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  • Save the Date: January 23

    Nov 30, 2018, 11:00 am By Shawn Blanc
    So, this is some pretty exciting news from Blanc Media HQ… In January we are putting on our first-ever LIVE event. As in… an actual event-event. Right here in Kansas City. The kind of event where you show up, get a fancy name badge, and have a chair to sit…
  • ✚ How and when do I carve out time to read distraction free?

    Wed 10:24pm By Shawn Blanc
    The way to make time for reading is the same way you make time for anything else. You pick a time (schedule it) and then you show up.
  • ✚ The Very Definition of Overwhelm

    Oct 5, 2018, 5:59 pm By Shawn Blanc
    Have you ever looked up the dictionary definition of “overwhelm”? It’s pretty intense, actually. bury or drown beneath a huge mass defeat completely give too much of a thing to someone If you’re feeling overwhelmed, then perhaps you feel as though you…
  • ✚ Apple Watch Series 4

    Sep 25, 2018, 11:13 am By Shawn Blanc
    The Series 4 is the nicest Apple Watch yet.
  • My Leica and iPad Photography Workflow

    Aug 29, 2018, 12:29 pm By Shawn Blanc
    Over on The Sweet Setup I wrote wrote an article that goes through the process I use to get images off the Leica Q and onto my iPad, how I edit them, what apps I use, and why there are some best practices that I’m intentionally bypassing. ✚✚
  • ✚ Two Months With the Leica Q

    Aug 23, 2018, 4:49 pm By Shawn Blanc
    It’s now been two months since my used Leica Q arrived from eBay, and gosh am I smitten. I am still struggling to describe how awesome and delightful this camera is. While I feel as if I am taking the same shots that I always take — like my shooting and…
  • Unlock 1Password — New Course on The Sweet Setup

    Aug 14, 2018, 10:27 am By Shawn Blanc
    We just launched a brand-new course over on The Sweet Setup that gives you a deep dive into everything you can do with 1Password and how to really make the most of it.✚
  • How I Use 1Password

    Aug 9, 2018, 12:08 pm By Shawn Blanc
    Over on The Sweet Setup I wrote a breakdown of how I’ve been using 1Password for the past decade(!) to store much more than just website logins. Including a little peek into why this app makes an excellent digital will and my “in case of death” note. ✚✚
  • ✚ Lake at Sunrise (Wallpaper Image)

    Jul 31, 2018, 9:05 am By Shawn Blanc
    If you’ve been following me on Instagram the past few weeks then you probably know my family and I were in Colorado for the month of July. While I was there I made a commitment to take my Leica Q everywhere I went and to shoot at least a couple of photos…
  • ✚ Giving Up Control at Work

    Jul 30, 2018, 12:13 pm By Shawn Blanc
    Earlier this year I became aware that, in my business, though I was focused on things that were important, I was too focused on things that were not essential for ME to be doing. It’s not that I was working too many hours. I am pretty focused with my work…
  • ✚ Another Way to Lead by Example

    Jul 18, 2018, 7:00 pm By Shawn Blanc
    When you think of “leading by example” what does that mean to you? Does it mean doing more, being more, and giving more than those around you? Being the first to show up and the last to leave? Never asking someone to do more than you’re doing yourself?…
  • ✚ 24 Hours with the Leica Q

    Jun 27, 2018, 5:22 pm By Shawn Blanc
    For years and years I’ve been shooting primarily with my Olympus micro four-thirds gear. The E-M10 is an excellent camera setup: inexpensive, high quality, easy to use, compact. But a few weeks ago when I was in San Jose for WWDC, my friend Drew Coffman let…
  • ✚ My iPad Home Screen

    Jun 1, 2018, 5:00 pm By Shawn Blanc
    Gosh, it’s been about a year now since the 10.5” iPad Pro came out. I bought one right away, and it has become one of my favorite gadgets of all time. I’ve had an iPad since the very beginning. I stood in line on that Saturday morning in April 2010 to…
  • ✚ My Number One Productivity Tip

    May 31, 2018, 1:23 pm By Shawn Blanc
    “What’s your number one productivity tip, Shawn?” I get asked this question all the time. And I have a somewhat bizarre answer. When people first hear it they give me a weird look. And then as I explain it, everything clicks. The tip is this: Tonight,…