Episode 8: Knowing When to Pivot and the Power of a Mentor | Ken Cavanaugh

Episode 8: Knowing When to Pivot and the Power of a Mentor | Ken Cavanaugh

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On this episode, I talk with Ken Cavanaugh, owner of Cavanaugh Photography about his passion for capturing memories through pictures, the value of mentor, learning what you DON’T want to do, the importance of great customer service, and what a limousine did that nearly ruined his day.

The interview is packed full of so many great tips for you  as you start or grow your business or passion.

 From the interview…

  • Ken’s favorite go-to coffee
  • One of Ken’s dreams
  • Who and what Ken would love to go back in time to photograph…. maybe even together.
  • How Ken got interested in photography. Some of his other loves as well.
  • The impact that having his pictures published made in his confidence
  • The value of a mentor that helped shape his skills and career
  • Trying something new and finding out it wasn’t a good fit.
  • Making the leap with his wife to starting his own business
  • How a simple business plan was a life saver
  • His original focus and how it shifted over the years.
  • His recurring nightmare
  • What you can learn after photographing 400 weddings
  • What we lose with digital photography
  • What it’s like to be sweating bullets but still come through for your customer
  • Some of the great things that having his own business has allowed him to do
  • The freedom to call your own shots, make your own decisions
  • The value of diversifying and knowing your craft
  • Customer service can make or break your business
  • Never think a job is beneath you
  • Ken believes that every person deserves to get a great photo of themselves. It can change how they view themselves.

 

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Episode 4: How to Get Real About Your Passion | Kurt Maechner

Episode 4: How to Get Real About Your Passion | Kurt Maechner

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In this episode, I talk with a good friend of mine, Kurt Maechner, of For Real Wedding Films about how to tell a great story through video, why it’s important to get your work out there, the value of working with a mentor, and what was inside a locked car with the engine running that gave him a scare.

Kurt is an English teacher, husband, father of five girls, and one who loves to tell great stories through video. You’ll benefit from his stories, tips and the key things that helped bring him to where he is today.

 

From the interview…

  • How Kurt surrounds himself with beautiful women every day
  • What initially got Kurt interested in video
  • Kurt’s early video and editing endeavors
  • The value of a mentor and how a special couple really gave him a boost
  • Kurt’s love for story telling, for creating something gripping, intriguing
  • The value of words and a phrase that meant a lot to him: “Kurt, you really know how to tell a story”
  • How did he turn his attention to wedding videos
  • What makes his style of videos different
  • A key partnership that helped him get his work out there and connect with clients
  • Kurt and his wife, Beth, and their passion for strengthening marriages
  • Who used the phrase “Are you for real?”
  • The importance of creating videos that capture the best part of people as they are
  • What this business has allowed him to see and experience
  • A time when things didn’t quite go according to plan
  • Some key thoughts on pricing and the value of your work

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