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?

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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. ( http://www.43folders.com/2008/08/20/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.

    Topher

    September 18, 2008 at 11:12 am


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