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One of the things that makes Notion such an interesting tool is that it’s built to be whatever you want it to be for you. Some people use it for one thing and others will use it for completely different things, and that’s awesome! There’s a place for focused software that everyone uses the same way, but Notion is not in that category at all.
As such, it’s always fun to see how other people use Notion because it’s never going to look exactly the same from person to person. With that in mind, I made a quick and cozy tour of my Notion setup that should have at least one thing that you haven’t thought to do with Notion before.
Many people have an aspirational goal of “writing more,” but as our friend James Clear says, just having a goal isn’t enough. You have to have a system in place to actually make that goal happen.
I confess that for a long time I was just waiting for the perfect time to kickstart my writing again. But it turns out, those perfect moments rarely just fall into your lap. You have to make it happen.
When you develop a system, it helps you to create and enforce the habit you need to actually get stuff done. When I create a new system or habit, I want to automate as much as possible so I can spend more time actually doing stuff… In this case: writing.
Here is how I’m using Notion to build a system that helps me to write more.
There are a plethora of great note-taking apps for the iPad. And if you want to take handwritten notes on the iPad, GoodNotes is the best there is. We like GoodNotes so much, we built our annual Digital Planner to work perfectly inside GoodNotes on your iPad.
GoodNotes recently updated its pricing structure to allow new users to get a better grasp of the app before fully committing to the $8 purchase price. Now, you can create your first 3 notebooks inside GoodNotes for free. This free version can go a long way, especially if you’re not a prolific note-taker but need something in a pinch.
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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