How-To Guides

Wayne Lacson Forte: On My Way To Me [Documentary Film]

I am unbelievably excited to share with you my first ever documentary film! For more than a year, I’ve been working on a documentary short about my dad, Wayne Forte. He is a lifelong painter who has been one of the main influences on my ideas about productivity, creativity, and using art for personal growth. It

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Crafting a Book Proposal

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Own Your Writing Platform

Publishing a book is like running for political office. There are a lot of people out there who you want to take a certain action, at a certain time and place in the future. With political campaigning, that action is to vote. With book campaigning, it is to buy your book. In both cases, you

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The Complete Guide to Landing a Book Deal

I recently signed a six-figure book deal with Simon & Schuster for my book Building a Second Brain.  As a first-time author, and in the midst of the greatest economic crisis in a generation, this is a spectacular outcome. It took a year of hard work, a team of editors and advisors, and countless proposal drafts and

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How To Work Effectively With A Personal Assistant, with Tim Francis

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Progressive Summarization with PDFs 

By Marie-Pier Corbeil, Vice President and Lead Designer at RVE (Recharge Véhicule Électrique), working on solutions for EV charger installation in multi-unit residential buildings   To use progressive summarization with PDFs, here’s what I do: 1. I highlight and comment passages in PDF Expert (which is my layer 1):   2. I export my highlights

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Online Workshop: How to Take a Digital Note, with Tiago Forte

Watch the full recording of the online workshop How To Take A Digital Note, by personal productivity and digital note-taking expert Tiago Forte. In this workshop I share the best practices I’ve discovered for using digital notes to save your ideas, organize your learning, and share your best work with the world, including what to save, how to

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How to Prepare for the Coronavirus in Six Steps

Step 1: Know the Basics Who is most susceptible: the elderly and people with preexisting conditions (mortality rate for those under 40 is only 0.2% while it is 8% for those 70-79) How it spreads: by aerosolized droplets (e.g. the droplets you release when you cough or sneeze. These droplets can travel over 6 feet

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Saving and Organizing Resources in Notion, by Marie Poulin

This is a short, excellent video by Notion expert Marie Poulin on how she organizes her notes, reading highlights, to do’s, and other personal information in Notion. Including cameos by my PARA system and Progressive Summarization technique, and a reminder to save notes “just-in-time” instead of “just-in-case.”

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How to Build a Second Brain in Notion, by Maria Aldrey

By Maria Aldrey of Groovywink, offering 1-on-1 productivity training for busy freelancers. Follow her on Twitter and Instagram. The day in 2015 I took Tiago Forte’s course on Getting Things Done a weight was lifted from my “brain’s shoulders.”  I recognized what I had been doing wrong; I was relying on my brain to store every

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