Hi friend! I love that you’re here and I hope you will make yourself at home. I want this little blog to be helpful and encouraging as you grow a thriving business, but more importantly a thriving life. I will be the first one to tell you that running a business isn’t some glamorous life. But I will also be the first one to tell you that I truly have a heart for running this business and I feel blessed that this is what I have been called to do.
I want to encourage you to read every little word in this post! I really want this blog to be beneficial to you and I think these tips will help you to capitalize on all of the available information!! So without further ado, here are some ways that you can get the most out of reading my blog (or any blog)!
STOP WITH THE “SHOULDS” - Trust me, I’m not writing to you so you can develop a list of “shoulds” for yourself. I’m not even writing so that you will develop a list of to-dos. I’m writing because I want you to know that you are not alone on your business journey! I’m right here with you and I am choosing daily to live free of “shoulds.”
Do you want to get published? Awesome! Go do it! But don’t do it because you “should.” There is an element of guilt/comparison there and it needs to be squashed. You are not allowed to put yourself down on this blog. Ever.
KEEP A JOURNAL - Write down any ideas, dreams, or inspirations that happen while you’re reading. Start your own archive of posts that are especially helpful so that you can easily find the posts that you need!
READ EVERYTHING - I know that I can sometimes be a little detailed. And I get that it’s hard to pay attention when you have a thousand things going on in your head all at once! But don’t let the busyness keep you from business (< see what I did there?)! If you need to wait to read the post, just leave the tab open and get to what needs doing!
I include a lot of details that may not be vital to the particular post, but they are important! You don’t have to read between the lines, but take note of the things that I am sharing with you because I am being intentional with the time you’re investing on this blog! Thank you for that, by the way!
EXPLORE THE CATEGORIES - If you’re a photographer or small business owner, the education posts are for you! You can read about finances, organization, how I edit my photographs, the secrets behind certain images, and more! Explore, explore! And even if you think a specific category might not apply to you, read it anyway. You will be surprised how your entrepreneurial mind expands!
GO BACK IN TIME - There was a time when I didn’t have a clear vision for my brand or my business. Go back through the posts and observe how it was developed. Compare the blog timeline with the timeline of instagram. Learn as much as you can from the decisions that I made and the way that I narrowed my focus!
DIG DEEP WITH THE FRAME BY FRAME POSTS - These posts are designed for the photographer! If you see an image you love, make a note about it in the journal you’re keeping! Take note of the lighting, composition, coloring, and the camera/film settings. After a while, you will probably notice a trend for what you really love!
ASK QUESTIONS - Join the #askjordanbrittley facebook group! Chat it up on Twitter and Instagram! Let me know if you want the details behind an image. I want to hear your questions because I want to be a source of encouragement (and education) for you and your growing business!
What do you want to hear about? Finances? Workflow? Administration? Productivity? I want this blog to be a resource for you as well, so let me know what you want to hear!
Make yourself at home on this blog! Grab a cup of coffee (or tea, which is my personal favorite) and use whatever you want to help you grow your business! And since I want to continue to share what I know in a way that benefits you, holler at me on Twitter or Instagram (tagging me) and use the following hashtag: #askjordanbrittley. You can also connect with me through the #ASKJORDANBRITTLEY Facebook group! Let’s build a little community!