One love we rarely mention, someone would even say it doesn’t exist. It’s a love of your profession. Love for your job. When you love what you do, you lose all common boundaries and enter the realm of passion and freedom, you experience that your work has a higher purpose. You stand steadily and fight in what you believe, sure that’s your only reality in which you can bring that true self and make an impact and contribution to society.
Valentine’s day in BIZkoshnica
Here in BIZkoshnica Valentine’s day, we see as a day to cherish and admire family, colleagues, and us, the BIZ family. Joining coworking means you get a chance to meet new people and create new relationships. One small step can lead to incredible things. When you open your heart and go through a path of unknown possibilities and adventures, then you, my friend, begin to live.
This coworking space on charming Britanac square in the heart of Zagreb holds a bit from every part of the world. It’s a reminder that we are part of something big, you witness the diversity and beauty of human nature just by entering coworking space BIZkoshnica. This vibrant energy and mutual acceptance give you motivation and inspiration. It brings you joy and love every day. This is a place where you can be who you are, a safe space for taking out crazy ideas and dreams, here you can find support. A stranger whom you look over the desk on the first day and greet politely can become your friend, colleague, business partner, or even true love. The relationships and friendships made here are for life.
The fundamental values of our space and community come to us naturally, we do not have a code of conduct or written values in our promotional materials, but we have them in our behavior and act. We live our values every day, unobtrusively and spontaneously. That’s us.
Freelancers, artists, entrepreneurs, remote workers, designers, and all the other individuals who belong to this unusual community have one thing in common, and that is that they love what they do. It is a force that pushes them, moves them, gives them courage and strength to be what they are, to live their truth. And in this coworking community, they find like-minded people who are living proof that it is possible to follow your dream and that they are not alone. This is a group of brave people who dare to take action, dare to live and dare to love, love themselves and what they do, and then they can spread that love to everyone else. So we celebrate Valentine’s Day, to admire people who live every day without restraint and fear of failure. We celebrate the success that comes from the heart.
Can love exist in a work environment?
How you see your work goes beyond the traditional point of belief. It is a profound and precious bond: you create, invest yourself, you reject all the attributes of the classical understanding of the work, and seize Renaissance epithets. You become an artist, and your work turns into a craft that in many ways fulfills its purpose. Your product does not exist only to achieve economic benefits, it has an added value that remains and smolders long after the exchange.
A deeper understanding of your product or service and the problems you solve is what drives you, what motivates you, the reason why you talk excitedly about your profession and projects, and whimsically and enthusiastically develop your talents. You embrace the fruits of labor as a kind of confirmation from the society that you are good, that you are doing what you need to do and that today you should not be anywhere else, but there, doing what you love.
What makes you happy, excites you, attracts a smile, do not change. When it comes to happiness, there is no compromise. Fight for your truth, for your core and essence.
Somehow we understand that the community in coworking is mainly formed of the lucky ones who do what they love. The founder Mirela is one of them. She says, “I can see no other way of working nor living, then doing what I love and thankfully what am I good at. Well, that’s the key, when I want something, that energy pushes me and leads me to success. It’s that kind of energy that wakes me up in the middle of the night and brings me an idea or a solution.“
You have to love it, you can’t fake it. Power and strength are too grand, they must be natural, hidden deep in your heart and soul. It’s your purpose, your goal, you and your calling are the same things. One does not work without the other. There are a lot of feelings involved in the process, sometimes it’s hard sometimes it’s wonderful, just like love. It is not perfect, but it is kind and patient. It makes you feel complete and happy. In that sense, it will be rough and real, but amazing, full of joy, full of life.
Somehow when people put heart and sweat into what they do, the product is usually stunning. It takes courage, believing in yourself when no one else will, and going the road no one dared. If you have that burning desire, leap in and see where it takes you.
As Steve Jobs once said, “Sometimes life hits you in the head with a brick. Don’t lose faith. I’m convinced that the only thing that kept me going was that I loved what I did. You’ve got to find what you love. And that is as true for your work as it is for your lovers. Your work is going to fill a large part of your life, and the only way to be truly satisfied is to do what you believe is great work. And the only way to do great work is to love what you do. If you haven’t found it yet, keep looking. Don’t settle. As with all matters of the heart, you’ll know when you find it. And, like any great relationship, it just gets better and better as the years roll on. So keep looking until you find it. Don’t settle.”
Happy Valentine’s Day!