Hacks Newsletter – Week 43 – Hacks for Journaling


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Hacks for Journaling 

My friend, Hannah Gordon, is the Chief Administration Officer and General Counsel of the SF 49ers. As her side hustle, she has written a book called SZN of Change: the Competitor’s Playbook for Joy on the Path to Victory.

Hannah and I share a love for writing. This week, I was able to sit down with Hannah and talk about why journaling is so imperative during times of change. Below are her answers.

AR: Why do you believe in the power of journaling?
HG: Because it is a free tool for which you don’t need any previous experience; one that can change your life. It is the easiest, cheapest form of therapy.

AR: Why produce SZN of Change now?
HG: I came to a place in my life where I had tools (or “hacks” as you would call them!) that I could share with others to help them find their own answers. More importantly, I want people to be happy while they’re finding success and to stay authentic while they’re “making it.”

AR: What are the “hacks” for journaling in SZN of Change?
HG: There are 3 daily activities we build up to
and they still only take 5-10 minutes per day: Gratitude, Affirmation, and Focus. These are the three things to “tune into” every day to get motivated for whatever you need to do that day.

AR: What are the other special treats or benefits of your book?
HG: I have collected daily inspirational quotes throughout the course of my life, and I included the ones that speak the most to me in the book, so hopefully SZN of Change will also provide you with a little bit of inspiration every day.

SZN of Change is available now on Amazon. To learn more about Hannah, visit www.hannah-gordon.com

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