Giving Up is NOT an Option.
Run when you can, walk if you have to , crawl if you must; just never give up. —Dean Karnazes
I am not too sure what to say or think at this moment, but I figured I would personally share what I am going through right now in hopes of getting some encouragement from any readers out there.
I have big dreams. I am currently in the slow-moving process of starting a photography business but with being in a new city and state, and with other competition, it is pretty hard. I have a contract, business cards, work flow ideas, and I am trying to build my portfolio but it seems like there is a boulder in my way. Sometimes it seems as if I take a step forward, and two back [insert sad face here]. I am not sure what I am not doing or what I am doing wrong. I have no clue. I try my best to get the word out there without being overbearing. I don't want it to seems as if I am begging for clients. I've put ads out and as of right now I have one client, my neighbor. -__- I've had dreams of this photography business since 2010 but I have only started recently with getting things together and trying to save money for a web hosts and photoblog site. I don't have much to show for myself at the moment because I am trying to build my portfolio, but how can I when I throw bait and there's no catch? (I'd love to get some feedback, by the way!)
I contacted a local photographer to try and meet up with her to discuss things over coffee, but she didn't have time for me, sadly. I have reached out to other acquaintances who are fellow photograp[HER]s and once again, seems as if no one has the time because they are preoccupied by being successfully running their own photography businesses. I am trying my best and my all to be successful, to get clients, to make something of the gift that God has blessed me with, but so often it seems like I have to resort to walking or crawling to achieve my dream.
Thanks for letting me vent—if it was too much, oh well, it's my blog :o). But seriously, I said all of that to say this: NEVER GIVE UP. I am so speaking to myself here, but if any of you guys are in a similar spot with your photography business, any other business or just in life in general, never give up. Run when you can, walk if you have to, crawl if you must; just never give up. You don't want to wake up one day and think I should have never quit. During those times of doubt and frustration, always remember to never, never, never give up because giving up is NOT an option.