Whether you know it or not, there are a whole host of things that either stimulate or obstruct our productivity and creativity. Where we work, the people we see, the equipment we use, the sounds we hear, even the information we consume. The good news is that we can develop systems that can help us harness and fuel our creativity instead of diminish it. Today on the show, I'm sharing a few of my favorite lessons from a recent class by Srinivas Rao that helps us to look at how our environments are either helping or hurting our creativity. Srini is the bestselling author of The Art of Being Unmistakable and An Audience of One: Reclaiming Creativity for Its Own Sake. His work has been featured in Forbes, Inc, The NYTimes, Business Insider, and The Blaze. You might also know him as the host of The Unmistakable Creative podcast where he’s interviewed more than 700 people from every walk of life. In this episode, Srini guides us through a couple different environments to help us get started. Of course, that's just the tip of the iceberg. If you want to check out the rest of the class you can find it on CreativeLive. Enjoy! Today's episode is brought to you by CreativeLive. CreativeLive is the world's largest hub for online creative education in photo/video, art/design, music/audio, craft/maker and the ability to make a living in any of those disciplines. They are high quality, highly curated classes taught by the world’s top experts -- Pulitzer, Oscar, Grammy Award winners, New York Times best selling authors and the best entrepreneurs of our times.