The new design of the lie-flat spiral-bound Paralegal’s Journal is here now, and can only be purchased through Stealth Journals. Keep your task list open right beside you while you work!
This is the first version of the Paralegal’s Journal ever published. It is a 6×9 size without calendars, habit trackers, or the goal planning sheet.
The journal is designed with prompts that are broken out into three primary topic sections of a paralegal’s life that include: tasks; information to obtain/people to contact; and documents to obtain. Productivity studies have repeatedly demonstrated that workers are most effective if they first only focus on three medium-to-large sized work projects per day. Focusing first on your top three most important tasks is a productivity tool to help you become indistractable and relentless at “getting the most important things done.” We all know that we couldn’t make a journal big enough for every task a paralegal completes on a daily basis. Instead, this journal should be used to keep you focused on moving your top three most important tasks first, before you get distracted by the phone, by email, or by anything that attempts to deter you from your mission.
Your priority items for tomorrow are best determined at the end of your current working day. Prioritizing your day will save you time and energy, and can also help keep you motivated and focused throughout your work day. The blank lines in the front of the book are for your use as an indexing system that will aid in reflection and planning throughout the year. Think of the Paralegal’s Journal as your personal system for achieving goals at work. The last few pages of the Paralegal’s Journal come with marked pages that have already been indexed for you. Topics include: Major Projects – Goals Achieved; Continuing Education; Networking / Associations; Vendors; and Contacts. Jamie has often thought to herself: “I document, therefore I am.” It is her hope that this Paralegal’s Journal not only makes you feel better about your progress at work, but that it will also serve as a useful tool for you for performance evaluations. The software you use at work to manage tasks and deadlines cannot be relied upon to measure your contributions or value. What of your individual accomplishments? If you do not personally note them, it is the same as though they never existed. We must make records. We must prove what we have done, and what we can do.
Use these special indexed pages at the back of the journal to help you set goals and plan for the year.
Pictured below on the right hand side, is a sample daily content page that you will find throughout the book.
These are the “bonus” index pages at the back of the book.
Each indexed Paralegal’s Journal features 200 ruled pages that are numbered for your ease of use. The numbered pages with an index will help keep you organized and make it easy to find your important entries. To really make your brain sing, we recommend that you use tabs and update your journal’s index as necessary immediately after you have completed your morning journaling pages.
To read more about how to index your Paralegal’s Journal and see what a “typical” day in the life of a litigation paralegal’s day looks like based on choosing the Top 3 Work Tasks, head on over to: stealthjournals.com