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Presence Journal: Occupy Yourself as a Global Leader

Updated: Nov 3, 2021

Presence Journal is a companion notebook to Presence: Bite-sized wisdom for Global Leaders inspiration cards. The cards and the journal are designed to educate and support you to be and act as a Global Leader.

Our journal is a great way to be present to yourself as a Global Leader. Writing things down is a powerful way to embody your inner world and your outer life. Journaling can lead to breakthroughs for you. Many studies show the benefits of journaling to live more fully into your potential. These benefits include:

  • Increase focus and awareness

  • Improve self-esteem

  • Enhance creativity

  • Reduce stress and anxiety

  • Manage your emotions

  • Improve communication and interactions with each other, and

  • Achieve your goals.

Presence Journal contains lined pages to record your revelations, insights, and inspirations as you work with the Presence card deck, as the picture below shows. The journal also contains lined pages to jot down your answers, actions, and outcomes as you apply the cards in your life.

For example, when you select a Presence card as your focus, you can look for ways to practice the card concept in your daily life, including projects, meetings, important interactions, and more. What revelations, insights, or inspirations come to you? Use the journal to record your thoughts.

You also can note in the journal any insights you have about how you might improve your interactions with others. Write down what you do well that shifts you or others into a more positive outcome. Record how you improve and how your relationships improve. Keep track of your growth by writing down any changes in your thoughts, feelings, and behaviors.

When you reflect on the questions at the end of the text on each card, think about how you can offer more effective global leadership. In the journal, you can record any answers you might receive or actions that you take to improve as a Global Leader. What are the outcomes of your answers and actions? Record your growth in the journal.

As shown below, the journal also provides blank "Notes" pages so you can doodle, write a poem, or draw an inspiration that illuminates your use of the Presence cards. These blank pages help you to express yourself even more creatively as you practice global leadership in your daily life. Finally, the journal includes inspirational quotes that engage you more deeply in the principles of global leadership, as shown below.

As a Global Leader, presence is essential to leading from a state of clarity and balance. In doing so, Global Leaders achieve the most efficient and effective outcomes for themselves as individuals, as well as for their teams and organizations. As technology evolves, the development of "soft skills" continues to be the most important for the future workforce. Thus, the development of presence, as a soft skill that is essential to global leadership, will only gain in value as technology progresses.

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