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The 1 Thing I DON’T Do as a Photographer

May 16, 2023

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I’m Manali
Coach, editor & brand photographer based out of Cincinnati, Ohio. When I'm not behind a camera or teaching about systems, you'll find me at a vineyard or cuddled with my cat Keegan on our cozy couch!
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👀 I don’t compare myself to other educators or brand photographers.

Did I get your attention?? Before you blow up the comments let me explain what I mean…

I don’t …
❌ Spend hours scrolling through someone else’s Instagram page
❌ Get lost in their website pages and wish I had their template or branding
❌ Compare my collections & pricing to theirs

I won’t lie – I used to spend hours obsessing over the perfect website, logo and color palette, and IG feed…

But I quickly realized that the success of my business wasn’t about looking like everyone else’s – or having the most perfect or curated online presence.

Instead, it came down to how I could show up and be the BEST form of myself.

I mean, that’s what being a personal brand is all about.

ME and the way I can show up best to serve my clients!

Here’s the deal: your business wasn’t created to mimic someone else’s – we may all shoot with the same gear but we can build our business to be unique. We don’t have to try and fit into a mold because that’ll never serve us best.

You made this business of yours so you could experience your OWN definition of success.

It’s time to let go of trying to curate your brand to be anything but true to you and focus on setting up your business in a way that honors your own time, schedule & energy…

Rather than always looking outside yourself for answers.

It’s time to show up in ways that fuel our passions vs letting comparison run our lives!

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Cheers to showing up imperfectly & making an impact!

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