An Ode To Staying the Course

An Ode To Staying the Course

Last week, I met with one of my fabulous clients, the one that “get it.”  He’s a successful restaurateur who is now opening an incredible wine bar restaurant concept in one the very hottest spots in Chicago, the West Loop.  It’s across from Girl and the Goat and next...
Letting It Go As a Strategy

Letting It Go As a Strategy

For the first time in my professional life of 20 years, I have said, “This is not working for me, and therefore, I will not continue.” I feel like a million bucks, like a new woman, like a wise and infinite soul in the land of finally doing what I preach: do not...
The Epidemic of Soul-Sucking Work

The Epidemic of Soul-Sucking Work

One thing that slaps me in the face when I go downtown to meet with potential collaborators, clients, and centers of influence is this: People are not jumping for joy to go to work. I often get downtown early to miss the traffic and sit in a coffee shop to work...
Fear is NOT a Four-Letter Word

Fear is NOT a Four-Letter Word

Many people don’t like to admit when they’re scared, especially when they are broaching a new skill, an uncomfortable conversation, or unknown waters in general. In business, this is even more amplified. Fear can signal weakness, or ineptitude, or a lack of...
What is My Why?

What is My Why?

If there is anything you need to have before you embark on building your own company from scratch it is extraordinary clarity. I have been thinking and dreaming about my own company for years: a chance for my own voice to be fully heard and realized, a chance to be...