How you might be killing your best work

The most productive people and businesses in the world pay careful attention to their work environment.

Thomas Edison had a meticulously-designed lab in New Jersey where he invented and developed world-changing technologies and products.

Rudyard Kipling sought out a perfect sanctuary in Suffolk where he could quietly go about his peerless creation.

Google leads the way with inspirational campus-style workspaces that bring out the best in their employees.

Here’s a checklist to see how your environment might be holding you back:

  • Can you see the daylight from your desk? You should.
  • How many plants (Real, live ones) in your workspace? More than none is good.
  • How many monitors? If you do most of your work online, three is the optimum for productivity.
  • Whiteboard? Essential for doodles, notes and goal setting in plain view.
  • Standing or sitting desk? Try standing, at least for phone or video calls. It’ll boost your power and impact
  • Distractions?  If you operate from home, set clear family boundaries. When you’re at work, you’re at work.
  • Clutter? Clear that desk! There’s no excuse for for piles of papers, staplers, plates and cups.
  • Flaky internet or phone signal? Do whatever it takes to sort it out.

Find your sanctuary, clear your mind, do your great work.


PS – Getting away from the office altogether can be a great idea. How’d you like to hang out with 19 other inspirational entrepreneurs plus ME? I’m on the road one-time only this year on the 22nd November with my Client Attraction Summit. If you can get to the Midlands of England on that day, reply to this email with CAS and I’ll put you on the (very) limited waitlist when we announce tickets next week. 

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