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The Bullet Journal Method

Track Your Past, Order Your Present, Plan Your Future
Narrated by: Ryder Carroll
Length: 5 hrs and 43 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (14 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Transform your life using the Bullet Journal Method, the revolutionary organisational system and worldwide phenomenon.

In his long-awaited first book, Ryder Carroll, the creator of the enormously popular Bullet Journal organisational system, explains how to use his method to:

  • Track the past: using nothing more than a pen and paper, create a clear, comprehensive and organised record of your thoughts and goals.
  • Order the present: find daily calm by prioritising and minimising your workload and tackling your to-do list in a more mindful and productive way.
  • Design the future: establish and appraise your short-term and long-term goals, plan more complex projects simply and effectively and live your life with meaning and purpose.

Like many of us, Ryder Carroll tried everything to get organised - countless apps, systems, planners, you name it. Nothing really worked. Then he invented his own simple system that required only pen and paper, which he found both effective and calming. He shared his method with a few friends, and before long he had a worldwide viral movement. Hundreds of thousands of Bullet Journal fans now spread the word and read Ryder's blog and newsletter.

The system combines elements of a wish list, a to-do list, and a diary. It makes it easy to get thoughts out of your head (an unreliable witness) and onto paper, to see them clearly and decide what to do about them. It helps you identify what matters and set goals accordingly. By breaking long-term goals into small actionable steps, users map out an approachable path towards continual improvement, allowing them to stay focused despite the crush of incoming demands.

But this is much more than a time management book. It's also a manifesto for what Ryder calls 'intentional living': making sure that your beliefs and actions align. Even if you already use a Bullet Journal®, this book gives you new exercises to become more calm and focused, new insights on how to prioritise well and a new awareness of the power of analogue tools in a digital world.

PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio. 

©2018 Ryder Carroll (P)2018 HarperCollins Publishers

Critic Reviews

"I stumbled across the idea of the bullet journal in a Facebook thread on productivity. A month in, and I am surprised by how well this system has kept me on task. I have retired my other organising apps. The physicality of my notebook stops me from getting distracted when I am planning my day. It is nice to have a single log of where and how I spend my time. And, crucially, I am much more productive. My email inbox no longer dictates my priorities for the day." (Lilah Raptopoulos, Financial Times)

"The Bullet Journal is a new system taking internet geeks and organising wizards by storm, after being created by Brooklyn-based designer Ryder Carroll, who spent 20 years developing the method so he could stay organised. Essentially, it’s a modern Filofax - a place to dump all your thoughts, organise yourself and also involve your creative side. We love a life hack, what’s not to love?" (Marie Claire

"As well as the journal’s ability to organise and prioritise tasks, the popularity of pages dedicated to tracking aspects such as mood and gratitude has led experts to believe that bullet journals could be effective in combatting anxiety - as they make tasks easier to approach and deal with." (Independent

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Bonus PDF

Overall good book but they reference a bonus pdf through the audio book that I have yet to find! At the end they do tell you of the link where you can purchase other items, prahapes the same can be done for the bonus pdf.

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90% anecdotes, thin on actual content

Waste of time... seriously, just get the info from the net somewhere because this book is about the least efficient means of learning imaginable. It’s primarily a big long sales pitch trying to sell you on the effectiveness of the method. It needs to cut to the chase and explain how to do it... I don’t have the time or patience to wade through this.

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listened straight through.. and I'm inspired.

this book has come to me at exactly the right time.. overwhelmed, with too much to do, concerns about my reliance on all things digital. and needing some mentorship to change. I wish I had book this 20 years ago but today is a good day.

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  • Larry Reacher
  • 11-15-18

Great method for getting things done.

Great method for getting things done.
Easy to understand, the associated PDF is essential that you use this in my opinion visual examples
complement the narration. I use the method now and it works for me.
Its simple to the point. If I had to have a gripe its you MUST use the system with, Pencil, Notebook ,paper.
I hate carry stuff around, a notebook ! when a phone app works! research states that writing makes it real,
unlike apps and theirs some other reasons stated, you can download the app bullet journal £2.99 on apple store, but it only holds 2 days data by design, it would be 100% perfect if that was reversed to unlimited. the 2 days is so you can use electronic way I prefer, and back it up in the paper note book.. I found the method organised my thoughts, goals very well, and keeps me on track... Also though rapid logging was super useful in practice.


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  • Amazon Customer
  • 01-23-19

Most important book I’ve ever listened to.

This is so very much more than a how to use the Bullet Journal technique, it more like a life philosophy. I know I’ll listen again.

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  • nephetalie
  • 07-17-19

very helpful and practical

This method has really improved on my effectiveness in my life and i would highly recommend people to listen to it.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 07-04-19

#Bujo forever

Ryder Carroll has created something marvellous. For years I have struggled, not just with a certain degree of OCD when it came to my notebook and organising it in a way that makes sense, but also with organising myself to be the best I can be. Bullet Journalling, while this has been a brief adventure has seen me in the first week of using the system with greater clarity over my goals and objectives. The concepts that accompany the book have been ideas that have changed my life in a remarkable and exponential way.

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  • Sunil Hareendran
  • 06-29-19

what gets measured gets done

true reflection of one's life. Helps in reducing knowing and doing gap to reach top of the mountain ( final destination, target).

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 06-26-19

So helpful and easy listening

Fills in the gaps I had been wondering about bullet journaling and gave more incite into the whole system. I really enjoyed it and regularly relisten to certain chapters to refresh.

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  • mark R steel
  • 06-18-19

very good..

time will tell if I take this with me into the future.i hope I can

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  • Mr X Stitch
  • 05-13-19

Over egging the pudding

Let's start off by saying that I like the Bullet Journal method as it's a really useful way to keep track of activities and progress towards goals.
But, in an effort to justify writing a whole book about it, it feels like Ryder Carroll cut and pasted bits from all kinds of philosophy and business methodologies to turn it from a study on productivity to some kind of Zen masterpiece.
If you've never read a book on mindfulness then you won't mind all the anecdotes, but I must confess that I got weary of them. Yes, there are a lot of benefits from keeping your house in order, but I feel like this book takes an organisational idea and stretches it as far as is possible.
In summary, use Bullet Journal, but if you want some great thinking on mindfulness or business, go find some Seth Godin.

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  • J Rose
  • 05-08-19

Charming, Engaging and Strategic book

Thoroughly enjoyed this book, the metaphors, elegance and structure with which the author writes is inspiring. Thank you for sharing your well researched and helpful ideas. I'm a big fan of notepads journals and scheduling aswell as self development in general, but this book introduced new concepts. Easy listening but may need to buy the book to complement. Highly recommended.

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  • Craig L.
  • 03-26-19

Really interesting read

Really enjoyed this. Best listened to when you can make notes. it's a bit difficult to follow if you are on the move and not able to read the bonus PDF.

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  • Livi
  • 01-25-19

Well worth the time.

Awesome that Ryder Carroll narrates his own story but kinda bland. Changed my journaling though.

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  • Neil
  • 12-22-18

Again. Never before.

I have never listened to a book twice.
This is a first for me.
Not just a way of tracking life but a way of improving life

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  • Anonymous User
  • 07-01-19

Good book

audio was a little slow, but all fine with the speed adjustment tool. not bad

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  • fabiola
  • 11-09-18

excellent method

excellent method that married journalling & to do list. greatly helps me to offload my thoughts content & monitor progress of any activities of my choice

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  • Yola
  • 11-01-18

Simply Fantastic!!

I love, love, looooooove this book. I’ve been bullet journalling since 13 Aug 2018 (so this is my 4th month) and I have been experimenting with different layouts based on ideas from bujo’ers on YouTube. This book is a heaven sent!! It explains and clarifies everything in detail and your bonus pdf helps demonstrate exactly how to implement.
I cannot thank you enough, Ryder, for this life changing book. I’ve ordered the hard copy and waiting (impatiently) for it’s arrival but so grateful for the audible version. I have not been this excited about getting organised in decades.
Thank you, thank you and THANK YOU ❤️🙏❤️

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  • JimBob
  • 10-24-18

loved it

loved the method, been doing it for a few years now. waiting now to get a hard copy for reference