Taking notes on your own thoughts is in my opinion the best way to learn. In this video we discuss why this is and some simple mindsets to apply to your note-taking workflows.
We’re big fans of Obsidian around here. If you’re not aware, Obsidian is a feature-packed note-taking software built for the future. No, I don’t mean there’s a weird futuristic idea or scheme associated with it. I mean it’s built off future-proof technology — text files.
This means that thoughts I deem precious I don’t have to worry about if a cloud service goes away or even if Obsidian disappears. All of that data still remains in text files which have been around since the dawn of modern computing.
And with its ability to easily link notes together (both forward and backward), I can now create a multi-dimensional map of my thoughts much like my brain works.
If you’ve been searching for a note-taking app that works with your brain, look no further!
And, if you want some help getting going, we’ve just launched a brand new course with Francesco D’Alessio of Keep Productive. It’s called Obsidian Made Simple.
In the course, you’ll get over 15 lessons on how to use Obsidian, link your thoughts together, and build an effective note-taking system to last you for years to come.
Oh, and you’ll get lifetime access to a course we’ll be updating over time.
Do you need to apologize for not getting to a non-urgent task? Also, we discuss what might be motivating your pursuit of goals and if there’s a better way.
Using Working Copy, Drafts, and Shortcuts gives you a quick way to easily capture thoughts, ideas, and notes to your Obsidian vault — all powered with git version control.
You are a leader, even if you don’t have a position with the title of “leader”. It’s all about influence. In this episode, we discuss how influence is used, the best way to use influence, and some strategies to be intentional to build positive influence in a remote workplace.
If you’re building a long-term notes repository, you may want to consider syncing it with git. In this video, we discuss how to set up Obsidian to sync between your devices automatically using git and GitHub.
How do you notice and solve problems in your productivity system? This week, Justin shares about the Rule of Three and how it can help you focus on solving the right problems in your system.
Text expansion is an easy way to automate and level up your writing, and Espanso is a free, open-source, cross-platform text expansion software. In this video, we walk through how to set up, configure, and sync your snippets with Espanso.
A recent Wall Street Journal article states executives aren’t so happy with remote work after all. How can this be? In this episode, Justin unpacks why culture is the likely reason and some core tenets to an effective remote work company culture.
Spaced Repetition Systems (SRS) are often requested features on next-generation note-taking tools like Obsidian and Roam Research. RemNote is a contender which actually has an SRS system built-in.
In this video we take a first look at what RemNote has to offer.