Find people who build you up.
Passion seeps through everything at Hygge. And it looks different for everyone. Sometimes that passion is relaxed and peaceful; other times, it’s serious and highly-focused style. Regardless, Hygge works uniquely and differently – yet together.
There’s a lot of conversation and a lot of collaboration. That’s the stuff that builds someone else up. Hygge’s taught us to surround ourselves with people who build you up. That can be someone to bounce ideas off of or someone who’s willing to offer feedback on a piece of work.
After I (hi – it’s me, Emma, again) shared one of my StartCharlotte pieces with Brave New Word’s Mary Johnson, I learned I need to get to the point faster in my writing. (Mic drop here.)
Branding is critical – and fun.
When we think of coworking at Hygge, we immediately picture someone drinking out of a bright, yellow “easy” mug. It’s a staple here at Hygge. Everyone recognizes them. Everyone loves them. We’ve seen how critical that piece is to Hygge’s brand – and how fun it is. There’s just something about drinking out of that mug that makes people think they can do anything. In that sense, it’s both community and inspiration.
Life does not have to follow the traditional path.
Does your life seem like it has already been planned out for you? College, graduate school, the nine-to-five.
Part of the uniqueness we experienced at Hygge is about choosing to follow your own path – not to follow the traditional path. Whether these members work for a larger company or have started one of their own right here at Hygge, they are creating their own path to success. Everyone seems to have fun with their work; everyone feels fulfilled.
Coworkers become business partners.
If we learned anything, it’s this – the person sitting next to you could be your next business partner.
We watched this kind of relationship unfold while we interned at Hygge this summer. Good example: Hygge’s very own members and content creators – toth shop and Julia Fay Photography – joined forces to create a new business – toth + fay.
That proved to be an important life lesson – two can be better than one. Coworking opened our eyes to that possibility.
Want to see some coworking in action? This piece was co-written by us (Emma and Elaine – we know both our names start with ‘e’) as we got to know each other and work together this summer.
If anything, this proves the crazy, cool, collaborative power of coworking.
Thanks for a great summer, #hyggefam.