Journal your way to success!

Special *extended* edition: don’t let the word “journal” put you off! Regardless of whether you’ve not put pen to paper for decades, and the idea of writing without a computer keyboard seems a crime – it is still possible to make journaling work for you. So why should you bother? What are the benefits?

This is a longer podcast than normal because whilst Gina & Sam are very passionate about their own daily journals, they realise that not everyone will be as excited or comfortable with the idea

… so they start by exploring some tips for people who might experience strong resistance to the idea of writing down their thoughts every day. The process of writing in this way can skyrocket your success and happiness: and alongside discussing the many benefits of journaling, they also explore some of the ways to make it work best for you.

[Gina & Sam both use a form of journaling from The Artist’s Way called Morning Pages – for more info have a look here.]

10 Ways to a Quiet Mind

“Let us be silent, that we may hear the whispers of the gods.”
Ralph Waldo Emerson

Silence. Silenzio. Silence. Silêncio. Schweigen. Šutnja. Stilte.
Whatever language you speak, the word silence means the same thing. More than just quietness, it also signifies a certain peace.

Simon & Garfunkel’s seminal The Sound of Silence was written the year I was born, and has always been one of my all time favourite songs. Listening to it as a child I would wonder aloud, what was the sound that silence made? Did it actually have a sound, a vibration to it? I think it does… it whispers things for sure.

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Technology and Personal Development

I was thinking today about some of the other websites, gadgets and gizmos that I used to aid me in my own personal development. It got me wondering what does everyone else use?

Of course ActionPodcast is your number one 🙂 but other than that what other websites, iPhone apps and systems do you use to keep you on track with your own personal development?

Personally I use the following
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Morning Pages

We have mentioned Morning Pages before, but Gina has also been experiencing the powerful creative space that they can bring. Paul and Gina talk about using this technique to really get your creative juices flowing!

Reality Check

Do you run your life through your diary, finding yourself lost without it and end in a mess of double-bookings when you don’t have it to hand?

Paul and Sam talk about our perception of time, its impacts, and how to keep a reality check on the things you need or want to do. With loads of tips and tricks on how to keep track and make your life that little bit more organised – or at least measurably more realistic!

For more information on The Artist’s Way by Julia Cameron, and the process of Morning Pages (one of its pivotal Basic Tools), visit The Artist’s Way site where you can even download a PDF chapter of the book that details why Morning Pages are so powerful!

Also available from Amazon
Artist’s Way, 10th anniversary edition