Do you ever read something, then forget all the wisdom months later? Or perhaps even a few weeks, or a few days later?
We have so many inspiring articles, newsletters, and books available. But how much of it is actually helping us move forward? Reading is easy - taking action is something else.
You probably know what it's like to have read a non-fiction book that's fascinating and enjoyable. But unless you apply its wisdom, it ends up making zero difference in your life.
I once searched for something that could help me remedy this problem. I tried every book summary service out there and eventually, it hit me. Most self-improvement material isn't designed to help us improve our habits in a tangible way.
Instead, the common aim is either to explore or condense interesting information. Often without taking into account the challenge of following the author's suggestions. Learning then becomes unrelatable, impractical, and just not fun. And so, we don't end up absorbing and applying ideas successfully.
Out of a need for actionable book summaries that strike a chord and make a genuine difference - Growth Notes was born. Within, I identify actionable ideas from non-fiction books, in a practical, funny, personable style - for your life's benefit.
What Makes Growth Notes Unique?
In an age of digital overload, cramming your head with information never works. Differently, Growth Notes is about discovering small, empowering habits. Inspired by nature, each Growth Note (7-9 Page guide) starts with a first section, called 'Trim the Weeds'. Here, you'll uncover three key unhelpful habits worth avoiding based on a book's wisdom.
"The true [way] lies not in a process of accumulation…but rather in elimination" - John Little, The Warrior Within.
Afterwards, you'll find a second section named 'Plant the Seeds' - where you'll explore three powerful habits worth moving towards. The idea is simple: By progressively trimming weeds and planting the right seeds in your life, you will grow to: Be more alligned with the habits that help you the most. For simplicity, books fall into four key life areas (Wisdom, Inner Peace, Relationships, and Achievement).
For every book featured, you'll also find the most impactful highlights. And a rating out of ten to help you decide whether it's worth buying (should you wish to study it more deeply). Currently, there are 30 books on the platform, though this will grow to hundreds in time. You'll get the most out of Growth Notes by using the site on a computer, but it's also optimised for mobile!
What You Will Have Access to
For every book - a seven-nine page Growth Note alongside a video review.
'Personal Insights' - to articulate your ideas based on what you've read.
'Growth Cycle' (Spatial Repetition) - to help you remember what you learn.