On the best days for my productivity, I can sit down on my red bench an hour before sunrise and scratch out notes that help me get things done. On the worst days, it rains. An overly powerful street lamp washes its light on my red bench before sunrise.
A simple unruled notebook safeguards my hand-written notes. I can cram four months of notes into a single Moleskine and then flick back through those notes and doodles for content to share on my blog.
Unlike a lot of my friends, I go outside and sit on my bench instead of peering into my mobile phone for a look at my email. I've discovered that if I start my day by sitting on my red bench, I'll generate 200-800 words of original content that others will read a few hours later. Sometimes I think my red bench ideas are among the first things friends of mine read in their newsfeeds.
And it all starts with the red bench.
Other red things in my life.