23/01

Why being distracted is good in a Coworking space 

 

Why being distracted is good in a Coworking space 

 

Can being distracted at work actually be a good thing for your own wellbeing and for the growth of your business?

 

Could it be that working at home on your own where you think you will be locked away from outside influences is actually the most distracting place of all?

 

When I opened the doors to Dragon Coworking in 2017 one of many things I was worried about was the protocol for coworkers interacting with others. I worried that if I did not have some sort of policy in place some coworkers would constantly disturb and disrupt others causing them to get fed up and leave. 

 

Phones going off, laughter, cappuccinos being made and even some lively discussions between coworkers were all going to happen, but how would people react and what would their expectations be? The key word here is expectations. 

 

From the start we set the expectation that it was not a library, it was a place of interactions and communicating somewhere to come and be with others. The very principle of a Coworking space!

 

When you work in a Coworking space you will be distracted on a regular basis but this will usually be for a positive reason such as asking for your opinion on a new product or can your business help me. 

 

Working at home V Coworking  Distractions

 

Home

Tempting TV shows such as loose women and Jeremy Kyle 

Dogs and cats that crave attention 

Washing to put out.

Neighbour pops around for a natter about Emmerdale 

Nip to the shops 

Kids coming in and out all the time. 

 

Coworking 

Coworkers wanting talk about your business

Coffee breaks with uplifting chats 

Lively conversation about the day’s events

Natural networking every day

 

16/01

Do you struggle to make the big decisions?

Do you struggle to make the big decisions?

Do you put off decisions again and again because it’s too difficult, and in the end just forget all about it?

I found this excellent blog by Craig Jarrow I thought you might all be interested to any budding entrepreneurs.

Blog by www.timemanagementninja.com

5 Reasons You Shouldn’t Overthink Your Decisions

Waiting to Make Decisions Leads to Missed Opportunities

How long to do you take to make decisions?

If you are like many people, you might ponder a decision until it becomes more of a burden than a choice. And by repeatedly putting it off, you create more stress and work for yourself.

Sometimes, you may even over analyze and wait so long on a decision that it is made for you.

What decision have you been putting off because you have been overthinking?

Overthinking is Procrastination

Overthinking decisions leads to delays.

Too many people operate from this “no action and wait” decision stance.

In fact, waiting or procrastinating is a decision in itself. (And you may find yourself without a choice, after all.

Here Are 5 Reasons You Shouldn’t Overthink Your Decisions:

  1. Overplanning is Procrastination – Put simply, you can ponder and lay out options into infinity. Don’t overplan to the point that you are delaying action.
  2. There Will Always Be More Information – This is paralysis by analysis. Make a decision when you have adequate information. If you are always waiting for “one more piece of data” you will never make a decision.
  3. There Will Not Be a Better Time – “Now isn’t a good time” isn’t a valid excuse for not making a decision. Life doesn’t magically align the planets to provide “perfect times,” there is just time.
  4. A Good Decision Beats a Perfect One – Just as there is never a perfect time, there is also never a perfect decision. In fact, a good decision now, will always beat waiting for a perfect decision later. Waiting for a better option often leads to missed opportunities.
  5. You Can Change Your Mind – Too often, people hesitate to decide because they are afraid of making the “wrong” choice. Yet, there are very few decisions in life that are permanent. You can change your decision later it if makes sense.

Don’t Overthink It, Do It

Many people spend their entire lives putting off decisions.

To be more productive, and effective, you have to be willing to make the choices.

Some decisions are easy, and others are hard.

Yet, they are your choices, so make them while you still have the chance