I got the opportunity to watch the artist Lori Pratico work from start to finish on Chalk Mural that she did on the Anchorage Lutheran Social Services Wall. The Project representing "It is the time we notice what makes every girl extraordinary, because everyday a girl or woman is left unnoticed, is a day too long." To follow this awesome project go to www.girlnoticed.com and follow her on IG @GirlNoticed.
UPDATE! 2 DAYS IN A ROW!
I guess the momentum is going good!
I didn't have a outdoorsy thing planned and I had to get shirts/hoodies printed for a client so here's a print day!
What's UP guys!
It's December and you know what that means! Well...people who follow Youtube will mainly know.
IT'S VLOGMAS! That means every day till Christmas a vlog will be out. I'm back at it again going head first and wanting this to be my momentum to keep on vlogging. Any who go check out my vlog and ALSO big shout out to Will Ingram for his Official First Friday @ Heart of the City and also saw Steven Cornfield doing a pop up shop for his brand Cut & Caliber. If you need any hair product and such go check out their website!
I'm back on it again...god...this is so difficult but I'm going to try to be more consistent.
So here is a video of me with Allison and Gabby going up Arctic Valley for a little hike and to have coffee at the top.
Hope everything is going well with you all! Been busy with work and a good friend of mine from WAY BACK WHEN! is back in town and never really explored Alaska!
So I thought we would go to a nice little spot and check it out. I hoped it would be a nice sunny day but ended up being a rainy hike which was also fun anyways!
Check out the little video and hope to see you in the next post!
It's been a while since my last post. Been super busy and getting things organized in my life. One thing I've learned in working for myself is GIVE VALUE! That will return itself 100 fold. Stick to your guns, do what you believe and give value. I've learned that and knowing how to sell yourself on what you can do is key.
I am going to say that networking is key in any business. There will be the "BS" clients that will come your way but that's just given with any type of work. Learn to deal with those and keep the ones you like happy and they will give value back in one way or another.
It is true that if your business does not make it past the 5 year mark then you probably did something wrong to not make it that far. Either not meeting enough people or not wanting to work as many hours as you needed. That is what I'm learning in working for myself. Doesn't matter on what you want. You can WANT to be filthy rich, WANT to have that super nice house, WANT to have that nice car. But if your not wanting to put in the time to make it work then your doing something wrong. Complaining about how much your actually working or your not making enough money doesn't cut it in this world. If your sleeping from 9PM-7AM every single day, watching every single sports game that fits your fancy, every popular show of the season, and complaining about how your life isn't great. THEN CHANGE IT UP! Find another job that you can work between 9PM-7AM, sleep a little less, and make extra cash.
Don't be concerned about what other people think. It's not their life, its yours. If your satisfied with how your life is then this post isn't for you. This post is for those who want to do more in their life or feel that there is something lacking. Go utilize your time and stop complaining about not having enough time, cut the fat out of your life and do something productive.
Felt like making this post on the realization that has come to me in this year. You can make your own money if you 100% put yourself in the business and be consistent. If you feel like or KNOW that your lacking in funds. FIND A JOB TO SUPPLEMENT IT! All you have in life is time. Only you can make use of that. Give people value and you will get value back in one way or another. Make expectations and don't bite more than you can chew. Pay people what they are worth and on time.
Everyone has potential but not everyone is meant for that lifestyle. But if you are the type and KNOW KNOW yourself. Do that hustle and work. Nothing in this life comes easy and cheap. You will either pay for it through time or money or both. Learn from it and learn yourself.
Ok. Here's the deal. Now a days social media is king. We all use it. We are all on our phones. No denying it that it does work. Everyone has at least a Instagram, Facebook, Youtube, or Snapchat account. (I have all the above😅) 95% of people LOVE it when their images they post get ALOT of likes. It makes them feel happy/excited/popular. Even today's youth, majority of them when asked about a job they want to pursue. "I want to be a Youtuber", "I want to be Instagram Famous". This shows where the trend of how the market of today's society is. I still goto magazines and such to get ideas of how to take photos and still watch movies to get inspiration on how to shoot. But via advertising to the masses, Social media is best. Lots of brands are now starting up just using social media as it's bread and butter. To just get to the point. If you want legitimacy in business now a days, You have to have a certain number of followings on Instagram, certain number of subscribers on Youtube, certain number of "Points" on Snapchat and so forth.
With the demand of getting more followers and likes a new market emerged from that. There are APPS out in the open that you can BUY Followers and Likes. But those are short term. You go from having about 100-150 followers to 5-10K within matter of weeks doesn't really make any sense. Plus your engagement will only be very small. 20-50 likes per post with a 5-10K following doesn't make sense. Also those bots will get deleted by Instagram every so often with the purge they do every year. So your money isn't worth all that. You have to be in it for the long haul and be in it for consistency.
I read a book by Gary Vee called "Jab Jab Jab RIGHT HOOK." Mainly talks about giving value to whatever you go do. Don't be the guy/girl who right from the get go ask for stuff. People will tend to say no right away. You haven't given any value to that person at all and doesn't make sense for them to say yes. Like in boxing you keep jabbing to get a feel for the person and create a connection for the right hook. It is same for business and everything in life. You give other people value and overtime you've given so much value that they have to say yes. Mind you don't go overboard and give too much where its a detriment to yourself. But something you can give. Weather it be extra time you have to spend to help out a friend, conversation, and money is just a sticky situation in itself so I won't get into that.
It is same for social media. Give value to other people like posting their images on your page and they will post yours on theirs. Collaborate and help each other out. There is plenty of space on these platforms to better each other and give each other value. People can see when people are being genuine, especially on the internet.
So social media...its a fast form of how life works. You be consistent at it and do your best. It will reap results. PEROID.