Shawn Blanc – The Focus Course
When you lack focus and clarity, it’s a challenge to stay on track and do the things that matter most.
But good news! The internet is jam-packed with all sorts of advice for how to shave 7.5 seconds off your email routine by doing this one weird trick. (Ugh.)
Unfortunately, as you can see, most productivity advice focuses on the wrong things. Let’s fix that…
You see, discussions around time management and productivity often center on how to get more done in less time. And while that’s neat, it’s not the epitome of productivity (by any means).
Efficiency has been wrongly elevated as the single most-important trait in being productive. This is a problem, because when you measure success by the quantity of things you can get done then you will never win. There are always more new things to get done…
Moreover, despite this feast of “productivity advice” and the overwhelming emphasis on being “efficient”, good people everywhere are still trying to wrap up their week without feeling overwhelmed at life and pissed-off at their task list.
Focus is Like a Gateway Drug
…in a good way
First, the bad news… When you lack focus in one area of your life then it bleeds over into all the other areas, too. Making it difficult to find clarity or gain traction in anything at all.
But, conversely, when you get focused in one area, then it leads the way for the next. As you bring one thing into alignment then you’ll find a momentum and an ease for the next thing, and the next, and so on.
YOU ARE HERE
If you’re breathing then you probably have areas of your life that are not getting the attention they deserve. And no doubt there are certain areas which dominate your time and energy (perhaps, unfortunately, to the detriment of others).
When you’re unable to give time to the things that matter most, it’s frustrating.
You may think the solution is to find more time. But if you’ve ever tried to squeeze in more time just to try and get ahead of that never ending task list, then you probably know that it’s an un-winnable game (yet so many people play it anyway).
You don’t need more time…
You need more focus.
What an Unfocused Life Looks Like
How to spot someone who is not focused versus someone who is
- Not in control Unsure about the future No breathing room
- always second guessing
- Always fixing other people’s urgent issues
- Unclear goals No plan forward Survival mode
- Important things slip
- Says yes to everything (feels guilty otherwise)
- Unable to give attention to some important areas of life
A FOCUSED LIFE
- In control
- Long-term vision and goals Relaxed, calm, and confident
- makes decisions easily
- Naturally takes ownership and responsibility in life
- Clear goals and next-step actions Anticipating awesomeness Thriving
- Important things come first
- Says no to most things, and feels confident in doing so
- Bias toward action
- Making progress on projects and meaningful work
When you’re over toward the left on the “un-focused” side of things, you don’t feel in control. It’s stressful. You don’t feel like there is any breathing room. And you’re so frequently responding to the urgent issues of others that you lack any clear plan forward.
However, when you are on the “focused” side, you are very much in control. You have clear goals and you have the time and energy you need to meet those goals. You are far less stressed and anxious than your reactive counterpart. You’re thriving.
When was the last time you had an hour of uninterrupted, focused work time?
- How long have you been trying to gain traction on your projects?
- How many hours of your day are you spending on things that truly matter?
- Are your relationships strained because of work or side projects?
- When was the last time you had the chance to truly rest and recharge?
Consider how liberating it will be when you have clarity about your life’s vision, values, and goals — when your short-term projects are moving you toward your big goals.
You can get more organized and back in control. For you, it may not be a crisis right now. But even a little but of friction in your day can wear on you over time.
A lack of control and no clear focus may already be costing you far more than you know.
The Focus Course
A Proven Way to Find Clarity and Gain Traction
Living a focused life should be your normal lifestyle. But sadly, most people consider it a pipe dream or a luxury.
Imagine being so focused at work that you’re able to clock out at the end of the day and not bring work home with you in the evenings or on the weekends. What would you do with all that time?
Wouldn’t it be awesome to have breathing room in your day so you could rest and recharge? Imagine how much of a positive impact that would have on your work and family life.
Heck, it’d be great to just routinely finish what you start.
Aren’t you tired of reading about productivity and focus without seeing real change in your life?
Sadly, for most people, a life of focus and margin is little more than a distant wish long forgotten.
Most people bring work home with them. They do not make progress on their goals. They do not finish what they start. And they do not feel in control of their schedule and their time.
But not you…
The Focus Course is a guided, online video course that gives you the foundational components you need for living a focused life.
Instead of pitting work and personal life against one another, you will learn how to do your best work without sacrificing anything between your work and personal life.
You will be able to get maximum clarity in every area of your life, and then bring those areas into alignment. (In other words, the very definition of focus.)
Learn by Doing
What sets the Focus Course apart is its action-centric approach. You will learn a ton of theory and wisdom that’s surrounded by action. Through each day’s actions you’ll take the wisdom from the course and apply in your everyday life.
After signing up for the Focus Course, you will get instant access to all the material. The Focus Course paces you in such a way as to make things fun and simple for you. The whole process is guided — all you need to do is show up and watch that day’s video, which is only a couple of minutes long. Believe it or not, The Focus Course takes just 15 minutes or less per day.
Because you get lifetime access, there is no pressure to stick to a timeframe. The website keeps track of your progress for you so you can start when you’re ready and move at your own pace.
After completing the course, you will have: a vision for your life; clear goals for the areas of your life; more control of your time each day and an ability to keep things in a healthy balance; the tools you need to make progress over the long run and not fizzle out.
Your Best Work, Without Sacrificing Balance.
What’s Inside The Course
47 teaching videos that accompany every single day of the course and every Module introduction.
MODULE ONE: FOUNDATIONS
Days 1-7 focus on personal integrity, creative imagination, progress, reducing distractions, building social support, generosity, and simplifying.
MODULE TWO: HONESTY
Days 8-17 focus on who you are and what’s important to you; roles, values, vision, legacy, short- and long-term goals, and how to realistically move toward them.
MODULE THREE: CLARITY
Days 18-28 focus on how you’re currently spending your time and energy, what your potential is, and how to apply change and begin making progress.
MODULE FOUR: ACTION (AND RESISTANCE)
Days 29-34 focus on the most common areas of resistance and how to overcome them.
MODULE FIVE: MEANING
Days 35-40 focus on joy, fear, meaningful work, finding flow, margin for thought, and community.
DAY 41: CONCLUSION
This wrap-up day will help you take your new ideas, understanding, and life changes and maintain them for the long-run. I also share advice on how to stay motivated and keep making forward progress after the course is over, and doing work that matters.
- 23 additional videos and articles ($97 value) where I answer the most common questions and struggles related to focus, time management, work/life balance, and doing meaningful work.
- Members-only discussion forum for asking questions and sharing ideas, breakthroughs, stories, etc.
- Downloads: HD videos, PDF Workbooks, goal-setting worksheets, time-management worksheets, the Habit Tracker, and more…
- Go at your own pace and track your progress on the website. Or download the 273-page PDF workbook and read the course on your iPad, computer, or even print it out.
- Lifetime access: start when you’re ready, take your time, and go through again in a year from now.
- 60-Day, Money-Back Guarantee: If you’re not delighted by the course, I am happy to give you a full refund, no questions asked.