Have you had days when you had time between meetings and want to make the most of the time.
I had that scenario today. I had a breakfast meeting in Bristol and have an afternoon meeting in Clevedon. I didn’t want to go all the way home and so needed a place to set up shop for a couple of hours.
I had a couple of options. Firstly, I could find a nice little café (Bristol has lots of those) with Wi-Fi and a quiet corner. However, I also wanted to work without fear that my laptop would run out of battery and most cafes are reluctant to have people running electrical cables to power sockets – even if you can find one.
A second option would be to find a ‘Jelly’ session. These are opportunities for business people to work in a business environment with other business owners. The beauty is that you can work on your own stuff but with other working people around you. This is particularly enjoyable if you find working in your office on your own all the time a bit lonely. Unfortunately I couldn’t find a local Jelly session running today.
Thirdly, I could ask one of my Bristol based clients if they would mind me setting up at one of their spare desks. Now, I am sure none of them would have minded, but I felt it would be odd working on another client’s work on their premises.
So, I find myself in the Regus Business Lounge right in the centre of Bristol. I have my own little pod with Wi-Fi and electrical socket and can help myself to refreshments. It’s quite a home from home. And the best bit is that I haven’t had to pay a penny! As an FSB member I have signed up for a free Regus gold card which gives me a passport to unlimited business lounge use – RESULT!
I am getting loads of work done and am ensuring that I don’t ‘lose’ the time between meetings.