As you may or may not know, hOM is part of the fall class for real estate tech accelerator, Metaprop. We are thrilled to be in this space and it is hugely beneficial to our growth and development as a company.
With honor comes great responsibility and Co-Founders Ryan Freed and Francesca Loftus are working like super humans to make the most of our time at Metaprop. Francesca flies back and forth from Toronto weekly and Ryan is scheduling more meetings than ever. It’s exciting! It’s exhausting. And that’s just a fraction of our team.
So, how do we stay grounded? As individuals, we work remotely and teach all over the city, so we prioritize meeting in person once a week. Our company-wide meeting is just as much self care as it is business strategy.
Our meetings have a very purposeful format: We start with our signature 7 second breaths to allow ourselves to settle into the room. Then we go around and release any “clearings” which are defined as “anything holding you back from the current moment, personal or related to the company.” Once we’ve centered our breath and expressed our clearings we share any celebrations for that week.
Celebrations are from one hOMie to another to acknowledge great work that may have otherwise gone unnoticed. Since we all work remotely; Friday is the one time during the week that we are physically together; thus, it’s important to show appreciation for each other.
The majority of the meeting looks a lot like any other business meeting, but ours ends with a Dharma talk. This talk sounds a lot like something you might hear at the beginning or end of a yoga class, but it is designed to support our personal lives as well as our personal ones. This little nugget is the inspiration that helps keep us grounded and inspired for the next week.
This is the format that works well for our young company, but I want to provide a glimpse into what keeps us connected. We'd love to hear what strategies work best for you!