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Keeping a positive outlook on your business can be tough at times. When thing after thing goes wrong keeping upbeat seems impossible. But as Josh Spaulding points out on his blog, being positive is the very thing that keeps you on track to building a successful wedding business.

Discouragement is something that everyone battles. The thing is to realize what is going right, and give yourself the time to take a break and think for a few minutes after something has gone wrong. This gives you the time to react to what happened, and think through what needs to happen to get everything back on track. Don’t let discouragement keep you from building a successful business. You have the potential to get there; you just have to stick with it till you get there. How do you battle discouragement in your business?

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  1. Cat says:

    I’m on the upward slide now from a slump caused by a bad business decision (ad) It helps me to spend a day cleaning/organizing my surroundings.

    1. [quote name=”Cat”]I’m on the upward slide now from a slump caused by a bad business decision (ad) It helps me to spend a day cleaning/organizing my surroundings.[/quote]

      Glad to hear things are looking up, Cat!

      Getting your environment in shape provides a great sense of accomplishment. Gee, my office could use some of that TLC right now… :-)

  2. Ian & Tasha,

    Thanks so much for sharing your experience.

    I usually like to keep it optimistic, but it’s helpful to remember that we ALL get discouraged sometimes.

    I love the idea of turning to Google images for inspiration!

  3. I think my husband battles it for me! Haha! When I feel some discouragement and voice it out loud, he starts pointing out what I’ve accomplished. Then asks me what I have planned next, or offers ideas on how to change what didn’t work. He becomes my muse and my brain goes into overdrive. When he’s not around, I Google random phrases or obscure phrases having to do with wedding business and photography…I look at the search results, I switch over to the image results for the same search…I keep my eye out for something that triggers an idea. Some amazing things pop up that I never would have come across other wise. Works every time. :)

  4. Ian Hamilton says:

    Very true, the wedding industry’s based on happy events, but things are getting much tougher out there, couples are counting the pennies and it’s very easy to get discouraged. Most people involved in the industry are creatives, and as such we like to be liked and need reassurance, so it can be difficult during the lean times – just have confidence in what you do and keep and eye on the market … when things do pick up you’ll be much stronger for it. :)

  5. Derek Haas says:

    Thank you for stories.

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