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  • ★ Narrow your focus to gain traction

    Aug 9, 2023, 7:12 am By Shawn Blanc
    How many priorities do you have in your business and life right now? If you’re struggling to gain traction, perhaps its your lack of focus that’s causing your lack of growth.
  • Hopemine

    Aug 3, 2023, 7:10 am By Shawn Blanc
    When you get a dopamine hit from the false first step of simply buying a product or watching a video that you hope will help you, but you stop at that point without ever taking action or applying anything new to your life. ★★
  • ★ Iteration for the win

    Aug 1, 2023, 7:09 am By Shawn Blanc
    No: “Where is the one thing that will fix all my problems for me right now?” Yes: “Will this thing give me one new, good idea I can use right now?” Invest in things that will help you fix a small problem so you can get a little bit better at what you…
  • Superorganizers Interview with Josh Kaufman

    Jul 31, 2023, 7:07 am By Shawn Blanc
    I loved this Superorganizers interview with my friend, Josh Kaufman that dives into how Josh does research, reading, writing, and uses Ulysses. And how he has a separate computer that is only for doing focused work. ★★
  • What’s the Minimum Effective Dose?

    Jul 27, 2023, 12:28 pm By Shawn Blanc
    You’ve no-doubt heard of the Law of the Vital Few. It’s the 80/20 rule, which states that roughly 80-percent of the results come about from just 20-percent of the energy. But, if you were to take your 80-percent results and apply the 80/20 rule to them a…
  • ★ Focus vs Unfocused

    Jul 26, 2023, 7:15 am By Shawn Blanc
    A few symptoms of an unfocused life include things like: reacting to daily fires; feeling unsure about the future; lacking any margin / breathing room; unclear goals; no plan forward; procrastination. Compared to a focused life where you are in control; clear…
  • When to iterate, when to stay consistent

    Jul 25, 2023, 8:15 am By Shawn Blanc
    There are 3 things you need to accomplish your goals: (1) a clear goal; (2) a winning action plan; and (3) consistency. For things where you are just getting started, you may not yet know what your winning action plan is. When this is the case you need the…
  • The best camping / backpacking headlamp

    Jul 22, 2023, 8:50 am By Shawn Blanc
    The past 12 months I have gotten extraordinarily nerdy on backpacking gear. And one of the things I ended up splurging on was the best headlamp I’ve ever owned. Two things I love about this thing: (1) how very thin and lightweight it is; and (2) its…
  • ★ Two types of overwhelm…

    Jul 21, 2023, 7:44 am By Shawn Blanc
    When you’re feeling overwhelmed, ask yourself why. (It’s usually one of two reasons.) Are you: (1) on the verge of something new? Or (2) is life showing you that something needs to be cut out? If you’re on the edge of breakthrough with a big project,…
  • ★ Things that will destroy your goals

    Jul 10, 2023, 7:10 am By Shawn Blanc
    In order to accomplish your goals you need: (1) a clear goal; (2) a winning action plan; and (3) consistency. Take away or invert any of those things, and you’ve eliminated the possibility of succeeding at your desired outcome. Here’s what they look like…
  • Khe Hy’s Advice to Creators

    Jul 8, 2023, 7:08 am By Shawn Blanc
    Some excellent advice that I fully endorse: Ship early and often; don’t overthink it; set tight constraints; and more. ★★
  • ★ The Clarity / Action Paradox

    Jul 7, 2023, 7:04 am By Shawn Blanc
    We know that clarity cures busywork. We also know that action brings clarity. When you’re stuck and lacking clarity, take action and just get started. But don’t get lost doing busywork disguised as procrastination.
  • ★ Don’t let “opportunity” steal your focus

    Jul 6, 2023, 7:57 am By Shawn Blanc
    When your attention goes to many things, no real progress is ever made. Not all opportunities are worth pursuing — especially if it means being pulled away from something that is currently working.
  • ★ Consider if this decision is permanent or reversible?

    Jul 5, 2023, 7:05 am By Shawn Blanc
    Something for if you’re stuck overthinking something: Very few decisions are permanent. Almost all decisions can be reversed, altered, or adjusted.