Why the Progress Journal?

Our 21st Century lives are crazy-busy. But the more we talked to people, the more we discovered that we don’t always feel like we’re making progress towards the things that really matter. Our key question for ourselves and for those we work with is simply:

Are you better off on Friday
than you were on Monday?

Sadly, most people consistently answer no. We want to stop this phenomenon and help people keep working toward the things that are important to them, instead of getting caught up in day-to-day busy-ness.

The Progress Journal.
Start Making Progress.


How will the Progress Journal help you?
Here are just some of the reasons it works!

Writing Gets You Going.

Although writing in a journal seems so 20th Century, we purposely went analogue. Most people have electronic diaries and run their life from their smart phone. But the research on writing is pretty compelling. Physically writing improves memory retention, creativity and may help with learning.

Do Less

Not More

The Progress Journal will challenge you to focus on the things that really matter. When you’re clear about what’s most important, you’ll spend less time on the small things and more time on the big things. 

Click here for more about MIT’s and Key Behaviours.

Build Habits

Track Behaviour

To make true progress, we have to change. After establishing your Key Behaviours, you will track them week to week to keep track of your progress. Start doing the things that make a difference.

Click here to find out more.


Is Key

Research shows that to be most fulfilled we need to balance three Critical Areas of a) Work, b) Home and Relationships and c) Self. Data also shows that people with work life balance are 250% more productive than those without. The Progress Journal forces you to work on each area.

Why are the Critical Areas so critical? Take a look here to find out

Plan Monthly,

Weekly, Daily

Every month you’ll revisit your MIT’s (these are your goals, remember) to keep you focussed and motivated. Align your Weekly Plan to give you actionable items. Get a reminder about your Key Behaviours. The Daily Plan is critical to being productive every day. There’s also a daily planner so you can get truly focussed.



The simple act of gratitude has been shown to improve mental and emotional health. Every day there is an opportunity to for you to write down something you are grateful for.

Make Time


The Progress Journal encourages you to take some moments where you Recharge throughout the day. We have to Recover Energy to Spend Energy. Stop, recharge, disconnect, slow down. Then get back to your full potential.

Recharge is critical to our performance - click here to understand more.

Putting the Science Into Performance

At Performance Lab, we connect the science of high performance to what we do every day – and this Progress Journal is no different. We’ve put years into researching how we perform at our best day-in, day-out, without burning out. Apply the key principles of: Do Less, Not More, Focus Instead of Multitasking, Recover Energy to Spend Energy.

You can see some of the research, tips and more resources.