Making ✨ magic✨ in Notion, LEGO mini-figures, Notion Reality TV show?!
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💫 What’s ‘in’?!
Notion x profuntivity x pop culture
🌱 How big brandz are using Notion templates to build community identity (hire me, lol) | 🪄 Tiny quality of life improvements | 📅 Notion’s TikTok Strategy | 👟 A Notion workout plan |🐣 Start the babies young! | 💸 How to make your Notion templates stand out| 🪞 How do I live here? | 🥰 A real life Notion bae | 📈 This start-up grew to 600 employees with Notion | 📹 Viral Notion travel YT short | 🍋 When life gives you lemons… | ❤️ Secret ingredient to being a good Notion consultant | 🎶 MUST LISTEN: A piece of my childhood | 📺 FEELGOOD WATCH: Faraway
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✨ Ur communication station xo✨
There is simply no better feeling than when the client uses the client portal you built in Notion instead of defaulting to email - small joys and wins!
My first introduction to building Notion systems was building client portals at my last day job - project managing at a Shopify agency. My thoughts were, there MUST be an easier way to manage client tasks/progress without sifting through endless messy email chains.
My Notion ‘aha’ moment came when I realised I could save HOURS of my life by templating our entire process inside a client portal. By having each step of our process & requirements pre-built in Notion, at the beginning of each project, all I had to do is ‘click a button’ to generate everything I needed.
I still swear by this process for my Notion consulting projects and coaching calls. In fact, Notion is quickly becoming the tool of choice for freelancer project management (see tweet above!). No wonder my freelancer client portal template has been downloaded more than 100 times.
Do you use Notion to communicate with your clients?
✨ LEGO Anniversaries✨
One of my favourite Notion traditions is how Notion employees aka ‘Notinos’ get these little LEGO figures for their work anniversaries - a new LEGO block for every year that they have worked at Notion.
From a branding/values perspective, this is a special touch that adds to the magic of what Notion stands for. Notion is often described as ‘digital LEGO’ and these mini-figures directly tap into this concept. They demonstrate Notion’s playful & community-driven company spirit, while improving employee engagement and ‘sense of belonging’.
Anyone who sees these posts instantly ‘catches’ the vibe that 'Notion isn’t just ‘a productivity tool’ and is inspired to explore it more, or even apply to work there. At the same time, ‘collecting blocks’ taps into the same psychology as collecting stickers for your achievements as a kid. It’s a simple, playful idea that has BIG results. You WANT to collect that next block and you WANT to show it off.
Overall, a solid but simple emblem of identity that a lot of brands could learn from.
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✨& that’s on brainstorming xo✨
Set the scene, it’s a Tuesday afternoon. For some reason you think you have a meeting free day, or at least that’s what your brain WANTED you to see when you looked at your calendar that morning. It hits 1:50pm and your calendar sends you a 10 minute warning for a meeting you HAVEN’T prepped for yet (we’ve all been there).
What do you do? Panic? Cry? Freak out? Maybe all of the above. OR you can ask Notion AI to come up with your meeting agenda and a first draft of some jumping off points that the team can piggyback back off.
Notion AI is like your bestie with the Mary Poppins bag who’s like “no worries, I got you” when you you need lotion, a first aid kit or a snack.
Have you played around with Notion AI yet? When has it had your back?
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✨ A magical Notion-Zine 😍✨
Oh I was THRILLED to see my Notion-Zine template being brought to life in such an innovative way!
Kieu Dang, spiritual business consultant, has released the March edition of her ‘magical business magazine’ $HMEDIUM for free & the whole thing is built in Notion! The issue includes predictions for client needs, Astro aesthetic recommendations, product + service ideas, and self care strategies. For people who care about biz and vibes, you can read it below 🙌🏾
Projects like this are why I built the Notion-Zine template in the first place Notion is literally a blank canvas. It’s the perfect place to bring your ideas to life and share them with your audience in a visually engaging and interactive way
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