Finding Harmony Using Both Paper & Digital Productivity Tools with Jenna Murillo
Jenna is the owner of Workspacery, where she helps work-at-home business owners and young professionals design beautiful, functional workspaces through the use of planning tools, inspiration, and the knowledge to transform their space for the better.
In this episode Jenna shares some of her favorite ways to blend paper and digital tools to both boost productivity and make your space beautiful and inviting, as well as how she overcomes the overwhelm that we all experience.
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In today's episode:
How she’s using paper (and other) products helping others create positive, functional, and creative workspaces right where they are.
Knowing she wanted to be an entrepreneur in college, getting design experience in the agency world, and how all of her experiences led her to create Workspacery.
Allowing herself to organically pivot in her business.
How her friend pushed her into the product world. (Why you need your biz besties!!)
Learning to let go of control and letting the messy process happen.
Being a paper and digital person.
Using Google Drive to organize her business. Using Alexa to set time blocking timers.
Finding your “Magic Hour” and using your energy levels and rhythms to plan her daily schedule.
Conquering overwhelm, getting unstuck, gaining perspective, and using worst- and best-cast scenarios to help you
Filtering advice - listening to the things that are a good fit and letting go of all the rest.
Getting out of your normal routine, normal environment, etc. to reset and refresh.
Being a Rory but wishing you were a Lorelai.
Tools we discussed:
MileIQ* (mileage tracker
Notti* (notification cube for your desk)
Today's Permission Slip:
Each episode I give you a permission slip - a reminder to give yourself permission to run your business and live your dream life on your own terms.
In today’s episode Jenna shared a tip for getting perspective and resetting when we feel stale and stagnant in our business: “Put yourself in the position of something new. Put yourself in new environments. Put yourself around new people. Even pick up a new book.”
How simple is that?! It can be as easy as going to a different coffee shop, or working from the couch, or even doing things in a different order today.
Sometimes being okay doing something different or new can be really hard. So today’s permission slip is to give yourself permission to try something new - no matter how small or big.
I give myself permission to experience something new so I can reset, reenergize, and gain some perspective.
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