The last quarter of 2021 has arrived. How many of you are as stunned as I am that it’s already October? I spent much of September transitioning my children from summer mode to school mode and launching a massive online platform for one of my clients. It’s been non-stop. I still managed to reflect on the past year and dream about the new year ahead. We celebrated Rosh Hashanah (read my September blog here), and with that, I made a couple of pretty big decisions. But before I g
I have been thinking a lot about the ways I’m proactive. Subsequently, that makes me think about how I am not proactive, leading me down the path of how to be more proactive. Do you ever have these cyclical dialogues in your brain, or is it just me? It’s been almost ten (10!) years since I started my business; The 25th Hour, and as I reflect on all the ways I have changed, how much I have experienced and learned - both in my failures and my successes - one thing that has rema
As written in previous blogs, I have become a fan of author and entrepreneur Mike Michalowicz. His Business Hierarchy of Needs hone in on the essence of why business owners go into business.
The top levels of the hierarchy, Impact and Legacy, speak to our purpose - our values and ethics as people and business owners. Many entrepreneurs yearn to spend the majority of their time in that space, giving back and providing value after working so hard to get the business in the fi
Like the actress and activist Tracee Ellis Ross: "I am learning every day to allow the space between where I am and where I want to be to inspire me and not terrify me." Where am I? I am a newly Certified Online Business Manager. I am committed to a shift in mindset and a devotion to formalize The 25th Hour’s business model. I am bringing my best self to you and your business as a devout business partner. I am ready to present my recommendations and drive your team’s efforts.
I established myself as a business owner by first working for friends. In 2012, a friend asked me to research places to go for a ten-year anniversary trip. Another friend requested I find the best assisted living home in California to care for her brother. Tell me what you want done and I’ll do it. That’s where The 25th Hour began. Finally, a friend wanted to apply to art schools to secure an advanced degree. I took it upon myself to streamline the admissions process. I creat
An Online Business Manager can be a sounding board for your business ideas. OBMs make great gatekeepers, safeguarding your time and energy as the business owner. OBMs are best at turning theoretical plans into measurable business achievements. But do you really need an OBM right now? How do you know? In order to hightail your business into the revenue-generating machine you’ve dreamed of, you must be able to articulate a clear vision. If this means working with a business coa