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TGP56 | Write It Down

Episode Summary

Super Sonic! We’ve all written things down so we wouldn’t forget them. When was the last time you wrote something down you could forget it? What if I told you they were the same thing?

Episode Notes

Writing things down is like saving them to an external drive on your computer. Once you know you’ve put something somewhere you can find it later, you don’t have to think about it anymore. Added bonus, writing things down forces our brains to slow down and concentrate on the idea while our hands physically do something with it. You could say it’s priming the fuel pump of your ideas engine.

Keeping a journal is a great way of giving yourself that simple, external hard drive. It’s a convenient place to get things out of your head so you don’t have to keep thinking about them right now. Tyson Hugie’s been keeping journals since he was 10 years old.

This isn’t your sister’s diary. This is how gearheads like us use journals.