Hey everyone!

Some of you know me for creating the IMF Kit (soon to be the vastly updated LYT Kit), but I wanted to share the story behind it — plus I have some news :)

Fast notes


The goal of this article is to get you to consider how you spend your time thinking, what habits you are unconsciously forming, and quality of long-term value you are creating.

“Progressive Summarization” is a method for collecting digital information — like an article — and then strategically deferring how…


The goal of this article is to get you to consider how you spend your time thinking, what habits you are unconsciously forming, and quality of long-term value you are creating.

“Progressive Summarization” is a method for collecting digital information — like an article — and then strategically deferring how…


Are you into personal knowledge management (PKM)? Are you confused about when to use a folder versus a tag versus a link versus a Map of Content? Let’s explore each “relationship-builder” and how we can use them expertly.

Main Ideas

  • Top-down categorizing has gotten a bad rap. …


If you don’t know where to improve, don’t expect to get better.

If you don’t know the problem, you don’t expect to solve it.

If you don’t know what’s holding you back, don’t expect to move forward.

If you don’t make the map, you won’t make your mark.

Whoever makes…


Keep Your Guard Up

“Keep your guard up.” When I train a new member in boxing form, I always remind them to keep their guard up, unless they want to get hit (not in our class, but in a real match). Get hit in the forehead, it hurts. Get hit in the nose, you’re…


The Mask

Masquerade! Paper faces on parade . . . Masquerade! …


What is a riddle without the riddle?

A koan is statement, story, dialogue, or question used in Zen practice to provoke “great doubt” and test a student’s progress.

They’re a riddle without the riddle. They are meant to be wrestled with, chewed up, and digested over time. If you’re familiar with the long-running British show Dr. Who, koans are like the TARDIS. The TARDIS is Dr. Who’s time machine. On the outside, it looks like a 1960’s British police box, but on the inside it’s infinite in size.

The TARDIS often sends the Doctor to places and times for which he didn’t program. One time the TARDIS reveals that much of this “unpredictability” is intentional on its part in order to get the Doctor “where [he] needed to go” as opposed to where he “wanted to go”. Koans work the same way.


Movement is key. Turnover is key. What do we do with crops? We mulch and turn them over. And the same thing has to take place with our mind and our bodies — we have to have constant turnover. We can’t stay trapped. That’s stagnant energy. Stagnant. What happens when…

Nick Milo

Thinking about making notes for life. TV editing, Pink Gloves Boxing. Former civil engineer, college football coach, all-american, three-time national champion.

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