📚Understand, Connect, Remember, Apply, And Smartly Share Your Book Insights

Learn The Art Of Linked Reading In Just 3 Weeks

Do You Want To:

  • Learn to apply your book insights to thrive in health, work, and relationships?
  • Learn the three levels of reading school never taught you to unlock new book insights?
  • Learn to be noticed in conversation as "thought-provoking, wise, and interesting."
  • Learn how to connect your book notes together to create new insights?
  • Learn to take notes in any format whether physical, digital, or audible?
  • Learn what you should take notes on from books in the first place?
  • Learn how to find great books, and the time and energy to read?
  • Learn to remember insights from the books you read?
  • Learn how to talk intelligently about the books you read?

In summary:

This course helps people who struggle to understand, connect, remember, apply, and smartly share insights from non-fiction books learn to do so with linked notetaking apps like Obsidian, Tana, Logseq, and more.

If that sounds like you, you're in the right place...

The Art Of Linked Reading ($149)


✅🧠All 3 modules and bonus content

✅📚26+ lessons

✅📺5+ hours of content

✅📕Free Linked Reader Playbook

✅📝Tasks And Worksheets

✅💖Lifetime Access

✅ BONUS: How To Remember Your Book Insights FOREVER Minicourse

✅ BONUS: How To Read For Longer At A Time Minicourse

✅ BONUS: Resource List Of My Most Popular Book Summaries

30-Day Money Back Guarantee

Get Instant Access To The Course!

✨Learning The Art Of Linked Reading Will Change Your Life--It Changed Mine

I used to read tons as a kid.

I would stay up for hours every night immersing myself in worlds like Harry Potter, Deltora's Quest, or Fabelhaven. I loved intrinsic learning!

Then:

School...

In school, I was forced to do endless assignments, tests, and homework. I felt uninspired, bored, and tired. I learned only so I could get the best grade on the test.

I lost my intrinsic love of learning.

I became addicted to video games like a fish is addicted to water.

Every day, I would run to my room faster than Usain Bolt and play for upwards of seven hours a day in the summer months.

I have over 3000+ hours in Minecraft and 1000+ in Terraria

My life was quickly spiraling into meaninglessness.

I was close-minded, judgmental, and not curious about how knowledge connected. Despite knowing little, I acted as if I knew a lot. I projected my insecurities onto my family and friends.

Spirituality, the art of realizing your connection to the Universe, wasn't even in my vocabulary.

Thankfully during my Junior year of high school in COVID, I started reading books again out of boredom.

But I experienced a few problems...

Firstly, I didn't know how to find great books, time or energy to read. There are 100s of books, which one to choose! Even if I could find a book, where would I find the time and energy to read amidst the chaos of life?!

Secondly, I didn't understand the books I was reading. I didn't know how to analyze the books, take notes, and critique the author. Many books I never read out of frustration.

Thirdly, I didn't know how to connect my book insights together to come up with novel insights. I knew the great thinkers from the past like Darwin, Thomas Eddison, and Einstein all benefited humanity through their novel insights. I wanted to be like them. But I had no idea how to put books in conversation with each other.

Fourthly, I didn't know how to intelligently communicate my learnings. I remember friends and family asking about books I had recently read. And the embarrassment of being unable to create a coherent thought around them!

Fifth and finally, I didn't know how to apply my book insights. I was reading book after book, but months later noticing, my life didn't look any different. I was reading tons of books but nothing was changing!

I started reading again, but I didn't know how to find great books and the time/energy to read, actively read, connect my insights, or communicate and apply my learnings.

But I kept going...

I read books on how to find great books, time, and energy to read. I read books on how to apply and communicate my learnings. I learned how to actively read a book through Mortimer J. Adlers How To Read A Book.

And finally, I discovered the world of Personal Knowledge Management and with it revolutionary notetaking apps you can take linked notes with.

With linked notetaking, I could connect my book insights together.

My notes from Anthropology to those on Psychology. My notes on Biology to those on History. This highlights a key idea of the art of linked notetaking:

"There are no rigid disciplines in the universe, only concepts."

All disciplines — Biology, Neuroanatomy, Behavioral Statistics, American History, etc. — are just highly related concepts linked together.

It's through the linking of these highly related concepts, that your knowledge starts to grow. Your knowledge becomes more than the sum of its parts.

Think of your book insights as lego bricks.

When you read 5 books in isolation, you can only build a dinky little house. But when you read 5 books with linked reading, you can build a massive castle or city complex.

If your book insights were Lego brinks, linked reading allows you to build a massive city complex over your lifetime.

People noticed...

I started having novel ideas. People began telling me in conversation, "you're so interesting. You should start a blog." My self-esteem and confidence went up.

I began communicating my book insights more intelligently. Other people got more interested in reading. I changed their lives.

I started seeing knowledge as connected. I aspired more toward spirituality, realizing my connection to myself, others, and the Universe.

I began applying my book insights, and getting all the benefits in the realms of health, work, and relationships.

Video games stopped being an issue. The Art Of Linked Reading Became my new game.

You can make the same transformation:

📚I Have Been Learning To Effectively Take Linked Notes For Three Years

The Simple Truth Is School Won't Teach You This Skill, So You Have To Learn It Yourself

After learning to understand, connect, remember, apply, and intelligently communicate insights from non-fiction books with linked notetaking apps, my life changed.

Here are just a few of the important lessons I discovered after reading over 200+ books...

  • I read books about behavior change (like Atomic Habits, The Power Of Now, and The 7 Habits Of Highly Effective People) to ingrain good habits and routines.
  • I read books about psychology (like Thinking Fast And Slow, Plays Well With Others, and The Extended Mind) to learn more about myself and others
  • I read books about spirituality (like Awareness, The Untethered Soul, and The Power Of Now) to connect more with the Universe
  • I read books about health (like Food Rules, The Omnivore Dilemma, and Fast This Way) to improve my diet, exercise, and sleep.
  • I read books about focus (like Flow The Psychology Of Optimal, Deep Work, and Digital Minimalism) to take back my attention
  • I read books about reading more effectively (like How To Read A Book and How To Read Literature Like A Professor)
  • I read books and took courses about notetaking (like How To Take Smart Notes, The Linking Your Thinking Workshop, and Building A Second Brain) to learn how to take effective notes from books.

But the most powerful insights I had didn't come from reading these books in isolation...

It came from connecting them together to form insights NO ONE ELSE had ever had.

And that's what I'm trying to teach you to do in The Art Of Linked Reading.

💖Here's What Students Have To Say

💎Benefits Of Learning The Art Of Linked Reading

What Can You Expect After 3 Weeks?

  • Get more out of your reading than ever by learning the three levels of reading school never taught you
  • Be noticed in conversation as "thought-provoking, wise, and interesting."
  • Know how to take notes in any format whether physical, digital, or audible
  • Apply your book insights to thrive in health, work, and relationships
  • Create novel insights by connecting your book notes together
  • Intelligently communicate your book insights to other people
  • Know how to find great books, and the time and energy to read
  • Remember insights from the books you read

🔎What's Inside The Video Course?

The course is meant to be taken over a period of 3 weeks.

However, you are free to skip around if you think it will aid your learning. I expect you to spend at least 4 hours on the course each week. Any less IS NOT enough to make the life-changing transformation you will be taking. You will be changing reading habits you have ingrained since you were a kid. Of course, it will be hard.

DO NOT take the course if you don't think you can invest this time.

But if you can, let me show you the wonderful things you will be learning over the 3 weeks!

Week 1 Finding Books, Time, And Energy To Read

Why Should You Learn The Art Of Linked Reading?

  • Learn the three biggest reasons you should learn The Art Of Linked Reading. It helps you understand, remember, and intelligently communicate your insights from books that much better. Importantly, understand why we must LINK our book notes rather than taking notes like we have traditionally done for so long.

How To Find Great Books To Read

  • Learn how to find great books to read using the Inverted Reading Pyramid, intelligently getting recommendations, and defining your twelve favorite questions. Choose a book to read for the rest of the course you will apply the learnings to.

What Book Format Should You Read From?

  • Learn how to consume differently depending upon the book format you choose, whether Audible, Physical, or Digital.

How To Find Time And Energy To Read

  • Learn how to find time and energy to read using the four C habit loop, time blocking, accountability, and other productivity techniques.

6 Tips For Intelligently Communicating Your Book Insights

  • Learn tips to intelligently communicate your book insights like using analogies, linking to other related books, and figuring out how to summarize the book as a whole.

Week 2 You've Been Reading Wrong Your Entire Life: The Four Levels Of Reading

Inspectional Reading

  • Learn how to inspect a book to see if it's worth a deeper read in the first place. Ingrain techniques like x-raying a book and superficial reading.

Analytical Reading

  • Learn how to deeply analyze a single book to come out with more insights then ever. Learn the four stages of analytical reading which are what is the book about as a whole, what is being said in detail and how, is it true in whole or in part? and what of it?

How To Effectively Highlight And Annotate From Books

  • Never be confused about what and how much you should highlight again. And learn what to put inside of your annotations.

Synoptical Reading

  • The golden level of reading. Learn how to put multiple books in conversation with each other to come out with insights NO ONE has ever had.

Week 3 Creating Linked Book Notes And Applying Book Insights

How To Create Linked Book Notes That Compound Your Knowledge

  • The fun part! Learn how to assemble your book notes and link them together using Freewriting, RRR, and The Idea Compass.

How To Apply The Knowledge From The Books You Read

  • Learn how to apply knowledge from books using my Peanut butter accountability and time-blocking frameworks.

How To Compound Your Knowledge Using Maps Of Content

  • Learn how to become the next Einstein by creating Maps of Content in your linked notetaking apps and compounding knowledge.

🤔Ehh, I Don’t Feel This Course Is For Me

So you might be thinking, I like some of the aspects of the course, but I don’t feel it resonates with my specific needs.

You might fit into one of these categories:

  • You are a beginner linked notetaking tool user
  • You don't have a set reading habit
  • You don't have the financial means to do the course
  • You're a content creator
  • You don't use linked notetaking tools

If you are in any of these positions, you can still get immense value from taking the course.

Firstly, if you are a beginner-linked notetaking tool user, you will be able to apply all the course concepts, but might have to work a little extra. The course WILL NOT teach you how to use your respective linked notetaking tools. But the principles inside are simple and can be applied to any linked tool you choose (I will use Obsidian as my tool).

Secondly, if you don't have a set reading habit, don't worry! A few years ago I avoided books like they were the IRS. This course will teach you how to find time and energy for reading AS well as take linked reading notes. You might read books, but don't have a systemized process for notetaking and applying them. You'll learn that too!

Thirdly, if you don’t have the financial means to take the course, check out the FAQ section below on how to fill out a scholarship form for the course. If you want a sneak peak at some content for the course for free you can sign up for my FREE email course, Unlock Your Genius With Linked Book Notetaking.

Fourthly, if you're a content creator, the foundation of your content creation comes through your notetaking habit. The reason I am able to output a YT video, newsletter, blog post, and podcast every week is because of my reading habit. Learning The Art Of Linked Reading, you won't have struggles finding ideas ever again.

Fifthly, if you don't use linked notetaking tools, I would recommend finding a different course on reading. This course will not teach you the ins and outs of how to use your linked notetaking tool. However, if you want to get into linked notetaking before taking this course check out my Beginner Obsidian Resource List.

👋Hi, I'm Aidan Helfant

I have spent 1000+ hours learning The Art Of Linked Reading and read over 200+ books. I used to be addicted to video games and hated learning. Now, I have turned learning into my game. My goal is to help people fall in love with learning so they can transcend the self.

Oh, I'm also a Beast in Terraria💪.

The Art Of Linked Reading ($149)


✅🧠All 3 modules and bonus content

✅📚26+ lessons

✅📺5+ hours of content

✅📕Free Linked Reader Playbook

✅📝Tasks And Worksheets

✅💖Lifetime Access

✅ BONUS: How To Remember Your Book Insights FOREVER Minicourse

✅ BONUS: How To Read For Longer At A Time Minicourse

✅ BONUS: Resource List Of My Most Popular Book Summaries

30-Day Money Back Guarantee

Get Instant Access To The Course!

What Happens If You Don’t Learn The Art Of Linked Reading?

Look, it’s completely up to you whether you take the course or not.

The thing I care about most is not that you get my specific course, but that you realize the value in learning to read books effectively.

Learning the art of linked reading is one of the single most high-leverage habits I have ingrained over the last three years. It has helped me understand, remember, and intelligently communicate my insights from books so much better. It got me over my video game addiction.

Books are how I learn.

Based on my experience, if you don’t change, you’ll:

  • Don't apply your book learnings to improve in the realms of health, work, and relationships
  • Stagnate in your learning compared to everyone else effectively reading books.
  • Continue forgetting your insights from new books
  • Struggle to articulate your insights from books
  • Remain bored by reading

Don't be the person that doesn't change with the times.

Save yourself hundreds of hours of frustration by learning The Art Of Linked Reading in one concise course.

✨100% Satisfaction Guarantee

To guarantee buying this course gives you the value I know it will, I promise a 30-day money-back guarantee.

If you request your money back in the first 30 days of buying the course, you will get a full refund.

The only thing we request is that you genuinely give the course your best effort before deciding it’s not for you. Read the material and do the homework each week.

❔FAQ

When and how will I get the course?

You will get the course through Teachable, a online video hosting platform.

What if I'm not satisfied?

I want the investment in this course to be a no-brainer.

If you make an honest effort to consume the course material and do the action items for at least the first week, you can ask for a refund, no questions asked in the first 30 days after buying by emailing aidanhelfanthello@gmail.com.

How much time do I have to commit to the course?

The course is meant to be taken over a period of 3 weeks.

However, you are free to skip around if you think it will aid your learning. I expect you to spend at least 4 hours on the course each week. Any less IS NOT enough to make the life-changing transformation you will be taking. You will be changing reading habits you have ingrained since you were a kid. Of course, it will be hard.

DO NOT take the course if you don't think you can invest this time.

What if I can't afford the course?

If you would really like to take the course but can’t afford it, I would first recommend checking out some of the free content I have related to the art of linked reading on my blog. You can sign up for my FREE email course, Unlock Your Genius With Linked Book Notetaking.

If you still can’t afford the course, email a scholarship application to aidanhelfanthello@gmail.com explaining why you can’t, why you would like to take it, and what you will do with the learnings to help the world somehow.

Don't worry, this email is more about showing me you're a human than screening out to see if you will be the next Obama 🤣. In all likelihood, I'll give you the scholarship.