It has to be said that starting up and running my own business has been such a steep learning curve for me.
One thing that I have definitely had to learn is to push myself out of my comfort zone on a regular basis.
You see, its not enough to just be a really good photographer and be able to create creative and beautiful family portraits for people. It’s also not enough to genuinely and absolutely love working with children and enjoy meeting new people (although I can’t stress how important this is!).
The biggest challenge for me personally, has been to shout about myself. When I say shout, I don’t mean actually yelling very loudly… (although there have been times when I have been tempted!). It means really putting yourself out there, letting people know what you do, why you love it and what you can bring to them. Some people are naturally ‘shouters’. But, for me it hasn’t always been that easy – I have had to really push myself and take deep breaths and yes, sometimes it feels slightly terrifying. I know that I will never be a natural shouter or a pushy salesperson. But what I do know is that I create something really special for people, they really enjoy the whole experience and that I am both passionate about it and am really good at it. And that is something worth shouting about.
So, in the spirit of having a ‘shout’, here is my recent interview with local radio station Brooklands Radio – I was really delighted to be invited onto their talk show ‘Fabulous Women’. I was interviewed by some rather fabulous women themselves: Celia Jones and Jackie Mitchell and asked to talk about setting up and running your own business. I have to say that it was a great experience – I was made to feel completely at ease and it was a buzz to be interviewed live on air! If you would like to find out more about Brooklands Radio, then click here. Hope you enjoy the interview.
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