I've been struck lately...

I've been struck lately by the insane diversity of the work we are all doing.  I've met multiple varieties of photographers, dieticians, social media managers, coaches, Facebook ad experts, data analysts, healers, merchants and creators of all kinds. 

It's so inspiring to see women taking their knowledge, passion, and experience and channeling it into a business or career that is making a difference.  You ladies are finding new angles and doing new things that have never been done before.

Whatever it is that YOU are doing, remember that it is significant.  Your. Work. Matters. It impacts the lives of the people and institutions around you.

If you're not sure how your work can fit in at Annex, I assure you, it will.  We've got women hosting huge classes, small workshops, and teaching, healing, and marketing their hearts out within our walls.  Your unique brand of business is very welcome here. Just reply to this email if you'd like to learn more about membership!

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We're all working on big projects, so we may as well work on them together!  I've heard from so many women who are working on creating or editing their own website, that I thought we'd focus this month's coworking event on that topic.  Website strugglers unite.

Of course, you can work on anything at all during this event! Bring your to do list and get some things done!

Join us on May 29th for our Website Wednesday coworking event!

This is a chance for non-members to experience working at Annex and connect with like-minded women! We'll be hanging out from 12-4 pm, working, drinking coffee, and getting to know one another better.  We'd love you to come, and a $7 ticket gets you in the door.  

take the next step

I'm really lucky. I get to meet women when they are in the process of changing their lives! So many of you are starting or growing new businesses, following dreams and bringing new creations into the world.  
Change is an anxiety-producing situation, and I was reminded today that mindset really matters in these moments. As you do this challenging work, remember that it's all about making forward progress. Some days it will be achingly slow, and other days you'll make huge leaps. Give yourself grace for the mistakes that and missteps that will occur along the way.

Just take that next step.  You are doing amazing work

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It's Fiesta time in San Antonio, but we've still got to get things done.  Let's work together!

Join us on April 25th for our Focused Fiesta coworking event!

This is a chance for non-members to experience working at Annex and connect with like-minded women! We'll be hanging out from 12-4 pm, working, drinking coffee, and getting to know one another better.  We'd love you to come, and a $7 ticket gets you in the door.  

Don't Hate, Collaborate

Around here, the unofficial theme of February is COLLABORATION. 

Here's why:

Running a business (or even working remotely) is very isolating, and you often find yourself struggling to solve problems on your own.  And being alone is downright scary.

I think that collaboration is the answer.  When you're sharing a task/event/project with another business owner, all of the sudden you're not alone!  You have someone to brainstorm with, to commiserate with, and you have access to their skills, knowledge, and network.  It's a win-win.

To be honest, one of my greatest weaknesses is a fear of asking for help.  Maybe it's because I've spent so long in the "helping professions" of social work, counseling, and assisting, but I'm much more comfortable in the position of the helper than the "helpee".   

So, I'm easing into it.  I'm collaborating with as many people as I can, on as many projects as I can.  It's amazingly fun, and I recommend it with my whole heart!

The best collaborations come about when you are working daily with a like-minded person (say, as a member of a coworking space *wink *wink), but I'm hoping to help forge some new collaborations inside and outside of Annex this month.

If you're free on February 19th, come to Don't Hate Collaborate where we'll be working, drinking coffee and connecting future collaborators.  I'd love to see you there!

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