“I Double Dog Dare Ya” …
Oh man, do those words ever motivate me.
I don’t know about you but I’ve always, always felt that I could do anything. I got teased by someone I used to know that I say “it’s easy” all the time.
They would say, I want to do this or that and I would say quickly “oh, it’s easy, here do this and this.” I finally learned to stop saying it’s easy, ‘cause it ain't easy, it’s a mindset or a double-dog dare if you will.
I don’t think that I would be where I am today in my photography business if it wasn’t for a double-dog dare! I’m not even kidding. I used to be in the Information Technology field, I sat behind a computer, in a cubicle and was probably the most unhappy I’d been in my life. One morning, I went to Starbucks with a group of my workmates and I said how cool it was that they feature local artists, I wish I could get my photos up there … and there you have it, can you guess what my coworker said next? Yep, “I double-dog dare you to go up there when you order your coffee and ask them how you can get your photos up there” …. I don't know if you know this about me, but, let me just fill you in, I'm the oldest of five kids, ain't no one going to think I can't do something … Challenge ACCEPTED!
You can’t be from a large family and not accept a challenge right?!!!
OMG!! The manager told me that next month I could put my photos up there and to please remember to bring in my brochures!! And there you have it, I squealed for joy and then started sweating!!! Freaking out actually! My business started right there!
I miss that Starbucks! It recently closed it's doors but I will never ever drive by that building without smiling.