What's next on your to-learn list?
As long as I can remember, I’ve been a member of the self-improvement club.
You know, one of THOSE people who’s always looking to be a little better today than I was yesterday.
My bookshelves are lined with self-improvement titles: Emotional Intelligence, business & marketing, leadership, anything having to do with getting better in some way.
And my calendar is dotted with webinars, courses, and workshops - learning new things, building skills that will make me a smarter and more useful human.
It may seem at first glance that I’m all over the place - a stained glass workshop here, a leadership conference there, a pottery series in between.
Yet everything I learn, every skill I build, helps me to be better poised to contribute.
Everything I know, everything I know how to do makes me more serviceable to myself, my family, my community.
I love thinking about it in this way.
My journal is my partner in this work.
It’s in my journal that I keep a record of what I’m learning.
That’s where I synthesize what I’m learning, giving myself the space to work through how one thing connects to another.
It’s how I mark my progress and measure my growth.
And it’s where I identify which direction I need to grow next.
It was in my journal that I mapped out my journey for next year -
Better Me in 2023 -
12 months of learning and growth
A new focus for each month.
I’m so excited about this journey that I’m inviting you all to come along with me!
See below for details and a PDF flyer you can download and share with a friend!
What’s next on your list of things to learn?
What do you want to build or discover in 2023?
Weekly Journal Prompts:
Use these prompts as written or as inspiration to uncover what you need in your life this week.
Which areas of my life are yearning for growth?
What skills can I gain? And how will they improve my life?
What are my favorite ways to learn?
Am I living my life to the absolute fullest right now?
If not, what can I do to live my life to the fullest?
What am I using my energy on?
Am I happy with the direction my life is going?
One Journaling Idea I Love:
Garden of Self
Imagine your life as a garden. Write or draw what your garden looks like.
(Remember, journals don’t have to be all words!)
Healthy plants represent your positive strengths and attributes
Seeds represent your goals
Weeds represent the issues or problems that prevent you from reaching your goals
How would you describe your garden’s plants, seeds, and weeds?
What are some ways that you can maintain your garden?
What are the next steps to get rid of the weeds and nurture the seeds of your life?
Better Me in 2023
I’m so excited to get started on this journey that we’re not waiting until 2023 to get here -
We start in November with a deep dive into gratitude.
And use December to reflect on where we’ve been and to launch ourselves into the new year.
The best part:
We’ll build community as we grow, meeting together each Monday - Thursday morning* to journal and learn with and from each other.
Pick the months you want to join us,
Or you can sign on for 6 months or the whole 12 month journey!
Download a copy of this PDF to share with a friend!
(Registration links are at the bottom of the PDF and can also be found underneath the flyer image below.)
I can’t wait to journal with you!
For Your Listening Pleasure
Did you check out this conversation I had about journaling with Susan M. Barber on The Visibility Factor Podcast? We had a fun time recording this session and Susan is a great conversationalist. I hope you enjoy it!
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