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This Is Not The Period of Your Life

This is an excerpt of my book Creative Faith. Thought I would share this today not only for you the reader but as a reminder for myself to get this book properly published. It is easy to put things back, procrastinate, and wait. If we are not careful we will grow roots in places we were never meant to be planted.

Hope you enjoy:

“Never give up on something that you can’t go a day without thinking about.” - Sir Winston Churchill
Sometimes life just seemingly sucks. I know that's not proper language, but that is just the way it is. Sometimes so many things are coming at you, going wrong, that life seems to suck. You're buried under a mountain of debt with no end in sight. You are trying to pursue goals that seem too big. Money's tight. You're not eating healthy. Exercise? Too tired, or too busy. Things start weighing you down and you think this is it. This is the sum total of my life. You have made too many mistakes, missed too many opportunities. You had talent but you fai…
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Vision: The Power of Seeing

I was recently asked to give a short presentation on the subject of vision. In preparing for the presentation I looked up the definition of the word and found that it literally means the power of seeing.

I would like to add to that definition that it is not only the power of seeing but the power to see what does not exist. With vision, you see the business, the degree, the relationship, or the house long before they exist in the "real" world. In fact, with vision, you see them so clearly that to you they actually do exist. A person with a strong vision can see and touch what does not exist to anyone else. Not physically but internally, with a deep sense of knowing that what is inside of them must come out into the world around them.

A vision can be so strong within a person that they begin to affect the environment around them changing it to match what they see on the inside of themselves. A powerful vision can be shared and in the sharing allow others to see IF (and that&#…

Are You Making Too Many Mistakes or Not Enough?

Every year as we begin the new year we start with great aspirations for the future. New resolutions and a fresh determination to make the new year better than the last. Eventually, though the newness wears off and its another year. A year for successes and disappointments, a year for steps forward and often times twice as many steps back. For many of us by June and July, we are thinking the year is almost half over and I'm not any closer to my goals, dreams, or aspirations than I was last year. We start looking back over the year and years past and think, I've made too many mistakes.

But have you? Have you really made too many mistakes or have you maybe not made enough? See people who have achieved success and reached their goals understand something that others do not. Every step forward and every step back is all part of the journey. They understand that failures are not really failures unless you quit and mistakes are in reality opportunities to learn. You have probably he…

If At First You Don't Succeed, Try Seven More Times...

I think this is the seventh attempt at writing this post. To be honest I quit counting. I just wanted to write a simple post explaining why I changed my business name from Tim Skipper Photography to Vision Studios. It should be a simple explanation, but it hasn't been. Then again the decision to this took right at two years so I should not be surprised explaining it in a simple post would not be easy.

Here is the thing, I've always wanted to be an artist. Ever since I sat and copied the cover of Marvel Comics Tarzan #1 I've wanted to be an artist. For years I focused on drawing, thought maybe I would be a comic book artist and draw fun books like Spider-Man and Batman. Then I discovered photography in my teens and was fascinated with the idea of taking pictures that would appear in magazines such as National Geographic. Sadly in the seventies and eighties, there was no internet, YouTube, or social media to express and show off that work. I could only submit work by mail a…