A while back, we surveyed hundreds of people about their biggest obstacles when it comes to creativity. The thing that we kept hearing over and over again was, I don’t know what to do with all these bits and pieces.
Maybe you can relate. Maybe the last couple of years have left you with more questions than answers. Maybe you are feeling the squeeze from capturing notes for years without knowing how to make sense of it all.
I’ve learned over the years to identify my own mental squeeze points, and building thinking time into my schedule gives me the space I need to unravel them.
But just having time to think isn’t enough to make sense of it all. You also need to ask the right questions.
Learning to ask the right questions is an art form I am still trying to master. But I have seen the benefits myself of applying different mental models when “sensemaking” and can tell you from experience that the right questions make all the difference.
When you learn to ask the right questions, the answers become clear.
Which is why Nick Milo (of Linking Your Thinking) and I will be co-hosting a paid workshop next week called Six Tools for Better Sensemaking.
(I first met Nick when I took the Linking Your Thinking workshop earlier this year, and he’s quickly become one of my favorite people on the internet. He’s a brilliant thinker I’ve learned a lot from, and I’m incredibly excited to be co-hosting this workshop with him.)
This is a LIVE 2-hour workshop on Thursday, December 9th at 1pm CT where our goal is to equip you with the right questions to make the most of your ideas. We will cover six of our favorite sensemaking tools to help you overcome the obstacles in your own creative process. We’ll share:
- Our examples and workflows of how we implement each sensemaking tool.
- Live hands-on exercises where you actually apply these yourself.
- An extended Q&A so you can get your questions answered.
BTW, this is NOT an Obsidian-focused workshop. Nick and I both use Obsidian and love the app, so you might see some screenshots or videos here and there as we show how we use it as an external tool to think more clearly about things. But the main focus of this workshop is to show some of our favorite techniques for unraveling things in our minds and give you practical examples of how to use them.
If you’re looking for technical demos and cool features, this isn’t for you. But if you want to upgrade your mental toolbox so you can make better sense of things and make the most of your ideas, you should join us! Once again, here are all the details:
- Date: Thursday, December 9th
- Time: 1pm CT (2pm ET / 11am PT)
- Cost: $59