Hi, I’m Melanie. I’m a Trainer, Coach, NLP Master Practitioner, lover of all things personal development related and a bullet journal junkie!
I always have lots of projects on the go, so I need to be organised, but I could never find a system that really worked for me. I’ve tried outlook calendars. Google calendars, digital notebooks, project management tools but they have all gone the same way – NOWHERE! After an initial flurry of enthusiasm, I’d very soon lose interest – they just seemed too impersonal, and whatever tool I was using, it never seemed to completely do what I needed it to. I would have to adapt to fit the tool rather than having a tool that did exactly what I needed it to. The only product that has consistently worked for me is my paper diary – but I needed something more.
I also make lots of notes, jot down ideas and plan things on paper an in notebooks. I have notebooks with collections of quotations and notes taken on courses I have attended. I’m not ashamed to say I PREFER the interaction of pen with paper over the endless tapping of keys on a keyboard. The problem has been finding what I am looking for when I need it.
By chance, I came across a post on social media extolling the virtues of the Bullet Journal system – the simplicity of it, combined with its ability to bring structure and organisation to chaos intrigued me sufficiently to give it a go – and I haven’t looked back. I am now more organised, I enjoy the planning process, I am celebrating success daily and my creativity is way up!
This blog is just a way for me to share what started as a chore, and has now turned into a real passion.
p.s. you can find out more about me and what I do here: The Life Coaching Centre