258: Jeff Brown: Overcoming a Mindset That Limits Your Success

258: Jeff Brown: Overcoming a Mindset That Limits Your Success


Hey, brilliant photographers!     Today’s episode is all about kicking those mindset roadblocks to the curb with Jeff Brown, a very special human that loves to support people to become highly profitable. Let’s dive into the juicy details from our chat:

  • Background: Photographer, Author and mentor, Jeff started his photography career in the Royal Navy (yes, he is British) and has owned five photography companies of his own. t Plus, he’s shot over 750 weddings! Talk about skills. He’s on a mission to spread motivation and inspiration like confetti, folks!
  • Writing Whiz: Jeff isn’t just a pro behind the lens; he’s also penned four No.1 best-selling books for photographers. 
  • Ambassador Extraordinaire: Not content with just conquering the photography world, Jeff’s also President of the British Institute of Professional Photographers, a brand and marketing ambassador for some heavy hitters like OM SYSTEM and much more. Talk about wearing many hats!
  • Mindset Magic: Ever heard of the saying, “What you believe, you can achieve”? Jeff’s all about that. Listen to his journey from failure and depression to living the life he loves.

Jeff dropped some serious wisdom bombs and steps to change your mindset. He suggests we…

  1. set up a vision and type it up as if it is already done.
  2. look at others that are successful to discover what is possible
  3. read books, listen to famous people’s stories, 
  4. cultivate gratitude…write three things in the person, possession, and experience every day
  5. be generous
  6. limit your exposure to negativity
  7. fear…challenge your fears and take their power away

He leaves us with this suggestion…Instead of sweating over your photography skills, Jeff reminds us to focus on our branding and perceived value. Wise words, indeed!

So, folks, if you’re ready to level up your mindset game and unleash your potential listen to the audio or watch the video.

Then head over to Thephotographersmentor.com for more Jeff Brown magic.

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230: Luci Dumas – Money Talk for Photographers

230: Luci Dumas – Money Talk for Photographers

In this episode of The Profitable Photographer, I am sharing some thoughts and strategies around money. Not the inner game or blocks or prosperity issues but some of the nuts and bolts about being in business. 

You can listen on all the podcast platforms as well as my other 229 episodes or kick back and watch on the “You Tubes”. www.lucidumascoaching.com is a great place to check out what I am up to and offer.

Some of my tips include

1. Cash and income you might need to get started

2. How to set up 3 accounts in your business to help you stay profitable and not get caught cash poor at tax time

3. My perspective on paying for or sharing household responsibilities out of the family budget

Thanks in advance for following me here and podcast platforms.

Hugs! Luci

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229: Jai Long – The Art of Selling Art and Photography

229: Jai Long – The Art of Selling Art and Photography

It’s safe to say that today’s guest is just as passionate about sales as I am. And, he is no stranger to the photography industry. Jai Long is an award-winning wedding photographer, creative business coach, host of the “Make Your Break” Podcast, serial entrepreneur, and the leader of a heart-filled, worldwide community of photographers. He even has his own course, Six Figure Business Map, where he helps photographers set and achieve “unrealistic” goals and overcome self-limiting beliefs. That was not a typo…he did say unrealistic and be sure to listen for his explanation.

Even though sales can have a negative connotation, Jay is clear that selling is an art and a gift to clients.. He shares with us that his perspective came from how he was raised. He knew, even as a child, that the only way to grow out of his existing circumstances was by selling. And, the older he got, the bigger his sales became. 

Listen in as Jay and I discuss: 

-The fear of rejection and success in regards to selling

-The need for courage to step out of your comfort zone

-3 must-haves for good sales

-How selling is a service.

To help you grow more confident in your own sales, you can even download a free copy of Jai’s Scripts for Sales Objections on his website, jailong.co.

Interested in learning more from Jai? Here’s where you can connect with him: 

Podcast: Make Your Break

Website: jailong.co

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/jailong.co

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228: Luci Shares the Secrets to Getting Hot Leads from Business Partners

228: Luci Shares the Secrets to Getting Hot Leads from Business Partners

Welcome to The Profitable Photographer with Luci Dumas. Today’s solo episode is about how to network like a Rock Star. How to build relationships that lead to support of both of your businesses.

The core principle is to build relationships, leading with generosity and offering support first. Getting to know the person and the business. Find ways to refer them, promote them, learn what makes them wonderful and connect.

Many people jump too fast…”too much too soon”. Asking for someone to support your business before they know what you do and how it can support them rarely succeeds. 

In this teaching, I share tips to help you build relationships in a way that doesn’t seem pushy and creates loyal professional friends. I cover…

1- The importance of being a “stocker” on their social media

2- How to get a warm connection. Lead with positivity about their business

3- Have a reason to connect that serves them first

4- Get together and see if you have a good connection

5- Why referring them and helping their business is a priority

In other words…create a real relationship, support them, ask for support that is a win for you and them. Once you make a good connection, there are lots of ways for them to introduce you to their best clients and help you get lots and lots of warm, wonderful leads.

Get in touch at lucidumascoaching.com

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227: Colby McLemore – Food Photography for Fun and Profit

227: Colby McLemore – Food Photography for Fun and Profit

Welcome back to another delicious episode of The Profitable Photographer Podcast. Today’s guest has been on the show before. He is a true visual storyteller, the owner of Colby’s Photos and Video, located near Knoxville in the Smoky Mountains, and has become a very dear friend. Please welcome back, Colby McLemore! 

With a full-time commitment to photography and videography for companies and individuals, Colby has earned a reputation for his caring, fun, and easy-going demeanor, all while maintaining the utmost professionalism. He is known for his meticulous attention to detail, creativity that’s as clean and fresh as the mountain air, and a unique ability to follow up, follow through, and give each project his all. 

Believe it or not, in all of the 200 episodes of The Profitable Photographer Podcast, I’ve only chatted with one other food photographer. That changes this week as Colby shares anything and everything related to food photography with us. Colby and I always have a great conversation, but I especially enjoyed today’s chat and learning from one of the best about this unique niche of photography. 

Listen in as we discuss: 

-how understanding your client’s needs is the cornerstone of success

-the importance of meeting deadlines in commercial photography

-the versatility and nuances of food photography

-the art of using light to create texture in food photography

-the things to consider before delivering RAW or JPEG images

Interested in learning more from Colby? Here’s where you can connect with him: 

His website: www.colbysphotosvideos.com.

By email: colby@colbysphotosvideos.com

On Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/colbysphotovideo

On Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/colbysphotosvideos/

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