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  • ✚ See It In Action (May’s TSS Workshop)

    May 18, 2021, 10:21 am By Shawn Blanc
    Sometimes, if you insist on using “The Best”, it can actually hold you back and slow you down. For example… Last fall my company switched project management tools. We were Basecamp for years, and we switched to Notion. Notion is on the complete other…
  • ✚ Ray Dalio’s 5-Step Process for Making Progress on your Goals

    Thu 11:57am By Shawn Blanc
    In Ray Dalio’s book, Principles, he lists a 5-step process for how to make progress on your goals: Identify your goals. Encounter your problems. Diagnose the problems to get to their root cause. Design changes to get around the problems. Do what is needed.…
  • Reminder: Our November Webinar is Tomorrow

    Nov 9, 2020, 10:59 am By Shawn Blanc
    Tomorrow — Tuesday, 10 November — I am hosting a free webinar for how to plan your year. More than 900 folks are registered to join us. Which makes this one of the biggest webinars we’ve done so far in 2020. If you haven’t already, you should RSVP to…
  • How to Plan Your Year: Webinar Workshop

    Nov 2, 2020, 12:18 pm By Shawn Blanc
    It feels like 2020 deposited a cloud of fog inside my brain. For one, there is all the crud and trauma that we have all had to deal with in 2020 so far, we’re not even through November yet. And, like many of you, I’ve had my fair share of additional…
  • ✚ Just for the fun of it

    Aug 7, 2020, 10:03 am By Shawn Blanc
    Shortly after my first son was born, I realized that I did not like the camera in my phone. And so, in the fall of 2012, I bought my first “real” camera. Which means it’s been eight years since I began photography as a hobby. And to be honest, I still…
  • ✚ Give Yourself Time

    Jul 27, 2020, 10:12 am By Shawn Blanc
    When I sit down to plan my week, I always write down the two or three most important projects I’m going to focus on. Sometimes those projects are easy and obvious: fix this; build that; finish the thing. But sometimes a project’s outcome is not obvious.…
  • ✚ How to Plan Your Week Like a Boss

    Jul 23, 2020, 10:27 am By Shawn Blanc
    If you feel that your productivity has been hitting a slump, I highly recommend planning out your week ahead of time. Getting clear about what you’ll be doing during the upcoming week will help you stay focused on those things that are most important to you.…
  • The Focused Writer (a TSS Webinar)

    Jul 14, 2020, 8:21 am By Shawn Blanc
    Tommorrow (Wednesday 15 July) I’m hosting a webinar to talk about all the ways I use Ulysses to keep my ideas (mostly) organized. I’ll be sharing some easy ways you can make the writing process easier and more productive on yourself. And I’ll be sharing…
  • The Ultimate Guide to Collaborative Writing in Ulysses

    Jul 7, 2020, 12:45 pm By Shawn Blanc
    Something a lot of folks ask me about with Ulysses if it can be used for collaborating. While Ulysses doesn’t support “native” collaborative features (such as what you get in Google Docs or (kinda) Pages in iWork), you can sync external documents, which…
  • iPadOS 14: The Power User Update (Kinda)

    Jun 26, 2020, 11:11 am By Shawn Blanc
    Remember that period shortly after 2010 all the way up until about 2018 where everyone thought the iPad was a product Apple didn’t really care much about, didn’t take seriously, and was just a “bigger iPhone”? Yeah. Well, that’s definitely over.…
  • TSS Webinar Replay: Our WWDC 2020 Keynote Reactions

    Jun 23, 2020, 10:54 am By Shawn Blanc
    Speaking of the WWDC Keynote, yesterday the TSS team and I hosted a live webinar to share our initial Keynote reactions with the TSS community. Mike, Josh, Rose, and I discussed our overall thoughts and impressions from the Keynote as well as which new…
  • Everything You Need to Know from Apple’s WWDC 2020 Keynote Presentation

    Jun 23, 2020, 10:24 am By Shawn Blanc
    Mike Schmitz put together a fantastic summary for The Sweet Setup, covering all the highlights from Apple’s keynote yesterday. I thought this was one of the most polished and entertaining Apple keynote events of the past decade. Obviously there are some…
  • Join TSS for our WWDC 2020 Keynote Reactions

    Jun 19, 2020, 8:14 am By Shawn Blanc
    Update: You can read our Keynote Summary here and watch the replay of our reaction webstream event here. WWDC 2020 is in a few days, and it’s fixing to be a doozy. Will Apple be announcing new iMacs? What updates will there be to iPadOS now that it’s been…
  • ✚ Checking Out the Fuji X100V

    Jun 10, 2020, 6:14 pm By Shawn Blanc
    “Sometimes the truth of a thing is not so much in the think of it, as in the feel of it.” — Stanley Kubrick I rented a Fuji x100V for the next couple of weeks. And it arrived yesterday. I am wanting to shoot with it and compre it to my Leica Q that I’ve […]