I love my business bullet journal! It helps me set goals and stay on track with them, it helps me see the big picture and stay inspired and I have all my ideas in one place. Plus, it’s fun to be creative with the page designs! Creating beautiful looking pages is also a great way for me to relax and unwind. In short, it’s kind of awesome.
How A Business Bullet Journal Can Help You Stay Organized
In my bullet journal, I keep track of all of my big business goals, like getting our own office, having a 100k social following, make passive income. I have them written down on the first page so every time I open my journal up, I am reminded of the things I want to accomplish. Then I break them down into smaller goals and then even further into to-do’s. That way, I always know what I can work on to get me closer to my goals. I also keep a wishlist of all the things I want to get for my business like certain subscriptions, tools and things like business cards and other printwork. Everytime I come across something that I think can be really useful, I put it on my list so I don’t forget.
Having everything related to your business, from your goals to your brainfarts and inspirations, collected in one place, makes your business bullet journal somewhat of a bible for your business. Once you start, it will be very hard to stop.
Why A Bullet Journal Over A Regular Planner Or Journal?
I think this is a matter of taste above anything else. If you have a planner that has space to make lists and track goals, the only thing that a bullet journal really has to offer you is creativity. You can design your journal to match your specific needs and you can create your own flexible planner and trackers. If you love to draw and handletter, bullet journalling is perfect for you. If you don’t enjoy having to create your own journal or planner from scratch and just think it’s a lot of work, I’d recommend using a ‘normal’ planner (after all, there are so many pretty ones!).
For me, creating page designs is also relaxing and serves as a great stress reliever. So, while it takes more time to use a bullet journal than a regular planner, it’s time well-spent on self-care.
What Should I Put In My Business Bullet Journal?
That’s completely up to you! You can design your bullet journal from scratch to suit your needs and preferences. Every business and its owner are different and have different requirements. However, it’s always nice to have some inspiration to get started or to add to your existing pages.
So here’s some inspiration for your journal:
- Your big business goals and dreams
- Your monthly and weekly goals
- Quotes that inspire you
- A business wishlist
- Ted Talks you want to watch or remember
- Books you want to read
- Courses you want to follow
- Key take-aways from podcasts/books/Ted Talks/courses
- People that inspire you
- Contact information from people you’d like to work with
- Social media following trackers
- Passwords for business-related accounts like social media, your website, and your email
- To-do lists
- Progress trackers for courses you take
- Habit trackers for routines you’d like to implement
- Random ideas page (it’s important to write everything down. You think you’ll remember, but trust me. A lot of good ideas will get lost in oblivion if you don’t write them down. I speak from experience.)
- A list of blogs you like to read for business tips (don’t forget to add us to your list!)
- Things to do for self-care when you feel stressed out
- A bucket list of things that are out of your comfort zone, but you really should do
- A page about your ideal client
- A page describing your perfect day at work (write it into existence!)
- Checklists for projects you’re working on
- Reasons why you want(ed) to be an entrepreneur (for when things get hard)
- Blog post ideas for your blog
- Courses and products you’d like to create
- Your social media marketing strategy and checklists
- Stock Photo websites you like
- Cute coffee shops you like working from in different cities
- Content to update
- Things you’re grateful for
- Compliments you got from clients or customers
- Feedback you got from clients or customers (so you know what you can work on)
- Your brand identity (vision, mission, core values, etc)
- Website & social media stats
- Branding ideas (colors, fonts, styles, etc)
- Ideas for emails to send to your mailing list
- Affiliate programs you joined or would like to join
- A calendar for networking and business events
- Important dates & deadlines
- Spending trackers for your business expenses
- A list of skills you’d like to learn
That should get you started!
I hope you found at least a few ideas that you would like to get started with in your own business bullet journal. I can’t wait to see what you created! If you have pages that you want to share with us, please tag us in your pictures on Instagram or Twitter!
Are you going to start a business bullet journal or do you already have one? Let us know in the comments!
Maud & Mark