How Note-Taking Improves Creativity

In 2020 I learned about the Smart Note system of Sonke Ahrens, inspired by the Zettelkasten system of Niklas Luhmann. Here's how it changed the way I consume and create content!

One of the most impactful books I read in 2020 was "How to Take Smart Notes". This type of permanent or durable note taking was a total game-changer for my reading and creative output. I set a public goal of 90 smart notes in 90 days as 2020 came to a close... and created 100 smart notes!

In this episode I explain how to take smart notes, organization strategies, how I use smart note taking to supercharge my content creation, and why I use notecards as the first note (instead of Roam or Notion). This type of note-taking is based on the Zettelkasten system of Niklas Luhmann. See the complete Note-Taking playlist on YouTube for more visual examples!

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