Today I heard about an 18-year-old life coach.
Along with it came some one-star reviews.
-I literally have no idea!
-Girl, you haven’t even lived.
-What could possibly qualify her?
-I need to see receipts!
-Has anyone actually paid for this?
-Anyone else choking back a laugh?
Naturally, I weighed in by saying, “I love the audacity.”
At age 23, I opened a photo studio. After convincing the skeptical owners of a building in St. Louis to rent the place to me, everything else seemed like a cakewalk.
I decided to charge rates that put me at the top end of the market. The only negative feedback I got for that decision came from other photographers.
One creative director said that he’d never hire me because I was too young. I told him that I wasn’t able to do anything about my age other than to outlive him. Less than two years later we were working together.
I don’t need a life coach but it sure doesn’t hurt to have a reminder of the youthful pastime of dreaming big.
About the author: I am Stephen Kennedy, an experienced photographer with more than 2500 completed sessions in all 50 US states.