In the first part of this two-blog series, I talked about how curiosity and integrity act as the compass in my journey as a business owner and operations consultant. Now, I would like to share the remaining three values that are integral to my work at The 25th Hour — life-long learning, service, and wholeheartedness.
“Stay curious, keep learning and keep growing. And always strive to be more interested than interesting.”
Jane Fonda’s words resonate deeply with me because, as a life-long learner, I view every interaction as an opportunity to grow.
Over a decade of operations consulting has taught me a lot, but I firmly believe that the learning never stops. There’s always a new perspective to consider, a novel idea to explore, and a fresh challenge to surmount. I am constantly reading, attending trainings, and seeking new knowledge to serve my clients better. More than a personal interest, I see it as a responsibility to stay on top of the latest in my field, so I can provide the best service to my clients.
Service is not just an activity for me; it’s a way of life. I believe we can make the world a better place by offering our skills and talents in the service of others. Through my work, I hope to generate waves of goodness that ripple outward, impacting not just my clients but their communities too.
This dedication to service extends to my personal life as well. Acts of service are my love language, the primary way I express and perceive love. I take pride in serving my family, friends, and my community. I’ve recently started volunteering through the Rotary Club, an organization that embodies service above self, mirroring my values.
When I work with a client, I see them as a complete person. I care not just about their business goals, but also about their personal happiness and satisfaction in life. I want my clients to feel seen and understood in every aspect of their being.
I show up fully as a nature-loving wife, mother, and bookworm. I believe my work is stronger because I bring my whole self to it. And I encourage the entrepreneurs I work with to do the same. It’s not just about what you do or how you do it, but who you are while doing it.
The five values I’ve shared — curiosity, integrity, lifelong learning, service, and wholeheartedness — serve as the backbone of my work. They are the guiding principles that help me support entrepreneurs in reimagining their time and realigning their business activities with their values and goals.
By embracing these values, I help my clients beat burnout, grow their businesses, and fall back in love with their work. And the journey continues, for learning, growing, and giving are life-long pursuits.
I hope this blog post and part one in the series have given you a clearer picture of the values that guide me both in my work and life. If these resonate with you, I look forward to the opportunity of partnering with you to bring about transformational change in your business and life.