LifeJournal Newsletter – August 2013

People of all types, finally, are noticing the wonders of journal writing. Business magazines like Forbes and Fast Company have recently been extolling the virtues of journaling.

But even if you aren’t an entrepreneur in the strict sense of running and owning a business, consider that life itself is a form of entrepreneurship: You are steering your life’s course based on not enough information, while learning on the fly, and taking risks, all of which have potentially big consequences.

I hope you got the news from last month’s newsletter that LifeJournal Online (LJO) is now available! Be sure to read the information about it below, along with a LifeJournal Online tip. 

One last thing before you read the articles below:
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To your success,
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LifeJournal Online information:

LifeJournal Online  (LJO) is up and running!  We’ve gotten  wonderful feedback from long time LifeJournal writers and new ones during the last two months since it launched.

Now you can access your LifeJournal anytime, anywhere. LifeJournal Online runs on all four major browsers: Firefox, Safari, Chrome, and Internet Explorer. It runs on PCs and Macs–desktop and laptops–and yes, it even runs on iPads and other tablets.

LifeJournal Online is very, very secure, built with cutting-edge, highest level secure technology. Keeping journal data private and secure was the highest priority to the LifeJournal development team when constructing the program.

LifeJournal Online looks a little different but it’s very similar to the structure of LifeJournal for Windows that you know and love. Rather than having to climb a steep learning curve, when you run LifeJournal Online it will be more like a re-union with an old friend. And those who are new to LifeJournal Online find it to be user-friendly and intuitive. And, of course, there are Help documents:  FAQs for LJO and LJO by Feature.

You can find all the same Add-Ons for LifeJournal Online as there are for LJ for Windows.  If you have any Add-Ons for LJ for Windows, then there’s no cost to have the same Add-On on your LifeJournal Online. Click here for more detailed info about moving your Add-Ons.

I invite you to try out LifeJournal Online. As always, you can try before you buy with 15 entries and limited Prompts, Quotes and Wisdom files available in trial mode.

Click here to subscribe to LifeJournal Online now!  The annual fee for LifeJournal Online is an incredible $27. A very reasonable price for safe, secure, and private online journaling from both computers and tablets.

LifeJournal Online tips:

1. Because LifeJournal Online is a web-based application, it’s important to clear your cache periodically so LJO runs smoothly.

The cache is the set of files–often snapshots of websites that you have recently visited which then speed up the re-loading of those websites–that are stored on your local drive. Since LifeJournal Online runs on a browser, it’s important to clear your cache periodically to improve the speed and functioning of the browser.
Visit this website to learn how to clear your browser’s cache, depending on which browser you use. Like washing your face, make clearing your browser’s cache a daily habit.

2. Create a bookmark on your browser to, so you can quickly access your LifeJournal Online.
Syncing data between your LifeJournal for Windows and LifeJournal Online is not quite available yet, but it is our highest programming priority. Our senior programmer, Lee Jones, reports:
The ability to synchronize your journal data between the web and Windows computers is an exciting technology and we are working very hard to complete the project as soon as possible. That being said, there are many moving parts involved in a successful transaction and each part must be tested individually and as a whole to ensure we deliver a quality product. We appreciate your patience while we work on finding the best solutions possible to the remaining challenges in next evolution of the LifeJournal product line-syncing data between LifeJournal for Windows and LifeJournal Online.
As soon as this last pieces of the programming is ready, we’ll be in touch with LifeJournal Online subscribers who also have LifeJournal3 for Windows. We’ll contact LJO subscribers about syncing in the order that they subscribed. During the syncing process your Add-Ons will automatically be incorporated into you LJ Online. Stay tuned!


The Secret of Being a Successful Entrepreneur: Keep a Journal

By Ruth Folit

Entrepreneurs–and, yes, we are all entrepreneurs in some way–must be nimble superheroes: willing and able to accomplish a myriad of different tasks almost as superhuman as jumping tall buildings in a single bound. Entrepreneurs often are learning new skills on the fly, inventing and creating as they go, leading a group of people to new territory without a roadmap, often engaging in herculean tasks, perhaps for years without recognition and without certainty that they’ll meet success.  It’s an adventure which can be both exhausting and exhilarating–sometimes bouncing between the two from hour to hour.

How do you find your way, making decisions, coping with risk and uncertainty, muddling through, getting perspective, solving problems, and staying upbeat so you can achieve your business vision?

One part of the answer—of course there isn’t just ONE answer: keep a journal.

You may think of being an entrepreneur as one who mostly keeps his/her eyes on the bottom line, staying strictly analytic and ignoring the non-rational, softer side. But you’d be limiting yourself.

As writing advocate Natalie Goldberg astutely pointed out, “Writing is for everyone, like eating and sleeping.” Goldberg knows that writing is an important element for those who are committed to living a full life, and being an entrepreneur is living an extraordinarily full life.

The International Association for Journal Writing (IAJW) News

The next IAJW telechat is Thursday, August 29 at 7 PM Pacific/4 PM Pacific.  Our guest is Mark Matousek. Mark is a best selling memoirist and writing teacher. He will discuss Awakening Genius: Passion, Desire, and the Creative Life. 

Last months’
IAJW telechats were with Barbara Abercrombie, Pat Schneider, and Natalie Goldberg. IAJW members can listen to these telechats here.  Not an IAJW member yet? Sign up here.

End Quotes:

“Everything started as nothing.” – Ben Weissenstein

“Every time you state what you want or believe, you’re the first to hear it. It’s a message to both you and others about what you think is possible. Don’t put a ceiling on yourself.”–Oprah Winfrey

“What is not started will never get finished.”–Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

How To Try and Buy LifeJournal Online and
LifeJournal for Windows

To order online:
Click here to try LifeJournal for Windows.

To order or if you have questions, call, toll free 877-456-8762.
International: 941-227-4410.

To order by mail, send a check payable to Chronicles Software, and mail to:
PO Box 220
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Be sure to include contact information (phone number or email address) so we can be in touch, if necessary.