WEWORK OFFICE TOUR & REVIEW – is coworking really the future?


Welcome to today’s episode of the blog. So sadly, it’s a sad one today. This is my last weekend here in New York City. It’s currently Saturday, and I’m currently trying to multi-task, and get access to my office. Which is at WeWork based out of New York city about a block away from Times Square.

So, I think in today’s episode, what we’re going to do, is gonna have a little sit down, right there. But I think before I do go and sit down there, given that it is a Saturday and there is no one else here.

No one else here at all. Ahhh, I think it’s probably good for us to do a little tour of this coworking space, and give you a bit of an insight as to why I love coworking spaces, so much. So let’s start over here, at the snacks area.

Right, so you’ve got a self-serve snack area over here. You got yer Cokes. You got yer Red Bulls. All self-serve which is really, really cool. Alrighty, and over here we have filtered water which is fun.

During the week they usually have a flavoured water thing set over here which is cool. All this is unlimited so we can have free espresso, which is what you want, that’s what you’re into.

Otherwise they’ve got drip coffee over here. All the amenities right, all the amenities. And then we’ve got the lunch area here.

Take care of the environment, make sure you recycle. You’ve got all the coworking spaces over here, which is really cool. So this pumps during the week. We’ve also got mad, incredible views out here. Not a bad view, not the best day, but not a bad view still.

And then we’ve got these little booths, which are also fun to work in. And this is basically, yeah the coworking area. We’ve got high speed WiFi internet everywhere, we’ve also got the security cameras up everywhere in here which is also really fun, because if you’ve got a lot of expensive equipment like I do, and you’ve also got, like, I’m packing a lot into this backpack.

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Right, like a lot into this backpack. So if you’ve got a lot of expensive equipment, and you are working in a coworking space, it is nice to know that we’ve got all of this security around.

So I do what to go out, and go for a wander, or go on an adventure during the day, I’m able to leave all of my stuff here, save and sound without any stress or worry about it going missing. You know what I mean? So this is Floor 12. Let’s show us the rest of this office space. And this is the same office space that I worked out of in 2017 when I lived here for the summer.

Exactly the same office space. An incredible group of people, everyone that I’ve met through the WeWork community’s been absolutely awesome, and all the staff here are incredible.

So, let’s continue. So all in here are the private offices, right. So you can either get a private office, or you can just do the hot-desk, coworking desk like I’ve done.

Again, just all private offices through here. Nothing really too much to see. Got the printer area, and stationary area down here. One thing that I do like, and like I really, really enjoy this, and it’s also a feature that Flux, the coworking space that I work out of in Perth, on St Georges Terrace, also has, they’ve got their own version of this. And these are private little telephone booths slash with deep work booths, right.

So you basically you can get in here, close the door. You’ve got a little light, and you’ve got USB charger.

I’ve done many, many before WiFi phone calls here in this booth or in one of these booths. Also being here it’s just a great way to, if you wanna work on something that’s really private, or if you wanna to have a private conversation, or if you wanna just work in a deep work area with no distractions, these are the places to work. Moving on.

More private offices. And then the other cool thing is, you’ve got these meeting rooms which are up in here, and also up there. And this continues, it’s basically the same kind of layout on this floor as it is upstairs.

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And you can hire these private meeting rooms out as part of the credit you get when you sign up for the office space. Now in terms of cost, I believe I paid, and correct me if I’m wrong but I believe, from memory, I paid about 550 U.

. dollars for a months worth of coworking space here, which includes, use of the printer, use of the internet, use of security, 24 seven access to the coworking space. And look, in terms of value for money- I’m gonna set this down ’cause my arm hurts, it’s a heavy camera.

Sorry, in terms of value for money it’s just, for me, being able to just roll into a city, pick up where I left off, pay-as-you-go, and it’s the same thing with Flux back in Perth. In terms of coworking, for me the ability to be able to roll into a city, pick up where you left off, or even roll into a new city, get set-up with a coworking space, which is secure, which has really fast internet, which has all the amenities that you need, and so much more, with a bunch of amazing people and an amazing community.

It’s just, absolutely love it. For a digital nomad, for digital entrepreneurs, and also for entrepreneurs that are in that solo stage. Who’re just in terms of that start-up phase, and they don’t wanna work from home anymore. Because look, I’ve worked from home before and you can get a bit lonely, and you can get a bit of cabin fever. Coworking spaces are a really, really, flexible way for you to be able to meet new people, network.

Work in a space which is removed from your home, without spending too much money. And also without needing to worry about that fixed commitment. And ABC in Perth actually interviewed me about this a week or two ago, and I’ll leave a link to that article maybe’ll, whoop. ABC actually interviewed me about why I love coworking spaces so much a few weeks ago. So if you’re interested go and check that out.

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And before we end the chat, I think what I’m gonna leave you with is one of my favourite, favourite, features about this place. Which is, erm, it’s over here, let’s go. Let’s go. We’ll start, we’ll start here. Get one of these.

One of these ones. Ooooh, they’re tapped. They’re tapped. So usually during the week, there is unlimited free beer on tap here. But today, looks like it’s a no-winner (wawhow music) like I said earlier.

Today’s a bit sad, because it is my final Saturday, my final weekend here in New York City. And I do fly home to Perth on Tuesday.

33 hour commute, looking forward to that. (bell rings) But it is bitter-sweet, like I am really excited go home, back to Perth. I’m really excited to catch up with my friends, my family, and get back into the grind, and start making moves, and just getting the little things done.

But I’m also really sad that I’m leaving one of my favourite places in the world, and leaving some of my favourite people in the world. So, yeah. Bitter-sweet is the best way I would describe how I feel right now. Very bitter-sweet. Look that there concludes this episode of the blog.

I’m gonna go ahead and cue the explosion, but before we do that, if you are not already subscribed, go ahead and hit the Subscribe button. I drop in videos every single Thursday, 6 a.m Pacific, 9 a.m Eastern, 9 p.m Australian Western Standard Time Zone.

And like I did state earlier, I am flying back to Perth on Tuesday.

So it’s probably going to be a one-week hiatus in terms of the uploads, because you’ve always got to travel, and also get over jet-lag. Because we all know what happens when Paul gets jet-lag. Um-um, um-um, um-um. Anyway, thank you so much for watching, I really do appreciate it and, yeah, I’ll see you next Thursday.

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