Goal compass is a notepad designed for people in a bit of a rut, or feeling a bit distracted and unsure what to focus on. Most of the time you won’t need it, but it’s particularly useful if you’ve just had a major setback, need to reorientate, or are feeling a bit lost.

Specifications

- A6 sized (10.5 x 14.7 cm)

- 50 sheets per notepad

- Easy to write on

- Designed in Bristol, UK

- Made in Germany

How to use

1. Complete the sentences on the notepad 

2. Read through your answers and see if any of them surprised you

Goal compass helps you decide what success means to you, by rephrasing it into different questions and situations. Work through them all and see what pops up. Your answers may surprise you.

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