The Focus Course

Working Smart

How to Avoid Backwards Habits

Amateurs keep their options open. They say yes to everything. They have no boundaries. They are overwhelmed by the urgent and buried under a million random acts of focus. Professionals and top-performers are focused; they design their habits in order to accomplish their goals.

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Creating Blocks of Time for the Important Things

Right off the bat, I must confess that the schedule I share below is something I haven’t done very well yet. But I’m posting about it anyway because it’s an experiment worth sharing about. Even now, as I am just starting to fiddle with it, I know it will still give you some ideas for

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Work Doesn’t Happen at the Computer

We’ve arrived at the assumption that work only gets done on the computer. Humans have survived thousands of years without computers and accomplished some pretty incredible feats. Why is it we now assume computers equal getting work done?

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Choosing the Right Tools

Selecting the right tools for the job requires a little more forethought then, “Oh that looks shiny.” Let’s challenge some assumptions you may have regarding the tools you’ve adopted.

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Before Getting to Tool Selection

While the various tools we use for getting work done is important, they are impartial to the creative process. Taking time to plan through the work we’re tying to accomplish goes a long way when it comes to selecting the best tools.

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The Power of Focus

This guest post by Mo Bunnell is about people with a common characteristic: focus. These people have an incredible ability to pick something to move forward, dedicate incredible energy, to it, and drive it to completion. They create. And they finish. They ship their creations.

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Do Meaningful Work at Work

Over the past year we have been getting regular questions from folks about how we run things here at Blanc Media. From our 8-week work cycles, to our daily schedules and systems, to our project management software, and more. In response to these questions, we are hosting an online workshop in a few weeks.

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