The landing page is done, the date for the first Working Out Loud circle is in the calendly app and now it’s ready to publish. Hovers mouse over the ‘publish’ button, sweat drips from forehead….wait better read the book.
I’m about to attack the book, as I am flying through Rising Strong, I can never put down Brene Brown books for very long.
This week we got the band back together at the hub, for the relaunch of our TAGtribe Orignals breakfast, TAGtribe is a sore subject for Bernie, but that’s another story for another time. All I need to say is you can only be original once and copies are never the real thing.
The reason for mentioning our fortnightly no blooding pitching, no ramming business cards down people’s throats or ‘buy my stuff’ shit informal get together, is not to plug yet another one of our fab alternative events, well OK so maybe a little, it is to introduce you to the next stage in our transformation.
We are working hard on not using the ‘c’ word (every woman and her Mac Book is building a ‘community’) and we are spending our energies on being the catalysts, that’s a ‘c’ word we will use until it has become worn out, like ‘entrepreneur’, ‘pivot’, ‘onboarding’, f..kin grits teeth ‘authentic’ and ‘being investor ready’.
What we mean by being catalysts, is causing a ruckus as our mate Seth says, and that means chucking in the grenade and let the tribe do the rest.
Anyway back to breakfast, so after we had shared the now obligatory avocados, fruit, and yogurt, we got down to the serious business of chatting and yes Brexit might have been mentioned, after all, these super cool apps and platforms we use to revolutionise the world of coworking are billed in $’s!!!. One of our guests was Michael from Olio, a super cool food sharing App that deals with trying to avoid food waste.
I’ve been wanting to do something about food waste for a while, yes I know it always takes a while but by sharing this out loud hopefully the humiliation of public accountability will drive action!!!
So thanks to my very good friend and coach Debbie and more recently super ace Kiwi Lena they both shared a great story about a guy, who runs the equivalent of our fav restaurant Ravi’s, in India and he installed a fridge outside his restaurant where local people can bring food they don’t need and then people who need it can help themselves.
Well this is essentially what Olio is, so we have signed up to the App and my son Ollie, who is the chief at the hub, is on the case of sourcing a 2nd hand fridge, then Bernie who also has a son called Ollie, is going to work his magic on broadcasting it to the world. By the way and unrelated to this, for now, Ed Goodman, who runs a fab coworking space The Cambridge Business Lounge, also has a son called Ollie.
So we will put our waste food or anyone else’s in our fridge, broadcast it to others on Olio and then those who need it can come and help themselves. Also, we are going to use our donations to the healthy snacks to buy some food for the local homeless too.
This fridge is going to be Euston Street’s number one fridge.
So in the spirit of continuing sharing our story to the next level out loud, please feel free to share all about Olio and our food fridge to your network.
After all every coworking space needs an Ollie and an Olio.