Why Journals For Seekers are Useful

Cartoon figure building pathway out of stacked rocks

Journals for Seekers help people learn life skills.

As a  business counselor for SCORE, I learned to use a tool called the “value proposition.” This tool identifies the customer, their needs, and specific products to meet those needs. It also identifies who is making these products. What follows are value propositions for the basic idea behind Journals for Seekers and for each individual journal.

1. The Value Proposition for the Journals for Seekers Enterprise.

FOR

People frustrated with their progress in dealing with life problems, including “I am grieving, I am just not happy, I should be better, I’m stuck, I don’t know what to do next, I am leaving home and stepping out into the world, I am retiring, I need a new job.”

WHO NEED

A helping hand in seeking small actionable steps towards change with respect to:

Clarity of intent

Ability to solve problems

Ability to give clear advice 

Positive outlook

Enjoyment

Connection

Getting on with life

Coping

Relationships

JOURNALS FOR SEEKERS ENTERPRISE (aka MacBurke Publishing)

A group of entrepreneurs (I am the lead author) calling upon their personal experiences and training to create journals that help people learn life skills.

PROVIDES

Mini-workbooks and blogs to get you started, featuring

Clear, practical, valid, small steps

Short practices to develop skills 

Simple but profound language, no BS, no jargon

Pathways to change your way of thinking and acting

References to dig deeper 

These journals offer guidance for clarifying one’s intent, for developing life skills, for creating something new, for stepping away from grief and self-criticism towards serenity and curiosity. They are non-threatening and safe to read.  All provide fun with words, joy in finding clarity, compelling poems, and beautiful artwork.

2. The Value Proposition for Small Steps toward Transforming Grief 

FOR

Grieving people

Journals for Seekers Transforming Grief book cover

WHO NEED

Help in coping, getting on with life, keeping relationships, increasing their ability to get
around, to talk with people, to accept and deal with feelings.

“SMALL STEPS TOWARDS TRANSFORMING GRIEF – A GUIDED JOURNAL

Created by Peter Burke & team, based on the concept of “act, think, feel.”

PROVIDES

Guided steps to help you work through numbness, despair, and disorganization by using your three basic human talents — feeling, thinking, and acting; or, if you like, your heart, your head, and your hands. It provides pathways to accepting your emotions, dealing with your new reality, and caring for yourself.

3. The Value Proposition for Serenity and Courage

FOR

Those who use the serenity prayer as part of 12-step programs or otherwise and are
getting bored with it.

Journals for Seekers Serenity and Courage book cover

WHO NEED

To step beyond reciting the prayer to taking small steps toward the desired outcomes of serenity, courage, and wisdom.To step beyond reciting the prayer to taking small steps toward the desired outcomes of serenity, courage, and wisdom.

“SERENITY AND COURAGE – A GUIDED JOURNAL”)

Created by Peter Burke and team, based on the serenity and courage prayer by Reinhold Niebuhr.

PROVIDES

Guided steps page-by-page

Today may I accept…

Today may I change…

Today may I have the wisdom…

Three complimentary prayers are added to provide depth and variety.

4. The Value Proposition for Confidence and Curiosity

FOR

Self-stoppers who doubt their competence and are reluctant to seek new skills.

Journals for Seekers Confidence and Curiosity book cover

WHO NEED

To step up their game

“CONFIDENCE AND CURIOSITY – A GUIDED JOURNAL”

Created by Peter Burke and his team, based on the confidence and curiosity prayer by Peter Burke.

PROVIDES

Guided steps to reassure yourself that you have many skills and can use them, plus invitations that ask “What if?” and urge you to develop new skills.

5. The Value Proposition for Keep on the Sunny Side

FOR

Anybody and everybody whose lives are a mix of barriers and opportunities

Journals for Seekers Keep on the Sunny Side book cover

WHO NEED

Prompting to reduce barriers and act upon opportunities.

“KEEP ON THE SUNNY SIDE – A GUIDED JOURNAL”

created by Peter Burke and his team and based on the principles of Slow Medicine, by
Dr. Victoria Sweet. Humans are like gardens – pull the weeds, add fertilizer and
sunshine, and wait. We will grow.

PROVIDES

guided steps to help identify barriers and pathways to solve them, as well as positive
factors in our lives and pathways to enhance them. The prompts call upon all three of
our basic human behaviors — thinking, acting, and feeling; or, if you like, your head,
hands, and heart.