19: Evernote

Quotes:

“You can’t learn anything without repetition, and you can’t repeat it without writing it down.  So a short pencil is better than a strong brain.”  - Adam Setser

“The more information you feed it [Evernote], the more powerful it becomes.”  - Adam Setser

“Speaking is more 'listening' than ‘speaking’. If I’m not listening I’m not going to be able to speak well.”  - Thane Ringler

“The only way you’re going to be able to effectively communicate with someone is if you’re fully there with them.”  - Thane Ringler 

Evernote Tips:

  • Create Notebook called @Inbox and use is as default notebook that you process at the end of the day/week
  • Create Notebooks for each area of responsibility: Work, Family, Social, Church, Personal, Quotes, etc.
  • Create Notebook called @Actionable - things to act on
  • Create Notebook called @Read/Review - articles/books/blogs to read in your downtime
  • Use it to journal!  - much more accessible over time
  • Create a Research or Reference Folder
  • Create a Folder for Book Reviews

Structure of Communication:

1) Perception
2) Assessment  
3) Execution

Practical Communication Tips:

  • Listen to yourself speak
  • Work on eliminating verbal ticks
  • Aim to use the fewest number of words to communicate your point
  • Be a better listener
  • Read, read, and read some more
  • Speak in public whenever you have the opportunity
  • Build a habit of writing or journaling
  • Be fully present

Time Markers:

3:30 - Thane’s trip to Thailand
12:00 - Adam’s newsletter change / Information Overload
22:40 - Evernote
40:00 - Communication

Links:

The Pleasures of Reading in an Age of Distraction - by Alan Jacobs

Seth Godin's Blog

Intro To Evernote

How a Dairy Farmer Uses Evernote