Welcome to the 27th episode of FloInsider – a podcast for photographers and creative business owners who seek inspiration and a fresh perspective on how to run their business, navigate this weird time that we all live in, and find meaning and happiness in their daily routines.
Jeremy Beasley is a Facebook ads expert, film director, wedding photographer, and overall an incredibly curious and fascinating mind. A few years back, he sold a documentary that he made on Tiny Houses to Netflix! Prior to that, he was an international wedding photographer for several years, then left the industry and founded a Japanese knife company.
Together with Jeremy, we dive into the topic of allowing yourself to try new things without worrying too much about them being perfect and successful right from the start. The pace at which you create new things is the pace at which you learn. Stop waiting for perfect circumstances or signs from above. Follow your instinct and passions. Not all of them need to be life-changing decisions. Some, are simply there to make your life more fun and enjoyable.
A few cliff notes from our chat with Jeremy:
- FBR stands for Fast – Bad – (W)rong. Just go with it and create! Make a fast first draft, that is bad and wrong. Then edit from there. The key is to get started.
- We are all bad when we start out. Give yourself permission to make something that is not perfect.
- Separate yourself from your work! Your work is not you, it’s the way you express yourself (or in some cases, simply the way you pay bills). Don’t take negative feedback to heart, there is always an opportunity to grow from it.
- The cadence at which you get things out (produce/create something) is the cadence at which you learn. The more you create the more and quicker you will grow.
- Follow your instincts, see where they lead you. It’s always worth trying.
- Not everything you love or are good at needs to be a life-changing thing. Not everything needs to be monetized. Sometimes it makes sense to keep your passion as a hobby, rather than turning it into a job. If you do decide to change, do it gradually.
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