What If You Stopped Waiting For Permission?

Instead, he just went out and did it. On his own.

Posted Aug 03, 2012

How many people dream of traveling the world, photographing everything from fashion-models to passion-causes, and being extraordinarily compensated for your work?

I’m guessing more than a few…million!

And, okay, even I confess to occasionally letting my Instragam fueled shooting frenzies lure me into the occasional daydream of becoming a globetrotting professional photographer.

For graphic designer turned highly sought-after commercial photographer, Nick Onken, though, that fantasy became a reality.

He didn’t have a degree or a certification or even any casual training. He didn’t wait for permission to go out and do what thousands with far more training hope and pray to “get picked” to do, while working their way up in the traditional path.

Instead, he just went out and did it. On his own.

Onken picked himself, and got paid to shoot and to travel from day one.

In this week’s episode of Good Life Project™, you’ll learn all about how he made this happen.

You’ll discover Nick leveraged his former career to launch his new one, how he learned to hone his new craft (hint—think throwing yourself down a mountain on a snowboard) and why it’s been important to set aside a chunk of time for service to something bigger.