When is business personal?

When is business personal?

For many of us, the dividing line between work-life and home-life isn’t as defined as it once was. More people are working from home, either full time or part time, and the concept of 9-to-5, no exceptions, is quickly leaving the modern workplace. We don’t want to miss soccer games and piano recitals; we want […]

5 Misconceptions about a Personal Brand

5 Misconceptions about a Personal Brand

When I first launched Branding Outside the Box, I was surprised at how much confusion and misinformation there was surrounding personal branding. Many people don’t really know what a personal brand is, some think they know what it is (but really don’t), and the majority of people I’ve met don’t think of personal branding as […]

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, […]

Our New Year’s Resolutions

Our New Year’s Resolutions

This is officially the last post of 2017 – can you believe it? Though I mentioned in a previous vlog that I wasn’t big on New Year’s Resolutions, I’m still always looking for ways to improve my life and the lives of others. To that end, I have a few resolutions that I think we […]

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 […]

Self-Care for the Holiday Season

Self-Care for the Holiday Season

The holidays can be a stressful time. We’re traveling, hosting events, managing family members, and shopping for everyone on our list. In business, we’re scrambling to make year-end goals, trying to get a jump on the bookkeeping, and constantly trying to rise above the seasonal din. There can sometimes be so much pressure and stress, […]

What’s Your Personality Type?

What’s Your Personality Type?

As I mentioned in my previous post, I love quizzes and assessments. I love gaining insight into who I am, where my strengths are, and how I can improve. Of all the tests I’ve ever taken, my favorite by far is the 16 Personalities test. The framework focuses on 4 key aspects of our personalities: […]

The 3 Most Important Organs for Career Success

The 3 Most Important Organs for Career Success

Many of us strive to take better care of our bodies. We try to eat healthier, stay active, and get enough sleep. We’re told to listen to our bodies and treat them like a temple. While your everyday goals may focus on slimming your waistline or increasing your muscle mass, when it comes to your […]

Why You Should Utilize Online Quizzes

Why You Should Utilize Online Quizzes

Most of us benefit from evaluation. Whether it’s the annual review with our employer or a physical assessment with a personal trainer, we appreciate being told where we are and where we need to go. Some can accurately assess their own progress, but for the rest of us, it’s beneficial to have a third party […]

Becoming Memorable in a Quick Hit Culture

Becoming Memorable in a Quick Hit Culture

The world we live in moves very fast, and so do the people within it. There are more people and things vying for our attention, and we’re constantly trying to keep up. We skim emails, watch the first few seconds of videos, and scroll through headlines, looking for just a quick hit, just the gist, […]