We had the good fortune of connecting with Rebecca Lee and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Rebecca, what’s the most important lesson your business/career has taught you?
The most important lesson I’ve learned is to always fight for yourself and to not depend on anyone else. Wanting something is not powerful enough for you to get it. You really have to go and get it. Also, while building my own brand, I have also realized that the only person you can really depend on is yourself so if you are partnering with anyone else, make sure to have backup and contingency plans if those partnerships fall through. Lastly, I have learned to not let small failures get to me. Building a brand is hard and you have to be resilient and know that there will always be more opportunities. It is better to be ready for the next one than to dwell on one that has passed.
Let’s talk shop? Tell us more about your career, what can you share with our community?
Creating my outdoors adventurer brand has not been easy, but I think what sets me apart is my genuine passion for what I do and what I promote. I have always been fascinated by photography and have immersed myself in different organizations to be on both the professional and casual side of photography. Always finding new ways to improve has helped my photography immensely as well as connecting with similar individuals. I am also constantly reached out by brands and individuals to create content of the outdoors, which has always come easy for me as I am always planning trips to the outdoors. My love of being outside makes my job easy and makes my brand consistent,
Let’s say your best friend was visiting the area and you wanted to show them the best time ever. Where would you take them? Give us a little itinerary – say it was a week long trip, where would you eat, drink, visit, hang out, etc.
I know exactly where I would take my friend if she was visiting Arizona. I think what made me fall in love with Arizona was visiting Sedona. I would first take her two hours away to Sedona. We would hike Devil’s Bridge, Cathedral Point, and the Bronson Caves to get those beautiful views of the vortexes and caves of Sedona. And then we would go wine tasting and visit the cute little art villages downtown. Afterwards, we would dip on over to the Grand Canyon and spend a couple of days hiking the vast and beautiful National Park. Finally, I’d take her even further north to the beautiful area of Page, Arizona where we’d visit Horseshoe Bend and Antelope Canyon. We’d also rent a pontoon boat and explore the beautiful Lake Powell before heading back down to Phoenix. I love the beauty of nature and Arizona has so many great ones.
Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
I would like to dedicate my success to the National Park Foundation. I’ve visited 21+ US National Parks and a dozen more National Monuments and they have been beautifully preserved, thanks to the National Park Foundation which is a charity directly funding the National Parks. Our National Parks is what has allowed me to fall in love with nature and our world in the first place, and what has given me a reason to live and explore. As someone who always works for the corporate world, I live my life always planning and yearning for my next outdoor adventure.