One Thing Kyle Suggested That I Hadn't Thought Of

Last Update: January 02, 2018

There have been a several blog posts done on Kyle's Live Training that was given the week before last. If you have not already seen it, I urge you to watch it here:

https://my.wealthyaffiliate.co...

I am not going to give you my overall thoughts on Kyle's training, but I thought that I would share on of the things I learned from it.

Now, I am big on keeping journals. I keep a personal journal, a daily activity journal, and a health journal/migraine journal. They have helped me in numerous ways in the past. This being said, I was a bit taken aback when Kyle said that one of the best things you could do to build your brand was to keep a business journal. Why didn't I think of that?

To be honest, I didn't really know until I thought of it. When I thought on it, I realized that I had been using my daily activities journal as a business journal in a sense. I was jotting down ideas for articles for my website in it, but that isn't all that I shouldn't be doing.

Keeping a business journal includes recording your successes, your failures, ideas for articles, things you have learned in your niche and your ideas for blog posts and raining. It also includes writing down what you have tried and the results, your business goals, and perhaps even a schedule and/or a list of tasks that you should do daily (or weekly, monthly, quarterly. It could also include a budget for advertising or other promotions for your website or your brand.

Now that I have thought about it, I wondered why I haven't thought of it before. I constantly come up with ideas for blog post or training here on WA while going through my notifications, only to have forgotten them when I get around to actually creating them. It's amazing that I even remember that I wanted to do them in the first place!

So what are your thoughts on keeping a business journal and what things do you think it would be important to keep in one?

Best wishes,


Anita

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buffetearns Premium
I always used to keep a journal when I was working in construction, it is a useful way to plan and record. I had a garage clear out recently and through out about 6 years worth. Needed to declutter!

I keep notes lately, randomly scattered and no order, I don’t like this.

A journal is a good idea to plan and record, on this new path of mine.

Thanks Anita

Wayne
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Armlemt Premium
You're welcome, Wayne.
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BillandSue Premium
Hi Anita,
I think a business journal is invaluable. There is almost an infinite number things you could use it for. How about a comparison chart like goals and progress, daily weekly and monthly,etc? You could use it for budgets and expenses. It could also have a checklist of things to do on a periodic basis.

This is just a few things. I will think of a lot more. But you have got me thinking of many ways to keep track of progress and other business aspects.

Thanks for sharing this important evaluation on Kyle's training.
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Armlemt Premium
You are quite welcome! You have listed a lot of great things here that a business journal could be used for. The best thing is that you would have all these things in one place, right at your fingertips.

Anita
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arielharris7 Premium
Hey there..that is really a great idea...would you write a blog about it and expound on it a bit??? please?
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CarolMeador Premium
Hi, Anita. I have been using Penzu.com's journal since hearing this from Kyle. Had never heard of it before, but it even sends me an email to "start your day with writing". I don't usually do that, but do write down my thoughts, ideas, etc. throughout the day. Still using the old fashioned pen and paper, because it helps me to remember things. Then at the end of the day, I transfer my scribbles into more legible typing on Penzu. Not nearly as organized as you are, but it works for me. I could spend hours making it "perfect", which is what I'd tend to do if I was writing it for someone else! Carol
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Armlemt Premium
Carol, what a great idea! Does Penzu.com let you categorize things? It would be wonderful if they do. You could then pull up notes on article ideas, for example, when you are ready to start researching the ideas.

You're right. Your business journal is for your own use and does not need to be perfect. As far as being organized, I am not nearly as organized as I should be. I've gotten out of some really good habits over the holidays that I need to get back into. I'm a work in progress, just like my website.

Anita
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CarolMeador Premium
Me, too, Anita! I don't know if Penzu lets you categorize things or not. I didn't really check into what it's capable of, just started typing. Would be curious what you find out. Who knows, I might just get my notes organized as well!
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Armlemt Premium
Could you let me know if you find out?
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Memorylaneuk Premium
Well I have a journal but I just write stuff down but not that neatly when I am listening to a video or a podcast. I do write things down neatly if I have ideas, I guess , but mostly it's illegible when I go back to read it.
I do however keep a Gratitude Journal.
With Grace and Gratitude
Karen
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Armlemt Premium
Writing things down legibly is a skill that takes thought and effort. I don't get to listen to many of the Live Training when they happen because of scheduling conflicts. Even when I do, I usually go back and listen to the replay so I can pause it when I need to take notes.

Thanks for stopping by!

Anita
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IWoodhouse Premium
Hi Anita, cool article! I found the hardest thing was actually getting into the habit of writing in the journal every day, and found a program online where you actually set a cash target for your journalling so that you received "mental" cash deposits each day that you filled in the journal, which sort of made it fun as well as a targeted challenge.
The other thing i have found useful in the daily journal is just listing a couple of the things i am grateful for in that day
rgds
ian
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Armlemt Premium
I'm so glad you enjoyed the article, Ian. I also write down the things I am grateful for in my journal.

What Kyle talks about isn't quite the same thing though. What he talks about is a place for you to quickly jot down your ideas, thoughts, successes, and failures. It's not quite as structured as most daily journals are.

I hope you will try this, too. The results could save you time and earn you money.

Anita
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