People procrastinate important things every day:
- Tax Preparation
- Christmas Shopping
- LinkedIn profiles
I procrastinate important things too
Many people struggle with getting a professional photo taken.
In today’s world, you need one for LinkedIn as well as other web media.
As an entrepreneur, if you have a website, your photo should be professional. It can fit your personality but you need a pro to take it.
Just like many people, I procrastinate important things as much as the next person. One of those things was a new headshot.
In the past, talented people shot my photos for social media. Kudos to Scott Savage and Yolanda DeLoach who took the last two.
This time I selected the talented Emily Voss as my photographer. I studied her website for a couple of years. Yes, I said years. I know all about Emily’s talent. I watched her Facebook page and website.
But even though I knew she was highly skilled and more than capable of taking my photo, I put it off. Finally, since I have a clear need for a new headshot, I made the appointment for this morning.
Why do we procrastinate important things?
Often, we fight moving forward because of uncertainty of the results. In the case of the headshots, I didn’t know what the results would be, didn’t think I had anything to wear, and feared I would smile dumb or blink. But I put myself in the hands of an expert, Emily, whose natural talent is enhanced with training by some of the best photographers in the world.
The results are fine, as you can see. The fear melted away as she showed me her skills.
You know this is true of everything. As I work to write my client’s resume stories and capture their value, I see them trust me.
As I show how I take care of their fears, they stop being afraid. Even when learning how to use LinkedIn seems insurmountable, they recognize that knowing the ins and the outs of how LinkedIn works helps them conquer fear.
You know why? I do have natural talent for writing resumes but I have also been trained by the best career professionals in the world.
About those taxes? Well, that’s next on my list. If you are waiting until after your taxes are done to be ready for your job search to start, get moving! You can do it. Don’t wait for years to prepare for the next step in your career. Take the first step. If you need help with your job search, talk to me.