As you may or may not know, I have a product that teaches you how to set up and use a bullet journal in your online business. When I was doing the videos for Bullet Journaling for Online Business Owners, I was using a plain spiral notebook, to help to demonstrate how easy it is to get started. But since I was using my bullet journal more and more, I decided to go ahead and upgrade to a journal more specifically designed for bullet journaling.
I decided on this one because it came with a great set of stencils and if you have watched the videos you are well aware of my artistic limitations. I also have to admit, that I didn’t think it would make much difference having the stencils, turns out, I absolutely love them and use them all the time.
I did pick mine up on Amazon and this is my affiliate link, of course, if you want to get one for yourself or as a gift.
There are 12 different stencils included with this bullet journal. I really like that the stencil set included several social media icons, since I use one page to track when I share my blog post on each social media site. I put an icon for each social network I use at the top of the page, on the right side of the page, and left the space on the left for the date of each blog post. I created columns by using the edge of the the stencils to keep my lines straight – again if you have watched the videos, you already know what an issue this is for me.
Another aspect that I really like, it that this bullet journal comes with an elastic strap to keep the journal closed, but that also helps to keep the stencil set inside, so I always have the stencils with the bullet journal.
How I’m Using the Stencils
I mostly use the stencils to make headers for each page, though, I have used several options, no real favorite so far. One page I created was Random Business Notes, and I used different shapes and sizes to separate each individual note – makes it much easier to find what I’m looking for when I’m looking for it.
Another favorite page I created was Books to Read, and I used the stencils to make rectangles, which of course look like books, so when some one makes a suggestion of a good book to read, I’m ready to jot it down. As you can tell, I love to read.
In the bullet journal that I used in the training videos, I didn’t use the future log much, but now that I’m using my bullet journal more, I’m finding that I’m using the future log more and more. So even if you don’t think you will be using one of the sections I mention in the training, you may still want to set up the pages, you never know what you may use in the future.
This is why I love bullet journaling so much, it becomes exactly what you need it to be. A planner, a calendar, a journal, a tracker, anything you want. If you do not yet have your own copy of Bullet Journaling for Online Business Owners, click here to get yours.