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No entrepreneurial journey is all butterflies, rainbows, and unicorns (don’t we wish!)🦋🌈🦄.
Succeeding in business demands hard work, grit, and even breakin’ some rules.
Success can only be achieved by tapping into your rebellious side and breakin’ some rules – productivity rules that is.
Productivity “gurus” sure have a lot to say about what time you should wake up, how long your time blocks should be, and when you should take a break.
Following all those rules might work for a few but for most of us, we’ll be banging our heads against the wall trying to squeeze our star personalities and triangular businesses into those square “productivity” boxes.
When it comes to productivity, rules are meant to be broken. You’ve got to stay true to yourself, your natural circadian rhythms, and your best ways of working, even if that means setting a bedtime alarm instead of a wakeup alarm (I know. I’m so weird, right?!).
But it works for me! And other quirky routines may work for you and supercharge your productivity in ways productivity rules never will.
In this week’s episode of Productivity Straight Talk, I explore some alternative working methods with communications strategist, business growth consultant, founder of content marketing agency, Scoop Studios, and creator of Small Business Boss, Maggie Patterson. We discuss how she’s breakin’ all the productivity “rules” and lovin’ it because being her authentic self and leaning in to her uniqueness (despite what productivity gurus say), is helping both of her businesses flourish.
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Maggie Patterson is a communications strategist, business growth consultant, and the founder of content marketing agency, Scoop Studios. With two decades of experience, she has spent her entire career in client services and has been a successful entrepreneur for over 14 years.
As the creator of Small Business Boss, she works with service-based business owners in both one-on-one and in group programs to help them find clients, get paid and build a business that serves them. She’s the host of the Small Business Boss podcast, has been on stage at events such as New Media Expo, Podcast Movement, and the Conquer Summit, and her work has been featured in leading publications such as Entrepreneur.com, Fast Company and Virgin.com.