As we draw towards the end of 2019, have you been thinking about what has happened in your life this year and what 2020 will hold?
I have been and, of course, I’ve loved the opportunity to do some journaling about it!
Whether you’re a new or regular journaler, or journaling is something you’ve wondered about trying and never have, now is the perfect time to turn to the page to appreciate and acknowledge how far you’ve come in 2019, and to consider what you want your life to look like over the next year.
If we haven’t properly met before, I’m Elle Turner, a writer and personal success coach who helps intelligent, compassionate solopreneurs and creatives like you cultivate the clarity and supportive mindset you desire to run your business or bring your creative work to the world so that you can achieve YOUR OWN vision of personal success, fulfilment and impact.
My method of Success Journaling uses the principles of fiction (for example, character, setting and dialogue) as a structure for personal growth and your business and creative companion. The journaling exercises below give you just a small taste. If you’re interested in finding out more, I’d love to see you here inside my free private Facebook group, Success Story Journalers (http://bit.ly/SSJGroup) so that you can cultivate the clarity and supportive mindset you need to take action towards your business and creative goals.
Before we start…
Or, more specifically, the benefits of having a regular journaling practice for personal growth as a companion to your efforts to start or maintain your business or creative project.
If you’ve read anything from me before, you’ll know that journaling is my go-to tool to support me on my personal growth and success path and I find it a crucial companion in my business.
One of the reasons for this is the diligent thinking capacity a journaling practice allows me to access.
I mean, it’s exciting too.
The chance to do something meaningful for ourselves and our family.
The promise of autonomy, flexibility and freedom all while doing something we enjoy.
It’s what we’re looking for, what we’re desperate for, not because we’re selfish or self-absorbed, but because we know this is the best way to take care of everyone and everything we need to take care of and achieve a feeling of personal satisfaction and achievement too.
It’s the holy grail. And now we’re doing it.
When I started my business, I thought I knew what I was doing.
I was starting a business.
That was it.
I knew I had a lot to learn, but I was excited.
I knew it would take time, but that was OK.
I knew there was so much I didn’t know.
But I’d learned stuff before.
I could do it again.
And I was on my way to getting what I wanted. To building a life round what mattered to me most, to doing something I enjoyed – finally – and to having autonomy over my own schedule.
That’s still my mission, but I’m even more committed to it today than the day I started.