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  • Trade-Offs in Real Life

    8:00am 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

    Fri 8:00am 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

    Thu 2:41pm 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

    Tue 9:00am 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…
  • ✚ The Tumor

    Aug 2, 2019, 8:56 am By Shawn Blanc
    They found a tumor in my wife’s eye. Earlier this year she went in for an eye exam to see if she could get Lasik. The doctor did a double take and asked if anyone had ever told her she had a freckle or something in her eye. 48 hours later my wife was at […]
  • Creating The Margin Course

    Jul 31, 2019, 10:00 am By Shawn Blanc
    You may have heard… yesterday we released a brand new product: The Margin Course. What you may not have known is that my Production Manager, Isaac Smith, had a TON to do with the development and creation of this course over the past several months. Isaac…
  • The Margin Course

    Jul 30, 2019, 9:55 am By Shawn Blanc
    Big day here at Blanc Media HQ. We just opened up registration for our brand-new course. What you will discover in The Margin Course are the same tactics, ideas, and mindsets that have allowed me to keep breathing room in my work life and personal life. These…
  • ✚ On Margin

    Jul 29, 2019, 4:55 pm By Shawn Blanc
    Over the years, I have gone in and out of so many seasons where I felt on the edge of burnout. Frustrated at home. Creatively dry at work. Freaked out about money. Etc. Sometimes I’ll realize that I’ve unintentionally allowed myself to develop habits that…