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Achieving Your Photography Goals: Effective Scheduling and Success

BY HEADSHOT PHOTOGRAPHER MENTOR, Vanie Poyey

So what is the plan for this year? For this quarter? Do you have one?

Let’s lay out a plan for the first quarter of the year so we make it a little less abstract and a little more actionable.

👉What do you hope to have in place by March of this year?

But before we dive in, let’s talk about your why first. Stay with me, this is important!

Let’s get a little more specific about why you’re doing what you’re doing.

Do you want more money? More freedom? More independence? More time for yourself? What do you envision your life to be like? Your living situation? Your financial state? Your family? Your health? Write these reasons down! The more specific you are, the better.

I have a vision board of my “why” in my office with pictures that remind me of my reasons.

I look at that vision board before I start my day and before I end my day. Because without constantly reminding myself of the reasons I’m doing what I’m doing, I may lose my vision when the going gets tough.

So, I suggest taking the time to answer these deeper questions and creating a vision board for yourself so you don’t lose sight of the big picture. Tape it up on your wall and look at your reasons for wanting to be a photographer or for wanting to grow your business EVERY DAY.

Then I suggest scheduling the goal(s) you’d like to achieve by the end of March. As Marie Forleo would say, “If it’s not scheduled, it’s not real.”

By March 31st of 2024, what would you like to have accomplished?🤔 Schedule this deadline in your calendar.

Next, think about what needs to happen from now until then for you to accomplish what you set out to do. What needs to be happen every month, every week and every day? Work your way backwards and schedule those tasks on your calendar and assign specific dates and times for each task.

Working backwards allows you to take actionable steps that make accomplishing your goals a reality.

I like to work digitally so I use a Google calendar and I use the tasks feature to write down all the small and big goals I’d like to accomplish. Then I schedule those goals along with the weekly and daily tasks needed to make my deadline.

If you’re the type of person who needs to write things down on paper, then I recommend using a planner like The Planner Pad.

As you lay out a plan for the first quarter of 2023, if you find yourself asking the question “how” because you don’t know how to reach your goals, I’m here to help with my newly re-vamped coaching program.

In the book “Who Not How” Dan Sullivan makes the argument that when you can’t figure something out, the question you should be asking is who not how. Meaning, the answer is in who you employ to help you get there.

It’s 2024, if not now, when? I’ve made it as easy as possible to purchase my coaching program by implementing a payment plan option. I have a four week payment plan for my 30 day program and a 6-12 month payment plan for my 90 day program.

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Hi, I’m Vanie!

Pronounced like Bonnie… and I blame my parents for the misspelling of my name! I went from having $300 in the bank to building a six-figure headshot photography business doing what I love. I’m here to teach you how to do the same!

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