the reliable external brain blueprint
Ready to create a life and business hub that truly works for your brain?
what if you could set up a system that allowed your brain to actually relax?
What if you weren’t chasing thoughts, ideas, and to-dos through multiple apps?
What if you knew you had one central hub that connected all of the pieces of your life together?
And what if you could customize it in a way that organized all of that information in a way that works for YOUR brain?
In the Reliable External Brain Blueprint, you’ll learn how to create a custom digital life hub that keeps you sane.
Tell me if this sounds like you…
- You struggle with picking a planner and sticking to it.
- Every planner you’ve tried is either too simple or too full of clutter.
- None of the apps you’ve downloaded work quite the way you want.
- You’re tired of jumping from one system to another.
- You wish there was a way to create a tool that worked with your brain.
What if there was a way to create a system that works just right for you?
This is exactly why I’ve created the Reliable External Brain Blueprint.
I want to help you create a reliable, customized life hub so you can finally feel like you’ve got your shit together.
Let’s be honest, we all have a lot going on in our lives. And that creates a lot of open loops in our brains.
Those open loops are exhausting.
The solution is to get those things out of our brains and into a system that we can trust, allowing our brains to rest until we can close the loops.
The problem is that we often have so many places for things that our brain stops trusting the system. Without that trust, our brains don’t rest.
The system we’ve created through a hodge-podge of apps, platforms, and notebooks isn’t reliable.
It’s time to put an end to that.
So…how do i know this works?
Hey, there – I’m Dani Schnakenberg.
I’m a business systems strategist, serial entrepreneur, and nomadic mom of five. And I have ADHD.
The Reliable External Brain Blueprint was born from my own desperation.
I felt like I was losing my damn mind trying to manage everything.
Client work, grocery lists, blog post ideas, resource lists, homeschooling details…the lists were endless…and they were everywhere.
I realized I needed a central hub where I could connect the dots and my brain would feel safe to let go.
I’d tried a ton of planners, and about a million apps. But none of them did quite what I needed.
Some apps were geared toward moms and focused on the domestic side of things and managing kids’ schedules.
Other platforms were only good for managing work-related projects.
Nothing I found made it easy to collaborate with my husband, kids, or assistant. And heaven forbid I be able to do anything in a single platform that I could share with both my family and my clients.
Was I asking for too much?
All I wanted to do was open my laptop and see my entire world at a glance.
I was tired of hopping from place to place and my poor ADHD brain couldn’t trust that anything I wrote down would ever be found again.
And then I found it, the golden ticket that changed my life.
exactly what i needed
When I first found Notion, I didn’t know it was what I was looking for.
It somehow looked both boring and overwhelming.
Watching videos about how other people used it was inspiring, but I couldn’t quite grasp how I could apply their techniques to my life and brain.
It took me hours and hours of playing, testing, tweaking, and learning. But once it finally came together, it was life-changing.
What is Notion?
Notion is a flexible all-in-one workspace that allows you to build what you need almost like you’re playing with LEGO.
It’s free for personal use and works across all platforms.
Notion’s structure makes it simple to share individual sections with the right people: your partner, your kids, your coworker, or even your clients.
Multi-device use makes it easy to capture, organize, and access information.
so here’s how i can help you
In the Reliable External Brain Blueprint, I’m giving you all of the shortcuts.
Design For Your Brain
I’m covering the prep work you need to do to make sure the system you create works for you and your brain. I’ll walk you through exercises to determine what layouts you need and how to best piece them together to create a personalized, functional, reliable external brain.
This is all about speeding up the process and shortening your learning curve. So I’m giving you access to templates for every single layout I use in Notion + layouts I’ve created for clients. Because guess what? What works for my brain may not work for yours and I want you to have options.
Notion is made up of powerful moving parts. I’m taking the important ones and making them easy for you to understand. There are seriously useful things that even a tech-savvy person like me didn’t discover for over a year of using the platform. I’m giving you the fast-track.
Register now for just $97 $77.
Right now you’re feeling scattered.
You’re juggling all the areas of your life: work, health, personal goals, household, and family commitments.
And you have a different app or notebook for every facet of your life.
Or worse, it’s all stuck in your head.
Imagine if you could organize your life all in one place?
Each morning you could open your laptop and see exactly what you need to.
And not only would it be in one place, it would be organized in a way that makes sense for you.
Oh, and you could share just the right things with just the right people in your life.
The Reliable External Brain Blueprint can make this a reality.
So, what’s in it for you?
During this live training, I’m helping you map out exactly what your digital life hub should include, giving you templates to get started, and teaching you the tips and tricks of how to customize your hub even further to work with your brain.
Create a Life Hub Blueprint
My tried-and-true exercises for evaluating your values and priorities will guide you through deciding exactly what information you need to include in your life hub. And we won’t stop there. We’ll also explore how your brain best processes information.
Get Familiar with Notion
We’ll talk about the basic layouts and features of Notion pages and use templates to get your life hub started. There’s no sense reinventing the wheel, even when we’re creating something totally customizable.
Customize to Your Heart’s Content
I’ll teach you some of the finer points of using Notion so that you can further customize pages to work for you and your brain. No two lives or brains are exactly the same, so we’ll build off of the templates to save time, but make sure you have the tools to make it 100% yours.
Tips and Tricks for Everyday Use
I’ve been using Notion every single day for over a year now, and there are plenty of things I’m still learning. So I’m going to save you a whole lot of time and effort by teaching you the tips and tricks I’ve learned. We’ll cover sharing areas of your hub with the right people, creating your own templates, and a whole lot more.
Ready to create a system you can rely on?
Register now for just $97 $77.
Who is this for?
The Reliable External Brain Blueprint is for anyone who is ready to get their life together, all in one place.
Whether you’re single, married, have kids, have a business, have a job – it really doesn’t matter. And that’s the beauty of it, right?
There’s not usually much of a line between life and work when you’re an entrepreneur. So why not be able to access everything you need from a single hub?
With this system, you can set up a one-stop-shop that still allows you the flexibility to organize information differently and share the right pieces of the puzzle with the right people.
Boundaries and synchronization? Yes, you can have the best of both worlds.
The Busy Parent
With or without a career in the mix, parenthood is a juggling act.
Household logistics, cleaning lists, meal planning, to-dos, and travel plans. The mental load of being a parent and running a household is exhausting before we even get to the physical and emotional parts.
With this system, you can say goodbye to disappearing sticky notes and that planner you spilled coffee on…again.
Bonus: Share appropriate information easily with your partner, kids, or other caregivers.
I’ve never met a teacher that didn’t have a million ideas and half-finished projects strung out through their work computer, home computer, and half a dozen notebooks. Not to mention everything still swirling around in their brains or lost in an email somewhere.
With this system, all of that chaos can be tamed without sacrificing any creativity.
Bonus: You can create and share resource pages with your students in a snap.
Register now for just $97 $77.
How does this work?
Having taught my Reliable External Brain Blueprint quite a few times now, the biggest feedback I’ve received is that it’s hard to actually implement what I’m teaching.
So I’ve restructured this to better support you in taking what I’m teaching and actually creating your Reliable External Brain.
Instead of a 1.5-2 hour training session + Q&A, I’m breaking the content down into smaller parts and adding two additional (separate) Q&A sessions. And between those sessions, you’ll have access to our pop-up Facebook group to ask questions, too.
Attend the daily live sessions (if you want to).
Starting on Monday, May 24th, I’ll be hosting daily live training sessions in our pop-up Facebook group. If you’re impatient and want to jump in sooner though, you’ll have immediate access to recordings from when I’ve done this workshop in the past. It’s the best of both worlds, really.
May 24th: What is a Reliable External Brain and why do we need one?
May 25th: What do we do with information?
May 26th: Choosing the right platform for your REB
May 27th: Creating your REB using Notion
May 28th: A Quick Notion Tour
Implement what you learned!
Take what you learned in the sessions and the template library, and start building your Reliable External Brain!
If you need some extra motivation and accountability to get it done, I invite you to attend my weekly virtual coworking session (they aren’t part of REBB, just something I do each week that’s open to everyone).
Get the support you need!
The pop-up Facebook group will be open through June 11th, so ask all the questions you need as you work through setting up your Reliable External Brain!
Additionally, there will be two live office hours (June 3rd & June 10th) where you can bring your work and share your screen and get help.
And don’t forget about the virtual coworking on Thursday afternoons if your biggest struggle is just getting your butt in your chair to work on things!
If needed, discounted 1:1 sessions with me will also be available.
Access the replays and templates forever.
While the Facebook group will be archived after June 11th, the replays of all sessions and the template library are things you have lifetime access to!
That’s right, you get lifetime access to this version and any future updates.
Register now for just $97 $77.
The Reliable External Blueprint
- Immediate access to the full recorded version of the training
- Additional LIVE training sessions starting on May 24th at 11am Central
- 18 templates to help kickstart your hub (including an additional 90 minutes of tutorials and walkthroughs)
- Tech tutorials to help you customize
- A pop-up Facebook group for support through June 11th
- Two live office hours on June 3rd and 10th
- Lifetime access (including updates)
- BONUS: Goal Setting for Non-Planners Workshop recording
Register now for just $97 $77.
What if I'm not tech-savvy?
Obviously, this is a tech-based training to create a digital life hub. If you want to stick to a paper planner, this isn’t for you.
What you get out of it will depend on the mindset you bring into it. If you’re determined that you’re “not tech-savvy,” then you’re going to be resistant to overcoming that, and this might not be for you.
That said, I specialize in breaking down tech so that everyone can understand it. If you come into this with the belief that you are a good learner, you shouldn’t have any trouble with this.
If you can read, type, copy/paste, and use drag-and-drop, you can master this tool.
How long will this take?
Honestly, I don’t know! The live training sessions during the first week will likely be 15-30 minutes each. How quickly you take action and implement is completely up to you.
When will you offer this training again?
I have no idea. That’s the beauty of my business, I don’t have to deal in absolutes. I really love teaching my Reliable External Brain Blueprint, but what I love even more is the opportunity I have to switch up how and when I’m teaching it.
What if I don't learn anything new?
While I sincerely doubt you can attend the training and not glean at least something that’s helpful, if you really feel like the training was a waste of your time and you didn’t learn anything new, email me at firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss a refund. All refunds are handled on a case by case basis.
I have another question.
Great! Email me at email@example.com or use the chat button in the bottom right corner of this page.
© 2021 · Simplified Business Systems