Somebody asked me what the most challenging part about my job is... I would have to say that it’s letting my emotions get the best of me.
My feelings get hurt easily & I take things too personally. It’s hard for me to put those emotions aside all the time... I remember taking one of my first hospitality courses at ECU & learning about the importance of taking personal emotions out of the workplace. At the time, that didn’t have any meaning to me, but after working in the hospitality industry for years & now still working with/serving people as a photographer, I fully understand it. This business is all about the people. And the more people I serve, the more challenges and emotions arise. After speaking with other photographers about this topic, I know I’m not the only one who struggles with this.
We strive for perfection & when perfection is not met, we are hard on ourselves. We get giddy from praises, but we sink low from the tiniest bit of doubt. We celebrate a full season of booked weddings, but if we see a past client using another photographer, we feel like we have failed. We want to shout our 5-star reviews from the top of a mountain, but if just one person questions our editing style, we want to crawl in a hole.
We photographers thrive off of positive feedback & we let our emotions take control when our expectations are not met. Sometimes, we just can’t help it, it’s hard. That is my biggest challenge in this business, but it is also a blessing. Those challenges make me stronger as a business owner & it forces my business to grow into something better each time. It teaches me to let go & love harder. It gives me more experience and knowledge. And it allows me to help other people who need encouragement & advice. Without challenges, I truly believe we cannot grow.
It’s all about how you react to those emotions. You can’t let your negative feelings defeat you, instead use them as a stepping stone. Remember your WHY and your purpose. Remember what really matters and keep using your gifts to create good.
❤️If this is where you were called to bloom, then it’s up to you to get planted, rooted, and grounded.❤️
Don't just learn, #experience
Don't just read, absorb.
Don't just change, #transform
Don't just relate, advocate.
Don't just promise, prove.
Don't just criticize, #encourage
Don't just think, ponder.
Don't just take, #give
Don't just see, #feel
Don’t just dream, #do
Don't just hear, #listen
Don't just talk, act.
Don't just tell, #show
Don't just exist, #live
Do it now !!! 😘
MEET OUR STAFF! We come from all over the world. Yet, we have a couple things in common, one of those things is we love to have fun. 🥳
This last week we had our staff training for the upcoming DTS. We learned a lot on the heart of DTS and how to improve the way we run DTS. We can’t wait to start the DTS in January!
It's been just over a year now since I personally took over the ownership of @bellssurfwax
and so much has happened... 😉
A bit like life really... We have gone through an innovation process to release 6 new blends! 🔥
Our Shred For Life merchandise is now a part of the BSW product line... and it is sick! A big thanks to @kyleggillis
for his personal input on bringing to life the vision... 🤙
Our global team riders are now repping across the globe with Hawaii, Phillipines and of course Australia all waving the Bells flag... with countries around the world lining up! YEWWWWWW 🌏
More and more teenagers are engaging with us on IG and it is so sick to see their passion and enthusiasm for the brand and what it represents... 👌
We have very slowly but surely brought on stockists... with the focus been slowly... cause I know it will blow up when I push the GO button which is freakin' sick! 🔥
But behind the scenes I've personally and diligently been cracking away to to bring the offficial Shred For Life program to a point where we can collectively have a massive impact on teenagers globally (with very minor admin costs like some of the other "charities") that exist of which I'm footing the bill at the moment but soon opportunities for all to be involved with something.
ELITIST WANKERS !!! 🖕
Don't support em I say... do your research around admin costs... where is the money going?
This is pure, relevant, heart driven and I know that 2019 is going to be HUUUUGGGGEEEE!! 🚀
If you have ridden #thebestsurfwaxintheworld
or shown your support in way or another personally from the bottom of my heart I thank-you! 🙏
You are FREAKIN' LEGENDS! 👏
You can buy your wax now online (site is crap now but won't be soon, we're reskinning) but super functional and make the best stocking stuffers for Chrissy... 🎅
And of course our next event will be hitting the surf coast soon... Feb/March! 🙆♂️ This is a clip from Easter this year... it has our old logo, but thought I'd share for those who haven't seen it yet... full vid on IGTV above..chuck a tag below or follow and get round what we are doing! 👇
2019.... ya MOFO's is gonna be sickkkkkkk!! ❤
Today we started not one but TWO online accountability groups! I’m excited for these women to start and continue their journeys. The community is so fun and empowering! 💜 .
This morning I started my day with my superfoods shake ( I may have added a little extra coffee in there today) 😏☕️. It was a little bit of a long day at work today, but I knew I had my workout waiting for me when I got home and I looked forward to that to take away any anxiety and stress I acquired throughout my day. I was happy to get my workout done and now I’m excited to make a hot cup of tea and check on my girls in the accountability group! Then maybe watch the new season of The Ranch. What’s your favorite show to binge watch to wind down your day?
I like to share this quote yearly as it truly is the "Stable" truth. :)
Jesus truly came and humbled himself on our behalf and was born in a manger just as the scripture states.
Luke 2:1-7 ESV:
"In those days a decree went out from Caesar Augustus that all the world should be registered. This was the first registration when Quirinius was governor of Syria. And all went to be registered, each to his own town. And Joseph also went up from Galilee, from the town of Nazareth, to Judea, to the city of David, which is called Bethlehem, because he was of the house and lineage of David, to be registered with Mary, his betrothed, who was with child. And while they were there, the time came for her to give birth. And she gave birth to her firstborn son and wrapped him in swaddling cloths and laid him in a manger, because there was no place for them in the inn."
#christmas #advent #hope #faith #joy #peace #truth #wisdom #life #encourage #encouragement #Jesus #HolySpirit #bible #scripture #GodsWord #heart #mind #soul #strength #christian #Christianity #christfollower #ashepherdsheart
I am a very understanding person. I get that everyone is different, and that everyone is faced with different challenges and obstacles. I’m not one for tough love, but I am a strong believer that in order to progress you need to get rid of all your excuses. Because ultimately, the only thing that separates you from that person who is out there hitting there goals, is that they don’t use those obstacles as excuses. As an instructor, you learn how to find that limit in your participants. It’s about helping them find where they have put up their own mental obstacles and helping them to realize that they can do more. It’s not about training hard or going crazy, it’s about doing a little more, and going a little further than the day before. You just need to want it bad enough to put your excuses aside and be patient enough to work towards it. Anything is possible. (I have to say this one tested my limits for sure, but I was mentally not going to give up before my body did. And my body didn’t give up, so my mind didn’t either. But I am telling you, I though I was going to die😵💪😊). #girlswholift #girlswithmuscle #womenempowerment #strong #selflove #selfmotivation #determination #hardwork #goals #feelinglean #proud #happy #fitnessinstructor #inspire #encourage