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What the Business World Can Learn from the Monastery

What the Business World Can Learn from the Monastery
In a recent Daily JO roundtable with businessmen, it became apparent that everybody in the group was afflicted by distractions from electronic devices. This is particularly troubling because it was preventing almost everyone from achieving the solid morning routine they desired with things like journaling, meditation, a workout, and strategic thinking. 

Mom of 6 Has a Better Day Journaling

Mom of 6 Has a Better Day Journaling
It has helped me to overcome that feeling that something is missing in my life.  I have better days when I start my day in my journal.  It reminds me of what is important in life, the people and things that I am so grateful for.  It helps me focus on ONE GOAL that is really important and helps me remember to release my frustrations, anxieties and fears and to replace them with joy, peace and trust.  These are a daily battle for me.

Daily JO Roundtable: 4 fruits of the mastermind

Daily JO Roundtable: 4 fruits of the mastermind
One of the most challenging things we face in this time of history is not letting technology lull us into having almost exclusively virtual relatio...

The Simple Life

The Simple Life
We live in complicated times. Life is crazy. It seems like there's always too much to do, too many choices, and no time for slowing down and reflecting on what we truly want or need. That's why the Daily JO journal is such a relief. It helps us to slow down and simplify our life and choices. 

Know Thyself: Journal Daily

Know Thyself: Journal Daily
Journaling with my Daily JO has helped me to know myself on a deeper level than I ever thought possible. It’s like I’m slowly peeling off layers to discover new qualities that I didn’t know I possessed.  A journal is only a tool, but in any endeavor, having the right tools and keeping them sharp makes a huge difference. Using these tools consistently, slowly, patiently, gets you the desired results. 

The Journal that Kept Me Alive

The Journal that Kept Me Alive
Change almost killed me. Literally. At least it felt like I was going to die. Five years ago I transitioned from 19 years of faith-based service to a new phase but I had nothing to keep me anchored. The result was extremely high levels of stress that I masked by overworking myself.  "The journal you can’t live without” is not just a tagline for me. Having a simple and sustainable daily routine has made me more effective, more centered, and a better leader, a better spouse, and a better person as a result. Why don’t you try it?

Why Use a Paper Journal?

Why Use a Paper Journal?
Journaling on paper is a way of finding out who we are and where we are going. It is designed to make us analyze ourselves, by pulling apart our thoughts and emotions and past actions. It then helps us to put ourselves back together again by thinking through our goals and plans. Writing this down in a synthesis is essential. 

Journal = Discipline = Success

Journal = Discipline = Success
Ask any coach what the number one factor is for success and I bet they will say discipline. Maybe they won’t use that word, but in the end, whether it’s a football coach, business coach, or spiritual guide, a good coach knows that discipline is what makes the difference between success and failure.