Build Your Custom PKM System Now

The Linking Your Thinking Workshop is a 6-week community driven learning experience. It 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 program, 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.
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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.
I am so grateful for this community of such talented and intelligent people. I am always learning new things from them and getting questions answered by a very warm and curious crowd.

I really love this workshop and community and can't believe how much it has helped me grow in such short period of time. It's making me rethink how I organize way more than notes in Obsidian. So glad that I took the leap.

Sana A Ahmed
Brand Experience Consultant

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.”

Nick's Background Image
Linking Your Thinking provides me a method. A process I now use to grow my ideas.

Before I took this workshop I had thousands of notes on Evernote. They contain everything that interest me, but these notes make me feel anxious because there was not an easy way to find them or have them related.

Now I have more clarity in putting my ideas in order.

Francisco Bricio
Physicist and Founder
Francisco Bricio's Photo
MOC photo

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 10, 000 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.
There are so many systems out there to help with organization and productivity. This workshop goes beyond simple management to integration of knowledge by providing a framework for creating an assistant to your own thinking, customized by you to whatever your needs are.

The Linking your thinking workshop will change the way you relate to knowledge and your own ideas.

It will change the way you think for the better.

Helen Zhu
Visual Artist

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 the LYT Workshop for you?

This 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 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 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 is especially for you if:
  • You find thinking to be inherently valuable.
Writing truly is the medium of understanding. If you are inspired by the ideas of Niklas Luhman's Zettelkasten and Sönke Ahrens' Smart Notes, the LYT framework and community will complete your transformative experience.

As a writer and content creator, I trade in ideas. Ideas don't work well in traditional folders and files. They require the freedom to intermingle and make connections where new ideas emerge.

This workshop and the LYT framework showed me a scalable way of doing just that. I haven't looked back since.

William Willis
Coach and Writer

What Will I Experience in this 6-Week Program?

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 & practice on becoming masterful at linking your thinking.
2. Twelve (12) live 60-minute sessions on Tuesdays (and Wednesdays)
  • Aug 31 - Orientation session
  • We prepare for a successful experience.
  • Sep 7, 14, 21, 28, and Oct 5 - Live sessions
  • 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.
  • Sep 1, 8, 15, 22 - Sensemaking sessions
  • These are possibly my favorite part of the workshop. They are high-value training sessions where we work the note-making muscles.
  • These sessions are not just a fun exercise; they are a way to rebuild our muscles of thinking critically, creatively, and connectively.
  • We get the repetitions. We drill the skills. Sensemaking sessions are an environment to coax out and habitualize your best thinking.
  • Oct 12 - Showcases & closing ceremony
  • We review our progress, some of us present, and we look to the future.
3. In between, we are active in the online chat and forum
  • We get better, faster, together. 
  • Previous students are blown away at the surprise value of learning from the rest of the LYT Community.

What Will I Get in this 6-Week Workshop?

The Linking Your Thinking Curriculum

Over the 6 units consisting of over 88 lessons, you will learn how to apply the LYT frameworks.

You will use it to develop your own custom knowledge management system.

You'll never look at an idea the same way again.

By the end of the workshop, you'll have truly changed the way you think.
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🔗 The Age of the Linked Note
🎵 Note-taking vs Note-making
✨ Idea Emergence
🤗 Making relationships between notes
🔬 Defining your PKM use cases
🕰 Time value of ideas
📈 Progressive Ideation
🌲 Evergreen notes
🌊 Fluid thinking
💡 Prompts for note-making
⚡️ Thought collisions
✋ Mental Squeeze Points
🗾 Higher-order notes
🗺 MOCs
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🌍 The Home note
🏷 Smartly using tags
📂 Smartly using folders
🕸 How to work with structure
🌝 Nature is neutral
🔊 Signal vs Noise
🚰 Workflows
📚 How to process things
🏋️ Training the thinking muscles
🌈 Versioning
🎁 Outputting & Packaging
🗣 Sharing

A Workshop Designed and Led by Nick Milo

Nick Milo's Profile Picture - Linking Your Thinking
Nick has used his digital notes to develop, grow, and manage a fitness boxing business—keeping it in 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.

What our LYT members say

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"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
The sense making sessions were the bomb. Having prompts in place and somewhat random topics to use as exercises in thinking was helpful.  Now I have tools to reach for on the days when things are not so fluid.
Renee Kimball
Architectural Consultant
This tool and the LYT training will transform your creativity, productivity, and results to provide a computer capability to leverage your growth like no other computer capability since PC's became a "thing".

Before I came to this workshop, I curated insightful pieces and occasionally integrated complex ideas into my own creative efforts. Now, I build insights and create with a 10X productivity improvement. It is all far more rewarding and fun.
Phil Kastellic
Developing digital presence
At first, I was a bit hesitant in joining the workshop because of the price... but I went with my gut, and it was/is so worth the money.

The workshop makes you look into why you need a PKM in the first place and what it could do for you. At the end of the workshop, a new world has opened up, and you will realize this is just the beginning of the journey.
Anja
Writer of Fiction and Nonfiction
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
Computer Science Student
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
Non-profit worker
The best thing about the workshop is the mentor. He is always ready to listen, to guide, and knows his stuff.

The LYT workshop is a deep pool. Dive in head first, there be gold in the shimmering waters.
Rok
Writer and director
The Linking your thinking workshop helped me use my OWN brain when I write or make sense of all the data incoming. And to align what I do in those depths to what my core values and bigger mission is in life.

The experience I liked the most was the idea of making sharp choices: question everything. Especially your own assumptions and hidden ways of thinking and doing. (This was a game changer for me. My PKM is a direct reflection of me and not some half-modelled, half-copied system of someone else)
Desirée Kolman
Copywriter and Messaging Strategist
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
Web Designer

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 start 2021 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!

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    (drip-fed over 6 weeks)
  2.  6 units consisting of over 88 lessons
    (over 60 minutes each week of video and exercises)
  3. 12 live sessions
    (Orientation, sense-making sessions, coach-led sessions, presentations, showcases & closing ceremony)
  4.  24/7 online community access
    (get your questions answered, share your learnings, and become inspired by other workflows and approaches)
  5. ✅  Even more LYT Community value
    (access to Rendezvous Week, interest group gatherings, and the topic club)
  6.  Personalized peer-mentoring
  7.  Recordings for each live session

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  3.  One 30-min 1-on-1 Strategy session with a LYT Coach
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  2.  6 units consisting of over 88 lessons
    (over 60 minutes each week of video and exercises)
  3. 12 live sessions
    (Orientation, sense-making sessions, coach-led sessions, presentations, showcases & closing ceremony)
  4.  24/7 online community access
    (get your questions answered, share your learnings, and become inspired by other workflows and approaches)
  5. ✅  Even more LYT Community value
    (access to Rendezvous Week, interest group gatherings, and the topic club)
  6.  Personalized peer-mentoring
  7.  Recordings for each live session

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Everything in the Workshop PLUS:
  1. Work on your custom PKM use cases and goals with a LYT Coach
  2.  One 30-min 1-on-1 Overview & Direction session with a LYT Coach
  3.  One 30-min 1-on-1 Strategy session with a LYT Coach
  4.  Priority support and check-ins with a LYT Coach during the cohort
  1.  30-min 1-on-1 session with a LYT Coach to work on your custom PKM use cases and goals
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  2.  6 units consisting of over 88 lessons
    (over 60 minutes each week of video and exercises)
  3. 12 live sessions
    (Orientation, sense-making sessions, coach-led sessions, presentations, showcases & closing ceremony)
  4.  24/7 online community access
    (get your questions answered, share your learnings, and become inspired by other workflows and approaches)
  5. ✅  Even more LYT Community value
    (access to Rendezvous Week, interest group gatherings, and the topic club)
  6.  Personalized peer-mentoring
  7.  Recordings for each live session

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Everything in the Workshop PLUS:
  1. Work on your custom PKM use cases and goals with a LYT Coach
  2.  One 30-min 1-on-1 Overview & Direction session with a LYT Coach
  3.  One 30-min 1-on-1 Strategy session with a LYT Coach
  4.  Priority support and check-ins with a LYT Coach during the cohort
  1.  30-min 1-on-1 session with a LYT Coach to work on your custom PKM use cases and goals
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  2.  3 additional 60-min "++ members-only" coaching sessions with Nick
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  2. Strategy
  3. Custom Workflows
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    (drip-fed over 6 weeks)
  2.  6 units consisting of over 88 lessons
    (over 60 minutes each week of video and exercises)
  3. 12 live sessions
    (Orientation, sense-making sessions, coach-led sessions, presentations, showcases & closing ceremony)
  4.  24/7 online community access
    (get your questions answered, share your learnings, and become inspired by other workflows and approaches)
  5. ✅  Even more LYT Community value
    (access to Rendezvous Week, interest group gatherings, and the topic club)
  6.  Personalized peer-mentoring
  7.  Recordings for each live session

$395

$922
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The next cohort will open by August 2021.

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Workshop+

Everything in the Workshop PLUS:
  1. Work on your custom PKM use cases and goals with a LYT Coach
  2.  One 30-min 1-on-1 Overview & Direction session with a LYT Coach
  3.  One 30-min 1-on-1 Strategy session with a LYT Coach
  4.  Priority support and check-ins with a LYT Coach during the cohort
  1.  30-min 1-on-1 session with a LYT Coach to work on your custom PKM use cases and goals
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Everything in the Workshop PLUS:
  1. ✅  60-min 1-on-1 session with Nick
  2.  3 additional 60-min "++ members-only" coaching sessions with Nick
  1. Overview & Discussion
  2. Strategy
  3. Custom Workflows
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Money back guarantee

Show Your Work Money Back Guarantee: Our programs are designed to provide a lot of value.
Especially when the student has also invested a lot of effort in learning, participating, and engaging with the program materials, exercises, and community. We've worked with students and members from 49 countries so far to build custom PKM projects. (You can see some of their work featured here)

But if ever you're still having a hard time deciding, you may want to consider our 100% guarantee for our programs and workshops: if it doesn't meet your expectation, you can email us after participating and completing the 6-week program, and we'll refund your entire tuition. Sometimes life gets in the way. If you need to withdraw from the workshop before you complete it, we're happy to defer you to a future session at no cost. Just ask. To be fair to all, we don't offer refunds for non-participation.

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 program 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 next year 2022. 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 support@linkingyourthinking.com. Sometimes we just need to hear from a real person. :)

Frequently Asked Questions

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How long will I have access to the program?

You will have lifetime access to the program.

Plus, as we update the curriculum and continue to provide resources for the workshop, you will continue to have access to those updates.

Can you explain the "Lifetime curriculum updates"?

As we update the curriculum and continue to provide resources for the workshop, you will continue to have access to those updates.

Can you show me examples of previous students?

For sure! We have so many examples to show, and they are starting to make their way onto Youtube.

You'll see Designers. College Students. Marketers. Interesting Thinkers. Writers and 1000-page novel Worldbuilders...and that's just for starters. This is a handy public reference for you.

Their full Capstone Presentations, along with their Q&A's are available only to workshoppers.

I'm new to Obsidian/Roam/Notion/Remnote. What type of technical help can I expect?

While this workshop isn't course on how to use a specific piece of software, you're surrounding yourself with people you can help, and surprisingly, like to help a lot!

That said, please have a basic understanding of how to make links and how to make tags. This is not a course on teaching you Obsidian!

Now as far as the workshop, all the examples are shown in Obsidian, and the fancy advanced features are not needed. I'll talk about some cool hotkeys from time to time, but the focus is squarely on how we can work with link-based notes. These are timeless fundamentally no matter the software.

This ties nicely into the next question....

Do I have to use Obsidian?

No. You'll just want to use something that allows you to link notes quickly.

So that would be something like Obsidian or Roam or Remnote or Athens (I wouldn't use Notion because it's a bit too clunky for the speed of ideas) but anything that allows for link-based notes can work.

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

Yes! Because the principles are based on linking ideas.

We had a few people use Roam in the previous workshop. They found the MOCs in particular to be very empowering.

What amount of time will I need to commit to the course?

It depends. The minimal time you should be able to commit to make this thing worthwhile is probably around 1-2 hours per week.

For the expected experience, try to budget around 4-6 hours per week—that includes the live sessions of course.

For the best experience, just attend the live sessions (or watch the recordings as soon as they are available), go through the lessons, make comments, read what others have shared, and be an active part of this amazing gathering of inspiring thinkers!

I'd love to join, but I'm from a developing country and the cost is too high for me. Are there scholarships?

"Like a string of beads, it is our unique differences and intricacies that make us so appealing and attractive." — Lindsey Lunsford, M.E.M., Second Edition DEI Fellow

It would break my heart if the reason you can't attend is because of where you were born. That's not just. It's important to me—and crucial for all of our thinking—that we have a diverse mixture of perspectives. This means not turning a blind eye to how the price point can immediately exclude valuable voices.

That said, scholarship applications are closed for now. We will open applications again for Workshop 5 around January 10, 2022. Join the waitlist so you'll be the first to know.there are no scholarships or special deals for the G

What if I am unhappy with the course?

If you are unhappy with the program, let us know and we'll talk. You'll need to go through the entire program before  we can assess your situation.

When does the course start and finish?

Enrollment - August 08, 2021

LYT Workshop 4 starts on August 31 and ends on October 12, 2021.

Orientation starts at Tuesday, August 31 at 9:00 PDT (Los Angeles) / 16:00 UTC

Here's the Live Schedule
(All times are at 9:00 PDT (Los Angeles) / 16:00 UTC)

Live sessions - Sep 7, 14, 21, 28, and Oct 5

Sensemaking sessions - Sep 1, 8, 15, 22

Showcases & Closing Ceremony -
October 12-17

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 LEARN MORE