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I Love What I Do. Do You?

Started by Mishelle , author of SECRET AGENT MAMA 7/12/2011 10:30:10 AM


I have dabbled in photography my whole life, though there was a period of a few years where all I did was take snapshots of my growing babies.  In 2005, when I started my blog, I got back into taking photos.   This sparked a new vision and my eyes started to see things differently.  This vision allowed me to pursue the one thing in life that truly makes me feel complete.  It doesn't matter who or what I am taking pictures of, I am simply fulfilled with a camera in my hand.

Starting my photography business was the best (and hardest) thing I have ever done.   There are so many photography businesses out there that sometimes it's daunting, but I tell myself that if I stay true to my technique and style I will succeed.  Slowly and surely I have!

This weekend I ran into an old family friend, and we were talking about my photography business.  I said to her, "I just love what I do," and she replied that with that sentiment I can do nothing but succeed!

I believe that if you love what you do, you are bound to succeed, and your customers and clients will see that in you and your business.

If you already have your own business or even if you are a big fan of some of your local businesses, check out Intuit’s Love a Local Business competition!

They are helping small businesses achieve their dreams.  Each month Intuit will be giving away $25,000 to a deserving local business.  And, in July they will be awarding $50,000 in grants to businesses in the two cities that get the most love.   Your votes will determine the winners.   You can even vote for 'Mishelle Lane Photography'.

It’s been very exciting starting my own business, so I’m curious to know: What dream business would you love to start? By replying you will be entered to win an iPad 2!

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Intuit’s Love A Local Business competition. The opinions and text are all mine. Contest runs July 6 to August 9, 2011. A random winner will be announced by August 11, 2011. Official Contest Rules

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Reply by Sara

author of Saving with Sara 7/12/2011 2:45:44 PM
I would love to own my own country store


Reply by Kim

7/12/2011 2:48:26 PM
I'd love to own my own beach bar / restaurant. I'd like to walk out and greet my customers as they pulled up to the dock.


Reply by Sarah

7/12/2011 2:55:26 PM

A cupcake shop.  I've been having so much fun lately making them I'd love to do it more regularly...


Reply by Alli

7/12/2011 2:56:14 PM
I too love photography and have taken steps to start a real estate photography business. I'm working on my portfolio now.


Reply by Juli

7/12/2011 2:57:24 PM
My own bakery. I love doing cakes, cupcakes, cookies and cake pops.


Reply by Vanessa

author of BlogFrog Blog — 7/12/2011 3:18:44 PM
So happy to hear that you love what you do! I agree that that is the key. Enjoy!


Reply by Amy

7/12/2011 3:35:26 PM
I started my dream business 2 months ago. I am so excited to be part of Live it to the Full and offering artists the chance to offer others the opportunity to experience times of transition in their lives in new ways using creative outlets. I get to work everyday with the most amazing people while putting something good out into the world. It's the best feeling!


Reply by Karen

7/12/2011 4:16:46 PM
I would love to blog and do social media full time. I love the engagement and being social beyond anything else. Feeds my extrovert soul. Good luck! I am off to vote for you!


Reply by Aimee

author of Greeblemonkey 7/12/2011 4:38:40 PM
Doing it now. EEKS! xo


Reply by mothergoose518

author of Caleb's Ministry 7/12/2011 5:05:40 PM
Ok, first of all, that is a stunning photograph! I have 2 dreams. One is to become and RN and work as a lactation consultant with mothers of cleft affected babies. My other is to work as a photographer - not to make money but to give me oppurtunities to shoot and to develop and hone my skills. I have this secret hope that when my youngest brother gets out of the military we will start a photography business together, but I have serious doubts that will happen. He and I have never even discussed it. LOL But seriously, I love - love love love LOVE - being behind my camera freezing moments in time.

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