I've heard people say that a little healthy competition is good for you...but I just don't know about that...I guess it depends on what is seen as competition. When it has come to all of the planning and setting up for my photography business, part of my plan has been that God would grow the business in the right timing. It has been my belief that all of this is part of His plan for my life - so if I really do believe that, then I don't need to run out and compete with other photographers...correct? But just what does that mean?.... Yes - I will advertise my business...it would be silly to think that people will just know that I'm here and working as a photographer. Yes - I will do my best at what I am good at...and I will know my limitations. I have no need to be all things for all people. So if I don't feel a job is right for me - that I can't offer the best for the client - then I will refer them elsewhere. It would be my hope that someone else would do the same for me. But No - I will not try to undercut someone else in order to take the work from them. No - I will not misrepresent myself or my abilities to get a job. No - I will not talk bad about someone else thinking that will help me get ahead. If I started this journey in my life believing that it was where God was leading me -- then I will not go off on my own at this point and lose my integrity and self-respect. My hope is that as I meet people during photo shoots, that I will provide more than just mere photos to them... but rather that they will also be able to see that I care about what I do - and also that I care about them. And as they share their experience with their friends, family, co-workers, etc. - and they are pleased with the work I provide - my business will grow. Honestly - with integrity, class and style. And it will grow in the perfect time.
Also visit my Beyond the Photography by DonnaKay blogspot... a little better way to get to know more about me personally...
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