Connect the Dots is a show about how different topics converge to form a new idea. We start from the perspective of productivity or creativity and how they intersect.
But one of the things that has proven most fascinating to me over the years is how many other topics and disciplines impact creative and productive work. Like how much is productivity impacted by the improvement of physical health? How does creativity increase when you learn from new sources of inspiration? It's these questions that form the heart of Connect the Dots.
How Ryan Holiday Uses Notecards to Write Best-Sellers
Ryan Holiday is a prolific writer and podcaster. He has several best-selling books including "Ego is the Enemy" and "Conspiracy". What's interesting? He uses the humble notecard to outline and even write every single book and article.
My Note-Taking Process from Capture to Communication [QUICK Notes Series #6]
In this episode I share the my note-taking process from capture all the way through to published work.
How I Use Notes in Content Creation [QUICK Notes Series #5]
My QUICK note stack allows me to distribute my creative output across many moments instead of stressful "start from scratch" output.
Comparing Note-Taking Apps [QUICK Notes Series #4]
I compare Roam Research, Notion, and SuperNotes along with an ode to the noble note card. What's best for you to begin and build a note-taking stack?
Developing Ideas Sparks into QUICK Notes [QUICK Notes Series #3]
You're in the habit of writing down idea "sparks" and capturing notes. Now what? Learn the principles of expansion and summarization.
How Note-Taking Improves Creativity & Capture Strategies [QUICK Notes Series #2]
All my life, I was taking notes the wrong way. QUICK notes helped me create building blocks of reusable content for future projects. Here's how to begin.
Matt’s Bujo overview
Heard the quick tip episode from Dec. 2020 today and appreciated him hitting the high points so a beginner can get going with Bujo without feeling discouraged by not having a particularly artsy layout. Looking forward to hearing and watching more from him.
Worth your time
I discovered Matt on YouTube when I got into bullet journaling (BuJo). Matt is very common sense and has an approachable delivery. It’s been cool watching his journey from side hustle to full time creative. Matt has the goods!
Fantastic deep dives
Matt Ragland has been sharing his methods and wisdom on YouTube for a while now, but these more focused sessions lend themselves well to audio. It helps to have no visual distraction, and follow his prompts/ideas along with your own analog journal.