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How I Use Notion to Manage Absolutely Everything

Today I’m giving a peek inside my world with a showcase of my foundational Notion system, “Sidekick”, the methodology behind it, and how I use...
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The Happy Kitchen PLUS Coming Soon

Heads up to the folks who already use and love The Happy Kitchen… The Happy Kitchen has sprouted legs and crawled onto land! This is...
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Decision Tree Matrix to Filter by Variable Criteria

Here is how to build a decision tree matrix to dynamically filter by variable criteria in Notion. When challenged to find a way to set...
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Get First, Middle & Last Names From a Full Name String

I recently took on a challenge for myself to come up with a reliable method for extracting the first, middle, and last names from a...
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Import Your Goodreads Library to Notion + Add Book Covers (No API, 2-Click Solution)

Recently, I migrated my Goodreads content into Notion. With that came the need to add book covers, as the Goodreads export doesn’t include hyperlinks for...
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How I Use Notion for Novel Writing

Once upon a time… I created a minimalist, distraction-free Notion template for writers that focused on just the words. I’ve used it extensively, but it’s...
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Calculate Business Days Between Two Variable Dates

In problem solving a scenario I found the need to calculate the number of business days between two variable dates. This turns out to be...
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Shoulder Surf Sessions #2: Building a Visual Habit Tracker (in Under 5 Minutes)

  Second in the “Shoulder Surf Sessions” video series, we explore how to build a visual daily habit tracker in Notion. It’s so easy it...
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Shoulder Surf Sessions #1: Building a Visual Food Log (in Under 5 Minutes)

  I use a few formulas in the video to calculate if the date is within “This Week”, “This Month” and “This Year”. We use...
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Create a Basal Metabolic Rate (BMR) Calculator

Basal Metabolic Rate (BMR) is the number of calories required to keep your body functioning at rest (otherwise known as “metabolism”). BMR is calculated using...
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Create a Body Mass Index (BMI) Calculator

Body mass index (BMI) is a simple measure of body size based on height and weight that applies to adults and non-pregnant women. You can...
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Blank Calendar Days 2022, 2023, 2024

Happy new year! Hot off the press are blank days for calendar years 2022, 2023 and 2024, for use in your own projects. Includes the...

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