Happy summer! And here we are, at the half-way point of 2016. Below, I’m going to give you a big head-start on the 2nd half of the year.
But first… rather than panic about how quickly the months go by, let’s take some time to refocus. Today, I’m looking back at the goals I made at the beginning of the year and asking myself:
- What have I done so far?
- What’s left to do?
- Are these still the goals I want, or should I adjust them?
The goals I made in January are:
-Double my headshots from last year. (Shoot 40 headshots this year!)
-Double the number of images in my stock photo portfolios.
-Attempt to climb Mt. Baker.
What I’ve done, and what’s left to do:
Headshots: So far, I’ve only shot six this year. But I updated my website and started posting to my blog and Facebook – woo-hoo! It’s summer, which is my high season. So all that’s left to do is book sessions and start shooting. This month I’ll reach out to my high school alum group.
Stock Portfolios: So far, I’ve added 74 new photos to my portfolios. That’s great, but I can step it up in the next few months. July, August, and September will be good months to push before the big buying season in fall.
Mt. Baker: I’ve been climbing stairs and training every week and I feel ready to climb it on July 8! All that’s left to do is get some extra gear.
How are you doing on your goals? Do you need to adjust them? Share on the Breakfast Stock Club Facebook Page.
An Extra Boost – Starting Today!
Last year, we made a LOT of progress in a few short months with our Summer Sprints. The goal is to shoot and upload as much as possible this summer. If we can grow our stock photo portfolios, we’ll be ready to make more sales during the high buying season this fall.
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