Why Productivity?

Why Productivity?

In a recent podcast episode (which you can listen to above), I addressed a question I’m frequently asked: Why productivity? If the mission of Branding Outside the Box is to help driven entrepreneurs and aspiring leaders become more memorable, how does productivity fit in? How does increasing your productivity help you make a more lasting […]

How Batching Tasks Increases Your Productivity

How Batching Tasks Increases Your Productivity

I write this on Tuesday. On most Tuesdays, you will find me writing. Any blog post, newsletter, website copy, or Facebook ad copy you have read was most likely created on a Tuesday. That is because Tuesdays are for content creation. On many Fridays you can find me standing on a chair, surrounded by lighting, […]

The Three Most Important Goals for Your Career

The Three Most Important Goals for Your Career

As driven entrepreneurs and aspiring leaders, we have ambitious goals. There is a lot we want to accomplish and often, not a lot of time to do it. We are constantly dreaming up new ideas, learning new things, and building new connections. We have a lot on our plate and continue to pile more on. […]

How to Create New Habits

How to Create New Habits

When I coach our clients on ways to increase their productivity, I am often met with resistance. I’m not a tech person, these tools are too overwhelming. Planning and scheduling takes even more time, I’d rather just DO it. There aren’t enough hours in the day with my [day job, side hustle, family, home, etc.] […]

Overcoming Mental Roadblocks

Overcoming Mental Roadblocks

When it comes to increasing productivity and accomplishing more, I find that most of the roadblocks are mental. We feel like our schedules are completely full and cannot accommodate any more. When we’re not sure we can finish a project before our next meeting or obligation, we decide there’s no point to even start it […]

Eliminating Your Top 5 Time-Sucks

Eliminating Your Top 5 Time-Sucks

I’m always looking for new ways to increase my productivity and work smarter, not harder. Over the years, I’ve test-driven multiple systems, planners, team members, and other resources to increase both the quantity and quality of my work. We’ve addressed things to implement, but what about the things to cut out? In my experience, there […]

An Argument for Analog: Why You Should be Writing, Not Typing

An Argument for Analog: Why You Should be Writing, Not Typing

I spend a lot of time highlighting systems and digital tools to increase your productivity and streamline your workflow. But despite all the advances in technology, I’m still an advocate for putting pen to paper and utilizing non-digital systems. Manual note-taking is stickier; I often find that I remember appointments and ideas much more accurately […]

The Power of Planning

The Power of Planning

There’s a reason that most road trips begin with a map, college courses have syllabi, and businesses create forecasts: It’s hard to succeed without a plan. If you don’t know where you’re going, how do you expect to get there? And while so many of us have goals and aspirations, many of us don’t have […]

More Time: A Mindset Shift

More Time: A Mindset Shift

In a recent newsletter, I polled many of you asking what stopped you from signing up for the latest course offering. About 65 percent of you responded in the same way… I don’t have time right now. Time is one of the biggest challenges facing those of us who are trying to advance our careers. […]