Live like you own it !!
Several years ago I was on an “extended stay” in Los Angeles, thinking about moving out there. At the time, I had been working in the fitness industry and wanted to make my name “splash” out in LA. But how? A good friend and very famous photographer John Russo told me … “You need to become the fitness guru out here.” Again, I thought to myself “How?” He went on to tell me his story of moving from New Jersey to LA and made it big time in his photography biz. His secret formula…. “You make yourself the guru by saying that you are.” Basically, to start loving and letting people now “who you are.” and then watch your creation come to life.
So fast forward to now…. I have always been involved with photography as a passion more so than just a hobby. Most of my friends and even some family members had no idea about my love for photography. They all new me to be in fitness and then into the life coaching biz. But deep down, I knew I wanted to “let the cat out of the bag” when it came to my photography. SO… I did ! Without too much hesitation, I began shooting pics like crazy always remembering things I had learned about the biz from people like John.
But what I am trying to relate to you is how I had this passion about something I really wanted to do and made it into my life’s career. I’m always learning, always getting more creative ideas, and most of all… I am finally doing something that I am passionate for. And that is the most important thing. Take pride in your work and in your life, even in the small things that you do, but never give up on that “big picture” you have inside of you. Be your own fan club and…… Live like you own “it” and “it” will become you.
So am I a photography guru ? Naaahhhh…. I’m better then that!
Living like I own it,
Kevin Talley aka: Tall Guy With The Camera