11 episodes

This is the Building a Second Brain Podcast, where I share my best advice on how to save your ideas, organize your learning, and dramatically expand your creative output with digital note-taking. My name is Tiago Forte, and I am your host and the creator of the Building a Second Brain course, where I’ve taught people from around the world how to build their own “Second Brain” – a trusted place outside their head where they can collect their most important ideas and insights, and use them to do their best work and live a better life.

The Building a Second Brain Podcast Tiago Forte

    • Self-Improvement
    • 4.9, 18 Ratings

This is the Building a Second Brain Podcast, where I share my best advice on how to save your ideas, organize your learning, and dramatically expand your creative output with digital note-taking. My name is Tiago Forte, and I am your host and the creator of the Building a Second Brain course, where I’ve taught people from around the world how to build their own “Second Brain” – a trusted place outside their head where they can collect their most important ideas and insights, and use them to do their best work and live a better life.

    The 10 Principles of Building a Second Brain

    The 10 Principles of Building a Second Brain

    Building a Second Brain is based on ten principles. Each episode in this podcast series corresponds to one of the principles. This episode summarizes what we've discussed, and also shares information about the Building a Second Brain course. 

    • 6 min
    Keep Your Ideas Moving

    Keep Your Ideas Moving

    Systems that must be perfect to be reliable are deeply flawed. Instead of trying to create a perfect organizational system before starting to create things, concentrate on consistently moving your projects and goals forward. Your Second Brain will evolve to suit your needs only when you put it to use in your daily work.

    • 6 min
    Make Things Easier for Your Future Self

    Make Things Easier for Your Future Self

    If you make your notes a little better each time you touch them – a little more organized, a little more succinct, a little more clear – then your future self will find it easier and easier to access the knowledge you’ve saved. Instead of doing a lot of work upfront to organize your ideas, do it a little bit at a time, whenever it’s convenient.

    • 5 min
    You Only Know What You Make

    You Only Know What You Make

    Don’t just passively consume huge volumes of information that soon gets forgotten. Instead, use what you’re learning to make new things. Applying what you learn in tangible projects not only helps the learning stick, it allows you to get feedback and incorporate the thinking of others to make it even better.

    • 5 min
    Intermediate Packets

    Intermediate Packets

    Cranking out work in one big push or digesting information in one big gulp requires a lot of motivation and self-discipline, which are in scarce supply. By breaking down your work into a series of small, “intermediate packets,” you can make consistent progress while building up a reserve of useful knowledge. With these packets at your disposal, you’ll have many more options for how to combine and remix them into new things in the future.

    • 9 min
    Start With Abundance

    Start With Abundance

    Creativity flows from abundance. Instead of sitting down to a blank canvas and trying to think of something clever, start your creative process by sifting through a plentiful supply of interesting ideas, insights, and inspirations that you can build off of. Your Second Brain is the perfect place to collect this creative raw material.

    • 6 min

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