Reflections

You’re a Force of Gravity – Don’t Fall Victim to Time

October 12, 2020

“I have more than enough time to do everything that’s on my list!”… says no one I know, including the team at The 25th Hour! Even during a nationwide shutdown, supposedly with nothing but time on our hands; we tend to believe that time has escaped us. We didn’t master that new skill; we didn’t […]

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You Get What You Pay For – A True Crime Story

September 14, 2020

I was impatient to get this done – to ‘Fix This Next’ if you will – and I rushed to hire help. She was a professional, but our definitions of “professional” were vastly different. Now I had a product I couldn’t use, and I only had myself to blame. Let me tell you the true […]

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Create a Productive Workforce with the Coaching Approach

August 17, 2020

Approaching conversations at work from a coaching perspective creates space for everyone to voice their opinions and for smooth, sustainable business operations to continue. This is the value of the “Coaching Approach,” a technique that has worked for me as an OBM. Culture, productivity, and creativity may degenerate as teammates stifle their voices in favor […]

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Effective Leadership: Wearing the Coach’s Hat

August 3, 2020

Being a leader means tackling uncomfortable situations head-on. As an OBM, I may be called upon to do some uncomfortable work. If I’m to lead as the business owner’s partner, I must navigate sometimes icky and always tricky situations to preserve relationships within a business — especially as it relates to what’s best for the […]

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Accountability and Repetition

July 27, 2020

Courtesy of Mike Michalowicz from the book, Fix This Next 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 […]

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An OBM’s Dream: Creating Order

July 20, 2020

Your business has met its need for Order when your business can both survive and thrive without you!Order is the third tier on Mike Michalowicz ‘Business’ Hierarchy of Needs,’ and he lists five core needs to securing Order. We’ve already talked a little about Michalowicz’s book, Fix This Next, in a previous blog. Let’s dive […]

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