2007 - 2008 Still The Same Source of My Success

Monday, January 7, 2008

2007 was truly an amazing year. I knew back in January 2007 that I was really ready to make progress in my personal life and my business. I made a list of what I wanted to accomplish and had to start over by the summer. I never knew what God really had in store!

2007
I got Engaged!!
197 Photo Shoots
Unlimited Plane Rides
234 New Friends
2 New Websites (1) (2)
2 New Photographers
2 Sponsorships
1 New Camera
4 New Lenses
1 New Business Plan
Expanded Blog
The Atlanta Tribune
The Atlanta Journal Constitution
Oprah.com
Metro Atlanta Arts Feature
PARADE Magazine
VAKNIN Gallery
Jezebel Magazine
ENCORE Magazine
WeddingChannel.com
TheKnot.com
LEAD Atlanta
and that's not all....


2008
I'm getting Married!
3 New Workshops
8 New Publications
3 New Radio Shows
5 New Articles
1 New Sponsorship
Website (Just you wait!)
10 New Countries
1 New Airline
Start 1 New Book
1 New House?
Breast Cancer Initiative
Run 1 Race (or 2)
more on this list later...

Some of you may be thinking that this entry is written to brag. Not completely. It's actually written to brag about where my blessings come from. Up ABOVE! I'm nothing without the vision and mission given to me every day and at every photo shoot by my spiritual guidance.

I do not take lightly being able to wake up every day of my life with the realization that I am living my dream. That I have found my purpose in life. That I am doing exactly what I was made to do. And its not Photography. Its to give praise through my gifts and talents.

- KNIGHT



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14 comments:

Anonymous said...

Amein Indeed!
~H.

phillygirl16 said...

There's nothing wrong with braggin on your blessings! I celebrate with you because you know from whom they come! Stay encouraged--your gift has truly made room for you and you are a MAJOR blessing to so many others.

Keenda said...

Your work amazes me, it leaves me speechless and coming back for more everyday (3, 4 times a day) and after reading all your blessings (congratulations) ... what stood out the most was your statement; Up ABOVE! ... my spiritual guidance...Its to give praise through my gifts and talents. That is a a lesson to be learned the success of your business, the quality of your work; a powerful testimony of a life where God is in control...

God's Continued Blessings to You Ross!

*Put the Lord first in everything you do, and He WILL direct your path Prov. 3:6 * Trust in the Lord and He WILL give you the desires of your heart Psl. 37:4 *

Deewonda said...

I wholely agree with Keenda! I have thoroughly enjoyed visiting your website and Blogspot site daily. Although I have not yet taken your workshop, I have started looking at my own photography style differently.

You are a blessed, gifted and talented individual, Mr. Knight. Thank YOU for the blessing of discovery of your work, your work ethic, and your spirituality.

Cathy said...

I love your lists! And many congratulations again for all your wonderful accomplishments! I look to your site for inspiration and I a grateful that I found it. God Bless! ~Cathy

Cathy said...

I love your lists! And many congratulations again for all your wonderful accomplishments! I look to your site for inspiration and I a grateful that I found it. God Bless! ~Cathy

Leslie said...

I totally agree with Keenda.. Go GOD Go. It is truly amazing what he can do through our praise of our God given talents and gifts..AMEN

Many Blessings Ross

Anonymous said...

I think u r absolutely right I have been following ur blog ever since the propsal u did for Keisha and Robert and since then read all previous blogs...I am so happy that u r doing exactly what u want to do in life..I pray I get to that stage...I love your work its amazing and there is nothing wrong with bragging about ur blessings when you give all the glory n credit to our Almighty...I look foward to continously following your blog and I pray this year will top last yr and the besssttt wishes on your marriage this yr may your love know no END , but peace , joy ,abundance , divine health and continous blessings !!! Amen!

erica d. said...

Happy New Year RK!
Your list commentary reminded me of a passage by Marianne Williamson in one of her books "A Time to Love: Reflections on the Principles of A Course in Miracles".

...We ask ourselves, Who Am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous? Who are you not to be?...We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us.


So I say, keep on!

Tutu said...

Please brag about what God has done. I come to your blog to be inspired and each time, I leave inspired. Your life is really a testimony of what God can do. My prayer is that by the end of this year, I will be able to make this kind of list.
Keep doing what you do, you really are an inspiration.

TJ said...

you really inspire me!!!!!!!!!!!

Str82thabank said...

Ross......man, I feel like I know you personally. Yo real talk I'm not one of those mushie type of dudes but I find myself visiting your website at least 3-4 times a day. Its like Crack to me even tho I'm no drug user. I'm from the hood in Brooklyn, New York and your images virtually takes my mind out of here....I'm so serious! Listen I want to say THANK YOU for the trips out of here... thats what it feels like everytime I visit your site. I'll come back in a few hours... keep doin yo thissel fo rissel ya dig!!! your brother from another mother.... Eric

n.roberts said...

I was led to your blog through the Robert Gray proposal slideshow and I am so inspired by your work. Thank you for being a blessing by giving praise to the One who is due nothing but praise.

Congratulations on your successes for 2007 and I look forward to hearing about many more in 2008.

Stay Blessed!

MODNAROS said...

Such a blessing! I'm a new blogger and was just about to post a new one about one of my favorite things (that's your work by the way) and while checking out the correct web address I stumbled upon this blog. I was so excited, I never got a chance to finish the post!

Keep doing what you're doing and I can't wait for our paths to cross someday. NOTE: When I first discovered you, I promised my boyfriend of almost 10 years that when it was time for us to finally tie the knot, I didn't care about ANYTHING as long as I was able to have you chronicle the moment. Hope to meet you soon!

Tennekka