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Why I'm becoming a YouTuber

​​Why I’m Becoming a YouTuber

I’ve always thought about my career and my business in 2-3 year “eras.” The first era of Forte Labs was from 2013 to 2015, which I call “The Research Era.” I entered the wild world of self-employment and began to share my ideas publicly through my blog for the first time. I had no idea…

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CNBC

Why the Most Successful People Sharpen Their Memory Power | CNBC OpEd

Information is the fundamental building block of everything we do. But we often find ourselves mentally juggling and straining to recall things. I’ve found that the most successful people are always sharpening their memory power — so that their ideas become more concrete and new connections are easily revealed. I call it the “CODE” method:…

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Shaun Tabatt show

The True Meaning of a Knowledge Worker | The Shaun Tabatt Show

I joined The Shaun Tabatt Show to share how you can discover the full potential of your ideas and translate what you know into more powerful, more meaningful improvements in your work and life by Building a Second Brain. We also discussed: The origin story of Building a Second Brain The blurred line between paper and…

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Tiago's ultimate guide to publishing

Tiago’s Ultimate Guide to Traditional Book Publishing

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…

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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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