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In a world where digital platforms shape our lives, there are pioneers who go beyond merely using these platforms, they reshape and redefine them. Today, we venture into the digital realm with one such trailblazer - a creator, a gamer, an entrepreneur, and a self-professed Notion Nerd.

From Slovenia, a country nestled in the heart of Europe, our guest transformed his fascination with a note-taking app into a thriving community for Notion creators. He has ridden the waves of YouTube stardom, navigated the cryptic world of crypto, and is now on a journey of self-discovery, proving that there’s no single path to success.

He’s a man who starts his day with a hot cup of coffee, jumps headfirst into the intricate world of Notion templates, and wraps up his day by escaping into his favorite video games or basking in the tranquillity of the forest behind his house. When he isn’t juggling his myriad interests, you’ll find him performing gravity-defying Parkour stunts.

Buckle up as we dive into an enlightening conversation with this master of balance and exploration, the maverick who dared to break the mold and carve his unique niche in the digital landscape. Welcome to a journey into the life, work, and wisdom of our enigmatic guest, Nixi.

Q: How did you first discover Notion, and what drew you to it?

A: I first discovered Notion while I was watching Ali Abdaal’s video on how he built his own second brain. I was searching for the perfect app to take notes.

From that point, my fascination with Notion blossomed.

Q: Can you share the story of your first project or workspace in Notion?

A: My first Workspace was a mess, a bunch of pages and toggles basically, as I used it to store my book highlights and useful websites I found on the internet.

However, when I started my first proper project – a game tracker – I realized the real power of Notion. I previously used a Word document to log everything about my favorite games, but it didn’t give me the functionality to track my progress. With Notion, I transformed the way I managed this passion, and I’m even penning a book about the experience!

Q: What inspired you to become a creator?

A: Creativity has been my companion for as long as I can remember. I found success on YouTube 7 years ago, achieving 30k subscribers and nearly 9 million views. However, my journey towards becoming a Notion creator was primarily fueled by the vibrant community my friends Neves, Dennis, and I had nurtured. The camaraderie in the Notion community is incredible – we genuinely have each other’s backs!

Q: Can you walk us through your process for creating a successful Notion template?

A: My process of creating a successful Notion template is simple. I basically start by doing my research to see if it already exists. and by making a page or a database and going from there.

For the already existing templates: I start by making a page or a database depending on what I’m building, and then I see how I can make it more useful and add more value for less money.

For the non-existing ones, like my crypto resources template. I started from scratch too with a page and went from there. I ended up creating complex relations and connecting various crypto projects and ecosystems together, the power of notion!

That’s my process, I just start building and see on the go.

Q: Other than templates, you’ve been pivotal in creating a community for Notion Creators called Notionnerd. What inspired you to create the Notionerd Community?

A: When I first started on Notion, I found most of the creator community on Twitter. It’s also where I met Neves, aka Notionerd. He invited me to join a Slack community he had formed. Seeing its potential, I was motivated to enhance it. Partnering with Neves, we crafted a thriving community that has been a great learning journey. I ended up learning so much other stuff like managing a community, people, planning, executing, meeting deadlines, and more. Notionerd Community aimed to serve more people at once, a goal that has manifested beautifully!

Q: Can you share any upcoming projects or initiatives for the Notionerd Community?

A: Currently, Notionerd is in hibernation mode, like any other Notion discord community. The original crew has moved on, and I’m now steering the ship solo. Though Discord communities have their limitations, I’m hopeful that with Neves’ return, we might be able to revive the community. In the meantime, Twitter spaces are serving as an excellent avenue!

Q: What does a typical day in your life look like?

A: I rise with the sun, sipping on my morning coffee as I settle in front of my PC and do a bunch of stuff. After lunch and a bit of Netflix to unwind, I return to work. By late afternoon, I switch gears and focus on exercise, followed by some refreshing downtime in my outdoor pool. While this might sound mundane, each day carries its unique flavor. Weekends are dedicated to time with my girlfriend, family, and friends.

Q: What’s your favorite way to relax or destress?

A: Nature is my refuge. I’m blessed to have a forest right in my backyard, perfect for recharging, and I can go wherever I want to go and just relax and collect my energy. Besides this, I also indulge in video games, Netflix, and occasional adventurous trips!

Q: What advice would you give to someone who is just starting to use Notion?

A: My advice is simple – just start! Begin by building something. Don’t get bogged down by overthinking. It’s through the process of building that you truly learn.

As we conclude this illuminating dialogue with our multi-talented guest, it’s hard not to be captivated by his spirit of innovation and endless curiosity. His journey from a YouTube sensation to a Notion maestro, to a crypto trader, and now a self-discovery pioneer, is an inspiration for anyone treading the path less taken.

His story challenges the status quo and encourages us to break free from the mold. His mastery of Notion and his commitment to fostering a community around it shows that no tool is too simple or commonplace to unlock potential or build a tribe. His unique mix of interests and hobbies only amplifies his zest for life and constant learning.

In a world where digital platforms and virtual communities are becoming our new reality, he offers a human touch, a story of personal growth, and the courage to venture into the unknown. As he moves forward on his journey of self-discovery and innovation, we eagerly anticipate his future endeavors.

From gaming to Notion templates to navigating the world of crypto, and finding serenity in the heart of nature, he reminds us that life is an intricate tapestry of experiences, and it’s up to us to make it colorful and engaging. As we wrap up, we are left with a spark of inspiration and a refreshing perspective on life and the digital world. May Nixi’s story inspire you to explore, create, and redefine your own world.

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