A Day in the life of an Impact Hub Member
Last week I had a slice of pizza with a world class journalist, a sommelier, the Central Coast’s doyen of impact investing, an aspiring poet, and a graphic design intern specializing in UX and content strategy. We sat at tables on the plush green AstroTurf under the beautiful California sun. The smoke from the woodfired grilled filled the air with a summery aroma as we unwound in the middle of a hectic week. I don’t actively seek out these genius, creative, energetic people, yet I meet them every day whether it’s in the kitchen grabbing a sip of kombucha, grabbing lunch at the beach, or helping one of them move a desk into their new office.
If the last half century of corporate life has taught us anything it is that working together in a large office is not the same as being a part of a community. So many of us are turned off by even the idea of a row of cubicles, buzzing florescent lights, cheap coffee, and expanded polystyrene ceiling tiles. This dissatisfaction with the status quo has led many people to the coffee shop or the home office. But the cat quickly becomes a lonely associate and the group of teenagers ordering Venti Caramel Frappuccinos can make it hard to make a sales call. So, what is this paradisiacal solution to the work environment dilemma? Coworking. A place where you can share resources and ideas with hundreds of others who have come to the same conclusion as you that something needs to change. You can use the state of the art video conferencing rooms right after you finish the inhouse coffee tasting from our local coffee shop. Coworking is a lifestyle that is easy to get into and hard to imagine ever giving up.
Sign up for a free day pass at impacthubsb.com and see if it’s time to change the way you work.