Lessons Selina Maitreya has learned…

Selina Maitreya, photographer consultant, wrote this for a recent blog post and wanted to share it with you…”As we start another year, walk in your integrity and make this YOUR
best year ever!”  Lessons I’ve learned….Selina Maitreya 2011

  • Never underestimate the power of a talented, driven photographer..
  • The world is full of paradox.
  • If you wait long enough things will shift completely.
  • What goes around, comes around and around and around again.
  • As we grow older the world gets smaller. Kindness is contagious.
  • In the photo business everything has changed yet nothing has changed.
  • Relationships still are key ,they just come into play at a different time.
  • Vision is the value clients seek, and the statement photographers must
    make again and again and again.
  • People are basically good.
  • Nice guys do not finish last. Nor do nice women.
  • The sky is NOT falling and print is not dead.
  • Kindness is contagious.
  • Vision is a divine gift. Successful photographers share consistent traits.
  • Not sweating the small stuff leads to not sweating the really big stuff.
  • Negativity is toxic. If photographers are grounded in negativity no
    amount of marketing in the world will help them to grow their business.
  • Kindness is contagious.
  • Dorothy was onto something when she told Toto
    “People come and go so quickly around here!”
  • As crowded as the field of photo is, it is only competitive in numbers.
  • Photographers as a group are the most interesting, fascinating,
    talented, complicated, funny, and loving people. Having great intentions
    to do anything gets you nowhere, with out action to fuel your desires.
  • Photography businesses take 2-4 years to fully mature once a solid vision
    and a well developed sales /marketing program are in place.
  • Kindness is contagious.
  • If you cheat or devalue your suppliers by constantly negotiating with
    them to lower their fees, your clients will do the same with you.
  • A valued,respected and well paid employee will return the favor in
  • Smiling is good for your health. You can’ t smile without feeling
    better, and happier.
  • Going to grace by listing what you are grateful for, will always turn
    around a bad day.
  • Faith is the best companion you can have, and trust is a valued friend.
  • Hard work is good for the soul, and a positive outlook can completely
    change your world.
  • People  are basically good and
  • Kindness is contagious.

In Grace
With Gratitude

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