Hello, everyone! My name is Mallory, and I live in downtown Chicago with my fiancé where I work as a consultant and entrepreneur. After graduating with a degree in business (majoring in finance and marketing) several years ago, I began my career as an analyst in finance. During the first several years I worked within in a few different sectors of lending before making the move into private equity. While private equity’s complexities always kept me on my toes and learning, I wasn’t able to do much outside of my job as the hours were incredibly rigorous. Therefore, I decided to adjust my job entirely and began working on strategic implementation and project management at the University of Chicago; this was around two years ago. Here, I had the good fortune of working alongside some of the most genuine and talented people of my career thus far.
While all great and wonderful, after a year or so that all-too-familiar feeling began to creep up on me (I think a lot of this is a generational thing). Those unsettled, irritable, and anxiety-ridden series of thoughts began to sweep in: “why are you spending your days in eight hours of meetings, allowing your time to be controlled by a bunch of people who aren’t you?” I spent months thinking about this, thinking about what I was “supposed” to be doing. After months of thought paired with countless hours of research, I stumbled upon someone who, like me, wanted to live a life of true freedom. Someone who actually was, both with regards to his time and money. As stated in my initial post, that’s my reasoning for being here, to pass along what I’ve learned (and am still learning) as I trudge forward on my (already successful) journey through entrepreneurship.
How have I reached high financial success, you ask? Well, it’s pretty simple really, I’ve done so through a unique online business model. Sound too good to be true? Trust me, I know. I’m a major cynic. However, it is true. It does require work, and it does require discipline, but the life you’ll get to live after the few initial months of required tenacity and persistence is beyond worth it.
Until next time, au revoir.