In keeping with this spirit to look beyond just the photography industry for insight and inspiration, please join me this Tuesday, August 16 at 11:00am Seattle time, as welcome #1 New York Times best-selling author Tim Ferriss (@tferriss) for another episode of chasejarvis LIVE.
Tim was Fast Company’s “Most Innovative Business People of 2007” and is on Forbes Magazine’s “Names You Need to Know in 2011″ list. His first book, The 4-Hour Workweek, was an inspirational shot in the arm for helping me completely reinvent my work mindset, creative career, the “business” part of my job, and my work/life balance. His wisdom was important for me and — I’m guessing that when you hear how he thinks and you get to ask him a few questions yourself — it will be important for you as well.
Who: You, Me, & a worldwide gathering of creative people
What: Q&A and LIVE photo lesson with NYT best-selling author Tim Ferriss
When: this Tuesday, August 16th at 11:00am Seattle time (2 pm NYC time or GMT -8)
Where: tune in to www.chasejarvis.com/live. It’s free and anyone can watch.
Among other things, we’ll specifically discuss:
_How to leave your worst clients and replace them with the coolest/most profitable ones
_How to outsource or eliminate all your least desirable tasks
_How to establish a better work/life balance
_How to attract book publishers
_How to trade a tired, long-haul career for short work bursts and frequent time off
_How these principles can guide so many other parts of your life (ala Tim’s second book).
AND…not only is Tim a genius entrepreneur & author, but he’s also a Guinness World Record holder, a National KickBoxing champion, and–you guessed it– he’s got the photography passion too. So after I squeeze outta him all the above info, plus get him to answer your questions via twitter (@chasejarvis, hastag #cjLIVE), and more, I’m going to give Tim a live photography lesson and then let HIM shoot MY portrait.
Tim’s never shot a real studio setup in his life, only a point and shoot camera, so I’m going to show him how to set up a full kit–seamless backdrop, studio lighting, pocket wizards, the camera and everything else–and then, he’s going to shoot MY portrait. Should be informative and…well…good for some laughs. So even if you’ve got all the business stuff locked in (which I doubt you do…) there’ll still be an informative photo segment with a few surprises.
***Lastly, for a little fun and to hype this show, we’ll be giving away a signed copy of each of Tim’s last two books, 4 Hour WorkWeek and 4 Hour Body, to the two people who send out the most interesting tweet that contains the URL (or short url) to THIS post AND hastag #cjLIVE, starting right now and ending at the beginning of the show on Tuesday. Enter as many times (tweets) as you want.