010 | Sky High
Well, today I finally got the chance to sit back, drive a little bit, relax and unwind after one of the craziest and coolest weekends of my life, which ended one my biggest month in business to date.
Last month, I subtly announced my new company, Montane Studio; a premium full-service agency where I’ll be taking photography, cinematography and all-things design to the next level.
When I originally annouced the company, I wasn’t quite sure what I was getting myself into. I never really “managed” money with my business before; I sort of just made my money and spent it. I came into this with the knowledge I’ve learned from past mistakes, hardly any idea how it was going to go, then bam.
During August, I locked in three of the biggest clients I have personally ever dealt with, which were Montane’s first three clients. This weekend I was given the opportunity to fly to Colorado to photograph Dierks Bentley’s new Seven Peaks Festival.
As I drove over the Rockies (for the first time in my life), I got to just watch these more-than-mile high mountains pass by my window and just think.
I'm not one to show my emotions, but over the last few days, I have felt some serious emotion run through me. Hell, I’m sitting in a bar in Aspen, Colorado right now — all by myself — starting to tear up writing. Not in a sad way, but because of how happy and proud I am of myself for what I’ve done.
I have dreamed of becoming a successful business owner since the beginning of my high school years.
This last weekend, and month, has been so damn surreal.
To finish off this piece of my words, I wanted to tell y’all one thing: If there is anything you want in life — anything — go out and get it. When people tell you that you can’t do something, or that whatever it is that you are doing is stupid, listen to them; thank them for what they said.. and them prove them wrong. If you work hard enough, put in the time and want it bad enough, you will get what you want. Take every chance.
Where there’s no risk, there’s no reward.
What do you really have to lose?