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Running a successful photography business requires more than just talend behind the camera. It requires effective time management skills and organization to ensure that you can balance your work and personal life while growing your business.
In this post I’ll explore the power of routines and time management for photographers. I’ll dive into insights from Brittnie Renee, an experience photographer who has mastered the art of balancing her creative pursuits with the demands of running a business. Through our conversation we will uncover the strategies and tools she uses to stay organized, productive, and focused on her goals.
One of the biggest challenges photographers face is finding the time to work on their business while juggling other responsibilities. Many photographers are parents, spouses, and have other committments that can make it difficult to dedicate time to their photography business. This is where routines and time blocking come into play.
Brittnie Renee, a photographer and coach, shares her journey of transitioning from a disorganized and overwhelmed state to implementing routines and time blocking in her life. She emphasizes the impact of routines on reducing anxiety and decision making stating, “If you can take these extra decisions that you don’t have to make and just put them into a routine so you don’t have to think about it, your brain is going to function a lot better.”
It’s so important to prioritize your business and create dedicated time for it. By setting boundaries and making time for both work and personal life you make it easier to be present in that time you spend with your family and you build and grow your business at the same time.
Brittnie recalls a pivotal moment when she realized she needed to change her approach to time management. She describes a coaching call where she broke down into tears, overwhelmed by the demands of her business and family life. This moment led her to create a nighttime routine and gradually incorporate other routines into her daily life.
Brittnie’s transformation is evident in her demeanor and productivity. She went from feeling overwhelmed and disorganized to running four businesses and managing her time effectively. She credits routines and time blocking for her newfound balance and success.
Brittnie’s journey inspired her to create a tool that would help other photographers and creative business owners manage their time effectively. The result is the Photography Planner, a comprehensive planner designed specifically for photographers and creative entrepreneurs. The planner includes a vertical layout, providing ample space for lists, appointments, and prioritizing tasks.
One of the standout features of the planner is the inclusion of the top three priorities for each day. This feature allows photographers to focus on the most important tasks and avoid feeling overwhelmed by a long to do list. Brittnie explains the rationale behind this feature stating, “Sometimes we try to do too much in a day, and then you feel like a failure because you didn’t get it all done. So these are the top three things.”
The planner also includes sections for goal setting, allowing photographers to set measurable and time sensitive goals for their business, personal life, and other areas. Brittnie emphasizes the importance of setting actionable goals and tracking progress stating, “You have to have action steps within your goals, right? So you can’t just say, ‘I want to make $100,000 next year.’ You have to say how, step by step, what you’re going to do, and then also measurements to track said goals.”
As photographers continue to navigate the ever evolving landscape of the industry, effective time management and organization will remain crucial for success. The Photography Planner offers a valuable tool for photographers to streamline their workflows, prioritize tasks, and achieve their goals.
The power of routines and time management extends beyond the photography industry. Creative entrepreneurs in varous fields can benefit from implementing routines and time blocking to enhance their productivity and balance their work and personal lives.
Today we highlighted the transformative power of routines and time management for photographers. By implementing routines and utilizing tools like the Photography Planner, photographers can create a balanced and productive life while growing their businesses. The future looks bright for photographers who embrace these strategies and prioritize their time effectively. So grab your camera, plan your day, and capture the moments that matter.
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