The “How I Work” series, most noteworthy done by Lifehacker, has been reproduced by multiple authors for good reason: people love to hear from successful and influential people and learn the intricacies of their day-to-day. It can be inspiring and motivating to hear about the best, and oftentimes most simplistic practices.  In our “How I Work” interview we refined our questions by adding a few of our own and spiced them up with inspiration from Lifehacker as well as thinkspace mentor Matt Heinz. If you’re interested in checking out our previous “How I Work” interviews they get compiled here.

In this edition you’ll be hearing from Davor Bonaci, CEO at Kaskada. Davor has been a member in Seattle since we opened doors. He’s been involved in computer programming since his teenage years and in January 2018 saw an opportunity in data processing and engineering that wasn’t yet being addressed; with his co-founder, he jumped at it and started Kaskada, a machine learning studio for feature engineering using event-based data. Excitingly, at the publishing of this How I Work, Davor and his team have officially launched their rebrand and you can read all about their company and mission here. Though you’ll see Davor late into the evening working at thinkspace, he does enjoy his downtime. You can catch him playing tennis, sailing around the Puget Sound, or volunteering his time at United Way where he helps low-income families with tax-prep.

Name: Davor Bonaci

Current Gig: Co-Founder and CEO at Kaskada

One word that best describes how you work: Perseverance

Current mobile device: iPhone X

Favorite verb: Saying “Don’t worry about it”

Grit Score: 5.0! (If you’re interested in learning your Grit Score take the test here.)

How do you recharge or take a break from work? I relax when I’m near water. I like to sail, take vacations to Hawaii, or go to the beach when I can.

What was your dream job/passion project as a kid? This is more of a question my mother could answer.

Sunrise or sunset:  Sunset. It used to be sunrise…before kids.

Tell us a little about your background and how you got to where you are today. I’ve been involved in computer programming since high school. After spending several years working in Google Cloud, I co-founded the company which provides a machine learning studio for feature engineering using event-based data. We came to the startup world with a lot of experience in the data space which also meant we had many existing opinions and biases about it. It was important for us to forget what we thought we knew and look at the space with fresh eyes.

Number of unread emails right now? 0 unread. MANY unanswered.

First thing you do when you come into work? Ask my team what they need.

What is your email management strategy? I’m usually behind due to the desire to do things perfectly.

How do you keep yourself calm and/or focused? I’m usually calm, but having the right people around helps me stay focused.

What’s your perspective or approach to work/life balance? I’m not a real fan of the phrase. You are the sum of both, they affect each other and that’s okay. I think if you love what you do, this isn’t an issue. If you are worried about work/life balance, you probably haven’t found what you love to do yet.

Are there any work rituals critical to your success?  Behave with integrity and honesty.

What apps/software/tools can’t you live without? Calendar.

Last thing you do before leaving work? Try to send thank you notes and follow-ups from all the meetings from the day.

Who are the people who help you get things done, and how do you rely on them? My team is everything. Success doesn’t depend on a single individual. We believe that building a strong team that can work together toward a common vision is more important than any single individual.

What’s your least favorite thing to do, and how do you deal with it? Writing long documents. I procrastinate, but usually get it done, even if last minute.

What are you currently reading, or what’s something you’d recommend? I have plenty of books recommended to me, that I might be falling behind on.

What is your working process like? Interruption driven.

Describe your workspace? Minimalistic. I like my desk to be empty.

What’s your best shortcut or life hack? There are no shortcuts.

How do you keep track of what you have to do?  My calendar, email, task list, and sticky notes. Eventually reminders from others.

Is there anything else you’d like to add that might be interesting to readers and fans? We’re hiring!

Apparently the average consumer opens their email approximately 20 times a day. In 2019 it’s safe to assume most Westerners own a smartphone, therefore it makes sense that email is opened often- it’s a simple touch of an icon. Simply opening an app though doesn’t guarantee your email is going to be read. What is opened versus what is skipped over or deleted isn’t ensured by anyone. Email marketing is still a great tool for any business to utilize, but what I’ve been learning is key is having valuable messages, high-quality content, or an attractive deal to share.

I’ve been spending a part of my day lately reading up on email marketing; when supporting an entrepreneur, it’s a helpful resource and understanding to have in my arsenal. There are multiple companies and experts in the field of marketing that are a part of the thinkspace community as well, so gaining resources are available and convenient. Some of these all-stars include Seattle’s “Experts in Residences” Michael Elliot at Rocketdog Communications and Jason LaBaw at Bonsai Media Group, as well as Redmond’s Matt Heinz at Heinz Marketing. Whether you reach out for support or Google your way to mastery, I’ve gathered a small list of articles worth a quick read to get you started.

Do you have content or mastery to share? We’d love to highlight your latest blogpost and share it with the thinkspace community. We’re here to support your growth and hope you’re keeping the newsletter alive in your own unique, successful way.

Articles worth a quick read:

Email Isn’t Dead; You’re Just Doing it Wrong

How to Advertise on Social Media – A Marketer’s Quick-Start Guide

The Best of B2B Marketing Content: 10 Examples

Goal crushing attitude.

Gratitude.

Lifetime learner.

These are the three core values at thinkspace. These values resinate with me deeply, both professionally and personally; this compatibility is one of the reasons I love working at thinkspace. There is no project turned down afraid I won’t be able to crush it, we start every morning as a team sharing wins we’ve had, and shouting out gratitude for someone on the team that supported us. This is how companies can live their core values: by practicing them daily. Being a lifetime learner, our final core value is something I think often about. We have the opportunity to learn everyday from our colleagues, members here at thinkspace, and mentors in our life. Whether it’s learning new vocabulary, services a member provides, practicing skills needed to have difficult conversations, discovering a hack that will provide simplicity in an everyday task, or learning a language to help us on an upcoming trip, there’s always something to expand our minds on.

In business, “to stay relevant, hungry and motivated, it’s important to make a lifelong commitment to education and growth,” states Timothy Sykes, VIP Contributor to Entrepreneur.com. Benefits of lifelong learning isn’t limited to personal fulfillment, like when I learned how to set up a tent to go backpacking for the first time. Lifelong learning also isn’t maintained to the four walls of a classroom; no one is suggesting that you must collect master’s degrees in order to prove it. You learn from others, from reading, from traveling, and experiences. You learn from successes and learn from failures and all of it is meaningful.

For both personal and professional reasons, being a lifetime learner is going to reap benefits. I love this “quick guide that proves why we’re never too old or experienced to pick up new business tricks but here are some of the highlights provided.” Don’t be shy- we’d also love to hear some of your go-to’s when learning something new.

  1. To keep generating new ideas.  If you really want to invite inspiration to strike, make a commitment to learning something new every single day by reading books, following podcasts, staying updated with the news or pursuing any number of resources that can expose you to new ideas and concepts.
  2. To maintain your passion. Go ahead, become obsessed with your industry. Read books by relevant leaders, follow podcasts in your field and follow movers and shakers on social media. You’ll become inspired by the cool things going on within it and tap into the inner passion for what you do.
  3. To make better conversation. When you have a wider field of interests and knowledge, you’re able to connect more deeply with a wider variety of people, which can lead to opportunities and collaborations that can further your career.
  4. To banish boredom. Fascination with a particular topic can be engaging and exciting, give you a greater sense of purpose and excitement in both your career and in your everyday life.
  5. For better work-life balance. When you take a break from monotonous working to focus on expanding your mind, it’s like a break for your brain from its regularly scheduled programming. 
  6. For your health. For instance? While using your brain won’t necessarily prevent Alzheimer’s, frequently learning new things can delay symptoms, which can improve your quality of life.

Last month I held SMASH, my monthly administrative meetup at thinkspace, and invited my cohort of executive assistants, senior assistants, office managers and the like, and we explored a topic that drew in great discussion: wellness at work. Though I support the CEO and Founder of thinkspace, I also work as a holistic health and running coach. I work both one-on-one and with groups sharing how to add joy to your life. The idea that wellness is bound to eating health foods or going for a run is simply wrong, and joy shouldn’t be reserved for after-work hours. I think it’s fundamental to fill your day with more joy and that this type of self-care extends beyond the walls of your home.

To me, being joyful in the workplace means clearing away stress and getting sh*t done. When I’m productive and collaborative I feel best and I can’t manage doing those things when project goals aren’t clear, I’m worried about all the tasks on hand, or I feel unorganized. During my talk at SMASH I set out to explain three bullet points to support yourself in de-stressing and decluttering your mind so that you have the room to be productive, feel full, and allow for positivity to run through your veins while at work. I’m here to share them with you too.

1. Make your to-do list. Studies have shown that people perform better when they have written down what they need to do. Lists dampen anxiety about the chaos of life; they give us structure, a plan that we can stick to; and they are proof of what we have achieved that day, week, or month. Simply writing the tasks down will make you more effective and free the space in your mind from these tasks. Try doing this as the last thing you do before you leave the office for the next day. Whether you’re using tools like Trello, Asana, or a pen and notebook, use a system that you enjoy and that works for you and watch your productivity sky rocket.

2. Breathe. Deep breathing is one of the best ways to lower stress in the body. As an entrepreneur, or as someone who supports one, this is something we should all be practicing. This is because when you breathe deeply, it sends a message to your brain to calm down and relax. The brain then sends this message to your body. Deep breathing combats the actions that occur when stressed, things such as increased heart rate, fast breathing, and high blood pressure. When you are in that relaxed state your decision making skills are heightened, you command a stronger presence, and creativity can flow.

Next time you need to relieve stress or clear your mind step away to a huddle room, close the door to your private office and sit on a cushion, or head outside for a few moments and try this:

Breathing Activity

  1. Sit or lie flat in a comfortable position.
  2. Put one hand on your belly just below your ribs, the other on your chest.
  3. Take a big breathe through your nose and let you belly push your hand out. Your chest should not move. Breathe out through pursed lips, like you are whistling. Feel your hand on your belly go in, and use it to push all the air out.
  4. Do this breathing 3 to 10 times. Take your time with each breathe.
  5. Notice how you feel at the end of the exercise.

3. Have Gratitude. The purpose of this exercise is to focus attention on the positive things in your life. Studies suggest that feelings of gratitude may even possess mental and physical health benefits. Take a moment to yourself, either first thing when you get to the office, or when needing to take a break for refocus. Founder of Huffington Post and CEO of Thrive Global, Arianna Huffington shares “Gratitude works its magic by serving as an antidote to negative emotions. It’s like white blood cells for the soul, protecting us from cynicism, entitlement, anger, and resignation.”

Gratitude Activity

  1. Take a moment to let the tasks and atmosphere of the day go. Take three full belly breathes.
  2. Think about what the positive things in your life. Write down two things in your life (work or non-work) that you are grateful for. (Is it a partner, friend, child, teacher, the weather, nature, a book you’re reading?)
  3. Write a third item on the list: something you love about yourself.
  4. Reflect on how this activity makes you feel during and after. Did you smile, feel awkward, or happy?
  5. ** You don’t have to be experiencing a chaotic or stressful day to practice this.

Returning to work after completing these exercises should be reenergizing. Though eating a nutritious lunch (or eating a lunch at all) is definitely part of a healthy routine, de-stressing and decluttering your mind at work will encourage your success as an entrepreneur. Holistic health presents an opportunity to connect a less-stressful state and being able to feel stronger and encouraged throughout the day. This supports an increase in joy and permeates your being. Do you practice other self-care techniques while at work? Share them in comments and help create a discussion about what healthy living looks like.

If you’re living in Seattle you already know how great of a city it is. We’re close to water in every which way, it’s an easy drive into the mountains for any kind of hike you’re looking for, and our tech scene is impressive–that means jobs. Even more impressive is that Seattle now ranks third in the list of best US cities for startups. As a company that supports those startups, we loved hearing that. Commercial Cafe, a commercial real estate blog, went to review the 50 most populous urban centers to find the top 20. Sitting at No. 3 means Seattle has a lot going for it, but most noteworthy is that it attracts the most millennials. According to the data, 32% of the population here is in this age cohort and it makes up a significant portion of the workforce. We come in second place for Tech Education, and one of the many other factors used in rankings that thinkspace was feeling good about was coworking costs.

As a somewhat new Seattleite, I can share that the tech scene was one of the biggest reasons my family moved out West. Though ranking third is excellent, one category noted was that Seattle has room for growth in the creation of new business; it simply isn’t on pace with with the amount of talent coming in. Additionally, while there is a great sum of funding covering startup businesses in the region, the article cites that more than 50% is coming from VC outside of it.

We see startups everyday at thinkspace; some of whom we’ve been able to celebrate as they move from full-time coworkers to moving into window offices, and sometimes they even grow beyond our walls. It’s great to see their successes. We also have the opportunity to celebrate with them as they secure funding and grow to do the amazing work they’ve put in years of hard work for, and that’s really exciting.

At thinkspace we also have many relationships with organizations, groups, and individuals who support the growth of startups. It’s a great opportunity to share these partners to help connect you when you are in need. Check out our list and reach out for an introduction. Seattle is quite the populous city but can be made much smaller when you have community that wants to support you. Let’s create more reasons to be in Seattle.

Some of our Partners to Check Out!

Keiretsu Forum, a global angel investor network with more than 2500 accredited investor members throughout 47 chapters on 3 continents.

Techstars, a seed accelerator and worldwide network supporting entrepreneurs’ success.

Madrona Venture Labs, a startup studio based in Seattle. We partner with founders to build meaningful companies from scratch.

Startup Haven, educational resources, in-person networking events and leverage to network effects to bring value to growth-oriented startup founders and investors.

CoMotion Labs, part of CoMotion, removes barriers for startups, and provides valuable industry connections in order to help our members take their innovations to impact. They provide a multi-industry labs system hosting startups from inside and outside the UW community ranging from pre-seed to Series A.

I go in phases with my yoga practice. I love a 30-day yoga challenge and sometimes extend it for another 30-60 days. Then I often stop making it a priority because I’d rather go for my morning run or because that extra 30 minutes of sleep is enticing, but it’s not just my flexibility and ability to touch my toes that is effected by this, but my energy and focus at work as well.

Certainly part of my yoga life-goals is about achieving the headstand, or at least mastering crow pose, but part of the reason I get called back to practicing is because of how I feel throughout my day post-session. Don’t let Instagram fool you; yoga has nothing to do with how flexible your body is or what poses you’ve mastered, but about meeting yourself where you are and breathing into your movements. Whether I practice for ten minutes or an hour, the method of breathing in and out in rhythm brings focus to my body as a whole, and I feel more centered during my day and able to center that focus on my tasks, projects, and relationships.

Yoga has a plethora of benefits. Though it unfortunately won’t prevent difficult plights at work, it can certainly help entrepreneurs manage their stress and anxiety. Cash flow problems won’t be resolved by mastering the firefly pose, but what it can help is how to approach these problems with a clear mindset. Most entrepreneurs I know understand the importance of staying physically fit, but not as many commit the same time for their mental health.

Lizzie Brown, highlighted by Forbes, is the co-creator of Yoga Wake Up, an app that teaches busy entrepreneurs how to practice meditation and basic yoga postures. She shares that “yoga is a practice that adapts to whatever challenges are going on in your body and in your life.” The benefits of yoga for you as an entrepreneur are all about managing stress. When your day is inundated with employees asking questions, or you’re working around the clock to secure funding, a mindfulness practice can root you to the ground. This mindfulness and meditation is what yoga is at its core and your consistent practice, whether through an app or in a studio, will aid you in keeping control.

Yoga helps you let go of control, slow down your mind, practice patience, and take a moment away from screens and work to be with yourself. We’ve been fortunate at thinkspace Seattle to practice weekly with Jackie Lea as she leads member yoga each Wednesday. During our session we take extra time to stretch, open up our breathe and work out the kinks from sitting at a computer all day. After each session I’ve left feeling refreshed, re-energized, and ready to tackle my next project, whether for work or at home. You have so many options to practice yoga, via app, instructor, or online (might I recommend Yoga With Adriene?). You can do yourself and your business a favor – try challenging yourself to 30 days of yoga and be shocked at what more you can do.

Diversity in the workplace looks incredibly different depending on the industry and certainly location of the company, but if you’re paying any attention to some of loudest niche markets out there, and definitely those supporting entrepreneurs, you’ll see that women are getting more noise than ever.

While browsing for information about women and diversity in the workplace I stumbled across State of Startups; I found the results fascinating. Venture-firm First Round Capital produces an “annual survey where hundreds of venture-backed founders speak frankly about what it’s like running a technology startup today.” A Wired article points out some of the biases in the actual survey conducted as it notes that while they certainly asked a lot about diversity, they never gathered data on the ethnic breakdown of their own respondents. What I found most interesting about the results however was that startup founders believe that true progress when it comes to diversity is still well into the future, 10+ years. When you think of the big tech companies and the startup world, words like innovative, ground breaking, and spearheading come to mind. When it comes to diversity though, these founders overwhelmingly predicted that it will take 10+ years until the tech scene is representative of the general population. If tech and startups are where innovative practices are born, think of the missed opportunities and insight from women’s unique perspectives that could be leading this even stronger. How do we accelerate this?

With so much media focus on women and minority entrepreneurs and in tech, it’s curious to see such low optimism for diversity goals being met in the startup world. I think we’re lucky in Seattle. We’re surrounded by some incredible women-led groups with missions to support gender diversity like the Female Founders Alliance, entrepreneurial and programming-rich spaces like The Riveter, and programs like Companion Coding which introduces low-income minority youth to careers in tech by training them to build websites for real small businesses in their own communities. All of these Seattle-based companies don’t just have visions to support women and minority entrepreneurs, but are creating resources and spreading awareness about it as well.

At thinkspace we get to see women in tech thrive in their businesses. We see startup co-founders like Cassie Wallender of Invio and software engineers like Erin Fitzhenry of ToSomeone, and we host the Women in Tech Regatta, which gathers to connect wo(men) in tech to mentors, peers, and resources. In talking to Erin Fitzhenry about diversity in tech jobs and startups, she shared an interesting perspective about her experience as a woman in technology–she isn’t a fan of the term. Though she acknowledges her strength in her abilities, her interests lie in tech as a tool for solving problems rather than in the technology itself. That is sometimes in contrast with her male counterparts, especially ones who grew up gaming and got interested in the industry because of it. Erin noted that if schools, clubs, and parents focused on using technology as a tool to solve meaningful problems in the world, this might attract more girls to this concept at a younger age, helping fill the pipeline in the future.

Certainly we’re seeing more women and minorities as CEOs and in tech, but the growth rate according to this data points to the pipeline being underrepresented and unconscious biases during hiring. Entrepreneurs and companies always have room to do more to be inclusive but finding the resources to support that is crucial. Thinkspace partner New Tech NW has an incredible resource guide Diversity and Minorities in Tech which I highly recommend taking a look at if you’re interested in gaining resources or getting involved.

The “How I Work” series, most noteworthy done by Lifehacker, has been reproduced by multiple authors for good reason: people love to hear from successful and influential people and learn the intricacies of their day-to-day. It can be inspiring and motivating to hear about the best, and oftentimes most simplistic practices.  In our “How I Work” interview we refined our questions by adding a few of our own and spiced them up with inspiration from Lifehacker as well as thinkspace mentor Matt Heinz. If you’re interested in checking out our previous “How I Work” interviews they get compiled here.

In this edition you’ll be hearing from KJ Dykema from Family Retirement. As a financial advisor she practices what she preaches and lives frugally and budgets like a BOSS. She also travels all over to help employees and individuals understand their own 401k’s and sets up 401k Lunch and Learn with a variety of companies. During her free time she spends time with her family. Not only is she the oldest of seven siblings but also has a 5 year-old son. You’ll be able to find them weekly at the Pike Market walking around, one of their favorite and longest-running activities. In addition to spending time with family, KJ loves to share two really incredible resources in the community, Seattle Preschool Program and Launch, who do great things for underserved families allowing tiered fees, programs, and making sure all kids have quality education. If you are interested in learning how KJ can help, the best way to contact her is through her website or her company text line.

Name:  KJ Dykema

Current Gig:  Independent Financial Advisor and Insurance Professional

One word that best describes how you work:  Time block

Current mobile device: iPhone X

Favorite verb: Love

Grit Score: 4.7 You can learn your Grit Score here)

How do you recharge or take a break from work? With my son; his infectious smile keeps my end goal in mind.

What was your dream job/passion project as a kid? Pediatric Dentist

Sunrise or sunset:  Sunset

Tell us a little about your background and how you got to where you are today. I started at a small independent firm with one advisor. When he saw my potential I had to replace my job with automation so I could take client meetings and maintain the portfolios. I was hired when I was seven months pregnant and took three weeks off and when I came back the advisor and I achieved goals he had never hit before.

Number of unread emails right now? 0 for now…

First thing you do when you come into work? Use my Push Journal to plan out my day and time block to make sure it can all get done.

What is your email management strategy? I have it set for Unread first then, keep emails that need a follow up response in Everything else until they are complete when I move to a folder.

How do you keep yourself calm and/or focused? Write everything down. If it’s off your mind and on paper you have more headspace to attack everything.

What’s your perspective or approach to work/life balance? There are sometimes when I need to work late or weekends, but if I am with my family that time needs to be completely dedicated to them and I need to be present.

Are there any work rituals critical to your success?  It’s a bit odd but I usually wait until 10 am or until I have crossed off some of my initial tasks to have my coffee. I make it a treat so I feel like I have earned it for the day.

What apps/software/tools can’t you live without? youcanbook.me, Zoho, Canva, Mint

Last thing you do before leaving work? Fill up my water bottle and say bye to the Thinkspace greeting team.

What’s your least favorite thing to do, and how do you deal with it? When I get questions about how politics effect portfolios.  I have to refocus what the goal is of the investments they have and what they CAN do to ensure their security with their plan.

What are you currently reading, or what’s something you’d recommend? Every time I get on a plane I start to reread The Tipping Point by Malcolm Gladwell.

Who are some mentors or influencers you wish to thank or acknowledge? Chalene Johnson. I love her organization strategies and her podcast are what keep me dialed in.

Describe your workspace? Bright and Calm

What is your working process like? I use the Push Journal to prepare. I form habits and those habits help me clear up and allow me to be creative, spend time with my son, and everything else.

What’s your best shortcut or life hack? I don’t believe in shortcuts. It’s hard to take shortcuts and expect the same end result.

How do you keep track of what you have to do?  Push journal. Chalene Johnson (creator of Turbo Kick and other workouts) introduced me to it. It breaks down goals, number of hours needed to get things done, time blocking, etc.

What’s the best advice you’ve ever received? Get out of the problem and into the solution.

Is there anything else you’d like to add that might be interesting to readers and fans? I was in the restaurant industry for over 10 years and still work twice a week at a bar because I love being social. The dynamic of those people is really interesting.

Interested in becoming a “How I Work” spotlight? Contact Stephanie and she’ll be excited to come chat!

After taking some time to pause and reflect about the 11th year of running thinkspace, the thing that I’m most grateful for are the relationships with new customers and my team. I’m so thankful for our new members who have entrusted and believed in us to help support them with their startup and businesses; it has given me and thinkspace so much purpose. Success for us is seeing the launch, lift off, and growth of your companies. It means a lot to me and my entire team to be an extension of each of the companies we support and to be a part of their journey. This last year in particular has been great to have two Location Managers, one in Redmond and Seattle, who have been managing the spaces and teams. It’s a really great feeling to have a strong team around each of these locations!

Recently, I had the opportunity to catch up with one of my past employees who stopped by. Alyssa Galios (Magnotti) was one of my first employees when she started working here in 2009. I attribute a lot of the hard things that I’ve push through in the last decade to Alyssa because of the things that she allowed me to walk through with her and her late husband Nick’s cancer.

When Alyssa walked into the Lake Union location, she said, “Wow this is everything you dreamed about creating!” It was pretty awesome to hear her say that and it also helped me pause and reflect too. Alyssa was really helpful to me in the early days of thinkspace and was instrumental in helping create the product, lead the team, shape the core values, and build the company culture to what thinkspace is today.

I had the opportunity to ask Alyssa about her company, Made for Brave, that she has since started up, how her entrepreneurial journey has been, what she is most grateful for in her life, and what are some of the positive and negative things that have shaped her to be who she is today. Alyssa is also author of a new book “Made for Brave: A Journey Through Devastating Loss and Infinite Hope.” You can listen our StoryCorps conversation here!

The entrepreneurial journey is full of ups and downs but remember its about the journey not the destination. 

Best,
Peter Chee
CEO of thinkspace

Adidas is stepping up the game in the shoe industry by upcycling plastic in the ocean. They are turning this plastic into yarn that in 2018, they were able to create over 5 million pairs of shoes with. Their goal in 2019 has increased to 11 million pairs due to an incredible consumer demand.

Adidas hasn’t stopped there. They are the first to use recycled plastic to make football jerseys that the 2018 University of Miami Hurricanes wore. The yarn used for their jerseys came from fishing nets and other plastic pollutants in the ocean.

As the temperature gets warmer and one of my favorite holidays nears (more on Earth Day here), it’s even easier to get outside and do well for the environment. Whether you are individually doing something (trying zero-waste or simply picking up trash on your walk during lunch) or setting goals for your company to be environmentally sustainable, thinkspace would like to hear about it! Let’s celebrate all we do for the earth and share it so others can be inspired. It’s easy to forget that a lot of little small things add up to make a big difference.