You will learn how, by developing a second (digital) brain to remember more, you can get in control of the avalanche of information hitting you every day. This will not only give you peace of mind, but will also help boost your creativity.
By the end of the course you will start to apply visual tools to organize your thoughts. You will develop an efficient journaling routine that combines regular reflection with building a personal reference archive for everything in your life. You'll start to develop your own personal knowledge management system.
To get the most value out of the course you will be required to install a commercially available application called TheBrain.
An important disclaimer: I am in no way associated with TheBrain Technologies LP. I am just an enthusiastic user who’s been using the application since 2002.
Over the past couple of decades I have tried and tested uncountable number of approaches to getting organized and staying on top of the information tsunami I face each day. I want to share with you the distilled best practices that I have developed over the past years. I am committed to helping you learn and adapt to your own situation the daily workflow and practices that form the backbone of my personal information management.
There are many courses about managing your time, your to-do lists, or even organizing your home and physical environment. While you may use some of the insights from this course for those purposes, this course is primarily not about those topics. In this course you will develop your own daily self improvement workflow and tools for organizing important thoughts, experiences, knowledge, and reference materials. You'll learn how you can apply visual thinking tools to mindmap your entire life.
The course includes:
10 lectures organized into 4 sections
5 assignments guiding you through the process of creating your own Getting Organized system
6 mind maps
2 quizzes to validate your understanding of key concepts
1 template for your new Digital Brain
TheBrain is available on Windows, MacOS, Android and iOS. While there is an unlimited free license for TheBrain that will be sufficient for implementing most of what I'll be sharing with you, a paid license or service will be required to implement some of the approaches demonstrated. TheBrain offers a 30 day pro trial. During this period you will be able to use all the application features and thus experiment with all the best practices thought in the course.