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How to Write an Accomplishment Journal πŸ†

Interview with Matt Van Itallie, Founder & CEO at Sema.

Hey there! Last month I sat down with Matt Van Itallie, CEO at Sema and one of my go-to people for all-things good management!

Matt is a big proponent of journaling at work.

He believes everybody should keep an accomplishment journal (a.k.a. brag book) to help with their careers and their personal wellbeing.

So here is what we discussed, and what we will cover here today:

  • πŸ“– What is an accomplishment journal β€” and what you should write on it.

  • πŸ”„ What’s the workflow β€” how frequently you should write, and how.

  • 🎯 Why you should write it β€” benefits across the board, for your career and for your mind.

  • 🧩 Format and Templates β€” exploring Matt’s own β€œLogic Model”, with examples.

  • πŸ₯‡ The Hierarchy of Outcomes β€” sorting out what matters from what doesn’t.

Let’s dive in!

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Luca Rossi