Kelly is the owner of Onyx Boudoir Studios in Wilmington, MA. She has been a photographer for over 20 years and is damn good at it! Besides being an incredible photographer, Kelly’s mission and her why is what makes her one of the top photographers in New England.
“YES, women will have amazing photographs of themselves in glamorous poses, but they will leave their Onyx Experience with more confidence and self-love, than they've ever had before! My clients conquer the fear that holds them back from feeling the beauty inside them, and realize how much in life they truly deserve.“ - Kelly Wain
Well no wonder we get along!
She also has her own story of conquering fear and self doubt. Our why as entrepreneurs usually does stem from something we have overcome ourselves, so make sure you check it out on her website.
Kelly wanted her personality, spunk, fire, and strength so shine through in her images (which she has plenty of by the way)....
This is a quick list of things that all entrepreneurs need to know but not too many talk about. Some are things I didn't realize I was signing up for but are crucial to being successful.
First, I did not realize as an entrepreneur you have to look inside of yourself more often than you are comfortable with because this is where most of the answers are.
Not one second did I believe that I would think that starting my business. We think that we have an awesome idea and that we’re awesome at what we do and think people will just come, but they don’t. This is not a business of dreams, if you build it, they will not necessarily just come. I’m not saying that it doesn’t happen for some people, but for most of us it doesn’t happen. 80% of the reason for that is us. There’s nothing wrong with us, but there’s so much growth and so much self development that happens. Look inside of you more often because that’s where all the answers are and...
This conversation with Melissa was amazing and totally worth the read. She drops the mic on how you can turn the negative self talk into your own personal cheerleader!
Jenessa: I’m here with Melissa Howard who is an international confidence strategist, speaker coach and empowerment photographer and she specializes in supporting overachievers who are ready to end their battle with self sabotage and regain their confidence.
Melissa: Thank you for having me
Jenessa: Tell us a little bit more about what you do, who exactly do you help and how do you help them.
Melissa: I started my career in healthcare and it was always instilled in me as a child to be a go getter. I was a perfectionist and I was so proud of that. Everyone wanted my life. I had a six figure income at age 21 or 22. I had a house, a car and a fiance. I had everything. But I just felt like I was chasing something that every time I've got it, I...
Thinking like an entrepreneur can be tricky for those of us that have been “employees” our whole lives. We haven’t ever had to think any different than, “I get up, go to my job, they tell me what to do, and I get a paycheck”.
Entrepreneurship my friend is a completely different game, which means you need to THINK in a completely different way.
Be totally honest with yourself...
Q1. On a scale of 1 to 10 how do you feel about money?
1 = "it's a huge stress in my life"
10 = "it's only a matter of time until I'm Oprah rich!"
Q.2 On a scale of 1 to 10 how in control of your life do you feel right now?
1 = "I have no control"
10 = "I have full control over my life"
Q.3 On a scale of 1 to 10 how committed are you to growing a successful business?
1 = "I hope I can"
10 = "I'll die trying if I have to"
This concept of the level 10 you is a version of you who has everything that you say you want. It's a future version of you...