Four social media trends to watch this year

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Getting to Yes Means Asking First


Step up your brand’s social media game with these (free) easy tools


What's happening this Fall near Grind

Literally everyone on your News Feed is posting about pumpkin spice lattes, which can only mean one thing––fall is in the air! This season contains some of the best traditions, like pumpkin picking, jumping into a pile of leaves and hayrides––just to name a few. We made a list of some (free) events happening in New York and Chicago near Grind locations so you can celebrate the season the right way.

An Introvert's Guide to Coworking

Three reasons why Snapchat is the future of Social Media

I was always the person who refused to download Snapchat. I mean, I just didn’t get it. What in the world is a ‘filter’? Is it like a Brita filter? Fast forward to today and you will find me on Snapchat at any given time of the day. From capturing my post-graduate adventures, to capturing the wonky and interesting sights of New York City, Snapchat is an app like no other. It brings personality. It puts the social in social media. 

3 Books You Should Be Reading on Read a Book Day

Labor Day Weekend has sadly come and gone but September 6 marks another national observation that will surely keep you busy—Read a Book Day. This national day is one of reading and diving into a story we might all enjoy. We at Grind put together a quick list of some titles, including two that have been penned by some of our amazing members, both of whom share diverse experiences and perspectives. 

Featured Grindist: Ali Maffucci

Avoiding Burnout: Key takeaways from Jason Wachob’s Wellth

Burnout is sadly a concept that is familiar to far too many of us. And it’s burnout that propelled MindBodyGreen founder Jason Wachob to reexamine, and ultimately overhaul his life. After graduating from Columbia, Jason found himself on Wall Street making millions. By all accounts he was living the dream, successful, wealthy, but unfulfilled, unhappy and most importantly – unwell.

Sweta Vikram: Why Writing is a Form of Meditation


Tips for tapping into workplace wellness

Courtesy of Dennis Hamilton

Featured Grindist: Sweta Vikram

What is your profession? 

I am an author, mindfulness writing coach, holistic wellness practitioner, and a productivity consultant. I recently launched my company, NimmiLife, which helps people attain their goals (be it a book deadline or better stress management) using simple creativity and wellness tips and tricks.

Tips for running a successful Kickstarter campaign

Starting in June, we ran a 40 day Kickstarter campaign in order to raise $15,000 and were so fortunate to have surpassed our goal by the end of the campaign. From our campaign experience, we learned so much that we would like to pass that knowledge forward. Running a Kickstarter campaign can be stressful and exciting all at the same time. Plus, each campaign is different. However, there are 5 things we at Slick Chicks believe will help you regardless of what business or campaign you run. So here they are: our top 5 tips on how to make your Kickstarter a success!

How to pick the right coworking space for your startup [Infographic]

When spearheading your own startup company, one of the scariest things you’ll have to face is the future. Will your fintech model succeed? Will your new app launch an entire empire? How big will your team grow, and is it healthy—or even humane?—to cram all of the new employees into that small, florescent-lit office space? All of those question marks can tie your stomach into knots. 

Featured Grindist: Lisa Mayer

What is your profession?

I’m the Founder & CEO of My Social Canvas. In 2012, I founded My Social Canvas with a desire to combine my passions for fashion, social responsibility, and mentorship. My Social Canvas combines scholarship and fashion design opportunities for students in the United States and Canada with a global good by producing and selling selected student designs to benefit various non-profit partners. My Social Canvas also has a Campus Representative program at over 50 high schools and colleges designed to give students professional experience in social entrepreneurship, marketing, fashion, philanthropy.

Get Your Grind Life: Mindfulness = Productivity

Mindfulness has been described as "bringing one’s complete attention to the present experience on a moment-to-moment basis." (Marlatt & Kristeller, 1999) It’s a fact, or a series of facts, that practicing mindfulness and meditation helps to decrease anxiety, boost emotional intelligence, and increase clarity, focus, and productivity. Why is everyone not doing this?? We are bombarded by thoughts every day which pull us into stresses of the past or future, so why would we not want to learn to live in the present moment to more consistently deliver on the best versions of ourselves? It’s time to wake the hell up.

Attracting Millennials with the Sound of Silence

Featured Grindist: John Kalinowski

John Kalinowski
Certified Life Coach & Consulting Chief Wellness Officer for Grind

What is your profession? How does coworking fit into your work-life?

I’m a Certified Life Coach & Consulting Chief Wellness Officer for Grind. I joined the coworking world about 2 years ago. I’d had an office for a couple of years, but it started to feel very isolated, so the search began for the ideal coworking space. Grind works well for me for two reasons: 1) it has an open floorplan which allows me to be around and interact with other entrepreneurs. 2) it has phone cabins and small conference rooms where I can have coaching sessions with clients. I appreciate introducing my clients to an energetic, high-functioning environment where people are making things happen. I also dig the minimalist vibe/aesthetic. 

Weekly Round-up: June 26, 2016

Every week, Grind catches you up on anything you might have missed and gives you a look at what's still to come.


Weekly Round-up: June 19, 2016

Every week, Grind catches you up on anything you might have missed and gives you a look at what's still to come.

Happy Father's Day, Grindists! Enjoy the weather, the BBQ and the company.

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