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  • iOS Shortcuts: The Ultimate Guide

    Oct 9, 2019, 5:51 pm By Shawn Blanc
    This morning, over on The Sweet Setup, I published a pretty hefty guide to iOS Shortcuts. Basically, there is so much you can do with the Shortcuts app on your iPhone and iPad — especially so with iOS 13 and iPadOS. And so I wanted to create a central spot…
  • The Focus Course: Fall Registration Now Open

    Sep 17, 2019, 2:49 pm By Shawn Blanc
    Today is a Tuesday in September, and September is the new January, and we’ve just opened up registration for The Focus Course. This is the best stuff I’ve got for those of you who want to improve how you spend your time. Perhaps you’re just feeling…
  • Custom Productivity Templates and Video Training for GoodNotes

    Aug 27, 2019, 12:13 pm By Shawn Blanc
    If you want to use your iPad more, GoodNotes is a tool you will want in your iPad tool belt. As I’ve been sharing lately, I am using this app more and more — even as a full-on replacement for my physical notebook. We just opened up doors for our brand-new…
  • ✚ A Small Observation About the iPad and Note Taking

    Thu 9:00am By Shawn Blanc
    A couple weeks ago I hosted my third annual Breckenridge mastermind retreat. And I noticed something was different this year compared to the previous years: The most common note-taking tool was an iPad (with GoodNotes). There were 11 of us there. And of the…
  • Trade-Offs in Real Life

    Aug 19, 2019, 8:00 am By Shawn Blanc
    My good friend Havilah Cunnington recently shared on her Instagram about the pain of choosing to turn down a huge opportunity because it conflicted with her boys’ first days back in school. I so appreciated Havilah’s transparency on this. Especially…
  • Last Call for Early-Bird Tickets to The Focus Course LIVE

    Aug 16, 2019, 8:00 am By Shawn Blanc
    Just a friendly reminder that today is the last day to get your Early-Bird Registration for our Focus Course LIVE workshop in Atlanta. The dates are October 15 – 16. And it will be fantastic. If you want to get clear on the the values that will drive your…
  • Life Lessons From an Orange CJ-7

    Aug 15, 2019, 2:41 pm By Shawn Blanc
    Last week, Mike and David were kind enough to have me as a guest on their Focused podcast to talk about living a life with margin. ✚✚
  • Living in Surplus

    Aug 13, 2019, 9:00 am By Shawn Blanc
    Seth Godin: When you live in surplus, you can choose to produce because of generosity and wonder, not because you’re drowning. And the wonderful thing about choosing to live in surplus is that it’s up to you. Your definition of surplus — and the actions…
  • Find Perspective Outside of Routine

    Aug 8, 2019, 4:00 pm By Shawn Blanc
    Om Malik: Sometimes you need a different perspective to actually love and respect you already have. Whether it is the place we live, relationships we have and the things we do — routine blurs our ability to be passionate about our daily lives. ✚✚
  • A Mindful Approach to Technology

    Aug 7, 2019, 9:00 am By Shawn Blanc
    Mike Schmitz, writing over on The Sweet Setup: We’ve noticed that the way people use their technology has changed over time. In short, we’re consuming instead of creating. By default, we’re constantly chasing “more.” The Sweet Setup will be six years…
  • ✚ Dam Foggy

    Aug 6, 2019, 9:01 am By Shawn Blanc
    Over the summer, some friends and I went to Bull Shoals for camping and spearfishing. After our first day there I noticed that in the early mornings and in the evenings the river would get a huge blanket of fog. So I spent part of my afternoon scouting out…
  • Last Call for The Margin Course

    Aug 5, 2019, 9:00 am By Shawn Blanc
    If you want to get access to The Margin Course, you must sign up now. We are closing the doors tonight at midnight EST. This course is so timely and important. I have seen first hand the positive impact of Margin in my own life and in the lives of my loved…
  • Margin Mastermind

    Aug 4, 2019, 3:00 pm By Shawn Blanc
    I’m hosting a small, Margin Mastermind group and we still have a few spots left. If you’re interested in getting direct feedback, coaching, and accountability then sign up here before we close down registration tomorrow. Our first kickoff call is in a few…
  • ✚ Here’s How I Hold on to Margin

    Aug 4, 2019, 9:00 am By Shawn Blanc
    First off, thanks so much to all the kind and positive replies to my story from Friday about the tumor they found in my wife’s eye. It was not easy for me to write that story. But I wanted to share it because it hits on a deeper topic that I think is so…