Make a Declaration of Creativity

I just received a very inspiring email. I thought it was worth sharing. I’ve changed or left out some of the personal details to protect the privacy of the sender.

“Hey Chase,
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By declaring a commitment to your own creativity you can make big things happen. Simply by deciding, “I am a photographer,” “I am an artist,” “I am a writer,” and taking the action necessary (like making your business cards and forming an LLC) you can and will make make it happen. Whatever your it might be. These are massive mental shifts — and not easy to make by any means. But trust me, they will make all the difference. Just like the letter says, you might find that the ‘whole world’ will conspire to help you. When I hear these stories – they deeply inspire my own work. So thank YOU for the letter. And most of all, thank you for helping to make the world a more creative place.

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MariusMarius Henning says:

Hi Chase,
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I have have been sustaining ever since as a CREATIVe
Thanks man
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“Shoot what you want to shoot -shoot your Vision”
Chase Jarvis

Mark D. says:

“I am” …

David Salahi says:

Thanks. This reminds me that I need to stop vacillating and make a commitment.

Nick Girard says:

At some point you need to pull the trigger and really commit to what you want to do. I am in the process of making my declaration of creativity and things seem to “conspiring” to help me and my business partner. But I can’t say that it isn’t scary making the plung into owning, investing and operating our own business.

This blog, your work and the work that you share has been an inspiration for awhile now. Thanks!

– Nick

MikeC366 says:

It has certainly stopped me in my tracks and made me think, can I do this?
Thank you for sharing.

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And the best thing for me is… that whilst I might not be where I want to be just yet, the journey seems so much shorter and achievable once you’ve made a start.

DanielKphoto says:

Beautiful, hope I’ll write you a similar letter once. I’m working on it :)

Anne-Marie says:

Great post and Bravissimo!!! Just wondering…what’s LLC?

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Paul Treacy says:

I started shooting professionally back in 1992. However, I never quite grasped the fact that I was in business. I was a professional photographer all right just not a businessman. I’m still struggling with that.

I was a stay at home dad for years too but now that I’m back at work I have decided that I am again a professional photographer and a businessman. Reading your blog, Chase, has encouraged me to be more assertive with myself and has forced upon me some essential realisations.

What I need to do now is figure out how to sell my wares.


Paul Treacy.

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sweetandcoolval says:

I love this because I know a lot of people who declare daily what they are not. I have to keep reminding them that if that’s where you put your energy, that’s where you will stay. Declare and focus and you’ll get where you want to go.

Adam White says:

Bravo!!!!! Tis should definitely been seen by every amateur photographer that aspires to be a pro no matter what they make. If they are doing this for a living and are happy and getting by. Then they have succeeded Once again, BRAVO!!!! Thank you for posting Chase.

Vishwa says:

Not the only one that feels that way. You’ve always been a huge inspiration. Hopefully see you when your back in New York some time.


You should get a ton of these letters everyday. Because it does work. I know.

Thank you Chase. Thank you.

nik says:

well this is not at all inspiring ;-)

faisal says:

It does inspire, depends on how u look at it.

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