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LL 114: Pursuing a Creative Career Without a Back-Up Plan w/ Karen Rosalie

LL 114: Pursuing a Creative Career Without a Back-Up Plan w/ Karen Rosalie

Update: 2019-04-29
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Today I have a dear
friend on the podcast: Karen Rosalie! Karen is a photographer and founder of
Rosalie Agency, creating campaigns for beauty brands like Summer Fridays,
Kopari Beauty, and Living Proof.









You may remember
Karen from my Artist of Life Series on YouTube in 2016. Karen was just starting
her freelance career and she has grown her business so much since then:
starting an LLC, working with bigger and bigger brands, and expanding her
business to include a team and studio.





We talked about what
it’s like to pursue your passion with a “This has to work” mentality,
the struggles and joys of being your own boss, and what comes next when you
finally find yourself living the life you used to dream of living.





In this episode we
explore:





  • 3:11 – Pursuing a creative career: Unsupportive parents, isolation, and not having a back-up plan
  • 9:11 – How to get clients: Getting your foot in the door and starting with the resources you already have
  • 11:02 – Why you should start an LLC before you’re ready (and even if you don’t want one)
  • 14:40 – The challenges being your own boss + How to price your work as a creative
  • 16:40 – How it feels to be exactly where you dreamed of being years ago, and what comes next
  • 21:54 – Finding inspiration + A week in the life of a photographer and business owner
  • 26:41 – Advice for creatives: Pushing through uncertainty & Taking action during overwhelm
  • 29:52 – “Keep it simple, stupid” – The importance of knowing yourself and what matters to you
  • 31:51 – The evolution of a photographer’s personal aesthetic & Balancing it with client expectations
  • 36:29 – Q&A: Karen’s dream life, book recommendation, life-changing habit, best received advice & favorite part about life




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Show notes:









Quotes:





  • If you’re on the path to self improvement, there’s always going to be a next step
  • As you learn more about the world, you learn more about yourself.




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LL 114: Pursuing a Creative Career Without a Back-Up Plan w/ Karen Rosalie

LL 114: Pursuing a Creative Career Without a Back-Up Plan w/ Karen Rosalie

Aileen Xu: Lifestyle Design & Personal Growth YouTuber, Blogger, Entrepreneur, Student for Life