Lori Pickens

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Are You Actually Sabotaging Your Own Success?

Welcome to Photo Goals with Lori Pickens!  Here I’m diving deep into a topic that requires some tough love and self-reflection, “Are You Actually Sabotaging Your Success”. It all started during an interview for an online digital magazine where I was asked, “What does it take to be successful?” As I pondered this question, I realized that the key to success lies in accountability and prioritization.

The Power of Accountability

Many of the insights I share stem from valuable lessons learned from business coaches, productivity literature, and personal experiences. Through constant self-assessment and note-taking, I’ve come to recognize patterns and behaviors that either propel us forward or hold us back.

Prioritize for Progress

One of the biggest hurdles on the path to success is a lack of priority setting. We often find ourselves overwhelmed and unfocused, not because of a shortage of time, but due to misplaced priorities. By identifying what truly matters and allocating our time accordingly, we can avoid the trap of busyness and achieve greater productivity.

Embrace Imperfection

Another common pitfall is the tendency to overthink and procrastinate. Instead of waiting for perfect conditions or outcomes, success requires taking consistent action and embracing imperfection. Whether it’s launching a new project or refining our skills, progress is made through continuous effort and learning.

Progress Over Perfection

It’s time to break free from the perfectionism and embrace the journey of continuous improvement. Progress, not perfection, is the key to success. By making small, consistent steps towards our goals, we can build momentum and create lasting change in our lives and businesses.

So, if you’re ready to take your photography skills and business to the next level, it starts with a mindset shift. Embrace imperfection, prioritize progress, and trust in your ability to succeed.

Seek Growth, Not Validation

Seeking validation rather than growth can also hinder our success. While external approval may feel gratifying, true fulfillment comes from personal growth and progress. By shifting our focus from seeking validation to pursuing growth, we empower ourselves to reach new heights in our endeavors.

Cultivate Patience

Patience is another virtue essential on the journey to success. Instant gratification may seem appealing, but lasting achievements require time and perseverance. By embracing patience and trusting the process, we can navigate challenges with resilience and determination.

Take Ownership of Your Goals

As photographers and entrepreneurs, we must take ownership of our goals and aspirations. There’s no one-size-fits-all formula for success, and it’s up to us to define our path and take decisive action. By cultivating self-awareness and setting clear intentions, we can overcome obstacles and achieve our dreams.

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Lori Pickens is a Mother, Wife, Tech Geek from Parkersburg, WV, and the podcast host of Photo Goals. She is a true lifelong local and has been photographing in the area for over a decade. She serves families from Parkersburg, WV to Marietta, OH. Lori is also a Click Pro

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