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Forte Labs 2022 Goals

Every year since I was 21, I sat down each year to write down my personal goals for the year. This was my most important ritual for over 15 years, a realignment on the True North of my deepest values, principles, and dreams. This year I sat down to do it once again, and noticed

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The 4 Identities of a Teacher: Reporter, Expert, Mentor, Role Model

When you decide to share what you know with others, your own learning takes off like a four-stage rocket.What are those four stages?I once learned of a framework for the evolution of a teacher’s identity over time from Brendon Burchard, an influential online marketer and teacher.It gave me tremendous clarity about my own progress as

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The Yoga of Eating: Food as a Source of Information

“As soon as you trust yourself, you will know how to live.” –Johann Wolfgang von Goethe Every fad diet and nutrition philosophy has one problem in common: they all ask you to mistrust the signals coming from your body, and to instead place your trust in an external authority.  Even if the diet succeeds, you’ve

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Tiago’s 2021 Year in Review

2021 was the hardest year of my life. It all started, as so many things these days do, in 2020. Our entire lives changed within the span of a few months that year, from moving back to the U.S. from Mexico City in March, to buying and moving into our first home in May, to

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Tiago’s Favorite Second Brain Quotes

“Be regular and orderly in your life so that you may be violent and original in your work.” —Gustav Flaubert “We carry within us the wonders we seek without us.” —Sir Thomas Browne “The ability to ‘fantasize’ is the ability to survive. It’s wonderful to speak about this subject because there have been so many

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Forte Labs Operating Principles

These are our 10 operating principles at Forte Labs. #1 – We are in business to serve We are in business to serve, and our financial success comes as a side effect of the positive impact we make on people’s lives. #2 – Our word is our bond We are accountable for our word –

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Book Update #5: Our first international book deal – the United Kingdom & India

We’ve just signed our first international book deal to publish Building a Second Brain….in the United Kingdom! The initial wave of pre-orders in the United States has turned publishing heads around the world, and my literary agency has reported a surge in interest and enthusiasm for BASB in multiple countries. We’ve signed with Profile, whose UK catalogue includes such bestsellers as:

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Book Update #4: You showed up – book sales are taking off!

Last week I asked you to be among the very first people to pre-order my new book Building a Second Brain….and boy did you deliver! The book quickly climbed the bestseller charts in the early morning hours last Tuesday, hitting the #1 spot in all 3 of its categories on Amazon. We peaked at #65 across the entire

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My Book Building a Second Brain is Open for Pre-Orders!

It’s not every day that 4 years of nonstop work hinges on one moment. But today’s one of those days! I’ve dreamed of writing this email for many years, and I can officially say it: You can now pre-order Building a Second Brain, which distills all of my best insights from 7 years of writing and

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Book Update #3: The Goal That Took Me 15 Years to Achieve

It was the fall of 2005. I was a 20 year-old student at Saddleback Community College near my hometown in Orange County, California. Over the previous year, I had exhausted nearly all of my college savings by attending one of the most expensive universities in the country, in faraway Washington D.C. Before I knew what hit me,

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Book Update #2: Manuscript in Production

I can hardly believe it, but my manuscript is officially in production and pre-orders for my book Building a Second Brain (BASB) will open in just TWO WEEKS, on Tuesday, Nov. 16!!! Subscribe below if you’d like to be notified the moment it’s available and stay updated on our milestones: If you’re just joining, I’m working

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