The Weekly Briefly



A podcast by Shawn Blanc


  • Taking a Weekly Briefly Break

    17/07/2015 Duração: 09min

    The Weekly Briefly went on accidental hiatus as I’ve been spending all my time over the past month with the launch of the Focus Course. Now, on the heels of that launch, and a relatively busy year, I’m taking some time off to be with family and plan for the next season of the show. […]

  • WWDC 2015: Highlights and Awesomeness

    12/06/2015 Duração: 23min

    I’m back from San Francisco and am glad to return to the podcast microphone. Yes, I hear you, I could have taken my podcast rig with me, but I went to SF to meet with friends and peers in the industry and drink delicious coffee and so I had very little time for “work” stuff. […]

  • Money Buys Opportunity

    29/05/2015 Duração: 27min

    On this week’s show I want to unpack the topic of money. I’ve been asking people what’s their biggest challenge is when it comes to doing work that matters. And a lot of people say money. As in, a lack of money. I wrote about this on this past Wednesday. Today I want to […]

  • 4-Day Weekend

    22/05/2015 Duração: 02min

    Just a short note that there’s no real episode this week. Enjoy your weekend, and I’ll talk to you next time.

  • Your Best Creative Work

    15/05/2015 Duração: 14min

    On today’s show I want to talk about doing your best creative work. What does that even mean? Here’s a picture of someone doing her best creative work: She shows up every day. When it’s easy and when it’s hard. It doesn’t matter. She is committed. This is something only she can do. Yet even […]

  • Avoiding Burnout

    08/05/2015 Duração: 27min

    Today’s show I want to talk about “learning”. More accurately, I want to talk about how thirsty you are to do your best creative work. Because it takes more than just showing up every day to do our best creative work. And if we focus too much on just the output we are doing (without […]

  • Joy in the Journey

    01/05/2015 Duração: 12min

    The best musicians in the world practice every single day. For hours a day. And they don’t just practice their favorite songs and coolest licks — they practice the techniques and scales and fills that they’re bad at. I studied martial arts for over a decade, and we did the same stretches and basic moves […]

  • Apple Watch and The Just Checks

    24/04/2015 Duração: 12min

    I began wearing a watch several years ago — maybe four years ago — because I was tired of constantly pulling my pone out of my pocket in order to check the time only to find myself suddenly checking email, Twitter, etc. I’ve had an iPhone since the beginning. It’s my favorite gadget of all […]

  • Choosing to Choose

    17/04/2015 Duração: 08min

    A short and sweet episode this week, with some food for thought regarding our choice to choose and why it’s so important.

  • 7 Reasons Daily Habits Are Awesome

    10/04/2015 Duração: 27min

    Today I want to talk about the purpose of (and the science behind) lifestyle practices and daily habits. This topic is one of the most important issues of my life. I have a personal commitment to live with intentionality in as many areas of my life as I can. I want to be intentional in […]

  • On Fear, Perseverance, and Meaningful Work: 4 Years Making a Living Online

    03/04/2015 Duração: 56min

    This week’s episode is longer than normal because it’s jam packed with stories and advice from the past four years of making a living online. I share ins and outs, fears and motivations, challenges and victories. Highlights include: Why I quit my job to write for a living. The launch of my members-only podcast […]

  • How to get it all done

    27/03/2015 Duração: 18min

    On my weekly newsletter, The Fight Spot, I ask people what their biggest challenge is related to focus and doing their best creative work. One very common issue is the issue of having more ideas than time. People have so many interesting, exciting, or important projects they are working on that they don’t know where […]

  • Happy People Make More Meaningful Work

    20/03/2015 Duração: 15min

    Tell me if this scenario sounds familiar: You’re stressed out at work, because there’s a big project coming up. The deadline is looming. So you cancel your plans Friday night and work late. You go in to work on Saturday and Sunday, working over the weekend. And then come Monday you stay all through the […]

  • Staying Balanced When We’re Hyper-Focused on a Particular Project

    13/03/2015 Duração: 18min

    Raise your hand if you can relate to this statement: “I can easily get so caught up a project that it becomes the only thing I think about all the time.” Examples: You’ve started a new personal project, and when you’re at your work or when you’re with your family, all you can think about […]

  • How to Recharge

    06/03/2015 Duração: 24min

    I believe the reason people dislike Mondays is because they wasted the 48 hours in their weekend — they didn’t get any true rest, and thus never recharged. They are more worn out on Monday morning than they were on Friday evening. Benjamin Franklin When men are employed, they are best contented; for on the […]

  • Thriving in the midst of tension

    27/02/2015 Duração: 25min

    On today’s episode: thriving in the midst of the tensions between our time, ideas, and focus. Links Honesty, Clarity, and Action The Power of a Focused Life The Fight Spot Newsletter The Procrastinator’s Guide to Progress Sponsored by help your team ship faster. The awesome members of Their support makes the work I […]

  • The Integrity Snowball

    20/02/2015 Duração: 22min

    There is a good, common practice when it comes to debt elimination called The Debt Snowball. The goal of The Debt Snowball is to pay off all your credit card and consumer debt as quickly as possible. In some cases this could take several months if not several years, and so it can be easy […]

  • Why Procrastination Robs Us From Doing Our Best Creative Work

    13/02/2015 Duração: 17min

    On today’s show: creativity, fear, and procrastination. I think we can all agree that fear is the biggest enemy to creativity. We’re born creative, but we learn to be afraid. After we’ve been hurt, wounded, scolded, rejected — we know learn what pain feels like and we become afraid. We don’t want to do something […]

  • The Inbox Conundrum

    09/02/2015 Duração: 30min

    A few days ago I announced a new email newsletter I’ll be sending out every week. On this week’s show (which, my apologies that it’s a few days late) I answer the question of why I’m doing an email newsletter when I already have a blog to publish to. If you’re interested in joining the […]

  • Build, Maintain, Rest

    31/01/2015 Duração: 13min

    If you ever were to take a week or a month and keep track of how you truly spend your time every day, you might cry a little bit on the inside. Many times the most important things we should be doing are ones which also feel mundane and tedious in the moment. And so […]

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