In 2019, I had a phase where everywhere I looked, I thought of business opportunities. A restaurant, a movie, a conversation - all made me think of a business. I think that is not a bad thing. It’s almost like a thinking engine was set off around solving problems and identifying opportunities.
While I was religiously going to WeWork, I saw how the people that went there were mostly all hustlers… working on their business. Often coming is early and leaving late. Most used to bring their own lunch and liked to drink multiple cups of coffee. When I saw the age and demographics of most of the people there, I thought about my own phase of chasing a business idea. Most of us writing here seem to be in a similar phase. Most of us seem to want to do something different and pursue our goals.
When talking about WeWork with someone, he suggested how combining WeWork and AirBnB would be a great idea. Basically, people get to work on certain floors and then have a a floor or two to stay the night just like they were using AirBnB. I thought the idea was brilliant. I know I have stayed until midnight many times and didn’t want to stop working or travel at that hour. I know that for a few years of a new business idea, people would prefer to not waste time with commute and stay up preparing for an event. I think combing working and living space would be ideal for those hustlers. But I thought that adding a cafeteria that serves healthy food would also make a lot of sense as well. In fact, adding a gym, a day care center, a cafeteria and a massage center would all make sense.
This is the kind of idea that needs millions upfront. I neither have the money or the appetite for that type of risk. But I would sign up to a place like that. Get my health, work and sleep taken care of - for one monthly subscription of $199.
@keni it’s interesting you mentioned that opportunist eye, where everywhere you looked you saw business opportunities. I’d been thinking a lot about that myself, how I seemed to have lost it. How does one cultivated and practice seeing biz opportunity in everything?
It wasn’t a deliberate thing I did. I just recall that I was constantly thinking of business and solving problems. So most of my conversations and thoughts were around that. I didn’t realize how obsessed I was until my friends pointed it out. It is great when you are surrounded by people that are in that mindset.
Yeah, the 5 chimps theory. Happy that you’re back on this, so we can nudge each other! ;)