Last week we talked social media bullet journals, this week it is all about using a bullet journal for training notes!
As direct sellers, we take a lot of professional development courses. Training calls and conventions and videos from our company, training from our uplines and other training we seek out. It can be overwhelming at times! I found that I would get motivated, inspired and walk out of the training ready to do more only to get home and in my business and forget everything I had learned in a few days! Nothing new was implemented and I forgot all of those aha moments I had. I started trying to take notes, but I was taking too many notes and losing the main points of the training in all of the little details I was writing down. Enter bullet journaling! I began using a modified bullet journal for training I attended and everything changed!
How do I do it?? Well, I set up a bullet journal page as the training begins with a title, who the speakers are, maybe where I am listening to the training and anything else I feel is important:) Then I divide the rest of the page down the middle in two parts — one for “Ah-Ha” moments and one for action items. As I am listening to the training or participating in the training I can add the inspiring things to my ah-ha moments and the things I need or want to do on my action items list. This also helps with those squirrels that pop into your head at any given time… in the middle of a training if I think “oh, I need to grab some poster board for the kids school project today” I can write that down on my action items so it gets out of my head and I can again focus on the training in front of me:)