How often have you struggled to recall even one useful takeaway from a book or article you read?
How much time have you wasted looking for a document or file you were sure you saved?
If your first thought was, “This happened to me today!” then you’re not alone.
The sheer amount of information flooding our brains every day is overwhelming.
Information Overload has long since become Information Exhaustion, taxing our mental resources and leaving us constantly anxious that we’re forgetting something.
Yet, information is the fundamental building block of everything we do.
Anything you want to accomplish, from executing a project at work to getting a new job, learning a new skill, and starting a business, requires finding and putting the right information to use.
Now, it’s time to acknowledge that we can’t “use our head” to store everything we need to know, and outsource the job of remembering to technology.
This is where a Second Brain comes in.
To make effective use of information, we need to package it up and make it accessible for our future self.
Building a Second Brain is a way to cultivate a growing body of knowledge that is uniquely your own…
So when the opportunity arises — whether that’s giving a big presentation, launching a new product, or starting a business or a family…
You’ll have access to the wisdom you need to make sound decisions and take the most effective action.
“This is the best investment I’ve made in improving my personal output, productivity, and knowledge management.”
Founder, Podcaster, Blogger
I’ve spent more than 10 years researching and personally experimenting with a new way of organizing our digital lives and improving our productivity as creative professionals.
What started as a quest to deal with a chronic illness turned into a life-long mission to help you harness the full potential of your ideas and turn them into reality. I firmly believe this is a crucial part of creating a better future for all of us.
The Building a Second Brain system is the result of thousands of hours spent teaching, speaking, coaching, and writing about Personal Knowledge Management…
And I can’t wait to share it with you.
Based on Tiago’s work with the following organizations and over 25,000 online learners
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“Building a Second Brain has given me the tools to have less stress and anxiety. Having a system of finding things means I don't have to switch context and I'm now a producer more than a collector. My tasks now take 1/3 or 1/4 of the time and I'm able to have weekends, Friday mornings, and evenings free for my relationship, family and friends. I'm even enjoying my hobbies like cooking more!”
Jayme Del Rosario
Strength and Movement Coach, NTP, Business Owner
“For YEARS I had searched for an outlet, some way to store, collate, manage, keep track of all of my thoughts, ideas, tabs (!), work and personal notes, and it was all-consuming and overwhelming. BASB was truly a godsend and a life changer for me.”
Financial Service Professional
“BASB gave me a noticeable boost in self-confidence and energy towards working on my projects. It’s hard to understate the sense of growth of who I am – of what I’m capable of achieving. It has profoundly altered my outlook on life and what I dare to aspire to.”
Body therapist and trainer, Entrepreneur
“Building a Second Brain is life-changing. I feel more organized. I know where everything goes. It's cleared up my information hoarding and replaced it with buckets for distilled work.”
Barjes R. Angulo
“BASB has literally changed my life. Every time I take this course I get a new job, that's more specialized and better aligned with my goals and beliefs. As a Researcher, being able to build a Second Brain is invaluable. I'm now able to connect different data points and have everything in one place. I went from being a generalist UX designer to becoming a researcher, specialized in designing futures.”
Designer, Researcher & Futurist
“Building a Second Brain has changed the way I think about my work. I've learned how to recover my time with better notes and develop an intuition of what truly interests me. Seeing my notes together in my Second Brain has allowed me to cluster my interests to produce and express my ideas more fluently.“
You're probably wary of yet another system promising the moon with this or that new app. There are far too many feel-good, wishy-washy systems cooked up by people looking to make a quick buck.
Here’s what makes Building a Second Brain different: It’s built on timeless and unchanging principles.
You see, while technology and trends are constantly changing, the heart of the creative process remains fundamentally the same:
• Capturing information from the outside world
• Organizing it in a way that lets you easily find and use it
• Distilling it down to the best ideas
• And then expressing your ideas in your unique voice through writing, speaking, designing, or teaching
This is the C.O.D.E System, our 4-step process for consistently turning the information you consume into creative output and concrete results. And it works in any app or platform you prefer to use.
Building a Second Brain is tool-agnostic, meaning our system will work in any software you prefer. Our students use Evernote, Notion, Microsoft OneNote, Apple Notes, Roam Research, Obsidian, DevonThink, Bear, Google Keep, and many other tools.
Organizing for the sake of organizing information isn’t the goal of Building a Second Brain. The goal is to build a system you can rely on to consistently get more and better work done, in less time, with less stress. That way, you’ll feel accomplished when you’re working and relaxed when you’re not.
You can spend more time with the people you love and be truly present, confident that you’re not losing something, dropping balls, or falling behind.
Building a Second Brain is actually the opposite of self-improvement. It is about optimizing a system outside of yourself. A system not subject to your limitations and constraints. It is designed to leave you happily unoptimized, free to roam, to wonder, to wander toward whatever makes you feel alive here and now in each moment.