Have you ever said this to yourself?
"What if I could have back all that money I've spent on eating at restaurants over the years?"
Replace "eating at restaurants" with whatever you want… clothes, movies, cars, you get it.
So what about time?
I always find myself saying "What if I could have back all that time I've spent sending emails?"
My friend Dane Sanders does a weekly broadcast called "Fast Track Coaching". He had me on this week to discuss my LifeFinder DVD and all things creative. It was a pretty brutally honest discussion about a lot of things. Check it out. (Oh, and sorry for the bags under the eyes, I was going on very little sleep after a long shoot the day before.) ...
By now, you've probably heard of TED Talks. What is a TED Talk? According to their website, it's "Riveting talks by remarkable people, free to the world" and their tagline is "Ideas Worth Spreading". Some of the most inspirational bits of wisdom I've ever heard have come from the TED website. You truly need to spend an hour, or day or week just listening to TED Talks. Your world will be rocked I promise.
So recently TEDx events were started which are basically local versions of TED. Nashville recently held their 2nd annual TEDx Nashville event and I was honored to be involved. Other speakers included Ashley Judd, Jill Sobule, David Mead, a brain surgeon, a rocket scientist and many more. No pressure, right? The theme was "A Sense of Wonder". I decided to talk about Help-Portrait. ...
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About Me: I’m a husband, a dad to two (soon to be four), a photographer, entrepreneur, teacher and I try to give back as often as possible. I founded a global photography movement called Help-Portrait and also founded an iPhone App called OKDOTHIS. My goal in life is to use my voice, ideas and creativity to inspire and help others. I live the simple life in Nashville, TN with my wife and two kids and we’re in the process of adopting two more children from Haiti (they’re almost home!). Read my official bio here.
“In case any of you need some encouragement today, I just showed up to a photoshoot and didn’t bring any cameras with me.” - @jeremycowart
“It never fails. Keep my camera packed away on a plane and there are insane photos to take. Keep it on me. Nothing of interest. Perhaps that’s God saying “this one is just between you and I” - @jeremycowart
“An aspiring photographer friend told me yesterday that he has no clue what he’s doing. I told him that feeling never goes away. Embrace it.” - @jeremycowart
I like sharing ideas with friends cause then it puts a lot of pressure on me to actually DO the ideas. - @jeremycowart
"The more you know technically, the more you can achieve creatively." - @jeremycowart
"As your talent grows, let your ego shrink." - @jeremycowart
"Sometimes I wonder if people like saying "I'm a photographer." more than they like doing photography." - @jeremycowart
"Don't aim for greatness. Aim to use greatness to serve a greater purpose." - @jeremycowart
"Quit obsessing over your competitors. We're all going to end up on different paths anyway. Focus on YOUR path." - @jeremycowart
"When I look at my own work, there are 2 voices that I hear. The insecure one says "you suck and you're unoriginal. Anyone can do this." The confident one says "See? You've done it before. You can do it again." This tension has always existed." - @jeremycowart
You know life is good when you’re excited to get to work in the morning and even more excited to get back home in the evening.” - @jeremycowart
"Being in community with other photographers is so much better than being in competition with them." - @jeremycowart
"I'm much more inspired by people creating than people talking about creativity." - @jeremycowart
“You are the beginning of your digital family tree. You are the first in your family lineage that future generations will be able to study online through tweets, status updates, blog posts, photos and videos. What story are you telling them? What will they say about you?” - @jeremycowart