Did you start a business diary yet? Or have you bought one at least? Keeping a business diary gives you a tremendous opportunity to accelerate your journey to success! Imagine having access to Sir Richard Branson’s secret business success weapon! Why not take advantage of it! Now make the most of it and write in your business diary!
Last week, I promised to provide more tips on what to write in your new diary, and here they are… Get ready to make the most of your secret weapon!
1. Start Small as you Write in your Business Diary
The most important thing is to actually write every day! As you know, starting a new habit is easier if we start small. Give yourself a doable task and then commit to really doing it.
Instead of vowing to write an essay each day, why not start with something easy that will take you less than 5 minutes – and actually do it! Here are some examples:
2. Make a List of What To Write In Your Business Diary
A list is simple. We all write grocery lists. So why not start by making lists? You could, for example, list…
- 5 things you’re grateful for
- 5 things you have accomplished today
- 5 things you want to do tomorrow
- 1 problem that needs a solution
- 1 solution to a problem
Can’t think of five things? Write down three, and work up from there. Don’t feel like you have to make the same kind of list every day either. Switch around from gratitude lists to to-do lists to lists of your accomplishments. If you feel particularly inspired, you can choose two or three items from the list above.
3. Gather ideas for your Business Journal
Gathering ideas requires that you either have your journal with you at all times, or that you carry around a small “temp” journal where you can jot down ideas anytime you have them. Some people get their best ideas in the shower, and believe it or not, there are actually waterproof notepads to keep in the shower so those precious ideas won’t get lost! If that’s you, consider using one of those… and yes, we can get them for you!
4. Tracking your goals
Tracking your goals – and your progress towards them, is important too, and your diary can help you with that. Keep a list of your important goals somewhere in your journal where you can find it, maybe at the beginning, or on the last few pages. Then write down each day what you did to get closer to one or more of them.
5. Give yourself a boost
Write down something you’re pleased with, and/or something that went really well. Your business diary can be your own private cheering section, so let it cheer you on.
Share the wealth
And here’s something else… don’t keep your new secret to yourself. You know how much it helps to write in your business diary. So share the wealth! As you probably already know, diaries can make wonderful gifts for business associates, team members, clients, and even key prospects. With Christmas and 2017 approaching rapidly, branded diaries and journals are an excellent and very timely option.
Wondering which diary to choose? If you have questions or are looking for something special, just call us on 0800 007 5566 (or use our Live Chat) and we’ll be happy to help you find the best diary for your purposes. And remember… if you want the best selection, it pays to start shopping early.