So I'm not usually a podcast person...
Unless, of course, I'm listening to my boyfriend's podcast (check it out if you've got a sick sense of humor--It's called Matt and Shane's Secret Podcast & it's pretty hilarious). BUT what I'm getting at is I never thought of podcasts as a resource for professional + personal development for my photography business.
But then, I was introduced to a podcast that totally changed my mindset in regards to my business.
My good friend (+ photography mentor) Ashley Kemmer told me that I NEEDED to listen to the Goal Digger Podcast hosted by photographer and business genius Jenna Kutcher. A few weeks ago I decided to give it a listen, and now I am literally HOOKED.
Whether you're a photographer or not, everyone needs to give this podcast a listen.
Here's 3 reasons why:
1. It's MOTIVATING :
I have read my fair share of personal/professional development books and followed enough Instagram "influencers" to learn that a LOT of what they're sharing is more about bragging about all of the places they've traveled, people they've met, etc. instead of sharing HOW they actually got there. As a photographer who is trying to GROW, I want to hear HOW to make it happen. Don't get me wrong, I love to imagine myself shooting a wedding on an island or mountain top, but I've gotta grow before I get there! Jenna shares SO much advice about how to grow a business and what goes into making it happen.
2. It's REAL:
Dude. Jenna is a millionaire photographer and business woman, and yet she is probably one of the most relatable people I've EVER heard speak about owning a successful business and just life in general. She shares thoughts on the triumphs and struggles of being an entrepreneur, marriage, body image, productivity, mindfulness, balance, fitness, and so much more. This podcast isn't just about PROFESSIONAL development. It's about PERSONAL development. Additionally, she has a shit ton of guests on the show who are able to share their own stories in regards to life experiences and business. I can't think of anything better than that.
3. It's EMPOWERING:
It's no secret that Jenna Kutcher is a BOSS when it comes to running her business and empowering women to be the best versions of themselves. But, she's even better at making her listeners believe that it IS possible to be incredibly successful and spend your life doing what you love most, as long as you're willing to put in the effort. As a photographer, it can be incredibly overwhelming to see so many other people going after the same pursuits. Jenna's podcast reminds listeners that ANYTHING is possible, and that it's going to take some time for it all to work out. Whether you're doing photography, interior design, or have an Etsy shop, it IS possible for you to succeed!
ADDED BONUS: It's FREE!
I don't think this needs an explanation. FREE advice on living your best life and being an entrepreneur? Come on, now.