Simplifying Lives in 2017 - A New Initiative at Maker Wharf: The Gym of Rest


Highlights of Simplify Your Life 1 by Buy Time and Maker Wharf

Launching a new phase of REST at Maker Wharf

Thank you to all of those of you who joined us at Maker Wharf for our Simplify Your Life event last Wednesday, an evening of talks and panel discussion on making time for what matters most. As expected, the debate was lively, the speakers’ insightful and feedback has been very positive – delighted to hear so many of you took so much away from the event. 

Alongside myself, speaking on the night were experts on the subject of ‘making time’ - including Director of Buy Time Lifestyle Management Company, Brendan Cluff, serial entrepreneur Douglas Bell of London Innovators and Epic Hostels and Darren Prince of InnerCHANGE – each, in their own way, working tirelessly to help others de-stress, lighten the load and focus on making time for what matters most.

A great time of transition for Maker Wharf - several new initiatives were made on the night:

In addition to our work supporting entrepreneurs, innovators and makers along the journey to create meaningful work of their own, at Maker Wharf we are now entering a new phase – one which we are calling the ‘Gym of Rest’; a period of learning together how to work and rest better, with the goal of helping our members to Simplify their lives. Over the coming months, we’ll be launching a series of new initiatives set to assist our members in fighting back against productivity killers and in making time for what matters most. If you’d like to hear more about this, register your interest here - The team at Maker Wharf will be in touch to keep you informed.

 Our Partnership with Buy Time

As part of our new focus on REST, we’d like to announce our collaboration with Buy Time, who very kindly arranged and sponsored the event for us last week. Buy Time provide dedicated, flexible business and lifestyle support services to private individuals, entrepreneurs and SMEs across the UK (and even globally) – on an entirely PAYG basis. You can find out more about them here. What’s more, to celebrate our new partnership, they’d like to offer all Maker Wharf members 50% and friends of Maker Wharf (newsletter subscribers) 20% off their first 10 hours with a dedicated personal assistant – Saving you £210 (or 2 months’ membership at Maker Wharf). Another great incentive to sign up!

 Live-in Guardians – Priority Access to Guardianship Opportunities for Members!

An excellent money-saving tactic touched upon by one of our speakers, Douglas Bell, who spoke about simplifying accommodation expenses, was property guardianship.  We’re delighted to announce our wonderful new partnership with Live-In Guardians! An excellent organisation is filling vacant properties in London with reliable and trustworthy people as property guardians. Existing and future members of Maker Wharf (subject to Live-In Guardians’ eligibility criteria) will enjoy priority access to future Guardianship opportunities in East London, ahead of the waiting list of 3000+ people. A fantastic opportunity for affordable living in London! Contact us here to find out more.

Finally, for those of you who weren’t able to make it to the event last week – we’d like to share with you a video of the discussions – so that you too may enjoy some of the advice and experiences shared on the night. Please register your interest here and we’ll provide you with a link to our video portal as soon as this is ready.

In the meantime, here are some great portraits of the event, very kindly taken by Jam Pond Photography.

We look forward to continuing to learn from one another and to sharing experiences of our new venture into Simplifying in 2017.

Thank you very much!