Get Back Your Breathing Room

The Margin Course

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Stop living overloaded, overwhelmed, and overtired.

Without margin, you have... no breathing room in your schedule; no space in your finances; no energy for the day; a lack of inspiration; a constant feeling of being on edge.

The Margin Course can help.

Restore Breathing Room to an Overwhelmed and Busy Life

Reclaim your time and energy so you can have the space you need in order to live out your values.

Discover the approach you need in order to keep margin and enjoy its benefits over the long-term.

Margin is the space between your load and your limit. And it is a fundamental need. This course is not some feel-good, self-improvement, mumbo-jumbo.

Do you ever feel at your limit?

Without breathing room in your life, you literally cannot breath.

It sounds obvious when you put it like that, doesn’t it? And yet... far too many folks have normalized a life without margin.

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Amy SullivanAmy Sullivan, Founder of Simplified Home

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Shawn Blanc

Shawn Blanc

Your Margin Guide

👋 Hello. My name is Shawn and I am honored to be your host and guide through the Margin Course!

I’m a productivity coach living in Kansas City with my wife and our three boys.

The Blanc Family

♥️ Married for 18 years, and we have 3 boys. Send pizza! 🍕

For the past 20 years, I have been learning and teaching about creativity, focus, and margin. I’ve spoken about these topics at conferences and workshops; I've taught them to private groups and one-on-one clients; and my online courses have helped more than 15,000 people to live a more focused and better life.

My Journey From Overwhelmed to Focused with Margin

I used to work 80 hours per week. And even then, with all those hours, I still felt behind with my never-ending issues at work! I kept thinking I would eventually get ahead of the craziness and start making progress on meaningful work.

Eventually I quit that job to begin working for myself. But even then, I still found that I was always chasing my to-do list. I never felt satisfied at the end of my work day; there was always more to be done. Work was always on my mind.

When my first son was born, I realized that I needed do to better. I didn’t want my work life to dominate my time and energy. But, at the same time, I still had a strong desire to do meaningful work.

These seemingly-opposing forces shouldn’t have to fight one another. I knew it was okay to have a thriving work life while also having an awesome personal life.

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I have spent years figuring out solutions related to focus and margin.

What you'll discover inside the Margin Course are the same things I have developed, taught, and used in order to get more breathing room in my schedule (even when it felt impossible).

These are time-tested and proven (we have over 15,000 customers to our courses and community).

The material in the Margin Course (and our full vault inside the membership) are the things that have changed my life. It has helped thousands of others who have already taken it. And it can change your life, too.

How to Get Back Your Life’s Breathing Room, and Keep it (Even if it seems impossible)

This is how we do it...

As you can see, there are only two ways you can restore margin to your life: (1) Increase your capacity; or (2) Decrease your load.

We’ll show you the mindsets you need, the obstacles to watch out for, and the steps you need to take in order to restore margin in every area of your life.

You will also discover the habits, systems, and routines you can build in order to KEEP margin for the long run. While anybody can quickly restore a little bit of breathing room using a few quick tips, it takes more than that in order to maintain margin in your life over time.

When your life has margin, you are able to focus your energy on doing your best work, showing up for those who need you, and living at a sustainable pace of life.

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Shawn speaks the truth. We are all currently undergoing an unprecedented attack on our time and attention. Finding margin can make all the difference and this course shows the way.

David SparksDavid Sparks, host of Mac Power Users

I have to be intentional to build margin into my life... otherwise work creeps into every little moment. The Margin Course is fantastic, and it has given me practical mindsets and tools to take my quest for margin to the next level. I am excited to implement a lot of this stuff ASAP.

Justin DiRoseJustin DiRose, host of the Process podcast

Yes! I want the Margin Course.

Video Course

The Margin Course


  • Module 1: The Problem
  • Module 2: The Mindsets
  • Module 3: The Skills
  • Bonus: 5-Day Margin Reset
  • Lifetime Course Access
Best Value

Accelerator Membership

$99 / mo

  • Margin Course Access
  • The Focus Course
  • Time Management Masterclass
  • Resource Vault: Templates, Cheat Sheets, Planner, etc.
  • All-Access: 18 Course Library (Productivity, PKM, Writing, and more)
  • Monthly Coaching Calls and Workshops
  • 300-Member Community (and growing)

60-Day, Money-Back Guarantee

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Margin Should Be Normal

When it comes to your pace of life, do you ever wonder if maybe you’re of on the edge of burnout?

You’re not entirely sure...

I mean, burnout? Really? That’s for folks who are pushing themselves way too hard without any reason why.

But still...

Life does feel a bit overwhelming at times.

Let me ask you a question:

Right now, if you look at your schedule and responsibilities, do you feel like you have a bit too much going on? Do things feel stretched thin?

Isn't that just life? Right?

Besides... what can you do about it?

The urgent and important demands of life are exactly that: urgent and important.

But, to be candid, it leaves you feeling overwhelmed.

Sometimes you’re not sure how to to move forward...

What You Need is Some Breathing Room

When you’re all out of margin, you won’t be able to accomplish your goals or walk out your values. And that is a serious problem.

I know first hand just how exhausting it is to be in a constant state of hustle — to be living life at max capacity.

It’s why I built in regular sabbaticals to my company. It’s why I’ve set healthy boundaries around my time, money, and activities.

These are things that help me to maintain the breathing room I need in my life.

But there is more to it than just setting up healthy boundaries... I have found that most people struggle with a few simple ideas around margin. And these wrong ideas actually hold them back.

Over the years, we’ve had thousands of paying customers go through our online training. We have helped them accomplish their goals, get clear on their life’s values, and spend their time better.

And perhaps the most significant trend that I have seen emerge over the past few years is related to margin.

Your Five Areas of Margin

There are five areas that all require a healthy dose of margin in your life

  1. Time
  2. Finances
  3. Physical Health
  4. Emotions
  5. Creative energy

Alas, due to the demands and the pace of life, more and more people are getting pushed to the max. With their schedules, finances, energy, and more.

And that is why we’ve created the Margin Course.

Through this video course, I will help you with the two most important activities related to margin:

  1. You will RESTORE breathing room in your life.
  2. You will learn how to MAINTAIN it over the long run.

You don’t need a detox...

It’s one thing to go on a retreat. Or to shift your routine to get some fresh perspective.

But how often do you return to life, only to find your breathing room suffocated within a matter of days or weeks?

Here’s how things can be different after The Margin Course:

  • You will get you a clear understanding of what margin is and why it matters.
  • You’ll discover a clear path for living a life WITH margin — including the challenges you will face, and why they’re worth overcoming.
  • And then... the 5-Day Margin Reset. This simple and fun program will help you restore some breathing room to every area of your life.

When you register for the course, you’ll get instant access to all the material.

It’s time to stop living on the edge of burnout and exhaustion, and, instead reclaim that breathing room which we all so desperately need.

I look forward to seeing you inside The Margin Course.

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What is at stake?

What is at stake if you continue to live at your capacity?

How much longer can your finances or your schedule handle your current pace of life? How much longer can you bear the frustrations and anxieties of all your responsibilities? How much better would your day-to-day life be if you had more energy?

A lack of breathing room in your life is already costing you more than you know.

Symptoms of a life without margin

There are five important areas that all require their own margin. Without proper breathing room in each area, you will feel the pressure and that sense of overwhelm — but you may not be able to identify why.

Most people are familiar with the need for margin in their finances and margin with their time. But there are additional, semi-visible areas of our life that also must have breathing room as well.

Those other areas are our physical energy, our emotions, and our mental creativity.

Here are a few signs and common symptoms if you are lacking margin in one or more areas of your life:

As you already know, Marginless living has been normalized. We tackle this issue head-on within the Margin Course, and begin to normalize a life with breathing room.

What’s Inside the Course?

The Margin Course consists of 19 videos within four modules. All content is available on-demand, with downloadable HD video files for offline viewing as well.

Module One: The Problem

It can be common to feel the symptoms of a life without margin, but it’s not as easy to properly diagnose the root problem.

Module Two: The Mindsets

Mindset is essential. Without truly understanding the importance of margin, and valuing it in your life, then you won’t be able to adopt lasting change.

Module Three: The Skills

If you do nothing then your margin will slowly fade away. Because that’s how life works. Over time your responsibilities will naturally expand and your limit will naturally diminish. Thus, eating up your margin.

In order to maintain margin in every area of your life there are some very specific things you can do. We’ll walk you through the skills and the steps necessary to restore and to maintain margin in each area of your life.

Module Four: The Reset

To wrap things up, we end with the 5-Day Margin Reset. This simple and fun program helps you to action and restore breathing room in every area of your life.

You will spend a little bit of time on each of the five areas of margin in your life. With a simple and fun action that will begin to restore margin in that area while also showing you how to continue making progress on your own.

Many people think they need a big breakthrough in order to restore Margin in their lives. But the truth is that there are many *little things* you can do that make a significant impact. And we’re going to prove it to you.

Through the 5-day Margin Reset, you will get to take small actions and build momentum — and breathing room — in your life. Because, at the end of the day, that’s the whole point here.

60-Day Money Back Guarantee

60-Day, Money-Back Guarantee

No Questions Asked

The Margin Course comes with a generous guarantee: 60 days!

That will provide plenty of — ahem — breathing room so you can go through the entire course. And if you don't find value, no problem! I am happy to refund your entire purchase with no questions asked.

It’s zero risk on your part.

How it Works

It's easier than you may think...

1. Secure your lifetime access today.

2. Discover your clear path for restoring margin.

3. Go through the 5-Day Margin Reset.

4. Enjoy breathing room in your life.

Yes! I want the Margin Course.

Video Course

The Margin Course


  • Module 1: The Problem
  • Module 2: The Mindsets
  • Module 3: The Skills
  • Bonus: 5-Day Margin Reset
  • Lifetime Course Access
Best Value

Accelerator Membership

$99 / mo

  • Margin Course Access
  • The Focus Course
  • Time Management Masterclass
  • Resource Vault: Templates, Cheat Sheets, Planner, etc.
  • All-Access: 18 Course Library (Productivity, PKM, Writing, and more)
  • Monthly Coaching Calls and Workshops
  • 300-Member Community (and growing)

60-Day, Money-Back Guarantee

Questions? Just email us:

Questions & Answers

60-Day, Money-Back Guarantee

Yes, there is a guarantee. I am quite confident that the contents and value of the course are well worth the investment. If, however, you’re not delighted with your purchase, just email me within 60 days of your purchase and I’ll be happy to give you a full refund. No questions asked.

Who is The Margin Course for?

The Margin Course is for anyone who wants to reclaim and maintain breathing room in their life. Including their finances, schedule, physical energy, emotions, and creative energy.

How does the class work?

There are 19 video lessons available on demand. You can start anytime you want and go at any pace you like. When you sign up, you will get instant access to the entire course contents (no dripping) right away, and you will get lifetime access to the material.

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