Getting Started

If you only read one article about Napkin, read this one.

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Written by David
Updated over a week ago

How often have you tried to remember something important and felt it slip through your mental grasp?

How many of the great ideas you've had or encountered have faded from your mind before you even had a chance to put them into practice?

We spend countless hours reading, listening to, and watching other people's opinions about what we should do, think, and how we should live, but make comparatively little effort applying that knowledge and making it our own.

All the content we consume online and through all the different media we have at our disposal isn't useless. It's essential and valuable. The only problem is that we often consume it at the wrong time.

What are the chances that the business book you're reading is exactly what you need now?

What are the odds that every single insight from a podcast interview is immediately actionable?

Being aware of your forgetting can cause anxiety - "information anxiety." The first step, which you have probably taken already, is taking notes. But after a while, people (us included) realized that taking notes is only one part of the solution. The other crucial part is retrieving the information at the right moment so that it can have an impact on your mindset, your decisions, and your life.

We need to cultivate a body of ideas that is uniquely our own, so when the opportunity arises - whether changing jobs, giving a presentation, launching a new product, or starting a family - we will have access to the wisdom we need to make good decisions and take the right action.

We need a bicycle for the mind.

We try to keep Napkin as simple as possible. It should spark joy and not feel like work but a living artwork.

Reviewing notes and exploring connections should be calming and inspiring.

As a Napkin Thinker, you should be able to dive into the content and not be distracted about where or how to store your thoughts.

The structure of your thoughts has to evolve and change with you. Isn't the exciting thing about life that we can't know the questions we have to answer in the future?

We are still at the beginning of building Napkin, and we want to invite you to join us on the journey. Hop on board, start growing your swarm of thoughts and let us know how we can adapt Napkin to your needs.

Don't overthink the first steps; collect inspiring ideas, quotes, and highlights. Set five minutes daily to browse your Napkin, see new connections, and have inspiring ideas on top of your mind for the rest of the day.

Welcome to a beautiful journey!

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