Portrait Startup


Portrait Startup


Lesson Info

Taking Ownership

I'm going to talk about selling yourself answer me one question what do you want I just don't know what I want I think about it and I just don't know what I want okay everybody knows what they want well dream we will know what we want we just don't want to say it out loud because we don't think we can get it we don't think we're with it and we don't know how to get it so it's just one of those things we don't know how to match up with that I want this with the hat away then take action every day so this is a big mooning thing for me this is something I've been teaching all of my friends when I want something I say I want this I think about it every morning I am powered every morning and then I take action tangible action every day towards that one thing it's congruent with what I'm already walking towards because that's how you know it's going to come to fruition you're already it's right in front of you the answers are right in front of you it's not live field it's right there the per...

son that can help you is right in front of you I'm telling you right now you need to tell me what you want now I've asked this of my friends as he tell me something you want they're like okay a million dollars don't you want a million dollars okay kohei going to get that now what you just told me to tell you what I want I was like yeah and they tell me he's gonna do it no like what I thought that's the point is it's not how it's going to come to you it's what you want and I see here yeah that's true but you can sit at home and try and manifest a million dollars all you want but if you sit too may I'm going to start a business doing this and I wanted to make a million dollars in the fish yet that is achievable because they're actually has a viable action of stepping forward every single day towards something you want so I ask you again what do you want I want two sittings per week with an average sale of two thousand eight hundred dollars well that's a pretty good goal and then every single day you need to wake up you need to say my name is bethany joe tubbs I'm a fabulous cram a photographer I want eight sittings a month within every tale of two thousand eight hundred dollars and then I'm gonna empower that every single day because you want the result more than you want anything else and then you ride it and you put it by your bed you know what I did the other day I write what I want on the inside of my wrist and I keep reading it through in the day and some guy asked me if it was a teddy oh and he was talking to me about it is that what is that written on your hand I said it's ah you know life goals and he was like okay and I write it on the computer and I put it on the bed and I put in my office and I put it on my screen saver because when I want something I declare it to the world to god to the universe to allah whoever you want to tell but until you say it out loud no one's going to hear you like I want more were universities okay yeah I want more wig okay be specific I want this and then tell me every day for thirty days I want you to go and write down what I want I want this and then every day you've got to get up you've got to think about what you want oh that's a good book three simple steps steps by trevor black he talks about doing a meditation in the morning empowering whatyou want three simple steps and that's toe action instead of manifestation and the truth is you're not telling me what you want people are still skating around that you don't have to say it out loud and that's fine I get it sometimes it's very hard to say out loud what you want because you don't think you're worth it you don't know how to get it people will tell you the naysayers will knock you down so the most important part here is that you take ownership of it yourself so I was watching a speaker I've said this before I was watching a speaker who is not a photographer who has published books and has a big following and has a deal a publishing deal and has a publicist and as I was watching this person on stage it flared all of my ego and envy like every part of me was just like my heckles went up I was hating on this this girl I was disrespecting her and it occurred to me in that moment that she had something I want because why would I treat her like that and there she is something perceived something I've perceived that she has something I want marianne williamson said I have not received the criticism for failure that I received for success and that tells me in this world we perceived that is being somehow you succeeding takes away from may human nature so I'm standing there I'm disrespecting this girl I leave this talk and my ego is fleeing up I'm in the car I'm saying I'm better than here my talk was better than here I had more stage presence I'm more powerful I'm even cuter everything was right in that place you go you go ego ego and then I went and watched the sunset and I pulled a glass of wine and I said out loud what is it about what she has that you want and my ego I said a book deal and a publicist and I went like this do you want and what was that yeah and I say why didn't you say and then it occurred to me in that moment I had not done one thing I had not taken ownership of something I really wanted I've told the girls the story when they're at my house in l a just recently I was walking with a good friend sally saw good we've had dinner and I just read a psychology paper on fear that afternoon at four o'clock and it was stephen we just eaten dinner where in l a were walking she's talking I'm listening to her she's telling me a story and there's a guy walking towards may and hey looked at me a certain way and I just read this paper on fear that said fear is biological it's in visceral you feel it deep in your core it's he said you will process fear in your body before your brain knows what it is so is this guy walked past me in the back all the hair clothes on my back came up like this and all the muscles in my shoulders teens and I knew in that moment he had turned around the guy he had something in his hand I don't know if it was a weapon and he was right behind me and my body told me before my minded and had I not read this I would not have been in this situation out I've trained in martial arts but I can't catch bullets and just because I'm trained in martial arts doesn't mean I had super sensory spiting powers my visceral fear touched my body before my brain told me what was going on I let sally keep talking because I took the moment to look over my shoulder and as I looked over my shoulder he was behind us I was tuning right to go into a cow pack and it was right on dusk there was a big man standing by a car and I guided sally still talking towards this guy it was a safety thing to mei if I walk towards this guy he's going to see us walking towards this guy and he's going to go the guy gets in a car and drives off so he's now right behind us and now there's nobody in the car packed but us sally still unaware of what's happening and I have now looked at him three times and he's right behind us and I have to take action right now my visceral fear was telling me that we were in imminent danger my body was responding it was responding like an alarm was going off caeli was unaware that this was happening I took one step and I pushed it between two parked cars and I stood between here and him and I backed up and I put my hand out like this and in the strongest energy I could I went like this no like this is not gonna happen what you think is gonna happen is not gonna happen and I broke the cycle of what he thought he was going to do because he started to hit himself in the head and say who is your car was your car with your car because he thought we were going to walk out to the car now I've got a parked car between me and here I push it this way and I straight into a restaurant I see these guys I said to them there's a guy outside I don't know whether it is a weapon he follows the cab back can you come out with us they walk out they take us to the car my car when I get out to my car hey is waiting at my car now had I not made that paper at four o'clock in the afternoon around visceral fear my body would may not have responded the way it did but I learned the most incredible listen about business in that moment because that has nothing to do with the fear you're talking about and in fact that fear is what's kept you alive as an animal that fear is remarkable and it speaks to you it is visceral and gotta roll and it is in your body your muscles my muscles went type before my brain you what was happening and then my instincts were like a lion I knew what was happening and I saw it all going down I look for solutions and in that moment it went my way but what you're talking about is making a phone call well what you're talking about is writing a business plan what you're talking about is confronting how you feel about money and self value not a man with a weapon in a dark car park that is fear fear is riel okay but it is not in your business and that is what you need to understand I've talked about fear a lot and as I was coming to grips with fear the realization was it's not fear it's apathy it's avoidance it's self hate it is everything you struggling against but the actual fear the idea that it's fear is incorrect you are not afraid to put yourself out there quote you simply don't know how to sell yourself in value yourself and when you get over that and you have to price yourself and then you have to say it you have to do it with value and you have to do it with ownership because that is powerful and you know it was amazing experience teo to feel that in my body because the fear I felt in knowing that one of my friends was in danger that myself was in danger in that moment I felt that visceral biological survival and it has nothing to do with what I struggle in my business and that I think is so powerful sue holly margot says soo leaves us with a way hope call once again yeah tomorrow we're going to come in and do the reveal wall we're going to follow that up with selling yourself and telling your products uh we're going to try and get over that hurdle off selling yourself and selling products and being okay with the money and what you just given what you're with we're going teo talk more about solutions to whom does it supposed to concrete blocks and fears I came at this a year ago telling you all this is a money block this is a selling block this is the blah blah blah blah hq and everybody wrote back well clearly I have a block but I don't know what it is so now I have to look at what block you have and give you some solutions to start actively breaking them down we're going to finish with some cold video we've got er more power tools it's a great day I this is the great workshop I feel it's probably one of the most emotional workshops I've even done and we're talking about business I mean you know I get excited about some strange things but seriously I'm crying and crying all day I nearly lost my voice crying so I think I think that's the whole point right yeah I'm just so proud of these photographers and I'm so proud of the online community and it's just amazing really is and you know what I just I just don't want to stop teaching you know what I will tell you one thing uh when I wrote this talk a couple of weeks back I realized that I wasn't taking ownership of something and I'm gonna I'm digging into clear that now I'm going to stand up and tell you something about ownership when I stood in front of you in two thousand twelve and said my name is supervising a portrait photographer that to my inside down I struggled so much to do that to take ownership of that because I felt like I was a cockroach in the industry and I've had to defend my genre for so many years because it was and I quote a duty with but then I felt like it was a shallow will it and then I felt like I wasn't worthy of it and then I built a business that seemed more financially successful than anybody else's I know and so I thought maybe it is with the anyway I took ownership of it that day and I did it by teaching you a class so let's fast forward to three years and three months later I took ownership this month of being an educator I didn't realize this but I judge educators I judge them for teaching when they haven't done the work and I realized that I hadn't even put educator on my social media I was still surprised photographer because those who can't teach and I can so I really struggled with it how do I stand up and be one of the world's best educators in my genre or in portrait photography if I can't even own it I can't even tell people that's what I did owe so I had to acknowledge what it was that I was hiding from I didn't want people to think that I was an educator and therefore I stopped shooting and therefore I was a relevant because I do both I actually talked to nikki about it and she said do judge surgeons who spent twenty five years learning how to do surgery and then teach at university and I said no and she said then why would you judge yourself I said I don't know so I stand before you today um completely blindsided by the fact that up until three weeks ago I was not owning that I love tio educate I also love to shoot I don't want to stop doing either but I wasn't owning my path is an educator I am so bryce I would grab my photographer and I need to keita see ownership it's hot it's what you say something because you don't want to be judged it's to say something because you don't want people dio nay say you are sure you don't tell you not good enough but you can spend all live doing that and if you do not confront it you will never get to the next level so I can be is terrified or a self hey for is you know as I want but the truth is his ownership of what you want is what's going to see you free I needed to own that and I wasn't and I've been teaching you on this platform for three years trying so hard to just look like a photographer that no stuff instead of embracing the fact that I have the tools to teach you to change your lives so you guys have freed me because you're proof that it works your proof that more than me could do it and you're proof that you could make an income from doing it and how about faster the may so if that's what I leave you with today I met today you go home tonight you go home tonight and you own what you got oh you own your price you own your service you own what you want and declare it and I don't care what you say to your family or out loud pray whatever you do if you don't earn it today you're not gonna own it and if you could do that for me it's gonna change everything

Class Description

When Sue Bryce taught her first CreativeLive class in 2012, she reinvented the category of glamour photography. That workshop inspired thousands of photographers to create a new kind of portrait photography business.

During this special event, you’ll hear from Sue again and meet nine photographers who changed the trajectory of their business and their lives thanks to inspiration they found in Sue’s CreativeLive classes.

In Portrait Startup, you’ll find out exactly what these photographers did to transform their fledgling photography operations into sophisticated, profitable businesses. You’ll learn about what it takes to build a profitable photography business and Sue will detail the Areas of Mastery required to run and sustain it. 

You’ll learn about:  

  • Cameras & Lighting
  • Studio or Location
  • Website & Portfolio
  • Marketing & Design
  • Social Media & Connection
  • Price & Product
  • Sales & Selling
  • Money Management
Sue will discuss the essential elements for building a successful glamour photography studio and you’ll get specific, tactical insights for doing it yourself.

Each of the guest photographers will share their own unique story of following Sue's business model and they’ll provide intimate details on what they've discovered and what worked (or didn't) for them. Sue will share the secrets behind her wildly effective Reveal Wall and share strategies that guarantee sales while keeping clients happy and eager to refer you to their friends.

If you want to build a photography business that celebrates the beauty inherent in all women, while running a business that provides for you and your family, join Sue Bryce and guests for Portrait Startup and learn how to build a business and life that you love.

Click here for the Complete Sue Bryce collection.