These are my original ideas and insights.

Some ideas are inspired by interesting podcast episodes, books I've read, or articles I've stumbled upon.

I've taken a break from writing to focus on YouTube and my newsletter.


The Power of an Antilibrary
I’ve heard the question over and over again. “Wow! Have you read all of those books?”
How to Plan a Productive Day
One strategy to having more effective and productive days.
New Ideas Suck
One of the things I'm constantly thinking about is how to create new ideas. But what I've learned, is that's impossible. It's all about recreating different ideas.
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How to Paint Your Tags in Roam Research with CSS
A quick post explaining how to customize tags inside of Roam Research.
The World is Permissionless
Where do we get the idea that someone has to tell us it's okay? No one ever will.
The Most Underrated Keyboard Shortcuts in Roam Research
An entire list of keyboard shortcuts can be found in the 'Help' menu in the bottom, right-hand corner of Roam, but it's a pretty extensive list to sort through. Here are a couple that aren't very popular, but extremely useful.
This 1 Habit Will Make Your Week Less Stressful and More Productive
People who don’t make progress on their goals share one thing in common. They never identify what isn’t working.
One Crucial Concept You Need to Understand About Roam Research Before You Use It
I’ll make it easy on you — pages are made up of individual blocks.
4 Simple Steps to Master Your Email
The problem with email today is that most people use it as a task manager, a to-do list, a calendar, and a filing cabinet. When in reality, email wasn't made for either of those reasons. Using email in those ways will leave you in a constant state of maintaining and never innovating.
What I Consumed: August 2020
In August, I consumed about three books, 12 podcasts, 30 videos, and 15 articles. Here's a guide to some of the best.
My Productivity Stack: What Apps I Use for My Second Brain
Instead of choosing one "right" app, I prefer to use a combination of the most popular ones to fit different types of notes and tasks. This article will explain why I chose the apps I did, and give a brief introduction to how I use them.
205 Top Tweets on Startup, Business, and Life Advice from Domm Holland (@domm | Fast CEO)
Domm Holland is the most transparent CEO on Twitter. I condensed his top 205 Tweets ranging from lessons on building a startup, to being a great founder and general business/life advice. Enjoy this thread.
How to Organize Notes in Obsidian
Having a system to structure your notes is important. Whether you write in Notion, Roam, Evernote, or Obsidian, this system is universal and can work for all. Although I use a separate system for Notion and Evernote, this is how I structure my notes inside of Obsidian.
Things3: A How To Guide
Having a simple and effective task manager is the key to boosting productivity. It can help to organize tasks and keep you sane, but only if you use it properly. Here's a brief "How-To" for Things3 by Cultured Code.
Circle: The Revolutionary App For Online Communities
Until now, private Facebook or Slack groups have been the gold standard for online communities. Circle is about to render those obsolete, but that's not all it can do.
5 Mistakes People Make With GTD
GTD is an incredible productivity system when used properly. However, there are many mistakes people make. Here are some you could be making that is decreasing productivity and adding unnecessary stress to your life.
What I Consumed: July 2020
A guide to what I consumed in July. Doing this post each month helps me stay focused on consuming productive media, instead of wasting time on the internet.
Thomas Frank and Ali Abdaal Replied to My Tweet
When someone like that Tweets you, it’s only natural to tell the story.
The Scientific Argument for Mastering One Thing At a Time
The counterintuitive insight from this research is that the best way to change your entire life is by not changing your entire life. Instead, it is best to focus on one specific habit, work until you master it, and make it an automatic part of your daily life. Then, repeat the process for the next habit.
What Happened At Twitter
Bill Gates, Elon Musk, Kanye West, Joe Biden, all hacked. What happened and who did it?
Introversion: A Rant
A quick rant to all extroverts - from a loving introvert 🙂
The Dramatic Impact of Good Policing
What would happen if the police changed their reward structure? Instead of getting bonuses for tickets, they would get bonuses for community change.
First Principles Thinking
The way things have been done, does not mean that’s how they should be done. Break things down into its first principles and start innovating old ideas in new ways.
What's Your Angle?
Identify your angle. Make it measurable. Choose what you want most, over what you want now.
4 Philosophies of Deep Work
Before you can being working deeply, you have to know how you're going to work deeply.
What Do You Want Most, Over What You Want Now?
Choose what you want most, over what you want now.
Sometimes, You Have to Quit
The phrase shouldn’t be, “Winners never quit.” It should say, “Never quit anything that’s going to have massive long-term gains, just because you can’t handle the short-term pain.”
A Simple Task Management System
An overview of David Allen's, 'Getting Things Done' framework.
No One Cares What Your Company Does
Features = What the Product Does. Benefits = How it Makes the Consumers Life Easier. No one cares what the features are, they want to know how it will make their life easier.
The Two Laws of Productivity
A simple explanation of The Pareto Principle and Parkinson's Law.
What's Your Backup?
What do you do 'In case of Emergency'? Break the glass? Reach into retirement? Get a pawn shop loan? Those are all bad backup plans.
The Rule of the 150
The ideal number for any human group or organization.
The Square One Show - My New Podcast
My new weekly podcast where I talk about the latest ideas from the world of tech, productivity, books, and articles.
One Idea That Changed the Way I Think About Content Creation
No one is going to take the ideas that you have, and make them exactly how you want to make them. What will you do about that?
The Collector's Fallacy
There's a tendency in American culture to think because one reads books or listens to podcasts, that they're smarter than the rest of us. The problem, however, is that most people don't process what they read or listen to. It goes in one ear and out the other. In other words, we have a fallacy to collect more things, so we seem smarter.
How I Use Roam Research to Take Smart Notes
Based on the book by Sonk Ahrens, here's an in-depth look at how I use Roam Research to take my Kindle highlights and turn them into developed, processed ideas in my own words.
2 Apps Online Students Need to Succeed
If you can't stay focused while trying to learn online, you won't succeed. Self-Control and BeastNotes are two of the best apps on the market for online students.
There is Nothing Good or Bad, But Thinking Makes it So
When situations take place, we have two options in which to view those. We can decide if they are either objective, meaning 'this happened'. Or, they can be subjective meaning, 'this happened, and that was bad.' Most times in life, we take objective situations or comments and turn them into subjective ones which lead to overthinking and irrational fears.
The Canada Principle - Netflix's Secret to Success
Find the one thing that matters. Do that more than you were. See success.
Action, Not Intention Determines Your Destination
It's often been said that direction, not intention determines one's destination. Though that's true, I think it goes further than that. It doesn't matter the direction you're heading if you aren't taking action in that direction. That's the key to reaching your goals.
3 Steps to a Daily Time with God
Find a place and time, develop a reading plan, and pray. Simple as that.
The Best Email Address I Ever Made
Make an email address that you devote to learning and nothing else. Don't use it for rewards points or spam, only newsletter submissions from people you respect and want to follow them more. Once a week, take a peek in that inbox and spend some time getting great advice without the distraction of spam or work.
The Importance of 'Who Luck'
It's not what you know, it's who you know.
Ambition is a Myth
Ambition to be the best at chess is praised, yet ambition to be the best at Call Of Duty is shunned. Who says what we can be ambitious for?
The Battle of Improvisational Productivity
We've all been there. We have a great idea we thought of in the shower, we came up with a plan in our heads, but as soon as it's time to execute, nothing happens. That's the battle of improvisational productivity.
Why You Need to Drop Your Tools
The problems you were solving in the 2000's are not the same as the ones that exist in 2020. So why use the same tools to solve them?