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Chart Your Own Path

A coworking operator in Calgary used an anecdote from a recent rock climbing trip to, of all places, Red Rock Canyon in Las Vegas. This was her first time rock climbing. As she stood before the mountain, her strategy was to follow the chalk marks of the climbers who had gone before her. She began her ascent up the mountain and soon realized that her hands didn’t exactly align with the chalk marks of the climbers who had gone before her. They were taller, wider, they didn’t fit her path exactly. She likened this situation to operating a coworking space, but it can also be true of any other endeavor.

You can study those who have come before you, but you will have to navigate your own unique journey.