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  • ★ What if you could only use ONE APP on your iPhone?

    May 18, 2023, 7:15 am By Shawn Blanc
    So this is a completely random but fun experiment… but what app would you pick if you could only pick ONE? I know, I know. It’s an impossible choice. I’d be so torn between several: camera, notes, music, messages, tasks… And, as nerdy as it sounds, I…
  • ★ Five alternative things you can do when you’re bored instead of scrolling social media

    Apr 26, 2023, 7:36 am By Shawn Blanc
    Scroll through your photo timeline and browse past photos and memories. Open Day One (my favorite journaling app) and write down one highlight from your day so far. Write down 3 new ideas in the Notes app. Send a text message to a friend or family member to…
  • ★ Boredom is a choice

    Apr 24, 2023, 7:19 am By Shawn Blanc
    It’s not so easy to be bored anymore. You have to choose to be bored. Back when I was a kid (ha!) it used to be that boredom chose you — if you were waiting somewhere and there was nothing to do and you were bored. Now, you’re never bored. You can see…
  • My new favorite YouTube Channel: “My Life Outdoors”

    Apr 21, 2023, 7:13 am By Shawn Blanc
    So, I’ve got 5 camping / backpacking trips planned for 2023. I am so ready to get outdoors. I also made a few updates to my outdoor gear (new sleeping pad, solo tent, and a new pack). Thanks, in large part, to Steven Smith and his YouTube channel which…
  • Keychron Q2 Keyboard

    Mar 31, 2023, 7:10 am By Shawn Blanc
    So I just realized that I’ve been a mechanical keyboard nerd for nearly a decade. (Wow.) Anyway, I’ve got a plethora of keyboards in my office, and the one I have now is my favorite by far. It’s the Keychron Q2. My model is the Silver Grey A, with the…
  • Using Data to Achieve your Goals

    Mar 30, 2023, 7:11 am By Shawn Blanc
    You can’t control your outcomes, you can only control your effort. And so, as you continue to work toward accomplishing your big, wild goals for 2023 … focus on the things you can control. ★★
  • ★ A Time Management Myth

    Mar 28, 2023, 7:22 am By Shawn Blanc
    Myth: “Taking the time to schedule my time is a waste of time — the schedule never works out perfectly anyway” This common myth is tricky because there is some truth mixed in with it. While it’s true that a schedule never works out perfectly…
  • ★ The Mere Urgency Effect

    Mar 27, 2023, 7:18 am By Shawn Blanc
    Billy Oppenheimer put together an excellent summary of some pretty alarming findings from this research study. In short, when folks have a task list that is full of various “levels” of to-do items — some that are important, some that aren’t, some that…
  • Mesmerizing Photos of Birds in Flight

    Mar 25, 2023, 7:10 am By Shawn Blanc
    These are incredible photographs by Xavi Bou, with some insights into how they’re made. ★★
  • USB-C wall outlet

    Mar 23, 2023, 7:09 am By Shawn Blanc
    One of my favorite little upgrades in our kitchen was to get this wall outlet that also has two USB-C plugs in it. We can plug in / charge any of our devices without a wall wart. And it’s got enough power (30W) to even charge our iPads and MacBooks. ★★
  • Habit Stacking

    Mar 20, 2023, 7:15 am By Shawn Blanc
    Stack a new habit next to an old one to help you build your new habit more easily. ★★
  • Flow Wall Desk

    Mar 17, 2023, 6:57 am By Shawn Blanc
    This is a gorgeous, stow-away desk / art piece. ★★
  • $10k Schedule Audit

    Mar 15, 2023, 12:40 pm By Shawn Blanc
    Tomorrow I’m hosting a free, live Zoom call to walk a few business owners through my “$10k Schedule Audit” to help them identify some quick and easy wins around their tasks and time. I’ll also be answering questions about my upcoming Productivity…
  • ★ The Power of Goal Setting for Your Business

    Mar 15, 2023, 7:02 am By Shawn Blanc
    Goals give you a direction and help you make progress. If you had to stop everything you were doing and could only pursue one goal what would that be? If your organization is spending time on things that are not important, it will be nearly impossible to…