Come to the Office Junction and check out our new artist Andrew Miller. His current series MANTISART is now on display at the Office Junction.
We will showcase several small, local businesses offering new and unique services to help you enjoy 2014.
Thinking about starting up your exercise routine? Meet Center Studio offering Yoga, Pilates and Dance Classes. Switching things up and need a little help from a life coach? Get guidance by Bea Hughes from At One Coaching. Thinking about a new logo or design? Get a free 3 minute consultation with Samantha Biddlecom Design. Want to retire in style? Chat with Life Transition & Coach Deborah Williams with Retirement Style. Spice up your existence with some StarJuice Aroma Therapy and Massage Therapist Darcey Pickard (LMP). Or take part in a raffle for a Mini Retreat offered by Mama Needs A Refill & Life Coach Jenny McGlothern.
Interested in eating healthier in 2014? Talk with Nutritionist Bridget from Full Life Nutrition.
Make your life more colorful with a painting class or some new art from Mind Unwind. Find information about great local babysitters from Urbansitters. Or learn about a free Happiness workshop at the Office Junction. The possibilities are endless.
While you are here we will happily give you a tour of our space, answer your questions about Coworking, and our community, and will serve you a free drink. Come visit!
At today's meetup we talked about people that inspire us and give us helpful advice.
Stefan's special person is a witty family member with a great sense of style and humor.
Clark's special person is also a family member that does great things in his daily life. He also told us a story about going grocery shopping with his Dad to discover a funny and charming site of him. Clark is currently reading 'You are a bad ass' (not that he would need it - in his own words) and gets some inspiration on how to not waste his life.
Eric mentioned Laurence Gonzales as his current inspiration. Gonzales is the author of 'Deep Survival' (an Office Junction copy donated by Clark is available in our Coworking library) and Eric shared a piece about the 5 stages how humans act if lost in the woods (or life).
Sam also shared her inspiration comes from a close family member as well as a relative. Both keep a positive attitude in difficult situations and master upcoming problems with grace, also blossoming while aging.
Ryan gets his inspiration from different people in his life. His preschool aged son teaches him how to handle work more like play, others listen well, like his massage therapist and give him great advise to stay true to himself.
Kerrie looks up to her parents, who stay fit, focus on family and make it a priority to make new friends along the way.
Raeann finds inspiration by business owners and creators of non-profit and social businesses being successful by giving back to the less fortunate.
Christine's neighbor Lauren inspired her to start up things in her life, working together to create the Bee Garden. Seeing Lauren's approach to get things done with ease and not stopping whatever comes up inspires her to reach out to more and get going.
Kerrie handed out long list of books she is looking for for her editor's workshop. If you have any of these books (see list on end of post) for her to borrow, please let her know. It's also a nice list of you look for your next read. She also shared what 'Development Editing' is and Stefan saw some hope as a future writer using this service for his book idea.
Clark shared his goal to run the US record in a marathon for his age bracket under 2:42 set by Clive Davies from Portland in 1979. Clark trains a lot all over West Seattle during the day, working evening shifts at West Seattle Runners. Cheer him on if you see him run. This man is on a big mission. Let's support him on this great journey!
We also did a little survey on our favorite thing in our free time. What is yours?
Here is what we said:
drinking wine, talk with friends, explore, cook, act, read, move through physical space, play air guitar (not able to handle doing 'the splits' as well as he used to) and play.
This might as well be our passion and a good profession to work on.
Stefan also shared his retirement goal to do kinetic sculptures next to a highway and shared a joke told by his daughter "What is the scarecrow awarded for?"
Being outstanding in it's field.
Clark offered to do a workshop on how to use evernote.
We work on a list of community boards in coffee shops and grocery stores to put our event flyers up. If you have a good one, let us know.
Kerrie shared a letter from Celtic Arts Northwest looking for sponsors for their upcoming Irish Dance Festival.
Meeting was adjourned at 1.20 pm.
Stefan and I had an early work session this year on January 1st to decide where we will head with the Office Junction. We had a great time during the last 9 months, learnt a lot, met incredible people, hosted many, many fun events and saw real collaboration happen in front of our eyes, one of our main goals opening the Office Junction in April.
Our second January week is packed with events:
- learn together about action steps to become happier in our 4 week Krypton session
- STEM and Schmitz Park Elementary PTA execs meet to make their schools even better
- we will work along with new friends during our free Coworking day on Tuesday
- and share and collaborate during our Coworking Meetup on Wednesday
- on Thursday is Art Walk Night and we will enjoy our great new art and meet some local businesses helping us make 2014 even more enjoyable!
2014 we want to bring more people together to share and celebrate ideas, work, success and life. We will also start a sponsorship with the West Seattle Blog. We plan on adding evening coworking sessions, also we'll try out drop in Coworking sessions, offer more Happiness workshops and collaborative learning opportunities, set up shared marketing activities with our Seattle Collaborative Space Alliance, research group dynamics, get involved in local non-profit activities and host even more networking events for small, local business owners and one thing we look forward to in particular:
the launch of our fun Coworking video.
Contact us with your email and your interest like coworking with us, networking events, local biz fair, free workshops, Art Walk and other events, so we can keep you informed about future happenings by email.
Don't work alone!
Stop by and join us! It's a movement!
Another inspiring meetup. Eric, Sam, Stefan, Deborah and many with 'C': Clark, Curtis from Colorado, Christine, Cheryln, Chad and Carl, including 3 new participants.
We dodged a lot of topics and shared our strengths, got quite philosophically about callings, happiness, satisfaction and life's purpose.
Curtis is an excellent* photographer and chef and recently moved to Seattle, looking for projects. *Vouched for by his friend Chad.
Carl does marketing for a German flooring company for 2 months and his strength is his strong language skills.
Chat offers website and app development for big companies, is an entrepreneur and enjoys getting out of the house. He has lots of creative energy.
Stefan runs a residential design firm and as his business partner Drew says his strength is 'if Stefan talks, people listen!'
Semi-pro runner Clark writes and his strength is being a genius, but a modest one. He makes friends easily and shared one of his favorite books ' Deep Survival'.
Sam's strength is to start a conversation and absorb details easily. She loves to have tiny super powers and offers this expertise as graphic designer offering her design work for business cards, SEO, small websites, letter heads, and enjoys being more open and friendly discovering her extroverted site.
Eric is a writer and actor and his strength is digression. He is currently looking for a new job using his skill set of mediation and problem solving.
Retirement coach Deborah is a good listener and enjoys the quiet to recharge her batteries.
Cheryln is a naturopath, looking for new clients and asked for feedback on health provider networks. Her strength is listening, helping people and looking at the whole.
Christine got some praise for her supportive work for the Office Junction members from Sam and introduced herself as professional housewife running the Office Junction as a site business, comparing the time spent on mom duties, 24/7 versus the actual time she spends on business tasks.
Christine and Stefan, Co-Founder