Tiago Forte is an up and coming productivity thought leader, his idea of “Building A Second Brain” is spreading like wildfire and effecting so many people as we speak. What started as an idea, turned into an article, then an online course, and now a book with publication deals that span across continents. Please read this article thoroughly, try your best to digest every aspect as this will unlock the core system we need to organizing your life.
Building A Second Brain is a methodology for saving and systematically reminding us of the ideas, inspirations, insights, and connections we’ve gained through our experience. It expands our memory and our intellect using the modern tools of technology and networks.
This goes hand-in-hand with a concept called Personal Knowledge Management (PKM). The practice of capturing and processing ideas, be them personal or professional, and cultivating them to produce creative work. And we know how creativity is at all walks of our lives.
What's really inspiring about the idea of a Second Brain is the digital approach it encompasses. The way that it organizes our whole digital ecosystem of devices, apps, notes, tasks, and every single digital element in your life. Not just that, it actually connects all of them for a greater efficient output. The one that matters most to you, and you will never skip a beat and nothing will fall between the cracks.
If 7 Habits of Effective People is the mindset, then B.A.S.B is the approach to taking your life and identity to the next level.
I would highly recommend you subscribe to the free Second Brain Quickstart Guide by Tiago Forte. This is a perfect start to building your Second Brain and boosting your productivity!
And if you are lazy like I get sometime, here’s a short video from Ali Abdaal talking about it and highlighting his experience. This has been my go to explanation ever since I began this journey.
Soon enough, I will start sharing different digital tools that might help you build your second brain.
📚 Additional Resources
Forte Labs is Tiago's Blog where the bulk of the Second Brain material is available for free.
Second Brain Week is a series of free workshops from experts and creators in the productivity movement.
Second Brain Summit 2022 was the 1st of its kind and featured updated insights and approaching to achieving an effective Second Brain. You can find all the session recordings here, pick the subject you like and enjoy the ride.
Building A Second Brain Cohort is Tiago's featured course on the subject, it's ridiculously expensive but I'm definitely signing up one day.
And it's finally here, Building a Second Brain: A Proven Method to Organize Your Digital Life and Unlock Your Creative Potential. The official book has been published and you know it's on the top of my reading list.