‘Procrastination Nannies’ Help You Get Your Work Done
A pop-up co-working space is introducing a new service to help people finish their passion projects
Finding motivation to sit down and write a play, a business proposal or a chapter of a book after spending eight hours at your day job is not easy. Even when the weekend finally comes rolling, carving out a couple of hours for your passion project, amidst all the family gatherings, friends’ birthday parties and casual dinner dates, can prove difficult. With so many good excuses, finding the inner-strength to get your work done is hard, but Cave Day is here to give you a gentle nudge and help you work through your procrastination.
Operating like a pop-up co-working space, Cave Day takes place on Sundays and offers structured distraction-free time with the company of like-minded individuals. The day starts at 9am with a light breakfast and lasts till 6pm. At the beginning, attendees are asked to give up their phones, as well as one other thing they claim could hinder their success, be it Facebook or sense of self-doubt.
At 9:30am sharp, the work begins and attendees can choose between one of three spaces: the Quiet Cave for uninterrupted work, the Timed Cave for more structured workflow, with 15 minutes breaks after every 45 minutes of work, as well as the break room where trained facilitators can chat through ideas or give feedback.
The $40 ticket covers two meals, snacks and coffee. If this sounds like the perfect way to spend your Sunday, the next Cave Day takes place on May 21 at the Impact Hub in downtown Manhattan.
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Deena Varshavskaya is the founder and CEO of Wanelo (“wah-nee-lo,” from Want, Need, Love), the world’s largest mall, curated by people. Millions of shoppers use Wanelo to discover and buy from over 20 million products and over 350,000 stores, which include big brands and independent boutiques and sellers you’ve never heard of, all in one place on your phone. Deena started Wanelo after being frustrated with shopping in traditional malls. Her personal style didn’t fit a simple category, and she wanted to shop in more unique places. She decided to create a social network that would make it easy to discover amazing stores and products from anywhere online. Deena worked on Wanelo for more than two years using her personal savings to build the site and attract its first users. In 2011, she moved to San Francisco, and she launched Wanelo in 2012 after receiving 40 investor rejections before finally closing her first round of funding. Deena has been named one of the "Most Intriguing Entrepreneurs" for two years in a row by Goldman Sachs and was recognized by Forbes as one of "The Power Women Who Are Reinventing The Way You Shop Fashion Online." She has also been highlighted in Fast Company’s "Most Creative People in Business" list and is named as one of 15 “up-and-comers to keep an eye on” in Vanity Fair’s "Next Establishment" list. The National Retail Federation recently recognized Deena as an “Influencer” reshaping the retail industry. Originally from Siberia, Deena moved to the U.S. at the age of 16 and dropped out of Cornell University two classes short of graduating. She currently lives in San Francisco and can be followed on Wanelo, Twitter and Instagram at @siberianfruit. Check out her exclusive interview with PSFK & HP/HP Matter here!