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Our purpose at the Flourish Academy is to leave people better than we found them. We hope to inspire and motivate you to reframe your thinking in a way that serves you. Our hope is that you will reply with, "wow, I never thought of it that way."

Flourish Academy Podcast Heather Lahtinen

    • Education
    • 4.9 • 51 Ratings

Our purpose at the Flourish Academy is to leave people better than we found them. We hope to inspire and motivate you to reframe your thinking in a way that serves you. Our hope is that you will reply with, "wow, I never thought of it that way."

    Podcast Ep 320 - How to Price Your Photography: Lessons from my 16 Year Old Son

    Podcast Ep 320 - How to Price Your Photography: Lessons from my 16 Year Old Son

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    In this episode of the Flourish Academy podcast, host Heather Lahtinen discusses the common challenge of setting prices for photography services when you're just starting out. With 20 years of experience helping photographers, Heather shares her simple and effective approach to pricing: just make it up!

    Through an engaging story about her son’s entrepreneurial journey, she illustrates the importance of experimentation, confidence, and avoiding overthinking. Tune in to discover practical tips and gain the confidence to set your photography prices without stress.


    Show Notes:
    The common question: How do I price my photography? The simple approach: Making up prices and adjusting as you go Story about Heather’s son, Evan, and his power-washing business Lessons from Evan’s pricing strategy: Confidence and experimentation Avoiding overthinking and embracing the process Encouragement to experiment and have fun with pricing How to Support the Podcast:
    Subscribe to the podcast on iTunes or wherever you listen to podcasts. Please like, share, and leave a review. If you like the content, please share with your friends by posting on social media so that we can reach and impact more people. Connect:
    Heather Lahtinen: Website, Facebook, Instagram

    • 10 min
    Podcast Episode 319 - Running a Photography Business with Anxiety

    Podcast Episode 319 - Running a Photography Business with Anxiety

    In this episode of the Flourish Academy podcast, host Heather Lahtinen and her friend Michelle Crandall talk about running a business while dealing with anxiety. Heather shares her experiences as a photographer and entrepreneur, while Michelle gives tips on managing anxious thoughts. They discuss how to reframe anxiety, understand cognitive distortions, and use strategies to overcome them.

    This episode provides helpful advice for turning anxiety into empowerment and navigating the challenges of being an entrepreneur.



    Show Notes:

    Techniques for recognizing and addressing anxious thoughts. Impact of anxiety on running a business. Importance of mindset shifts in managing anxiety and business challenges. Personal stories about medication's effectiveness. Reducing stigma around mental health and seeking help. The Eight Cognitive Distortions: labeling and judging, black-and-white thinking, overgeneralization, mind reading, personalization, catastrophizing, should statements, emotional reasoning. Strategies for challenging and reframing anxious thoughts.
 How to Support the Podcast:
    Subscribe to the podcast on iTunes or wherever you listen to podcasts. Please like, share, and leave a review. If you like the content, please share with your friends by posting on social media so that we can reach and impact more people. Connect:
    Heather Lahtinen: Website, Facebook, Instagram

    Michelle Crandall: https://www.petsinfocusphoto.com/

    • 55 min
    Podcast Ep 318 - Navigating Unexpected Challenges in Your Photography Business

    Podcast Ep 318 - Navigating Unexpected Challenges in Your Photography Business

    In this episode of the Flourish Academy Podcast, Heather Lahtinen discusses how to deal with unexpected and undesirable circumstances. As a photographer, educator, and entrepreneur, Heather shares her personal experiences with health challenges and provides actionable steps for managing your mindset during tough times. 
    Tune in to learn how to stay resilient, plan effectively, and turn obstacles into opportunities.


    Show Notes:

    Heather shares an update on her health and current neurological situation. Discussion on how health issues can impact photographers and entrepreneurs. Importance of managing your mindset and planning ahead. Heather's mantra: "I make money every day, and some days I collect." Encouragement to work on non-photography tasks that set you up for future success. Five key questions to ask yourself during uncertain times: Emphasizing the importance of acceptance in reducing suffering. Encouragement to cultivate tenacity and never give up on your goals. How to Support the Podcast:
    Subscribe to the podcast on iTunes or wherever you listen to podcasts. Please like, share, and leave a review. If you like the content, please share with your friends by posting on social media so that we can reach and impact more people. Connect:
    Heather Lahtinen: Website, Facebook, Instagram

    • 10 min
    Podcast Ep 317 - How photographers kicked me out of the tribe

    Podcast Ep 317 - How photographers kicked me out of the tribe

    In this episode, Heather Lahtinen and Nicole Begley share their early struggles in their photography careers. Heather talks about being pushed out by other photographers, and Nicole shares a tough experience with a bank employee. Despite these hurdles, they both kept going and grew their photography businesses. 

    Listen in to hear their tips on staying strong, coaching yourself, and turning problems into chances for success.
    Show Notes:
    Story of earning $105 from the first mini session. The experience of opening a business bank account and facing laughter from bank staff. The backlash and scathing emails received from peers. Emotional impact and the decision to move forward despite criticism. The importance of self-belief and perseverance in the face of doubt. Advice on handling criticism and staying focused on goals. Encouragement for listeners to believe in themselves and their vision. How to Support the Podcast:
    Subscribe to the podcast on iTunes or wherever you listen to podcasts. Please like, share, and leave a review. If you like the content, please share with your friends by posting on social media so that we can reach and impact more people. Connect:
    Heather Lahtinen: Website, Facebook, Instagram
    Nicole Begley: https://hairofthedogacademy.com/

    • 40 min
    Podcast Ep 316 - What Overwhelm Really Is

    Podcast Ep 316 - What Overwhelm Really Is

    In this new episode of the Flourish Academy Podcast, host Heather Lahtinen talks about  the concept of overwhelm that many photographers experience and how it affects our ability to achieve our goals and enjoy life. She shares actionable insights and mindset shifts to help photographers navigate their busy schedules and transform their feelings of overwhelm into a source of empowerment.

    This podcast is packed with real-life examples, thought-provoking questions, and actionable tips that will help you transform your relationship with overwhelm. Discover how to reframe your thoughts, embrace your current season, and set yourself up for future success.

    Show Notes:
    The physical and emotional sensations associated with overwhelm and why we resist them. How resisting reality creates misery and repels opportunities. Techniques to identify and describe the physical sensations of overwhelm. Shifting from "I can't do this" to "I will figure this out" by recognizing our capabilities. Thoughts and encouragement to embrace and process feelings of overwhelm. How to Support the Podcast:
    Subscribe to the podcast on iTunes or wherever you listen to podcasts. Please like, share, and leave a review. If you like the content, please share with your friends by posting on social media so that we can reach and impact more people. Connect:
    Heather Lahtinen: Website, Facebook, Instagram
     

    • 35 min
    Podcast Ep 315 - Are you bragging or celebrating?

    Podcast Ep 315 - Are you bragging or celebrating?

    In this episode of the Flourish Academy podcast, host Heather Lahtinen shares her insightful perspective on the concept of bragging. Heather challenges traditional notions of boasting and encourages listeners to embrace celebrating success authentically.

    She tells stories and gives examples to help you understand the difference between being genuinely happy about something and bragging, emphasizing the importance of staying true to oneself while inspiring and motivating others.
    Show Notes:
    Heather shares her recent experience of celebrating her son's academic success. Definitions of bragging and boasting, highlighting the distinction between celebrating achievements and arrogant self-praise. The impact of sharing accomplishments authentically and how it can inspire and motivate others. Practical advice on reframing perceptions of bragging, emphasizing authenticity, humility, and intent behind sharing successes. How to Support the Podcast:
    Subscribe to the podcast on iTunes or wherever you listen to podcasts. Please like, share, and leave a review. If you like the content, please share with your friends by posting on social media so that we can reach and impact more people. Connect:
    Heather Lahtinen: Website, Facebook, Instagram
     

    • 9 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
51 Ratings

51 Ratings

Tavia Redburn ,

Feels like sitting down to coffee with your bestie mentor!

Heather is such a wealth of knowledge for people wanting to grow their business! Whether you’re brand new or established, Heather has something incredible to share in her episodes. I love her mindset talks and how she really just tells it like it is. You won’t regret listening to this show and will find yourself eager for the next episode to drop!!

SuperGirl_30 ,

A Must Listen for Mindset Help!

I look forward to Heather’s podcast every single week! Heather is so real about everything going on and she really cares about her listeners and helping them grow in their business and personal lives. She really is a Mindset Maven. :-) You will not be disappointed with the Flourish Academy podcast!

kimelizabethphotography ,

Weekly Motivation

Thank you Heather for sharing your encouraging topics and weekly wisdom. I love how authentic you are. It feels like I’m listening to a great friend every week.

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