226 - Spencer Poole
Spencer Poole is a SEO Content Writer for Odds Scanner and a member of the newsletter team at Enjoy Basketball, a relatively new but popular (newsletter is now 30,000+ subscribers) basketball entertainment brand run by YouTuber and basketball personality KOT4Q.
- Lenovo Thinkpad T570
- Samsung C27F390 Curved LED Monitor
- OFS Flexxy Office Chair
- IKEA Tarnaby Table Lamp
- Nulaxy Laptop Stand
- Logitech G105 Keyboard
- Anker 8200 Mouse
- Transcend 32GB SD Card
- Desk is a refurbished combination of two desks found on the side of the road
- Adobe Photoshop
- Premiere Pro and XD
- Stathead Basketball
- Descript Audio Transcriptor
- Football Manager 2021 Editor
What is your favorite item in your workspace?
My favorite item at the moment has to be my IKEA table lamp. I often find myself working on writing projects late at night so it's really nice to have a small lamp with adjustable settings. The soft amber light is not too harsh on the eyes and it overall just does its job to perfection. Have to give an honorable mention to my Samsung monitor as well, the large screen lets me display lots of NBA player data at once and helps me write faster on my laptop.
How do you spark creativity?
I spark creativity by making sure I write everything down. You really never know when a good idea will hit you. So whether I'm on the subway, or even on a run, I'll make sure to take a second to pull up my notes app and jot something down If I think it would be a good idea for a newsletter or an article. Then when I'm not feeling as creative, I can go back through my notes and find plenty of ideas to go off of.
How do you keep the work-life balance?
A big thing I do to keep a good work-life balance is to make sure I schedule out time for things I like to do ahead of time. For example, I get together with my friends from grad school every Friday for pickup basketball, and every week a schedule a night to get on a call with my brother in North Carolina and play some games with him. Without planning ahead, it can be easy to focus entirely on work and not take time for things you enjoy.