I recently had the pleasure of making a connection with the founders of “The Best Self Journal Co,” Allen Brouwer and Cathryn Lavery.  I was inspired to reach out to them because of all the amazing things I was hearing from friends that were using their journal as well as the customer feedback about the product that was prevalent on the internet.

In my podcast interview with Allen and Cathryn, we discuss the inspiration for the development and design of the Best Self Journal. It steamed from the fact that both Allen and Cathryn were not able to find a journal that had all the features that they knew were critical to one’s success. The two were working long hours, seemingly spinning their wheels and not feeling like they were making any progress toward their purpose in life.  They read 100’s of books on personal growth and self-help and compiled the ideas and concepts that they learned into the journal.

This journal is unlike any that you have seen. It features a 13 week roadmap to decide on your goals and break them down into something that is more proximal and easier to get your head around.  It also features a morning and evening gratitude section as well as a place to record your wins for the day and the biggest lessons you have learned daily.  You can record and track the habits you are attempting to develop as well as reflect on your day.    They have even included a section they refer to as freedom pages where you can jot ideas and record notes.

Many people today only use a digital phone to record their meetings, and or take notes.  But there is  something very “cathartic” in putting pen to paper.  The research states that the use of paper and pen vs. all digital recording of our notes and ideas allows our brains make a deeper connection when we write it down versus put it in a digital list-thus we are more apt to attain that goal we are working toward.

I hope you will take the time to listen to this informative interview with Allen Brouwer and Cathryn Lavery the founders and designers of The Best Self Journal.

If you want to learn more about the company please check out their website by clicking here or visit them on Facebook.

I just conducted a great interview with Allyson Lewis the author of “The 7 Minute Solution.”  

Allyson believes in developing the fundamentals of knowing your purpose, vision and values. Having your purpose defined means you will be working on what is important, doing the right things that are in alignment with their heartfelt work.  As a result you are more productive  have less confusion and distraction in your life.  

The foundation of Allyson’s book is based on the fact that most American’s only have an attention span of seven minutes.  Throughout “The Seven Minute Solution” Allyson provides great tips and techniques to optimize our time to get more done of what aligns with our values.  She also stress the importance of saying motivated, and provides seven characteristics of staying motivated and focused.  

I hope you enjoy this great interview with author and Life Management expert Allyson Lewis.  You can watch a great video below as well as connect with her through her website, Facebook or Google+.