When I started to accept the first paid jobs, I told myself to remember, that taking photos always has to be a pleasure for me. Of cause at the beginning you have to go through hell to pay your taxes, your flat and get sth. to eat but when you realise that you can’t motivate yourself to grab your cam and take pictures, you always have to scrutinize WHY have you become a photographer. For being an artist? Working creative, realizing yourself or just making money? Always focus on what gives you a good feeling an motivation. Find a balance between earning money to survive and have fun with you vocation. Photography is life.