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Do You Keep a Journal?

A bullet journal can be personalised so that it becomes exactly how you want it; everyone's journal will therefore be different. When you realise that the bullet journal can include everything you want in one place and you can leave out anything which doesn't apply to you, it seems so much more achievable. The idea that it's just one journal but that it covers everything you want to record is so much more appealing and something I've decided to try.

All you need to get started is a notebook and pen. To write a traditional journal or daily diary takes time but with a bullet journal, it is exactly what it says on the tin - It's a system of logging things as bullet points so it's quick and easy to update daily. Rapid logging as it's known, consists of topics, page numbers, short sentences and bullets.

You can also add collections so for me, I have a page for personal development books I want to read or which have been recommended to me. You could also have a page for films you want to watch, or places you want to visit. In fact anything you want to keep a record of. If you are like me, you will have notes in different books, on post it notes or just things in your head which you can't always remember when you want them. Your bullet journal has an index at the front so its really easy to find the right page and the information you want, when you want it.

This is a short video which shows you how to set it up initially but after that, it's entirely up to you what you include. It evolves depending on how you feel, what you want and what works for you.

Keeping a bullet journal is a fabulous way to track your goals, the progress in your business as well as your own personal development and anything else which is happening in your life.

Recently I attended a networking event where there was a 10 minute presentation. The presenter was nervous and had a fear of public speaking. In the event, she was great and everyone was mesmerised by what she had to say. For her, this was a huge milestone in her personal development and something which should be recorded. If she keeps a journal, then this is something she will definitely have recorded. If she hasn't kept a record of it, by the end of the week both she and others at the event will have forgotten what a huge challenge that was and one which she met.

My own business has evolved over the last couple of years and I haven't documented what has happened so I don't have anything to review and look back on. Others see the changes but I don't always appreciate how far I've come. If I'd kept a journal, I would be able to see exactly what I've achieved and when.

If you are interested in a workshop on how to put this into practice and start keeping a journal, please email me.

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