Episode 98: Discover Your Unique Productivity Style Part 4 – The Creator


productivity stylesThis is the last episode in our 4 part series on productivity styles where we introduce… drum roll, please! The Creator. If you’d like to learn about the previous productivity styles, then you can always find them here: the Commander (part 1), the Contemplator (part 2), the Conductor (part 3).

Introducing the Creator:

“Productivity is being able to do things that you were never able to do before.” ~ Franz Kafka

Gifts & Challenges:

  • The Creator adores people – as long as you are the center of attention. You tend to prioritize time with people over tasks and you dislike paying attention to details, hoping they will magically disappear or someone else will attend to them.
  • As a creative, you are the most productive of the four types, starting numerous projects and overflowing with brilliant ideas for what to make next. You seem to effortlessly flow in and out of many creative projects at the same time.
  • You tend to live outside of time or anyone else’s schedule. You are intuitive and happy to go with the flow when it comes to work. You value variety and easily become bored if asked to do repetitive or mundane tasks.
  • You are always up for a challenge and look at productivity as a game to play. As long as you know the facts and the rules but don’t feel pressured by deadlines, you thrive at getting things done. You will work your tail off to complete a painting or a manuscript if it means the chance to enter a competition you think you can win.
  • You can easily lose track of time and tend to expend too much energy or over-indulge. Netflix binges are your fave way to procrastinate and avoid boring tasks. Preferably with buttered popcorn and M&Ms at hand.
  • You tend to ignore timelines, whether they are self-imposed or set by others in positions of authority. You want the freedom to choose how you spend your time and how you express yourself. You resist meeting anyone else’s expectations other than your own.

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Your opportunities for growth

When it comes to increasing your productivity, look at your need for freedom and variety. Are you willing to focus for the short term in order to reach your long term goals? Deciding what you want most and knowing exactly what it will take to get there will support you in growing and scaling your business.

  • Create a flexible plan for growing and scaling your business that you can stick to that involves both structure and flow.
  • Set deadlines which make sense to your creative need for freedom so that you can create more consistency in your business. Try theming your days to ensure you make time for your most important work.
  • Build a team that includes people who love to do what you don’t like to do, like accounting and administration.
  • Get technical support with finishing or implementing some of your best ideas so you can stay focused on people.
  • Schedule plenty of time off for adventure, travel and play. Time off will inspire your creativity and keep you from going stir-crazy at the office. Pay attention to your energy and when you do your best work

IN THIS EPISODE YOU’LL LEARN:

  • the unique gifts that a Creator has for productivity (hint … overflowing with brilliant ideas for what to make next)
  • the specific challenges that Creators encounter (hint … easily lose track of time)

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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.



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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