It’s been a minute!
In January I set out to write a weekly newsletter. By late February, overwhelm grabbed me by the throat.
I came to the conclusion that the work I was cranking out was an unfocused hot mess of series’ that were nothing like I envisioned when I first created the outline structure.
During the past few weeks, I’ve been participating in my dear friend R.J. Nestor’s Advanced Productivity Cohort, along with fellow Roam Researchers & Obsidian pros.
The hands-on workflows and frameworks are changing how I think about and create new stuff for you and others. I'm actually coloring inside the outlines!
I'm so looking forward to sharing useful principles with you inside a coherent framework!
New Ideas Coming This Summer
If you follow me on Twitter (@tracyplaces), you know I’ve been cranking out atomic essays like crazy. Through the summer, I’ll improve and share the most popular of my thoughts about using journaling as a tool for modifying behaviors and mindsets.
Best of Linking Your Thinking
Recently I had the privilege of sharing my journaling processes at a virtual conference hosted by Nick Milo. The feedback I continue to receive warms my heart because attendees are choosing to change their actions & mindsets for a better life.
Nick Milo’s Linking Your Thinking (LYT) Conference was well-attended, and featured brilliant speakers with practical ideas for those of us in the Tools for Thought space.
I thought you might benefit from a few presentations so, for the next 3 or 4 weeks, you will receive a new newsletter from me, featuring my favorite LYT conference speakers.
If you’re not keeping a digital journal, no worries. The same principles apply no matter which tool you use to record your thoughts.
ENCODE As A Learning Framework, Nick Milo
The Linking Your Thinking kickoff kinda blew my mind.
Conference organizer Nick Milo shared a fascinating structure for learning.
What blew my mind is that the exact framework applies to self-reflection and growth.
E = encounter “Hey idea!”
N = note “That’s interesting.”
C = connect “this reminds me of that thing…”
O = organize “that’s a part of” as a sense-making framework
D = develop “if x & y are true, that means z!”
E = express “I think” “I feel” -> sharing with self, someone else
I hope you enjoy this presentation.
What's up next week?
Next week I will share my presentation about the benefits of seeing your Past Self, your Future Self, and your Now Self as 3 different people + a bit of Semantic Goldmine nerdiness in the TfT space.
The following week, my friend Mike Schmitz showcases his process of keeping his family’s values aligned with the family’s beliefs. It’s cool!
Holla! I love hearing from you.
As always, hit reply and let me know what you think about any of the topics I've shared here.