Building Relationships through Co-Working Spaces with Megan Hemphill of Firebrand Collective
BURNOUT-PROOF YOUR BUSINESS PODCAST | WORKFLOW & PRODUCTIVITY SPECIALIST | CO-WORKING FOR CREATIVES | NETWORKING FOR CREATIVES | AVOIDING BURNOUT | BOUNDARIES FOR CREATIVE BUSINESS OWNERS
Megan started as a photographer balancing toddlers and the life of a solopreneur. The loneliness of running her own business eventually inspired her to open a co-working space that would help other entrepreneurs collaborate and make connections.
Now she runs Firebrand Collective, a Kansas City co-working space created by women, for women. Megan shares her journey of how she balances personal life and business, tell-tale signs that you may need a co-working space, and the benefits of joining one.
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Inside the episode:
Balancing 'all the things' we want in life and how to prioritize to actually accomplish everything you need to
Dealing with unrealistic expectations and breaking free from unnecessary 'should dos'
What is a co-working space? How does it work and how will it help your business?
How to know if you're ready for a co-working space
How to choose a co-working space that's right for you
What to look for in a co-working space
Tips for avoiding burnout
Setting boundaries in business
Megan's transition from photographer to running a thriving co-working space
Today's Permission Slip:
Each episode I give you a permission slip - a reminder to give yourself permission to run your business and live your dream life on your own terms.
Megan shared a lot of amazing benefits of co-working with others. I’m an avid believer that getting out of your house and working around others can be a great way to shake things up, find your productive groove again, and reenergize yourself. Not to mention all the social and relationship benefits you’ll gain from co-working. Hello new biz besties!
So today I want you to look for co-working opportunities. There might not be a co-working space near you, but I guarantee there are other creatives that would love to meet up. Or a coffee shop that has a couple other freelancers or small business owners working from laptops during the day.
Get out and find those people, those places, and your place there.
I give myself permission to look for co-working opportunities in my area.
I know getting out and meeting new people is scary - when I went to my first Tuesdays Together meeting I had a panic attack in the car before I worked up the courage to open the car door and go meet the group - but it’s almost always worth it! Give yourself permission to go for it.
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