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Believing In You - Re-ignite Your Passion!

The other week I started down my new path in the form of my very first “official” mentoring session. Let me tell you, it was so much more than I had ever expected. I have always loved and been passionate about photography but deciding to get a mentor has taken this passion and love to another dimension/level.

After my first session I was on a complete high and wore a perma grin from the time the session ended that evening right through the next 24 hours. It was an incredible feeling of elation and excitement for all the possibilities that will come from this. It was next to impossible to contain myself, I felt as though I was going to spontaneously combust due to excitement. My head felt like it was going to explode or blow right off my shoulders because of all the information I was trying to retain, all the excitement and ideas. It could liken it to trying to stop a geyser from blowing into the air.

Now having a few sessions under my belt with my mentor I have adopted a completely new outlook on my business and getting it to the next level. I have also gained a new level of confidence in myself, my skills and abilities. I am now more convinced than ever, there is NO option for failure here. I am learning so much and yes it is most definitely overwhelming at times but not beyond manageable.

It’s a great feeling having a totally unbiased set of eyes and ears, someone who is also a professional in our chosen field of work, to bounce all your ideas off of and get honest feedback. Having a mentor that wants to see you succeed is an incredibly invaluable resource to have available. Like they say about a “good” “honest” mechanic, they are worth their weight in gold. Well I would have to say the same rule applies to mentors.

As my mentor said “it may take time, but I promise you the ride is incredible.” I know I have a ways to go yet and the road is going to be long but it’s all about the journey not the destination. I am so enthused and excited for all the possibilities, opportunities and knowledge which will be bestowed upon me. All I can do is embrace this new chapter in my life with an open mind and open arms.

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The End of One Chapter - The Beginning of Another

I guess as the year 2013 comes to an end, it is time for us to reflect upon the passing year and figure out what our accomplishments were, the challenges we faced and how we dealt with them and the things we want to accomplish in the coming year.

People say, as one door closes, another one opens, well this year is almost at an end and the door to 2014 is in sight at the end of the hall. The time to face it head on with enthusiasm, passion and motivation is fast approaching. I know for certain that I am ready to do that in all aspects of my life. This year is going to be the year of Brad, I will make it so!

This past year brought quite a few personal struggles for me as well as my family, it was tough but here we are no worse for wear. We made it through. They say whatever doesn’t kill you makes you stronger and I know that’s cliché but it is true. There were health issues with family members, deaths and the day to day struggles that we all endure. It has definitely been a tough year but I have persevered.

I don’t believe in setting New Year’s resolutions, they just end up getting broken and forgotten about although I plan on setting some goals for myself for the coming year, both personal and business. It will be full of happiness, fulfillment and achievements.

So, as each of us finishes penning chapter 2013 and we begin to write chapter 2014 in our own personal books. I would like to take this moment to wish you ALL, the very best for the coming year and may each of you have all the health, happiness and prosperity that you all deserve from my family to all of yours!

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