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Frequently Asked Questions

What is this course all about, and what can I learn from it?

Linking Your Thinking is a workshop where you'll work to create your custom PKM system. PKM stands for Personal Knowledge Management. It is a way of working with your ideas in your notes so you can be a better thinker.

The LYT workshop is also a community-driven learning experience. So you'll have a great time learning more from and with your fellow crew members.

The live workshop will run for 6-weeks. But you can continue to work with your PKM system and connect with others after that. Because all members will have lifetime access to the curriculum and alumni community.

Linking Your Thinking is all about making a change in your
relationship with knowledge.

Will this course teach me how to use Obsidian?

No, but you will naturally learn a lot about it during the workshop.

You can, however, buy Nick’s Obsidian course, Obsidian Flight School.

If you're eager to join the workshop, but you feel the need to start learning Obsidian, you can start learning our free Obsidian course right here.

How much is the workshop?

You can join the LYT Workshop through the following options: 

  • Workshop: $1200
  • Workshop+: $1700
  • Workshop++: $3500

The details for each can be found here.

When can I enroll?

The next LYT Workshop is around the corner.
Here are the dates to keep in mind.

  • Workshop start date: Tuesday, June 14th
  • Workshop end date: Friday, July 22nd

If you want to join, enrollment is happening in three phases:

  • Workshop++ enrollment - May 8
  • Workshop+ enrollment - May 15
  • Workshop regular enrollment - May 22

The details for each can be found here.

How does the workshop work?

LYT Workshop "warmup" emails
This series of emails has resources to get you thinking about your PKM before the workshop officially begins.

LYT Onboarding
In the following weeks after your enrollment, we'll be sending you guided and step-by-step email instructions on how to get the best workshop experience.

Learn with your crew

In the 6-week workshop, you'll be working with your assigned crew. Your crew will be up to 15-20 diverse members from all over the world.

5 weekly lessons
There will be 5 units focused in providing you the tools and insight to create your LYT PKM system. We release each unit every Wednesday at 10:30 am PT.

The learning tools
1. Discourse to connect with your crew members.
2. Zoom for the live sessions each week.
3. Your linked based app of choice. (It doesn't have to be Obsidian. It can be Roam Research, Athens, Logseq, etc.) As long as it's an app that can create links to other notes, the LYT lessons will work for you.

The live sessions
1. Tuesday Super sessions - Nick reviews 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.

2. Wednesday Sensemaking sessions - These are Nick's 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.

3. Weekly guided sessions - Alumni Guides host weekly sessions, blending how alumni guides apply teachings from the latest units in the curriculum.

Showcase week & Closing Ceremony
We also call these sessions "opening up the garage doors". It's the place and time for our members to share their best insights and progress so far in making their PKM system. A lot of our workshop members look forward to this session because of the different and creative applications of the LYT lessons. You can watch some of them right here.

What is a LYT Crew and LYT Guide? How will they help me learn more?

To make the learning more joyful and effective, you will be assigned with a crew of diverse LYT workshop members from all over the world. The group will be up to 15-20 people.

The LYT Guides will be the ones to help facilitate and guide your learning experience. There is usually one or two assigned for each crew.

What is the Linking Your Thinking curriculum?

Unit 1 - PKM & Idea Emergence
Unit 1 sets the scene of “Personal Knowledge Management”.

✅ We will explore the rocky transition from the “folders-only” systems we all     grew up with, to systems that allow for robust linking.
✅ We will identify how note-taking practices have failed us, show how note-making practices are needed.
✅ We will identify the ways we can make relationships between notes.
✅ We will reflect on our own unique PKM drives, styles, goals, and use cases.


Unit 2 - Growing Value

In this Unit, we dive deeply into questioning where “value” comes from.

We explore the Time Value of Ideas, and the compound effects of your PKM habits.
We get hands-on reps creating and building evergreen notes.
We consider how we actually even approach our knowledge in the first place.
And we finish by playing around with the LYT Workshop’s PRM (“Personal Relationship Manager”).

Unit 3 -
There will be 6 units focused in providing you the tools and insight to create your LYT PKM system. We release each unit every Friday at 9:00 PDT / 16:00 UTC. You'll also receive an online guidebook that will have the summary of each unit and prompts you'll need to focus on.

Unit 4 -
1. Discourse to connect and connect with your crew members.
2. Zoom for the 2 live sessions each week.
3. Your linked based app of choice. (It doesn't have to be Obsidian. It can be Roam Research, Athens, Logseq, etc.) As long as it's an app that can create links to other notes, the LYT lessons will work for you.

Unit 5 -
1. Tuesday live sessions - we'll 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.

2. Wednesday live sessions - these are Nick's 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.

Unit 6 -
These

What’s the schedule and timezone of the live sessions?

Enrollment - May 2022

LYT Workshop 8 starts on June 14th and ends on July 22nd, 2022.

Onboarding starts at Monday, June 13th at 9:00 AM PST (Los Angeles) / 17:00 UTC

Here's the Live Schedule (All times are at 9:00 AM PST (Los Angeles) / 17:00 UTC

June 14, 15, 21, 22, 28, 29; July 5, 6, 12, and 13 - Live Sessions
July 14-22 - Showcases & Closing Ceremony

Will there be a recording of the live sessions?

Yes. We aim to upload all recordings in 1-2 hours after the live event. They will be posted in our forum. Recordings will also have timestamps and chat transcripts available.

Will my learning experience still be great even
if I can’t attend the live sessions
and just watch the recordings? 

Yes. But it’s up to you. Here’s what you do...

Watch the recording as soon as possible. Make comments below (since we use Discourse, everything is integrated beautifully). Ask questions below. Like bees to honey, you’ll attract your fellow workshop members to respond. And once they do, you’ve not only continued the conversation—you’ve brought it to you! In that way, it’s the next best thing to being at the event live. Can you commit to watching the recording, making comments, and asking questions? I would hope so.

So you feel it’s still valuable for me as a person in a different timezone to use the recordings and experience it asynchronously there

Yes. Every workshop has robust interaction between all participants. That’s where you get the best experience: by leaning forward, commenting, sharing, and asking questions. If you do that, your asynchronous workshop experience will be a powerful one.

How often are the course materials updated?

In every workshop, Nick is in there tweaking this, fine-tuning that. The core curriculum won’t be changed and many of the videos are so good there is no reason to update them, but everything in the workshop—every lesson, every question, every prompt—is gone over with a fine-toothed comb and constantly tweaked for an even better curated experience for every workshop. It’s a labor of love and rest assured, you will only get the best.

Can I download the lessons?

No. The lessons are deeply integrated into our custom learning platform (on Discourse). Learning isn’t just about consuming videos. The best learning is a mixture of text, audio, and video blended seamlessly with organic interactions through comments and side-channels—stirred consciously with live sessions and group discussions.

What did your graduates say about their experience in the workshop?

We’re grateful for the positive feedback we’ve received from the last four workshops. You can check their testimonials here. You can also check some of the PKM systems they’ve built here.

Can you help me decide? Which is the best option for me: Workshop, Workshop +, or Workshop++?

If you want to maximize your progress and time is your priority, you’ll go farther in less time with the Workshop+ and Workshop++ programs.

That said, the core Workshop program is so robust, it’s usually the best choice for most people.

Will you offer a teacher or student’s discount? Do you offer scholarship programs?

We support teachers, students, and anyone else who's living in a developing country. You can apply for a scholarship as soon as we're ready to open the next workshop. Please sign up for our waiting list to receive our email about this.

Will Nick be able to answer all of my questions?

Nick will be able to answer your top questions, and he will be highly active in the forum. And based on our alumni's feedback, the equal value will be coming from the bonds and discussions you create with your crew members and the entire cohort.

For Workshop+ members, you will have a LYT Coach who has gone through the LYT Workshop and guidance of Nick. They will be able to assist you directly.

For Workshop++ members, you will have a one-on-one session with Nick Milo. You'll also have a members' only session together with Nick and the other Workshop++ members.

What's your refund policy?

You can make a full refund request at hello@linkingyourthinking.com before the end of the first week of the workshop (June 14-21).

No withdrawals or refunds are possible after the first 7 days of the workshop.

I'm just starting out. Can I really build my
custom PKM with this workshop?

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. Here's what he wrote about his experience in the workshop:

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.

Manuel
Porto, Portugal
Student of Computer Science

What will I experience in this 6-week workshop?

Every Tuesday, attend the 90 minute super sessions

  1. You review the latest curriculum insights.
  2. You get hands-on time in breakout rooms.
  3. You rapidly develop your systems and ideas.
  4. You get and receive feedback to instantly iterate.
  5. Plus an extra 20+ minutes of Q&A after hours.

Every Wednesday, attend the 60 minute sensemaking sessions

  1. These are high-value training sessions where you work your note-making muscles.
  2. Strengthen and rebuild your muscles of thinking critically, creatively, connectively—and generatively—all at the same time.

Every Wednesday, the next unit is released

  1. You receive 70+ minutes of video and exercises each week.
  2. Each unit covers crucial elements of the latest PKM theory and practice.

Every week, you are active in the online forum

  1. Deepen your learning as you interact with the curriculum.
  2. Strengthen your insights as you engage with each other.
  3. You will be assigned a special “crew”.
  4. Share raw ideas and provide quick feedback to each other.
    We get better, faster, together. 

What is offered in this 6-week workshop?

  1. 5 live super sessions (90+ minutes of lessons, exercises, and Q&As).
  2. 4 sensemaking sessions (60+ minutes of hands-on sensemaking).
  3. A private online forum filled with diverse thinkers all interested in knowledge management. This is a home you never knew you wanted.
  4. An opportunity to show and share your progress with your peers.
    These "showcase" sessions are a great way to galvanize your efforts and learn from an amazing gathering of great thinkers.
  5. Results to your PKM personality based on LYT's proprietary "PKM Planet" survey.

Plus, you'll also get the following:

  1. Lifetime access to the workshop curriculum.
  2. Lifetime access to curriculum updates.
  3. Lifetime access to the community forum.
  4. Lifetime access to all the recordings from your workshop.

The Linking Your Thinking Workshop

When can I enroll?

Linking Your Thinking is a 6-week workshop that will teach, train, and support you in building a custom knowledge management system you can trust.
  1. Workshop++ enrollment - May 8
  2. Workshop+ enrollment - May 15
  3. Workshop regular enrollment - May 22
Enrollment closing soon

FAQ

Can I trial Webflow before paying?

Sure! You can test out Webflow on our free plan where you can experiment with 2 projects. Your unhosted projects will have a two-page limit, but you can purchase a site plan on a per-project basis to unlock up to 100 static pages and additional CMS pages.

What is a project?

A project is a website that you build in Webflow. You can publish projects to a webflow.io staging subdomain for free, export the code on a paid plan, or add a site plan to connect your custom domain and unlock hosting features.

What can I white label?

Pro accounts can add their own logo to Client Billing forms and the Editor. Pro accounts can also remove references to Webflow in the source code and form submission emails, and hide the Webflow badge from their staging sites.

How much traffic can the hosting handle?

Webflow hosting scales automatically to handle millions of concurrent visits. All site plans serve sites through our Amazon's Cloudfront CDN and accelerated using Fastly, loading sites in milliseconds.

What kind of support does Webflow provide?

We offer fast email support to paid accounts and prioritized help for team accounts. Community support (forum.webflow.com) is available to free accounts.

How long does it take to learn Webflow?

If you're new to building websites, our video tutorials will get up and running quickly. If you already know concepts behind CSS and the box model, you will feel at home in Webflow.

Still have questions? Check the help center or email us at Support@Linkingyourthinking.com
Workshop+ enrollment is now open. Limited to 20 spots only. Enroll here.