Workflow with Gini Dietrich, Founder & Author of Spin Sucks

In this edition of Workflow, we have Gini Dietrich, Founder, CEO, author, and host of Spin Sucks, talking about setting up shop on her front porch in Chicago.

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Describe what you do: I’m going to answer this since isolation began in March: I am the creator of the PESO Model, an agency owner coach, blogger, author, podcaster, PR firm owner, cyclist, and first grade teacher. I will be very, very happy to retire the first grade teacher title.

How do you like your coffee: I don’t drink coffee. Don’t kill me! I love the smell; can’t stand the taste.

Device(s) you use: MacBook Air, MacBook Pro, iPhone, iPad, Apple Watch, Trek Domane+ LT9 bicycle

Describe your working style in one sentence: Highly organized and very structured (I’m a bit OCD).

What does your workspace look like: Right now, it’s the front porch of our house in the middle of Chicago, four blocks west of Wrigley Field. As a first grade teacher on top of business owner, I’ve found working outside (now that it’s not the frozen tundra) does wonders for our focus and our attitudes. I do have a normal desk in a normal home office, but we like the porch better.

How does your workspace affect your creative process: Interesting question! I don’t think it does. I can work from pretty much anywhere, anytime and be creative. I will say this, though: riding my bike is the best thing for my creativity. Headphones aren’t allowed so it’s just me and my thoughts and that’s when I do my best thinking.

Do you have a favourite playlist for work: Because my intern is seven years old, I listen to a lot of Kidz Bop. I know every pop song on the air today, without the swear words.

Who would you like to nominate for the next workflow interview: Nick Harrison.

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