Episode 100: The 9 Pillars of Productivity Part 1: Environment 3


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“In the scope of a happy life, a messy desk or an overstuffed coat closet is a trivial thing, yet I find – and I hear from other people that they agree – that getting rid of clutter gives a disproportionate boost to happiness.” – Gretchen Rubin

Whoo hoo! We made it to our 100th podcast episode! Now that is something to truly celebrate 🙂 We’d like to introduce you to one of the nine key areas that connects to your unique productivity style: environment. The key areas include: environment, energy, boundaries, support, goal setting, planning, systems, tasks, and focus.

I think many of us creatives become entrepreneurs because we’ve struggled in more corporate settings – we’re done trying to fit into someone else’s box. I say it’s time to shred the box, put it in a recycle bin, and create something new and really unique to you! We’re hoping we’re going to help you do that over the next nine episodes.

Today, we’ll be zero’ing in on environment: why environment matters, what do we mean by environment, and how you can make shifts in your environment to increase productivity according to your unique productivity style.

Creator:

If you remember, the creator is the most outwardly creative but also the most outwardly charismatic and extroverted. They thrive on conversation and on influencing others. When it comes to environment, they love stimulation. A co-working space could be a blessing and a curse.

Contemplator:

The contemplator likes a routine and peaceful, organized environment. With no conflict. Easily overstimulated by people, noise, or distractions. For contemplators who are working at home, you’re probably the most successful working home. You’re probably pretty committed.

Conductor:

The conductor is a lover of harmony. Like the contemplator, they don’t love conflict, but they can easily adapt to people and surroundings. They’re actually pretty comfortable working in a co-working space. They can get a little lonely and isolated at home as well because they’re people people, and they love a collaborative environment.

Commander:

The commander works best with a dedicated office space with a door where they can go in there and they just shut the door, and they get the work done. Remember, they’re focused. They’re driving. It can probably build up and get pretty messy until they feel like it’s going to explode, and then they (if they’re a smart commander) ask for help in getting it cleared up.

Do you know your creative Productivity Style? To learn more about each style, watch the full podcast.

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IN THIS EPISODE YOU’LL LEARN:

  • one of the nine key areas that connects to your Unique Productivity Style
  • optimal environments for all 4 productivity styles (Creator, Contemplator, Conductor, and Commander)!

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Dr. Minette Riordan is an award-winning entrepreneur with 17 years experience in media, marketing and sales. She is a lover of art, poetry and mythology and a complete geek who digs discussing how businesses work. One of her core values is continuous improvement; she is a seeker, wanderer and adventurer who loves dragons and coffee. Most days you can find her supporting her creative clients to build profitable businesses. And on other days you can find her in her art studio covered in paint.



About Minette Riordan, Ph.D.

Dr. Minette Riordan is an award-winning entrepreneur with 17 years experience in media, marketing and sales. She is a lover of art, poetry and mythology and a complete geek who digs discussing how businesses work. One of her core values is continuous improvement; she is a seeker, wanderer and adventurer who loves dragons and coffee. Most days you can find her supporting her creative clients to build profitable businesses. And on other days you can find her in her art studio covered in paint.


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