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Notion is one of the fastest growing productivity tools in recent memory. Power users have become so enamored with Notion that it’s reached Fight Club meme status.
The blank slate nature of Notion means it can be really easy to start using, but it can also mean users struggle to understand the most effective use cases for such a powerful tool. Here’s Matt Birchler, The Sweet Setup contributor and prolific Notion user:
My favorite thing about Notion is how I can use it to create exactly the interface I need for keeping up with important things in my life. The fact I can then share these interfaces with others with a click is what puts it over the top for me.
As we will discuss, there are many different ways to use Notion. If you don’t know where to start, it can be intimidating.
In this article, we are going to share some common and easy ways to get started and understanding the fundamentals of using Notion. Let’s jump in.
I had heard of the Light Phone before and was intrigued by the idea, but I write so much about iOS apps that I just couldn’t justify making the switch.
But recently, my son turned 13 and we needed a way to stay in contact with him so he could reach us in case of emergency. In my mind, there were 3 options:
- Get him an iPhone (the least attractive option to me)
- Get him a cellular Apple Watch (so he can make calls in pinch)
- Get him something like the Light Phone as an introductory cell phone
Traditional wisdom says you should set a goal and work towards achieving that goal. On the surface, there’s nothing wrong with this concept. But there are so many variables in the mix with goals that it makes them difficult to achieve and troublesome to keep front of mind in most work-life scenarios.
This is precisely why we have such an emphasis on habits and routines here at The Sweet Setup. It’s the consistent, repeated actions you take each day that can drive real results. And easily the most common habits and routines happen at the transitional times in our days. Specifically, these happen in the morning, in the evening, at the start of the workday, and the end of the work day.
As a tech nerd, I love that routines like these lend themselves well to being check-listed and tracked — so much so that people often write about this sort of thing and have varying methods for creating these lists. There’s even an entire website dedicated to collecting morning routines.
Recording your screen and sharing it with others is something that’s always been useful, but it’s only accelerated as so many of us have been physically separated from our teammates over the past few years. There are dozens of options out there for recording your screen, but two of the best and most interesting options for Mac users are Loom and CleanShot X.
Today we’re going to look at both of these tools so you can figure out which one would work better for you and your team.
Is your productivity busted?
If you feel like you could use a tuneup for how you manage your tasks and your time, get access to our Productivity Workshop.
Shawn Blanc (founder of The Sweet Setup) covers:
1. The four most common symptoms of a busted productivity workflow
2. What you can do to overcome them
3. How to improve your approach to managing and organizing your tasks.
You’ll also get the downloadable templates and cheatsheets.
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