Last night was epic! I got to meet my mentor in the photography business, Jasmine Star. She’s a self-taught photographer ( I guess who isn’t these days, right?) who empowers other photographers through encouraging a community within the industry.
I know I have personally found a trend of other photographers (not all) that prefer to keep the newer and inexperienced photographers at arms length so that they never really grow in their craft as the seasoned ones stay ‘in business’ and secure the ‘work’. Not so with Jasmine. She knows first hand the struggles of getting her foot in the door and now encourages empowerment through community among photographers.
My church is undergoing the same kind of change. Due to the large size of our church we are shifting and changing things up so that a community is built within the service. I am so thrilled about this.
In all of our growth, whether in churches or businesses it seems that the value of community was tossed aside. Having a small community touch while growing and changing in our craft is essential to making IMPACT.
I plan to revisit the countless notes I took from theFIX and implement the change and growth in my business and life.
Quoting Jasmine – Sacrifice doesn’t equal success, it is simply a prerequisite to success.