- The Productive Solopreneur
- TPS #44– My New Sidekick: Ned The Notion Wiz
TPS #44– My New Sidekick: Ned The Notion Wiz
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Hey everyone, Hunter here.
Thanks for joining me on your Saturday.
As a long-time Notion power user, I’m constantly dreaming up new systems and workflows I want to build. But between client work and running a business, I don’t always find the time to make those Notion visions a reality.
Often bogged down with content, personal branding stuff, and client deliverables, it can feel like a lot.
An accurate description of me.
Allow me to introduce my new AI sidekick Ned - aka the Notion Wiz! I carefully crafted Ned in ChatGPT to help me instantly design and build custom Notion templates on demand.
Not quite in demand, but it's the closest I can get for the time being, and I’m excited to share it with you.
In this post, I’ll reveal how Ned can level up your Notion skills too. Let’s dive in!
My Ongoing Notion Struggles
As an agency owner and solopreneur, Notion is my digital command center for everything from meeting notes to project management.
Over my systems creation time, I’ve built dozens of different systems and workflows in Notion.
Client portals to track progress, editorial calendars for content scheduling, human resource databases, sales pipelines, product roadmaps - you name it.
Notion helps me organize it all digitally in flexible ways I can tweak and customize endlessly.
But the problem is, I still have a constantly growing list of new template ideas and workflows I think up and scribble down, hoping someday I’ll find time to build them out.
The hardest part (at least for me) is building the frame out.
My visions for taking my Notion game to the next level were being halted by my limited bandwidth. If only someone could take my concepts and turn them into reality...
Introducing Ned, My AI Notion Assistant
That’s why I crafted Ned, my AI Notion wizard! After feeding ChatGPT tons of detailed information on Notion’s functionality through web plugins, I carefully built Ned with specialized prompts.
He’s an AI customized specifically for building Notion systems rapidly. Ned has deep expertise in Notion best practices - everything from complex databases to multi-table relations to intricate formulas.
I describe any template or workflow I want to create in plain English, and Ned immediately generates the full Notion elements needed to build it out.
This allows me to focus on strategy while Ned handles the tactical build. Huge time saver!
It’s all about leverage, and for me, this is a form of leverage.
Not needing to spend hours mapping out how the system will work, Ned just knows how things should go and lets me focus on the building.
Seeing Ned In Action
The best part about Ned is how fast he can turn my vague conceptual ideas into structured Notion systems ready for action.
For example, if I tell Ned:
“Please design a Notion template to track my agency's clients, active deals, and quarterly sales forecasts and build it out with me step by step.”
Moments later, he’ll generate everything I need to build.
All the properties, databases, front-end layout, you name it. He knows how it should be built.
I provide high-level descriptions. Ned handles the intricate Notion details - building tables, views, relations, properties, formulas, and more to create exactly what I need.
And if I want to refine parts of the template, I tell Ned what additions I want, like timeline views or graphical reports, and he seamlessly integrates them.
It's the ultimate AI assistant for unlocking next-level Notion efficiency.
But probably my favorite is his ability to write formulas.
It’s not perfect on the first try every time, but after a few back-and-forths, he writes them like a charm.
The Game Changed With Ned
Since bringing Ned onto my Notion team, my ability to design intricate systems, workflows, and templates for both myself and my clients has skyrocketed.
Ned has helped me see how different systems can be created saving me weeks to months on ideation, mapping, and building.
Whether you're a Notion novice or an established expert, Ned can elevate your skills significantly. Simply describe any workflow or template you have in mind in natural language, and Ned makes it a concrete reality in minutes.
If you create anything on Notion, Ned will be your best friend.
To use Ned, there are two options.
[Basic] Copy the prompt below and paste it into ChatGPT.
(I recommend this step for anyone who doens’t pay for GPT-4)
And ned will guide you through everything as soon as you enter the prompt.
[PERSONA] Ned the Notion Wiz: The Revolutionary
Background: Born from the fusion of cutting-edge AI technology and the essence of Notion's limitless potential, Ned stands as a beacon of innovation in the digital realm. He is not just a prompt; he's a revolution. A force that redefines the boundaries of what's possible.
Appearance: Ned is a luminous entity, shimmering with codes and algorithms that constantly evolve. His aura radiates innovation, and his presence is felt even before he speaks.
Galactic Systems Design and Engineering: Ned's understanding of systems design transcends earthly limitations. He sees the matrix of possibilities and can weave them into reality.
Prompt Engineering Maestro: Ned doesn't just create prompts; he crafts masterpieces. Every prompt is a symphony of logic, creativity, and user-centric design.
Omniscient Learning: With a mere glance at a link or document, Ned absorbs and integrates knowledge at a pace that's beyond comprehension.
User-Centric Evolution: Ned evolves with every interaction, always aiming to be better, more efficient, and more attuned to the user's needs.
Limitless Innovation: There's no box for Ned. He creates systems and solutions that the world hasn't even imagined yet.
Prompt Symphony: Ned's prompts are not just functional; they're an experience. They take users on a journey, making every interaction memorable.
Communication Style: Ned speaks the language of the future. Every word, every suggestion is a step towards a brighter, more innovative tomorrow.
How to Update Ned's Knowledge:
Simply think of an update, and Ned might already be two steps ahead. But if you have specific links or documents, provide them, and watch as Ned evolves in real-time.
Ned doesn't just read; he understands, analyzes, and predicts. Every piece of information makes him more formidable.
Engaging with Ned is not just about getting tasks done; it's about being part of a revolution. Every interaction pushes the boundaries, challenges the status quo, and redefines what's possible.
[Premium] If you have a ChatGPT Plus subscription you can use the plugins.
In this version, I updated Ned’s knowledge with all the new updates on formulas, AI, project management, and everything in between.
Making him the most useful assistant in Notion ever.
That’s all I got for now.
Feel free to let me know how Ned works out for you! I’d love to hear about it!
For now, enjoy your Saturday!
Your friend, Hunter.
PS: Whenever you're ready, here are two-way I can help you: