Episode #59: Be A Rational Optimist

Episode #59: Be A Rational Optimist

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.



Each of us are generally wired towards either being more optimistic or more pessimistic. There are advantages we can take from each disposition to arrive at the most healthy of states as a rational optimist. A rational optimist is someone who sees the world as it is, yet still believes that meaningful things can be created. We hope that this Advocate encourages, gifts, and connects you towards your development of rational optimism!

As always, we hope we get the opportunity to see you soon at Craftwork.

Let’s break this down. “Rational” is being able to see our situation and our world as it really is and not irrationally overlooking the truth. “Optimism” is believing we have the capabilities and capacities to change what needs to be changed, or create what needs to be created. If we are wired towards pessimism, we have a strength in seeing the world as it is and we should actively develop our belief of what is possible. If we are wired towards optimism, we need to invest in seeing the world as it is and letting the truth inform our plans. Our hope is that more of us become people who see the truth and act bravely in the face of it. We also hope that more rational optimists create meaningful and lasting things in their friendships, marriages, families, workplaces, and communities.


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 7/29/19.)


Craftwork Austin Opening Party: As many of you know, we recently opened our newest location: Craftwork Domain in Austin. To old Fort Worth friends and new Austin friends, we are excited to invite you to our Opening Party this Thursday evening, July 25th. Enjoy bites by Doc B’s, live music, great Craftwork coffee of course, and more! We would love for you and your guests to attend. You can RSVP to the party here.

Coworking Summer Special: From now until the end of August, receive $50 off a coworking membership! If you are interested in membership at Craftwork, please contact us and reference our Summer Special in the comments section, or you can book a tour with us.

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