We had the good fortune of connecting with Giselle Rodriguez and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Giselle, what do you attribute your success to?
I try to make business decisions with two things in mind. 1) Don’t hesitate. 2) Lead with love…not fear. As an entrepreneur, I have many different job titles and responsibilities. It’s easy to get overwhelmed, and I feel like its impossible to do it all. This is why I remind myself not to hesitate. Over thinking won’t help me reach new goals.
Leading with love keeps me optimistic when taking on new clients or thinking up creative ways to stay relevant on social media. When I lead with love instead of fear I allow myself the space to accept failures as a stepping stone to success.
Let’s talk shop? Tell us more about your career, what can you share with our community?
I’ve always felt responsible for making people aware of the difference between photography and videography. Selling videography is harder than selling photography. And I believe that is in part due to the fact that its harder to understand the videography process. This made determining the value of my craft a challenge. I’ve learned to stand by my worth.
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?
My grandmother got me my first ever event videography gig. Since then I haven’t stopped. The initial dive into the industry was scary. Videographers are usually men, how do I set boundaries and standards so that I am not taken advantage of without coming off as over emotional. Over the years Ive met so many creatives that inspired and taught me important qualities my business should have. In addition to running my own business I work for a wedding photography and videography company owned and operated by females. I couldn’t have grown confidently as a business woman without these boss ladies to guide me.