Changing Locations For Increased Productivity
Whether you work in an office or work virtually, it’s easy for our mind to become cluttered and writer's block and creativity cease to be. Do you suppose that’s why we see so many people working from Starbucks? It’s even one of Entrepreneur’s 8 Things To Radically Boost Productivity!
I am sitting at my friends' house in Kona, a 37-minute flight away from my home island Oahu. It hasn’t been 24 hours yet, but my productivity and inspiration have increased 10 fold. Coffee, phone calls, instagram photos (can’t remember the last time I took the time to do that!), quick drive to close a client, 4 more calls and it’s 5:01 and I feel inspired to write this blog.
I’ve spent the last few years building a business where I could work from anywhere, but except for small trips interisland I haven’t taken advantage of that. Right now, I am and everyone benefits -- not only am I feeling more creative but as we progress in business or just life our schedule gets filled up with a lot of unnecessary items. Changing location could mean small or large changes:
Give yourself 30 minutes to clean up everything in site -- whether it’s your desk/cubicle, living room or whatever space you are in.
Add something colorful to spark creativity. Purple and blue are both known to help with this.
Take the afternoon and work from a coffee-shop or co-working space.
If you can work virtually or need to work on a project (like writing that book) then go stay at an Airbnb somewhere for a few days. Find a nice, clean place that matches your aesthetic, whether it be boho or minimalist.
Exercise. If you need to come up with a creative marketing campaign or think about the name of your business go running or walking and meditate on it.
For me, I am en route to Atlanta and will be sharing my adventures and inspiration here!