Oct. 24, 2022

Building a Second Brain by Tiago Forte: why you need to stop using your head

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About the author

Hi, I'm Tiago Forte, I’m the founder of Forte Labs, and the question that drives me is, “How can humans reach their creative potential?”

To answer that question, I teach and write about new ways for you to thrive in our connected, digital world.

Over the last decade, I’ve helped thousands of people build a Second Brain.

It’s a trusted place outside your head where you can collect and organize your most important ideas and insights, and use them to do your best work.

The ultimate goal of building a Second Brain is to help you lead a more fulfilling life with more ease and less stress.

Source: https://fortelabs.com/ 

About the book

How many times have you tried to remember something important and felt it slip through your grasp?

How often have you struggled to recall even one useful takeaway from a book or article you read?

How much time have you wasted looking for a document or file you were sure you saved?

If your first thought was, “This happened to me today!” then you’re not alone.

The sheer amount of information flooding our brains every day is overwhelming.

Information Overload has long since become Information Exhaustion, taxing our mental resources and leaving us constantly anxious that we’re forgetting something.

Yet, information is the fundamental building block of everything we do.

Anything you want to accomplish, from executing a project at work to getting a new job, learning a new skill, and starting a business, requires finding and putting the right information to use.

Your professional success and quality of life directly depend on your ability to manage the information around you

Now, it’s time to acknowledge that we can’t “use our head” to store everything we need to know, and outsource the job of remembering to technology.

This is where a Second Brain comes in.

To make effective use of information, we need to package it up and make it accessible for our future self.

Building a Second Brain is a way to cultivate a growing body of knowledge that is uniquely your own…

So when the opportunity arises — whether that’s giving a big presentation, launching a new product, or starting a business or a family…

You’ll have access to the wisdom you need to make sound decisions and take the most effective action.

Source: https://www.buildingasecondbrain.com/ 


Big ideas

1) Empty your head

2) Projects not topics

3) The CODE

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