Emoji Folders (Monday Coffee: July 11th, 2022)
Rose Makes 8 Months Tomorrow
Just arrived at the coffee shop. 7:30am. Small americano. An hour to write this. Let’s begin. (Update from my future self: finished this in only 30 minutes. Exciting. Enjoy this new condensed version.)
The focus this week has been inside of Apple Notes. Making folders for all the areas in my life, putting them in alphabetical order, and putting emojis in front. Having all of these folders in order like this, and knowing that the folder exist, makes it easy to find what I’m looking for.
Above this alphabetical is current projects that I’m working on (I have those hidden in the photo). The active projects are shared with the person I’m collaborating with. It’s at the very top so I can jump right to it when I need it.
Underneath all these folders is an Archive folder. When I’m done with a note or folder, I put it in the archive folder.
(This structure is a remix of Tiago Forte’s, from Building a Second Brain book.)
Shrinking the Newsletter
You’ll notice that this email is much smaller than previous ones. My goal is to get the size down to something that’s easier to knock out on Monday mornings. Shrinking the process will allow me to show up and complete it quicker, and hopefully be inspired by it again.
Around the Web
“It’s just a cash grab”— Robert Morrison (@RobertAnim8er) July 10, 2022
Actually it’s the most meticulously built and crafted project that I have ever seen or been a part of in my entire career. The highest level of care and attention to detail possible. pic.twitter.com/csjZ3kZMyG
Speed > Quality— Coltybrah (@coltybrah) July 9, 2022
All these cats worrying about being perfect instead of moving fast, failing and recorrecting.
When you move fast you create an insanely fast learning environment that constantly improves
Think of Building a Second Brain as a toolkit.— Tiago Forte (@fortelabs) July 8, 2022
You don't need to use ALL of the tools to get the benefits.
I have some tools in a toolkit I bought at Home Depot that I never use, and I don't even know what they are.
And still, I get a lot of value out of the ones I use.
So cool to get a rainbow and lightning in one shot! pic.twitter.com/lJTeDNrMSG— Mark Rapien (@MarkRapien) July 7, 2022
When I think of games that truly took studios to that next level of recognition I think of— NIXNE (@_NIXNE) July 5, 2022
Naughty Dogs - Uncharted
Sony Santa Monica - God of War 2018
Insomniacs - Spider Man
Sucker Punch - Ghost of Tsushima
Guerrilla - Horizon Zero Dawn
PlayStation studios are incredible.
PARA is organization radically *simplified*:— Tiago Forte (@fortelabs) July 5, 2022
Projects: What you're working on
Areas: What you're responsible for
Resources: What you're curious about
Archive: Anything in storage/ on pause
See You Next Week!