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Ep. 25 | Tears of Freedom in the Target Parking Lot

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Ep. 25 | Tears of Freedom in the Target Parking Lot

I get a lot of emails asking about what my schedule looks like.. how do I manage being a wife, mama to 4 busy kids, running a business, a school, and so many other things?!.. 

And the truth is.. there isn’t a concrete schedule that I can make to get it all done!


Some days it looks like complete chaos, some days it looks like a nice balance… and then other days it’s more chaos. 


This week, Michael was out of town and I was solo parenting four kids and trying to do all the things AND find time to work and it just all felt like a failure. 


I found myself in tears in the Target parking lot……


But then I had a realization that completely shifted my thinking and my state of overwhelm and I’m sharing it during the SECOND HALF of this most recent podcast episode! 


The FIRST HALF of the podcast is geared towards the tech lovers that appreciate some technical Q&A from the comments on our most recent Youtube video (about Primes, Zooms and compositional hurdles!) 


So today on the Podcast, there’s a little bit of everything…photography questions, life updates, encouragement for those running a business, and some honesty about how not every day looks perfect. 


Listen here : itunes

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We’ve also had a lot of people reach out about the Mastermind for high-level online entrepreneurs (think “online educators/product producers”) but for many, the mastermind is not quite what they’re ready for.  


I didn’t have plans of doing anything beyond the high-level mastermind but the interest in understanding the beginnings of growing a business online is shockingly high and I’d love to create an opportunity to help. So, we’re working on a solution!  If you’re interested in learning more, you can join the waitlist HERE


**Again, just to clarify…. If you’re wondering what it takes to sell content/education/products/even scalable services online…. This would be a great fit!** 


If you’re wanting photography education, you need to be a part of my monthly coaching calls! I just did one yesterday for over an hour and a half with 70+ students and it was amazing!! The conversations in those calls are what PHOTOGRAPHERS need who are desiring photography based business coaching! 


You can be a part of these calls two different ways:

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If you are joining, I’ll see you on my screen next month to chat!! 


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Thanks for reading!

— Katelyn

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