Great Photography And Real Estate my friend William Johnson (http://activerain.com/williamjohnson) is great at both. But, I want to take issue with two things he said in Hummingbird | Gotcha! Emplaning a great photo William said: "If you have ever tried to photograph a Hummingbird, if you get him at all, it is pure luck. Mostly because, unless you happen to have your camera around your neck when he appears, but the time you get it, he is long gone." Then responding to me William adds: "Hi Bill, My best shots have been lucky ones. Being at the right place at the right time with the right light."
Sorry William I disagree! Great photographers like you make their own luck! You put yourself in the right place with the proper equipment and experience to take advantage of opportunity. Decades ago Ansel Adams did same! You both made your own luck!
Adams and my friend have another even more relevant not so common, common trait. They recognize opportunity!
So why am I taking issue with a friend who's just being humble?
It's the word luck!
It's the fact that great photography and great real estate require the very same virtues. That's why William is so good!
Art Fettig said it best in his book "Selling Lucky" "Every one knows the difference between winners and losers is luck; ask any looser!" (http://www.allamericanspeakers.com/speakers/Art-Fettig/8978)
The "Great" make their own luck.
Great Photographers and REALTORS® start by having the right equipment with them!
Great Photographers and REALTORS® start by knowing how to use their equipment!
Great Photographers and REALTORS® recognizing opportunity!
Great Photographers and REALTORS® are constantly looking for opportunity!
Great Photographers and REALTORS® know many are as capable, many could have done it, but few are willing, most prefer to wait on luck.
As Fettig said: "Every one knows the difference between winners and losers is luck; ask any looser!"
Hi William, My best deals have been lucky ones. And, like you I earned them.