Productivity. Coffee Shops. Me.

productivityOne of the wonderful things about working as a
solopreneur is that I can work when I want, where I want and with whom I want. I saw this great article on productivity. Why people are more productive when they work away from their “office”? (which for these purposes, means your normal workspace). Start of a new year is a good time to read this stuff!

I’ve been doing this for 20 years but never really zeroed in on why it works for me. I thought it was because I am an independent don’t-tell-ME-what-to-do sort of a guy. While that is true, according to this lady, there are some actual better reasons than that for this to be a good idea.

Here’s what she has to say……

The ‘Coffee Shop Effect’: Why Changing Your Location Boosts Your Productivity

By Kat Boogaard 

By now, I’m embarrassingly familiar with the post-lunch slump that strikes at least once during my workweek.

Still full from my avocado toast, I find myself slouched in my desk chair—just willing something to appear behind that menacing, blinking text cursor that’s been taunting me for the past five minutes.

So, what do I do in those moments when I find myself feeling totally zapped of motivation? I pack up my laptop and head to a coffee shop with reliable WiFi.

The ‘Coffee Shop Effect’: My Productivity Secret Weapon

Once I’m there—with my venti iced chai latte by my side—I discover that I’m hyper-focused. I crank through my to-do list with seeming ease. In fact, I accomplish more in two or three hours than I would have in an entire workday in my home office……READ MORE

About the Author

A serial entrepreneur, Conrad has founded several businesses in his career in such diverse industries Insurance, Healthcare and Internet-based Business Services, (not to mention boyhood lawn mowing in the neighborhood!). In the last two decades, his focus has been on multiplying profits for his businesses using the Internet as a springboard.