feeling.
So while I bought some film and it's waiting for me to take it out for a personal project and some fun, I am also using the new year to start some other things FRESH. I've cleaned out closets and clothes at home and I am doing some of that at the studio. I've been coaching a few other photographers on how to run a business and crunch numbers and I've even revised a part of my own business plan as I helped them work on their plan too.
A new year is always a good place to start with new things. We get the same results when we do the same old things. Just like a fresh piece of paper we can write on, we can do that with our mind and our plans too. My plan calls for me to actually go to a few breakfast meetings this year. I am not an early morning riser, Like most people, I want to do what I want to do and love routine. But what happens when we do something different - we get different results. If I never went to breakfast, I'd have had the same old routine day. If I never bought the film, I wouldn't have the fun of my photo project waiting for me.
The net is that today, I had a bunch of prospects, renewed some relationships and I worked on supporting others in their businesses too. My change of pace left me full of vigor and energy. I feel GREAT today doing something I am loathe to do. I took care of me, my business and I am full of energy and enthusiasm.
Do one thing different today and feel the energy and positive mental place from it. Go ahead. You will feel like a million bucks. And that is contagious. Other people will want to have some of that too. Be willing to try something you haven't tried for a while and see how refreshed you are. Let me know how it works for you.