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006 Weekly Tip: Journaling

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I’m Katherine Ann Byam, and welcome to weekly tips. This is our bite-sized segment of useful information that you can take away and implement almost immediately, for just a few minutes of your time, tune into this episode now. 

Today’s tip is about journaling. Journaling is one of the most underestimated success secrets. And often people don’t know exactly how to incorporate it into their lives and how to make a habit of doing the thing that actually can release so much of stress, and keep you focused on the mission at hand. 

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My name is Katherine Ann Byam and I’m your host. What’s your purpose? And how does it integrate with sustaining life itself? For some of us this question is a deep ache that we spend a lifetime trying to find, perhaps shifting direction as we learn and grow from one path to another. For many of us our children give us a clear definition, providing for them becomes our reason for being.  For others, it’s about enjoying the present moment ever so fleeting and ever so beautiful. For still others, it can be financial, status, contribution or impact. In this podcast, my guest and I will share with you tips, ideas and methods on how to build a career that integrates with who you are and the life you want to lead. We will explore the social foundation on which to build your transition and an ecological ceiling above which we need not climb, so that we live, not just for ourselves, but for our collective ability to thrive. Welcome to The Purpose Driven career podcast, Do What Matters. 

 

Hello, everyone, and welcome to your weekly tips. Today’s tip is about journaling. Journaling is one of the most underestimated success secrets. And often people don’t know exactly how to incorporate it into their lives and how to make a habit of doing the thing that actually can release so much of stress, and keep you focused on the mission at hand. Here’s how you journal like a boss. If you want to get the most out of life, there are some models that you can copy from people who have done this path before you. One of the models that people use to excel and to bring excellence to their lives; is journaling. Why journal? So it generally acts as an acknowledgment of an action and gratitude. It codifies your mental process into steps if that’s what you choose to journal about, it creates an opportunity to improve your mental processes, and it acts as a timeline and a reference. It also supports awareness, sort of conscious competence and sort of self generated accountability of what you are accomplishing and what you are not. It gives you a path to achieve your career and business goals as well. So how do we journal for success? Identify where you are going to journal, establish a clear time and space to do your journal, the habit is best developed daily, and in spaces with limited distraction, and usually in the same space every day. Because this triggers something with your brain that you know, this is the moment that you’re going to start reflecting on your thoughts. And you will see that you will start reflecting as soon as you get into that space. This is how creating the conditions, and let’s say the artefacts, around your practice and habit of journaling is going to form then I want you to introduce as a first point of call three stable topics to journal about relative to your day. So the choice of topics you will need to decide. But the core questions I tend to recommend as starters are these. What did I like about my process today? What opportunities did I find to improve my process today? What made me proud? What made me feel like I’ve accomplished something more than I thought I could today?

 

If you are interested in learning more about how to approach these topics. Get into my DMs anywhere on the socials. My name is Katherine Ann Byam. 

 

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