February 23, 2011
I cannot believe that Dannon finally pulled La Crème yogurt (my favorite!) from the marketplace altogther. I have chased it from store-to-store, letting out a gleeful gasp everytime I found it again in new and different store (only to have it disappear again): Safeway → Target → Nob Hill.
Now appearing in the yogurt aisle of my supermarket is a plethora of brands of “Greek” yogurt. I have tried many and to me they just do not measure up in creaminess and texture. I am hoping that creamy comes back in style and I will eventually find something that I like as much as La Crème.
Not to trivialize the major transition facing my consulting practice clients, this loss of my favorite yogurt helps me to understand why shuttering my year-old business, Process Confidence, has been so wrenching. Even though I am extremely happy and excited about my decision to transition back to full-time professional employment (a great opportunity!), for my clients, my sudden unavailability is a similar involuntary loss.
Over the long view we will both get beyond these transitions…
I am grateful to my clients for making my consulting business a success. I enjoyed helping each one achieve process confidence. I cannot believe how much I learned in the past year about the practice of consulting in general, accounting (taxes), marketing, and sales, all while practicing the technical skills that I know best. Thank you!
I continue to wish all of my clients process confidence even though I have embarked on a new adventure.