I don’t know what it is but there is something very powerful about music. I spend a lot of time listening to inspirational music when I work. In fact as I’m writing this post I am listening to a 2 hour mix of epic Celtic music on Youtube.
It’s amazing how much more productive I am when I put on my headphones and get lost in the hypnotic state of the music I’m listening to. It literally drowns out everything else around me and allows me to just focus intently on what I’m doing.
Fast, pumped up music is great when I want to smash out some things fast like a bunch of emails. Classical music is great when I need a winding down at the end of the day and inspirational music is perfect for when I want to get creative and feel inspired.
You can change your energy levels in minutes. For example, if I’m feeling a bit slow or sluggish (usually on a Monday morning) I will get pumped up to some high paced rock songs. When I’m feeling way too energetic and need to calm down because I’m jumping all over the place and need to sit my butt down, I calm down to some jazz.
Music effects your emotions and really brings out different reactions depending on the type of music you listen to.
So my fellow entrepreneurs, what type of music do YOU listen to at work? (or other times)
Let me know in the comment box. I’m interested to know ….