• Vicky Murray

What can I achieve working with a Photographer and Strategist?

Updated: Jul 2, 2021

This is a great question and one I always get excited about when I am asked. I'm excited as it means you are here for the right reasons, to take action, get results and start on your Journey To You and to a life you love.

To answer this question, I want to show you the outcome of one of my amazing clients, Michelle 'The Wellbeing Supervisor' and what she has achieved in our working together.

Asking for help

Michelle and I met by chance. She had heard of me as a Personal Branding Photographer and Michelle was doing ALL the things. I had just launched Journey to You but hadn't done any marketing of it. I explained the concept of the strategy side, alongside the Brand Photography, and Michelle booked her free 'discovery session' a week later.

When we first began working together, Michelle had several income streams and associated work roles, yet none of them were truly bringing her joy. With one daughter in another UK town and one on the other side of the world, Michelle felt torn both in her work, family and life commitments. Time had come for Michelle to take back control.

Taking the first step

After our discovery session, it was clear that Michelle needed to identify what bought her joy - in work and life, what she needed to make that happen (including time and money) and a time frame to realise all of this within.

The first draft of this strategy was made in June 2019. Michelle's goals, to her, seemed huge at the time and a little daunting. There were big decisions to be made, releasing 'safe' employed roles so that she could focus on what she felt was her purpose - providing Wellbeing Supervision, and helping make a difference in the life of others. Equally, Michelle was adamant that seeing her daughters and grandchildren at regular intervals without neglecting her business, was crucial.

And breathe

From the start Michelle was committed to doing the work to realise her dreams. I say dreams as that is what she saw them as at the time. Each time we met, Michelle became more energised, accomplishing each small task I had set and taking another step along her Journey To You adventure. Even when there were setbacks - clients not converting, late payments from clients, Michelle kept focussed on positive. The change in her as a person as well as a business owner was amazing.

In September, as Michelle prepared to go to Australia to be with her family to support them through a huge challenge, she was the epitome of calm. Plans were in place for Michelle's business to continue functioning, including with her active participation, whilst also allowing her to be there for her family in the way she wanted to be.

Michelle had cut the work roles that were taking too much but giving her little, moving her focus to her husband and family, friends and growing her business. What did Michelle attribute this to? Having the space to pause, breathe and take stock of what was important and how she could bring alignment to that.

The benefit of working with a Photographer and Strategist

I'm not a fan of giving myself titles, but I appreciate this is what you will see me as, and need to know to find me. I actually prefer to see myself as your guide and motivator. The one that keeps you on track and shows you the greatness within you.

Michelle's story is one I think you can all relate to. Here was a woman who ignored her calling for so long, who pushed her passion aside to focus on all the things, but who decided she wanted to take back control. That her time had come. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ She knew this but she also knew she needed support in making it happen (enter the Photographer and Strategist i.e. me).⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Through responding to each challenge I set, following the strategies we created and implementing the actions, Michelle and her business have gone from strength to strength. Everything she needed was within her, she simply needed someone removed from her immediate circle to believe in her. To give her a strategy. Someone to cheer her on at each step and to keep her on track. ⠀⠀

You can have it all⠀

The best part about Michelle's story is that you can have all of this too. This control and alignment of work and life. To move forward on your Journey To You and a life you love without compromise.

So tell me, are you ready to step forward on your journey? To live a life everyday without compromise or overwhelm? To walk away from the cycle of what if's and start living in the world of 'yes'? I'm here waiting to walk with you if so and you can get started right here.


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