Focus Accelerator

Get Unstuck — and stay that way

Your all-access pass to every tool, workflow, resource, and course in our library. Plus a community to help you get clear, take action, and keep going.

✓ All-Access: every tool & course in the library

✓ Monthly Q&A Office Hours & Coaching

✓ Accountability, ideas, and traction with the TSS community

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ (Over 15,000 customers to our courses)


What's Inside?
Focus Course features and clients

You're already a productivity person....

So why don't you feel more productive?

Your bookshelf could double as Amazon’s entire productivity and time management section.

Your phone is packed with the best apps you can find.

Your artisanal journal is always within arm’s reach.

So why is staying focused and productive still such a slog?

Instead of making consistent progress in your most important areas of life...

Hamster, meet wheel. Right?

But the worst part is when it all starts bleeding into your personal life.

When you start sacrificing relationships, rest, and even your health…just so you can hopefully maintain the status quo.

It feels like every area of your life needs more attention — but how are you going to find time to do it all?


You don't need more time — you need more focus.

Focus is two things: Clarity & Action

  1. Clarity: knowing what truly matters in your life and career.

  2. Action: Directing your attention on those things that matter most.

Focus is a superpower in our current era of endless distractions and opportunities.

Alas, you can’t magically acquire focus overnight like a superhero who gets bitten by a bug and wakes up a new man.

Focus is a real-life muscle. You have to exercise it. You have to train it. And you get to use it every single day.

And it helps to have new ways to use it and different approaches so you don’t get tired of the same old routines (because honestly, we've all been there).

That’s why we built The Focus Accelerator...


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Shawn Blanc

Shawn Blanc

Your Focus Guide

👋 Hello. My name is Shawn Blanc. My team and I are honored to be your hosts and support you inside Focus Accelerator!

I’m a writer, small-business owner, productivity coach, and creative entrepreneur living in Kansas City with my wife and our three boys.

For the past 20 years, I have been learning and teaching about creativity, diligence, and focus. 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 tens of thousands of people.

The Blanc Family

♥️ Married for 17 years, and we have 3 boys. Send pizza! 🍕



My Journey From Overwhelmed to Focused

I used to work 80 hours per week. And even, 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.



Get My Personal Productivity Systems (and so much more)

I have spent years figuring out solutions related to focus.

The systems, tools, and training you will have access to inside your Accelerator membership are the same ones I have developed, taught, and used in order to:

✓ Eliminate 90% of the busywork, urgency, and procrastination from my week.

✓ Help others get more breathing room in their schedule (even when it felt impossible to them).

✓ Allow everyone in my company to take off two months (paid) every year.

✓ Consistently plan out my year, my month, my week, and my day to do the things that I want to do.

✓ Organize my tasks and my time with minimum effort.

These are time-tested, proven ideas I use to keep all the areas of my life in harmony and thriving, despite the craziness that is naturally found in day-to-day life.

The material in the Focus Course has changed my life. It has changed the lives of so many others who have already taken it. And it can change your life, too.

I can’t recommend Shawn enough. He has proven strategies that give clear direction and actually work.

Amy SullivanAmy Sullivan, Founder of Sullivan Studio

Shawn’s writing on focus is well thought through and well crafted.

Cal NewportCal Newport, Author of Deep Work

Imagine If...

How would your day be different if you were more focused and in control?

✓ Eliminate more than half of the busywork, urgency, and procrastination that plagues your week.

✓ Get some breathing room in your schedule (even if it felt impossible).

✓ Allow yourself the chance to take time off and come back refreshed for a change.

✓ Have an easier, better way to plan your days in order to do the things that you want to do. (even if you hate productivity and aren’t naturally organized)

✓ Organize your tasks and your time with minimum effort.


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Focus Accelerator

Your Membership Benefits

1: All-Access Course Library

You get unlimited, on-demand access to every single course in our library (for both The Focus Course & The Sweet Setup).

Full Course Library List →


2: Coaching & Community

Moreover, if you're like me, then sometimes you just get stuck in your own way — you know the solution is easy, but it's foggy to you and you need someone to help you snap out of it. That's why we host regular office hours and coaching calls, so you can get hands on guidance from myself and the rest of the Focus Team.

You'll also get inside access to our private Slack community for sharing ideas, getting feedback, finding book recommendations, and more.

If you're looking for coaching specifically for growing your business, you'll want to apply for Focus Like a Boss.

How Coaching Works →


3: Workshops & Events

Your membership serves as your VIP ticket to our live event. Each spring we host an amazing, in-person conference in Kansas City and it's FREE for Accelerator Members to attend.

Learn More About the Events →


The Focus Accelerator gives you everything you need to:

  • Stay focused on what’s actually important — instead of letting goals and habits fall by the wayside

  • Move from overwhelmed and confused to intentional and in control

  • Create the margin you need to restore work/life balance — so you can stop feeling overwhelmed and exhausted

  • Get rid of the wasteful busywork that steals your attention from the stuff that matters

  • Bring the many areas of your life together once and for all (even the ones that feel at odds with one another)






All-Access Course Library

On-Demand, all-access pass to all our training — for a Fraction of the cost.

When I say everything I mean everything. You will get instant access to our entire library of courses, workbooks, and tools...


The Focus Course

$497  Included FREE in your membership

Build the foundation you need for living a focused life. You’ll learn how to do your best work without sacrificing anything between your work and personal life. This is the course that started it all and has changed thousands of lives.


The Margin Course

$397  Included FREE in your membership

Restore breathing room in your schedule. This course will take you through the 5-Day Margin Reset so you can stop living on the edge of burnout and reclaim your time.


Time Management Masterclass

$247  FREE with your membership

Meet a time management system you can actually stick to. Whether you’re a “schedule person” or not, this masterclass will help you get control of how you spend your time every day.


Calm Inbox

$197  FREE with your membership

Get the recipe for less email and more focus. This video course gives you a simple system to organize your email and get back hours of your life every week.



Plan Your Year (Every Year)
$59 value

Creative Focus Summit Archives
$197 value

Sensemaking & PKM
with Nick Milo and Mike Schmtiz

Do Half
with Sarah K. Peck

Goal Setting in Notion
With Marie Poulin

Startup and Shutdown Routines
with David Sparks

All the Things (Productivity Course)
$119 value

Time- Blocking & Tracking (minicourse)
$119 value

Productivity Power Hour workshop
$59 value

Personal Retreat Workshop & Handbook
$59 value

Simple Habits
$79 value

The 8-Week Work Cycle
with Shawn Blanc




In-Depth Training on Top Productivity Tools



To Obsidian and Beyond
$297  Included FREE in your membership.

Learn Ulysses
$197  Included FREE in your membership.

Learn GoodNotes
$79  Included FREE in your membership.

Mastering Mind Maps
$297  Included FREE in your membership.

All the Things
$119  Included FREE in your membership.

Notion for Goal Setting
Included FREE in your membership.





Introducing: Focus Pathways

Curated training. Exclusively for Accelerator Members.






  • Margin Reset

    Start to finish, everything you need to understand what breathing room is, why it matters, how to

  • Ultimate Time Management

    Complete access to all the tools, workshops, and templates you need for a complete schedule reset.

  • Idea Management & Creativity

    Finally get your ideas and creative work organized.

  • Productivity

    Task management should not be complicated. Discover how to prioritize, delegate, overcome procrastination, and more.

  • Habit Building

    Don't build backwards habits. We'll show you how to align your daily routines and habits with the areas of life that matter most, how to start new habits that actually stick.

  • Work Culture & Leadership

    Breathing room, focus, clarity... these are not luxury elements of a fancy workplace. They are the new norm. We'll take you behind the scenes with some of the ways we do things differently at Blanc Media.






Community & Events



  • Office Hours & Coaching

    Join us for live office hours call every-other week. Your opportunity to dive deep into any challenge you’re currently facing.

    This is your “fast pass” to getting unstuck, no matter what kind of mental block or schedule crunch you’re facing.

    The best part? You often end up learning just as much from other members’ questions as your own!

  • Live Events

    Your membership also serves as your FREE ticket for our live events, workshops, meetups, and more — including our yearly in-person conference in Kansas City!

  • Private Slack Community

    Imagine an entire community of growth-minded leaders, entrepreneurs, and creators you can tap into at a moment’s notice.

    Whether you want to ask a question, share a win, or compare techniques, you’ll feel like you finally found your people.






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How it Works

1. Join Accelerator today.

2. Get instant access to all the material.

3. Start with one of our recommended Pathways.

4. Enjoy the benefits of focus and community in your life.

Yes! I want to join Focus Accelerator.

⭐️ Idea, Task, & Time Management ⭐️

All-Access

Focus Accelerator

Just $99 / MO

  • Entire Course Library ($2,400)
  • Resource Vault: Templates, Tools, Workflows
  • BONUS: Focus Pathways
  • BONUS: Members-Only Workshops
  • 2x Monthly Office Hours
  • Private Slack Community for creators, productivity nerds, and leaders
  • In-Person Conference ($1,200)
  • 3-Month Commitment

Focus Accelerator is a monthly membership that gives you complete access to the library of masterclasses, tools, templates, workflows, and more.

As a reminder: If there is a course we offer, you get access to it. If there is a new course we create, you get it automatically. If there is a new tool or product we create, it’s yours.

Questions? Just email us: desk@blancmedia.org



I have read my share of productivity books, blogs, and hacks, but nothing I have read comes close to your work in terms of helpfulness, depth, and significance.

Tracy Banks Tracy B., Attorney & Law School Professor

Shawn’s course helps you figure out where you want to go and how to get there. If you’re feeling adrift or just want to help get yourself more focussed, check it out.

David SparksDavid Sparks, Business attorney, podcaster, blogger, & author

The mix of inspiration, learning, and simple practicals throughout the material made it so enjoyable.

Elana SchmelzleElana Marlow

I’m a big fan of intentional and measured progress and Shawn's training delivers on that in spades.

Mike Vardy Mike Vardy, Writer, Productivity Strategist, & Founder of Productivityist

Questions & Answers

What happens when I join?

Right off the bat, your new membership will give you instant access to every course we offer on here on The Sweet Setup as well as The Focus Course.

You’ll get an invitation to join our private Slack community, where you are welcome to join and say hello if you like. The Slack group is home to all sorts of dialog around things such as productivity, family life, book recs and other reading, nerdy pen suggestions, BBQ recipes, and more.

You will also get to jump right in and join our next office hours call with the community. (Office Hours calls happen every other week. They are recorded as well so you can submit questions and talking points in advance, and catch the replay for the times you can't make it live.)

What happens if I cancel my Accelerator membership?

The courses you have access to as an Accelerator member are removed from your account at the end of your billing cycle. (Just like Netflix.) Any courses which you may have previously purchased à la carte for lifetime access will, of course, remain active for you.

Am I able to cancel anytime?

There is a 3-month commitment when first joining Accelerator. To see progress when it comes to living a focused life we have found that it takes at least 90 days of putting in the work to see results. After 3-months you may cancel anytime.

Is the membership right for me?

If ANY of these are true, than The Accelerator Membership is perfect for you:

✓ You want to join us for any future community challenges or masterclasses that we do.

✓ You want access to any of the courses that we’ve made on the Focus Course site and/or The Sweet Setup.

✓ You want to engage with a community of high performers that are making progress toward their goals and know a thing or two about productivity and focus.

✓ You want to jump in to our weekly Focus Hour working group.

✓ You want twice-a-month access to the Focus Team to have your questions answered as you work through the courses you have access to.

✓ You want to join us in Kansas City for our in-person conference and workshops in the Spring.

Each one of the big pillars of Accelerator (course library, office hours, in-person conference) is alone worth your membership to the Accelerator. But if you participate in anything else within Accelerator then you are getting even more value from your membership!

How is this different from purchasing any individual course?

All our courses are standalone resources. You can get lifetime to them for the individual price of that course.

The Accelerator membership gives you access to every single course we have — all for just $99 / month.

Plus, you also get accountability and support from the private Slack community and live office hours from the Focus Team every other week.




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This course has changed my life. I have an independent job, big family, friends and a brain who always wants to do new things. It was a mess of unfinished projects. Now I have a prescription of rest of my life with my 6 life goals.

Kjell Anker WorrenKjell Anker Worren, Focus Course Member

Shawn, and his Focus Course, helped me get back to center. Which can be quite a challenge to find in the massive jungle that is the mess of our modern lives. It helped me define what was important and why — and how to execute on those things.