Stop the search.

Create a system to manage your digital notes and information so you never lose another idea.

Calmer Notes helps busy people create a mindfully-designed, sustainable personal knowledge management (PKM) system to stop the overwhelm and feel more organized. Never lose another idea.

  • High-yield, beautifully designed ebook for self-paced learning

  • Action-oriented companion workbook

  • Exclusive access to a database of PKM apps and software

Calmer Notes - How to build a personal knowledge management system

It's time to find a new way to work.

You're a smart, ambitious professional taking on big challenges and doing important work in the world. And you have more ideas than you know what to do with.

You have notes and ideas and research outlines and PDFs and emails scattered across an overwhelming multitude of apps on your laptop, your work PC, and your phone.

Never mind the countless productivity and note-taking web apps you've signed up for then eventually abandoned to leave with virtual cobwebs collecting.

Google Docs, Evernote, Notion, Obsidian, Roam Research, Bear Notes, One Note... You know you have some wonderful ideas tucked away in all those apps, too, but you can't figure out where you saved them.

You don't have time to waste searching down rabbit-holes.

Your time is too valuable to waste on searching for lost ideas and information.

You've spent too many lunch hours and late evenings fruitlessly searching Google and browsing Reddit threads for ideas on how to finally organize your files and notes.

You're tired of spending your time watching productivity YouTube channels, reading Twitter conversations, clicking through Pinterest pins, and browsing random online forums trying to find the perfect way to organize your thoughts, ideas, and files.

You're ready to create a customized personal knowledge management system that helps you accomplish your goals.

Calmer Notes - How to build a personal knowledge management system
Calmer Notes - How to build a personal knowledge management system

Does this sound familiar?

  • You have files scattered across your work computer, home laptop, iPad, iPhone, plus a bunch saved in different cloud apps– with no way to easily browse or search them

  • You've got more than one project on the go and feel like you take up way too much time shifting back and forth between projects

  • You worry that important tasks and ideas are going to fall through the cracks soon

  • You've tried ten different ways of organizing your file folders– and now you're stuck with a hodge-podge of different systems and apps

  • You find way too much time reinventing the wheel and searching for files because you can't find where you saved important ideas or documents

  • You're feeling overwhelmed, tired, and frustrated by your information management workflow

  • You wish you had a system (like GTD for information management) to stay on top of your notes, research, ideas, and other inputs

Calmer Notes - How to build a personal knowledge management system

You need a more sustainable way to work.

You need a solution that actually works for your busy life.

Imagine if you could:

  • Quickly find any file or note you've ever made, with ease.

  • Be able to build on that half-remembered idea you had in a few clicks.

  • Easily capture your ideas on the go (and be able to find them again instead of letting them sink into the black hole of your phone).

  • Create a living database of articles, ideas, and documents that you can build on to find and develop new connections.

  • Organize your thoughts and ideas to gain clarity and save time at home and at work.

INTRODUCING

Calmer Notes

Personal Knowledge Management for Busy People

This digital learning bundle (which includes access to an ebook, action-oriented workbook, and PKM app database) gives you a step-by-step framework for designing your own customized personal knowledge management (PKM) system.

You'll learn:

  • What personal knowledge management (PKM) means -- and why busy people need a PKM system to stop feeling overwhelmed 📚

  • How to identify the existing pieces of your PKM system 🔍

  • How to choose the right note-taking app that actually works for you (instead of switching apps every few months) 📝

  • How to design and create a personal knowledge management system that works for the reality of your right-now life 🕰️

  • Years of hard-won, first-hand knowledge about personal knowledge management I've accumulated after years of completing a PhD, an MD, and working as a physician while parenting 👩⚕️

SNEAK PEEK INTO CONTENTS

Content Overview

Calmer Notes - Personal knowledge management system and personal knowledge management apps

STEP 1

Start Where You Are

You won't discard your years of previous hard work. You'll analyze what's working in your current setup. Then you'll identify precisely how and where you can iterate and improve your new system.

STEP 2

Define Your Destination

You're not the same person as your friends or colleagues (or the people you follow on Twitter). So why should your personal knowledge management setup be the same cookie cutter solution?

In this step, you'll get clear and practical on your goals, needs, and constraints. You'll figure out what you need to create a personalized system that actually fits your life.

Calmer Notes - Personal knowledge management system and personal knowledge management apps
Calmer Notes - Personal knowledge management system and personal knowledge management apps

STEP 3

Draft Your Blueprint

You'll get practical on what types of knowledge you need to organize and design the methodology you'll use to organize it. You'll get clarity on the features that are essential to your success (and which are just nice to have).

This blueprint will help you mindfully select your targeted, curated list of software in the next step.

STEP 4

Select Your Collection of Apps

Using your blueprint from the previous module, you'll mindfully and efficiently choose software and apps that support your individual, considered PKM goals.

You won't feel distracted by the latest and greatest bright-shiny-object. And you won't feel compelled to start over with a new app every week when you've chosen a tech stack that truly meets your priorities.

Calmer Notes - Personal knowledge management system and personal knowledge management apps
Calmer Notes - Personal knowledge management system and personal knowledge management apps

STEP 5

Design Your Library

This is where everything starts to come together into your custom personal knowledge management system, purpose-built to meet your needs. You'll:

  • Solidify your mindfully-crafted personal knowledge management system

  • Choose a cataloguing system and method that works for you (and matches how your mind works)

  • Start putting your chosen apps to use

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I want in! When can I get it?

The learning bundle (ebook + workbook + PKM database access) will launch later in 2021.

Early adopters get the lowest price-- head over to Gumroad to preorder today, and you'll get access to the learning bundle as soon as it's released.

Calmer Notes - Personal knowledge management system and personal knowledge management apps

How it works

WHAT'S INCLUDED IN THE CALMER NOTES LEARNING BUNDLE

Calmer Notes - Personal knowledge management system and personal knowledge management apps

High-yield, beautifully designed, minimalist, informative ebook

You're a busy person– you don't have time to sit through fluffy videos and tedious screencasts. I don't want you to waste your time impatiently fast-forwarding to find the parts you're actually looking for.

The ebook is mindfully designed to help you get right to the good stuff– and easily refer to it again in the future.

  • Easy-to-scan headers

  • Beautiful formatting

  • Screencaps and visual diagrams

  • PDF and EPUB format

Companion workbook

This learning bundle is designed to get you thinking, creating, and taking action.

You'll get access to a guided, interactive workbook to help you craft and develop your own personalized PKM solution as you progress through the main ebook.

Download and edit it however works best for you:

  • View and edit PDF

  • View and edit DOC

Calmer Notes - Personal knowledge management system and personal knowledge management apps
Calmer Notes - Personal knowledge management system and personal knowledge management apps

Access wherever you are, in whatever format works for you

You don't have to limit your learning to times you can dedicate to sitting in front of a monitor. When you buy the material, you get PDF, EPUB, and DOC files you can sync to any device you like. Access on the go, anytime you have a spare moment.

Browse the course materials on any device:

  • Your mobile phone

  • Your tablet

  • Your laptop

  • Your computer

Exclusive access to a database of hand-picked PKM software and apps

Finding "the perfect app" won't fix your PKM challenges. But you also don't want to waste time wrestling with apps that don't actually meet your unique needs and goals.

When you buy the Calmer Notes learning bundle on Gumroad, you'll get exclusive access to a hand-picked, carefully-selected, regularly-updated database of software and apps. Sort it by features and platforms so you can save time by building your PKM system on the right platform, from day one.

Calmer Notes - Personal knowledge management system and personal knowledge management apps
Calmer Notes - Personal knowledge management system and personal knowledge management apps

Flexible, self-directed learning

You're a busy person. You can't schedule your busy life around live Zoom calls in a different time zone.

Calmer Notes is designed so you can go through the material at your own pace, at a schedule that works for you.

Want to do your own bootcamp in a single free weekend? No problem. Want to pace yourself with one step per week? Sounds good.

Ready to design your own personal knowledge management system?

Preorder today to lock in the lowest early-adopter tiered pricing. Get access to all the learning bundle materials the minute they launch.

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Elizabeth Butler - Creator of Calmer Notes - Personal knowledge management for busy people

About your guide

Hi there! I'm Elizabeth Butler.
I'm a physician, researcher, working parent, and a personal knowledge management (PKM) expert.

I’ve spent over a decade figuring out how busy people can organize information quickly and effectively.

My goal is to help you spend less time searching for lost information, and to help you stop feeling frustrated with scattered thinking. I want to help you create a personalized, bespoke, tailored PKM system you can get on with creating great things.

My story

In my first career, I was a professor and academic researcher.

While completing my PhD and writing my dissertation, I finessed my system for managing my research materials, articles, teaching material, and academic writing.

Then I went to medical school.

In my career as a doctor, I had to learn how to manage a whole different type of knowledge. Information comes fast and furious in medical training.

I'm also a working parent.

Kids are the ultimate source of both delight and overwhelm. Once I became a parent, I had a whole new load of information, projects, tasks, and reminders that I had to keep straight on top of work projects.

I’ve been in the trenches of information overload, where you are today.

You need help digging out from under the piles of overwhelming information. You need a solution customized to your busy life.

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