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Episode Info: This is the FINAL episode of Season Two!! I thought hard about how I wanted to end this season, and I decided to end with me.  On this final episode, I'll be sharing my story of how I got started. I hope going back to the beginning helps inspire you and how you can get started on what you want to be doing. A quick preview: I'm giving you a little tough love.  Please enjoy this final episode and know I was where you were and I am thankful to have came through on the other side.   Thank you for being such an engaged community, and for finding this podcast and my voice useful. I'm always curious about what people are looking to do and how to turn doubt into growth.   Please share what you're up to and what you are building upon with me at hello@alishatova.com  Season Three will be in the works soon! I want to know what you want to hear, so feel free to email or DM me with feedback and suggestions.  Stay productive and go get em'!   SHOW NOTES: 2:08 - It all started in 2015, when I was laid off from my tech start up job.   3:40 - If I was going to take a giant leap, I needed to be 100% myself. I needed a reset.   4:54 - So, I went WWOOFing in Santa Barbara. These two weeks forced me to be in the present. And propelled me into my second phase of my career.   7:00 - Working on a farm cleared my mind and got me ready to go back to NYC. And to say out loud, "I am going after photography."   8:38 - My first photography shoot was a 10 day James Beard food shoot. Not Paid. But, it paid off.   11:18 - The trust I built on that first unpaid shoot was unparalleled to any other experience. And gave me the needed confidence.   12:48 - Whatever job it is, show up to the job, and do the best possible job.   14:50 - It's all small stepping stones when making a long lasting business.   16:10 - Limit your distractions to focus on tasks at hand.   17:22 - What I spent time on in my early days: Portfolio. Creative shoots. Website. LLC. Bank account.   19:00 - What I spend my time on today: This podcast. Emails. Portrait Sessions. Shoot prep.    19:45 - What I want to spend my time on in the future: Any associates out there?   20:20 - Distinguishing what is work and what is not work.    21:30 - Keep things to yourself to make joy. Be choiceful about what you share with the world.   Resources! - WWOOF: https://wwoof.net/ - Book: The Second Mountain: The Quest for a Moral Life by David Brooks  - Podcast: The Next Big Idea: How to make yourself indistractible (Wonderly)  - Book: How to Not Always Be Working: A Toolkit for Creativity and Radical Self-Care by Marlee Grace --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/thefreelancehustle/support...
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