Owner Paula Blair and family

You’ve experienced months of getting your flow going in your home office – your work sanctuary. You reach nirvana in your PJs with your coffee pot at your elbow, and go about your work day as a solopreneur or virtual employee. You CRUSH your output goals!

Queue the “School’s Out” music. Suddenly your work bliss is shattered, and you’re interrupted with sibling arguments, a thousand questions, and your work sanctuary is no longer yours. Why? Your kids are home for the summer. They infiltrate every inch of your home. And you know what? You’re not alone!

Approximately 25% of the working population can work from home at least part of the week, and that number is expected to increase to 40% by 2020.

School not being in session in the summer is just one of the reasons for the rise in co-working as a work space solution. More and more people are using co-working spaces to solve their pet challenges (barking at everything that infiltrates their yard), loneliness and lack of professional places to meet their clients. They’ve found their focus and productivity increases when they’re in an atmosphere with other like-minded people without the water cooler drama of a traditional work space.

Are you interested in trying co-working? Check out SOAR Co-Working for a day to see what value it adds to your work life. You can find more information on co-working desks, private offices and meeting rooms at www.soarco-working.com. Stop in for a tour at 17401 Commerce Park Blvd., Suite 103, Tampa, FL 33647 (directly across the street from Freedom High School).