Who’s the boss?

Posted: October 5, 2010 in God, Realizations

Those who know me, know that I am not a big fan of reality television. I find most of it seems as if it is staged for the most shock value. (in other words, stretching reality quite a bit.) It also tends to bring out the deceptive side of people. (Need I say more Survivor fans?).

Having said that, I admit that I am a fan of a television show that started last year called “Undercover Boss”.  The premise of the show is that a CEO of the highlighted company for that week goes and spends a week undercover as a regular employee. Usually they come back with their eyes wide open as to the issues that their company is overlooking.

I was trying to figure out what about this show attracts me to watching it on a regular basis. I guess it is like Matthew says in the Bible

Matthew 20:16 ESV

So the last will be first, and the first last.

That is pretty powerful stuff.  God calls us to put ourselves last in his kingdom to become first. That is pretty backwards thinking as far as our culture is concerned. Who would dream of becoming a janitor for a company vs. the CEO? Most would pick the CEO I am sure.

Throughout the show, the CEO always seems to be genuinely surprised at how hard and thankless these positions they take on are. They come out of it with a newfound respect for what it is to be the backbone of the company.

I think we are called to become like the last so we will not forget what it is like to be there. Lest we become too far removed from it to remember.

Makes me wonder where I want to be in God’s Kingdom.

So Much For Everyday.

Posted: October 4, 2010 in Realizations

Like everything else in my life, I started out with the best of intentions when I made this blog. My intention was to blog 3-4 times a week, if not everyday. As you can see, I didn’t actually hit that goal.
I’ve changed the name of the blog as I think I am going to talk about a more diverse group of things as opposed to just writing about starting a photography business. (Though I do reserve the right to talk about photography when the spirit moves me.)
So with that, I will start thinking about subjects for my next post.

C-ya then.

Where it hurts…

Posted: August 30, 2010 in Fear

I received an email from a friend of mine today with a simple quote.

“The path to your greatest potential is often straight through your greatest fear.”
Craig Groeshcel

It’s an easy one to get your head around and not so easy to put into action. I plan on printing out this quote to remind me not to give up when fear of failure rears its ugly head.

Where do I start?

Posted: August 27, 2010 in Uncategorized

Wow. It’s hard to believe that I am sitting here with blank look on my face not knowing what to write.
I guess I should start out by explaining what I am attempting to do with this blog.
Those who know me, know that I have always enjoyed taking photos and have a dream to do this professionally someday. Maybe even (Gasp) make money doing it someday. Those who know me also know that I have spoken about this for awhile and have never really taken what I wanted to do seriously. Having said that, here is the conclusion I have come to. If I don’t do it now, I probably never will.
My plan is to give myself one year to try and make a go of this.
Here is my list of goal:

– Learn as much as I can about the photography business through books, blogs, articles and videos (basically any means necessary).

– Pinpoint the style of photography that most interests me as well as the one I have the best chance at making money from.

– Put together a business plan to see if it is even possible to pull this off.

– Document my progress on this blog as I go.

So here goes nothing…