“Pillars, Pipelines & Vaults” (PPV) is a comprehensive life operating system on Notion, designed by August Bradley for entrepreneurs and individuals seeking focus, alignment, and knowledge management. The program includes Systems Thinking, Notion mastery, a 12-month cohort with self-paced training and live events, personalized learning experiences, master templates, ongoing content updates, mentor and accountability groups, an exclusive community, and access to the Year Zero Collective for in-depth exploration. It goes beyond a typical course, offering a full-year life design program for deep, lasting change.
August Bradley – Notion Life Design Course
What You Get:
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…
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.
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
I’ve never been this excited about releasing a major creation. It’s the most satisfying and personally inspiring thing I’ve ever worked on — a living, breathing life-enhancing ecosystem.
I see it as an Olympic-caliber training facility for productivity, self-discovery, knowledge management, and persistent progress toward goals, meaning, and purpose in life.
In part this is the full training for the PPV life operating system — the Notion Life OS that’s generated a remarkable following with an unparalleled level of use. It has changed a lot of lives.
But it’s more than Notion, it is a full 12 month Life Design program. Lasting life change cannot be crammed into a 4 or 5 week window (believe me, I’ve tried!). It takes time to identify patterns, break bad habits, implement new growth feedback loops, and… shape yourself.
The Notion Life Design program provides training & support for real, deep, lasting life change. We massively leverage Notion, like few have ever seen. But also implement Systems Thinking, Habit formation & elimination, Mindset, Identity Sculpting, Flow States, Purpose + more.
And we will continue to build on the initial foundation throughout the year. You will be joining a perpetually updating content center, an interactive live event series, a growth-minded community, and an ever-expanding personal empowerment studio.
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 + Weekly/Monthly Review groups.
Master PPV Template (Most Current Version + Updates)
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.
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.