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Teaser…

Posted by on June 29, 2012 with 2 Comments
I am so excited to show you what I’ve been working on for a while now (feels like forever). This is just a little teaser, but I wanted you to see what we’re about to unveil… Go4Pro is getting a makeover! And she (in my head Go4Pro is a person) is so dang excited about it! If she doesn’t have to see blue and orange together again for a hundred years, she’ll be a-ok with that! Remember when you were a teenager and you thought it would be so cool to paint each wall a different color? And then one day you woke up realizing that you’d outgrown the posters, and the Caboodle, and the hot pink scrunchies… Well that’s how we feel here at Go4Pro. We’ve grown up a lot in the last 4 years… Especially since the original blogspot days! Seeing a picture of that site is like seeing myself with braces, acne and a perm – Yikes! Today, I just wanted to show you a little teaser… I’m so excited for you to see the real thing! It’s like walking down the stairs for senior prom or something.

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Are you ready for more? I'm determined to prove to as many photographers as will let me that you can have passion, profits and time for a great life.

I create six-figure photographers, and I'd love to teach you, step-by-step, how it's done. This is happening for photographers from all over the world who are just like you. Let me prove just how wildly successful YOU can be!

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Want more time & more money at the same time?

Posted by on June 27, 2012 with 2 Comments
You may feel like that title is an impossible feat, even worth laughing at. But I don’t! I know it’s possible and I know exactly how to make it happen! It’s all there – inside – The Thriving Photographer™!  

Can The Thriving Photographer™ help you?

Can it bring increase your sales? Can it give you more time to do what you love? Can it turn you into a true “business person“?

YES! All of that and more!

  Listen to what Lindsey Van Roy of Be Gallery has to say about her experience with The Thriving Photographer

ARE YOU READY TO THRIVE

Are you ready for more? I'm determined to prove to as many photographers as will let me that you can have passion, profits and time for a great life.

I create six-figure photographers, and I'd love to teach you, step-by-step, how it's done. This is happening for photographers from all over the world who are just like you. Let me prove just how wildly successful YOU can be!

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Why You Should Take Notice Of FEAR

Posted by on June 22, 2012 with 8 Comments
I haven’t been able to stop thinking about a comment that I received this week from Jackie S.  She talked about how FEAR has “trapped, tricked and disappointed” her. CAN YOU RELATE? Jackie then continued to say…. “No more holding back for me. I am coming like a roaring lion, devouring FEAR! I have to take my photography to a new level with respect and a new mind!” I love that Jackie used the work RESPECT.  ARE YOU GIVING YOURSELF, YOUR BUSINESS, AND YOUR DREAM…  RESPECT? I don’t believe that FEAR is all bad.  I believe that often times it tells us we are after a worthwhile path! It means we are challenging what we know… What feels safe. If fear is one side of the door, I believe that our true POTENTIAL is on the other side. HAVE YOU EXHAUSTED ALL OF THE POTENTIAL INSIDE OF YOU? James Stephens said, “Curiosity will conquer fear even more than bravery will.” ARE YOU FEELING BRAVE? It’s when we push ourselves past what’s considered “reasonable” – past what scares us…  When we press into the unknown. That’s when we realize just how POWERFUL we really are! DO YOU KNOW HOW POWERFUL YOU ARE?

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Are you ready for more? I'm determined to prove to as many photographers as will let me that you can have passion, profits and time for a great life.

I create six-figure photographers, and I'd love to teach you, step-by-step, how it's done. This is happening for photographers from all over the world who are just like you. Let me prove just how wildly successful YOU can be!

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Why is this so hard to ask?

Posted by on June 19, 2012 with 38 Comments
It has been such an honor to be part of your journey! Now, I’d like to ask YOU a favor! And I am so grateful that I have such amazing readers who I already know will support me (I’m talking about you!). I have submitted Go4Pro for the Mission Small Business Grant Today is the day that I’m asking you to PLEASE HELP ME! In order for them to even review my grant submission proposal, I need votes. And I don’ want just a few, I want to show them the kind of amazing readers I have! I want… tons! So… If you have ever benefited from the blog, the website, the videos, the interviews… If I have been able to encourage, inspire, uplift, motivate and convince you of just how amazing you are… If I have helped you raise profits, get better clients, become more organized, and essentially, have just helped you thrive… Please, take a moment (literally – it will take 1 minute!) and vote for Go4Pro Photos. I would love to make an even greater difference and show even more creative entrepreneurs (just like you) exactly how to thrive. This grant would make that possible in such incredible ways!  

Here’s what I need you to do…! 

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STEP 1: Go to Mission Small Business Grant: Click Login & Support and Login with your Facebook Account   STEP 2:  A pop-up box will appear; click LOG IN WITH FACEBOOK STEP 3: Search for GO4Pro Photos:  You can either search, ‘ Go4Pro Photos ‘ or Search State: Washington –>  City: Vancouver   STEP 4:  VOTE! Thank you so much for taking the time to vote for Go4Pro Photos!  It means so much to me! I have such a deeply rooted desire to help women.  To show you what you’re capable of and help you reach that incredible potential. I feel so wonderfully blessed, humbled and honored  to be a part of your journey. I know that I have so much more to give and to be!  Thank you for helping me reach for my more! xo’
Filed Under: Personal
Are you ready for more? I'm determined to prove to as many photographers as will let me that you can have passion, profits and time for a great life.

I create six-figure photographers, and I'd love to teach you, step-by-step, how it's done. This is happening for photographers from all over the world who are just like you. Let me prove just how wildly successful YOU can be!

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Summer Solutions for Work-At-Home Moms

Posted by on June 18, 2012 with 2 Comments

It’s summer vacation, and the kids are home! And as excited as we are to create some happy barefooted memories with the wee ones, it’s also a little – well – terrifying! When the heck are you going to get any work done?

If you’re singing my same song, I thought you might just like some tips and tricks to help you get through the summertime craze!      One of the reasons we absolutely love getting to do what we do is because we can be home with our kiddos, right? So don’t feel bad if you’re a little backed up with your inbox, you scale back the number of sessions a little or miss a couple blog posts!

Set up an Auto-Responder that says, “There may be slightly longer delays in my response time, as I’m currently making summer memories with my own babies!” Let your inbox, your blog and your Facebook page wait if they must… This will ensure that your kids know who’s most important to mommy. Remember, it’s our actions they hear – not our words!
 


Set up Activities and Play-Dates with friends and neighbors.  I’m planning a few really big activities that will be hosted at our house (an outdoor movie night, a backyard splash party, etc.) to help give the kids something to look forward to and to use as a motivator. (That’s right…  I’m not above bribery.)


Bring your Laptop Outside.  Heading to the park, the play cafe or the splash pad? Bring work with you.  Just make sure you keep a quick eye on your cuties.

Look into Summer Camps in your area. There are so many really cool week-long summer camps that are tailored to a variety of interests. Science, Legos, cooking, cheerleading… just to name a few.

Hire a Play-Sitter to come play with your kids! If you have young kids like me, you can’t exactly leave them to fend for themselves while you get a little work done, or you just might come back downstairs and find that they’ve been eating out of the brown sugar canister. I’m hiring a 12-year-old from church to come over to just play with the kids when I really need to get a couple hours of work done. I’m still home – just upstairs in my office. And while they play outside, I know they’re safe and out of mischief!

Create Summer Schedules that help everyone in the family know what they can expect! Make sure to leave room for plenty of summer adventures!     


Schedule Blog Posts so that you don’t have to worry about last-minute work. Have several blog posts written and saved as drafts, or scheduled and ready so that you can pop them in when you need them.  If you get a brilliant spark of inspiration that you want to immediately use, just reschedule the previously scheduled post, and you’re one more post ahead!


Preplan Social Media Posts so that you’re not wasting time and getting sucked in. I have a draft email where I save fun quotes and thoughts and such that I can grab and use when I want to post something but am running low on creative fuel.  

And if you’re ready to really whip your business into shape and find out what it feels like to make more money than you’ve ever made before while having more time to spend with your family…. Check out The Thriving Photographer!

Are you ready for more? I'm determined to prove to as many photographers as will let me that you can have passion, profits and time for a great life.

I create six-figure photographers, and I'd love to teach you, step-by-step, how it's done. This is happening for photographers from all over the world who are just like you. Let me prove just how wildly successful YOU can be!

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Behind the Backdrop – Episode 1 : Sticky Albums (GIVEAWAY!)

Posted by on June 14, 2012 with 44 Comments
I’ve been wanting to try something for a really, really long time.  Do you ever do that?  I mean, I’ve been talking about this for – oh – like 2 years now and today is finally the day where it actually happens for the first time. Uh-oh, now I’ve built it up to much. So… The idea is, to just have a conversation. Yea, a little to much hype for a conversation, huh?!  I was thinking it would be cool to let you listen in as I talk with really cool friends from the industry. A little peak into what happens ‘Behind the Backdrop,’ if you will. Where you can just listen, learn and take away some really cool fun ideas to incorporate with your own business! For our very first episode, I’d like to introduce you to Nate Grahek. Nate is the creator and mastermind behind Sticky Albums. I’ve only recently gotten to know Nate but so far, I’m super impressed. Here’s Nate and I talking about Sticky Albums, Date Nights and Social Marketing. As with anything you do for the first time… We had some glitches! Do you see where I turn green? My audio went funky so luckily Nate had recorded it also so we were able to switch to his for the second 1/2 of the video. Thanks Nate!

GIVEAWAY!!

We’re giving away:

- 4 $100 gift certificates for Sticky Album Pro

 - 4 Sets of  iPhone Template Collections (Go4Pro Photos)  a Rafflecopter giveaway

FINE PRINT: Use the widget above to earn several entries into the drawing. 4 winners, each will win: $100 towards StickyAlbums-Pro & The Go{4}Pro iPhone Templates (worth $120) If a winner is already a StickyAlbums Pro member you will win $100 in cash paid via PayPal. Contest Ends Monday 6/18 at 11:59pm EST. Legal: This promotion is in NO WAY sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with Facebook. You will NOT be notified publicly via Facebook if you are a winner. You MUST be 18 to participate. By entering this giveaway, you are providing information to Stickyalbums.com and NOT to Facebook. There will be no returns/exchanges on any of the items.

Filed Under: Giveaways, Videos
Are you ready for more? I'm determined to prove to as many photographers as will let me that you can have passion, profits and time for a great life.

I create six-figure photographers, and I'd love to teach you, step-by-step, how it's done. This is happening for photographers from all over the world who are just like you. Let me prove just how wildly successful YOU can be!

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When You Have to SHARE Your Office

Posted by on June 13, 2012 with 0 Comments

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How to make your shared space AWESOME:

1. Utilize your storage! Remember that bookshelves hold & organize A LOT. You can maximize your desktop by keeping files and books neatly stored. End tables or long shelves above the desk are great. The less cluttered your workspace, the better! Remember there will be TWO of you sharing this space and things pile up quickly.

2. Think about the work that needs to be done by both workers, and accommodate wisely. Are you both photographers needing the same type of workspace or is your office partner needing more filing cabinets and folders?

3. Locate all electrical outlets and telephone jacks as well as windows and doors. All of these play a part in where to place desks, equipment and computers.

4. Are you right or left-handed? This might matter!

Filed Under: Office & Studios
Are you ready for more? I'm determined to prove to as many photographers as will let me that you can have passion, profits and time for a great life.

I create six-figure photographers, and I'd love to teach you, step-by-step, how it's done. This is happening for photographers from all over the world who are just like you. Let me prove just how wildly successful YOU can be!

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