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The Evolution of My Second Brain | Anne-Laure Le Cunff

I joined Anne-Laure Le Cunff founder of Ness Labs, a mindful productivity school for knowledge workers, to talk about all things productivity and notetaking. We covered: The evolution of my Second Brain The difference between note-taking vs note-making The need for mindful productivity My book writing system Are there 3 or 4 notetaking archetypes? It was…

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Notetaking As a Tool for Personal Development | Scott Young

I joined Scott Young, the author of Ultralearning, to discuss all things Second Brain. We covered: The power of habits How life can be a marathon or a sprint How notes are tools for thinking My personal tech stacks How notetaking can be a tool for personal development What we can learn from artists Watch…

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Book Update #8: Turning Up The Heat 3 Weeks to Launch

In 21 short days, the 4-year project of bringing Building a Second Brain to life will come to a conclusion.

We will find out once and for all how much potential this idea has to enter the mainstream conversation around what it means to be productive and creative in today’s world…

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12 Steps to Build a Second Brain

How do you establish the habits of personal knowledge management in your life? Here are twelve practical steps you can take right now to get your Second Brain started: 1. Decide what you want to capture Think about your Second Brain as an intimate commonplace book or journal. What do you most want to capture,…

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Why I’m Becoming an Official Advisor to Maven

A year ago I announced my investment in Maven, the first platform to enable creators to deliver live, online, community-driven educational programs to learners all over the world.  Today I’m officially announcing that I am becoming an advisor to the company. Whether you are creating your very first online course or making the shift to…

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The Untethered Soul: The Roadmap of My Personal Growth – Part 4

Michael Singer’s thinking and writing have provoked four fundamental mindset shifts in my life. First, I began to view everything as information. I was already biased toward this view with my work, but reading The Untethered Soul helped me apply it not just to quotes from books or academic papers, but to all the data streaming in from the world through my senses.

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