listen to the universe, says lisa messenger
Ihave to admit, this month tested me a little. You see, after four years in our previous office (where we had started with just three of us and then grown to nearly 10 times that number of staff) we finally made the move to a bigger space. But, as happens with these things, our beautiful new space was still being renovated and, well, we were very nearly officeless!
Looking back on 15 years of running my own businesses, there have been countless challenges as big as this one and I’ve worked hard to not be so attached to each one, to ride these waves without getting emotionally wiped out every time. I’ve done this so often that it’s, generally, my default way of thinking. Yet something about moving office – and setting up some of our team in a co-working space while a few of us worked from home – really messed with me for a moment. I felt, well, discombobulated.
At first I thought I was just worried about how our team were doing, if they felt supported enough and how we could maintain our fabulous culture during all this. And though I did care about these things, when I stopped to really take stock of how I felt I realised that as much as I was worried about my team, I was also thrown personally by not having a place to call our office. >