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Mike LaRosa

Mike LaRosa

Chicago, Illinois

Fascinated by “the future of work”, Mike LaRosa has traveled the world, researching, studying and visiting an array of shared workspaces: over 500 locations in 31 countries.

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In 2012, after paying his dues to Corporate America, Mike launched Wayfarer Advisory Group, offering media sales, sponsorship and experiential marketing consulting to companies such as Google, LivingSocial and Smithsonian Enterprises. With over 10 years of experience in creating award programs, producing events and interactive marketing campaigns, he has sold, serviced or managed over $5 M in sponsorships and advertising revenue.

By the end of 2013, he'd become a wayfarer (literally) living on the road, while producing events around the country. With a distributed team and constant travel, he was always working out of noisy cafes or hotel lobbies in search for space to be productive. Until, of course, he discovered the many benefits of coworking.

Fascinated by “the future of work”, he’s traveled the world, researching, studying and visiting an array of shared workspaces: over 500 locations in 31 countries. Since then, clients such as CBRE, Deskpass, Coworker.com, Marriott, Wyndham Hotels & Resorts, The Second City and JLL have turned to him to provide expert industry knowledge and know how from design to operations, staffing/recruitment and marketing.
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If How Coworking Saved My Life hits 500 pre-orders by Saturday 30 November 2019 6 P.M. UTC, then it will be pitched to 54 traditional publishers when the campaign ends. If How Coworking Saved My Life hits 250 pre-orders by Saturday 30 November 2019 6 P.M. UTC, then it will be pitched to 47 hybrid publishers when the campaign ends. If How Coworking Saved My Life hits 500 pre-orders by Saturday 30 November 2019 6 P.M. UTC, then it will be pitched to 132 publishers when the campaign ends.
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How Coworking Saved My Life

Surviving & Thriving in the Gig Economy

Working remotely can seem too good to be true. How Coworking Saved My Life tells the story of how one man went from barelysurviving to thriving in the gig economy.

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Personal Growth & Self-Improvement
70,000 words
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6 publishers interested

Synopsis

70% of professionals work remotely at least one day a week. In the US alone, the last ten years have seen a 115% increase of workers who report they spend half their time "telecommuting". Growing even faster is the number of people who are choosing to become contingent workers (dependent solely on themselves for income, rather than a full time job). While this is what the “Future of Work” looks like, not everyone is pre-wired for remote work or a natural born business owner.

While technology enables us to work remotely either from home or while traveling, we as humans aren't all quite as ready. Why is it that even though workers are more “plugged in” than ever, that reports show an increase in disconnection and isolation?

Learn from Mike’s journey leaving a cushy, yet unfulfilling corporate gig to becoming his own boss: from struggling to build a business and having to move back in with his parents to working for organizations like Google, the Smithsonian and Marriott. Mike shares how he first discovered coworking and all the ways joining a coworking space can help your personal and professional life.

By integrating coworking into his routine - no different than a gym for physical fitness - not only did Mike become more productive, but he was able to turn around a struggling business. Thanks to the multitude of tangible and intangible benefits of coworking, he grew his business while overcoming severe depression, anxiety and substance abuse.
Whether you feel in a rut, need help growing your business or idea or just need to get some space out of the house to be productive, Mike’s anecdotes and stories are sure to ring true.

Why support this book?

  • Over the last 8 months, web traffic to Coworkaholic has increased over 2,500% and occasionally has days with 5-8k visitors.
  • The talk Mike gave which is the basis of this book was voted best session out of all the programming from the 2018 Nomad Summit.
  • There are a lot of individuals who are starting small businesses or are freelancing that read books about how to start a business. But there aren’t a lot of books that talk about how to stay in business (from a mental health/personal perspective). This book can help those who are suffering even though their business is growing.
  • Over his time in the coworking/shared workspace/digital nomad space, Mike has fostered and built relationships with dozens of partners that would assist in helping market and promote this book to their audiences.
  • Mike has been listed as one of the “Most Influential People in Coworking” 2016-2018

Similar titles

  • The Obstacle is the Way by Ryan Holiday. Published by Penguin - May 1, 2014. Only in that it offers the reader similar life lessons by connecting them to true stories. I envision a similar format. But different that this book includes the author’s true life examples, rather than using stories of famous people.
  • I'm Outta Here by multiple authors and self published via Amazon in 2009, among others. While the authors try to advocate why readers should use coworking spaces, the book drifts into sociological viewpoints. Rather than targeting end users, the book is more oriented towards academia.
  • It's a Sharable Life by Chelsea Rustrum, also self published in September 2014. This book does a better job at how to offer insight, advice or steps on how to embrace the overall sharing economy. But that said still tends to be far to research focused/oriented.

Audience

Anyone who is thinking about becoming their own boss, or quitting their job to redesign their lifestyle to reflect living to work, rather than working to live.

Advance praise

"After the Nomad Summit conference in January, when asked 'What were your favorite talk(s) this year?' over 60% of you answered 'Mike LaRosa'! Mike's talk addresses about a common and almost inevitable digital nomad problem: loneliness and burnout. But being a digital nomad doesn't have to be lonely. He emphasizes the importance of coworking spaces, not only because of the great wifi and focus, but because of the community and networking aspect so many of us lack as we don't have a workplace."
- Johnny FD, Founder of Nomad Summit

“He is truly passionate about coworking. It’s most clear in his ability to bring communities together to collectively propel the industry forward.”
- Bernhard Mehl, Most Influential People in Coworking List: 2016-2018

“There is only one Mike LaRosa. He’s a rare blend of passion and drive paired with being the type of human that you generally like to be around.
Mike has been a champion for the coworking movement from the moment he found it. He has as deep of an understanding of it as nearly anyone I know.”
- Sam Rosen, Founder of Deskpass

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