Or do you find yourself spinning on the always-looking-for-new-clients treadmill.
I have tried and tested and made every mistake in my 23 years as a professional photographer to reach the success and ease I enjoy in my business now.
Some of the lessons I have learnt were hard ones to learn, and yet there are a few that can be avoided easily, with a little bit of awareness and a whole lot of understanding.
As creatives we spend all of our time perfecting our craft, which means that often we just don't often have enough time (or know-how) to focus on the business side of things.
When I look back over the first years of running my two different photography studios on my own, there are a few things I had focussed my attention on earlier.
Too busy looking around at what everyone else was doing.
Constantly buying new gear, props and software fixes...
Spending all my time and energy on shooting and editing left not much time to focus on the areas that would have seen me in the business (and life) success I get to enjoy now MUCH EARLIER!
Now with hindsight I can see that shiny things & overediting into the late nights were not going to get me ahead.
If you are finding yourself distracted by social media, constantly comparing yourself and constantly questioning your pricing, it is time to turn that around.
And get proactive!