Resolutions, Challenges, and Moving Forward

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“You don’t have to be great to start, but you have to start to be great.” Zig Ziglar

In the spirit of moving forward instead of procrastinating by over-planning, this week I:

  • started a 365 day photo challenge which is really a 356 day challenge because I started on January 9th..
  • created a second Instagram account so I can post my daily photos without bombarding my regular Instagram followers with daily photos.  
    • find me on Instagram
      • beccamckinnonphotography for my landscape photos
      • bringtheoutsidein for my 365 day challenge
  • refined a logo to go with my 356 day photo challenge and related Instagram account
  • attended a webinar on mistakes in goal setting.
    • The 10 Biggest Mistakes you’re making with goal-setting and how to fix them by Michael Hyatt
  • watched the first in a YouTube Photoshop tutorial series. Each week I will watch at least two tutorials. A second monitor attached to my computer allows me to  watch the tutorial on one screen and practice with Photoshop on the other.
    • Anthony Morganti has Lightroom and Photoshop tutorials
  • resumed listening to Improve Photography podcasts during my morning run.  Improve Photography is a great podcast for beginners and advanced photographers.  I’ve been listening to the podcasts, reading the website, and following on Facebook for over year now.  
    • They also have other podcasts that are very helpful and informative:
      • Portrait Session
      • Tripod (focus on landscapes)
      • Photo Taco (5 – 10 minute podcasts on a variety of topics)

These are all photography-related actions and goals but all of my other goals are intertwined.  Currently, I am continuing with the Michael Hyatt goal setting templates to create attainable goals in the areas of health, family, business, finances, recreation, and spirituality. Photography is a passion that enhances the other areas in my life but also relies on those areas being in order.  

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