Do you believe in the timing of things? In events having a purpose? In the idea that life has a way of unfolding exactly the way it is supposed to? I do. With everything I am, I believe everything has a time, a place, and a purpose.
As I mentioned in the last post, the last year has been more than a roller coaster. Personally and professionally I’ve traveled through both blessings and struggles, none of which I would have ever thought I’d go through. Whether it was a blessing or a struggle a little voice in my head stayed constant – “There is a reason for this.” I am grateful for every single experience.
At the risk of sounding ‘deep’ – I have come to appreciate a sense of patience I never had before. I have been forced to step back – wait for things to happen the way they are supposed to – work harder than ever to achieve things I needed – but above all, accept the organic progression of events in my life.
Over the last few weeks, I have become stuck in some frustration and confusion about where I want to be in my business and getting there. I have so many amazing things I want to do and share with my clients, but again, I’m still learning about this patience thing. Despite knowing where I want to go, it has felt as if I can’t get out of my own way to get there. Frustrating to say the least.
But, on Tuesday morning, I saw a post on my sweet friend and fellow photographers, Jennifer Chaney‘s facebook page. There is no mistake I saw her post for a reason.
Photographer friends, do you know Jeff Jochum? I hope you do, but I Me? Nope, I don’t know him….. YET. I had heard his name around the industry – I have heard wonderful things in fact, but I have to say, I never really looked into what he does or stands for. Well, the post Jennifer made was about her journey with Jeff on his business coaching. She said it drastically changed her business and she couldn’t say enough great things about it when I emailed her. She sent me a link to his recent speaking at the photographers convention WPPI last week … It nearly had me in tears.
I finally get it. I don’t know what it was about this short presentation, but it was as if someone put an oxygen mask on my face. It was like listening to someone remind me of all the things I believe in. It was as if someone slapped me up side the head and said – Remember who you are. It is no coincidence I have come across Jeff at this moment in my life to create the success I need to provide for my kids. It may be a while before I can afford the coaching – but with the brief inspiration I just watched I have no doubt I will work with Mr. Jochum to realize exactly where I need to be.
So thank you Jennifer. Thank you for sharing your powerful experience with me and so many others, but more importantly – thank you for showing up, right when I needed it the most. And to Jeff – I have no doubt we will be in touch!
I hope you are open to the idea that maybe, just maybe, today has a gift for you too.