Mimika Cooney is an award winning photographer, author of the book Boutique Baby Photography: The Digital Photographer's Guide to Success in Maternity and Baby Portraiture, and host of Mimika TV. She is the mother of 3 children, and has had to start her business afresh in different parts of the world. We so enjoyed talking with Mimika about how she plans her time, prioritizes, schedules, and continues to grow as a person. And you will definitely love her South African accent!
Managing Her Time
-As we have heard before in Episode 6, Google Calendar is a must use tool!
-Have you ever made a “Do not do list”?
-She uses Shootq.com to schedule photography appointments.
-Mimika uses Scheduleonce.com to stay on top of Mimika TV interviews.
-She recommends letting your business ebb and flow depending upon the season of life you are in.
-Time blocking is a hot topic these days, and Mimika uses this method to stay in the same “mode” and get more done.
-Learn to not always be a people pleaser!
-Have you made an appointment with yourself?
Her Low Point
-Mimika is so honest with us about the low point in her business. Listen as she explains how she was able to push past this.
Tools and Apps
–Dropbox for sharing files (We use this too and find it very helpful!)
–Bufferapp.com for scheduling social media
–Elance for getting some extra help from experienced freelancers (We have also used Elance and found the help and price to be terrific!)
-“Know where you're going before you start your journey.”
-“You'll end up pleasing nobody if you try to please everyone.”
Books on her Nightstand
-Mimika loves Audible (*) like we do, but those books are in her car more than on her nightstand!
(Books below are affiliate links)
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