Environment Matters

Where I am determines how well I work.

There are certain places that inspire productivity in me and certain places that kill it.  To be more specific, there are certain places that inspire certain kinds of productivity.  I know where I’m most effective at writing a sermon (home office), making phone calls (backyard), answering emails (coffee shop) and meeting with people (office at church).  But I get all kinds of messed up when I try to do the wrong thing in the wrong place.  I can’t write a sermon at church to save my life and I find all kinds of excuses to get distracted if I try to answer emails at home.  Please don’t even get me started on the people who return phone calls from the coffee shop!

Getting in the right environment to get things done may sound silly to you or it might sound like a luxury available only to those who don’t work in the “real world.”  But it’s neither, I promise you.  It’s something worth thinking through so you can get as much out of each day as possible no matter where you work.


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