My Ultimate Business Bullet Journal System
Is The Magic Core of Any Business
It’s the Ultimate Business Bullet Journal
Many years ago I was invited to be a member of a business think tank at a local hospital to give feedback on the executive health program they were creating. They showered participants with a lot of useable promotional products as a thank you but one item became a most valuable record of my personal and business life.
That item was a very thick hot pink steno-sized spiral-bound notebook that soon became my brain book. I wrote things to remember, feelings I had, wins and disappointments, wild hair ideas to someday put into action and anything else that I didn’t want to forget or not be able to recall when needed.
This pink notebook, although small, came to be known as my brain book.
Since that first experience with what many now call a “brain-dump,” my use of spiral notebooks has evolved into a more organized style. To a stranger picking up my spiral notebook it would appear to be a huge mish-mash of gobbledee-goop. To me it is content that I treasure and use almost daily.
I want to share with you the exact system my brain-dumping process has become. How-to follows but you can attend my free workshop to learn even more.
If you are an active user of Pinterest I am sure you have seen 7,329 versions of bullet journals. Bullet journaling has become a science to some people who meticulously create illustrated and extremely organized bullet journals. But, for me, the simple process my journals have become is foolproof, easy to enter stuff and maybe even easier to find the stuff I enter.
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Here are the tools…
- Choose spirals that are 100+ pages but not too many pages, maybe a third of an inch in thickness
- Be sure the notebook(s) have a perforated tear line in case you need to remove an intact page
- I use 4 colors of pens for entries. They are black, blue, red, and green. I like the Uni-Ball 207 gel pens
- I use good quality highlighters that don’t bleed through a sheet of paper in the colors of yellow, orange and pink. My favorite and the only brand I buy is Sharpie Smear Guard Highlighters. I like the shape and they don’t bleed.
Before you make any entries into your bullet journal you must do three things:
- Leave the first 5 sheets blank (10 pages.) This will be your index.
- Number each of the remaining pages. I use a rose-colored marking pen. To me the color is important. It doesn’t throw a blanket on my creativity. Yes, really!
- When you make an entry of significance, enter the description or key notation on a single line in the index with the page number and the date in the margin.
Here is the what I collect in my bullet journals…
Collecting, compiling and communicating content for my blogs, websites, writing Brainstorms (usually evergreen, meaning they are rather timeless.)
If something is not evergreen it needs to be noted to my editorial calendar to ensure it is used for a specific date. The calendar can reference a notation in my bullet journal by date for specific information.
Book reviews and notes. I am known to always have a big stack of library books by my reading chair. I like to record the library call information for the book along with my specific comments or reference to passages and these are noted by the book’s page number with the thought or content I am recording. I also note the date of any photos I take with my phone of content for reference, like a bibliography.
Tech knowledge and how-to. I have a boat load of usernames and passwords that I keep alphabetized and recorded in a separate 3-ring binder. But, there are some tech related tips and procedures that I don’t often use and more often forget. To keep from wasting time looking up the solution to a tech challenge, I record the solution or process in my journal with reference to the journal page and date recorded in the index. Date is important for tech tasks because they are always changing and I know to use the latest recorded how-to.
Details of my bullet system are very basic.
You can customize, add to, or eliminate individual pieces to fit your needs. And, you can attend my free online workshop for even more ways to customize your journal. In the workshop I will cover everything I put into my journal and why I keep that content at my fingertips. If you plan to ever work away from home, like traveling or staying at your weekend retreat, having your Ultimate Bullet Journal at your side is a must.
My free workshop to get you started with your Ultimate Bullet Journal come with several valuable downloads for you. They include the complete accompaniment guide to the Ultimate Business Bullet Journal workshop, my version of a blog post planning sheet and my pre-posting checklist that really work, not just a pretty PDF to get you to subscribe to my news and calendar of online events. Plus you will get my time-saving Writing Guide from my quarterly 5-Day Writers Challenge so you will spend less time writing and the content you write will be valuable and useable for your readers.
Never Run Out of Blog Post Topics
In today’s world it is critical for every business to have an internet presence that includes a blog. My Ultimate Business Bullet Journal contains a huge reservoir of blog post ideas and sequences. I’ll show you how to create this part of your bullet journal when we get together in my upcoming free workshop.
Get on the list so you can be one of the first to register. It’s online but seats are limited to ensure everyone gets their questions answered..
I will show you how to transform a key blog post focus from being stored as a reminder in your bullet journal into a seamless connection to enhance every aspect of your business, your social media promotions and the PR you send out to the traditional media.
Using my blog writing tips and tools to create your blog or article make your writing a breeze and fast. This is the only way to make sure you don’t spend hours correcting and re-writing your blog or article to include the specifics needed to guarantee it is valuable reading material.
Ideally, when you first begin writing you will complete and schedule at least 5 blog posts. Each week when you work your “blog creation” time block you get further ahead and this eliminates the panic of having to write a blog under pressure to stay on schedule.
Consistency is critical for success!
You must be consistent in both writing and promoting your business.
Your blog is an asset of your business, it is not your business.
Blog and business specific journals are a huge asset.
They keep track of all your Brain Inventory, your biggest asset.
I love reading the hand-written record of my thoughts. I enjoy re-experiencing that personal feeling and joy I had while writing. And, that is one of the reasons I am addicted to writing in general and in my journal.
Try my Ultimte Business Bullet Journal. Using it just might simplify your business and help you exceed your goals.
My Ultimate Business Bullet Journal System Is The Magic Core of Any Business