Build Your Custom PKM System Now

Linking Your Thinking is a 6-week hands-on workshop that will teach, train and support you in building a custom knowledge management system you can trust. Learn how to never lose your ideas again. Connect and create meaningful insights.

The Fall of the Note "Taker"

Suddenly, my notes felt lost to me. Where did it all go wrong? It was a joy in the beginning. But as my digital library grew, something happened. My notes started to disappear. Not literally, but I couldn't find them because there was so much junk clogging up my searches.

Too much NOISE drowning out the SIGNAL.

Like a chronic headache, a terrible sensation that followed me everywhere. My digital thoughts felt locked away. Somehow, I gave myself “digital dementia.”

How did this happen? How does my joy evaporate? And how did I overcome it?
This isn't "cookie-cutter".
By the end of this workshop, you'll have:
  • New tools to reliably take your thinking to a higher level.
  • Your own personalized, flexible, and future-proof PKM system.
This is the exact system of Fluid Frameworks I’ve used to build my personal digital library with thousands of notes.

It's helped me develop my thinking, expand my businesses, produce fulfilling creative projects, and engage in countless compelling conversations.

It's a trap!

From 2008 to 2015, I used Evernote. My notes were great at first. But just like the creepy character in the movie offering our heroes candy, the initial sweetness lured me into a trap that I barely escaped from!

My notes still have the scars to show for it. Scars like horrendously formatted text and links that no longer work.

​For the past six years, I discovered a better way to organize my ideas—and build them too.

​​Yes, it's based on linking notes together. But it's equally based on an emergent structure that can organically support your notes over time.
"If you have a feeling that there might be a better way to get on top of your notes, go for this course. It takes away your struggle with the current system and instead adds a ton of benefits.

Nick put a massive amount of thought into good long-term note taking. He guides you through your own process in a competent and casual way. This course saves you a lot of time while providing high quality insights you can find nowhere else.

Joschua Jonköping, Sweden, Non-profit worker

Mapping My Way Out

Even as I sank into Evernote's trap of digital madness, I was clawing back. I developed a basic system of using “Map" notes, which were basically “notes with links to other notes."

I used these "Map" notes to grow, develop, and manage a fitness boxing business — expanding it in the US, Scandinavia, and Saudi Arabia. I also used it extensively to produce two indie feature films—along with a bunch of other common uses like writing, tracking, and journaling.

The Maps—now called MOCs for "Maps of Content"—worked, but the health of my digital note system continued to fail. After several years, just the thought of opening Evernote created anxiety for me. The happiness I used to feel using my digital note library was experiencing “death by a thousand cuts.”

Having a place built from these concepts/structures can really improve how you do many of your daily activities. You would definitely be surprised by how fundamental it can be in so many of the things that you already do.

It's so pleasing to have a place where you can save and then quickly find many of the things that I want to remember.

Manuel Porto, Portugal
Computer Science Student

Scaling Zettelkasten

I left Evernote and went to plain text in 2015. I adopted the Zettelkasten Method and started linking my thinking. But even that was not enough to scale my thoughts. I craved a higher level to view and develop my thoughts. I craved my maps. So I continued to develop my mapping system.

I used my MOCs (map notes) as the foundation for my entrance into the entertainment industry in Los Angeles. In the span of one year, I went from being a PA (essentially getting people coffee), to being the assistant editor on a feature film (working for a brilliant Emmy winning editor), to getting my first credit as an editor (a 5x upgrade in pay).

While being in the right place at the right time certainly played a role, so did having a system of digital notes that I could develop and trust. I used it to accelerate my career by extensively developing 4 major MOCs under the topics of: The Industry, Relationships, Storytelling, and the Craft of Editing.

I felt I had a few special ideas — like MOCs — that I hadn’t seen elsewhere else. But I also figured it was just a cognitive bias I had. That's when the Obsidian beta came around. That's when I shared the "Linking Your Thinking" System in a starter kit now known as the LYT Kit.

"You write them like you're going to read them again" was a huge revelation.

Being able to give yourself different types of context, depending on where you are,has been... one of the most valuable lessons for me across any of the parts of this that we're talking about.
‍  Jonathan Splitlog, Designer

What the Linking Your Thinking System Solves

The Linking Your Thinking (LYT) System solves the
two biggest problems in PKM: too much structure and too little.

1. Too much structure
The biggest problem with Microsoft Word and even Evernote was
how dependent they are on folders (not to mention crippling “feature-bloat”).
Our brains don’t work naturally within a folder-dominant framework.
It makes it difficult to develop ideas.

2. Too little structure
The "Folder Rebellion" has now gone mainstream with apps like The Archive, Roam, and Obsidian.
They all rely on LINKS as the main way of relating notes.
Links are an evolutionary leap over folders.
Links encourage the development of your ideas to more closely resemble how our brains actually work.

But the problem with onlyusing links is how claustrophobic it can feel…

It's like navigating Mirkwood Forest at night—with only a torch.
Sure it’s adventurous, but sometimes you want the birds-eye view.

(Remember the LYT Kit? It's now been downloaded over 4, 900 times!!)
The LYT System solves both of these problems:
  1. You can develop ideas quickly and effortlessly using direct links.
  2. You can zoom out and confidently see the bigger picture at any time!

The Rise of The Note “Maker”

Before 2020, a note was just a note. A note was something you took, used, and tossed.

Let's call this: "Churn and Burn."

But now, in the Age of the [[Linked]] Note things are different.
Now notes can grow and evolve with other notes,
to form a living system of related thoughts that you can develop throughout your lifetime.

Let's call this: "Know and Grow."

THE ANSWER ISN'T MORE NOTES... IT'S BETTER NOTES.

Thinking through linking your ideas is seriously a revolution.
Sure, the internet has had links for decades,
but now regular peons like you and me can create links as quickly as we can think of them — without any programming, and in a way that is future-proofed!

We stand on the cusp of this new age of thinking, and like a great frontier, the opportunities stretch out before us.

But with this superpower finally at our fingertips, it's important to have a flexible system you can: customize, scale, and trust.
One of the most valuable lessons that I learnt during the course was how minor changes in the process can have huge long-term effects.

Learning first to get rid of a rigid folder-based system was scary but useful. And later, bringing back some folders finding a balance between the structure and flexibility was a big deal in organizing my system. I now use a combination of flexible MOCs and very few carefully set folders on the broader level.

Being memory-driven, my PKM relies on linking everything through people and interactions with them. It was during this course that the immense power of having central heavy nodes (people) with a lot of minor nodes surrounding them and interlinked became apparent to me. And I don’t think I can go back to a folder-hierarchy!

        Rishi, Mumbai, Web Designer

Create your Custom, Scaleable PKM System NOW!

You have the ability to create FAST notes. You have the ability to create LINKED notes.

You just have to figure out a way to: make, grow, develop, and scale your ideas now—and into the future.

With [[Linking Your Thinking]], my prime directive is helping you get more joy out of your digital notes, on your way to accomplishing valuable things with them.

Is This Workshop for You?

This workshop is for you if you are:
  • A life-long learner, a raconteur, or any sort of curious, open mind
  • A writer or researcher or student
  • An independent thinker who is interested in many things
  • Feeling discouraged with information overload
  • Tired of being disorganized with your valuable notes
This workshop is for you if you want to:
  • Build and create things
  • Enhance your working memory when dealing with complex ideas
  • Never lose the ideas and hard-earned insights you've had
  • Construct a well-formed essay or write a book
  • Develop a living system of related thoughts that you can tend to throughout your lifetime—and then maybe even pass it on to your relatives as the gift they never knew they wanted ;)
  • Never worry about forgetting your valuable ideas
  • Keep Optionality: the ability to pivot or shift careers, side projects at the drop of a hat (or the onset of a pandemic!)
This workshop is for you if:
  • You love sharing your unique insights. Like, how you found wildly interesting links between Frankenstein, Ex Machina, and Greek theater—and how they all relate to the use of digital and physical use of masks in society—and you want to be able to share that insight today—as well as ten years from now (with whatever added complexities Life has thrown your way—like what using a mask means in the politicized society dealing with a pandemic).
This workshop is especially for you if:
  • You find thinking to be inherently valuable.
"I explored LYT with optimism but honestly did not have high expectations. Having research everything PKM over the last 10 years, I was fairly content with my system, but couldn't quite identify what was missing.

To my surprise and delight, I found the missing link I was looking for and was introduced to some really innovative ideas through Nick, LYT and my fellow students.

I cannot wait for the next course, as the people you meet on this journey are just as great as the lessons learned. Three thumbs up from me!"

Reggie G., Architectural Consultant

What Will I Experience in this 6-Week Workshop?

Here's what to expect...

1. A new video unit drops every Friday.
  • You receive 60+ minutes of video each week.
  • each unit will cover a crucial element of the latest theory and practice on how to excel at linking your thinking.
2. Live 90-minute sessions every Tuesday.
  • We review the latest curriculum insights.
  • We get hands-on time in breakout rooms.
  • We rapidly develop our systems and ideas.
  • We get and receive feedback to instantly iterate.
3. In between, we are active in the online chat and forum


  • We get better, faster, together. 

What Will I Get in this 6-Week Workshop?

What's included?

Essential Program
  • 6 live team sessions (90+ minutes each)
  • Weekly Office Hours with Nick Milo (45 minute free-form Q&A)
  • A private online forum with your fellow work-shoppers who are working to solve the same problems you are
  • One "Capstone" project to showcase to the group
  • Your own personalized PKM system that you are confident is both powerful and future-proof
Plus, you'll also have lifetime access to the following:
  • Lifetime access to workshop materials
  • Lifetime access to the online community (your new trouble-shooting brain trust)
  • Lifetime access to rejoin future workshops!
Accelerated Program
• 3 One-on-one coaching sessions with me (60 minute sessions every other week to accelerate your project actualization).

A Workshop Designed and Led by Nick Milo

Nick has used his digital notes to develop, grow, and manage a fitness boxing business—keeping it business for over a decade and expanding it in the US, Scandinavia, and Saudi Arabia.

He's used his digital notes to produce and act in two indie feature films, along with a bunch of other typical uses like writing, tracking, and journaling.

Most recently, Nick used his digital notes as the foundation for his entrance into the entertainment industry in Los Angeles, where he accelerated his career by developing 4 major MOCs under the topics of: The Industry, Relationships, Storytelling, and the Craft of Editing.

In the span of one year, he went from being a PA (essentially getting people coffee), to being the assistant editor on a feature film (working for a brilliant Emmy winning editor), to getting his first credit as an editor (a 5x upgrade in pay).

While being in the "right place at the right time" certainly played a role, so did having a system of digital notes that he could develop and trust — notes that have been compounding in value for him with each passing year.

Stop Spinning Your Wheels, Start Developing Your Ideas!

If you're tired of switching apps and chasing the shiny stuff—and you're ready to regain a sense of trust and mastery with your digital notes...

​And you're okay with putting in the work...​ Then I promise you, that you can end 2020 with your own personalized, flexible, future-proof PKM system.

It will be a system that can give you peace of mind and tremendous joy.​ It will be a system you can create and grow with—over decades. It's time to take your thinking to another level!

Your Investment Details

Starter Program

  1.  6 units (60 minute video each week)
  2.  Community Access (No access to private channels)
  3. ❌  NO Lifetime Access to Future workshops
  4. ❌  NO Live Team Sessions

$395

Essential Program

  1. ✅  6 Live Team Sessions (90 min/week)
  2. ✅  Office Hours (45 min.  weekly Q&A)
  3. ✅  6 Units (60 min. weekly videos)
  4. ✅  Exclusive Community Access
  5.  One "Capstone" project
  6.   Your own personalized PKM system
  7.   Lifetime Access to Future Workshops

$695

Cohort 2 will close on October 21, 2020 (PST)

Accelerated Program

Everything in Essential Program PLUS:
  1.   3 One-on-One coaching sessions (60 minute sessions every other week to accelerate your project actualization).

$1,495

OUR UNBEATABLE GUARANTEE: TRY LINKING YOUR THINKING FOR A FULL 30-DAYS, 100% RISK-FREE

I've invested a LOT into Linking Your Thinking. Because I want make sure that you are going to receive a great learning experience. And because I value your time and investment, I want to give you this 100% guarantee — try the Linking Your Thinking for 30 days. If you don't LOVE it, you'll get a refund.

So you can take your time in digesting and integrating everything you'll learn. And IF you still don't LOVE it, I insist that you get your money back 100%.

You can join the workshop now. Be an active student. Learn and share your insights. If the Linking Your Thinking workshop doesn't help you in building your PKM system, I want you to email me. Show me that you've gone through the units. Then I'll refund your entire tuition.

Interesting note: I've noticed that when my students contribute more time and energy to the workshop and their fellow cohort, they RECEIVE ten times more than what they've initially invested.

Maybe it's just not the right time for you

We all know times are tough. If you are not financially ready to take this course... it's okay, don't take it for now. I'm offering this workshop now because I feel this is one of the best ways to help people who think for a living find more certainty in work and life. I hope you'll consider us in the future. I plan to have another cohort sometime next year. Sign up here to be the first to know about it and receive free lessons and updates.

In the mean time, you can always check out my videos on Youtube. Eventually, we'll have a public channel in our community, so that could be helpful to you as well.

Never hesitate to email me at [email protected] Sometimes we just need to hear from a real person. :)

Frequently Asked Questions

What time are the live sessions? What if I can't make them?

The Live Team Sessions are on Tuesdays at 9am PST (4pm UTC). If you can't make it, there are two avenues that should help overcome the scheduling issues:

1.  You'll have access to the recordings 3 hours afterwards.
2. The Live Office Hours: These will be on Wednesdays at 4pm PST (11pm UTC); and people who can't attend the main session get first priority.

To recap:
- Live Team Sessions: Tuesdays at 9am PST (4pm UTC)
- Live Office Hours: Wednesdays at 4pm PST (11pm UTC)
- You'll have quick access to the recordings promptly after session.

How long will I have access to the course?

You will have lifetime access to the course (in the Essential and Accelerated Programs).

What do I do if I need help?

If you have a question related to this course, email [email protected]
You will also be able to attend office hours with me (in the Essential and Accelerated Programs).

I'm a Roam Research user, will this work for me?

Yes! Because the principles are based on linking ideas.

What if I am unhappy with the course?

We offer a 30-day money back guarantee. If you are unhappy with the course for any reason, let us know and we will refund your payment within 30 days. We would appreciate notification within the first 30 days of the course.

When does the course start and finish?

The first unit will be released on October 27th, 2020 and the last live session will be on December 8, 2020.

I am a complete beginner in Obsidian or in using a Personal Knowledge Management system, will this still work for me?

My opinion is this: It's more important and valuable to attend the workshop now—at the start of your journey—as opposed to later, so you do things the right way at the very start. You'll avoid a lot of pain years down the road.

During the Summer Workshop, Manuel was completely new to PKM—just like you.

He wrote up a very nice testimonial. I'm sharing it ALL below, but definitely read the bolded words. Hopefully it helps bring clarity for you.

Manuel's Testimonial about the LYT Workshop

I’m a student from Porto, Portugal, currently studying Computer Science.

Before the LYT workshop, one of the problems I had with my digital notes was being able to structure my notes in a way that would help me quickly find a "place" to store a new note or to have a safe and fast way to recall notes that I had previously written.

Because of that I often found myself having notes in duplicate, which made it quite difficult to organize everything.
I was invited to the beta group of LYT from Nick.
My main concern was that I thought that PKM being something new to me, would make me fall behind others that were already familiar with it. But even though there were such people I quickly realized that the workshop was built in a way that even someone who is only slightly familiar with PKM could understand.

After joining the workshop, I feel much more comfortable with my system as I feel I can fairly quickly find something that I've written, and there's barely any struggle to find where to write/save a new note.Another difference was that I found myself thinking more with my notes, I started noting down ideas that I either read or popped up in a conversation to see if I could gain anything from it. Eventually I started connecting those ideas in several (sometimes quite different) contexts, and seeing it in different perspectives is very interesting just by itself but can even improve what I know about the idea.

Something that even though it was mentioned in the workshop I hadn't really thought it through was how I could step away from my notes for a while (days/weeks/...) and came back to it later, being able to in no time get familiar with how most things were organized just by spending some time just browsing in it. I really believe this comes from how I now structure my system.

I learned a lot in the workshop itself of course, but I learned a great deal "just" by hearing and seeing how other people dealt with their problems (in PKM), some were things that I saw as an obvious improvement of what I was doing, and others just new ideas of what I could implement on my own.

Having a place built from these concepts/structures can really improve how you do many of your daily activities. You would definitely be surprised by how fundamental it can be in so many of the things that you already do. It's so pleasing to have a place where you can save and then quickly find many of the things that I want to remember.

Manuel
Porto, Portugal
Student of Computer Science

Can’t I just learn all of this for free online or in Youtube?

I do my best to provide MASSIVE amounts of free value on Youtube. But even that content can't compare to the value you get in the workshop. The workshop is hands-on, focused-work, with people solving the same problems that you're trying to solve...that's how you accelerate your growth! Instead of walking down the wrong path for several years (like I did in Evernote by over-collecting), you can quickly revise and iterate your knowledge management system in "real-time" so you not only build a system that remains useable and scales with your ever-changing needs—but you also ensure that your digital notes remain a source of joy.

Are You Ready To Take Your Thinking to The Next Level?

YES, I'M READY TO ENROLL