I’m excited to be in my 30s. My 20s were fun and a great decade to find my footing in this adventure we call life. Don’t get me wrong, I don’t have it all together, but I am certainly not feeling lost.
Such milestones are such a great opportunity to reflect on the past years and share some life experiences with those younger than us.
So, especially if you are under 30, I would like to share three do’s and three don’ts with you:
One of my favorite sayings is “Collect moments, not things”. Looking back, what I cherish the most is not my material possessions, but the memories and experiences that I collected through my travels and meeting so many amazing people.
DON’T SUCCUMB TO PEER PRESSURE
There are so many expectations coming from either family, friends or even society in general that at times can hinder progress or create a sense of overwhelm. When need be, respectfully reject unsolicited advice and stay true to what you want to do in life. Yes, most people just want to help, but in the end, it is your life.
DO WORK HARD TO MAKE YOUR DREAMS A REALITY
Make sure that in order to reach any ambitions that you have in life, you put in the hard work necessary. Overnight success is just a fairytale. Practice patience, because it usually takes time to meet big goals – so don’t forget to enjoy the journey.
DON’T COMPARE YOURSELF
This is a big one! So many people get stuck in their tracks, because they are too busy looking at and envying someone else’s success. Trust me, they worked hard to get to where they are. If anything, be inspired and work just as hard, if not harder, to achieve your own success. Follow your own path in life.
DO MAKE TIME FOR FAMILY AND FRIENDS
Relationships are so important in life, so make sure that you make the time to check in with friends and family on a regular basis. To be completely candid, one of my very good friends from high school passed away last year and I regret not keeping in touch with her more often. Once it is too late – it really is too late!
DON’T HOLD ON TO GRUDGES
In life, we all get hurt. People are not perfect, and sometimes we all mess up. Life is too short to carry the burden of hurt on our shoulders. Forgive and move on – trust me, life becomes just that much more sweeter.
I hope that these little droplets of wisdom from a new member to the 30-year-old club!
BUILD A THRIVING BRAND & BUSINESS
Welcome to “My Wedding Season – The Podcast” where I provide overwhelmed wedding photographers with the inspiration, tools and resources needed to build a thriving brand and business. I am your host, Aida Glowik, a European intimate wedding and elopement photographer based in Germany.
This podcast is for wedding photographers who are feeling overwhelmed by the challenges that come along with doing life, building a brand and running a business. On solo shows, I address various topics including, but not limited to: branding & marketing, organisation & productivity systems as well as income generating business strategies.
Guest interviews are centered around exploring their creative processes and insights regarding photography and/or business! Can’t wait for you to hear from so many talented and inspirational people from around the world!
A new episode drops every two weeks on Wednesdays!
Are you in? Get ready to take some notes…
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Anyone who enters this giveaway qualifies for a 100 Euro discount on a new ticket for the retreat that I am hosting in Tuscany, Italy (as long as spots are available – first come, first serve).
The winner will be picked on Monday, October 23rd!
Tuscany Retreat for Wedding Photographers:
- Dates: Monday, October 30th – Thursday, November 2nd 2023
- Investment: €899 + 19%VAT (€799 + 19% VAT for giveaway participants)
- Included: workshop & group discussions, portfolio-building sessions with a model couple (@twinflamesNL), and personal branding portraits for each participant.
- Bonus: 1-hour 1:1 mentoring session via Zoom within 6 months after the retreat (valued at 300 Euros)
Disclaimer: If you have already purchased a ticket for the Tuscany Retreat, unfortunately you cannot claim a 100 Euro discount or ask for a cash payout.
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Best of luck! Aida
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PHOTOGRAPHER & PODCASTER
I specialise in European intimate weddings & elopements.
I provide overwhelem wedding photographers with the inspiration, tools and resources needed to build a thriving brand and business.
FOR WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHERS
If you are feeling overwhelmed by the challenges that come along with building a wedding photography brand and running a business, you are not alone!
The good news is, there is no need to stay stuck any longer! I can help you gain clarity and assist you in creating an action plan to achieve your goal.