Ideas from books, articles & podcasts.
We spend a significant portion of our careers creating snippets of text, outlines, photos, videos, sketches, diagrams, webpages, notes, or documents. Yet without a little extra care to preserve these valuable resources, our precious knowledge remains siloed and scattered across dozens of different locations. We fail to build a collection of knowledge that both appreciates in value and can be reused again and again.
By offloading our thinking onto a “second brain,” we free our biological brain to imagine, create, and simply be present.
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Begin to think of your projects as made up of discrete parts. I call them “intermediate packets,” which can include any kind of content we’ve already mentioned: a set of notes from a team meeting, a list of relevant research findings,etc
A common challenge for people who love to learn is that they constantly force feed themselves more and more information, but never actually put it to use.
Every time we create a note or make an edit, we can make it just a little easier to find and make use of next time.
The first step in building a second brain is “capturing” the ideas and insights you think are worth saving. How do you do that?
By consistently sharing your work with others – whether that is your family, friends, colleagues, or externally on social media – all sorts of benefits will start to materialize. You’ll connect with new collaborators who you never would have imagined would find your work compelling.
Instead of organizing your files primarily by topic (for example, web design or psychology), which is time-consuming and mentally taxing, organize them according to the projects you are actively working on. This ensures that you are consuming information with a purpose – to advance your ...
Each note in your second brain is a record of something you’ve experienced in your life – whether that is from reading a book, having an interesting conversation, or completing a project at work. With all your most valuable ideas at your fingertips at all times, you never need to struggle and str...
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The PARA method has helped me organize the information I collect into actionable things like uploading a post or finishing a university assignment.
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