Connect your ideas and notes so no great idea gets left behind.

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All-new. Self-paced. Video course.

Made for creators, thinkers, and note-takers.

Discover how to take all the information you encounter — the things you read, the conversations you have, the ideas that come to you, the insights that strike from time to time, and more — and then organize it in a way that helps you get the most out of it.

This goes beyond the typical "file" or "pile" approach to organization. And it shows you why being able to actually connect and link your ideas is far more powerful.

(Honestly, you already have a way that you manage all your knowledge, You just may not realize it... which means it could be better.)

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Is this course right for you?

This course is for anyone who wants to get more from of their notes and ideas.

When you are stuck in a broken loop of always learning and always consuming, but never taking action... frankly that sucks. It's frustrating. We know that you want to have more output, more impact, and to more consistently ship your ideas.

This course is also for anyone who feels stressed out by their note-taking system. We'll show you how to (1) eliminate the pressure you feel toward having to find important information; (2) stop wasting time reading stuff and doing nothing with it; and (3) stop being buried by your own "Information FOMO".

In short, this course is for you if...

We Are Idea Nerds

Shawn Blanc

👋 Hello! I'm Shawn Blanc, founder of The Sweet Setup.

I've been writing app reviews and tutorials for over a decade, and in that time The Sweet Setup has become a go-to site for in-depth app research. That's why our site is visited by hundreds of thousands of readers every month.

Over 15,000 folks just like you have been through our online courses and workshops. And our work has been featured by and referenced in sites such as The New York Times, Forbes, LifeHacker, Wirecutter, Inc., MacStories, Entrepreneur, MacSparky, and more.

Since we began in 2013, we have published hundreds of app reviews and picks. And we've served thousands of customers with our world-class courses on productivity and creativity.

Mike Schmitz

👉 This PKM training is taught by the one and only Mike Schmitz. Mike has a singular purpose for this course: to help you be more creative and organized with all your ideas, research, and inspiration.

We cannot wait to see you inside the course!

— Shawn, Mike, & The Sweet Setup team

When it comes to struggling with your notes, writing, and ideas ... we have been there before

As creative note takers, we know first hand how important it is to capture, organize, and make use of your ideas and your notes.

We know how frustrating it is to capture a great idea, put it into your system, but then forget about it and have it get lost in the ocean, only to stumble upon it at some random date down the road wondering where it had been all this time, and wishing you had things more organized and at your fingertips.

Moreover, we also know about the apps for this stuff. We have personally used, tested, and tried all the other apps in this space (including Notion, Roam, Evernote, Ulysses, DevonThink, Drafts, Bear, et al.) While it may seem impossible to know which one is right for you, that's okay -- this PKM training is relevant for whatever app or tool you prefer to use for managing your ideas.

This training opened my eyes to a new way of note taking. I just can't wait to learn more.

— Everett J.

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Q: Will this be worth my time?

A: In a normal day for you, how much time do you spend consuming information? How often do you grab a piece of paper or your phone to jot down an idea?

We have spoken with so many folks who, as part of their ideal day, they would love to have more time to think, learn, and reflect. They want some small part of their day to be free for them to be able to connect ideas and create.

Q: How does the course work?

Everything is pre-recorded and self-paced. You can watch (and re-watch) whatever lesson you want, and feel free to jump around to any particular lesson or module that you want.

Q: I use Roam / Notion / Craft / some other "PKM" app, is this course still relevant for me?

A: It depends... if you're not using your current app to its full potential, there are some fantastic PKM ideas that you can glean from this course that will help you be more efficient with the app you use for connected notes.

Q: Who made this course?

A: Mike Schmitz, our resident expert on idea management and productivity. Our goal is to help you make the most of your time and attention. We do this by researching and testing the very best workflows for staying focused. That’s why we’re visited by hundreds of thousands of readers every month.

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