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You are what you think, so why not think awesome thoughts?

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What is it?

A beautifully designed Affirmation deck to get you out of your head and into the now, where you remember how good life really is.  

What is an affirmation?

af·fir·ma·tion [af-er-mey-shuhn] 

 1. the action or process of affirming something

2. a statement that is declared to be true.

3. emotional support or encouragement.

4. a reminder that you are awesome!

 Not only will this deck make you feel good, it looks good!  The Own Your Awesome Affirmation Deck was designed only using the colors of Red, White, Black and the stunning GOLD foil. 

Why? Well, because I love these colors.  They make the deck sleek, yet sassy, but these colors can also carry a deeper meaning. 

Colors can affect our mood and our emotions, and these four our very powerful. 

Red = Courage, Strength, Passion, Power
White = Balance, Healing,Truth, Inspiration
Black = Repels Negativity, Protection, Deep Mediation
Gold = Self-Confidence, Overcoming Bad Habits, Creativity, Luxury

{Psst. None of these test prints have the gold foil but everything that is yellow will be printed with GOLD foil, including the heart on the top of the box!}

How to use the deck:

This deck can be used a variety of ways, you could even just use it as a beautiful decoration for your coffee table.  But, of course, I suggest you actually use the cards inside. 

  • Start your day off inspired! Keep the box next to your bed and let an affirmation be the first thing you see in the morning to get you motivated for your day! 
  • Keep the deck at your workspace. When you are stressing about an unanswered email, a sudden change to schedule, or feeling stuck pick a card to turn your day around and remind you that everything will work out.
  •  Whenever you are feeling down, stuck, or uninspired pick a card and go to the nearest mirror. Read your affirmation out loud to yourself. Listen to and believe what you are saying. Own Your Awesome! 
  • Post the affirmations in places that you will see them: on your mirror, your fridge, your television, your car, your closet, your desk to shift your energy from blah to YES! Life is Good! 
  • Gift them out to others to brighten their days! Leave one with a tip, pack one in a lunch, leave one on a strangers car. Spread the love and inspiration around!
  • You can use the deck like a Magic 8 Ball, asking a question and picking a random card to get exactly what you need.  Or, you can simply search through the deck to find the card that calls fits you and your situation at that particular moment.
Read it. Say it. Believe it! Own Your Awesome!

Whats Makes Up The Deck:

52 - Affirmation Cards Each with their own unique, uplifting affirmation.  No cards have the exact same design and color scheme.  3/4 of them using GOLD foil in their design.  {everything you see in yellow will be GOLD foil}

1 - Put the Cards to Use Card giving you a few examples on what to do with the deck now that you have it.

1 - Who is Your Joyologist Card describing who I am and why I was inspired to create this deck.

All of the cards share this same back, just like a deck of playing cards would.

Each card is 4 inches x 4 inches with rounded edges printed on 350 GSM card stock with a smooth finish. 

 The 54 cards are packaged perfectly inside a stunning two part box with a GOLD foil heart on the front.  

Each deck will come cello wrapped to keep it protected, intact, and untouched before you receive it. 

Why an affirmation deck?

I have been using affirmations since at least 2008 when I started to create my Joyology.  I had been living out my biggest dream of being a live sound engineer touring around the world with Grammy Award Winning Artists and  I was often the happiest and healthiest person on the road. 

I saw first hand that even these people that we make up "have it all", that truly have what we call "success" don't wake up everyday stoked to jump out of bed.  Even with thousands of fans screaming their name, they still have rough days.  EVERYONE forgets their greatness.  EVERYONE needs daily inspiration.  

So, with the sudden loss of my father in 2008,  I was moved to make a bigger difference in the world.  I dreamed another dream and created a position for myself as a Joyologist supporting artists on the road keeping them inspired, grounded and healthy in body and mind in order to inspire others around the world. 

One of the things that I did everyday on the road as a Joyologist, was to post an affirmation in the artist's dressing rooms. 

Affirmations are quick, to the point, easily digestible nuggets of wisdom.  All the time our heads are filled with fears, worries, doubts, shame, blame. We think:

  • They aren't going to like it.
  • It's not going to work.
  • They are going to say no.
  •  I suck. 
  • I am so lazy.
  • This is so hard!

And on and on and on.  

By using affirmations you can shut down all of those negative thoughts that are swirling around in your head. 

One simple affirmation has the power to turn your day around. 

When I originally created my Joyology it was to inspire artists on the road, because that was the world that I knew.  Soon after through the power of social media I began to inspire people internationally.  I launched my website, created services, programs, and a newsletter all to inspire people to live their lives and love their lives.  

Now with this Own Your Awesome Affirmation Deck (and more merchandise items to come) I will get to inspire even more people internationally.

All I really want is for you to love every tiny bit of yourself.  

I want YOU to Own Your Awesome!  

You are uniquely you.  Be who you are.  Love who you are. 

Where is the money going?

This is actually a pretty complicated product to manufacture.  Having 54 cards each with a unique design and the majority of them using gold foil makes the printing process quite involved. 

This means that in order to have them made I need to order a high quantity, to make the decks more affordable.  Nearly all of the money will go directly to manufacturing and shipping. 

There are also a few legal and business fees to cover my ass and truly make my new product line business legit!

Any remaining money will go into investing in purchasing more decks for me to sell to stores, and also to set more inspiring and awesome products into print!

Where am I at now?

I have been working on this project for over 9 months!  I have waited to launch this Kickstarter until every tiny detail was worked out.  All designs, every word, paper stocks, sizes, researching manufacturers, everything in this deck have been fine tuned!  

I have designed  the Own Your Awesome Affirmation Deck and set everything up to make them store ready!  To make them ready to go into inventory I have purchased a barcode and ISBN number and incorporated them into the design of the box.  This way as soon as this Kickstarter Project is funded these decks will be ready to be carried everywhere from your local cute gift shop, your fun boutiques, local book stores, yoga studios and also big name chains like Anthroplology and Urban Outfitters.  

I am working with a manufacturer that is reputable and solid.  I am completely confident in using them to produce the Own Your Awesome Affirmation Deck.  I have been in communication with them for 7 months.  They are a company that specifically prints decks of cards (playing cards, tarot cards, flash cards, etc). I have talked with people who have printed decks with them and recommend them highly. 

They have sent me samples of everything that I want to do with this deck and my proofs have been approved to go to print in mass!   I am right now awaiting the final, final, final prototype which will be in my hands before this campaign has ended.

As soon as this campaign is funded the decks will go to print!

All of the affirmations in the Own Your Awesome Deck were written by Tricia Huffman.
© 2014 Your Joyologist Own Your Awesome is a trademark owned by Your Joyologist™  

Risks and challenges

While I am confident in my manufacturer, I understand that things may get delayed in the manufacturing and shipping process. They estimate a standard turnaround time of 8 to 12 weeks for the size of order I plan to make.

I am promising to deliver your decks to you in September. My hope is that it is early in the month, but it may very well be the end of the month.

I am committed to keeping you in the loop and sharing with you all updates as to when to expect to receive your Own Your Awesome deck!

Learn about accountability on Kickstarter

FAQ

  • YES! That is my goal! To get these gorgeous decks into stores Internationally. If you want to talk to me about ordering in bulk to sell in your store you can contact me directly at yourjoyologist at yourjoyologist dot com

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    Get 4 Own Your Awesome Affirmation Decks + 1 month of intensive coaching with me. Includes 4 one hour calls (one each week), plus unlimited access to me via text, phone and email for our 30 days together. It is time for you to truly OWN YOUR AWESOME I will guide you, cheer you on, and call you out on your excuses every step of the way.

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