What Can You Do To Find Balance and Avoid Burnout?

What Can You Do To Find Balance and Avoid Burnout?

You have the Sunday blues, dreading Monday and the work week. You’re exhausted just thinking about the upcoming meetings and calls that you’ve scheduled out for yourself. You tell yourself, “this is the dream!” but you’re still yawning. The work that you once approached enthusiastically now seems to require cups of coffee just to open and respond to the emails in your inbox. 

Maybe these are exaggerations, or maybe it’s your reality. 

Whether you’re an employer, an employee, or self-employed, burnout can have serious consequences for your productivity and work performance, making the difference between operating a thriving business or one that will have to close its doors. 

Stoke Mentor Spotlight: Patrick Peters

Stoke Mentor Spotlight: Patrick Peters

Patrick Peters is our Tuesday mentor at Stoke, here from 12-1 PM in conference room two. He’s had a strong career in media and tech and has founded three companies over the years. Like many of us, he loves a good story.

Read on to hear about Patrick’s experience, what he thinks it takes to be good mentee, and what he loves about Denton!

Stoke Member Spotlight: Valerie Gurka

Stoke Member Spotlight: Valerie Gurka

Valerie works for Clear Measure, a DevOps-Centered Software Engineering company that specializes in Microsoft technologies and cloud-based platforms.  She manages DevOps and custom software projects of all sizes. Read on to learn more about how one of our newest Stoke members helped a delivery company save a whopping $1.5 million a year, and to learn about a pretty royal tribute band name hint hint.

Stoke Member Spotlight: Heath Padgett

Stoke Member Spotlight: Heath Padgett

Meet Heath: RV Entrepreneur, CEO and Co-Founder at CampgroundBooking, working in the recreational vehicle and camping industry. Bitten by the travel bug, instead of a traditional honeymoon, Heath and his wife took off on a five year adventure in an RV across the country four days after their wedding. He’s a Stoke member who has quite a story to tell.

Check out Heath’s member spotlight to read about the device he says will make you feel like James Bond and a harrowing experience involving an un-hitched vehicle on I35, along with details on becoming an entrepreneur and what his work life and style looks like.

Why People Choose to Live, Work, and Play in Denton

Why People Choose to Live, Work, and Play in Denton

People choose to live in Denton for advantages like lower cost of living, the unique contributions that higher education institutions offer the community, the vibrant culture and family friendliness; all factors that make it a prime spot for remote workers and people who can choose where they work from or who are deciding where to set up shop. 

Well-designed Workplaces Improve Work Performance

Well-designed Workplaces Improve Work Performance

You probably spend the majority of your waking day at work, which means your environment affects not only the quality of your work, but also the quality of your life outside of it. The key to a healthy workstyle is changing postures throughout the day, and not sitting or standing for hours on end. You shouldn’t have to feel pain or discomfort to remind you to shift postures or to take a break from what you’re working on, but that’s often the case for people working in traditional offices. [Read on!]

To Sit Or To Stand: How To Choose & Use A Standing Desk

To Sit Or To Stand: How To Choose & Use A Standing Desk

Studies have shown that standing desks are beneficial to your health, and can increase workplace productivity and your own creativity. Increased blood flow while standing = better brain power.

On the other hand, being on your feet the entire day can also be detrimental to your health and is linked to heart disease. What’s the happy medium?

How To Accomplish Your Goals: Meet With A Mentor

How To Accomplish Your Goals: Meet With A Mentor

Need help starting to plan your business or in the middle of preparing to launch your startup? You might find that having someone to act as a sounding board or hearing from a person who’s been in your shoes before is just what you need to begin or keep going. Whoever fills roles such as these could be considered a mentor.

Announcing Stoke's Nights & Weekends Membership

Announcing Stoke's Nights & Weekends Membership

Whether you’re a night owl by choice or necessity, Stoke now has a nights & weekends membership for you to work on your projects and side hustle in a quiet, modern workspace conducive to your productivity. You’ll have all the perks of Stoke membership, just at a time that suits your needs best.

Lunch + Learn Preview: Where Do I Begin? 5 Steps To Start HR In A Small Business

Lunch + Learn Preview: Where Do I Begin? 5 Steps To Start HR In A Small Business

Wondering what areas of a business HR affects? Working to set up HR for your business? Read our Lunch + Learn preview blog for information on HR basics, and an overview of what Dr. Christopher Harris, associate professor in Human Resource Management in the College of Business at Texas Woman’s University and expert in HR matters, will cover during the lunch.

Recap: Crafting a Great Kickstarter Campaign

Recap: Crafting a Great Kickstarter Campaign

Stoke welcomed Clarissa Redwine, Kickstarter’s Design and Technology Outreach lead for the west coast, for a Lunch + Learn and a Community Workshop on Monday, December 10th. During both sessions, attendees were able to ask questions specific to their projects and learn about the key features of a successful campaign. Read on for a recap of the day’s events and what attendees learned during the Crafting a Great Kickstarter Campaign sessions.