Cigs. Weed. Drank.

Anytime you reach for one of these, you are asking for a pace setter. You are essentially attempting to slow the rate at which you are receiving emotional and spiritual feedback. I don’t personally believe there’s anything wrong with it and I’ve used some combination of these myself. Sometimes life is just too much and … Continue Reading

A Word on Doin’ Too Damn Much!

Nobody tells you this when you’re scaling, but a word of warning, it sucks. There are some awesome things about needing to grow; more money, great clients, etc. But the energetic and material mathematics works in such a way where if one thing changes, there’s a domino effect and everything has to change at least … Continue Reading

Meet Ava St. Claire of The MoonRose Agency

Space + Craft | Majani Catering

SPACE: SOUTH SHORE, A GARDEN & A RESTAURANT AT 7167 S. EXCHANGE AVE. CRAFT: VEGAN CULINARY EXPERIENCES. Chef Tsadakeeyah and Nasya Emanuel are the owners of a new vegan restaurant in South Shore, a southside Chicago neighborhood. They took an eyesore in the neighborhood and turned it into a modern, affordable place to sit down … Continue Reading

Why no one is supporting YOUR Business

In the last few weeks, there has been a lot more talk in my inner circles about support for Black Businesses. “Why don’t people support Black Businesses?” For me, it is a nerve-grating, rhetorical question. Why doesn’t anyone support any business? My Agency serves businesses all over the city of Chicago and two other states. … Continue Reading

#STRUGGLE

You have to change your mind. Struggle happens where most things do. Between Spaces. Aggravation, pain and suffering happens with resistance. If you want to stop the feeling of struggle, you have three options. + Change your circumstances. + Change how you feel about your circumstances. + Change your goals or desires. Struggle looks like: … Continue Reading

How to Stop Feeding the “Chicago” Narrative

A couple days ago shots Mr. Trump fired shots at Chicago from his Twitter feed. The man has a particular gift for getting people whipped up into a frenzy. He knows all the weak points. All the buttons to push. But this one made me particularly livid because it was a high profile, visible manifestation … Continue Reading

Business Leadership is a Love Story

  There are days when you win. Days when you lose. Nights when you dream of beautiful things and nights you fight in your sleep. All for the sake of making your dreams come true. For fighting what you know is right. For discovering the world by building that which you think it needs most. … Continue Reading

Self-Actualization & African American Leadership

Thinking about how the African-American community would be highly served by learning the basic tenants of personal growth that a large sector of white entrepreneurs have internalized. The work of Dr. Brene Brown, Tony Robbins, Seth Godin and the like are foreign work to many in community organizers and leaders who are desperately in need of of … Continue Reading

Mindset: The New Psychology of Success

Publisher’s Summary Mindset is one of those rare audio books that can help you make positive changes in your life and at the same time see the world in a new way. A leading expert in motivation and personality psychology, Carol Dweck has discovered in more than 20 years of research that our mindset is … Continue Reading