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09/08/2018

Mingler

Low-key, comfortable expanding of one’s network, where everyone comes solo for an evening of no-pressure mingling.

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09/09/2018

Life of Yes℠ Bootcamp: Public Speaking - What & How To Share

presented by The Ironbank Mortgage Group

This is part of the Life of Yes℠ Bootcamp series. Current other editions are “Public Speaking: The Business Side” (which is about everything BUT content) and “Sales & Self-Promotion.” You can see if there are upcoming offerings on the Mac & Cheese Calendar Page. Enduring financial hardship and interested a Bootcamp Scholarship? Head here. Have an idea for a Bootcamp you’d like to see? Let Saya know.

What to say and how to say it?

If you’re interested in honing your ability to speak in front of others in a manner that’s engaging, memorable, comfortable, impactful, and inspiring, and especially if you’re nervous to be in the spotlight, then this Bootcamp is for you. Focus is on choosing and creating content.

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09/12/2018 - 10/31/2018

Life of Yes℠ Storytelling Class

I’ve always loved stories but have never devoted much time to writing my own. This class forced that to happen and it was beautiful. Magic happens as you become vulnerable, heed your classmate’s suggestions (sometimes!), and edit, edit, and edit some more. It’s remarkable how much better a story can become with a little work and how fun it can be to do that work. I think I might have a new hobby. Maybe. Saya created a warm, welcoming environment for us to learn and grown. It was the highlight of my week. Truly. Thank you Saya!

Especially geared for people who feel they don’t have any stories or who want support in unearthing their stories. Also geared towards folks who think public speaking, storytelling, sharing about themselves in front of others sounds like the worst thing ever.

This class meets once a week, for eight weeks, from 6:30-9:30pm. Since the last class falls on Halloween, we’ll decide as a class if we’d like to reschedule that session.

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09/18/2018

I Can't: Ask For Money

 

Do you stress out when asking people for money personally or professionally? I Can’t: Ask For Money is for you.

This is part of Mac & Cheese Productions‘ I Can’t series, where adults state they’re unable to do something, they try it/learn about it with a bunch of other adults who also “can’t,” and everyone proves themselves wrong and not only does the thing, but enjoys it and says, “That wasn’t so bad. In fact, kinda fun. Good for me! What’s next?!” Past I Can’ts have included yoga, improv, drawing, having a dog, financial planning, putting on makeup, and buying a home.
 
For this edition, Mac & Cheese is partnering with money-asking gurus Elyse Brendlen and Katie Carrico.
 
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09/20/2018

I Can't: Organize My Home

I Can’t: Organize My Home is part of Mac & Cheese Productions’ I Can’t series, where adults state they’re unable to do something, they try it with a bunch of other adults who also “can’t,” and everyone proves themselves wrong and not only does the thing, but enjoys it and says, “That wasn’t so bad. In fact, kinda fun. Good for me! What’s next?!” Past I Can’ts have included yoga, improv, drawing, have a dog, financial planning, and buy a home. Future I Can’ts include put on makeup and ask for money.

For this edition, Mac & Cheese is partnering with Chicago’s first certified KonMari Tidying Consultant Kristyn Ivey of For the Love of Tidy. She’ll share home organization tips that focus on what you keep (does it “spark joy?”), rather than what or how much you discard. Learn about the revolutionary Japanese decluttering method made popular by Marie Kondo’s bestseller, The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up.

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09/22/2018

Life of Yes University: Romantic Relationships Edition

Life of Yes℠ University is an immersive, interactive, reflective learning experience led by husband and wife team Pete & Saya.

The Romance Edition focuses on relationships of the dating and marriage variety. If you’re interested in exploring romantic relationships, the good, the bad, and everywhere in-between, join us for tools, strategies, and community with which to go forth with confidence.

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09/23/2018

Life of Yes℠ Bootcamp: Public Speaking - The Business Side

presented by The Ironbank Mortgage Group

This is part of the Life of Yes℠ Bootcamp series. Current other editions are “Public Speaking: What & How To Share” (choosing, creating, and sharing content) and “Sales & Self-Promotion.” You can see if there are upcoming offerings on the Mac & Cheese Calendar Page. Have an idea for a Bootcamp you’d like to see? Let Saya know. Enduring financial hardship and interested a Bootcamp Scholarship? Head here.

Getting paid to travel and share your interests sounds pretty neat, huh? Learn practical, a-ha!, doable insight from someone who was just as inexperienced and nervous as you. Yet here she is, a speaker. You can be too.

This is focused on the business-side of being a speaker.

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09/30/2018

Cross It Off Day: a No Excuses Event

  • Do you have something on your To Do List that’s been there for far too long and is now a source of stress, guilt, or feeling like a failure?
  • Do you keep pushing back the “deadline” of a task or project?
  • Are you really good at finding things to work on that aren’t THE thing you actually need/want to be working on?
  • Have a hard time reaching completion? Are you constantly stopping and starting and hamster’ing in the hamster-wheel?
  • Do you enjoy working solo but amongst others whom are also working?
  • Are you ready to finally cross “it” off?

A day to hunker down and cross that dang thing off your To Do List. Held at the historic Colvin House mansion.

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10/14/2018

Life of Yes℠ Bootcamp: Self Promotion & Sales

presented by The Ironbank Mortgage Group

This is part of the Life of Yes℠ Bootcamp series. Current other editions are “Public Speaking: The Business Side” (everything BUT content) and “Public Speaking: What & How To Share” (choosing, creating, and sharing content). You can see if there are upcoming offerings on the Mac & Cheese Calendar Page. Enduring financial hardship and interested a Bootcamp Scholarship? Head here. Have an idea for a Bootcamp you’d like to see? Let Saya know.

Turns out that Says excels in and enjoys areas many of you loathe, like sales and self-promotion. Let her help turn pain-points into sources of strength, confidence, and productivity.

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12/01/2018 - 09/23/2019

Licensing Opportunity: Fear Experiment℠

The dates are meaningless here, just numbers that have to be plugged in to include in calendar. Rolling opportunity.

In Fear Experiment℠, as a way to challenge themselves and meet others, people learn an art-form (dance, storytelling, a capella, stepping, or improv) with a group of strangers, all of whom have an element of fear in regards to something about the experience, in preparation for performing in front of hundreds. The show is inspiring evening of people facing fears in the most public way possible — on stage, under the lights, in front of an oft-sold out theater. It’s an adult recital x10000.

After six years, 350+ participants, 6700+ audience members, Fear Experiment℠ (FE) Chicago ended Fall 2016. Read why here.

But, if you live outside of Chicago — the suburbs, another state, another country — and you’d like to bring FE to you, you can!

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