Our Unknown Legacies…and the Importance of Doing What We Love   1 comment

My friend Kate called to tell me about a networking event she attended that focused on self-promotion.

“Kate,” I said, “People can buy anything from anyone, but what you have to sell … your photography … they can only get from you. People oftentimes buy relationships in the guise of the product or service we’re selling. That’s why it’s so important for us to make a connection with one another, because essentially it all boils down to our relationships, how we treat one another and giving our best, no matter what.”

“That’s right!” Kate said. “That’s exactly what this networking event was about. But I wanna tell you about this woman I met. I asked her if she ever had a professional portrait taken of her or her family — and she said, ‘Well, yes, but not by someone who’s a so-called portrait photographer …She was my wedding photographer. I had such a connection with her.  My mother had died right before my wedding day and I felt so taken care of spiritually by my photographer who comforted me. When I had children, I knew I wanted her to photograph them — which she did. And you know what? Every morning when I wake up, the first thing I do is look at my kids in that picture she took which is on my nightstand — and it reminds me of her and that day.’ ”

I jumped in and said, “That’s what I’m talking about!,” elated to have my point proven.

“Wait! Wait! That’s not just it … I’m not done with the story. Which is why I called you. I asked this woman who the photographer was…And you know who it was?–It was you! 

Posted July 21, 2010 by doreenbirdsell in Snacks for the Spirit

One response to “Our Unknown Legacies…and the Importance of Doing What We Love

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  1. Amen! Much of what I’ve learned about people has been through the clients I have worked with. The lessons I learn teach me about life. After a trying time with a couple of clients lately, thank you for the reminder of the loving, spiritual side of client relationships. Somehow I’ve lost my focus, and glad to be reminded of the most important reason I do what I do-to make a connection, and be of service to, each and every person I work with.

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