Over the last few years, coworking has exploded around the world including Brooklyn. The number and quality of coworking spaces continues to grow at a furious pace. Each month, new spaces are opening and existing communities are expanding their square footage.
Given the interest in our community, I think the trend is still in it’s earliest stages. If you’ve been on the sidelines and waiting to join a coworking space, let me share three reasons why today is the time to get started.
- Get out of your comfort zone: The best piece of professional advice I have received is that “the only way to grow is to get out of your comfort zone.” While it’s safer and easier to stick with what you know, stepping into the unknown is the
bestonly way to learn. Risk taking is a learning experience. You’ll learn new skills and your true capability. You may feel safer working from home or with your headphones on in the coffee shop but you’re not. If you do that, you’re missing out on a chance to learn, meet new people and accelerate your success.
- Relationships matter: In business, winners realize that relationships generate success. By immersing yourself in a community of driven people everyday, whether entrepreneurs or freelancers or both, you’ll undoubtedly expand your network and make a few friends. These relationships will create new opportunities for you both professionally and socially.
- The “work” gym effect: Anyone with a gym membership understands the psychological effect of throwing on your workout clothes and walking to the gym. Your likelihood of a high quality workout goes way up at the gym compared to those times when you promise yourself you’ll do pushups and situps at home or go for a run in the park. Why? Because being in the right environment increases your chance for success. Coworking spaces have the same effect on your professional life. Getting ready in the morning, surrounding yourself with hard workers and free coffee and leaving the distratcions of your couch, your pet and your laundry will put you in the proper frame of mind to be productive and improve the quality of your work.
If you’ve made it this far, you must be ready to join our community. So go ahead and email us today! Mention this blog post for a 20% discount on your first month of membership!