Episode #97: BE HERE NOW
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.
One way we cope with the immensity of all that is on our plate is by multitasking. The problem is, when we do one thing while thinking about another, we are doing both poorly. The result is that during important moments when we should be present, we are not really there.
The consequences of not being fully present are significant. Studies show we are not as creative or effective and, most importantly, our relationships suffer. This week we explore the power and importance of a simple concept: Being Here Now.
Be Here Now: The concept is simple. Be 100% in the moment. Be present. Listen. Don’t multitask. As we chuckle to ourselves, we know the practice is much more difficult than it sounds. That is understandable and okay! On some level, being fully present will always be a challenge. However, being present is a learned skill. It can be practiced and we can get better. This is great news as being present makes us less anxious and more effective. Most importantly, those we care for will feel more seen and appreciated. The video below is a short but practical guide to help us. We hope the phrase “Be Here Now,” is a consistent reminder to each of us as we listen and lead.
Join the Community: Avoiding multitasking while working from home can be hard to navigate. If you’re an essential worker and are feeling the weight of this dilemma, we have private workspace suites available. If you are interested in membership or have questions, fill out our interest form today.