Pazit Perez is the World’s Leading Edge Award-Winning Vision Portrait Photographer. She is a Visionary, Conscious Creator, Entrepreneur, Author and the founder of the “I Have A Dream Academy.” For more than twenty years, she has captured edgy stand out personality style portraits for professionals, artists, celebrities, and families. She rebrands personal identities with their vision for success through photography so they can see and achieve their goals, in a short period of time.
Vision Portraits was born from her own personal journey, Pazit went from rock bottom to rock star at the speed of light and achieved her permanent life-changing transformation within 90 days.
Being completely conscious of how she did it, Pazit vowed to spend the rest of her life teaching these principles to increase the life of others. By rebranding their personal identity through photography, they can identify with their vision of success to achieve their goals, build and live richer lives exactly the way they picture it to be.
StarCentral Magazine recently caught up with Pazit to talk about her entrepreneurial journey and here’s what went down:
Could you please tell our readers a brief background about yourself and how you started your business? Can you describe your journey to success? When did you start?
My love affair with print and photography started way back in my elementary school days. Whenever I had a day off from school, I joined my father at work. He was a printer, so I was exposed to magazines, photos, and graphics at an early age.
Fast forward, 20 years later, and I was delving into my passions for creative arts, photography, and film while studying in Montreal. I decided to focus on photography and started working at an advertising agency, as a photographer. This is where I sharpened my graphic skills and eventually became a partner, which introduced me to the world of business. As they say, the rest is history!
As an artist, I have developed my own signature style photographs, which are each made with love. My latest, Vision Portraits, was birthed from my own transformational journey, which led me to create a groundbreaking approach to photography. I became to be the World’s Leading Edge Award-Winning Vision Portrait Photographer, who uses photography not to capture memories, but rather to capture Vision images.
At the heart, a Vision portrait rebrands an individual’s personal identity so they can identify with their New seen vision of success to achieve their goals and dreams in a short period of time.
Did you ever imagine you would become this successful?
Despite some difficult life circumstances, in my heart, I always knew that I had success potential within me.
What is your main source of income?
Photography and the Vision Sesh.
What are you currently doing to maintain/grow your business?
The main thing I’m doing is that I keep thinking and creating new ideas then materialise them into reality such as;
I wrote a book “ The Little GOLDEN SECRETS to Get Anything You F***in’ Want.
How I Moneyfe$ted a MILLION At The Speed of Light & You Can too.
I’ve expanded teaching my principles through my “I Have A Dream Academy” online training company offering courses with the mission to power you up to picture beyond your current reality to achieve your goals and dreams in record time.
Next, I’ve created Winners Mind$et Cards to POSITIVELY TRAIN YOUR BRAIN TO THINK and ACHIEVE the RESULTS you WANT by impressing your mind through positive daily, constant repetition.
And finally, I create speaking events such as Grow Rich, Millionaire Mentors in collaborative partnerships to help expand the knowledge of vision and Mindset for individuals focused on achieving Growth and Wealth… in record time.
What social media platforms do you usually use to increase your brand’s awareness?
To increase my brands’ awareness, the social media platforms I use are Facebook, Instagram, and LinkedIn. I also write articles for Huff Post, Thrive Global, Medium, Success and I am featured as well in different magazines, so a combination of all those helps expand my brand. Recently I got my own TV Channel, so stay tuned as I will further expand my brand awareness through my show.
What is your experience with paid advertising, like PPC or sponsored content campaigns? Does it work?
My experience is mostly through Facebook ads, sales funnels and email campaigns. It’s a little tricky at first but once you find the right formula that works with your target audience, it becomes very lucrative.
What is your main tactic when it comes to making more people aware of your brand and engaging your customers?
My main tactic was to become a magnet. The strategy is having my clients do the talking, show off their vision portraits and results they’ve achieved which allows me to engage with their friend’s network who are leaving amazing comments.
How did your business stand out? How did your brand stand out from the rest of the other brands out there that is similar to your niche?
My business stands out because we have a very unique distinctive, made-to-measure signature style branding. The vision was to brand ourselves in the image all the greats such as Andy Warhol, Picasso or Monet to name a few. You could easily recognize their work by their distinctive style, so I incorporated the same principles into my brand. As a result, it paid off big time, we stood out and created our own signature style photographs, by going away from fake cheesy smiles and bringing out personality and character in our portraits. Furthermore, I mixed all my talents as an artist, graphic and film background into the photograph which positioned us exceptionally well and we’re instantly recognized in a league of our own. No one can copy our work, and that was the point,
What form of marketing has worked well for your business throughout the years?
A happy satisfied client that tells all their friends, family and city about you is the best marketing your company can have, period.
What is the toughest decision you had to make in the last few months?
I wouldn’t say toughest, but rather challenging as it was a big growth spurt and learning curve (yes I did manage to grow a few grey hairs) was taking my business from a physical studio location to the world wide web of Online I have a dream academy, and secondly moving from Montreal to Miami to further expand opportunities.
What money mistakes have you made along the way that others can learn from (or something you’d do differently)?
My BIGGEST money mistake was that I had a “poor” vision of myself and mindset about money. Once I understood that the way I perceive and think of myself was a direct result of the outcomes I’m producing I started to feed my mind a “wealthy” mindset and the vision of “prosperity” and my results reflected as such…in record time.
What have you learned in the process of becoming wealthy that others can learn from?
Money and wealth are a mindset, because as you think you Become. Get your thoughts and vision of yourself straight first. You must see yourself and think of yourself as wealthy before you achieve it, otherwise, you might see temporary success and will ALWAYS revert back to the “poor” self-image you have of yourself.
What new business would you love to start?
My Vision is to Open a HIGHER school of thought called the “I Have A dream Academy” with locations all over the world, starting with one in Miami on 55 Miracle Mile. I would further love to form partnerships with the big thought leaders in the personal growth industry such as Bob Proctor, Tony Robbins, Dr. Pillai to name a few. The purpose would be to educate people and further expand their awareness of growth and wealth by using their Higher faculties to achieve their goals and dreams in record time.
If you could go back in a time machine to the time when you were just getting started, what would you do differently?
I would have gotten a mentor early on and invested all I had in personal development rather than branded purses, parties, and other nonsense stuff. Also, I would have associated with those who have achieved the success that I saw and wanted for myself to fast forward my journey instead of trying to figure it out on my own.
If you could go back in a time machine to the time when you were first making a name for yourself, what advice would you give yourself?
I always think of going forward and not back in time but to answer this as best I can I would say to believe in me, in my talent, in my gift, in who I am and whom I can become, in all that I can create, to trust the process even when my circumstances appeared contrary to the vision of success I saw within myself.
Do you have any favorite business-related or personal development related books that you can recommend to other entrepreneurs?
Damn! I have a whole library of books I can recommend. My top 3 books closest to my heart are the Science of getting rich by Wallace D. Wattles, As a man thinketh by James Allan and of course the famous Think and Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill.
What is the best advice you have ever been given?
Live magically, not logically.
What advice would you give to a newbie Entrepreneur setting up their first business?
Picture what you want to achieve (aka have a clear Vision ) and Develop your future (aka right Mindset) of what you want to be – do or have, first. Then advance confidently (take action) in the direction of your dreams and believe that in a short period of time you will meet success in unexpected common hours and live your life the way you picture it to be.
One last thing, have fun and enjoy the ride for goodness sakes!