I have recently started mentoring a few photographers across the country and helping them build a successful business based on the things that make them unique. We discuss the state of their businesses, who they are as individuals, what they need in order to be happy and work happy, and then develop a new brand identity based on our discoveries. I have found it to be some of the most rewarding and fulfilling work empowering them and watching them grow, and building something that brings them so much fulfillment! As we define and declare who they are, it brings us closer to stating what they do and most importantly WHY they do it. Do you know what (exactly) you do and why you do it?
Many of us have been on this quest to find out if we can make a living doing what we love? I believe we can, and this belief is shaping the way top entrepreneurs, creatives and powerful women are building their businesses. A motivational writer and blogger, Alexandra Franzen, put together a simple fill-in-the-blank questionnaire on her website and I thought it would be a great exercise to share for entrepreneurs or anyone else trying to declare what they do in their business. Her original blog post, READ THIS when you can’t remember who you are, what you do, why you do it — or how to talk about it, will certainly inspire you to think about your work, if it serves anyone, and it will allow you to share your declaration with the world too. I'd love for you to read her post and come back here to share your work and passions with me and other locals who want to know and connect with you! I dare you to be brave and bold! ;-) This is my declaration...
My name is Sarah Lehberger.
I’m a fearless, spirited and nostalgic woman who uses my camera and my words to empower other women like me.
Ultimately, all of my work is about helping accomplished women celebrate their journey.
(Because I believe their legacy matters and their story deserves to be told.)
That is what I do.
And I am not confused.
Let's build a supportive community of working women who are fearless and passionate about what they do! I welcome you to join us in the group discussion on Facebook where sharing, collaboration, support, knowledge, helpful tips, creative input, positive feedback and powerful guidance with like-minded women is encouraged!