We are joined this week by a wonderfully talented and entertaining travel photographer, YouTuber, and host of the Pierre T. Lambert Podcast – of course I'm talking about none other than Pierre T. Lambert.
There's a lot of photography stuff we could have talked about today, but things are a little different this week.
Because a decade ago I stumbled across a book called “The 4 Hour Work Week” by Tim Ferriss which without exaggeration completely changed the trajectory of my entire life…
And as I learned recently, Pierre experienced a similar turning point in his life after reading it too!
So today we are talking all about how the lessons learned from that book have led to a life and career in Photography.
Resources & Links
Pierre T. Lambert Photography on YouTube – Subscribe to Pierre's Photography channel
Trina & Pierre on YouTube – Subscribe to Pierre's travel adventures channel
Pierre T. Lambert on Instagram – Follow Pierre on Instagram to be inspired by his latest images
- Which ideas from the 4 hour workweek book struck a chord with Pierre first
- Switching from building someone else's dream to building your own
- Lifestyle design and creating a career that supports your lifestyle goals
- Which entrepreneurial ideas Pierre started with and what stuck
- How to get used to being out of your comfort zone
- The feeling of being paid for your first photography gig
- How certain marketing principles from the book helped Pierre price himself straight into the market (and not have to start out cheap!)
- The right time to quit your day job
- The successes and failures of Pierres “air bnb for photographers” project
- Importance of delegating what you shouldn't be doing (and why it's hard to let go)
- Steve's first big 4hww failure that cost 6 months of time and thousands of dollars – and the important lessons learned
- The real power of 4HWW concepts – automation
- Transitioning into becoming a full time YouTuber
- After hundreds of videos Pierres channel was at a virtual standstill, and the strategy that turned it around almost overnight.
- The best type of content for a travel / photography channel
- What content to focus on if you want people to actually watch and care about your videos
- The pointlessness of vanity metrics on social media (likes, followers, shares etc)
- How it can be hard keeping a good work/life/family balance when you love your work