“It does not matter that 2019 comes to an end - what matters is what we make out of that transition.”
For those who have been following me since earlier this year, you’ve seen the journey of a man in search of his positioning within the coliving industry. I started with exploration - news, resources, industry insights - and am now turning into a new chapter.
This new chapter of 2020 will be around one major topic: how to engineer human connection into coliving. And that transition would not have been possible without your support, trust, and weekly feedback.
So to you: thank you. And to us: let’s have a kick-ass 2020!
With love, Gui
My Christmas gift to you 🎁 —
I want to end this year with a true, naked story.
Some of you might know that I run a coliving space in Barcelona. But I never told how it happened by accident. How it went from concept to opening in 14 days. How we filled it up and broke even on day 1. How we created systems and community organically. And what fuck-ups and learnings we had.
👉so enjoy this personal and insightful read: the true and messy story behind setting up my first coliving (12min)
What I’ve been thinking about —
I spent two weeks in the middle of nowhere in Mallorca writing my book. Here are some major thoughts:
Some end-of-the-year reports to not miss out on —
December was packed with insightful stuff:
Quote I’m pondering on —
“Yet having a home that reinforced one’s individuality cannot but help increase the chances that one will act out one’s uniqueness.” - Mihaly Csikszentmilhalyi
And a few personal updates —
I just came back from two weeks of deep book writing at Startup Embassy in Mallorca. In the meanwhile, I’m working on setting the space for the 2020 Co-Liv Summit, and preparing a V2 for the Coliving Insights Magazine.
I’ve also launched the Nomadic Explorers Podcast with NomadX on coliving spaces for digital nomads, exploring how they build community while mostly having short-term guests.
Lastly, if you want to be more closely involved in my upcoming book, let me know and I’ll include you in the inner writing circle.
Until then, wishing you all a gorgeous end of this year 🎄✨
PS: If you have any thoughts on my writing, please share them with me, I’d love to read them. And if someone forwarded you this email, you can subscribe to my newsletter here.
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