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Machen MacDonald: Journaling to the TOP of your success

Readers are leaders and writers are igniters. Combine the power of both reading and writing by capturing your story through journaling.

There are power journalers and then there is everybody else ranging from the occasional journaler to the person that bought a journal once … and ink has yet to grace its pages.

A journal is a tool to help you reflect and project. Below are three key elements to include in your journaling efforts along with provoking questions to help you stay on T.O.P. of your success. (Print this out and paste it in your journal to prompt and provoke your brilliance.)

T – Track your past [at the end of the day]

• What did you learn?

• Who did you meet?

• How did you grow?

• What challenges are you working through?

• What projects are you working on?

• What magic occurred today?

O – Organize your present [at the beginning of the day]

• What three or more things are you grateful for in your life?

• What are you or could you be most proud of in your life?

• What is your intention for the day?

• What is your schedule for the day?

• Who do you need to connect with today?

• What are the top six things you are committed to getting done today? (6-pack)

P – Plan your future [a.m and p.m. review]

• What is your Vision?

• What is your Mission?

• Who are you becoming?

• What is the legacy you are creating?

• How are you making an impact?

• What must you learn?

• Whom must you meet?

• Where must you go?

• How will you serve?

This week I invite you to adopt the questions above that resonate most for you and devote 15 minutes each day to writing down your answers in your journal. By doing so, you are certain to discover and amazing untold gift waiting for you at the end of your week.

Make it up, make it fun, and get it done!

#1 bestselling author Machen P. MacDonald, CPCC, CCSC is a certified life and business coach with ProBrilliance Leadership Institute in Grass Valley, CA. He helps business people gain more confidence and clarity to live their ideal life. He can be reached at and 530-273-8000

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