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How I Efficiently Organize my Knowledge in Heptabase using the myLife OS Concept

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Exploring the full potential of Heptabase for Personal Knowledge Management (PKM) involves not just handling information but mastering it. At the heart of this mastery is the ICOR® methodology which stands for Input, Control, Output, and Refine. This framework ensures a systematic approach to managing your knowledge efficiently.

Understanding the ICOR® Methodology

ICOR® is essentially about building a robust structure within Heptabase to manage your information effectively. This method is not confined to any single tool but is adaptable across various platforms whether you use Heptabase, Notion, or Obsidian. The key here is to capture information seamlessly and ensure it can be retrieved easily when needed.

The Capturing Beast Concept

The ‘Capturing Beast’ is one of the central ICOR® concepts, which simplifies the process of where to store information and how to retrieve it effortlessly. This system is particularly useful for Busy Professionals who are often inundated with a flurry of data and need a reliable system to store this information in a way that it can be easily accessed later.

myLife OS—Customizing Heptabase for Your Needs

The myLife OS is a personalized setup within Heptabase that employs the ICOR® methodology. Unlike standard templates, MyLife OS is designed to adapt to individual needs, making it more than just a one-size-fits-all solution. This setup involves creating specific areas for different kinds of information—Topics, Key Elements, and Current Projects. Each category serves a unique purpose:

  • Topics are general interests you want to explore or track.
  • Key Elements include crucial information like family, health, and business that are central to your life.
  • Current Projects focus on immediate tasks or projects that require more frequent attention.

This organization not only helps in segregating information but also prioritizes it according to your current focus areas, making the management of your digital knowledge ecosystem intuitive and effective.

Practical Implementation in Heptabase

Implementing MyLife OS in Heptabase begins with setting up these three categories as separate nodes or whiteboards. You then populate these nodes with relevant information, links, and resources. Over time, this structure supports deep work by allowing you to zoom into details without losing sight of the broader picture.

We invite you to dive deeper into effective digital knowledge management and enhance your productivity strategies by joining the Paperless Movement® Membership. Whether you are new to Heptabase or looking to refine your skills, our comprehensive courses on Digital Note-Taking and more will guide you towards mastering Personal and Business Knowledge Management.

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