Sidekick – Domains of Life Management System


Sidekick – Domains of Life Management System


Workflow-based system to manage the core domains of life – personal, professional, and academic


Meet your Sidekick, the foundational system that assists you with managing all aspects of your life, work, and educational pursuits. Designed to be action-based and dynamic – to keep what’s relevant and important where you need it, at just the right time.

Learn about the logical methodologies that drive this system, and see how I use it every day.

  • Maintain consistency across the entire system, regardless of content, using unified workflows for intake, processing, planning, and review
  • Manage tasks, notes, and resources across all domains of life – personal, professional, and academic
  • Manage personal or client projects using the standard phases of a project lifecycle
  • Plan work deliverables using sprints
  • Choose from multiple focused dashboards for:
    • Intake and processing
    • Actions and content relevant to today
    • Personal focus
    • Professional focus
    • Academic focus
  • Organize and theme content using “Collections”
  • Use schedule time blocking to organize and plan for each week
  • Log your daily habits and health statistics
  • Set actionable goals using the OKR goal-setting system, and review metrics on a routine cycle
  • Content due for review is surfaced to the relevant dashboards
  • Navigate easily between different views of your content using “Portals”
  • Manage contacts and relationships using the Contact Manager. Timely birthday reminders surface to your dashboard based on your notification preferences
  • Tag anything using the comprehensive universal tagging system – tags display in a nested tree right in your sidebar
  • Database automations automatically reset recurring tasks, resource reviews, and goal reviews
  • Students – manage your classes, assignments, notes, and research using the project-tasks-notes-resources structure
  • Plug in additional standalone systems as “Expandables” – two fully integrated Expandables are included (more information below)
  • Mix and match the feature set that is useful to you, turn off or hide what you won’t use
  • Knowledge base documentation is built right into the system, with clickable links to access help when you need it
  • Designed to look great in light or dark mode


Sidekick Assistant
The Sidekick Assistant will guide you in determining which functions to use based on your specific needs. The decision tree will output a set of configuration tasks to complete based on your responses, and guide you to completion.
Knowledge Base - It's interactive!
The built-in knowledge base will help you to get the most out of the Sidekick system. The interactive steps also serve the purpose of configuring your workspace. By the time you reach the end chapter, your workspace will be fully set up and ready to start using! Be prepared to spend some time reviewing the Knowledge Base before getting started using the Sidekick system.
Fully Integrated Bonus Expandables Included

Travel Manager

Complete travel planning and documentation system. Manage pre-travel planning – budgets, itineraries, tasks, resources, and packing. Document your travel with journaling, photo capture, maps, and more to relive on a later date. Skip making manual packing lists every time you travel. Instead, make packing for your trip easy using the Packing Wizard dynamic packing list. The Travel Manager is fully integrated with Sidekick’s tasks, resources, and journaling systems.

Client Manager w/ Billable Time Tracking

A minimalist system for managing your clients and related projects, with tracking for billable project time. Fully integrated with Sidekick’s project management system.

Find more Expandables here

Keywords: second brain, life os, project management, agile, collections, expandables, portals, goals, OKRs, schedule, time blocking, recurring tasks, focus dashboards




Refund Policy

No Refunds

Thank you for your interest in purchasing this system! Before you make your purchase, I kindly ask that you carefully read the refund policy outlined below. If you need clarification about the system’s functions or need additional screenshots, please reach out to before making a purchase.

Due to the digital nature of this product, all sales are final. Once you have gained access to the system, I am unable to offer refunds or exchanges. By making a purchase, you agree to these terms.

Purchasing Power Parity
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What You'll Receive
You’ll receive the “Sidekick” Domains of Life Management System plus two bonus Expandables to duplicate into your own Notion workspace. You’ll also receive a demo version of the system, complete with example content. Sidekick includes a built-in interactive knowledge base that will help you to configure your new workspace.
How to Duplicate the Template
  1. Log into your free Notion account
  2. Open the template link
  3. Click “Duplicate” in the top right corner of the template to copy it into your workspace
  4. Customize as needed, and enjoy!
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What People Are Saying

“WOW! This is the most well crafted Notion template/system I have ever worked with! Everything has been thought through to the smallest detail from the intuitive workflows to the eye-pleasing interface. But Jamie’s customer service is second to none. She took the time to respond to all of my harebrained questions with detailed step-by-step instructions and talked me through what I wanted to do. She even wrote the custom formula scripts to fit the customizations that I wanted and talked me through how they functioned. I always got responses within an hour, and I couldn’t ask for a better experience. This feels like a life partnership. Thank you Jamie!”

Frederick K.

“I absolutely love sidekick! It is so easy to use and ‘minimalistic’. It’s just the kind of thing I was looking for to help me manage the different aspects of my life :)”


“The best out there.”


“This is by far the best Notion template I’ve ever worked with. If you are looking to implement the “Second Brain” technique using Notion, look no further! I’ve tried a lot of the really popular ones, but there is nothing that comes in comparison to the ease of use of this one. The automations make everything so easy to maintain. And the walk-through instructions that Jamie provides make the set up a breeze. Sidekick is also really nice and soothing to look at, which is important if you plan on using it on a daily basis. Thanks Jamie!”

Jamie Otelsberg

“You’ve done a fantastic job with Sidekick. I have been using the Ultimate Brain by Thomas Frank for the past year, and I really tried but the interface always felt so horsey and I couldn’t ever get it to feel like “home”. Sidekick does an amazing job with automations built in. I’m not really sure how you do that! And of course it all looks so good. Like a breath of fresh Notion air 🙂 Thanks for giving such a great walk through and explanation as well. Happy New Year!”

“I came across the Sidekick template by Jamie, and it has been nothing short of a game-changer for my day trading activities. This template is not just good; it’s one of the best I’ve ever seen. It’s simple, timeless, and unbelievably neat. Jamie has clearly put a lot of thought and precision into its design, making it a perfect fit for my meticulous trading needs.

The balance of functionality and aesthetics in this template is commendable. It has brought me closer to achieving a streamlined workflow that I thought wasn’t possible with existing digital tools. Integrating my daily trading activities into Notion using the Sidekick template has been invigorating, and I’m excited about the potential transformations it will bring to my trading strategies.

I’m eagerly looking forward to any future updates or new templates from Jamie. If you’re a trader looking to enhance your organizational efficiency and trading strategies, I highly recommend giving the Sidekick template a try. It’s not just a template; it’s a game-changer!”


“Jamie’s Sidekick template is a comprehensive tool designed to manage all aspects of life, including personal, professional, and academic responsibilities. The template is exceptionally well thought out, covering various tasks such as managing sprints, projects, notes, resources, and habits.

Even better, the template is customizable to accommodate different needs, thanks to the addition of expandables like finance, health, and more. This feature ensures that users can track every aspect of their life in one place, making it easier to stay organized and focused.

The UI of the Sidekick template is exceptional, with a clean, easy-to-use design that is visually appealing. The design ensures that users can access different features quickly and efficiently without feeling overwhelmed or lost.

Overall, Jamie’s Sidekick template is an outstanding tool that can significantly improve users’ productivity and help them achieve their goals. Its integration of all aspects of a person’s life is truly impressive, making it stand out from similar tools in the market. I highly recommend this template to anyone who wants to take control of their life and stay organized in all areas.”


“This template is absolutely brilliant! Jamie has a unique mind that allows her to see things in an extremely systematic way. This skillset is why I believe her templates are light years ahead of the others. I’ve explored templates created by the “big names” in notion template design including Tiago Forte, Ali Abdaal, and Thomas Frank – and none come close to Jamie’s Sidekick Life Management System.

While this system can handle organizing the majority of aspects in most people’s life, her unique Expandables feature makes it extremely easy to integrate additional templates you may need. It comes two Expandables to start you off: Client Manager in the Professional domain, and Travel Manager in the Personal domain – both written with the same finesse Jamie used in Sidekick. Personally, I’ve purchased some additional templates Jamie offers including: Academia (Academic Management System for University Students), Create Lab (Production System for Content Creators), The Happy Kitchen PLUS (Meal Planning & Dynamic Grocery List System) and W. I. P. (Advanced System for Novel Writers). I’m producing a documentary, and plan to implement W.I.P to write it, and Create Lab to organize the actual production.

TIP: Take as much time you need to go through the well organized onboarding Knowledge Base. It’s a great way to understand the ‘big picture’. As you start adding your own tasks, projects, resources, etc. refer back to it frequently to make sure you’re taking advantage of all the features Sidekick offers.

I now have a fully integrated comprehensive system to manage all aspects of my personal, professional and academic life – and I’m loving it!”


“Over the years, I’ve experimented with various productivity apps and workflows such as Todoist, Things3, Asana, Apple Reminders, MS Todo, and Obsidian, just to name a few. Unfortunately, none of them proved effective for me in the long run, and I found myself struggling with productivity, significantly limiting my capabilities. I had thousands of unorganized tasks and notes scattered across different platforms, creating a chaotic situation that was challenging to manage.

Then, I stumbled upon a comment on Reddit where someone mentioned the Sidekick Notion template, and that’s when everything changed for me. I almost immediately fell in love with it. The Intake workflow, allowing quick capture of content from anywhere, became a game-changer. I could now do away with bookmarks and other web clippers. Every aspect of my life, whether it’s a task, a note, or a resource (webpage, document, etc.), finds its place in Notion. This template finally aligns with my true way of thinking and working.

I had previously tried the PARA method, Thomas Frank templates, and many others, but none yielded satisfactory results. They were too confusing and seemed to require a different mindset. Sidekick, on the other hand, provides a brilliant onboarding process that explains each part and module comprehensively.

In conclusion, I’m thrilled to have finally discovered the perfect template for my workflow. I’m grateful to the creator, Jamie, for this amazing tool. The price-to-quality ratio is exceptional, and the purchase parity option is a valuable feature I took advantage of. While there’s still a learning curve ahead of me to fully adapt and organize everything, I’m confident that I can now achieve it.

Lastly, to anyone reading my review, I encourage you to give yourself a chance and take the plunge – purchase this template. I’m certain you won’t regret it and will be amazed by its capabilities!”


“I purchased “Sidekick” approximately two weeks ago and have been using it since. I have previously purchased significantly more expensive templates that while good weren’t great. Jamie’s template is GREAT! I have to draw the comparison that you can buy a car or you can own a Ferrari. As a busy husband, father, friend and executive this is definitely the Ferrari for those who want to get the most out of Notion as a productivity tool and completely transforms the way I balance my family, work, and social life. This template is a game-changer for anyone who wants to increase their efficiency and productivity while maintaining a healthy work-life balance.

The template is incredibly easy to use and customizable, allowing you to tailor it to your specific needs. With its clean and intuitive design, it’s easy to navigate and find what you need quickly. The template includes a variety of features that help you manage your tasks, appointments, and deadlines, ensuring that you stay on top of everything.

What I particularly love about this template is that it is a true blend of form and function and emphasizes the importance of taking care of yourself and your personal life, not just your work. It includes sections for tracking your hobbies, exercise routine, and even your favorite recipes, reminding you to take breaks and enjoy the simple things in life.

Overall, I highly recommend this Notion template to anyone looking to boost their productivity and maintain a healthy work-life balance. It’s an excellent tool that will help you stay organized, focused, and on track, while still making time for the things you love. Give it a try, and I’m sure you won’t be disappointed!

Finally, most importantly is the amazing customer service from Jamie. The included tutorial is the best I have ever seen and within the 1st hour of my purchase I had multiple questions that Jamie took time to answer despite her being in the middle of traveling. Two weeks later I inadvertently moved a master file that “broke” the template and within a half hour Jamie provided easily followable instructions for me to correct my mistake. For this type of support, technical expertise, and passion I cant recommend her products enough; I bought them all.”


“Hi! I recently bought your template and have to admit that I am in love! I have tried some other “ultimate” systems and it just never clicked with my brain but between the layout and the amazing knowledge base, it is super easy to move around and shift things from the various notions databases I have been using into this one, singular location. As someone who simultaneously likes to compartmentalise but also see everything at once, this template allows me that freedom with it’s various dashboards. If you look at the various screen shots and feel intimidated, don’t! I promise you that the knowledge base will help you feel at ease and ready to dive in. If you read Jamie’s post about this template and it resonates with you, then I highly recommend you make the purchase.”


“As a VC and entrepreneur, I’ve encountered countless Notion templates from every notable expert out there. Yet, Jamie’s template stands out not just for its effectiveness and ease-of-use but because it’s the first I’ve consistently integrated into my workflow. Its simplicity is like discovering a hidden gem amidst the vast sea of options. When I reached out with a query, Jamie’s swift and detailed response highlighted her exceptional dedication and meticulousness. All things considered, I really think this is the best template out there and Jamie is def going to be my go to Notion person here forward. Looking forward for more great things to come!!”

Anthony G.

“This template strikes the perfect balance between some of the overly complex templates, and the too basic templates out there. The underlying system and workflows are very solid. The knowledge base and demo templates had me up and running in no time! Jamie, thank you for such a great product!”


“This is the most phenomenal template I’ve ever found. Thank you SO much.”


“By far this is the best system I found in my 18 months of using Notion!  I found this template because I had a ridiculously complex hodgepodge of properties in too many databases.  I fell into the trap of “more is better” which is rarely a good plan.”


“I had purchased Thomas Frank’s Ultimate Brain/Creative Companion. For a year, I struggled with how to integrate it into my work flow. I would quit/put it down for a month of two, try again. Then quit again out of frustration. When I found SIDEKICK, it was a like a light turned on. It made perfect sense and was just as robust as TF’s system without being confusing. I was up and running in just a day. I love this approach. AND it’s gorgeous to look at (which is important to me.). ENJOY!”


“I just wanted to start by saying how much I appreciate your Notion templates. You have the most impressive attention to detail of any Notion creator, and that is why you are my favorite. As a fellow Notion template creator, I can appreciate the time and effort it took to create these masterpieces.
In the past, I have suggested your templates to my customers. I can’t wait to tell them that I just recently purchased the Sidekick template, which is, without a doubt, the most impressive template to date. The templates you create in the years to come will undoubtedly be even more spectacular than your prior work, so I can’t wait to see what you come up with. As a user of your templates, I have incorporated them into my own template creations for my personal use. Because of the work you’ve put into your creations, I’ve been able to increase both my output and my efficiency. Thank you for your exceptional work, and I look forward to seeing what else you will create.”


“Jamie’s templates provide guidance on the methodology of how to approach getting my content into Notion as well as understanding how to navigate around the application once my data has been entered. Her format, general flow, and interactive/gamified training style are really top notch IMO. The way in which she guides the user (especially myself as the newbie) thru the process is enjoyable and entertaining. And it’s making sense in my mind!! She’s got serious talent!”

Aly Mikos

“Sidekick is hands down the most thought out, easy to set up and use Notion template. I love the Knowledge Base concept. Even thought I’m not new to Notion, I still walked through it step by step and set up my template. I have to admit, as an agile coach, I love the concept of using sprints to manage your work across domains! That’s genius! 🙂 I was actually thinking how I want to incorporate sprints into Notion in a way that will make sense, and this is it! Thanks, Jamie for putting out such a solid template. It’s clean, functional, minimal. It’s beautiful but more than that – it’s truly useful!!”


“I use sidekick as my central OS for work, and personal productivity. I have built on top of it, and it is super solid both for a first time Notion user with great tutorial features, but also solid architecture to build on top of for a Notion power user. Thanks for the good work Jamie!”

David Patrick

“What an incredible life management template, with a comprehensive set up system that steps you through every step along the way! The knowledge base is so detailed and great to refer back to as you are setting things up which is lacking in some Notion templates as you often need to almost be reading the developers mind to know what goes where. I am really excited to continue using it. Thank you Jamie, I LOVE what you have created here!”

Renee Bell

“This is the smoothest system I have used out of ALL the notion templates I have downloaded. This truly feels like an app. What I mean by that is that I don’t think the average user wants to to see the behind the scenes system, which is what makes Sidekick so great. They want it to be a simple interface and your portal system is an amazing play on the perspective concept and ridiculously innovative. I can see the tentacles of this in other ambassador’s templates, but they still always feel overly complicated, which scares away the average users like my wife and kids from getting too involved with it. I am in shock of how easy it is to use, but specifically, the way SPRINTS are set up is the first time I have really understood this concept and I love it. My wife has even commented on how much I have been getting accomplished and I refuse to tell her that I downloaded your system. I’m just letting her think that I got my act together!

Thank you for this template and for making the price point beyond reasonable.”

Brian Scroggs