Building a Second Brain

Free Time Podcast

Why a Second Brain Transcends Software | Free Time Podcast

I joined Jenny Blake on the Free Time Podcast to discuss how an email you send to friends can become an information asset as well as the link between creativity and productivity. We also dived into: Why you should “only start projects that are already 80% done.” How to apply the “campsite rule” to information…

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The Psychological Toll of Writing a Book

The Psychological Toll of Writing a Book

(While Having Our First Child During a Global Pandemic) Writing and publishing my book Building a Second Brain was by far the longest and hardest project I’ve ever completed. From the first call with the agent (who would eventually represent me) in January 2019 until June 2022 when the book was released to the world,…

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Modern Wisdom Podcast

How to Deal With Information Overwhelm | Modern Wisdom Podcast

I joined Chris Williamson on the Modern Wisdom Podcast to discuss how to be productive while still being creative and how to make the mindset shift from content consumer to content creator. We also dived into: How to make productivity part of your day-to-day life and avoid productivity obsession The power of divergence and convergence…

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Deep Dive with Ali Abdaal

The True Meaning of Productivity | Deep Dive with Ali Abdaal

I sat down in person with my friend, productivity YouTuber Ali Abdaal, for a 1-hour deep dive conversation. We covered a lot of ground, including… How having a child impacted my productivity My journey into the world of productivity How to keep up with managing information flows Is the world moving away from productivity? What productivity…

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Goop

How to Get More Out of Digital Notetaking | Goop

I sat down with Goop to talk about how to enhance the creative process, the benefits of externalizing your thoughts and how you can develop your Second Brain. We also discussed: What is personal knowledge management The difference between digital notetaking vs paper notetaking How we can learn to better manage information in the digital…

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How to Sustain Behavior Change | Creator Lab Podcast

I joined Bilal Zaidi on the Creator Lab podcast to talk about sustaining behavior change, adopting the mindset of a curator, and designing notes for your future self. We also covered: Why there is no right way to express your thoughts The power of cohort-based courses A comprehensive summary of the CODE method (Capture, Organize,…

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Building a Second Brain with Ali Abdaal

How to Organize Your Life | Ali Abdaal

Popular productivity YouTuber and Ali Abdaal summarized Building a Second Brain in this 15-minute video. This is an incredible distillation and expression of the book’s core principles. Ali discussed: What is a Second Brain and why should you have one The CODE method: my 4-step process for knowledge management and creative work How having a Second Brain…

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