its been a crazy couple of days. work took over my weekend and bled into a few late nights this week. after a long night left on a bad note, i found myself waking up super early and just heading into the office. i haven’t been this productive in a while.
i’m not sure what it is. maybe it was a good night’s sleep. maybe the wolf of wall street inspired me last night. maybe it’s because no one was in the office at 7am. maybe its because i was able to listen to my music out loud. maybe its because i’m having a good hair day and confidence is linked to productivity. maybe the side hustle i recently adopted is allowing me to not think about work 100% of the time freeing up some brain space.
i typically preach getting out of the office. once in a rut, i had a mentor who told me to take my work to the tribeca grand lobby. that was one of the best pieces of advice i’ve ever received. soon after this breakthrough, our president at 360i encouraged everyone to get out of the office and find inspiration elsewhere. my current employer doesn’t actively have this conversation often but i still adhere to this practice. this agency operates on the belief of ‘disruption’ but the office is a place for interruption. i encourage you to take your work somewhere else. hotel lobbies (free wifi + people watching + good design = my dream office) typically do the job for me but parks, bars, coworking space, the beach, a gym, more bars, hell even the stereotypical coffee shops work too. fast company has a great case for taking your work elsewhere. give it a try, see what happens. not all of us are made to work in an office.