Fantastic Friday



A week ago it was snowing outside and I had no idea what the outcome of the Denver Broncos game would be. And here we are, the Broncos are going to the Super Bowl (sorry, not sorry, Chris) and tomorrow it’s going to be 65 degrees in Kansas City.

This morning I had the honor of speaking to a crew of 100 creative entrepreneurs here in Kansas City. The monthly KC Coffee and Design meet-up is one of my favorite things. This morning we had a workshop entitled “Finding Your Creative Focus”. Here’s a picture (Thanks, Cherish!).

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Yours truly at the Sprint Accelerator talking about focus.

A huge thanks to everyone who came out for the workshop this morning. I had a blast!

Now, normally I like these Friday emails to be focused on the outgoing. But there is so much awesome and cool stuff happening with shawnblanc.net and The Focus Course right now that I wanted to take a chance to highlight it.

As always, thanks for reading.

— Shawn


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The Elements of Focus — New Class Starts February 8th →

Several thousand folks went through the Elements of Focus this past December, and the feedback I received was fantastic.

Now that January is coming to a close — if you’re needing a fresh jolt of motivation, ideas, clarity, help, etc. Then this, my friend, is the class for you.

It’s 10 days, with a video for each day, delivered via email. The videos are on demand, so you can watch them at the time of day best for you. And they are shot (just 5 minutes).

Click here to sign up or learn more about the class. The next class begins on February 8th.



Learn OmniFocus Webinar →

Speaking of, earlier this week I had the privilege of sharing with the Lean OmniFocus community about my OmniFocus workflow. Spoiler: I’m not nearly the OmniFocus nerd I used to be. But I still had a lot to share about time and task management and, of course, meaningful productivity.



Why Steve Jobs Wore The Same Outfit Every Day →

It boils down to decision making fatigue. And if you can make some basic changes to help alleviate all the little inconsequential decisions you make throughout the day, it leaves much space for making the bigger decisions.



Two Awesome Podcasts coming up next week

If you enjoyed this week’s podcast with Corbett Barr, that’s just the tip of the iceberg. I’ve got two more fantastic guest shows lined for next week as we wrap up this month’s focus on Margin. Check back in on Monday for the first podcast, and Wednesday for the second.