We had the good fortune of connecting with Marcus Geromes and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Marcus, how has your work-life balance changed over time?
My work life balance has changed over time primarily as a function of being an employee verses owning my own business. The comfort and freedom of working for someone else was in part the ability to be detached from work once I physically left for the day. Now that I work for myself not only has my work life boundary become more diffuse, but my attitude on the issue has also evolved. I enjoy being an entrepreneur for many reasons and control of my schedule is high on the list. I focus on living a full life; making time for God, family, friends, and exercise. However, since each of these important facets of my life take up a finite amount of minutes each day, I regularly work until late in the evening. I no longer think of having a work life balance but a full life where my work is one very important component.
Alright, so for those in our community who might not be familiar with your business, can you tell us more?
Therapy Space is a co-working company devoted to behavioral health clinicians. We curate and manage the office needs of our clinicians so that they can focus on helping their clients get healthier. I’m most proud of Therapy Space for helping to launch hundreds of careers in the behavioral health field at a time when our country needs it the most.
Getting Therapy Space to where it is today is a culmination of time, work, and learning from what our clients want and need. Assembling a group of colleagues with diverse skill sets has been critical in offsetting blindspots and alleviating burnout so that each of our team members can maintain productivity and focus.
We have overcome challenges by embracing each of them as an opportunity to learn, to become more efficient, and to grow. Setbacks are opportunities to display our commitment to our clinicians and often times challenges allow us to showcase our devotion to getting things right.
Therapy Space as a brand is devoted to changing the way people think about using their office, to becoming more efficient shared workplace, and to developing a sense of community amongst behavioral health clinicians. Our story is a creative response to overcoming the barriers that prevented clinicians from entering into private practice and making a positive difference in their communities.
Let’s say your best friend was visiting the area and you wanted to show them the best time ever. Where would you take them? Give us a little itinerary – say it was a week long trip, where would you eat, drink, visit, hang out, etc.
Dallas has done a great job developing numerous neighborhoods into fun places to visit. Uptown for a night out, Deep Ellum for culture and music, Northpark for shopping, Lower Greenville and Trinity Groves for great restaurants and patios, and Whiterock Lake for walking, biking, and staying active. We have great professional sports and are home to America’s team, so watching a Cowboys game in the incredible new stadium is always a great time.
Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
My wife, my parents, and my sister are my biggest supporters and sources of encouragement. Whatever success I have is a reflection of their unconditional positive regard for all the decisions and risks I’ve taken to get here.
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