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Encouragement, Faith, Life Behind the Lens, Sachel Samone

December 23, 2015



excited to write this blog because this just TOO good to keep to myself!!

As most of us do at the end of year, I have been reflecting a lot on 2015 lately and you know what??  A LOT happened to me throughout 2015.  I picked up and moved myself and my business 5,000 miles across the country, I traveled to some
really cool places, including Chicago and Wichita to photograph amazing people, Ethan and I said I do again and we became parents to the cutest fur baby! Whew…that’s a mouthful…and that’s only the big things that immediately come to mind! However, in the midst of all that goodness, I also battled with something we all deal with from time to time: FEAR.

While all of these amazing things were happening, I was constantly doubting
myself, constantly wondering:
“Am I good enough?”
“What if I can’t find the same success here in Alaska that I had in Virginia?”
“Can I really follow my passion and make a living?”
“What if I can’t find my ideal client?”
“Can I really do this and give Ethan everything he needs at the same time?”

I would spend so many days crying tears of sorrow and it didn’t matter that I had so many people in my corner who believed in me. I was beginning to lose faith and couldn’t find the strength to 1000% believe in myself as a businesswoman and wife  because I was 2000% PARALYZED BY FEAR.

There were times I would become inspired, but most times, the feeling would fade and once again my fear got the best of me. It was definitely an emotional rollercoaster and I was tired of it. Literally, SICK. AND. TIRED. So I decided to get off the ride.
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I stumbled across Lara Casey’s shop a little over a month ago and as I clicked through the pages, I found myself on her site for hours. Each click turned on a light inside of me and when I found the 2016 Powersheets, I knew I had to have them.

The amazing thing about the powersheets is that it’s not just made for us photographers. It’s not just made for us business owners. Maybe you’re a mom who is determined to keep her home running smoothly. Maybe you’re a student trying to navigate your way through your journey of self-discovery. Maybe you’re just someone who is determined to make 2016 a MAGNIFICENT year. It doesn’t matter where you are in life. If your soul is craving solid guidance, motivation and something to help keep you accountable for making it happen, then it is for you.

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The book is broken down by month and features monthly prep checklists, a place for you to write down and track your goals  and even encouragement cards to keep you motivated throughout the year. It’s honestly a workbook of awesomeness jam-packed with lots of love and inspiration.

When it was delivered to my doorstep, I was honestly was a little afraid to open it. I felt the fear begin to form inside of me and that’s when I knew I was doing the write thing. So I opened it and got straight to work.

Now that I’ve started working in it…chiiiiillllleeee…..let me tell you something: I was no longer crying tears of sorrow. These days I’m crying tears of joy and smiling as I relish in the fire of passion that is burning in my belly. I honestly can’t put the book down!! I’m obsessed with it! In addition to the workbook, I’ve been reading Lara Casey’s Book “Make it Happen,” and the more I delve into it, with each page I turn, I feel like I’m discovering myself again. I’m remembering why I dream, what inspires me to keep going and that is indeed possible for me to turn each and every one of them into a reality.

I could go on and on about why there is so much power in this workbook and book, but I want you to experience this for yourself! As I continue to write down my hopes I dreams, this entire experience is helping me cultivate all of my purpose-filled goals and strategically plan action steps that I absolutely need to do to make what matters to me the most happen. This book has CHANGED MY LIFE and I truly believe every woman who is passionate about taking a leap of faith NEEDS this in her life!!! So I am investing in you!! As a gift to you, two readers will receive items from the 2016 collection from me! The first place winner will receive the Make it Happen Powersheets and Make it Happen Book bundle and the second place winner will receive the Make it Happen Book!! I’m doing this because I really believe in you. I believe in the power of your destiny and sometimes….well, we just have to get out of our own way. I’m telling you, these gifts will change your entire world and encourage you to walk boldly into 2016 with your head held high!

So how do you win? Well I’m glad you asked!! In order to be entered today, simply go to my Facebook business page, like it and share the PowerSheet promotional image saying you want to win on your own page! Additionally, comment under the image on my page and let me know you SHARED using the hashtags #sachelsamonephotography and #powersheets! 🙂 That’s it! The winners will be announced around noon Alaska Standard Time on December 28th!! 🙂

I can’t wait to bless a couple of passionate people with these amazing products!! 

This will be the last blog before Christmas, so I pray all of you beautiful people have a very blessed Christmas and don’t forget to enter!!

Cheers to breaking through the fear and the power of making it happen!!

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