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

Hi Barbara, have there been any changes in how you think about work-life balance?
Work life balance was always a huge struggle for me. Work always came before anything else for the first six years as a business owner. This definitely took a toll on my personal life. As a business owner making your own hours to me meant working seven days a week 12 hour days, and always being available to my clients. This is a sure way to burn out very fast. It was only after I felt I could no longer keep up with that routine, that I decided to do something to change that. I was no longer loving what I did and contemplating calling it quits. I’ve learned that in order to grow, evolve and be successful. You must take a step back allow yourself to breath and step away in order to see things clearer. Happy naptime time away to clear your head from work either friends or family or significant other really helps come back into it with a different perspective. Allowing yourself time to for you, to workout meditate eat right, relax and sleep well. Are all things that can improve your productivity not to mention having more energy and just being in such a better mood overall helps with any success whether in business or life. So I guess for me it was taking a step back making my clients work on my schedule I’m taking that time to myself that’s really helped may be successful.

Let’s talk shop? Tell us more about your career, what can you share with our community?
I am Barbara delgado. I’ve been in Business for about 10 years now. Over the past years my business has changed in so many ways but I’m proud of what I now know I love to do. I specialize in portrait photography. I aim to impact the change in peoples attitude towards themselves. Seeing and understanding the relationship with the self is so inspiring. realising that “I am enough… beautiful, interesting and unique,” a sense of real self-acceptance. After that life changes irreversibly. I want to show people the most beautiful versions of themselfs I see them like that. I know how to capture it.

Let’s say your best friend was visiting the area and you wanted to show them the best time ever. Where would you take them? Give us a little itinerary – say it was a week long trip, where would you eat, drink, visit, hang out, etc.
A couple of places that people in to visit especially with Covid for outside dining would be Salome & bodega.

The Shoutout series is all about recognizing that our success and where we are in life is at least somewhat thanks to the efforts, support, mentorship, love and encouragement of others. So is there someone that you want to dedicate your shoutout to?
I think Femcity and organization of women entrepreneurs that I’ve been on the board of for four years has really contributed to my success. I believe one of the greatest keys to success is believing in yourself and when you have a whole tribe of women who believes in you it’s so much easier to believe in yourself. Thank you to all my Fem sisters!!!

Website: www.b-dphotography.com
Instagram: Barbarad_photography
Facebook: Bd photos

Image Credits
Me self portrait

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