If you have watched any of my free videos you will see me in my home office. I work from home a lot, especially when I need to record videos. However, I also spend quite a bit of time at C4DI.
C4DI stands for The Centre for Digital Innovation and it was specially developed for startups, digital entrepreneurs and businesses to work from. It is a mix of hot-desking co-work areas (ground floor) along with bigger offices (on the 2nd and 3rd floors). There are some pretty awesome views of the Humber.
I take advantage of the co-working spaces and it really helps me focus on my work. It is also a great place to chat with like-minded people, which really does help me a lot.
It is not just big businesses that work here, there are plenty of freelancers, graphic designers, copywriters, and even accountants. In fact I use a freelance accountant who is also a C4DI worker, it’s really convenient because I can see her every day and chat formally and informally.
Anyway, I just wanted to share a glimpse into my working life. See some photos of my home office (AKA guest room, loft conversion, daughters play area) and also of the impressive C4DI.
Who knows you could be working at a place like this soon, but only when you feel like it… 🙂
[Slightly messy] home office. Small but good enough to work from and a nice environment (close to my wife and daughter).
Home office that also doubles as my daughters play area.
Home office that also converts into a guest bedroom.
The amazing C4DI building with its golden tiles.
Relaxing and informal meeting area, with private meeting booths on the left and board room at the far end.
Relaxing and informal meeting area with board room at the far end.
Relaxing and informal meeting area with private meeting booths on the right.
Co-working area. This is a hot-desking room so you can sit and work anywhere you like.
Co-working area. There is a quiet work room at the far end for focused working (still hot-desking).
Quiet focused working area at C4DI.
Large board room for bigger meetings and presentations.
I love having the freedom to work from home but also knowing that I have a more professional environment to work from if needed. Some people can work from home full time, which is great, but for me C4DI gives me the focus and motivation to push through when I go through a dip in my online businesses. These can be motivational as well as progress dips. Having a place to talk about my online businesses as well as hear about other peoples projects really helps motivate and inspire me.
I really hope you can enjoy the freedom of working from home some day soon, and if you choose to do so take advantage of hot-desking hubs that are popping up all over the country.