With so much happening in our work and personal lives on a daily basis, how do you keep track of things?
Which one of the following do you generally practice?
1. Just try to remember all of it with your brain
2. Save reminders or alerts with a calendar or events management app
3. Maintain a daily diary
4. Some other way!
As argued and mentioned by most founders and VCs on our podcast so far, like Gaurav Munjal, Founder Unacademy, its futile to put so much pressure on your brain to try and remember everything all the time.
Instead, its best to take notes of all the things that matter to you or you think would matter to you down the line, store it somewhere and refer it when needed, and just use your brain as a processor, rather than a hard drive.
In today’s episode, we have with us, Tiago Forte, Founder, Forte Labs and we’re going to talk in-depth about his book - “Building a Second Brain: A Proven Method to Organise Your Digital Life and Unlock Your Creative Potential”.
In simple words, taking and processing notes in an effective and efficient way.
During the episode, Tiago talks about our mental blockers which hold us back from taking effective notes, how to get back at reviewing them later, how to get started with step 1, and more.
00:36 - Intro
01:24 - Key takeaways from his book for a layman
03:30 - What’s his why behind writing his book and creating this system?
06:01 - Why or how do health issues triggers to write such an unconventional book?
07:04 - Initial system of note-taking and how it has evolved.
08:34 - What’s the App-stack that he relies on?
10:00 - How has this journey transformed him as a person?
11:36 - First set of things anyone can do to get started?
16:13 - How to review or revisit your notes effectively?
18:14 - His daily schedule: Between first brain & second brain
20:20 - Why is it difficult for people to take this 1-extra step?
22:26 - What can help our listeners help overcome procrastination and start note-taking?
25:39 - Zoho Sponsored – Prashant Ganti on Where do founders struggle with Payroll and how can they fix it?
26:55 - How to manage accountability in note-taking?
31:23 - How to make note-taking frictionless?
34:18 - Three personas from his book where note-taking made a significant change to their life
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