Journaling For Fun and Profit!
Have you been journaling for many years ? Have you ever considered that the age old tradition of journaling could help make you more profitable in your business life.
Even CEO’s of Fortune 500 Companies
I have been journaling for several years… In our Small business office we have a leads journal where all brand new prospective business is immediately written down so we don’t lose it…. Particularly when I get distracted and go off on one of my creative tangents.
I have a daily journal where I write notes on every conversation that I have with a client or supplier as I am having the chat… so I will remember any and all main points, plus my commitments… I have a journal that I write notes in when I am listening
I was in a class on a Sat. with one of my favorite coaches . Joe had flown in from
Here’s the gist of it.
Joe uses two journals…An imput journal and an output journal. .
The input journal is used when listening
The Output Journal :
Step 1/ Make a list of everything on your mind , literally, dump it out. . . . . . put air in the Mercedes tire, buy a new electric
The idea behind this is that you dump your load. Today our minds are in overwhelm, we have so much coming at us… there is no room for more.
I have been practicing this for about 6 weeks now. Just a couple times a week. It is interesting how it empties the mind. Ergo the well known zen koan that suggests the tea cup that is overflowing cannot retain any new content, therefore we have
What has been interesting about this process is the quality of what comes out on paper after I have dumped the load… I used
Joe says that the mind is for processing not for retaining content . All that content slows us down as we never s
Once you’ve dumped your load and all the great ideas and projects start
Step2: Note all the one step processes and highlight them in yellow.
Pick up fresh vegy’s is a one step process. Get them done or delegate them. Get the one step projects out of your life because they take up mental energy and space, blocking your better projects.
All processes with 2 or more steps highlight in green, it’s a project. This is where you have
Step#3 When it goes beyond project status it’s a letter
I have been moving ahead much more naturally on a couple of major projects in the last 30 days. My brain has simply been clearer.
The concept behind this system
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