I, like many of you work from home. I have had the office filled with people, video games, and scooters….it’s fun to be around other people and to feel that collective energy…it can drive you…it can also bring a lot of un-needed drama and overhead into your life.

Working from home on the other hand presents it’s own set of challenges. It’s wonderful because it allows me more actual time at my desk, and I get to throw a load of laundry in here and there….but I also find that it presents as many diversions as a big office full of people without giving back all the great collective creative energy that a work community provides.

And lets face it….it’s a lot easier to get in a rut if you have no one looking over your shoulder. It happens to me ALL the time. Creative sluggishness combined with my phenomenal talent for finding excuses NOT to go the gym and you have a serious case of the “uninspired.”

So what do you do?

As I write this, I am sitting on an airplane with more thoughts moving quicker then my fingers can move…..all because I changed my perspective.

I actually find that I think REALLY well when I am in the car. I LOVE my iPhone for occasions, I use a the voice note in EVERNOTE or iTALK and I record my ideas while I drive, email them to myself and transcribe them later.

So, get out there….a coffee shop, a walk, even invite a friend over to work in your space….but change your perspective and you will find that your ideas for songwriting or organizing or marketing will flow much freer.


  1. Conor Ebbs January 22, 2012 at 7:12 am #

    Hey Sarah,

    Thanks a million for all the great advice. I’m enjoying your articles.

    I know what you mean about the challenges of working from home. I create best alone, but synergy is crucial too. It’s hard finding that balance sometimes.

    Driving always presents good ideas for me too. Maybe because my sub-conscious is concentrated on driving and releases ideas. :) Walking is my best creative colleague.


  2. patrick gorman January 29, 2012 at 2:02 pm #

    Heelo Sarah,

    I have really enjoyed reading your insights into the business… really wonderful to have such an honest glimpse into the process. You bring a real honest and human element to the subject… Thank you.


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