Our friend Chris Brogan introduced us to Workshifting.com. Their tagline is “anywhere is my office.” I want to take that a step further. Don’t just work where ever you want, live where ever you want!
So I offered Chris and Justin Levy a guest post on the small town perspective on workshifting. (Don’t tell anyone, but I think both Chris and Justin actually live in small towns.) I talked about what you need to know before you relocate, ways to cope with internet outages, and other issues we deal with all the time in small towns.
They were kind enough to accept, and you’ll find it here: Workshifting from a small town.
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If the photo that Justin used is from your ranch, then its obvious why you’d never leave.
Of course, besides family and community, natural beauty has to be the biggest reason why we choose to stick it out in a small place.
I’ve felt for years that attracting the Workshifting demographic was far and away the better route to economic development than putting all of a communities resources into the next “big” employer. I didn’t know until now that Chris had already labeled it. Guess I’ll have to take half a day to catch up on more of his posts.
Thanks, again. Your ideas and forum are making the right impact.
Becky McCray says
Bobbie, Justin picked his own photo. But the windmill here is mine! And this is a terrific way to develop your community. That’s why I’ve encouraged everyone to develop something like the co-working collaborative from Oklahoma City. If you give them an attractive place to work collaboratively, more of them will get engaged.