Texas Photographer - Joe Hendricks
Texas wedding, landscape and travel photographer

Staying Motivated

You would think that all the beautiful scenery you see on the road is enough to stay motivated all the time, but it's actually hard work. Here is how I stay motivated while on the road with my family full-time.


Staying motivated on the road

I thought it was going to be the easiest thing in the world to stay motivated to take beautiful pictures on the road 24/7, but it's hard! I am one of the most passionate people you will ever meet, when it comes to what I do. But, just like all creatives, I get down every once in a while and it's hard to stay motivated all the time. The #1 thing I do, to keep going, is running. I LOVE running long distance (which is only about 2-3 miles for me). Everyone has something that keeps them going and running is the one place I can be all by myself, with my own thoughts and I'm the one that I have to rely on to keep running till the end. If I stop, it's my own fault. That is the one thing that I depend on more then any other to clear my mind and stay on the road full-time. Running gives me that break I'm looking for away from all the commotion of a family on the road full-time in a trailer. 

I encourage you to find that one thing that you love that gets you away from everything else and keep it close to you at all times. I buy myself good running shoes, I look for amazing spots to run, I don't time myself right now, because I can't afford a watch, but maybe someday that will motivate me even more... who knows. Invest in what you love doing. It will save you for those few moments when you think "what did I get myself into"