I have to admit, when I first decided to start my own business and work from home, I very much was looking forward to the freedom I would have with my time. And yes, absolutely this was the case – along with many other benefits such as avoiding traffic and being able to spend more time with my kids.
But I soon realised that working from home wasn’t all it cracked up to be. There are many distractions that a procrastinating mind like mine needs to put blinkers on to, like the 6-pack of beers in the fridges chill zone and Fifi the yapping Poodle next door.
But what I realised before anything else, was how much I would miss human interaction. Not just the ability to have a chat with someone, but also the ability to bounce ideas off and get inspiration from.
So when I came across this article in the Harvard Business Review, it really struck a chord – so much in fact that when the opportunity came up for me to work at a coworking space, I had no hesitation in grabbing my 6-pack from the fridge, giving Fifi the bird and starting my new role at CoWork Me, St Kilda.
I encourage any of you thinking of working at a co-work space to read this article titled “Coworking Is Not About Workspace — It’s About Feeling Less Lonely“. After giving that a read, get in contact with us – we’ll be more than happy to show you around and give you a trial day, so you can determine if coworking is for you – I can almost guarantee it is.READ THE FULL ARTICLE
His continued determination and make it happen attitude has seen CoWork Me turn from vision to a hive of activity for businesses from a range of industries.
Rob’s immediate professional background is dominated by his own Digital Marketing business –Dot.Digitial which he began in 2015 and still operates on a smaller scale to date.
Rob also worked at RMIT back as young pup managing part of the website as well looking after marketing directive for international students.
Known affectionately as the Berto, Rob has his hands full outside of CoWork Me with 4-year-old twin boys who, as well as being extremely cute, have been known to leave a trail of destruction in their wake.
A self proclaimed ‘Jock-Nerd’ Rob’s interest’s range from 80’s Sci-Fi movies and memorabilia to sneakers and Baseball where he still plays occasionally for his team ‘The Glen Iris Fat Bastards’ and has hit “too many ‘dingers’ too recall”… Sure Rob.
A lover of all music (with the exception of Kanye West) Rob has Tame Impala at the top of his list and still claims he liked them ‘before they were cool’ after seeing them at Laneway Festival.
Rob’s favourite part of working at CoWork Me are the people he gets to work with everyday, so make sure to track him down for a chat.
- One of the hairiest men alive
- Whiskey connoisseur
- Has a set of Alf Cards from 1992
- Dislikes Donald Trump + Kanye West