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

 
Burnout-Proof Your Biz Podcast with Chelsea B Foster | Episode 041 - Building Relationships through Co-Working Spaces with Megan Hemphill of Firebrand Collective | Learn how to run your biz and live your dream life on your own terms without the fear of burnout. ||| Co-working for creatives | Working from Home | Networking for creatives | Co-working spaces | Avoiding Boundaries | Boundaries for creative business owners | Productive Entrepreneur | Productivity | Workflows for Social Media |
 

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

 
 
ON THE EDGE OF BURNOUT?
Take a break. It’s okay. Your business is not going to implode if you walk away. Take that step back and do something unrelated. It’s amazing the amount of clarity that comes with that.
— Megan Hemphill, Firebrand Collective
Guest on the Burnout-Proof Your Biz Podcast
 
 

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!

 
 
It’s so important to the human psyche to be a part of the community. Co-working spaces provide that for people that don’t necessarily have that built into their lives.
— Megan Hemphill, Firebrand Collective
Guest on the Burnout-Proof Your Biz Podcast
 
 

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.

 
 

Connect with Megan & Firebrand Collective:

Megan Hemphill - Guest on Episode 41 of The Burnout-Proof Your Biz Podcast with Chelsea B Foster | www.burnoutproofyourbiz.com
 
 

Let’s Connect!

If we aren't already friends, I'd love to get to know you! The absolute best place to do that is on Instagram. I hang out there pretty much all the time. I'm @chelseabfoster. Come say hi!

 
 
 
 

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Burnout-Proof Your Biz Podcast with Chelsea B Foster | Episode 041 - Building Relationships through Co-Working Spaces with Megan Hemphill of Firebrand Collective | Learn how to run your biz and live your dream life on your own terms without the fear of burnout. ||| Co-working for creatives | Working from Home | Networking for creatives | Co-working spaces | Avoiding Boundaries | Boundaries for creative business owners | Productive Entrepreneur | Productivity |
Burnout-Proof Your Biz Podcast with Chelsea B Foster | Episode 041 - Building Relationships through Co-Working Spaces with Megan Hemphill of Firebrand Collective | Learn how to run your biz and live your dream life on your own terms without the fear of burnout. ||| Co-working for creatives | Working from Home | Networking for creatives | Co-working spaces | Avoiding Boundaries | Boundaries for creative business owners | Productive Entrepreneur | Productivity |