Your 2022 Notion Adulting Survival Guide (freebies + discounts!) 🥳





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Your 2022 Notion Adulting Survival Guide (freebies + discounts!) 🥳
By Frances Odera Matthews  • Issue #1 • View online
Happy New Year! 
It’s Frances from The Notion Bar - welcome to my first/last newsletter of the year (haha!). Don’t worry - many more newsletters coming to you on a bi-weekly basis 🥳

The new year is here and many of us using this time to reset. Here’s a rundown of my favourite templates (see my full gallery) to give you a kickstart
If you’d like to be an affiliate for any of my templates (who doesn’t loveee passive income), you can sign up here
Use the discount code tnb22 for 15% off all the paid templates below!  - This is a long email *packed* with goodies, so you might need to expand it
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P.S. all the download figures are up to date at the time of sending this newsletter (31/12/21)
For writers & daydreamers:
  • A digital gratitude journal/planner complete with 70+ user-submitted self-care tips from across the globe. 
  • Tracks your mood, sleep, memories, habits & goals while joining our journaling community on Facebook. 
  • For anyone in a creative funk
  • aNotioneer and I transformed one of the late Virgil Abloh’s most famous talks at the Harvard Graduate School of Design into a framework/worksheet that will make you rethink your design process
  • Tired of single-column scroll? Ten beautiful magazine layouts built on Notion! Whether you have a blog, journal or need to spice up internal documents, this is the template pack for you! 
For aspiring & current bookworms:
  • Stop procrastinating/overbuying books (yes, you) ! 
  • Plan out what you can ‘reasonably’ read this year, using Notion’s timeline view 
  • A curated list/workbook of 60 fiction/non-fiction exploring Britain’s diverse black history
For Students:
  • Makes your friends jealous > creates a hub for each semester & ace your goals!
  • Tracks & organises everything you need in your ‘locker’: classes, templates for all your lecture notes. homework, coursework, exams, review topics & quizzes + overall grade progression
  • Puts it all on your calendar and use Notion backlinks to link all your pages together!
  • A simple semester tracker 
  • Tracks classes, lecture notes, homework, reading and overall grade progression!
For simplicity-seekers:
  • Never forget the milk again and say bye-bye to crumpled paper lists!
  • This app shines on mobile - check things off your ‘Need’ view, as you travel around the store, and watch them disappear 
- Stop digging for tracking numbers in your emails!
- Track & manage: tracking numbers, overdue items, order numbers, spend per store, wishlist, discount codes & affiliate links 
For job-seekers:
  • Fun fact, this template actually secured my old 9-5!
  • Stand-out & show-off your personality to all your future employers!
For freelancers/business owners:
  • Makes communicating with clients easier by storing all your documents, tasks, communication and deliverables in the same place
For Eco-Warriors:
  • I flipped an article in The Good Trade into a Notion template which tracks easy sustainability swaps
Some other cool things!
Deeper Insight
5 lessons I’ve learned as a Notion Consultant | by Frances Odera Matthews | Medium
  • Dopesick - about the US opioid crisis
  • The Black Godfather - fascinating doc about Clarence Avant who’s apparently responsible for 99.99% of US pop culture
Cool Notion Tweets from the Community
I'm 19.

I started creating @NotionHQ templates earlier this year, which led me to making over $30,000 on @gumroad

Here are 7 lessons from my journey:
The Notion Mom
On the final three hours of a sixteen hour road trip home with husband, baby, and two dogs. So many ideas for @NotionHQ templates 😂
Red Gregory
A @NotionHQ discovery. When I duplicate a property with a number like "Quarter 2," it adds the next number to the duplication; "Quarter 3"
Notion is slowly becoming as ‘normal’ as Google Docs and Evernote - I can only imagine this trend continues
People *want* to work at companies that use Notion. If you’re interested in advertising your job posts to more than 718 avid Notion fans, reply to this message 💫
Thanks for reading!
I’d love to see how you’re all remixing the templates, tweet me or tag me on Instagram  (@thenotionbar) and I’ll share your creations with the world!
If you have any template ideas or want to collab on something, reply to this! If you are interested in Notion coaching/consulting - book a call
Looking forward to creating more magical things with you this year!
Chat soon! 
Frances Odera Matthews
Certified Notion Consultant & Founder of The Notion Bar
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