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.
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.”
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
Getting on with life
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.
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
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.”
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
Those who use the serenity prayer as part of 12-step programs or otherwise and are
getting bored with it.
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.
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
Self-stoppers who doubt their competence and are reluctant to seek new skills.
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.
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
Anybody and everybody whose lives are a mix of barriers and opportunities
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.
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.