We had the good fortune of connecting with Cheryl Sipelii and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi Cheryl, putting aside the decision to work for yourself, what other decisions were critical to your success?
One of the most crucial decisions that significantly contributed to my success, besides choosing to work for myself, was finding a balance between family and business. In today’s fast-paced world, it is easy to become consumed by work and neglect our loved ones. However, I realized that maintaining a healthy equilibrium between my professional and personal life was vital for long-term success. By prioritizing quality time with family and ensuring their support, I found renewed motivation and inspiration in both aspects of my life. This decision not only enhanced my overall well-being but also positively impacted my business endeavors, leading me towards greater achievements.

What should our readers know about your business?
ease allow me to share the story of my business and what sets it apart from others. I am proud to say that I have developed my unique style of photography, which has been greatly influenced by being part of a community of talented individuals and networking with like-minded professionals. This has allowed me to constantly learn and grow in my heart-work craft.

However, reaching where I am today in the business world was not an easy journey. I faced numerous challenges along the way, particularly when it came to managing various aspects of the business. Initially, I had no idea that I would have to take on roles such as administrator, accountant, and secretary all at once. Nevertheless, with determination and perseverance, I overcame these obstacles.

Throughout this journey, I have learned valuable lessons that have shaped both my business and personal growth. Patience and understanding have been key qualities that helped me navigate through difficult times. Additionally, bringing my creative ideas to life has been a constant source of inspiration and motivation.

Above all else, what I want the world to know about me and my brand is that photography is not just a job for me; it is a passion that fuels every aspect of my life. My goal is to capture still moments that are treasured forever by those who view them. Through my work, I hope to evoke emotions and create lasting memories for everyone who experiences it.

In conclusion, building a successful business in the field of photography has been challenging but immensely rewarding. By embracing creativity, overcoming obstacles with patience and understanding, and staying true to my passion for capturing still moments treasured forever, I have managed to carve out a unique place for myself in this competitive industry

Any places to eat or things to do that you can share with our readers? If they have a friend visiting town, what are some spots they could take them to?
If my best friend was visiting the area, I would ensure they had the best time ever. For a week-long trip, I would start by taking them to the local attractions such as museums and historical sites. We would explore the vibrant city streets, indulging in delicious street food and visiting trendy cafes. To experience the natural beauty of the area, we would hike through scenic trails and take a boat tour to admire breathtaking landscapes. In the evenings, we would enjoy live music at cozy bars and try out different cuisines at top-rated restaurants. Lastly, we would attend a thrilling sports event to make unforgettable memories together.

Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
In this journey of owning your own business, countless individuals and entities deserve our gratitude and recognition. First and foremost, I would like to dedicate my heartfelt shoutout to God, whose unwavering love and guidance have been the pillars of my strength. Additionally, I extend my deepest appreciation to my husband, who has been my rock through thick and thin, always offering unwavering support. My children bring immeasurable joy to my life, teaching me valuable lessons about love and resilience every day. Moreover, I am indebted to my parents and siblings for their constant support. Lastly, I owe a debt of gratitude to my mentor Careena Tipoti for her invaluable wisdom and guidance along this path of self-discovery. And last but not least, a special shoutout to Chastity for her unwavering belief in me and events that opened my mind to meeting womenpreneurs/ mommapreneurs. Their collective presence has shaped me into the person I am today; without them, success would be an elusive dream.

Website: https://ceemephotography.mypixieset.com

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