For years I’ve heard about a phenomenon called intergenerational trauma – the idea that the impact of traumatic events can be passed down from one generation to the next. I have to admit I never believed it was a real thing. I had only heard about it in very woo-woo circles in San Francisco, and…
As I was researching and writing my book Building a Second Brain, I picked up another book to read on the side: The Bullet Journal Method (affiliate link) by Ryder Carroll. There aren’t many books on effective notetaking for the modern world, especially ones that have been as successful as BuJo (as it’s affectionately called)….
Publishing my book has been the experience of a lifetime. I’ve learned so much about myself, discovered new horizons of creativity, met so many fascinating people, and heard stories from all over the world about how my message has made a difference for others. Writing a book gave me the opportunity to dig deep into…
If you set out to create an educational system with the goal of preventing people from acquiring the skills and knowledge needed to thrive in today’s world, you would create the modern schooling system. Before they start school, children learn at a pace that is simply mind-blowing. They come into the world burning to learn…
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…
My book Building a Second Brain is now released and available for sale to the world.
I put everything I know and everything I am into it. This book is the end result of 17 years of wanting to write a book, 10 years of building a business, 6 years of teaching a course, and 3 years of writing.
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…
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.
Imagine that one day you notice a thorn in your side.
You may not even know how it got there. But it hurts quite a bit every time something touches it. You decide to build a “pain protection machine” to mitigate the pain. It is a metal exoskeleton that wraps your torso in titanium so nothing can get close to it.
My book Building a Second Brain comes out in 60 days. Cohort 14 of our course started a week ago with over 1,300 students enrolled. Our team of over 30 staff and collaborators is humming along like a well-oiled productivity machine.
On every front, we’re seeing unbelievable momentum and excitement for our work.
As I approached the town of Alachua, I started looking for the site of the Temple.
I half expected a towering spire to appear along the highway, but there wasn’t one. Then I expected to see a billboard along the two-lane highway threading its way through the backcountry, but there was nothing.
I’m incredibly proud to announce we’ve signed our first two non-English foreign publishing deals for my upcoming book Building a Second Brain!
The book will be available in China and Taiwan, both with major non-fiction publishers who have worked with many of the top Western authors to have their books translated and widely distributed.