The Highly Productive Morning Routines of 10 Badass Women

Here’s how newscaster Mel Robbins, fitness entrepreneur Natalie Jill, early Twitter employee Claire Diaz-Ortiz, and more get ready to greet the day.



Wouldn’t it be amazing if every morning was spent rising well-rested at 6 a.m., hitting the gym, drinking a healthy green smoothie, and then meditating for an hour – all before even starting work? Sounds great, but who actually achieves this instead of hitting snooze a couple of times and scrolling through Twitter for 30 minutes?  


Life is rarely perfect – and true #girlbosses know how to overcome obstacles and make the first 90 minutes of their day best work for their busy lives. These are the very real, completely honest, and totally attainable AM routines of 10 badass, goal-setting women in the tech industry and beyond. If you’re in need of some morning inspiration to optimize your own routine, read on.

12 Books Highly Recommended by Successful People

It’s been a while since we published our last book roundup – 22 Books You Should Read if You Want to Be Successful in 2018. The year is now more than halfway over (we know, we know.) How’s your reading list looking these days?


In case you’ve already whizzed through that list, we have a fresh new one for you today. Get into the swing of being back to school and work this fall season with one of these inspiring reads recommended by a few of our Productivity Giants. Best enjoyed on the couch with a blanket and a pumpkin spice latte (JK, but really.)


The Productivity Giants Series with August Turak, Author and Founder of The Self Knowledge Symposium Foundation

This week we’re welcoming August Turak to the Productivity Giants Series. August is an award-winning author, speaker, consultant and contributor for and the BBC. An ex-entrepreneur, August attributes the bulk of his success to living and working alongside the Trappist monks of Mepkin Abbey for the past decade. He’s now the founder of the spiritual and educational nonprofit the Self Knowledge Symposium Foundation (SKSF).



Read on for August’s definition of productivity, the importance of delegating, and his reasons for becoming a total fitness nut.

The Enemy of Productivity (And How To Overcome It To Get More Done)


There’s no denying that productive people know how to get things done—”getting things done” is pretty much the definition of productivity.


But it’s not the entire definition. At a certain point, if you want to become a productivity powerhouse, it stops being about how much you can get done. None of the world’s most productive people—the CEOs, the gamechangers, the productivity giants—are doing everything themselves. If you want to be truly productive, at some point, you need to learn how to delegate.

The Productivity Giants Series with Amy Blankson, Author & Co-Founder of GoodThink


Meet the happiest girl in tech – Amy Blankson! Amy is an author, founder, speaker, and writer dedicated to discovering how we can leverage technological advances, apps, and gadgets, in a way that helps us be more productive, while still staying sane and amplifying our happiness. She’s the bestselling author of The Future of Happiness, which teaches modern strategies to balance productivity and life satisfaction in the digital era.


The list goes on! She also co-founded GoodThink, a marketing and advertising agency that specializes in branding and integrated marketing communications, with a client roster that boasts huge brands such as Google, Cigna, and GAP.

The Productivity Giants Series with Jordan Taylor Wright, Filmmaker & Author

Welcome to the third season of The Productivity Giants Series!


We’re so excited to start the new season off strong with our first guest, Jordan Taylor Wright.  Jordan is a filmmaker, photographer, and founder of the production company Taylor Cut Films. He creates beautiful and moving commercial films for his clients and currently has an audience of more than 575k Instagram followers.


Getting Back on Track After Your Productivity Crashes

Guest post by Hillary Pitts, Product Marketing Manager, Consumer Apps at FullContact


We’ve all been there – when the clock strikes 3pm and the afternoon slump settles in on a workday. If I’m going to be honest, I’m at one of those times as I sit here writing this. Productivity crashes are never fun, and they can be hard to bounce back from. Getting back on track doesn’t have to be difficult or require some crazy brain hack.