Slack Sessions: Giving Thanks and Giving Back

Slack Sessions: Giving Thanks and Giving Back

During this season of giving, we had a conversation with our community about how they give back in their careers and why it’s important to support others on their journey.

We started by asking them what they’re most thankful for this year.

Next, we asked about the moments when someone has given our members a chance in their career.

We asked how community members were giving back to others.

Finally, we asked the big one. Why is it important to give back to others on their journey?

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Slack Sessions: Giving Thanks and Giving Back

Slack Sessions: The Role of Mentorship and Relationships in Your Journey

All month long, we talked about how to build a support network that makes the solo business journey a little less lonely. So, fo for our Slack Session, we asked members how mentors have shaped their careers.

We asked members to tell us about great mentors in their life.

Then, members told us why it’s important to have a mentor.

Finding mentorship isn’t easy. So, we asked about the struggles.

Serving as a mentor can be a fulfilling role. We asked how our members have given back.

If this conversation resonates with you, you belong at SOCO. We have conversations like this one every month, plus a whole bunch of other content to help you in whatever you’re pursuing. You can see what it’s all about when you take a tour.

Slack Sessions: Giving Thanks and Giving Back

Refocusing on Your Work

Since we’re halfway through 2022, we wanted our community to take a moment and see if they need to refocus. When life happens, we often lose focus on our work. So we sought input from our members on why they lose focus and how they address it.

We asked why members of SOCO find themselves losing focus.

Then we asked what members do to regain focus.

It’s easy to find “busy work” to feel like we’re focusing. But we wanted to understand how members get focused on valuable tasks.

Finding focus can be overwhelming if you’ve been away for an extended time (vacation or personal leave). So we asked our members for their tips.

Finally, we asked about resources our members recommend to help maintain focus at work.

Do you feel like you have something to add to this conversation? Then SOCO is probably a good fit for you. When you join, you can participate in these chats every month. Plus, all the other events, content, and community to help you get a little better each day.

Slack Sessions: Giving Thanks and Giving Back

Setting Boundaries at Work

We all could do a little better job of setting boundaries at work. And it’s not always easy to know where to start. So we asked our members how they set boundaries and why it’s important to enforce them.

First, we asked why SOCO members want boundaries in their work life.

Then, we asked what type of boundaries members have in place for their clients/colleagues.

We wanted to know how members decided which boundaries to put in place.

Boundaries are only useful if they’re enforced.

How does technology help enforce boundaries?

The Finances of Your Business

The Finances of Your Business

Following the April 18th tax filing deadline, we figured it was an ideal time to talk money. We wanted to get our members’ input on how they run their business finances and the challenges they face. And at the end, we all walked away with practical lessons we can apply to our own work.

First, we asked folks to reply with a GIF with the first thing that comes to mind when they think of their business finances.

Seeing that money causes a little angst, we asked about the source of stress for business money management. We also wanted to know the things our folks felt good about.

Next, we asked what our members struggle with the most.

Goals are an important part of financial management. We asked our members about theirs.

There was a lot of talk about getting paid. So what happens when a client doesn’t pay?

As our conversation came to a close, we wanted to know the tools and resources that help our members manage their money.

Want to be surrounded by a bunch of people going through the same stuff as you? Join SOCO. It’s that easy. You’ll find support, community, and good folks waiting for you.

Slack Session: Women in the Workplace

Slack Session: Women in the Workplace

Our March Slack Session focused on Women’s History Month. Specifically, we wanted to hear from the women in the community about their career experiences, the challenges, and the things that inspire them.

We started off by asking about the women who inspire our members

Then, we asked how the pandemic has impacted women in the workplace and what that means for the future

Finally, we discussed positive changes that have happened for women in the work world

We’re very thankful to have many incredible women in this community. And conversations like this one help move us closer to making great changes. SOCO is more than a workspace, it’s a community. And you can be part of it. Come visit us by signing up for a tour.