Was talking to an entrepreneur yesterday. She was talking about her company and I asked her, “Where do you work?”. She said, out of her house or other places.
She had tried a Regus location, but hated it. No one talked to anyone else and it was isolating. She couldn’t work in a coffee shop-way too distracting. Plus, you never know who is there that could be following you. She rented an office in a converted school. But, she was by herself again.
She loved the co-working space we were meeting in. She hopes they build one near her.
I have been in co-working spaces in the Sears Tower, John Hancock and they are totally sterile. When I visited Nextspace in San Francisco, I saw another place that “gets it”.
It’s just a pleasure to be around other people, smash ideas together, collaborate, and communicate. If you are starting a venture-even if it’s just a lifestyle business like consulting-consider the money you pay to rent a desk well spent.
Your mental health is as important as your company’s fiscal health. Sometimes they go together. Get out of the coffee shop, stop isolating yourself and find a co-working spot today. Here is an app that can help.