So i had initially met Michael Flynn at the business for photography workshop and the most iconic words i remember of him were “When your ‘why’ is strong, your ‘how’ will be easy”, such simple words that made me revert back to why i decided to be a full time photographer in the first place and not another employee working 8 to 5 waiting impatiently to log out and end the day at work.
While it is true that cash flow is a vital aspect of survival in this extremely competitive town called Nairobi, i regained all my focus in my work in a matter of mere minutes coz i was quite derailed on how i will manage to make it through 2018 while managing to get all the equipment in my ‘to buy’ list. This was just the beginning, now imagine i was with him for 6 straight Saturdays.
Simply Put, what i have learnt (coz my ears were open while i was working) is some of the most valuable entrepreneurial skills that are hard to come by. I mean i looked forward to each Saturday coz i knew in as much as i am taking his event pictures, i was gaining those soft skills to polish up my workflow. The things i have learnt so far include:
- How to connect with people.
- How to manage my finances.
- How to turn tides of a conversation to positivity.
- Negotiation skills.
- Sale’s skills.
Those are the most important to me (so i remember them off-head) but i did gain a lot more, networking with fellow entreprenuers at the event, sharing of ideas and lastly socializing. Some would argue that i am social, I’m not at all. But by the 4th week i was free and easy to talk to everyone there (even negotiate deals).
So the weekend will feature a trip to Mombasa for those who would go and not forget there will be Fire Walk *insert shocked smiley here*, I’m raved up. Call me ‘Man of Steel’ after it.
I took a lot of pictures but I cant share all of them here (6 weeks of pictures), but if you go to Michael Flynn’s page you will find a lot more. Here are the hand picked few that i personally liked.
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