Lessons from My Favorite Coffee Spot…

My favorite spot for coffee, Hubbard & Cravens Coffee and Tea Company at 49th & Penn has taught me a lot about myself. I’ve learned that I struggle with…SQUIRELL!…concentration.

I like to work remotely a couple times a month. It keeps me on my toes. It teaches me to be adaptable and flexible. It gets loud when there’s a morning rush so I need to focus on concentrating. Sometimes a bagel burns and it gets a little smokey…Focus! I’ve learned to be mindful, and steer my attention back to work whenever I get caught up eavesdropping on a conversation. Happens a lot.

I’ve honed my networking skills over a cup of Joe. I’ve been inspired by the baristas and their time management skills and customer service abilities. Customers aren’t always patient while waiting for their coffee.

Amidst the districations, I’ve become more creative. The communal coffee crowd brings an energy that inspires productivity and ideation. At the same time, I can feel both independent and part of a community doing its best to be productive. These are just some of the reasons why I love my spot for coffee. How about you?

#CoffeeintheMorning #WorkingRemotely #Squirrel!