Ryder Carroll (IG: @rydercarroll) is a digital product designer and inventor of the Bullet Journal. He’s the author of the new book, The Bullet Journal Method. Ryder’s been featured by the New York Times, Fast Company, Lifehacker, and Mashable, and gave a TEDx Talk on keeping a journal to declutter your mind.
In this episode, we discuss:
- How Ryder’s ADD eventually lead to the creation of the Bullet Journal (BuJo)
- Making the move to New York
- The big flood and being homeless in NY
- The origin story of the Bullet Journal
- The benefits of using pen and paper vs. an app
- Using journaling as a tool to connect with yourself
- What is the Bullet Journal? (an overview)
- The BuJo is a system and a practice
- What type of notebook should you use for Bullet Journaling?
- Looking at the BuJo as an empty house
- Decluttering your mind
- The Bullet Journal is all about content and not presentation
- Not falling into the perfectionism trap
- Enough with unattainable goals
- The community around the BuJo
- Does Ryder consider himself a minimalist?
- What minimalism is really about
- Organization can become its own form of distraction
- Momento mori and how this can be helpful to you
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The Bullet Journal Method (book)
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