Let’s face it. Life is busy and if you don’t take the time to reflect on your victories and the things that matter, they can become distant memories. For Relentless Agent Award winner Roslyn Gauntt, it all started about 5 years ago. She purchased a journal and it became a game changer for her.
What was so special about this journal? By all accounts, it was pretty standard. It was a book with daily writing prompts for a 5-year span. Day by day, Roslyn began to document a sentence or two about her daily victories, memorable experiences, and even the things that didn’t go so well.
“When you see the journey of where you were and where you are, you’ll realize how far you’ve come.”Roslyn Gauntt
When she began to reread her entries, something stood out to her. She started to notice patterns and trends in her business. Roslyn realized she was on to something. She was on the verge of recognizing the full impact of journaling her journey. Journaling helped her see opportunities for growth, personal development, and gave her a new perspective on her successes.
Journaling has become so crucial to her real estate business that she began implementing it with The Gauntt Team. Team journaling has helped create opportunities for The Gauntt Team to discuss trends within their business, and current patterns in real estate. With the data they’ve leveraged from their entries, they can pivot when necessary, omit the things aren’t effective, and continue focusing on what’s working.
When we asked Roslyn about how to get started in journaling the journey, she had these 4 things to share:
- Don’t forget the memories and the little moments you experience daily. Journal them and keep growing from them.
- Include your personal and professional goals in your journal. You’ll often realize how much you have accomplished when you look back on your entries. It’s satisfying to see how far you’ve come.
- Start short and small, even if it’s only 1-2 sentences each day. Write down the things that have worked and the and the things that haven’t worked. This will help you focus on what you are doing that’s contributing to your personal and professional successes.
- Review your entries monthly, quarterly, and annually. Write down 5 takeaways from what you’ve journaled. Pay close attention to any problem areas and ask yourself why. Analyzing the ‘why’ will help you determine whether something is an isolated incident or a trend that could lead to implementing a new skill.
Journaling the journey is a not only a way to reflect on the memories and small victories but it’s also a way to plan and grow based on previous patterns and trends. Roslyn is such a firm believer in journaling that she often gives journals away as gifts to clients, family and friends. To learn more about Rosalyn and her story as one of the relentless, visit the Relentless Agent website. #jointheconversation