Beginner’s Guide to Forming Work-from-Anywhere Communities
Beginner’s Guide to Forming Work-from-Anywhere Communities
“You never change things by fighting the existing reality. To change something, build a new model that makes the existing model obsolete.” – Buckminster Fuller
Thanks to the advent of laptop computers, global satellite Wifi and other internet technologies, remote work-from-anywhere employment is fast becoming the new normal in a post pandemic future. Crowded cities are seeing an Urban exodus as more and more people transition to remote work. What a timely moment in history to be discussing the forming of a work-from-anywhere community (WFA), right?
Welcome! You’ve come to the right place to begin your journey.
Millennials and digital nomads have been quietly building this global grassroots movement, while the majority of the work force is just coming on-board with this concept – and, discovering the many freedoms and benefits of remote work-from-anywhere for themselves. Remote workers, aka the WFA force, are discovering that they’re often in the driver’s seat and can afford to be choosy when it comes to where they set down roots.
A strong desire to search for communities where one feels supported by shared values is a driving force behind where the WFA culture sets down roots. Rather than subject themselves to superficial standards set by unsustainable employment structures (many of whom, are motivated by corporate greed), the WFA force is finding safe havens within like-minded communities that offer the opportunity to remove themselves from potential government overreach, as well.
Research reveals that one of the most important keys to living a fulfilled life is social support within a cooperative culture of like-minded individuals – it’s vital to a sense of well-being, productivity and creativity to flourish. Countering oxymoron social-distancing measures, village communities that motivate and satisfy basic needs for human-to-human bonding (not virtual) are giving rise to self-organizing associations based on shared interests and goals.
“The best way to predict the future is to design it.” -Buckminster Fuller
Forming your work-from-anywhere community
Interested in learning more about forming a coworking work-from-anywhere (WFA) community? Let’s begin by answering the fundamental ‘why’ of this topic. Historically, spontaneous cooperation is the oldest, most natural, and widespread form of cooperation. Cooperation constitutes the essence of relationships and is essential to the success of any personal forms of association, whether it be a family, a group or a community.
Parallel Societies – If you aren’t already familiar with the term parallel societies, you might be pleased to know that this isn’t a new concept, at all. In the past, these self-organizing parallel societies (a more recent term – intentional communities) have been humanity’s response to flailing infrastructures; such as, what we may be witnessing in the world around us, today.
Allow the Complete Guide to Forming Communities to inspire you. It provides an essential, detailed roadmap with over 40-lessons packed full of ideas, plans, videos and tools to help you organize your digital nomad tribe into a community for mutual support. This course is perfect to watch once you’ve gathered your coworking tribe – so, you are all learning and growing together!
- Learn how to establish a home base, build a strong foundation and avoid some of the pitfalls.
- Learn how to create a strong mission statement and create a legal structure that serves as a guideline to prevent future misunderstandings.
- Learn how to support your community with everything they need for mutual support – shelter, nourishment, medical, communications, security, planning safe zones, and much more.
- Explore why a Co-op or a Private Membership Association (PMA) might provide the ideal framework for your freedom-loving coworking community:
Explore why a Cooperative might be right for you
Once you’ve gathered your tribe, it’s time to start the conversation around creating the experience, right? But, what is a co-op or a cooperative? The short answer is that a cooperative is a collectively owned enterprise that serves the interests of its members.
Cooperative business models are often easier to implement with very little upfront capital investment because members are contributing their physical or freelance labor. This translates to a business that’s owned by its clients, workers or both. In addition to profit sharing, coworking member-owners are given a voice in business decisions. This is where defining your legal structure early on will prove invaluable.
Explore why a Private Membership Association might be right for you
A PMA is created by and exists upon the contract authority and power that people have reserved for themselves. Coworking PMA members are free to exchange any services or information whatsoever on any topic they choose. PMA members can speak or write about, listen to, or read any information, use or obtain any information, product, or service on any terms agreeable to any member who chooses to provide that information, product, or service within the private membership association. It might be worth mentioning, that a PMA does not need any authority or permission, of any kind whatsoever, from any government for its creation or in order for it to continue to exist and function.
Community Garden PMA
“Peace can be made only by those who are peaceful, and love can be shown only by those who love. No work of love will flourish out of guilt, fear, or hollowness of heart, just as no valid plans for the future can be made by those who have no capacity for living now.” — Alan Watts
Peaceful revolutions are often started by a tiny percentage of the population leading the pack and carrying the torch. We hope that the Beginners Guide to Forming Work-from-Anywhere Communities has shown a way forward as we co-create the future of cooperative communities together.