Ludvig Sunstrom’s “The Ultimate Commonplace System” (TUCS) 2.0 – How It Works & What To Expect

TUCS 2.0 (The Ultimate Commonplace System) is an educational artefact created by Ludvig Sunström, freeholder of the “StartGainingMomentum” blog.

Originally appear in 2016, the arrangement was advised to accommodate acumen into the basal metrics and systems which affirm a “commonplace” system.

Whilst the aboriginal awash out of its antecedent 200+ copies in just over 78 hours, Ludvig has been alive on creating a new adaptation of the product, which will allegedly clarify on abounding of the amount account promulgated by the first.

It’s in the absorption of compassionate what this “new” adaptation holds for the users, as able-bodied as break of the assorted basal account that belay the “commonplace” ideal, I acquainted it adapted to altercate what Ludvig has been developing.

What Is A Commonplace System?

The artefact was advised off the aback of Ludvig’s claimed acquaintance with “commonplacing”.

He credits the centuries-old action with the awe-inspiring advance he’s accomplished in his bloom and able action – giving him the afflatus to abridge his learnings & discoveries into a artefact that added humans could account from.

“Commonplacing” is the action through which abounding of the “luminaries” of the accomplished 500+ years able the ideas, adventures and insights which guided their work.

Whilst not anytime discussed anymore, the agronomics of a “commonplace book” was a above aspect of acquirements all the way up to the 1850′s – with the action even getting accomplished in Oxford and Cambridge in the 1700′s.

Many (if not all) of the abundant thinkers concluded up befitting “commonplaces” – with the brand of Michelangelo, Leonardo Da Vinci, Isaac Newton, Charles Darwin and even the “Fairchild Eight” (creators of the avant-garde CPU / microprocessor) announcement the aforementioned processes in their work.

What’s absorbing is that ALL the celebrated examples concluded up with pretty-much the SAME “notes” – but all lived 100′s of years apart. This agency that – whilst the “commonplace book” assuredly played an basic allotment in the alignment & development of their ideas, it wasn’t the “book” itself which helped them appear their goals… it was artlessly the average through which they managed everything.

This allusion is vital. If the “commonplace book” wasn’t the allegation of their success, what was?

After belief abounding of these luminaries for his blog & podcast, Ludvig apparent that all of the a lot of acknowledged “commonplacers” artlessly aggregate a process.

This action was clearly DIFFERENT to everybody else, but advance to the aforementioned RESULTS (MASSIVE achievements as a aftereffect of connected focus on a accurate craft).

The point of this is that whilst their action can duplicated, not abounding humans in actuality accepted whatthe action is/was, nor how it translates into the adeptness to accomplish awe-inspiring success in a field. This is breadth the abstraction for Ludvig’s “ultimate” commonplace arrangement came from.

Working on the apriorism that his “commonplace” is in actuality a action through which he’s managed to abduction at atomic a little of the “luminaries” of old (and has appropriately managed to allure a 500+ approved readers to his blog, 1,500+ buyers to his book, and 200+ buyers to his aboriginal TUCS product) – the aboriginal adaptation (TUCS 1.0) gave an acumen into the basal MINDSET appropriate to cull it off.

As Napoleon Hill said – “success leaves clues” – and if you ambition to in actuality affect GENERATIONAL change, the clues should abide aural the “commonplace” books of the abounding domiciliary names we yield for granted.

The new adaptation (TUCS 2.0) promises to accord users acumen into this basal process, with a appearance to explain the assorted “systems” that Ludvig has developed during this time.

The BIG analysis Ludvig fabricated is to arrange his processes – acceptation that rather than aggravating to plan backwards from whether you should do things based on a “hunch” – acquisition all all-important DATA and again abbreviating it into a alternation of PATTERNS gives the “commonplacer” the adeptness to accomplish added abreast decisions, but aswell to abolish a lot of of the “mystery” about life.

This – Ludvig proposes – is the CORE of what fabricated what he calls the “commonplace mindset” one of the bigger basal indicators of massive success.


The BIGGEST point that Ludvig stresses is that whilst abounding humans would accede “commonplacing” to be an activity, it’s in actuality a action – or added appropriately – a MINDSET.

The “mindset” of commonplacing is the aforementioned as adopting a new set of attempt through which to adviser your life; from who to accede a “friend” to how to “properly” body a business, if you’re able to carbon the RESULTS of antecedent “masters”, it could barber years off any basal accomplishment you ambition to pursue. This is the base of the newer adaptation of the system.

The a lot of important affair to accept is that if you’re searching at authoritative ANY array of advance in life, there is about the “right” way to do it, and a “less right” way. The “less right” way isn’t wrong… but will NEVER be as able as the “right” way. This is why some humans consistently assume to succeed, whilst a lot of don’t.

The “trick” to massive success is to analyze the ancestry that are angry to the “right” way of accomplishing things (it could be the way you present yourself, the blazon of plan you do, the way you admission problems), and administer it to your own action / opportunities.

The acumen it’s important to accede this is because if you’re searching at affective advanced in ANY accommodation – you NEED to acclimate your admission to be accessory that which “works”. This is not to say you accept to change your absolute adjustment – just acclimate it to ensure that you’re able to conflate the “best” elements of what’s formed able-bodied before. This is breadth abounding of the “greats” get their alpha from.

The point actuality is that Ludvig’s purpose abaft “TUCS” is to highlight the role of MASTER systems in the development process. “Masters” are artlessly those luminaries throughout history whom accept accustomed advice based on the superior of plan they produce. As mentioned, abounding of these humans – aback – kept “commonplace books” – which suggests they concluded up systematizing abundant of their basal processes. It’s this action which TUCS was advised to cultivate.

What It’s Meant To Do…

The TUCS 1.0 arrangement was created to INTRODUCE users to the basal SYSTEMS they are application in their lives.

TUCS 2.0 looks to not alone aggrandize on this amount MINDSET shift, but aswell allegorize a amount of CORE systems that Ludvig has alone developed – off the aback of a amount of “masters” he’s fatigued afflatus from…

  • Napoleon’s “Corps” System – LIFE TRANSFORMATION by compartmentalization (just how Napoleon did to accommodate the French army)
  • Francis Bacon’s “Empiricism” System – Application EVIDENCE to abutment decisions (not the added way around)
  • Michelangelo’s Note Taking System – absorption on APPLICATION of account to breed new RESULTS
  • The “Eros” Assumption (Ancient Greece) – Architecture the CORE of any abstraction / assumption (rather than the peripheries)
  • A amount of others…

Everybody has “systems” for EVERYTHING

  • What you wear
  • What you eat
  • What do you do to “relax”
  • What you do with your “friends”
  • What you think about on your own
  • What you do to get accessible for bed
  • What you do in bed
  • What you read (if at all)
  • What you watch / accept to on TV/Radio
  • What you do with your computer

The “trick” abounding of the luminaries active was to STREAMLINE all their “non-essential” systems into being that can either be duplicated, outsourced or minimized to the a lot of infinitesimally baby adventure that it would yield up no added than a few hours to complete.

A acceptable archetype was Steve Jobs’ “uniform” (black bodice / jeans) – cutting the aforementioned “outfit” every day as to not accept to decay academician adeptness annoying about it.

You aswell acquisition this a LOT with “luminary” blazon humans – they absolutely just carelessness EVERYTHING abroad in the following of the “one” affair they *REALLY* ambition to allow in.

Doing this for ALL aspects of your action NOT ONLY allows you to approach your a lot of almighty activity assimilate “what in actuality matters” (which I’ll explain in a second), but aswell gives you the accommodation to upgrade, optimize and advance your assorted systems that you may accept in abode already.

This allows you to accede aggregate from your bloom to your job – removing the call to accent over things which (in practice) are in actuality absolutely mundane.

This is the amount of TUCS – the transference of a “lifestyle” into a alternation of SYSTEMS which the babysitter able to adamantly follow, and – ultimately – use to approach their activity into the CORE affair that improves your action – developing EXPERTISE.

The a lot of important affair to accede with this is the “real” abstruse to “commonplacing” is the MINDSET SHIFT which cultivates success.

When you apprehend that “success” is ENTIRELY an “internal” agency – and has VERY LITTLE to do with alien factors – you’ll activate to become added acknowledged by advantage of your animalism for artifice and creativity.

The BIG PROBLEM besetting the MAJORITY of humans is they are artlessly searching “elsewhere” for success. Which bazaar should I advertise to? Which “crypto” bread should I buy? Which sports aggregation should I bet on? Which blog should I start?

The absoluteness – and irony – is that the humans who are a lot of “SELFISH” (in agreement of their time) end up acceptable acknowledged by advantage of how SELFLESS they end up acceptable with their results.

THIS is the body of TUCS, and why Ludvig’s aboriginal tagline was “Turn Account Into Money” – the basal account of adopting a “commonplace” mindset was to accord you the afflatus & anticipation to plan on artistic tasks (which sits at the amount of ALL awe-inspiring success).

Being CREATIVE agency you are not afraid about every little affair you’ve anytime made, because you’re in a connected circling of advance – architecture bigger & bigger after-effects over time. This is why some of the world’s better companies NEVER shy abroad from administration what they’ve built; whilst abounding of the “competitive” companies (who didn’t absolutely actualize much) are EXTREMELY afraid of whether anyone abroad will “steal” their bazaar lead.

What It Actually Does

To explain – there are 1,000′s of “success” articles which explain the methods of accomplishing X or Y. These “methods” are artlessly systems which are advised to accommodate the user with an acumen into how to accomplish a accurate aftereffect in the future.

The PROBLEM with these is they IGNORE the CORE aspect of “success” – the axial colonnade about which ALL accomplishment is built… claimed capacity.

Expertise is the CORE of success. The added “expertise” you accept in ANY field, the added adeptness you accept to bear RESULTS that added humans cannot. The supply of these after-effects is what cultivates attraction, and why some humans “have it” whilst a lot of don’t.

As explained, the TUCS ideal has been to yield this basal assumption and accord it ambience to the avant-garde world.

Apart from giving humans an overview of how to set up a “commonplace” application the brand of OneNote or EverNote, the new copy delivers a amount of amount “Master” systems which adviser the clairvoyant appear a amount of new avenues through which they’re able to advance and grow.

The capability of this action is – acutely – abased on the user, and agency that if you’re absolutely analytical about what the arrangement does – it will be a acceptable way to anticipate the facts from a acclaimed and abridged source.

The alms is not after criticism.

I formed on the aboriginal “TUCS” and it wasn’t an anytime aesthetic product. It was actual apparent and dwelt a lot on the basal mindset abaft the “commonplace” ideal, not with abounding of the added ethics which it espouses.

The key affair to accept with the new amend is that it’s become abundant added focused on the alignment abaft the “process” of commonplacing; whilst ensuring that the amount attempt are maintained.

This not alone agency that Ludvig has gone to added pains to call how to use the assorted technologies accessible today… but has aswell gone added into why they are important.

Whether it’s able is abased on the way the artefact is delivered. We’ve begin that a lot of humans will *NEVER* administer any of the amount attempt delivered in a section of plan because there’s no way for them to do so. With TUCS 2.0


TUCS 1.0 was popular, although the artefact itself wasn’t in actuality that acceptable (I helped actualize the website etc and had admission to it).

TUCS 2.0 promises a amount of upgrades to the product, as able-bodied as the acquaintance of its consumption…

  • Kindle (read the book on Kindle)
  • Web application (download agreeable via PDF etc)
  • Extra bonuses / benefits delivered via PDF
  • Infographic of the all-embracing arrangement schematic
  • Email support + backend community
  • Interviews + “insight” from a amount of masters

The key affair to acknowledge is that the basal “message” of TUCS hasn’t changed. Not alone does it focus on blame its readers appear the abstraction of systematizing aggregate aural their lives… but it aswell attempts to drag “what” they do by advantage of the assorted “master” systems included in the package.

The amount of the artefact is still to adviser buyers appear absorption relentlessly on “themselves” – perfecting a set of EXPERTISE through EXPERIENCE (which is acquired through the accouterment of “service”).

The account you accommodate (in a claimed capacity) determines the akin of after-effects you attain afterwards. The aim of TUCS is to advance the clairvoyant appear the agronomics of added almighty after-effects by agreeable in the accouterment of added able service. This can be done by alms their casework in a “freelance” capacity, or just to allow in added difficult tasks in their work.

Keeping clue of the advance fabricated from these changes (systems) not alone makes them stick over the continued term, but aswell ensures that they can be optimized, bigger and even delegated (if possible).

The LEVEL at which this is accomplished about determines the akin of success one may apprehend from the “market”. This is why abounding of the “luminaries” of old are still admired today – they focused their energies assimilate their own adeptness in a accurate area, and concluded up cultivating some of the a lot of able “systems” altruism has anytime conceived. Their administration of these “systems” is what fabricated them renowned.

Whether you’d accomplish the aforementioned is up to you. The key is that if you’re accessible to adopting a new blazon of mindset, it gives you the adeptness to accede absolutely what you ambition to achieve, and – ultimately – gives you an basal step-by-step action of how to get there.

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