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Kickstart your Reflection@Work

The Business Journaling Starter

About the Book

There are sooo many methods and books out there to either reflect well or to get organized (e.g. Bullet Journaling, Mindful Practises, Atomic Habits, Getting Things Done, Personal Kanban, Building a Second Brain).

This book (mainly) aims at two "types" of people, those:

  1. who either tried some (or all) of the methods named before but couldn't make them stick in their life
  2. who always wanted to dive into one of the mentioned books or methods but "just don't have enough time".

The Business Journaling Starter Guide provides an easy-to-start approach to journaling at work, for work and beyond work. It borrows from established methods like Bullet Journaling and well-researched fields like Mindfulness and Psychological Flexibility.

Yet most importantly: you get to learn from my decades of experience in applying reflection-at-work practises myself as well as coaching people in choosing, using and leveraging them.

About the Author

Cosima Laube
Cosima Laube

Cosima Laube is the founder of respectAndAdapt.rocks.

As an independent leadership coach and socio-technical consultant with a broad domain experience (e.g. automotive, finance, healthcare, public sector), Cosima regularly partners with teams and organizations who want to achieve more TOGETHER!

Building on a strong foundation as a software developer and people leader in IT since 2004, she enhanced her portfolio with solid coaching skills and holds a BSc. in Psychology.

Since 2012, Cosima also works as an individual coach with humans who want clarity, lightness and power - at work and beyond.

Cosima describes herself more on the introvert side, she enjoys long-distance running and is also a passionate community "gardener" involved in several Open Space events mainly on Agile, IT and Software Craft.

Reader Testimonials

A Reader
A Reader

Concise and straightforward. I really want to start my own Business Journal right away. I appreciate the honesty that it will require effort and willpower. It's refreshing to see a realistic perspective rather than just another overly optimistic book.

Another reader
Another reader

With every incremental release of this book I got more value. It felt like I've been guided directly 1:1 by Cosima in my reflection journey. As a nice side effect, I already noticed I am getting more organized. I just get more of the stuff done which truly matters to me. Thanks Cosima!

Table of Contents

    • Introduction
      • Acknowledgments
    • Start Journaling today & risk ditching your limiting beliefs
      • My journey to business journaling in a tiny nutshell
      • Common prejudices
      • Start right away!
    • Where to start and how to keep going
      • Common Whys for Journaling
        • Why Nr. 1: Get organised
        • Why Nr. 2: Start reflecting
      • Make succeeding as easy as possible for you
        • Write down YOUR why
        • Celebrate your steps
    • How guidance and freestyle flow together
      • Basics of Bullet Journaling and my tweaks to them
      • Daily log as the central piece
      • Rapid logging during the day
      • Basics of reflection
      • Basics of better organisation
        • Monthly Log
        • Weekly Log
      • Oh, what an effort!?
    • If Business Journaling gets hard: celebrate!
      • Care for your new habit & develop your journaling practice
      • If it feels hard, celebrate!
      • Your options to process your system’s feedback
        • Stop and bin it
        • Pause and change it
        • Continue and notice it
      • If it feels hard, help yourself to succeed!
        • Reflect, respect and adapt
    • What’s next?
      • F.O.C. - Frequently Occurring Challenges (and Questions)
    • Glossary (WIP)
    • More from Cosima

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