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Mental Health and Self Promotion

Ever find that your mental health gets in the way when you’re in self promotion mode? I certainly do.

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Some days it is such a struggle to overcome those feelings of self doubt. I get tired of selling myself and my business, and the anxiety and impostor syndrome start to creep into the back of my mind. It can become difficult to drum up the energy to do marketing or reach out to clients and potential clients via email.

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Which one will it be today? How about all of them?!? #anxiety #socialmedia #entrepreneur #freelancer

♬ Anti-Hero – Taylor Swift

Am I the only one who feels this way? My guess is that there a lot of people that feel this way but mental health is not a ‘sexy’ topic to discuss or one that gets you a lot of followers or sells a bunch of tickets to workshops. Self promotion, on the other hand, feels like something you have to engage in everyday or you are falling behind everyone else. Am I right?

I would love to start a conversation with the photography community about how mental health effects how you run your business. Let’s get the conversation started, find me on Instagram, TikTok, or Twitter, and hit me with a comment or reply and let me know what you are struggling with.

If we share our struggles, it makes it a little bit easier to know that we are not alone and we can get pointers from others going through the same thing.

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With more than a quarter century as a professional photographer, The Nerdy Photographer's goal is to spread knowledge and laughter throughout the photo industry. Please follow along on social media and subscribe to the podcast.

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