Tips and Advice
Art Streiber’s advice for emerging photographers
“Twelve differences between those who dream and those who act:
1-Wanna-be’s obsess about ideas.
Entrepreneurs obsess about implementation.
2-Wanna-be’s want more web traffic.
Entrepreneurs focus on sales conversion.
3-Wanna-be’s focus on positive thinking.
Entrepreneurs plan for multiple contingencies.
4-Wanna-be’s want to get on TV and get “famous.”
Entrepreneurs build their list.
5-Wanna-be’s seek a perfect plan.
Entrepreneurs execute and adjust the plan later.
6-Wanna-be’s wait for their lucky break.
Entrepreneurs engineer four, five, six plans and execute them in tandem, wagering that at least one plan will get traction.
7-Wanna-be’s fear looking stupid in front of their friends.
Entrepreneurs willingly risk making fools of themselves, knowing that long-term success is a good trade for short-term loss of Dignity.
8-Wanna-be’s shield their precious ideas from harsh reality, postponing the verdict of success or failure until ‘someday’.
Entrepreneurs expose their ideas to cold reality as soon as reasonably possible.
9-Wanna-be’s put off practicing basketball until they’ve got Air Jordans.
Entrepreneurs practice barefoot behind the garage.
10-Wanna-be’s believe what they’re told, believe their own assumptions.
Entrepreneurs do original research and determine what paths have been already trod.
11-Wanna-be’s believe they can do anything.
Entrepreneurs do what they’re gifted for and delegate the rest.
12-Wanna-be’s think about the world in terms of COULD and SHOULD.
Entrepreneurs think in terms of IS and CAN BE.”
And if I can add my own.
Wanna-be’s feel entitled and expect the world to come to them.