Not all digital nomads work from coworking spaces, and not all coworking spaces are created equal. As someone with limited experience as a digital nomad, and no experience with coworking outside of Bali (besides taking a tour of a space in Singapore where I nearly shat myself due to the deafening silence, suits, and complete lack of community), I crowdsourced this one, asking those in Dojo’s community the biggest benefits they get from co-working.
Some of the answers were utterly ridiculous with one dude mentioning cats, and others more provocative with one girl screaming cock—both of which I have a distaste for, and therefore, will not be making the list. Moving along…
Ladies and Gentlemen, without further ado, here are the four greatest benefits you can look forward to when you enter the world of coworking.
While technology allows for this lifestyle, technology is also fucking our minds up. Perpetuated by the anti-Christ of socializing — social media — loneliness is becoming a major problem in the world. Social sluts are everywhere, that ain’t changing, but it’s up to you to decide who you wish to engage with and how. A great coworking space creates an environment in which you can fast track friendships and relationships with actual human beings. You know, those with a pulse, and not the robot you’re currently reading this from.
The strength of the community will ultimately tell you all you need to know about the environment you are entering. Are people interacting with one another? Are laughs been had and jokes been shared? There are many different personalities—some will clash, and others will gravitate towards each other, but a great community is formed out of respect and facilitates a space which accommodates all.
The friendships you can form and fast-track with peers from all corners of the globe is without a shadow of a doubt, the best thing about coworking.
People actually want you to win. Seriously, the mindset is always based on solutions. The people here are dreamers because many have seen their dream come true so the last thing they’d ever do is shit on yours. They’ll direct you towards the light and cheer you on all the way. Your ambitions may be crushed at home, but here nobody will question them. Giving up is easy at home. This is certainly not the case when you’re part of a great coworking space.
Dojo is full of successful people doing all sorts of crazy shit who have overcome all sorts of adversity to get there. Most are more than happy to share industry secrets that would take you years to find out anywhere else. They’ll also cheer you on as you strive to achieve whatever the fuck it is that you want to achieve. All you have to do is ask. On top of that, there are endless events and skill shares to fast-track your development.
Networking & Opportunities
Where else in the world can you drink beers and pick the brains of those running hugely successful companies any day of the week? Formalities are removed, and therefore, everybody is equal. If you have a skill and you’re looking for employment, you will have endless opportunities to showcase that skill and pick up work from placing yourself in the environment and sticking your neck out a little.
Creativity and Inspiration
There are times you won’t know what the fuck you are doing. There are times you’ll question every decision you made to get here. And then you’ll pull your head out your ass and look around. You’ll converse with your fellow co-workers and soon remember the reason you did this while being inspired to soldier on. You’ll hear of others success, and instead of being a cynical prick, you might just be inspired and motivated to raise your own game and fly over whatever hurdle you have in your way. Creativity isn’t taught in schools but it’s essential in the modern era, especially when embarking on a nomadic lifestyle. Creatives and creativity cannot be avoided, and you can’t help but be inspired. A good coworking space provides an environment for creativity to thrive.
Everything ties back to the community. Does Dojo offer all the above? Yes. Am I biased? Yes. But this is not my synopsis. This is the synopsis of research sourced from digital nomads who have worked all over the world. It just so happens that everything mentioned above is available on crack here at Dojo.