Episode #73: steal from comfort
The “what” is easy. Craftwork is a specialty coffee shop and vibrant membership-based workspace with locations in Fort Worth (Foundry, Camp Bowie, Magnolia) and Austin (Domain). We serve craft coffee and are a connected coworking space. But you knew that already. Our “why” is our heart – we desire to create spaces and places where our members and customers experience connection and community.
We hope this finds you well. We are starved for time. It sure feels like we never have enough of it. In particular, it seems like we never have enough time for our most important work, our most important relationships, giving back to others, or even the play that revitalizes us. This week, we think about a way to get back some time. We contend that we don’t need to become workaholics or insomniacs, but we should steal hours away from our comfort.
It takes many hours to do our best work and build into our most important relationships. To really cultivate the work, giving, rest, and relationships we hope for, we have to steal some of those hours from comfort. Each of us has to decide what “comfort” is to us. Is it the Netflix show keeping us up another few hours? Is it the extra 30 minutes of half-sleep after we hit the snooze button? Is it the seconds that turn into hours scrolling on our Instagram feed? Stealing hours from comfort will not be easy. We will not like it at all! It will feel awful in the short term, but stealing hours from comfort to use for our most important relationships, consequential work, essential play, or giving back to a world that needs it will lead to deep satisfaction. Happy stealing this week, friends.
When you bring a friend who has never been to a Craftwork, we will give them a free drink of their choice (from our basics menu). (Honor code on bringing a friend new to Craftwork. Limit of 1 free drink per customer. Offer expires 11/11/19.)
THRIVE Thursday in Austin: If you are not a Craftwork coworking member, you can work from Craftwork Domain for free every Thursday this month. Come by, check in with our staff, meet our community (they are awesome), grab a seat, and do your thing. Our mission is that you thrive where you work. Spots are limited so RSVP today! (Limited to one day per person, first time workspace guests only.)