Jasmine Star: Top 5 Business Mistakes I’ve Made @MediaNovak
It’s definitely ridiculous, but it’s my favorite question. What’s your biggest mistake and what did you learn from it? I ask it all the time. Which makes me either consistent or unoriginal. I prefer the former, thankyouverymuch. But here’s the crazy thing… I never asked myself that question. Part of why I ask this question is because I learn more from what you did wrong, than what you’re doing right. Don’t ask me why, that’s just how I roll.
So, if you’re anything like me, I thought I’d put together a Top Five List of Things I’ve Done Wrong in My Business in case you can learn from my mistakes and not repeat them…
5. I didn’t ask questions
When I first started, I was afraid to let peers know I didn’t know what I was doing. When I’d go to workshops and the instructor would say something I didn’t understand, I just sat there and nodded my head. If I was second shooting and the lead photographer asked for something I didn’t know how to do, I tried to make it work in spite of my unknowingness. This is tragic. I could’ve learned so much more, grown faster, and softened my learning curve had I just had the cajones to admit I didn’t know. If I could do everything again, I’d ask every question I could…even if it made me feel stupid.