From $105 to 6-Figures

In this episode, we're sharing some personal stories of facing skepticism and criticism in our careers.
Launched on June 4, 2024


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Podcast Episode Number: #245

Date Published: 06/04/2024

Episode Length: 42:24

Show Notes:

245 – Welcome back to the latest episode of the Freedom Focus Photography podcast!

Ever had one of those moments where you think, “Is this actually happening?”.

I had one of those moments early in my photography business that I’ll never forget.

Picture this: I'm standing in the bank, clutching my first check for $105 and change, ready to open my shiny new business account.

The minimum to open was $100, and I was ready to bootstrap my little business to profitability.

That was until the bank employee went to deposit my check, showed his colleague the check and laughed. 😳

Now, for some people, that might have been the end of the road.

But for me? It was just the beginning.

I walked out of that bank more determined than ever to make my business a success.

Because, honestly, the thought of going back to a 9-to-5 was way more terrifying than any snickering bank teller.

In the latest episode of the Freedom Focus Photography podcast, I sit down with Heather Lahtinen, our resident mindset ninja, and we dive into the power of belief and perseverance. We share some of our own cringeworthy early business moments and how we used those experiences to fuel our drive.

What To Listen For:

Overcoming Early Doubts: Nicole shares her experience of being laughed at by a bank employee when she opened her business account with $105.

Navigating Setbacks: Heather recounts her experience with veteran photographers who dismissed her ideas early in her career and how she overcame their negativity.

The Importance of Belief: Heather and Nicole discuss the critical role of believing in your own success and how it can influence your business journey.

The Belief Ladder: A detailed explanation of the belief ladder and how it can be used to gradually build confidence and achieve business goals.

Actionable Takeaways: Practical advice and steps for listeners to implement self-coaching and belief-building strategies in their own lives and businesses.

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