Along with celebrating what’s happened this year, we, here at MelissaLee Photography, have a huge milestone to celebrate! Plus with that milestone, I wanted to share with you some tips to chase your dreams, just like I have!
I cannot believe that it’s been 1 year since I was handed the opportunity to go full time as a photographer. I also cannot believe this is what I am finally getting to do. And it’s all been possible with my very amazing and supportive boyfriend and really supportive friends and family.
I’ve worked hard.
It hasn’t been easy but every day I’m learning, growing, trying new things, connecting with people and chatting about what I love. It’s been a year full of blessings and lots of learning through the ups and downs. But I wouldn’t change it for anything and am so overly thankful for this life and opportunity that I have been given.
Today I also want to extend what I’ve learned to giving you some helpful tips to chase your dreams to just like I have done.
Never give up no matter how hard it is
When you chase your dreams, it’s going to be hard. It will not be easy and there will be days you want to give up. Things will seem like they are against you. Like everything is going wrong. But in those times is when you need to suck it up and keep trying. Keep focusing on what you want. Cry it out, drink a bottle of wine, do whatever you need to for your feelings at that moment. Then get back up and try through the hard times.
Failure means another opportunity to try
Failure sucks and is hard to face. But that doesn’t mean what you’re doing isn’t worth it. It just means that it’s a chance to try something different. Go a different route and give something else a try. Or maybe there’s just something you need to tweak to make it work. Failure is just another opportunity to try again and see what other things work for you.
Find a supportive tribe
If someone isn’t supportive be careful around them. Sometimes they aren’t worth it to exert your energy to if they can’t see what you’re doing is important. The supportive people you have around you will want to see you succeed. They will support you through the ups and downs. Having those people in your life, by your side, you will go so much farther than doing it alone or having unsupportive people along with you.
Invest in yourself
Find ways to learn more about your dreams. Learning about your dream and what you need to succeed will go so far. Knowledge in what you want to be chasing will help you know what to do more of to succeed. Invest in things that will help you grow in your dream helps you feel empowered. From that moment you invest in something for yourself you will feel proud of yourself for taking the step to do this. Also, investing in a boudoir session to enhance your self confidence will also suddenly give you the courage to do more for yourself. It will tell give you the mental power to do more things to help you chase your dreams.
Make a vision board
Envisioning what’s possible makes it all possible and gives you endless opportunities. Putting your dreams and goals out as photos helps you to visualize what you want. These vision boards help to make your dreams a reality waiting to happen. Nothing is more powerful than visualizing your dreams and then watching them come to life.
Write down your why
Writing down you why helps to remind you on the bad days exactly why you want to do this. To remind you what you’re doing this for. This reminds you to keep going when things are tough. When you feel like giving up coming back and reading your why will reminder you why you’re doing this hard thing in the first place. This reminder is a powerful thought to keep going and try harder.
When you’re chasing your dreams, going against the flow and doing something outside your comfort zone it’s going to be a lot. Not everyone will see what you’re doing as a good thing and so many other things will come at you. So keep these tips in mind and use one when you’re having a tough day!
Have you thought about booking your own shoot with Melissa? Download your complimentary Dream Shoot Planner by clicking HERE. It will tell you all about the experience and what to expect. I would love to chat with you! You can email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. And if you’d like to know more about the boudoir experience head to this BLOG about how this experience is designed to transform you to the best version of yourself. I can’t wait to hear from you!