Indeed you can but how many times have you said that to yourself in the past? How many times will you say it in the future? These well known sayings may help:
"The two rules of procrastination: 1) Do it today. 2) Tomorrow will be today tomorrow" - Author Unknown
"You may delay, but time will not" - Benjamin Franklin
"Procrastination is opportunity's assassin" - Victor Kiam
That's enough, I think you get the message.
It is all too easy to wallow in comfort and security regardless of how unfulfilling your current work is. If you dream of being a photographer, wedding or otherwise, how long will it be before you finally take control, even on a part time basis at first?
Regardless of what you do, the next 3, 4, 5 years will pass anyway just as the past 5 years have.
Did you think about doing something for yourself 5 years ago? Did you do it? Those years have gone now but what if you HAD done something, anything to make a change in your life, where would you be now?
I have taught many students not just in photography, but business also. Even though I have been a photographer since the age of 13, my background is also in business dating back to when I was 17 at college where I ran a photography company as part of the college business studies course. I knew back then that if I wanted something, I had to go and get it...me, nobody was going to give it to me!
I have followed that rule all my life and NEVER let anything stand in my way when I really wanted to do something. After a skydiving "incident" (mishap) in 1998, I practically gave away everything I owned, jacked in my then current job which I disliked but which was a means to an end, and headed off to Spain with nothing more than a suitcase, stereo, parachute and about £3,000 in cash.
Here is my log entry for that skydive with instructor comments...
I did have the jump filmed but alas it was stolen when we were burgled in Spain...but here are some clips from those great years jumping out of planes with great friends.
... I had just started training to be a skydive cameraman when all this happened and eventually gave up after I had a further 3 malfunctions and ended up living in Spain for 10 years which were without doubt, the defining years of my life.
That is when I started my 2nd (but full time this time) wedding photography business alongside a real estate company I had also started. That is when I started to write and publish work on teaching photography. That is where I met my wonderful wife and had our two fantastic children and that is where I bought my first property. Certainly no regrets from me for taking various risks in life.
From little acorns...
If the desire is there and the will and passion to simply start something, amazing things can happen. I don't know if I would have done all of the above if I hadn't had such a near miss at 10,000 feet but I don't want the same to happen to you.
You don't need a life threatening accident or incident to make the change, the fact that you are reading this probably means you are almost certainly looking for "something". Because this site is photography related, it hopefully means that you want to finally do something you enjoy each day rather than what you are doing now?
Take time to think about your future and if you have any questions about the product, please get in touch. We are, for a limited time, offering free access to our membership site where you will receive ongoing support for as long as you wish.
As Nike says, "Just Do It" and live every day, tomorrow could be your last...(but let's hope not)!
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