This morning, I am inside writing this blog while my husband is outside in the rain and snow and mud photographing and videoing a huge farm equipment auction. We had to get up at 5:30 am to be here which was a feat in and of itself. Oh and it’s 34 degrees out there and Greg has 25 360 virtual tours he needs to build.
There are times when our virtual tour business and work gets frustrating. There are clients who drive us crazy. There are things about being self employed and owning our own virtual tour business that are hard to deal with. There are days when I want to quit and go get a “real job”. Yesterday was one of those days for me — today may be one of those days for my husband…I’ll ask him as soon as his teeth stop chattering.
What keeps us motivated at times like these is the realization that despite the ups and downs and the frustrations and the challenges, what we do makes a difference and allows us to live a fantastic life. It is our VISION that keeps us focused on why we do what we do. Sometimes it is the vision alone that keeps us going.
In the words of Steve Jobs, “The only way to be truly satisfied is to do what you believe is great work. And the only way to do great work is to love what you do.
If you haven’t found it yet, keep looking. Don’t settle. As with all matters of the heart, you’ll know when you find it.” Despite occasional frustrations, we know that we found “it”. Doing great work is less about our sales and photography skills and more about the vision quest. On most days, we love the mechanics of what we do but even more importantly, we ALWAYS believe that what we do makes a difference in the lives of our clients and knowing the WHY is more important than mastering the WHAT.
People hire us to photograph virtual tours for many reasons. Our real estate virtual tours have helped people sell their homes after a job loss or a death of the homeowner. Our behavioral healthcare virtual tours help people through the difficult decision to get help for mental illness or drug and alcohol addiction.
Our business virtual tours help small business owners just us to grow their businesses and attract more customers.
Are you doing great work? Are you doing something that you love – at least on most days? If not, what is stopping you?