Shawn today is the member’s exclusive podcast from Shawn Blanc, Former creative director at the International House of Prayer and now online entrepreneur behind ShawnBlanc.net, Tools and Toys and the Sweet setup. The Friday edition of the podcast is called the weekly briefly and is published openly, the other episodes are only accessible to members.
I heard about Shawn and his endeavours a while ago when I got my first mac and wanted some bloggers to follow and get the best tips from. Shawn was one of the names put forward but I didn’t sign up to be a member and get his “daily” podcast for a while. Instead I listened to the weekly briefly and got a sample of the podcast.
Shawn covers a wide range of topics but usually focusing on topics such as:
- Mac products
- Creating great work
Recently he has been focused on the topic of focus and productivity as he has a new book coming out soon with the working title “the power of a focused life.” This has lead to a host of great episode, especially on the shawn today podcast, which made me completely happy with paying my membership fee. They are both theoretical and have tips for practical application.
One of the great things about Shawn’s podcast is he also makes sure to address the spiritual dimension to all these discussions as well as issue of vocation, health and rest. This doesn’t mean that every episode is a sermon but he doesn’t neglect to address the spiritual issues attached.
My Favorite Episodes to Date
- How to Recharge
- The Integrity Snowball
- The Best
- Resting, Working and Detox
- A Writing Guide with Patrick Rohne
I do recommend the members podcast for an increased amount of Shawn, but if you don’t want to plop the cash for that (or a three times a week podcast) then check out the weekly briefly. It’s a great podcast for anyone who wants to make more meaningful work.