I love meeting people who are starting up new careers and it seems a lot of my headshot clients are doing just that. Richard is entering the real estate market and needed some fresh images for his new website. I loved getting to know him and hearing about his excitement and fears of changing direction. We talked a long time about how change can keep the cobwebs out and push us all to new levels of excellence.
We can change our lives.
We can do, have, and be exactly what we wish.
I’ve noticed that over the years my soul has always looked for change to spur me into my next phase of growth, and when I was afraid to make it myself, something external always pushed me to have the same end result. Moving away from Georgia was one example. Without my then-boyfriend, Kelley who had accepted a job in Bullhead City Arizona, and who wanted me to move with him, I would have stayed in Georgia forever. (And that wouldn’t have been horrible, but my soul craved new experiences and outdoor adventures). My job in Medical Administration was another. I wanted to take the leap to be a full-time photographer, but I was comfortable with my steady and generous paycheck. Enter a sexist and condescending new boss. I didn’t respect him and after a few questionable incidents, I wrote my resignation letter. I remember walking out of that building knowing that had I not quit, I eventually would have been released. The Universe told me by the gut feeling I was having. And guess what, my photography business flourished and I have never been happier with a career.
Over the years I’ve recognized the ebb and flow of accepting change in my life and to recognize when I need it. It’s scary and exhilarating all at the same time. But, taking the leap is by far easier than making the universe make the decisions for you. Have you had the same experience with change?
I wish you the best of luck Richard! I just know this change is going to be fantastic!
A headshot is a modern (usually digital) portrait in which the focus is on the person. The term is applied usually for professional profile images on social media, images used on online dating profiles, the ‘about us page’ or a corporate website and promotional pictures of actors, models, and authors. Also, In theater, film, and television, actors, models, singers, and other entertainers are often required to include a head shot, along with their résumé, when applying for a job.