Many of us will have spent some time over the last week or so making new year resolutions or setting goals that we will achieve over the coming year. I just read a great post that suggested we should be saying “This year I am going to…” rather than “This year I would love to…”, I can see how that subtle change in language would be powerful in terms of moving you towards your goals and that is definitely something that I am going to adopt.
Whether your goals for the year are personal or professional, I have listed five ways that using your local coworking space could help you towards achieving your goals for 2020:
Achieve a Better Work/Life Balance
If you commute from Magherafelt to Belfast or Derry 5 days a week you could easily be spending 2hrs everyday in the car. Many employers are now seeing the benefits of allowing their employees to work remotely, including at coworking spaces, for all or part of their working week. Imagine what getting those 2hrs back in your day would be like even for just one or two days a week. It could help you reach your fitness goals as you would have time for extra workouts. Or maybe you would choose to spend more time with your family, or meet up with friends more regularly. Regardless of what you would do with that extra time, I’m pretty sure it would beat sitting in traffic.
Whether you drive to work and pay for fuel and parking or take the bus and pay for your ticket there is an expense to travelling to and from the city. We have various membership plans depending on your needs and are confident that they will work out less expensive. In fact, we offer everyone their first coworking session for free so you really have nothing to lose. If you would like to book a desk for the day, at no cost, sign up here.
Expand Your Network
If you are self employed and work at home alone, it can be very isolating. I know, I was there! Coworking in a space like The Hive can help you meet other freelancers, entrepreneurs or start-ups. There is such a wealth of experience and knowledge within our community with members from a diverse set of backgrounds that if you need something answered you can generally find someone who can help. And you just never know what opportunities for collaboration will present themselves. Coworking is an excellent way to grow your business through networking.
Host Your Event
Maybe you have set yourself a target to host that workshop or training session that you’ve been putting off? We have the perfect space for you to do that. Our meeting room holds up to 14 people and we have a comfortable breakout area that you also get use of. We can even help you get your event online and sell tickets if you would like.
Learn a New Skill
Speaking of events… We already have a number of dates in the calendar for workshops and seminars to help you in all aspects of your business from marketing to credit control, so if you have promised that you will develop your skills in a certain area, check out our upcoming events to see if there is anything of interest to you.
I want to again wish you all a very happy and prosperous new year and good luck in achieving those goals!
2020. Bring. It. On!