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From Crazy To Sane: The Move To Bangkok!

When I started my entrepreneurial journey last year I was working from home, this was OK but I felt as if I was going crazy.  I was waking up, going to the local restaurant to eat, coming back, working all day with eating breaks in between.  I felt trapped and really wasn’t enjoying what I was doing but I needed a way to make money to survive.
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When I started over a year ago it was exciting at first, but eventually, I felt like a prisoner in my own home, I worked, relaxed and slept in the same room, it was my prison cell, I saw the same four walls day in day out.  I felt trapped!   At the time of starting I was living in Nonthaburi province which was a good hour outside the centre of Bangkok.  My room contract didn’t run out for another few months so I had to stick it out.

 

Move Back To Bangkok

June was coming round, my contract was set to finish and I had the opportunity to move back into Bangkok, I chose Bangkok particularly because of the Coworking spaces.  I had heard about a few but wanted to go for Hubba because it was close to the Onnut area which I was very familiar with.  I had lived in and around the area for most of my 10 years in Thailand.
I planned which apartments I would look at, I got on my bike and spent the next 2 week looking at a lot of potential apartments which were close enough to Hubba Co-working space.  I settled on one, paid my deposit and I was ready to go.
It was a relief!  I had found a place which I could now breath in, ironic that I was now in a more polluted area but still.  I felt a new kind of freedom.  Around the same time, I went to Hubba to actually see what the place was all about.  My curiosity did not let me down, it looked perfect for what I needed, a space away from my room where I could knuckle down and get work done, I felt like a kid who just got his newest action man toy!

 

Co-Working at Hubba

Hubba is a place that I won’t forget easily, it’s pretty unique.  It’s a house converted into a place of work.  What I like particularly about the place is it has a garden which after an hour of work you can leave your work desk and walk around, take in nature and relax or if you love a bounce they have a trampoline which is great for getting rid of tension and getting your idea’s together.
It has given my work a whole new meaning, I have a dedicated place which I can go to just work, it’s like a breath of fresh air.  You will never know the feeling until you try it.
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New People

One of the biggest things I have got from Hubba is meeting new people, I have not worked in a 9-5 environment for several years and I have forgotten the feeling of working with other people.  Even though we are not working for the same company I feel like their my work colleagues.  During breaks we go to the local coffee shop, eat lunch together, hung out after work and gained a good bond with them, always having a good laugh with each other, something I would have never had if I had been stuck at home.
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Final Thoughts

I now feel more motivated to work and enjoy waking up every day, ready to take on the current project I have.  The co-working spaces give me that opportunity and space to sink into the work I am doing and get so much more done than I would have done if I was working from home.

 

Thank you for reading

 

Cheers

 

Michael
  • 18/11/2016
  • Kevin Hughes says:

    Hi Michael,

    This is great to hear only been a follower for last month or two but you are a big inspiration for me. I to am working on trying to move to Thailand and live that is my end goal. Currently full time employed in the uk and starting a side hustle with Kindle. Love your expense reports and the progress you have made.

    Keep up hard work and if yuo have any tips be great to hear from you.

    Thanks

    Kevin

    • mike says:

      Hi Kevin
      Glad that’s your goal, you will be able to save so much more here than in the UK, I spend about £400-£600 a month on personal expenses and I am doing things I want.

      Keep moving forward, you will get there. Best thing is now be frugal with your money you will save quicker.

  • Trevor says:

    Awesome blog post! I totally agree that co-working and making friends makes being an entrepreneur so much more enjoyable. It gets you out of your comfort zone too. I’m 100% more productive when I’m at a co-working space too, so it’s worth the cost.

    • mike says:

      Thank you trevor, glad you enjoyed it 🙂
      Ye co-working spaces has changed my life, sometimes you have to be disciplined so that you actually knuckle down and do work.

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