Notion Life Design Course
with Pillars, Pipelines & Vaults (PPV)
A tiny exceptional percentage of people wake up excited about each new day — their lives organized, leveraged, and advancing consistently in the directions they've thoughtfully chosen. New opportunities open up as they hit each milestone.
When you're in this zone, things just seem to happen.
But it's not by chance.
Are you where you want to be in life...
- With work?
- Health? Family?
- Mental Clarity?
Has nothing worked after...
- Reading everything?
- Watching everything?
- Trying everything?
Are you ready to...
- Cut the bullshit?
- Get serious?
- Work hard?
- Go big?
I help people who feel they’re not progressing in life achieve what matters most to them.
We do this by implementing a Life Operating System called "Pillars, Pipelines & Vaults (PPV)" that identifies your true priorities, aligns your life aspirations with daily actions, activates massive focus, breaks old habits, and builds growth feedback loops.
The Pillars, Pipelines & Vaults Life OS is built in Notion, a platform ideal for this purpose because of its power and flexibility.
The PPV system is a software layer on top of the Notion platform that massively leverages Notion’s capabilities — together PPV & Notion create an unparalleled growth and performance system.
I remember when I first saw August’s videos about Notion – they were not just smart – they had the potential to really change people’s lives. He builds to help people do what they want to do in life, and that’s one of the things I always hoped for Notion to do.
Ivan Zhao / CEO & Co-founder of Notion
Pillars, Pipelines & Vaults
PPV is a Life Operating System built in Notion, designed to bring Focus & Alignment to your life. Focus to ruthlessly zero in on what you need to do today. Alignment to ensure you're doing the right things on any given day, aligning your high level aspirations with what you are spending your time on.
And PPV incorporates a powerful Personal Knowledge Management (PKM) system into your life and work — screening, capturing, organizing, optimizing the information you come across in your life, then resurfacing the most valuable knowledge at the right time and right place for you to take action.
Designed by August Bradley specifically for the Notion platform (leveraging what only Notion can do), this approach solves the problems of older scattered methodologies designed around Evernote, OneNote, Todoist/Things, Trello, Asana, Dropbox, Google Docs, etc...
On August's unique approach to Notion and life design.
The BEST online course I have taken. August is a Notion and systems thinking Blackbelt and his course has delivered a truly inspirational life management system.
It holds all the parts I wanted to manage in one holistic well thought out and optimized system.
Learning Notion is easy.
Effective System Design is the challenge.
Systems Thinking is not an inherent skill for most people,
and runs counter to the way we are taught to think and frame the world.
Systems Thinking & Design has been August Bradley's specialty over the past 25 years.
August Bradley + Notion
August has massively leveraged Notion in unique ways — applying performance systems, growth psychology, and powerful life design to transform lives.
Many of his methodologies have set the standard for Notion use and personal systems, while some of his approaches remain exclusive by only working inside the comprehensive PPV system.
The PPV system combined with the power and flexibility of Notion is changing how I live my life and complete my work day to day. Knowing that everything has a place and it's all in ONE place where I can easily find it again and link it to the work I am doing... it's almost magical.
August's class makes the system crystal clear and you will leave not just with an understanding of the system, but with solid knowledge of how that system will work for you specifically.
We will discuss and explore how to modify, customize, and adapt to your needs and preferences. Nothing is written in stone, all is moldable.
However, starting from scratch to design a comprehensive system is no trivial task. Starting with an established, proven system provides a massive head start and a foundation designed for success.
Self-Paced Training + 12 Months of Live Events
Live interactive events regularly over 12 months AND a complete, premium recorded program — each at a level that would stand on its own as a top-tier course.
Work through a recorded program on how to implement the systems and practices for success in life. This resource will grow and expand further over time, in the directions participants desire.
And attend engaging live events, meet motivated passionate people on the same path, get unlimited support from August and the team in live events and across interactive platforms.
We're thinking of this as a full-year cohort. So you can relax and learn however you learn best.
Personalized Style & Pacing
The idea here is to enable each participant to choose the type of experience they want — solo and self-paced, communal and interactive, or anywhere in between.
Different people learn at different paces, and the five-week cohort sprint is overload for many — like trying to drink from a firehose.
We are doing life and personal performance design that takes time to establish and integrate. The program will provide ongoing long-term support.
You will be able to learn and go through the core material at a pace that makes sense for you — considering your time availability and whatever level of knowledge you start with coming in.
This is not a typical course
Master PPV Template (v2.5)
No more DIY building. We start with the master PPV template pre-built and ready to go. We will cover how it works in depth, and how to implement and customize to your life and work.
Self-paced Core Training
Recorded video training presentations with ongoing discussion under each video segment. Plus, recorded video Q&A sessions in which August dives deeper into common questions.
Ongoing Live Events
Life Design takes time, we will be supporting and enabling growth with perpetual live events. Q&A + Workshops + System Show & Tells + Guided Weekly/Monthly Reviews.
Ongoing Expanded Content
Both PPV & Notion will likely have numerous enhancements along the way, and we'll always keep you up to date with first-hand discovery & exploration.
Join mentor groups for support and insight. Accomplished PPV power users hold live calls and offer support in private groups — sharing from their successful system building journeys.
We facilitate the formation of study groups or accountability groups for members to support each other and hold each other accountable in their learning process.
Exclusive Course Community
Come for the system, stay for the connection. Meet the most supportive, driven, growth-minded learners. If you want to go far, go together.
Year Zero Collective fosters in-depth exploration of Notion, PPV, and the areas of life we want to learn and grow in. Deep historical topic archive and 1,000+ growth-minded members.
Matrix Learning Guide
Our comprehensive Notion-based guide organizes the learning process, adapting it to how you learn best. Uniquely designed for this program.
This course is revolutionary in the most fundamental sense. It impacts every aspect of one's life and it aims the spotlight of attention on the important vs. the trivial. I can't recommend this highly enough and calling it a 'game changer' is a woefully inadequate term for something that changes one's entire relationship with one's self.
If you're like me August's PPV system on Notion is vastly superior to any group of productivity hacks or set of self-help proscriptions because it ties all of those together with what is ultimately an incredibly helpful, hopeful and optimistic view of life.
This was one of the most valuable investments I've made in myself. Step by step, this course helps you understand core principles, change your mindset, and you will get every tool you need to manage your life & shape yourself into a person you want to become.
August's presentation style, quality of content, thoughtful & creative approach, unique perspective, deep knowledge in growth mindset & systems thinking is unmatched. On top of it, the course is very interactive & hands on.
"This course, its content, and the community within it have been of immense value for the management of my business, the ordering of my life, and my personal growth. The course was a substantial amount of work and took significant commitment and mental effort.
It was worth absolutely every ounce of energy and minute of time. I believe I will easily see a return on my investment in the first year, with compounding returns there after.
This course was nothing short of phenomenal! PPV is a work of genius, a holistic system that does wonders to act as a perpetually rising foundation that can greatly leverage anything we put our minds to.
This is the best course I ever had in personal development. Even if it is about core and details of building a life operative system, it covers the needed soft backgrounds about "how" to get there besides with "which" tools. Highly recommended!
August Bradley's course accelerated my ability to implement a life operating system so much faster than I possibly could have on my own. I had been using Notion for 6 months and was not nearly as far along as I wanted to be. In just 6 weeks, I have the clarity, commitment and daily discipline needed to achieve my goals.
August's methodology takes a human-centered approach and powers it with technology that can be tailored to individual preferences. It's a game changer and now, I'm ready to say... "Game On!"
Why I created this program
Finally!!! A collection of timeless principles that live beyond a particular software. Although, fits perfectly with Notion. This course/training delivers. Worth every penny. Content was clear, easy to understand, organized and met needs I didn't even know I had. Helped me understand more than the how but all the "w's" as well. Thank's August! Incredibly valuable information, system, and experience! A++++
Taking August's course has opened my mind to truly examining the layers of my goals and the approach to reaching those. Because of August's skillful teaching, I can now identify, and take action on the things that will actually move my business and life goals forward. This has helped me prioritize my days with what matters, and thus has allowed me to grow my business and have more time with my family, which is exactly what I was in search of.
I had searched far and wide for a system like August's PPV system powered by Notion. He has created a system that is the best of both worlds, a comprehensive, ready to rock off the shelf template combined with infinite customization so it can be tailored to your own needs without losing its power. I have never seen its equal in the personal development space.