I discovered Bullet Journaling a few months ago and it changed my life. If you have never heard of a Bullet Journal check out http://bulletjournal.com/ for the basics and check out http://www.bohoberry.com/favorite-bullet-journal-spreads/ for an idea of just how far you can go with this system.
I have experimented a lot with my spreads and trying to find that sweet spot of beauty and efficiency. I decided to share with you my dedicated Business Bujo today as I think I may have found that sweet spot.
- Vision and Mission
I found that I don’t need indexing and keys in my business journal, so I skip those and jump right into my spreads.
Pg 1 is my company/brand Vision, Mission and Core Values.
The Vision is a big picture of what you want to achieve.
The Mission is a general statement of how you will achieve your vision.
Core Values are how you will behave during the process.
I decided to put this spread right next to my modified “year at a glance” spread so that I have a constant reminder of what I am working towards.
2. Year at a Glance. Sort of.
Typically a year at a glance is another calendar/future log. I wanted something I could track my progress throughout the year in one spot. I played with a few different layouts before I came up with this. I am really pleased with the turnout, and I think it will be perfect for comparing my month to month.
3. Braindumps/Brainstorm ideas
These are places I can quickly jot down ideas for photoshoots and blogs. I will write the idea on a sticky note, so once its used I can toss and reuse the the space for the next idea. plus I needed an excuse to use these adorable sticky pads.
4. Monthly Log
Typically these will have a calender with dates of actives. Now this is my Business Bujo, but I also have a personal Bujo. It made more sense to have the calendar and appointments and deadlines all in my personal Bujo to avoid double scheduling.
So I have a habit tracker specifically for the habits concerning my business. I added a workout habit tracker here to remind myself that my body is also my job if I am serious about expanding into webcam shows.
Also as you can see, an event list. Here I will jot down holidays, political events and changes to my business. Anything that I think might affect my business. That way if let’s say I do horribly in October, but July was my best month, I can flip to July to see what was going on and if I can implement any of those things to bounce back in November.
This will most likely change, but I think its a great start.
The next page will be a running to-do list of things specifically for the business. I tried incorporating my business to-do with personal to-do, and it wasn’t effective.
Anyways, that’s pretty much what I have so far. I will keep updating you with changes, and also talk about my other tracking methods, and possibly even share some downloads for the aspiring phone sex operator.