How I put myself first every day

There are tons of blog posts, articles, and even whole books about the importance of establishing a daily routine. I find it fascinating to see how other people manage their day to day lives, especially people in the same field as me. But like many other people, I was more of a voyeur–I loved to hear what other people were doing, but could never really seem to get motivated enough to come up with something that I could stick to. It’s only recently that I really got into a routine that I feel good about, so I’d like to share what that is exactly, and how I finally arrived.

The most important thing to remember that the whole purpose of having a daily routine is to be able to have the mental capacity and attention to expend towards achieving the goals that are most important to you. To rephrase, your daily routine is your time to put yourself first so you can focus on the important work.

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Location, Location, Location

They say that location is one of the most important things in a business. I’m finding out why. My business has changed a lot since 2007. I’m currently in my third studio space. I now do this for a living (I started out just part time when I was working full time at the talent […]

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Continuing Education

This past weekend I sat in front of my computer. It would have been a great weekend to hang out at the beach (we had 90 degree weather the whole weekend in Cleveland), but instead I was planted in front of my computer watching the live feed of a photography lighting workshop by Zack Arias. […]

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When inspiration strikes

It’s 3:00 ┬áin the morning as I write this. I’ve tried for hours to get to sleep, then resorted to surfing the internet to study photo lighting techniques. Then suddenly, I feel inspired to edit my acting workshop DVD. The one I’ve put off for months–I want to work on it now, at 3:00 am. […]

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