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Best-Selling Author Susan Sly explores what it means to think outside the box and whether or not thinking outside the box is the right answer for business confidence and success.

Scottsdale, Az. — March 2, 2015 — Best-selling author, speaker, and entrepreneur Susan Sly recently published a new article, “Learn to Think Outside the Box? Why Not Throw Away the Box to Be More Confident and Successful?” In the article, Susan explains what others most often mean when they say to ‘think outside the box’ and how expecting a thinking outside the box approach to problem solving in business can actually hinder confidence and effectiveness.

Susan elaborates, “Just the words – ‘inside the box’ – can evoke panicky thoughts for many. Yet, for some, considering ‘outside the box’ is a scary and frightening. It can imply going ‘out there’ where it’s unknown and where you’re kind of on your own. Neither option – inside the box or outside the box – evokes empowering subconscious imagery.”

She then goes on to describe an alternate scenario whereby the reader will “…throw the box away.”

As Susan says, “Living an authentic life and running an authentic business is doing what is true for you and yourself or your business because it’s what is best and for no other reason. It’s about taking chances when you believe there is a good reason and it’s about playing it safe because it’s the right thing to do at the time. It’s not born out of fear or recklessness.  …It’s never too late to take the box and just throw it away! Then, just watch and see what happens—how amazing and exciting your personal and professional life without the box can be!”

The entire article can be found here:

About Susan Sly:

Susan Sly is an author, speaker and entrepreneur. She has been featured on Lifetime Television, The CBN, ABC Family, The Morning Show in Australia and in the fall of 2015 will appear on CNN, Fox and CNBC. She is the author of several top self help books including the highly acclaimed book about women having it all – The Have It All Woman and Organize Your Life. She has co-authored the best selling book – Soul II Success with NY Times Best-Selling Author of Chicken Soup for the Soul – Jack Canfield and is working on another book collaboration featuring Sir. Richard Branson. Susan has also been featured alongside Rich Dad Poor Dad Author, Robert Kiosaki, in the movie – Rise of the Entrepreneur and in Sharon Lechter’s Book – Think and Grow Rich for Women.  

Susan is a passionate philanthropist, working with World Vision Cambodia on a special project liberating girls from trafficking. She’s had other strategic collaborations with the UNHCR, Make-A-Wish and Sistering in Toronto. Susan’s projects have focused on the welfare of women & children. Most importantly Susan is a mother of five children and loving partner to her husband, Chris. She truly believes with a positive mental attitude, we can have it all.




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