Self doubt. Easily the hardest thing to overcome when launching your Photography Biz. No one is free from it, but there are certainly ways to overcome self doubt, and that’s exactly what I’m about to show you right now.
The thing is, you are good enough. And you know why? Because you’re a unique gift to the world that no one else can replicate. Do you understand the power and importance of that? THERE IS ONLY ONE OF YOU, AND THAT ONE OF YOU CAN MAKE THE WORLD OF DIFFERENCE THROUGH YOUR PHOTOGRAPHY. I feel like you can basically see me jumping out of my seat trying to explain that through the computer screen! Haha!
In Photography, we often think that ‘oh that person can do a better job than me’ or ‘why would a brand hire me instead of someone else’. This happens to everyone. But unfortunately, you won’t get too far with a mindset like that. These are a few things I repeat to myself to help get over that self doubt and fear of not being good enough.
- You have a camera, you take photos, you’re on your path.
Do you get a burning feeling inside of you that ignites when you take photos. Know that if you truly love capturing moments, in whatever genre or field that might be, know that you are on YOUR right path. I think we tend to over complicate things when it comes to Photography. Strip it back. Know that you’re on the right path in life and Photography is what you should be doing if you love capturing moments. Seek comfort in this.
2. If you love your work, then it’s good enough. The only person that truly needs to adore your own work is you.
You might be thinking, hang on Cait, if the client doesn’t like my work, then I’m not doing my job properly. But the thing is, you can’t let your client or clients dictate the love you have FOR your photos. If you create from the heart, from a place of true passion, than that will translate across, be projected out into the world and no matter what anyone says, you will feel amazing because you believe it
3. If you’re self doubting, you’re going to fail.
Harsh but true ladies, harsh but true. This is why this component of your Photography is ABSOLUTELY EVERYTHING. If you have doubt you’ll fail, then you probably will. I was listening to a podcast the other day on Boost Juice founder Janine Allis and she basically said as an entrepreneur, failure just isn’t an option. So you learn to navigate through solutions and immediately have self confidence by doing so. The same applies for Photography too. As soon as you switch the mindset into “I’m not going to fail, I believe in my work and have confidence in my work,” then you’ll find things will start opening up for you. I guarantee it.
So there you have it. Ladies, you are good enough. I know it. The biggest game changer in all this is just YOU have to believe it. YOU have to believe in yourself and your ability to create! Create from the heart and nothing will be able to stop you.
If you want to become fearless, I can also help you with this. I’ve just launched my 5 week Online Photography Course ‘The Fearless Photographer’ to help you become and more confident and successful photographer in whatever niche you want to shoot in. We take you through the step by step approach I took in paving my freelance career working with some of the worlds top surf and lifestyle brands. Where-ever you want to get too, we can help you.
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