Entrepreneurs Need Connection

Harvard Square in Cambridge, MA.

Harvard Square in Cambridge, MA.

I recently left the corporate world to strike out on my own. Like many people who pursue entrepreneurship, I am enjoying the freedom of structuring my own schedule. I also love having the ability to be more involved with my son's activities and to make time for incorporating more exercise into my life.

For the past couple of months I have primarily been working from home with a few days here and there working out of a co-working space. However, my husband has been doing the school drop-off and pick-up duty which takes us through Cambridge. This morning, my husband had an appointment so I drove my son to school and I think I'm going to insist on doing it from now on.

This is going to sound weird to some of you, but driving through the traffic and the crowded streets of North Cambridge, I could feel the energy of the hustle and bustle. 

And I loved it.

It made me feel connected to my community and it made me realize that working from home day after day, while it has its perks, can also make me miss out on the mojo I felt on my drive this morning.

And I'll tell you, it was one of the most productive days I've had in a very long time.

I crave days like today, so I'm going to keep myself accountable. And I'm going to lean on the fellow members of Tassel Society help keep this promise to myself.

Every week I'm going to make a point to:

  • Do school drop-off every day unless I have a meeting scheduled (bonus is that I get quality time with my tween son! Yay!)
  • Walk to my town's center for coffee at least once a week and work from the coffee shop for a couple of hours.
  • Join a co-working space on a more full-time basis and work from there at least three days a week.
  • Twist my friends' arms to join me for a cocktail or coffee at least once a month.

What about you? As an entrepreneur, what do you do to make sure you're maintaining a human connection, even if you're working from home?

5 Factors to Consider When Launching a Collaboration

5 Factors to Consider When Launching a Collaboration

Collaborations are a great way to grow your business and chances are you've probably seen examples of how big brands (Hello Target!) partner with each other to cross promote and ultimately sell more.

You can too.

But before you go out asking the first brand that comes to mind, you'll want to consider a few factors.

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