Advanced Medical Consultants October 2017


50 Union Avenue, Suite 501 ​Irvington, NJ 07111 (973) 673-0601 table of contents here’s what’s inside

A Common Mistake With Pain Management PAGE 1

Use Events to Nab New Leads How to Get Your Calls Returned PAGE 2

Are Physicians Failing Elderly Patients? Book Review: ‘Shoe Dog’ PAGE 3

The Unstoppable Rise of the Bullet Journal PAGE 4

The Unstoppable Rise of the Bullet Journal The New Journaling System That’s Taken Social Media by Storm

In the modern age, where the internet is constantly flooded with productivity apps and trends promising to fix our schedules, unlock our potential, and improve our lives, it’s difficult not to wish for something simpler. We want an object we can hold in our hands that doesn’t come with a bunch of unwanted features.

bullet journalers examine last month’s list, eliminating completed or now- irrelevant tasks and migrating long-term or continuing tasks to the current month. Bullet journals may seem simple, and they are, but they’ve acquired an explosive following on social media. At the time of this writing, there are over 791,000 posts on Instagram tagged with the #bulletjournal hashtag; there are posts upon posts of users’ beautiful layouts, bearing intricate

Enter the bullet journal: the humble, easy-to-use notebook system that’s taken the world by storm.

calligraphy and embellished with incredible designs. As the bullet journal’s creator, Ryder Carroll, told New Republic writer Josephine Wolff, “The most valuable part of the bullet journal [is] the inventiveness of its community.” But don’t be daunted by users who seem to spend hours on every page of their journals. Really, it’s a simple system that only takes a few minutes to learn. Check out to learn how to start your own modular notebook. But be warned: You may get obsessed.

Instead of maintaining a separate to-do list, calendar, and diary, the bullet journaling system rolls everything into a single economical notebook. Partitioned into minimalistic “modules” — the Index, the Future Log, the Monthly Log, and the Daily Log — bullet journals encourage you to write down everything on your to-do list, single-line tidbits recounting important daily events, and little notes you take throughout the day. Everything is marked by a particular bullet: dots for tasks, circles for events, and dashes for notes. At the beginning of each month,


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