A Passion For Being Creative
In October 2005, after 27 years in manufacturing, I was made redundant and found myself the wrong side of 40 to remain in the industry. Plagued with an arthritic back I sought less manually intensive work, and secured an office based position. To be honest it simply wasn’t for me – the pay was low and boredom set in, which began to show in respect of my output, and my contract by mutual agreement was eventually terminated.
Unable to keep up my mortgage repayments, I put my house on the market and made a quick sale, investing my money in my photographic business. My passion for photography, and particularly that associated with shooting fashion, has taken me around the world working in the USA, New Zealand, Australia, Singapore, and Malaysia, and next month sees me venturing off to the Arctic Circle.
As yet the money isn’t rolling in big time, but on a weekly basis I now find myself in receipt of more bookings as I visualize the phone ringing and messages from clients pouring in via my website. I also visualize cheques dropping through my letterbox and they are steadily on the increase. I had fears about setting up my own business, but with the support of a close friend who recommended I read ‘The Secret’, I began to have a greater appreciation of the law of attraction and my right to enjoy good health, wealth, and happiness. Despite things not being perhaps as straight forward as I’d like them to be, I keep myself in a positive frame of mind and maintain the belief that my business will flourish and be a success.
As well as having my Universal Bank cheque posted on my bedroom wall and also a copy in my studio, I have also written down my own words of inspiration to remind me of why I am following the path I am now on. I call this reminder ‘The Photographers Secret’, and it reads as follows: With my eyes I gaze upon you, with my heart I capture you, and with passion I feed our souls.
You see it’s not only money you can attract into your life through tapping into the laws of the universe – you can also uncover creative talents beyond which you believed yourself to be capable of. With a passion for photography, an appreciation of beauty, and a love of giving to others, I can say in all honesty that I feel most grateful for where I am today.