Oh, the Changes You'll See! - Headshot and Branding Photography in Buffalo, NY

Oh, the changes you'll see! ✨ Today we talk about all the little changes you will see in your life when you decide to shift into who you're meant to be. Decide to invest in your personal brand and career ?







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This week I will get into all the details about headshot and branding photography! In the last videos, we discussed the difference between the two, we talked about the whys of headshot photography and branding photography! Why you need it, why it's worth the investment, and why the investment is so high. Today we will chat about all the things that will shift when you start making changes and investing in your professional career - or your personal brand. Stay tuned to the end of this video for a preview of tomorrow's topic.

Welcome back everyone!! After talking all week about the importance of headshot and branding photography and giving you "the facts", I wanted to do this video on "the fun"! Today we will highlight all of the little shifts your life will take when you start investing in your career and in your personal brand!

Deciding to change is the most uncomfortable and hardest things you ever do. The decision, whether thrust upon you due to circumstances out of your control, made because you have had enough of the way things are or have been going for you, or because you want bigger things in your life, is not ever something someone does on a whim. As humans, we like our comfortable lives! When we are comfortable, things are easy and predictable, and being complacent is what our brains are wired to do to protect us from the big bad unknown.

But we don't grow when we are comfortable. There is no reward without risk and no adventure in safety. About four years ago, I knew I needed to shift some things in my business in order to grow. A friend of mine invited me to a networking meeting and it was something I had never even considered doing before. 

Being a severe introvert, I was terrified. Not only would I need to talk to strangers and shake their hands, but I would also be expected to talk about myself and my business! The thought of this made my stomach turn, and I was up all night worrying about it before I went. After the meeting, I was invited to join the group, and you know what? I did. I immediately joined because I knew that anything this upsetting to me was something I needed to work on if I was going to expand my business. What I was doing so far in my business wasn't working. I was happy doing it and knew the routine, but I knew I couldn't get to the next level without leaving my comfortable cave - I mean office.

Changes will also happen when you step away from the same old habits. Courtney C. Stevens said in her book "The Lies About Truth: "If nothing changes, nothing changes. If you keep doing what you're doing, you're going to keep getting what you're getting. You want change, make some."

So here's what will happen for you when you start making those small changes at work:
When you get a new headshot and change it across your internal server communications - people will ask you about it. They will compliment you, they will talk about you (good or bad), and they will notice you. Susan T Fiske says: "What other people think of you really isn’t any of your business: it’s best to not let other people’s opinions prevent you from being the authentic version of yourself.”

When you start wearing new clothes to the office or just out in the world - people will wonder what's up. You'll have people wonder who you think you are, and you'll get noticed when you decide not to wear the old pilly cardigan and change it to a brightly colored blazer. But you will feel like a different person when you wear that blazer. It's up to you to decide who that person is.

When you change your hair to something more trendy and decide to drop a house payment on a new color and cut, people will talk - but you get to decide how that makes you feel.

Are you getting the pattern here? When you make changes, people will notice. Some will be happy for you, and others, often the people closest to us, will not. When you make changes, the people who have known you to be a certain way for the last decade will start to feel uncomfortable because it means they will have to change too. Whether it's to accept who the new you is with love and happiness or to try and bring you back down to their level. This is a little more subtle at work than it is at home.

When you start dressing differently at work, coming in with a new headshot, and trying to comply with the 2 or 3 days a week your company wants you back in the office to work, your higher-ups will notice. They might wonder what is going on and feel like maybe you need a raise so you don't leave the company, they may be more likely to offer you a promotion that you applied for months ago but never heard back about, or they may start getting nervous that you are looking for better options. Make your boss uncomfortable! These are all good things! 

If you aren't trying to get a new job, shift a few habits and see what happens! When you start making those little changes - new hair, clothes, professional images - you will begin to being noticed, people will treat you differently, and you will start believing that you are most definitely that B. Roll with it! It's a fun experiment, and you learn really quickly who's there to support you and who isn't.

Thank you for watching today! I am so excited to share this with you all! Tomorrow's video will be a HUGE announcement! I am rolling out a new subscription plan that you will want to get in on right away because I will offer a flash sale that will only be good through this weekend!!
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