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Transitioning to Entrepreneurship and Following Your Heart Tug with Kelsey Heeter

In this episode, Molly speak with long-time friend Kelsey Heder, a former teacher turned photography entrepreneur. Kelsey shares her journey and the challenges and the joys of entrepreneurship, including facing your fears of failure to be able to build something from which you can call your own. Kelsey also talks about balancing motherhood with her business, the importance of having a supportive community, and pursuing passions. 

Talking Points:

00:55 Transition 

Kelsey begins by sharing her background in teaching and how it shaped her as a person. She talks about the fulfillment she found in educating and inspiring young minds, but also the growing desire to explore her creative side. Kelsey explains how she made the difficult decision to transition from teaching to photography, a field she had always been passionate about but never pursued professionally.

03:35 Discovering Joy

Kelsey dives deeper into her journey of discovering joy in photography. She explains how she started shooting with her husband, who was already an established photographer, and how this experience opened her eyes to the immense potential and happiness that photography could bring into her life.

04:54 Balance

Kelsey candidly discusses the challenges she faced while trying to balance her teaching job with her newfound passion for photography. She talks about the sacrifices she had to make, and shares the importance of time management and prioritization in order to successfully juggle two demanding professions.

08:06 Seeking Mentors

Kelsey reflects on the fear and self-doubt she experienced as a beginner in the world of photography. She shares how she overcame these obstacles by actively seeking out mentors and joining niche communities. There is big value in learning from others who have already mastered the craft, and their guidance and support helped her gain confidence and improve her skills.

10:54 Experience and Growth

There’s an importance to hands-on experience and continuous practice in any field. Kelsey shares her own personal growth journey in photography, showing the results of pushing yourself out of your comfort zone and embracing new challenges. Kelsey encourages aspiring entrepreneurs to take every opportunity to learn, experiment, and refine their craft to grow and improve. 

12:18 Facing Fears 

Kelsey opens up about the fear and uncertainty she faced when contemplating leaving her teaching career behind. She discusses the emotional struggle of considering the time and energy she had invested in her education, as well as the stability and familiarity, but how her passion drove her to move forward. She talks about the importance of following one’s passion and taking risks, even in the face of fear and uncertainty.

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