John McDonald

GREAT ADVICE

 

JOHN McDONALD

Restaurateur & Media Entrepreneur

From his foodie-favorite restaurants — Lure Fishbar, MercBar and B&B Winepub — to Tasting Table and EBOOST, John McDonald just wants everyone to eat and live well. We spent 10 minutes with the restaurant and media entrepreneur.

 

WHEN STARTING A COMPANY YOU MUST...

Love 110% what you are about to do because without that passion, failure is much more likely.

 

THE BEST BUSINESS ADVICE I'VE RECEIVED IS...

Nothing is free, nothing.

 

I LOVE WHAT I DO BECAUSE...

Every day is unique with constant chaos and challenges.

 

NEVER BE AFRAID OF...

Risk too often people never get their shot because fear takes them out before they start.

 

MY GREATEST TALENT IS...

Knowing what I can not do well and filling the void with those who do.

 

MY BIGGEST CHALLENGE IS...

Staying focused because I am always coming up with new ideas but should stay focused on what I have on my plate.

 

I OVERCOME THAT CHALLENGE BY...

Trying to project what I would really get out of the idea at the end and be honest with why I need it or truly want it.

 

I HOPE TO ONE DAY...

Remain as busy and active as I am today. My goal is not to slow down or make things easy.