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5 Highly recommend to anyone A self aware self help book that miraculously contains concrete useful examples for you to implement into your own life TODAY I received a proof copy and will definitely be adding the final finished version to my home library to return to again and again.
A useful compilation, but this book doesn t provide anything you couldn t already learn online on The Long Awaited First Book By The Founder Of The Enormously Popular Bullet Journal Organizational SystemFor Years Ryder Carroll Tried Countless Organizing Systems, Online And Off, But None Of Them Fit The Way His Mind Worked Out Of Sheer Necessity, He Developed A Method Called The Bullet Journal That Helped Him Become Consistently Focused And Effective When He Started Sharing His System With Friends Who Faced Similar Challenges, It Went Viral Just A Few Years Later, To His Astonishment, Bullet Journaling Is A Global Movement The Bullet Journal Method Is About Much Than Organizing Your Notes And To Do Lists It S About What Carroll Calls Intentional Living Weeding Out Distractions And Focusing Your Time And Energy In Pursuit Of What S Truly Meaningful, In Both Your Work And Your Personal Life It S About Spending Time With What You Care About, By Working On Fewer Things His New Book Shows You How To Track The Past Using Nothing Than A Pen And Paper, Create A Clear And Comprehensive Record Of Your Thoughts Order The Present Find Daily Calm By Tackling Your To Do List In A Mindful, Systematic, And Productive Way Design The Future Transform Your Vague Curiosities Into Meaningful Goals, And Then Break Those Goals Into Manageable Action Steps That Lead To Big Change Carroll Wrote This Book For Frustrated List Makers, Overwhelmed Multitaskers, And Creatives Who Need Some Structure Whether You Ve Used A Bullet Journal For Years Or Have Never Seen One Before, The Bullet Journal Method Will Help You Go From Passenger To Pilot Of Your Own Life I was in two minds about this book from the outset, and I wasn t sure what to expect from it So is it really fair to say that it disappointed me Probably not, but in any case, I came away nonplussed The book is split into five sections Preparation, System, Practice, Art and End.
It started well with an overview of the method and I learnt a lot I should say that I ve been keeping a BuJo for over two years now Or at least I thought I had My method was a long way removed from the official one probably because I jumped straight in with all those fancy layouts and trackers peppering the internet Mr Carroll does not like fancy it seems as others have pointed out He doesn t quite go as far as to dismiss them but there are numerous phrases that leave you in no doubt about his opinion if it works, great, but don t just make it pretty, and what s the use of tracking what TV sho This was a very mixed bag Ryder Carroll is the man behind the original bullet journal idea and in his book, he describes the tenets of his bullet journal system At its core, bu jo is a very simple method, consisting in making lists of to do tasks, planning in a format that makes sense to you, and supplementing it all with collections which, in Carroll s description, are mostly detailed projects requiring involvement from you Add a few buzzwords such as intentionality or mindfulness and you are good to go There were points in this book where I was nodding along sure, breaking projects into smaller components makes sense Sure, it s better to make your tasks tangible e.
g don t eat sweets instead of lose weight , this sounds very sensible But there were moments concerning intentionality and paring down yo For me, needed David Allen and less Oprah Skimmed the Oprah, really enjoyed the David Allen Worth a read.
I ve been BuJo ing for 8 months, based on a 1 hour workshop I went to where I learned Ryder Carroll s basic system I can safely advise readers to stick to the YouTube videos as this book is completely unnecessary Unless you are in crisis and have never heard of mindfulness or UX and could use some inspirational quotes from a few hundred sources.
Remember writing essays as a college freshman or maybe even high school freshman and writing in an extremely sagacious way quoting Socrates and making grand statements about life while knowing nothing Just a peek at Ryder Carroll s index should have you LOLing art, Buddhism, Chinese proverbs, Dalai Lama, Thomas Edison, Albert Einstein, emotions, energy, Benjamin Franklin, Mahatma Ghandi, Greeks ancient , impermanence, insight, Steve Jobs, Abraham Lincoln, Marcus Aurelius, meaning, memento mori, Bruce Lee, memories, minimalists, Moth
Good introduction to Bullet Journal method Analogue approach for digital age Slower speed of handwriting migration idea encourages reflection Adopt in 2019 I really liked this, and I am not a Boho Berry or Llamas Love Lettering fan Ryder states outright not to keep Collections or Trackers unless you are learning and growing from the information FYI there s a good subreddit r basicbulletjournals if you are into the practicality of planning journaling and not the brush pen lettering and folk art floral motifs I particularly liked his description of planning project sprints, which was the whole of Sprint usefully condensed down into 3 pages I d read it again for that alone Ryder also stresses the importance of reflection on a daily and monthly basis of asking yourself what is really useful, and actually working, and culling the extraneous.
5It s not about how your journal looks it s about how it makes you feel and how effective it is.
I ve always kept notebooks, especially for work, which I would use in conjunction with digital tools, logging every day all I did, writing to do lists, and planning projects This proved to be a life saver on many occasions and also surprisingly a source of enjoyment the one of writing with a fountain pen on quality paper When the Bujo trend wave hit me, about one year and a half ago, I was curious to see what it entailed and if it would be something for me If you ve seen all the examples floating out there, there are beautifully artistic and also very intimidating, and wouldn t work for me, particularly in a professional environment However, I could see how the basics of the system had value, especially the Index how