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Design Systems That Fuel Your Creativity

with Srinivas Rao

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About The Class

Create the Perfect Environment for Maximum Performance and Productivity

The first 150 people to purchase Design Systems That Fuel Your Creativity, will be receiving a free copy of Srinivas's book, An Audience of One: Reclaiming Creativity for Its Own Sake. Books will be mailed to the billing address on file. 
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Whether you know it or not, there are a whole host of things that either stimulate or obstruct your productivity and creativity. Where you work, the people you see, the equipment you use, the sounds you hear, the information you consume—every aspect of your environment and daily habits has a major impact on your performance as a creator.

If you want to have more control over the quality of your work, you need to consciously design the systems, environments, and habits that will allow you to succeed. This course will help you do just that.

Author, instructor, and popular podcaster Srinivas Rao will show you how to eliminate the things that are draining your creativity and mental energy—from distracting devices to annoying noises to poorly designed offices. Then he’ll help you create the surroundings and develop the practices that activate the unconscious mind and produce creative breakthroughs.

In this class, you’ll learn how to:

  • Assess the environments in your life and figure out how to optimize them.
  • Set up your technical devices to get rid of distractions and reduce the flow of information.
  • Manage your attention so you can encourage flow and reach peak performance.
  • Create habits and rituals that promote creativity and productivity.
  • Choose the right collaborators who will compensate for your weaknesses and expand your capabilities.

Lesson Plan

  1. 01

    Class Introduction

  2. 02

    Eliminate The Need For Willpower

  3. 03

    Your Physical Space

  4. 04

    Understanding Tolerations

  5. 05

    Embracing Nature

  6. 06

    Your Sound Environment

  7. 07

    Your Tech Environment

  8. 08

    The 9 Environments That Make Up Your Life

  9. 09

    Attention Management

  10. 10

    Develop A Flow

  11. 11

    Deep Work Guest Interview: Cal Newport

  12. 12

    Habit Formation and Rituals

  13. 13

    Deliberate Practice Guest Interview: Anders Ericsson

  14. 14

    Deliberate Consumption

  15. 15

    Creative Collaboration

  16. 16

    Bring Idea To Life Guest Interview: Mars Dorian

  17. 17

    Embrace Community

  18. 18

    The Art of Being Unmistakable


Meet Your Expert

Srinivas Rao

Srinivas Rao is the host and founder to the popular podcast, The Unmistakable Creative where he’s interviewed more than 700 people from every walk of life imagine. 

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  • Melissa Dinwiddie

    Melissa Dinwiddie

    August 2018

    What a fabulous class! Srini covered one actionable idea after another that can be implemented immediately to fuel creativity right out of the gate. And the beautiful thing is that each tactic builds on all the others, so every little step you take will improve your overall systems. I loved the stories from his podcast and the guest speakers, too. My only complaint was that some of the slides had a lot of text on them -- too much to read. Other than that, it was well-organized, thoughtful, and super useful. I've already recommended it to several people in passing.

  • Kathryn Kilner

    Kathryn Kilner

    September 2018

    This is a great course for anyone pursuing creative work. It is easy to get distracted in the modern world and Srinivas provides practical insights and tested systems for empowering creatives to focus and get more done. Although I've read a lot about how to optimize my habits, I was challenged in this course to think differently about how I structure my time and my work space. The changes I've made have helped me be more productive.

  • Creativelive Student

    Creativelive Student

    August 2018

    I've watched many CreativeLive courses. While I find many interesting, there are only a handful that capture my attention from beginning to end. This was one of those. The speaker mentioned countless gems that were applicable not only to creativity and productivity, but to how one lives daily life. There were multiple "deep thoughts" and several practical ways to alter one's environments (including physical and mental) in order to enhance productivity and general well-being. I've already implemented a few suggestions, and am anxious to revisit my notes on this course repeatedly.

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