Celebrate Pride: Data Does Not Define LGBTQ Communities
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Celebrate Pride: Data Does Not Define LGBTQ Communities

June 3, 2019

Pride was not created out of the need to celebrate being gay, lesbian, bisexual, trans, and/or queer. Pride was born out of the necessity for gay, lesbian, bisexual, trans, and/or queer communities to belong and exist in society without persecution of their life and identity. As a straight ally, it is my role to continue to create and support the space they deserve.

4 Mantras for Every Freelancer to Take to Heart
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4 Mantras for Every Freelancer to Take to Heart

May 6, 2019

As freelancers, independent contractors, and entrepreneurs, we all know that success boils down to one thing: mentality. Setbacks and roadblocks are bound to happen, and as a freelancer, you’re constantly being forced to prove yourself to new clients—which is why it’s so important to have a strong mental game.

The Best Ways to Maintain a True Work-Life Balance
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The Best Ways to Maintain a True Work-Life Balance

March 11, 2019

For many of us in the workforce today, the concept of a “healthy work-life balance” seems like a laughable, magical myth—a hyper-capitalist fairy tale, maybe. How on earth are we supposed to find balance when technology makes us accessible 24/7? In a world where Sunday morning conference calls and late-night work emails have become unfortunately commonplace, how the heck do we truly disconnect? How do we put just as much quality time and effort into our relationships, hobbies, and self-care as we do into our jobs? This may seem impossible, but trust us, you’ve got this. While work-life balance certainly means something different to everyone, there are a few key things to do, to carve out a system that works for you.

4 Best Tools to Increase Productivity
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4 Best Tools to Increase Productivity

February 15, 2019

Staying laser-focused and organized throughout the day can be challenging, especially after the inevitable post-lunch slump, when all you want to do is nap under your desk—or slurp down a triple shot latte just to stay awake.

Reimagining the American Dream in Austin
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Reimagining the American Dream in Austin

February 6, 2019

Impact Hub Austin has partnered with SOCAP 365 to bring national conversations on the intersection of money and meaning to Austin. This month’s topic was “The New American Dream: Intergenerational Wealth for All.”

3 Reasons Spending Time in Nature Enhances Work Productivity
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3 Reasons Spending Time in Nature Enhances Work Productivity

January 28, 2019

When you step into the great outdoors—whether you’re spending the weekend camping, hiking for miles amongst trees, or simply sitting in your backyard—do you instantly feel a tingling sense of calm and, dare we say it, peace? A feeling that everything in your world is okay, at least for a few fleeting-but-blissful minutes? There’s a word for that! It’s called biophilia. According to Psychology Today, the term biophilia was coined in the 1960s by a German-American philosopher, Erich Fromm, and later popularized by Edward O. Wilson, a professor at Harvard. In short, the term (which literally means “love of life”) describes how humans have an innate urge to seek loving connections with other forms of life. In other words, those calm, peaceful feelings you get when you’re just standing around outside? They’re totally legit.

WHY YOU SHOULD MAKE VOLUNTEERING PART OF YOUR COMPANY CULTURE
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WHY YOU SHOULD MAKE VOLUNTEERING PART OF YOUR COMPANY CULTURE

January 11, 2019

When coworkers volunteer together, magic happens. We all know how awesome volunteering is—for your community, yes, but also for you. People who donate their time to a good cause routinely report feeling happier, healthier, more fulfilled, and way less stressed. This is why volunteering makes good business sense, too! Combining volunteering with coworking ultimately results in stronger work relationships and a more positive workplace environment.

Giving Up in 2019: Taking Less Instead of Giving More
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Giving Up in 2019: Taking Less Instead of Giving More

January 4, 2019

We’ve all heard the term “win, win.” The idea that two parties are winners in a situation, the idea that no one loses in the end. Larger companies often “give back” to charities with their earnings and high net-worth individuals give back to charities of their choice when they've earned more than they need.

Greta Thunberg said to the UN last month, “Until you start focusing on what needs to be done, rather than what is politically possible, there is no hope. If solutions within the system are so impossible to find, then maybe we should change the system itself." Impact Hub creates programs and fosters belonging for people and ideas who are focused on changing inequitable systems in our community.

The 2018 Impact Hub Holiday Gift Giving Guide
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The 2018 Impact Hub Holiday Gift Giving Guide

December 3, 2018

There are seemingly countless places to do your holiday shopping in Austin—craft markets, art fairs, Christmas bazaars—but if you, like us, are passionate about equity and inclusion, housing affordability, and making a positive social impact in the world, here are some great gift-giving ideas and places to shop this season.