original_grandeA few months ago I purchased the Daily Greatness Journal. I promised friends and associates that I would review the journal after I had a few months of consistently using it. The Daily Greatness Journal is an effective blend of a journal and a planner.

I purchased it because I found myself struggling to translate the goals that I conceived in my regular journal with my day to day lifestyle. There’s a lot to accomplish and a lot of big dreams and goals, but making it happen in reality was a bit of a struggle.

And it isn’t that the goals are unrealistic, it’s just that in order to make something happen, there has to be both intention and consistent action. I was lacking the consistent action.

The Daily Greatness Journal was supposed to help me with this problem. So the question is…after 60+ days, how am I fairing and is this journal something that I would recommend to other writers, artists, and dreamers with big goals?

Yes. Here’s why…

The Front End

When you get your journal you’ll see that there’s a bit of work to do on the front end. You’ll be asked some tough questions about who you are, what you want, and why you want it. Honestly, when I opened this journal I did not expect this work. I read through the pages and the questions and then closed the journal for a week. I needed to think about my answers.

A week later, ready to get serious, I opened the journal/planner back up and started writing down my answers.

The front end helps you get clarity on what you want to focus on for the next three months. This inspiration and motivation really does make a difference.

The Day to Day

Every day you’ll sit down with your planner/journal and answer the questions on the page and plan the steps you’re going to take that day to achieve your goals. It keeps me on task and I’ve been much ┬ámore consistent with my actions than before. It does require you to sit down twice a day, once in the morning and once at night to assess the day. This is great because you end the day on a positive and thoughtful note. This consistent day to day planning has helped me meet my daily word count goals. Huzzah!

The Week to Week

At the end of every week there is an assessment page and a plan ahead page. This feature ensures that you hold yourself accountable to your goals while also considering how you are fairing. Let’s face it, sometimes things don’t go as planned and these pages help you figure out why and what you can do differently. The weekly check in has actually helped me tap into some new creative ideas and projects – always fun!

The Perks…

  • I love how pretty this book is. 464 pages of great design.
  • I love how it feels in my hands and how it looks on my desk.
  • I love that it is undated, which means you can start working on it tomorrow or next week and not miss any pages.
  • I love the inspirational quotes.
  • I love that gratitude is part of the daily process.

What I Would Do Differently…

Nothing is perfect and there are a few things that I would like to have in my journal.

I would like more space to journal. There’s really only a small space at the top of each page to free flow journal and the quarterly Genius page. This is in addition to the question and answer space on every page. I would like a little more space. I’ve solved this problem by journaling when I need to on a separate piece of paper. I add the paper to the planner and I’m good. Everything is organized.

I’d like more space to visualize. I realize that with all of the space I’d like to add to this planner/journal that it would end up being a 600 page book. However, it’d be cool if there were occasional blank pages where you could doodle or add photos or clippings of things that inspire you.

Finally, I’d love to see a specific Daily Greatness Journal for Artists. Presently there are a handful of journal/planners to choose from including:

  • Daily Greatness Journal – A Practical Guide for Consciously Creating Your Days (This is the one I purchased)
  • Daily Greatness Parents Journal: A Practical Guide for Raising Conscious Kids & Creating a Happy Home
  • Daily Greatness Wellness Journal: A Holistic Guide for Health, Wellness & Vitality
  • Daily Greatness Yoga Journal: Your Master Plan for a Beautifully Conscious Life
  • Daily Greatness Business Planner: An Actionable Plan For Exploding Your Business
  • Daily Greatness Training Journal: 12 Weeks to a Rocking Fit Body, Mind & Spirit

The journals are a bit on the pricey side. They cost $44.95. However, they have a no questions asked 30 day money back guarantee so there’s nothing to lose. You can also share a coupon with friends and family, if you love the journal, and get money back on your purchase. Refer just a handful of people and the journal is paid for. I love word of mouth marketing efforts because you know they’re genuine referrals.

So…if you’re interested in checking it out, I highly recommend it. Visit DailyGreatness.co.

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And if you have any questions about it, please feel free to connect.