WHAT IS BULLET JOURNAL? 

 

Bullet Journal (BuJo) is best described as mindfulness practice disguised as a productivity system. 

It’s designed to help you organize your what while you remain aware of your why. 

 

The goal of the Bullet Journaling is to help its practitioners (bullet journalists) live intentional lives, ones that are productive and meaningful. 

  Ryder Carroll 

HOW CAN JOURNALING HELP?

  • By journaling you activate certain brain cells that are responsible for your consciousness;
  • You start realizing how much you actually have in life;
  • You start your journey to self-discovery: yes you can be organized, productive and driven; 
  • You learn to put things in perspective;
  • You train positive thinking as you know: You have things to be grateful for
  • You boost your brain efficiency and make it search for solutions (to me, this was key); 
 
Later I’ll show you How.
 
EXAMPLES OF JOURNALS 
 

#1. LEUCHTTRUM1917 HARDCOVER MEDIUM DOTTED JOURNAL

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This is a cheaper friend  of Leuchttrum1917.
 
I’ve recently discovered this one for myself, and I think it’s decent.
 
The only thing that does concern me is non-numbered pages. 
 
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Lemome is known for thick pages.
 
It comes with 120gsm paper which means you should have a little-zero show-through. 
 
Now, let’s have a look at HOW BULLET JOURNAL CAN HELP?
 
Here are some ideas: 
  • Keep To-Do Lists
  • Keep Schedules
  • Track Habits / Mood / Finance / Sleep 
  • Practice gratitude 
  • Make notes
  • Write food diary
  • Track / set goals
  • Write down your intuitions / random thoughts
 
WHAT’S IN IT FOR YOU? 
 

1. FREE YOUR BRAIN CAPACITY 

There is only a limited number of decisions a human can take in a day on par with a limited number of things one can remember. Why to increase your stress level by trying to memorize every single thing?

 

Just put it in your Bullet Journal as

  • To-Do list
  • Reminders
  • Your intuitions 
 

2. LEARN ABOUT YOURSELF 

Without a well-developed self-awareness, odds are you take the wrong decision now and have to deal with circumstances later. A bad decision is still better than no decision (IMHO), but WHY if you can avoid that by journaling? 

Imagine this, because you lack clarify on what you want, you take on a job that doesn’t fit you. Once you realize it, you’ll have to go through the tiring selection process again…

Were you journaling, you could have been able to delve deeper and understand what it is you really want.

 

3. FLEXIBLE 

If you don’t want to use Bullet Journal for schedules, you can use it to reflect on the day. 

If you’re busy, you can spent 5 minites journaling today. 

If you still think that you’re too busy, download an app called Space (it’s free on Android) and see HOW MUCH time you spend on your phone. I was shocked to learn that I spend 2h 26 min a day on my phone! 

Btw, BuJo can help you track that and minimize! 😏

 

IS JOURNALING EXPENSIVE? 

In total, you’ll invest $ 19.68 + Journal on your preference.

I made a blog post on what exactly you need to start. If you’re interested, click here

If you got curious but still not sure where to start?

I KNOW. It can be slightly overwhelming in the beginning. 

Let me offer my help to you. Look inside my book, “A Practical Guide How to Start a Bullet Journal”

 

There you’ll find some insights on how to set up your first Journal. 

Anyways, feel free to hit me up on IG @tianamcboz to share what you think. I’d love to get in touch with you. 

 

DON’T FORGET YOUR THREE FREE SESSIONS ON HOW TO SET GOALS

  • 49 days till 2020. Sh"""t. I haven't achieved all my goals.
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Familiar?
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Not to me.
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1st of January is just another day.
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True. It's a nice excuse to structure your thoughts and take the moment to reflect.
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But the reality is - you can start ANY DAY.
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1st of January is just a continuation. It's not a pill that is going to sort things out.
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Life goes on and is not measured from year to year but by steps that we take every day to enrich our lives with meaningful events and changes from within.
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Do you agree?
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#newyear2020 #taketheleap #buildyourempire #dontquityourdaydream #mybestlife #mindsetiskey #universehasyourback #embracechange #freedomlifestyle #knowyourself #consciousentrepreneur #quarterlifecrisis #goalcrusher  #abundantliving #retireyoung #faithoverfear #taketheplunge #onlineentrepreneur #buildyourbusiness #buildingbusiness #opportunityawaits #beyourownboss #empirebuilding #workforyourself  #sidebusiness  #overachiever #liveforyourself #2020 #goals2020 #selfwork
  • Walking through picturesque windmills in Zaandam I'm realizing that life is not about strategy. It's not about working harder, posting more or constantly wishing for a better future.
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It's about the present moment, and I'm lucky enough to be able to make those moments meaningful:
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✨ I'm realizing that I'm working hard not because I have to but because it's boring otherwise.
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✨ I'm writing my goals and vision in my #journalforbusypeople not because it's cool to set goals but because honestly - I LOVE IT!
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✨ I'm practicing gratitude and saying what I truly feel because it makes my heart so full that it can explode.
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What would you do if you could do ANYTHING?
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I've created a separate account for my Journal for Busy People. It's @busyjournal - if you were looking for a productivity journal, take a glimpse!
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#goalsetting #getshitdone #workaholic #productivitytips #focusedonmygoal
#selfwork #transformationalcoaching #timemanagement #goodhabits #workhardstayhumble #achieveyourgoals #reachyourgoals #goaldriven
#grit #disciplineequalsfreedom #goalcrusher #goalsanddreams #noonecaresworkharder #goalsasf #goalsachieved #goalachiever #goalseeker #endgoal #purposefullife #empirebuilding #universehasyourback
  • Standing out or fitting in when it comes to business?⁠⁣⁠
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I work for a male-dominated company. Like really it's 20 men and me. ⁠⁣⁠
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I'm often the only one who doesn't speak the native language.⁠⁣⁠
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I'm the one that comes from a business, not an engineering background. ⁣⁠
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⁠Putting it like this doesn't sound too bad.⁣⁠
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But in the heat of the situation, all I wanted is to just blend in. Why? ⁣⁠
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I wanted to be a part of the group, not a black sheep. I wanted to belong. ⁣⁠
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With time I weirdly came to terms with it because I've learned to see my differences as my advantage.⁣⁠
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Yes I don't talk football and cars.⁣⁠
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Yes I don't share men's humor.⁣⁠
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Yes English is not my native language.⁣⁠
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Yes I don't understand much about transmission equipment. ⁣⁠
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But should I really? ⁣⁠
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Being different is my inner power that no one can take away from me.⁣⁠
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I've learned to be OK to be different and now I'm actively learning how to confidently bring different perspectives and consciously benefit the conversation. ⁣⁠
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Have you ever felt different from the crowd? ⁣⁠
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#mindsetiskey #growthmindset #selfgrowth #millenials #limitingbeliefs #honoryourself #empoweringothers #universehasyourback #ceomindset #hustleandgrind #livingwithintention #buildyourtribe #findyourfearless #thinkandgrowrich #keytosuccess #rightmindset #sidebusiness #innerknowing #selfgrowthjourney #ownyourpower #stepintoyourpower #findingyourfearless⁣⠀⁣⁣⁠
#hustleandheart #faithoverfear #trainyourmind #dontquityourdaydream⁠
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  • “I see the value in coaching but let me just try to DIY everything first. I just don’t have the budget for it”.⁣⠀⁣⠀⁣
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The sad truth is, some of us don’t realize the power of investing. ⁣⠀⁣⠀⁣
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I get it. I myself was cheaping out on courses and coaches because good coaches are an investment. ⁣
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I would much rather spend my time searching for free advice and cheaper options than working on my business. ⁣
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Until I got really fed up with myself and decided that I was GOING TO afford it. ⁣⠀⁣⠀⁣
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I was listening to a book ‘You are a badass at making money’ where the author shared: ⁣⁣
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“If it doesn’t scare the crap out of you, you don’t want it bad enough”.⁣⠀⁣⠀⁣
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I’ve DECIDED to want it bad enough. I was no longer there to play small. I was there to make it work. ⁣
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Sounds easy? ⁣
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I was terrified to hire a coach and invest in courses because it was still a lot of money to me and you never know in advance if it’s a high return investment but I thought: ⁣
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“How can I expect big things happen to me if I’m not ready to play big?"⁣
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"How can expect someone to invest in my services and if I am not investing in myself?”⁣⠀⁣⠀⁣
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And you know what happened?⁣⠀⁣⠀⁣
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Not only that I got paying clients but also the money came to me from the least expected sources. ⁣
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It’s called the power of investing. ⁣
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Money is the energy: you will get back 2x more than what you’ve invested in. ⁣
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You can never expect to reach ‘a serious level’ if you are holding onto your money and refuse to take bold actions. ⁣⠀⁣⠀⁣
Tell me, what holds (held) you back from investing in yourself? ⁣⠀⁣⠀⁣⠀⁣
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Disclaimer: In this post I’m sharing my personal experience and NOT giving any financial counseling. ⁣⠀⁣⠀⁣
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#persevere #personalgrowthjourney #trustyourjourney #hustleandheart #taketheleap #quitmyjob #embracrchange #freedomlifestyle #quarterlifecrisis⁣⠀⁣⠀⁣
#workforyourself #buildingbusiness #t9to5life #liveforyourself #buildyourempire⁣⠀⁣⠀⁣
#freedombasedbusiness #businessbuilder #beingboss⁣⠀⁣⠀⁣
#workfromphone #careertransition #younghustler⁣⠀⁣⠀⁣
#ownyourownbusiness #no9to5 #entrepreneurlife⁣⠀⁣⠀⁣
#beaboss #hustlewithease #fireyourboss
  • Saying Yes when your answer is No⁣⁠⁣⁠⁣⁠
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I used to be a people pleaser.⁣⁠⁣⁠⁣⁠
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But I would NEVER describe myself that way because I thought: ⁣⁠⁣⁠
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"I don't want to please people, but I just don't want to offend anyone or hurt people's feelings.⁣"⁣⁠⁣⁠
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What's the difference though 🙈​⁣⁠⁣⁠
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My conflict strategy was conflict avoidance. ⁣⁠⁣⁠⁣⁠
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I would much rather agree than go down the path of confronting people with saying NO.⁣⁠⁣⁠⁣⁠
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I'm still suffering from being a YES girl but much less so.⁣⁠⁣⁠⁣⁠
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Because... ⁣⁠⁣⁠⁣⁠
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I figured that it's not only personal but also cultural:⁣⁠⁣⁠⁣⁠
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I live in The Netherlands, and I've noticed that people here are direct and efficient. ⁣ ⁣ ⁣⁠⁣⁠
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They consider it polite to honestly assess your abilities and communicate it.⁣⁠⁣⁠⁣⁠
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So, when they cannot do it, they answer: ⁣⁠
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No I cannot.⁣⁠⁣⁠⁣⁠
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They don't even add "sorry" because from their point of view:⁣⁠⁣⁠⁣⁠
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⁣⁠⁣⁠what do I apologize for? I haven't done anything wrong. I just cannot do that right now. ⁣⁠⁣⁠That's it. ⁣⁠
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To their mind, it's polite and much more respectful to be upfront with what you want / can do than ending up not doing it or worse - building up the inner resentment.⁣⁠
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I once shared that I didn't say No because I felt bad. ⁣⁠⁣⁠⁣⁠
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They got really confused: "Why didn't you just say you couldn't do that?"⁣⁠⁣⁠⁣⁠
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Got me thinking... ⁣⁠⁣⁠⁣⁠
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Yes indeed, why? It's just three simple words:⁣⁠⁣⁠⁣⁠
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No⁣⁠⁣⁠⁣⁠
I⁣⁠⁣⁠⁣⁠
Cannot⁣⁠⁣⁠⁣⁠
[I'd still add the fouth though: "sorry"]⁣⁠⁣⁠⁣⁠
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What do you think about this kind of approach?⁣⁠⁣⁠⁣⁠
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#honoryourself #quitmyjob #taketheleap #buildyourempire #dontquityourdaydream #mybestlife #mindsetiskey #universehasyourback #embracechange #freedomlifestyle #knowyourself #quarterlifecrisis #goalcrusher #abundantliving #retireyoung #faithoverfear #taketheplunge #onlineentrepreneur #buildyourbusiness #buildingbusiness #opportunityawaits #beyourownboss #empirebuilding #workforyourself #sidebusiness #sidehustle #overachiever #liveforyourself #hustlerclub #selfwork
  • Finding the right mentor is such a slippery slope...⁠⁣⁠⁣⁠
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I realized the true power of coaching only when I became one. ⁠⁣⁠⁣⁠
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Still, I often debate with myself whether a coach is worth my financial and time investment.⁠⁣⁠⁣⁠
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Recently I've hired a coach. I had the same questions: ⁠⁣⁠⁣⁠
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"Maybe I can still do that alone?"⁠⁣⁠⁣⁠
"Maybe I don't really need one?"⁠⁣⁠⁣⁠
"Maybe I can progress myself?"⁠⁣⁠⁣⁠
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Honestly, answers to all these three questions are ⁠⁣⁠⁣⁠
✔️ Yes⁠⁣⁠⁣⁠
✔️ Yes⁠⁣⁠⁣⁠
✔️ Yes ⁠⁣⁠⁣⁠
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The problem I've discovered with these questions is that they aren't right to ask. ⁠⁣⁠⁣⁠
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The real question here is:⁠⁣⁠⁣⁠
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"Am I ready to spend years / months figuring it all out myself? Or will I rather pay someone to save me pain and show me a faster way?"⁠⁣⁠⁣⁠
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Essentially, I'm asking here what's more important time or money?⁠⁣⁠⁣⁠
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#mentor #mentorship #successmindset #selfgrowth #entrepreneurslife #businessgoals #mindsetiskey #onlineentrepreneur⠀⁣⠀⁠⁣⁠⁣⁠
#buildyourbusiness #entrepreneurmind #workforyourself⠀⁣⠀⁠⁣⁠⁣⁠
#hustlelife #transformationalcoaching #empirebuilding⠀⁣⠀⁠⁣⁠⁣⁠
#empoweringothers #taketheplunge #buildingbusiness⠀⁣⠀⁠⁣⁠⁣⁠
#sidebusiness #selfgrowthjourney #soloprenreurs⠀⁣⠀⁠⁣⁠⁣⁠
#buildabusiness #sidehustler #futureceo #freedompreneur #imperfectboss #myownboss #bossladymindset #hustleandheart⁠⁣⁠
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