Notes from Jeff York

Small business marketing thoughts from a marketing small business owner

Is where you are working for you?

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This week, instead of tossing you my thoughts on a topic, I wanted to open a conversation about workspaces.

I’m currently working as VP of Creative Services for a small start-up marketing firm.  My workspace is very small and cramped.  The room itself generates more traffic and less ambiance than I would prefer, especially when I am trying to be creative.  I find myself grabbing my laptop and seeking nice environments when I really need to deliver.

What do you do to create a space that works for you?  Is there a particular location or ambience that works best for you?  Do you seek a particular type of place depending on the task at hand?  Have you created an office that excells at delivering the space you need, and if so, what is it like?


Written by Jeff York

September 14, 2008 at 1:59 am

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  1. It’s taken some time for me to set a proper workspace in my home. I really enjoy being in it. Problem’s been getting the opportunity to get in with a focused mind to work.

    I recently reead this article about the creative paradox. ( ) It’s one thing to have the space, the fancy laptop and all the latte a person can drink but it’s a far more complex practice to come into that space with the proper mindset.

    Most writers and creative folk have a routine which sounds contradictory to playful creativity but it seems to work for them.

    So now that I have my workspace, I need a routine to get in there, just like an athlete in a gym. Unfortunately my day job doesn’t afford much of a routine scheduling and that’s been kicking my creative butt.


    September 18, 2008 at 11:12 am

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