EPISODE #47: PROBLEMS ARE OPPORTUNITIES
The “what” is easy. Craftwork is a specialty coffee shop and vibrant membership-based workspace with locations in Fort Worth and Austin. 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.
How much time do you spend being worried about problems in your life? If you’re anything like us, far too many hours are dedicated to this anxious toil.
Now imagine a person who has never encountered a problem. They have sailed through life without hardship from pleasure to pleasure and from success to success. Things always worked out perfectly, just the way they were planned.
Do you know what we instinctively know about this person? They have a less meaningful life! Maybe even a sad life. A life without problems is one without opportunity for real growth, perspective, empathy, and depth.
This week we explore something that may be hard to believe, but also something we all know on some level: problems are opportunities.
Problems Are Opportunities: Without problems, life would become increasingly pointless and self interested. We would lack motivation in work (because there are no problems to solve). We would not have purpose and joy in raising kids (because our kids are already perfect). Gratitude would decrease and entitlement would increase. Problems are where value creation starts. Solving the smallest or largest problem is our opportunity to bring value to our family, friends, and a world that need it and are longing for it. May each of us approach our problems with a brave smile this week. Problems are Opportunities!
Share for Iced Tea: What problems are you taking on with a “brave smile” this week? We would love to hear them. So, this week, we’re trading an Iced Tea when you share with this email. Hint: There are no bad answers! (offer expires 09/24/18).
Get a Free Day of Coworking! If you are not a Craftwork coworking member, every Thursday in September, you can work from Craftwork for free. 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 (4 at Camp Bowie, 4 at Magnolia, and 4 at Foundry). See address to decide which location is closest to you here and RSVP here: Camp Bowie, Magnolia, or Foundry (limit one day per person).
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