The idea came to us this past weekend while we were at WDS (aka The World Domination Summit).
We got to hear the amazing Jadah Sellner, the co-founder of Simple Green Smoothies, talk about using your platform to love and serve others first. She talked with incredible & powerful passion about serving people not numbers. And to focus on service, not stats. Because the truth is, you can have all the “followers” in the world, but if you aren’t finding a way to serve then they’re just that….numbers.
And the truth is, that is something that has been on our hearts for a long time & we’ve been trying to think of more & more ways to use the different platforms we have (this blog, Facebook, Instagram, in person!) to make them about something bigger than us. But it wasn’t until we heard Jadah speak that this latest idea hit us like a ton of bricks with one big incredible DUH moment! :)
You see, Jadah & the Simple Green Smoothies team send daily recipes for healthy smoothies to their followers. It’s that, well….simple. But it’s turned into a really powerful thing. It turns out that one small daily improvement, that one small focused action….can turn into really BIG results over time. And they are helping every single person who follows them come closer to reaching their goals on a daily basis. Talk about a powerful use of platforms!
So we thought….how can we do the same thing with our community? And just like that, the idea of J&M Photo Recipes was born!
Basically, once a day during the week, we are going to be posting one of these recipes over on my Instagram page. Sometimes it will be about the lighting set up, sometimes the posing, sometimes the behind the scenes that went into it. And then we’ll always try to include our settings on each image. We chose Instagram because we liked that we could a) update it daily b) everyone who follows along can be sure to see it (unlike Facebook) and c) we can hashtag it #jmphotorecipes so it creates a searchable archive of them that people can always go back through & find them all in one place. So that’s it! The J&M Photo Recipes are born! If you would like to keep up with all of them, just be sure to head over HERE & follow along!
Happy Monday friends!