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I received a note the other day from an aspiring photographer. He wanted to know what it takes to become a pro. I thought--very pragmatically--that it's really not complicated. HARD maybe, but complicated, no. In this episode, I cover the 5 key steps to becoming a pro.
Now, if you're thinking - Chase, it is a bunch of fluff.... Well, of course. Here's the truth: This isn't really about how to become a pro. It's about how to commit to something.
There are a zillion steps to becoming a pro. Days, weeks, years of work on the craft. But the #1 thing I see absent in people who SAY they want it....it a lack of commitment. This is usually because of fear.
Fear that you won't be able to support yourself and MAKE A LIVING - WHICH IS WHAT IT MEANS TO BE A PROFESSIONAL. The reality is that you probably either want to become a pro and still need to do the following things; or you don't want it.
In the former case - that you DO want to become a pro and - then this episode is a 'you can do this / get off your ass' message to you. In the latter case - the case of not actually wanting it -- then there's no need to pretend. Maybe it's just a hobby or an side-interest and that's okay too.
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