Prove the Rolling Stones Wrong in 2022



Prove the Rolling Stones Wrong in 2022

By Essie Escobedo, Chief Executive Angel, Office Angels


COVID-19 was the first pandemic that most of us had ever lived through. The experience taught us a lot – how to work from home, how to homeschool our children, and how to live in isolation – away from those we love. The pandemic also showed us that while you can’t always get what you want, you just might get what you need.

More than a few of us took a look at the way we were living in the past two years and decided it was time for a change. A new mindset emerged – one focused on the freedom and flexibility to control your own destiny and shape your own life. The Great Resignation reached from the mailroom to the board room.

Today, flexibility is the fastest-growing job requirement in the United States, and more than half of all Americans want to find themselves self-employed the next time they change jobs. These new business owners and budding entrepreneurs will need a great deal of help – now and over time – to make their dreams come true.

At Office Angels, we’ve been supporting the dreams of America’s self-employed business owners and budding entrepreneurs for more than two decades – just by listening. We heard established business owners and start-up entrepreneurs say they needed administrative, marketing and financial assistance when they needed it but not on a full-time basis. We also heard the “corporate dropouts” who said they wanted to replace the demands of more-than-40-hours-a-week with a balanced work life that included time to care for young children and elderly parents.

When we distilled what we heard, we saw that both sides wanted the freedom that comes with architecting how they work, who they work with and what they work on. With autonomy and control over your work, business owners, entrepreneurs and expert assistants all get what they want.

All of us at Office Angels were working “as needed” long before it was fashionable. It’s gratifying to see more Americans discovering for themselves what we’ve known all along – flexibility and control over one’s work life leads to higher satisfaction and fulfillment.

Apologies to the Rolling Stones for calling them out but, in this case, they are just wrong – flexibility can get you want you want and what you need.

Which of your “must do” tasks would you like to offload? Call me at 770-442-9246 and I’ll scour the heavens to find just the right Angel for you. For more information, visit


Updated: Jan 22, 2022

About the author
Esther "Essie" Escobedo of Office Angels is a member of XPX Austin

Office Angels serves as a professional matchmaker, linking small businesses in need of support with smart, reliable, credentialed and experienced professionals who work as needed.