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3 Easy Tips For You to Have a More Productive Working Environment

I hate wasting time doing stuff that doesn’t matter.

To live my life how I want to, I need to make the most out of my time—I need to be productive.

And one thing that’s critical for me, and for a lot of people, is having the right environment.

Do you want to put yourself in an environment where you’re as productive as possible, but don’t know how to start?

Here are 3 easy tips you can start with today:


1. Work when you’re most energized

I’m trying to get used to working in the morning because mornings are such a high productivity time for me. 

Getting up is a pain in the ass, but once, I’m up, I feel alive.

While I work best in the morning, I know a lot of people that work late at night.

Like Fabienne, my wife. She loves working at night because that’s when she can focus.

You have to figure out your own time when you feel the most energetic.

When can you focus?


2. Put yourself in a physical space where you can be the most productive

For me, a productive environment is not a cubicle, an office space, nor meetings.

The streets of Dubai, for example, just happened to be super productive for me.

I felt very energized as I walked, I was full of ideas and thoughts that I wanted to share with you.

At the same time, I also need to sit down and get a lot of stuff done on my laptop.

Like running campaigns for my clients, strategizing, and increasing my impact in this world.

Observe where you work best, and allow yourself to work in that space.


3. Surround yourself with people you can be productive with

I’m fine working with people digitally as long as I meet them in person every once in a while, while other people love being with their folks all the time.

We have different ways of becoming creative, and for others, they produce more quality work when they’re physical with their colleagues.

How do you work? Surrounded by people or digitally collaborating?


Bottom line: you work best when you give yourself the freedom to work in an environment that feels great to you.

For me, walking the streets of Dubai in the morning is energizing.

How about for you?

What is it that makes you productive?

What type of environment do you need to be at your best?

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Written By: 

Philipp Schoeffmann

Philipp is a 20-year veteran of digital marketing who has spent most of his adult life in 2 worlds: selling online, and creating social impact through education. In 2020, together with his wife Fabienne (an economist for the UN and PhD in social sciences), he has founded The FAM Fund.