I’ve been thinking a lot lately about what success looks like for me.
I’m not hugely motivated by money, so I don’t think that bringing in a tonne of dough is my version of ‘doing well’. And I’m not exactly sure just how tiny a percentage of wedding photographers become horrendously famous, but I have zero yearning to be amongst them. Plus, as much as I am head over heels in love with my job (and I am, I really, really am), the fact is that my family, Jesus and a handful of other priorities have to come in front of that… so I don’t think being completely booked up solid with a wedding every weekend would make me happy either.
Then I saw something very similar to this over on Pinterest and it has stayed with me since:
If I seek to be known well over being well known I get to make every bride and groom feel like they are my only clients – full attention, something special and not just two of many. If I am seeking to be known well I give other people opportunity to learn from my successes and mistakes. And if I am seeking to be known well I get to be part of something bigger than just me and my little company.
Sounds pretty sweet to me.