Gathering initial customer feedback, revising dozens of samples, doing multiple quality tests… Changing, testing and changing again…

 

Just imagine this!

 

People all over the world have had their impact on the Journal you’re holding right now!

 

THANK YOU SO MUCH for choosing it! Now, you’re a part of it too💞

 

Pss, if you randomly bumped into this page and have no clue what’s happening, here is what’s happening — Journal for Busy People 

LET’S JUMP INTO IT!

Here’s some guidance on how to use it and I will use myself as an example. I prefer that over generalized instructions because it’s easier to understand and relate.

 

If you need a more PERSONALIZED HELP, book a FREE strategy call with me. We’ll set up the journal together to make sure you’re using it at full capacity. 

 

Regardless, read on.

For setting my goals I use a top-down approach, and this Journal is based on it.

I start with asking myself a question:

“Where do I see myself in 12 months?” and decide what areas I want to develop.

For me, it’s

– Work

– Business

– Health and Beauty

– Personal Development

– Social Life

– Sport

– Finance

– Family

I call them goal categories and note them as headings in the 8 column table.

Then I start mapping out my goals by writing them down in the columns (under each heading).

I typically use the

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For example, one goal is

TO IMPROVE MY PUBLIC SPEAKING (what) BY GIVING A SPEECH AT TOASTMASTERS (how) EVERY OTHER MONTH BY THE END OF 2019 (when).

 

This approach triggers my brain to question: OK,

– how will I achieve this goal,

– when can this (realistically) be achieved,

– do I actually need or want to achieve this goal?

 

 

After that, I’m going to lay out my goals on a TIMESCALE.

The timescale is a line consisting of 12 months, and each month marked as a diamond.

In project management, a diamond represents a milestone, and we’re going to come up with milestones for each timescale. 

Under each diamond on the timescale, write down all the months starting from the month you begin the journal + 12 months, e.g., January to December or March to February.

You see, there are eight timescales, because each timescale is for one goal category.

 

Remember them? 

– Work

– Business

– Health and Beauty

– Personal Development

– Social Life

– Sport

– Finance

– Family

When I’m distributing my goals for the next 12 months on the timescale I’ll ask myself,

in what months do I need to work on my goals to meet the deadlines set in the table on the previous page?

 

For example, if I want to become a better public speaker by the end of 2019, I need to schedule a speech every other month. I’m going to ask myself, is that realistic? I’m going to flip through my other timescales: given that I have other goals, how realistic is this plan?

 

You’ll probably need to come back to the “GOALS FOR THE YEAR” and tweak some deadlines.

I always do this. That’s the purpose of this Journal – to set your goals mindfully.

The timescale serves two major purposes: 

  1. Helping you break down your goals into achievable steps

 

For example:

 

I aim to have 6,000 people using my journal by December 2019, because my journal can help them.

What are the steps to reach this goal?

– January:

Complete all the preparation for launching

– February:

Put up my first YouTube videos – this one, and another on unboxing.

– March:

Gather feedback from my clients and hand that feedback over to my supplier to further improve my journal.

  1. Helping you plan

 

For example, one of my goals is to read 6 books by December 2019.

So, what’s my plan?

– January: Read The compound effect

– February: Read Goals!: How to get everything you want — faster than you ever thought possible

– March: Read Sapiens

etc…

 

I also have goals that refer to habit formation. It doesn’t make much sense to me to put these goals on a timescale;

I’ll show you later what I do with goals like these (see Monthly spread below).

And yes, I write it all out in pencil, because I might have to change my plans, or might finish them earlier, or have to delay them.

 

Update: I’ve just ordered Pilot FriXion Clicker Retractable Erasable Gel Pen (black). I”ll post on IG @tianamcboz how it works on the Journal’s pages. 

 

Can you still follow? If you’re more of a visual learner, then my YT video can be of help.

 

 

In the shaded rectangle at the top of the page, you write down the month.

 

Below the month is a quote that I find motivating. I left half of the months’ quotes blank for you to fill in yourself. 

If you need some inspiration, click here for a collection of my favorite quotes.

 

To complete monthly focus I go back to the timescales and collect information from across all eight timescales.

This gives me a reference for what I need to do this month, sort of a reminder, if you will.

 

For me, it’s to close 2 pending deals at work, read the Compound effect, go to Innovation cafe, complete all the prep for the product launch (I mean this Journal!), prepare a speech on Tanban and start boxing. 

 

What to do with habit formation goals?

I put them on a tracker.

 

My habit formation goals are to

  1. Sleep: 7 hours a night

  2. Follow a 3-step bedtime routine

  3. Maintain my diet

 

If I manage to meet a goal, I cross out a square for the day; otherwise, I put a dot in there.

I don’t leave it blank because it makes me wonder if I’ve just forgotten that day or what has happened…

I can count the squares with dots at the end of each week to monitor my progress with each new habit.

 

The last section on this page is IDEAS/ NOTES for this month.

 

I jot down

– my thoughts on how to get closer to my goals,

– ideas for new goals, or

– how I’m feeling about my progress on habits that I track.

 

This is a spot to write myself high-level feedback.

 

On empty page I typically write down the next steps of the project I’m working on so I don’t forget, or make notes if I have new ideas related to it. Sometimes I use this space to elaborate on my ideas from the IDEAS / NOTES section.

 

In the center, I typically assign a number to each week, but you can leave it blank if you want.

 

I want to make sure that what I’m doing today is 100%, or at least 80%, aligned with my end goals.

How I set up my day will determine whether or not, and how fast, I’ll reach my goals.

 

There are seven boxes; each box stands for a day of the week. In each box, I’ll write down To-Dos for each day.

I try to link the to-dos in these boxes with my monthly focus and activities that I track.

 

Let’s say if my goal is to grow my YouTube channel, I’m gonna be thinking,

Which of the days I can film a video on. Aha, for this week it’s Monday and Wednesday.

 

I included “Grateful for” because gratefulness is positively linked with an overall perception of happiness.

 

I’m typically a happy and positive person but sometimes I start a pity party or have thoughts like, “it’s been pouring rain all day, I hate this.” Maybe in your country it’s boiling hot, and you hate that. We can’t really fool ourselves into suddenly loving things we actually hate, but we can shift our focus to other things.

 

For example, I’m grateful that my readers are so supportive. Acknowledging that fills me with happiness and prevents from going down the path of negative and miserable self-talk. That’s why I’ve included some gratitude practice in the journal.

 

Now we’ve got IDEAS / NOTES for a week.

 

I keep my Journal open when I work because then, if some idea flits through my head, I’m not distracted by delving into it just yet.

 

Instead, I write all my intuitions, random thoughts, and ideas down and consider what to do with them later. 

 

 

Now a little insight into how the journal is set up:

 

There are five weeks for each month.

 

I prefer to split the days of the week to fall into separate months.

So let’s say I’ll place the last two days of April 2019 under April and the remaining five days of the week I will place in May.

 

If you don’t want to separate the week, leave the weekly spread for the last week of April 2019 blank and transfer all days to the subsequent month; in our example it’s May. You can make a note for yourself if you like.

 

Does that make sense? 

If not, shoot me an email on hello@tianamcboz.com or text me on IG @tianamcboz.

 

At the end of the journal are 64 blank pages. I use this space to elaborate on my ideas and goals.

 

For example, if my goal is to become more social by going to a social gathering once a month through December 2019,

then I put the number of a blank page (say, 167) next to my goal, and on that page, I list social activities I might be interested in.

 

Here are some ideas of what you can jot down on these pages:

  • ideas/notes elaborating on topics from the weekly / monthly spreads

  • things that you always wanted to do but have never had a chance to

  • people you want to reconnect with

  • wise phrases your friend shared with you

  • themes for this month

  • movies to watch this month

  • the most memorable moments from your day

  • gift ideas

  • books to read this month

  • podcasts / audiobooks to listen to this month

  • challenges, such as talk to one person a day, go 2 weeks without sugar, no social media for 14 days

  • long-term aspirations to explore later

 

I’m absolutely fired up to see how you set up the Journal and learn about the amazing results it will bring you. 

 

Use #journalforbusypeople to get inspired and inspire others!

 

If you want more insights, check FAQ.

 

Hit me up on IG @tianamcboz to simply say Hi, ask your question or share your experience. I’d love to know.

 

– Tiana xx

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

  • “I’m struggling to find the energy to work on my business when I get home after working 13 hours”.⁣⠀
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This comment got left by a very inspiring lady under my post on Facebook (don’t have her on Instagram to tag).⁣⠀
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There were days I couldn’t wait until after my 9-5 to work on my business. When I did get home though, I was drained out after the whole day of solving SOMEONE ELSE’S problems. I didn’t have as much energy to solving mine.⁣⠀
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I’ve spent tons of time trying to⠀
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- put my business off because I just didn’t know how to approach it⁣.⠀
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It all was with good intentions. I genuinely thought that there must be something! Something that would help me because it cannot be just that hard. ⁣⠀
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The brutal truth is, THERE’S NO SHORTCUT TO REACHING YOUR GOALS. ⠀
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The sooner you start, the sooner you become successful. ⁣⠀
The only secret I’ve discovered is to stop trying to figure out everything yourself. There are a lot of coaches and mentors out there that can help you uplevel your game and save you a bunch of time and pain. ⁣⠀
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If you need to gain insights on your particular situation, DM me to schedule a free clarity call with me. ⁣⠀
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  • Tony Robbins Event 👯 or Why to go to paid events if I can read it all myself at home?⁣⁣⠀⁣
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You've got a strong intention: “OK I’m going to journal about my extraordinary life, outline my goals and set direction”.⁣⁣⠀⁣
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You sit down, but your mind is all scrambled. You start writing, and it all sounds as corny as:⁣⁣⠀⁣
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- “I want to be happy”,⁣⁣⠀⁣
- “I want a perfect relationship”,⁣⁣⠀⁣
- “I want to earn more.''⁣⁣⠀⁣
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Happy, perfect relationship, earn more... VAGUE. You are not FEELING it. ⁣⁣⠀⁣
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I just recently went to a marketing conference with Tony Robbins. He got us:⁣⁣⠀⁣
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Dance, jump, shake our bodies, meditate, scream, meet each other, hug, talk, exchange ideas and BE OPEN TO WHATEVER WAS HAPPENING THERE.⁣⁣⠀⁣
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When we all were pumped up, he said: “Now grab a seat and describe what an ideal life looks like for you”.⁣⁣⠀⁣
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WOAH.⁣⁣⠀⁣
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I got a random partner there who shared with me that he wanted to influence people, change lives and run an empire... (+much more details). ⁣⁣⠀⁣
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It gave me permission to stop manifesting this flavorless “I want to be happy!” phrase. Being inspired by Tony, the atmosphere, and ideas of others, I shaped my own ambitious vision.⁣⁣⠀⁣
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Now imagine you're in your apartment trying to put something on paper while being distracted by your phone, life admin stuff and just not being in that powerful state…⁣⁣⠀⁣
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While the information at such events might not be revolutionary new, you will get in the right state to finally take actions on what you’ve already heard 1,000.000 times.⁣⁣⠀⁣
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Have you had any similar experiences?⁣⁣⁣⠀⁣
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#workforyourself #buildingbusiness #t9to5life #liveforyourself #buildyourempire⁣⠀⁣⠀⁣⠀⁣⁣⁣⠀⁣
#freedombasedbusiness #businessbuilder #beingboss⁣⠀⁣⠀⁣⠀⁣⁣⁣⠀⁣
#workfromphone #careertransition #younghustler⁣⠀⁣⠀⁣⠀⁣⁣⁣⠀⁣
#ownyourownbusiness #no9to5 #entrepreneurlife⁣⠀⁣⠀⁣⠀⁣⁣⁣⠀⁣
#beaboss #hustlewithease #fireyourboss #tonyrobbins ⁣
  • When one has a birthday, I'm so used to seeing a long copy-paste Instagram post declaring all their achievements, stating how grateful and happy they are and how far they've come.⁣⁣⠀⁣
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While it can 100% be true, it often doesn't come across genuine.⁣⁣⠀⁣
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It often feels like "Everyone is doing that so let me join that party too, even if I'm lonely and miserable".⁣⁣⠀⁣
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So. Let me just be honest with you.⁣⁣⠀⁣
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Today I turned 25, and I’m not even close to where a 20-year-old-me thought I would be.⁣⁣⠀⁣
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- I thought I'd be engaged with a strong handsome soulmate.⁣⁣⠀⁣
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- I thought I'd be traveling the world while working remotely, earning high checks.⁣⁣⠀⁣
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- I thought I'd be owning an apartment with panoramic windows facing the ocean.⁣⁣⠀⁣
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I am 25 now, and it all hasn't happened to me yet.⁣⁣⠀⁣
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Not just yet.⁣⁣⠀⁣
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During the last year though, I’ve done tons of inner work. I stopped acting small and started unapologetically demand more from life while fully accepting myself.⁣⁣⠀⁣
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It led me to launching #journalforbusypeople, working with exceptional clients, repelling the wrong people and attracting those who are ready to play at my level.⁣⁣⠀⁣
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I'm not where I want to be yet but I'm so ready for it, as never before.⁣⁣⠀⁣
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If things haven’t played out for you as you expected, trust the Universe that it is leading you in the right direction while doing tons of work on your end.⁣⁣⠀⁣
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  • "I'm someone who has way too many ideas but not enough time".⠀⁣⠀
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Hello driven human! I’m so happy to have you here. ⠀⁣⠀
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While it’s awesome to be multi-passionate and diverse, when it comes to business having too many ideas means quick burn-outs and zero ROI. ⠀⁣⠀
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You ask yourself: “What did I accomplish today?” and you were legit busy, but you cannot say “OK, now it’s 100% done” because it all is 30% in progress… ⠀⁣⠀
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You are numb and stuck as too many ideas are coming up, and it gets complicated to focus.⠀⁣⠀
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You jump from one idea to another: today you feel like working on cooking recipes and yesterday on copywriting for clients. ⠀⁣⠀
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Yep. I know how it feels. ⠀⁣⠀
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I also know that focusing on just ONE SINGLE idea and becoming an expert in the field will drive you to quitting your 9-5, earning money from your business and leading a purposeful life. ⠀⁣⠀
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OK, great. Now, how to choose ‘a focus idea’. ⠀⁣⠀
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I’m working on a FREE THREE DAY VIDEO COURSE to turn your expertise into a coaching business. ⠀⁣⠀
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The first thing you will learn is a framework to launch AN idea so you can stop swimming with ideas and focus your energy. ⠀⁣⠀
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Drop an emoji below if you’d like me to DM you the link.⠀⁣⠀
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#hustlelife #transformationalcoaching #empirebuilding⠀⁣⠀
#empoweringothers #taketheplunge #buildingbusiness⠀⁣⠀
#sidebusiness #selfgrowthjourney #soloprenreurs⠀⁣⠀
#buildabusiness #sidehustler #futureceo #freedompreneur #imperfectboss #myownboss #bossladymindset #hustleandheart
  • “There’s more to life than my 9-5 but where to start?”
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May 2018 I published my book which became an Amazon best seller. This is how it all started for me.
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I then launched my website which was more like a blog back then. I published more books, wrote more blog posts, posted on IG like crazy but something just didn’t feel right…
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I had a mess in my head, I was directionless. On the outside it seemed like “Oh she has a bestselling book! She certainly knows what she is doing!”
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On the inside, I was swimming with my ideas and had absolutely no clue on:
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- How to align all my products?
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I was willing to do the work, and I worked hard. But the result was still not there. My  ROI was ridiculously low in comparison with My Effort.
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Maybe it’s exactly where you are right now, and it feels like you know that there’s more to life than just your 9-5 but “WHERE TO START?”
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Start with asking for help.
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Dang. You didn’t expect that, huh?
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Here’s a clear direction: find someone who is several steps ahead you, someone you can trust and ask them to mentor you.
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This is where your journey begins.
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#quitmyjob #taketheleap #buildyourempire #dontquityourdaydream #mybestlife #mindsetiskey #universehasyourback #embracechange #freedomlifestyle #knowyourself #consciousentrepreneur #quarterlifecrisis #goalcrusher  #abundantliving #retireyoung #faithoverfear #taketheplunge #onlineentrepreneur #buildyourbusiness #buildingbusiness #opportunityawaits #beyourownboss #empirebuilding #workforyourself  #sidebusiness #sidehustle #overachiever #liveforyourself #hustlerclub #selfwork
  • How to work on your goals when you’re feeling like crap?
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You’re having a million of thoughts running in your head, and one of them is saying: GET UP, YOU LAZY CHICKEN! GO AFTER YOUR GOALS!
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We think we experience the reality, but in reality we experience our thinking. What we think is what we see. What we see is what we feel.
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This means, to change what we feel we need to change what we think.
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💭 If I invest more in my negative thoughts, they become more real. I feel them as if they were my reality, and I start believing that they are.
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When I have horrible days, I focus on my thoughts. Once I manage to channel my thoughts, this is the moment to start knocking out my goals 👊
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YOU: you’re not a failure if ‘everything just against you’ today; you’re 1000% worth it and deserve the best because — don’t measure your self-worth based on one day.
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