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Personal Success Plan

Wouldn't it be great to have your own personal coach help you with getting your photography business off the ground and running? Now you can. Personal Success Plan is one to one coaching, helping you to carve out your own niche in the photography industry and turn it into a financially successful business.

 C1MAPSP - Personal Success Plan

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The key to realizing your dreams is to define them and then to plot a practical course for reaching them.

And we can help.

So, you are now the master of your camera. You’ve learned how to compose a shot with artistic merit. And you’ve learned how to take your beautifully composed shots and punch them up with photo editing, giving them that “wow!” factor. Maybe you’ve even sold some of your work or, if you haven’t, you’ve heard friends and family say over and over again, “you could be making money at this.”

And you’d like to, but you’re stuck. You have a dream, but you don’t know how to turn it into a reality. You aren’t alone. There are lots of voices out there. Lots of people doing cool things with their photography, and it’s easy to get distracted following this trend here and this path there that has worked for someone else. But your path is your own, and it is likely that no one else’s path is going to work for you.

Our Personal Success Plan is designed to help.

Rather than being offered in a group setting, this program consists of a series of 1-to-1 sessions, in which we guide you to make the leap from Really Good Amateur to Pro.

Our purpose is to help you pinpoint your strengths and then figure out how to capitalize on them. All the technical skill in the world will not help you if you cannot manage your mental processes and stay on the course you’ve plotted. We help you to find your path and then, as the Personal Success Plan progresses, gently guide you so that you stay focused on that path, tuning out distractions and hewing your own way.

When you enroll in the Personal Success Plan, we’ll work together to craft an individually tailored curriculum.

The material we cover will depend on you: your needs, your chosen path, and the areas where you feel you need guidance.

As an example, one question we get very frequently from our students who are beginning to engage photography clients is how to price their work. And there is no answer that fits everyone. What you charge depends on what kind of work you’re doing, and on what your client needs.
It requires some thought and some honing. That’s something we will help you do. What we can tell you - the one thing that does apply universally - is that if you undersell your own value, you will struggle to create a sustainable business. Our coaching helps you to determine what value you bring so that you may avoid this common pitfall.

Sustained immersion in the subject matter will help you form habits and thought patterns in a way that a more scatter-shot approach will not. Short term coaching is not effective in helping you define, plan and reach your goals. We start with (12) 20 minute coaching sessions, ideally spread out over a 6 months period. With this flexible plan it is possible to schedule sessions more frequent in the beginning and less frequent once you start developing traction. After your first 12 sessions you can go on a monthly plan. Once we know what frequency works best for you we can tailor a specific monthly plan that suits your particular needs.

If you're in the area, you're welcome to come by and receive your coaching face-to-face. If you live further away - Boston, L.A., Honolulu, Hong Kong, Dakar - your Personal Success sessions can be conducted remotely. While smoke signals might work, we'll be more likely to use the phone or, even better, Skype.


C1MAPSP - Personal Success Plan

By purchasing a series of coaching sessions, you agree to our terms and conditions of sale. Per RSA 361-B, you may cancel this transaction any time prior to midnight of the third business day after the date of this transaction. When you sign up we'll send you an email to confirm. If you do not hear from us within 48 hours, please call us. Enrollment covers a limited number of sessions. Sessions can be combined if more time is needed.


12 coaching sessions


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