Count Yourself In: Find support for accomplishing your goals at The CoLab

Count Yourself In: Find support for accomplishing your goals at The CoLab

I don’t know about you, but I am far more likely to stick to a plan when it involves someone else, while following through with agreements that involve only me, myself, and I can be a little more challenging. For entrepreneurs and others who work without a boss or immediate colleagues, being self motivated is essential. It can also be lonely and overwhelming at times. There are a whole set of skills around honoring our agreements with ourselves and tapping into our internal motivations that are well worth learning. Equally important is to realize that we don’t have to do it alone.

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CoLab Celebrates Collaboration and Innovation with "Five Minutes of Brilliance"

CoLab Celebrates Collaboration and Innovation with

We recently marked the CoLab’s second anniversary with “Five Minutes of Brilliance”, a collection of short presentations by community members on the theme of Collaboration and Innovation. Twelve inspiring presentations covered topics ranging from business to volunteerism, from bioremediation with mushrooms to robots, and from cultivating cultural richness through art and song to cultivating new seed varieties. Last fall we wrapped up the Small Business Symposium with a similar event, and Five Minutes of Brilliance is shaping up to be a CoLab tradition, with folks already asking about when the next one will be.

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"A Communal Space, but Still My Own" - NY Times article

As we continually define what coworking means to us as independent professionals in Jefferson County, this article struck a particular chord of recognition for me.

“Co-working represents one of the first pieces of infrastructure to support the needs of a creative independent work force,” -Tony Bacigalupo, who runs New Work City, a co-working space in Manhattan

Check out the article at http://www.nytimes.com/2014/03/30/jobs/a-communal-space-but-still-my-own.html?_r=0.

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