Bullet Journal Basics by Matt Ragland

A Bullet Journal can change your life

Thousands of people are realizing that it's time to get our heads out of our apps and come back to simple pen and paper productivity. The Bullet Journal is the perfect application of paper productivity - but for such a simple process there are HUNDREDS of questions about how to set up a bullet journal "properly".

Setting up your first (or next) Bullet Journal can feel overwhelming. What kind of layout should I choose? How far out should I plan my daily logs? What about a future log? Wait what am I logging? I need how many pens? Let me watch these YouTube videos first... omg there are thousands of videos  😳

Fed up with fanciness? Not a trained artist? 👩‍🎨

The number one struggle people have with setting up their bullet journal is matching the lovely layouts they see on YouTube and Instagram. But what if I told you that successful bullet journaling had nothing to do with the artistic skill you possess? 

Bullet Journal success from day one 📓✍️

I'll show you how to set up your bullet journal ready-to-use from day one. You'll be so relieved to see how easy it is to get started and the impact it has on your productivity. 

How we set up & succeed

Step-by-Step Video Lessons

I'll show you exactly how to set up your bullet journal with easy to follow videos


New for this challenge! Join other members to discuss best practices & layout ideas!

Printable Templates

Simple traceable sheets for the 10 Blocks, Time Tracking, and Monthly Layouts!

Live Q&As + Walkthrough

Special live sessions where I explain the daily lesson and answer your questions! 

Bonus! Daily Live Setup Sessions Aug 30 - Sept 4th

For the first time ever I'm leading daily live setup sessions to show you exactly how to implement the daily lesson. I'll talk you through everything and answer any questions about specific use cases.

Sunday, August 30 at 4:00pm EST - Planning the week for focus & success
Monday, August 31 at 10:00am EST - Daily log & task management
Tuesday, September 1 at 10:00am EST- Time blocking & tracking
Wednesday, September 2 at 11:00am EST - Monthly layouts & future logs
Thursday, September 3 at 11:00am EST - Habit trackers & collections
Friday, September 4 at 11:00am EST - Weekly reviews & threading
*content subject to change (slightly) based on need & feedback*   😉

Bullet Journal Basics

Setting up your first bullet journal and actually using it doesn't have to be a stressful experience. I'm here to walk you through it step-by-step. 
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There are a lot of people in the productivity space I follow, but Matt is the one I pay the most attention to.
Jon Salem
Matt's enthusiasm for journaling is infectious, and his method of teaching is easy to follow and concise. 
Leah Reinart
Matt's system of setting up bullet journaling is both clear and easy to follow. It's allowed me to focus on what matters!
Scott Pasternak