Category: Journal Entry

  • Day 26: Building a 2nd Brain

    Monday I was making notes on a project at work using my laptop. A coworker commented as I putting in my notes – wondering what I was doing. I gave him a quick rundown and he thought it was an interesting idea. There really hasn’t been a huge change throughout this process – at least…

  • Day 21: Building a 2nd Brain

    Still working through the process, I really need to offload stuff to Instapaper – but I haven’t done a ton of article reading. I realize I spend most of the time listening to/watching videos on Youtube – for better or worse. I’m still getting better at taking notes from videos I’m watching for information. This…

  • Day 18: Building a 2nd Brain

    Another day – another day. I’m happy to be breathing. I hit the gym yesterday, I didn’t really workout least week. I didn’t think much about it until this morning. My mid-back is becoming sore AF. I think it was the medicine ball carries I did yesterday. I was going to do waiter carries, but…

  • Day 16: Building a 2nd Brain

    Wow, I let the blogs on this get away from me. I’ve been keeping up with putting notes into Joplin and it’s been helping keep track of things. I’ve also been listening to the audio book for Building a Second Brain by Tiago Forte and it’s been enlightening about the methodology. I’ve been thinking in…

  • Day 10: Building a 2nd Brain

    I picked up the audio book and started listening to it yesterday – good stuff, expanding a lot of my understandings around the whys of this process as well as some interesting anecdotes about successful people in the past that have used various forms of notes. I also started going through my work computer and…

  • Day 9: Building a 2nd Brain

    Been a couple of days since I updated the blog, but this challenge has been more slow going – I haven’t had anything really big happening. I ended up buying the book Building a 2nd Brain by Tiago Forte and I’ve started listening to it. There hasn’t been anything earth shattering, but it does confirm…

  • Day 6: Building a 2nd Brain

    Yesterday was pretty uneventful, spent some time as a family and then came home before it got too hot outside. Welcome to Summer. As far as cataloging information, I took some notes on some “100” workouts from Athlean-X on YouTube. I’m going to try some of the workouts after my de-load week this week. Making…

  • Day 5: Building a 2nd Brain

    It was a good workout today, again writing my workouts down prior to going to the gym is the way to go. I commit to it before hand and it gets done. Shit I should do that for getting out of bed and shit in the morning. I keep telling myself I’m going to get…

  • Day 4: Building a 2nd Brain

    This process of data curation is much slower to see results than I thought it would be – perhaps it’s because I’m taking in less information the last several days. Probably because I’m thinking about how to ingest the data and make notes about thing. Consciously making notes in the appropriate place is something I…