Over the course of the last few months, I have learned that to have a successful business, passion is just not enough. Often times those who create a business become passionate when they become successful. A person can be passionate all they want. However, once they understand their market and start to achieve their goals, that is when they can truly be passionate about what they do.
Knowing what I know now, I wish I would have learned more about business and marketing in school. I am thankful for my education and can see my growth as a photographer, but being a great photographer means nothing if I can't do it for others. I do not regret my education. I only wish that I was more educated in the decisions that I made.
Before I went to college, I was encouraged to study something that I was passionate about and that choosing a major just for the money was not a wise thing to do. Looking back, I realize that I am passionate about creating and enriching other people's lives by the things that I do. It gives me joy to inspire and help others by taking photos and producing memories that will last them a lifetime. I know that whatever I do, whether it be photography or something entirely different, creating and inspiring others will always be the common denominator.
What are your thoughts about your education? How does it translate into what you do currently?