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A growth mindset journal which empowers tweens & teens to dream about their future!
A growth mindset journal which empowers tweens & teens to dream about their future!
5,254 backers pledged $202,371 to help bring this project to life.

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Big Life Journal: a life-changing journal for tweens & teens

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Photo credit: Radelle Jensen @b.e.h.o.l.d
Photo credit: Radelle Jensen @b.e.h.o.l.d

Mindset is everything! Help your tween or teen develop the mindset of growth, resilience, gratitude, and positivity. Help them find their own voice in a world that is constantly coming at them with what to do, be, and think.  

Photo credit: Radelle Jensen @b.e.h.o.l.d
Photo credit: Radelle Jensen @b.e.h.o.l.d

This powerful journal helps teens develop confidence...the deep down, know-who-you-are confidence!  

It encourages them to discover themselves and gets them excited about limitless possibilities ahead.

Photo credit: Kenya Edwards @just_the_7ofus
Photo credit: Kenya Edwards @just_the_7ofus

And of course, there are gifts!

With all pledges above $5, you will receive free digital PDF posters (including printer-friendly versions with white background). 

Poster size is 8.5 x 11 inches. Print them at home or have your teen save them as their phone screensaver.

We ONLY ship to the countries below. If you're located somewhere else, please consider our digital version of the journal (the ebook). 

We're NOT charging you full shipping & handling costs, they're much higher in reality :(.  

On another happy note, there will be NO sales tax charge and notice all the FREE shipping options

All prices are in USD.

 The journal has FIVE CHAPTERS. 

In the first chapter, teens discover the power of their mind and learn about different types of mindset.

We explain how their brain can change and grow based on their thoughts and experiences. 

We give them tools on how to turn their negative self-talk into one which is positive and empowering.  

Teens do some fun activities to discover their true interests. Teens learn about accepting their uniqueness and how they can use their unique gifts to make a difference in the world.

Teens begin to dream up their future life. They create a bucket list, a dream board, and think about the qualities they would like to be known for in the future. Teens also practice reframing their dreams so it's not about them anymore but about other people and the rest of the world. 

Photo credit: Radelle Jensen @b.e.h.o.l.d
Photo credit: Radelle Jensen @b.e.h.o.l.d

Teens learn how to turn their dreams into reality. They practice breaking down big dreams into a series of achievable goals and learn how to celebrate small successes along the way.

In the final chapter, teens learn tools and strategies to overcome inevitable challenges they will face as they're working towards creating their dream life. They also discover the importance of making mistakes and learning from them.

Photo credit: Justine Di Fede @justmywildboys
Photo credit: Justine Di Fede @justmywildboys

We created an excellent teacher's guide for those who would like to incorporate Big Life Journal - Teen Edition into classroom or homeschool.

Download a sample chapter of the teacher's guide HERE.

Here's a quick guide to help you decide what rewards you'd like for backing the project. First, decide if you want a digital eBook, a hardcover book, or a classroom set (comes with the teacher's guide).
  Second, be sure to check the shipping guide above. 

We're parents just like you! In fact, our team has 20 kids cumulatively, ranging in ages from 2 to 28!  

Our mission is to empower the younger generation to reach their fullest potential and live big lives.

It all started in 2017, when Scott and Alexandra created the Big Life Journal for kids for their son Mikey. In fact, the first journal was succesfully funded and supported by Kickstarter backers -- just like you ;)! 

Since then our team has grown to include six more wonderful ladies including a former teacher and two homeschoolers.

We're so excited to be on this journey with you! 

We all have beliefs about our own abilities and potential. These beliefs are part of our mindset which is so powerful it can fuel our behavior and predict our success. Mindset shapes our everyday lives, helping us interpret our experiences and future possibilities. 

In her research at Stanford University, Dr. Carol Dweck identified two different types of mindsets. Growth mindset occurs when we believe our intelligence and abilities can be improved upon with effort and the right strategies.

Characteristics associated with growth mindset include a willingness to confront challenges, viewing failure as a springboard for growth, and a passion for learning. Not surprisingly, this type of mindset is strongly linked to greater happiness and achievement in life.

Alternatively, those with a fixed mindset believe their intelligence and abilities cannot be altered in a meaningful way. As a result, mistakes are seen as failures rather than opportunities to grow and learn. When stuck in a fixed mindset, we may fear new experiences, avoid risks, and feel the need to prove ourselves over and over.

Teaching a growth mindset to children and teens is not an easy task but it could become one of the greatest contributions you make towards their success and happiness!

Risks and challenges

Risks are low. We've done this before and we've delivered all our rewards on time! This time we have a bigger team and access to trusted fulfillment centers.

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    Digital posters

    You'll receive two digital posters (PDF) beautifully designed for tweens & teens. Print the posters or have them saved as a phone background image.

    Includes:
    • Positive Affirmations Poster (PDF)
    • Brain is Supercomputer Poster (PDF)
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    EBOOK

    You will receive a printable PDF of the Big Life Journal - Teen Edition and two digital posters.

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    SUPER EARLY BIRD: 1 JOURNAL

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    You'll receive one hardcopy of the journal and two digital posters.

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    • Brain is Supercomputer Poster (PDF)
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    EARLY BIRD: 1 JOURNAL

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    You will receive one hardcopy of the journal and two digital posters.

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    • Brain is Supercomputer Poster (PDF)
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    1 JOURNAL

    You will receive one hardcopy of the journal and two digital posters.

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    • Brain is Supercomputer Poster (PDF)
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    1 JOURNAL + EBOOK

    You'll receive one hardcopy of the journal, a digital copy of the journal (PDF), and two digital posters.

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    • Positive Affirmations Poster (PDF)
    • Brain is Supercomputer Poster (PDF)
    • EBOOK (PDF copy of the journal)
    • Big Life Journal - Teen Edition (hardcopy)
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    EARLY BIRD: 2 JOURNALS

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    You'll receive two hardcopies of the journal + two digital posters.

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    • Brain is Supercomputer Poster (PDF)
    • 2 x Big Life Journal - Teen Edition (hardcopy)
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    2 JOURNALS

    You'll receive two hardcopies of the journal and two digital posters!

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    • Positive Affirmations Poster (PDF)
    • Brain is Supercomputer Poster (PDF)
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    2 JOURNALS + EBOOK

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    You'll receive two hardcover copies of the journal, a digital copy of the journal (PDF), and two digital posters.

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    • Positive Affirmations Poster (PDF)
    • Brain is Supercomputer Poster (PDF)
    • EBOOK (PDF copy of the journal)
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    4 JOURNALS

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    You will receive four hardcopies of the journal and two digital posters.

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    • Positive Affirmations Poster (PDF)
    • Brain is Supercomputer Poster (PDF)
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    10 JOURNALS

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    You'll receive 10 hardcopies of the journal, two digital posters, and the teacher's guide.

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    • Brain is Supercomputer Poster (PDF)
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    30 JOURNALS

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    You will receive 30 hardcopies of the journal, two digital posters, and the teacher's guide.

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    50 JOURNALS

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    You'll receive 50 hardcover copies of the journal, teacher's guide, and two digital posters.

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