To celebrate 100 episodes of our podcast, we’re opening up the box for all of February. Join for free, try it out, no credit card required, no pressure, just coworking 🙂 Come see what happens on the other side of finished. Use code ‘100’ at checkout.

“Without question my most productive 90 minutes in the last 12 months – on a topic I have procrastinated on for more than 2 years.” – Moritz Lang (Marketer & content creator)

Welcome to the box

Where projects get finished.

This world is overwhelming.

We’re pulled in a million directions,
and it’s only getting worse.

We’re told we need a better plan, strategy, or framework, but taking focused action is often the hardest, and most important part.

The Box is where projects get finished.

In The Box, you’ll get organized, prioritize your projects, and finish what you start.

You won’t learn anything new, you’ll simply see what amazing things lie on the other side of finished.

The Box solves 6 main problems…

“It’s such a weird thing to be an online entrepreneur. It can be super lonely. The Box Gives rhythm to my weeks vs. every day being a blur.” Amanda Hilton (The Simply Well)

Take a look inside the box

A community for creatives.

What’s the Box?

A container for your creative & entrepreneurial energy.

  • Live cowork sessions
  • Coaching + support
  • Accountability
  • Community
  • That’s it.

Without a Box

With a Box

What isn’t the Box?

It’s not a program, course, or mastermind.

  • It’s not worksheets
  • It’s not videos
  • It’s not presentations

It’s not teaching you anything new, it’s giving you the structure to create with what you already know.

In other words, a great way to stay accountable, do the work, and actually finish what you started. Because amazing things happen on the other side of finished.

overthinking = underacting

How many of these can you check off?

If there’s more than two…no shame. This is what the Box was created for.

Without a “box” our creative energy will run wild and never come back.

How does it work?

Join

join A Small Community of Doers…

…creatives, coaches, entrepreneurs, marketers, copywriters,
musicians, writers, photographers, freelancers.

Top Priority

Before you do anything, we need to figure out what project you need to work on. What most requires your focused energy.

Is it client work, starting that podcast you’ve been putting off, building an offer, writing that book, planning that trip, or finally paying taxes!

Ahhh the space you’ll create once you finish…

Create Your Box

Once you’re clear, we’ll create your specific box.

This is the what, when, how part.

What does finished actually look like. When is it due. How will you get it done.

Then…you get to work! Come to the live cowork sessions, ask a question to get unstuck, and update your progress sheet.

Finish

This is what it’s all about. You actually finished!

You can ship it, get feedback, or move onto the next project.

Either way, we celebrate the sh*t outta you!

Why Should You Care

Parkinson’s Law states that work takes as long as you give it to take.

For example, which do you think you’ll finish first?

  • Write a new song.
  • Write a short song about birds in 2 days.

Yes, the more specific one.

The other one could take months (if you even finish). 

You’ll likely get off to a quick start, but then find any and all reasons to put it off.

If you wait too long, it’ll slowly slip into the abyss never to be worked on again.

And so the cycle continues.

“Entrepreneurs Are Struggling With Mental Health — But Where’s the Support?” – Article by the Hustle

The Hustle surveyed more than 300 entrepreneurs on the state of their mental health, and a whopping 63% reported dealing with burnout, with 59% saying they’ve dealt with anxiety.

“Entrepreneurship affects people with and without prior mental health conditions, and personality has something to do with your vulnerability,” he explains. “If you are an introverted person, but as an entrepreneur you can’t succeed without building relationships, that personality trait creates a vulnerability for you.”

accountability increases your chances of completion 10x

Here’s why it works:

Goal Sharing + Progress Monitoring

Research has long convinced us that sharing goals increases our likelihood of success.

Beyond that, monitoring goal progress in a social setting translates into major action.

Both are baked into the Box to ensure you get things done.

Body Doubling

Body-doubling is simply having another person in the room with you, working quietly alongside you. They can work on something similar, or something completely different.

Scientists haven’t exactly figured out why, but they all agree this type of group focus works. (Yes, even online.)

When people come together with a common goal to focus and work, productivity soars.

Coaching

The crazy thing about blind spots, is we don’t see them…until someone points them out. And even then we can’t always see them.

Having a coach point out a mindset, creative, or business blind spot could save you and extraordinary amount of time and energy going in the wrong direction.

You’ll have 2 coaches + community support.

Listen to The Subtle Art of Coaching.

Let’s be real for a second…

We are lazy. Like truly lazy.

And maybe you are too. But not in the shameful way – just that our brains aren’t built to consume so much info and then work all day on stuff we don’t enjoy.

You can only do that for so long.

There’s a big difference between anxious grinding and inspired hard work.

One leaves you drained, overwhelmed, and unhappy. The other leaves you fulfilled, spacious, and excited.

But we can’t just decide to turn on “inspired hard work” whenever you want. There’s no switch.

We have to create it. And that requires focused energy. A container.

A box with rules. Rules like this one from Neil Gaiman:

“You can sit here and write or you can sit here and do nothing, but you can’t sit here and do anything else.” – Neil Gaiman, rule for writing

But here’s what we realized…

We tend to struggle with putting ourselves in this focused container, even if we know it’s what we need.

The box allows you to give yourself the gift of finished.

Accountability increase your chances of finishing by 10x!

The Box solves 6 main problems…

What boxers are saying

“Weirdly simple, wildly effective.”

“I get more done in 2 coworking sessions a week then I do the rest of the week!”

“The box has helped me really being clear on my projects instead of things being vague thoughts in my head.

I finally finished my children’s book, “Please Don’t Go,” which kept falling on the back burner with so many other things.

“Because my work is completely self directed, projects tend to snowball. Joining the box has helped me define what project boundaries so that I can work through them sequentially.”

“It really demands that I put words to the actual project and what it looks like when I finish.”

“Miles and Bill are so helpful and down to earth. The coworking calls are some of my favorite times in the week and I’m always shocked to see how much I’m able to finish.

“The best thing about the box for me is this really flexible social aspect of my otherwise solitary work situation.”

“Without question my most productive 90 minutes in the last 12 months – on a topic I have procrastinated on for more than 2 years.”

“If you have a lot of different ideas and never seem to complete your projects, I highly recommend joining and finishing what you start.”

Arguably, it’s not art if no one sees it. It’s certainly not a business if no one buys it.

Your Hosts + Co-Boxers

Miles Hanson

I’m an ex-bro marketer. Like many, I learned all the “bro tactics” and then left marketing altogether after 7 years because it felt cringy and forced.

Today, I help brands get clear on their story, strategy, and design to craft a simple and scalable brand ecosystem. We specialize in brand identity, strategy, and web design at BrandThrive.

I love playing the guitar, tennis, coffee, and a nice cold west coast IPA. I’m from Austin, TX, lived in Denver for 4 years, and am currently seeing if I’m a “beach guy” in Hermosa Beach.

Bill Small

Not long ago, someone asked me, “What do you create?” I had to think for a minute… Then I replied, “I create music and conversations!”

It’s true. That’s what I do. I make music. I coach amazing people. I have conversations that make a difference.

I ride my bike when I can, and try to be a good dad.

“The Box” was created on accident.

Bill and Miles are very particular with what we give our energy to.

We don’t do very well with discipline, consistency, and grinding our way through the creative process. We’re not machines.

But we also want our businesses to thrive. We want to build wealth and create a lot of cool stuff for the world.

We both have our own businesses and we’re always healing our relationship with the words “sell” and “promote.”

We came up with “The Box” while recording one of our episodes (this one).

Super early ep, we’ve made some improvements since this one lol 🙂

less talking. Less planning. more doing. more finished projects. more space.

We’re currently not accepting new Boxers at the moment. Submit the form below to find out when we reopen, thanks!!

$30 / mo

Access to everything, cancel anytime.

If this feels right, jump in for a month. Try it on, feel it out. Pick a project to finish or just see how much you can get done. If you love it, stay. If not, you can leave.

amazing things happen on the other side of finished.

The Details

It’s incredibly simple, but if you’re a detail-oriented person, this section is for you.

The Schedule

The Box community is always open. We’ve decided not to close the doors. Come in, try it, and leave whenever.

You get:

  • (8) 90-min calls a month (Tuesday + Thursday @ 10AM PST, 1PM EST
  • 7 coworking calls, 1 boxing call
  • Project tracker in Trello

Simple Project Tracker

You’ll also have access to the Trello project tracker, which houses your queued, active, and finished projects.

Once You Sign Up

Once you sign up, you’ll go through our super simple  onboarding process, add the calls to your calendar, and join the next coworking call.

Simple eh?

“There is no such thing as a bad writer and a bad salesperson. There are simply people who practice, and people who don’t.” – @margoaaron

FAQ

Most members are freelancers, business owners, musicians, podcasters, copywriters, designers, and web developers.

It’s for someone who needs to get things done. It’s for someone who needs to finish writing a book, a song, or a sales page. It’s for someone who needs to catch up on client work. It’s also for someone who keeps making things, but not promoting / selling them.

Sound like you’ll fit in?

8 calls per month. 1 boxing call and 7 coworking calls

The boxing call (coaching) is the first call of every month. We do individual coaching to create your box or support you in your existing box.

The remaining 7 calls are coworking calls dedicated to making progress on your box using the power of body doubling.

Aside from Bill and I helping you create your box and checking in on every call — we use the Trello project tracker to keep your projects moving along (it’s optional, but suggested).

Sort of. On the live boxing calls (once a month) you will be in the hot seat. We (bill and I and anyone else who wants to jump in) will support you in creating and making progress on your box.

Our primary goal is for our boxers (members) to finish what they start. If you’re needing extra support, we are happy to jump on a call with you for 1-1 support from time to time.

Simply… Body doubling refers to doing a task with another person present.

If you have difficulty staying focused on a task, the body double’s presence can cue you to remember what you were doing and provide light pressure to stay on track. You can think of the task as a favor to the body double, which can increase your motivation to finish it. The body double is a physical reminder of the task you are trying to complete as well as a way to boost accountability.

Most people can’t make every single call per month (8). But if we’re not seeing you for at least a few calls per month, we’ll check in and make sure it’s still a fit.

Make showing up to the Box a new creative rule that you can’t miss regardless of how you’re feeling, and you will unlock a new superpower. Don’t give yourself the option.

If you do the math, $30 x 15 people (max) is only $450. The box is a byproduct of our podcast. Every dollar goes back into the production and marketing of our podcast.

Selfishly, we get a ton of work done in the Box (it’s for us). So it’s not a money maker (directly).

We also have some dreams about a physical Box some day. We’ll see 🙂