Making Room for Magic and Pivoting Your Passions - D'ARCY BENINCOSA

Making Room for Magic and Pivoting Your Passions

by D'Arcy Benincosa

Making Room for Magic and Pivoting Your Passions with Teissia and Alia of The Firefly Method and D'Arcy Benincosa

Are all the plans you made this year as useless as the g is “lasagna”? It might be time to make a pivot in your business. I’ve got two pivot specialists and the minds behind The Firefly Method (previously known as Firefly Events) with me to talk about their path to success and how leaning into their intuition led to huge pivots in their lives and business.

After 10 years of hustling and growing their business, Firefly Events was named top planners by Vogue Magazine, Harper’s Bazaar, Martha Stewart and The Knot. Over the last few years Teissia and Alia have pivoted their business to offer the much-needed guidance and experience to planners trying to make it in the wedding industry with The Firefly Method. These ladies are the real deal when it comes to wedding industry expertise and their open-book attitude.

Hit play to learn how to make room for more magic and lean into the little voice that is telling you it’s time to make a change.

How to Partner with Wedding Planners

Teissia and Alia have been well known in the wedding industry, and they’ve been contacted by wedding photographers and vendors for partnerships quite a bit over the years. Before we dive into the nitty gritty of pivoting your business, they shared some key insights for vendors looking to form lasting relationships with planners.

  • Make sure your work is representative of your talent
  • Get more than just numerous styled shoots under your belt. Hands-on wedding experience is necessary!
  • Have a distinct photography style or “Artistic Voice.” Make your shots more than just a checklist. Be inspired and take photos from your unique perspective.
  • When reaching out to a planner, take the time to nurture a relationship with them before asking them for anything.
  • Voice messages can go a long way in comparison to a DM or email.
  • Start by working with other vendors who work with luxury planners.
  • Do something that planners will take notice of. Maybe it’s an epic, unique shoot that gets a big publication.
  • “Make room for magic.”

Is it time to pivot your passions?

As pivot-professionals, Teissia and Alia had some great tips for knowing when it’s time to pivot your business. I challenge you to take a deep dive into your goals and evaluate your current situation in order to determine if you’re on the right path, or if it’s time to pivot. There’s no better time than now!

Answer these 4 questions:

  • Are you struggling to make ends meet with your current business plan?
  • Are you no longer passionate about what you’re doing on a day-to-day basis?
  • Does your current path no longer lead you to your big picture dreams?
  • Does it feel like you’ve outgrown your current situation?

Tips for Leaning into Your Intuition

When evaluating your business decisions and pivoting, it’s extremely important to lean into your intuition and listen to that inner voice of yours. Here are some of the great insights Teissia and Alia shared that might be able to help you on your journey to following your passions.

  • Let go of the fear of loosing money. It will flow from other places that feel easier to you. (The Money Map could be a great resource for you if you struggle with this)
  • The more you listen to your intuition, the more your intuition will reveal itself in your life and lead you down the right path.
  • If you make space for your intuition, it will come up with the solution to solve your problems.

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