I started working for myself full-time in February. Some days I am so inspired by everything I see. Sometimes I have a full calendar a shoots and classes. But some days I get slow and think why am I doing this, it's time to start a new career. It takes work to stay positive during the slow times in business. When your bank account is getting low and you're waiting on checks and you've got nothing scheduled that week, it takes a lot to keep focused and get past the fear. I've added things to my life in order to help me de-stress in these times and stay on track. I try to do something to totally clear my mind like, meditation, yoga, capoeira; whatever it takes. And once the funk has cleared I make sure to do something positive to help my business improve, take a photo for fun and blog it, follow through with a lead I've been thinking of or ship out some unfinished business that's been weighing on me. I want to put this out there to other entrepreneurs so that they know they are not alone.
I was feeling this way today so I went for an acupuncture session, planned my meals for the week, went to the market and worked on my breathing to relax my mind. When the emotions started to clear, I sent out 2 leads I've been thinking of and found some photos that I've never published to blog for you today. Whenever I have doubt I work to stay focused on the thought that I am going the right way in life and that every experience adds to my character.
Many of you know, I keep a mostly vegetarian diet and believe that you should stare the meat you eat in the face with a clear conscious. My Uncle raises chickens at my Grandma's house as they've done for generations. While this chicken went into a pot for soup with green papaya, I think he went easily and with respect. I lost these photos I took about 3 years ago and have had this picture stuck in my mind ever since. I found them on an old card I never use and was really excited.