Yay! We're back and ready to introduce you to our brand new product—The Curiosity Collective Journal, Volume I. This journal was created for you! It is a tool to guide your curiosity, your vision and your goals as you create the life YOU want to be living. It is a space for you to get to know yourself more intimately, to discover what makes you come alive and to start living your chosen future. This little book is full of big personal development work that will change your life. It’s the work that we have used personally in our lives… the work that has made the biggest impact and helped us create the lives we are currently living… the lives we are in love with… the lives we didn’t even know were possible!
Since launching the Meraki Printing flagship product, the Make Sh*t Happen Planner on Kickstarter in 2016, we’ve seen tens of thousands of people around the world bring their dreams and ideas to life through our vision, goal-setting and self-inquiry tools.
The Curiosity Collective Journal is an evolution of our beloved planner. The journal’s focus is on the tools and life-changing content that we are best at—vision planning, goal-setting and self-inquiry work. The journal combines powerful personal discovery with vision and goals worksheets followed by inquiry themes and daily journal pages. This structure and format allow you to work at your own pace. Each volume of The Curiosity Collective Journal has content to last you 90 days. Our recommendation is to use one Curiosity Collective Journal each quarter! We will release a new volume of the journal every couple of months, each filled with different content. We’re so excited you’re here and ready to do the work to bring your vision to life and to meet your future self. If you have questions or want to share your goals with us, we’re always an email or Instagram message away! Reach out at email@example.com or @curiosity.collective on Instagram.
Love—Chelsea and Amara
The Work: The first section of the journal is all about taking the time to get grounded, clear and ready to create your future. We recommend doing “The Work” pages in the order we’ve laid them out, over 2 - 3 weeks. Set aside time and give yourself permission to get curious and listen to your intuition. There is no right or wrong way to do any of the worksheets. This is your space, your time and your creation.
The Curiosity List - Curiosity is our favorite! Can you tell? Curiosity gives you permission to dream big without attachment to getting it right, or even doing it at all. Curiosity is a practice, and this worksheet is a space for just that. You can fill up this page in one sitting, or come back to it as often as curiosity strikes!
What Is Your Why Worksheet - Get clear on what’s most important to you! What are your core values? What is the motivation behind your actions? What is your bigger purpose? Get clear about what lights you up. Your values will guide what you put on your Vision Board pages!
Your Vision Board - Your vision pages are sacred—let them reflect your biggest dreams and hopes for your future. Get out of constraint and go beyond concepts like time, money, etc. If you had all the resources available to you right now, what does your future look like? Write, draw, paint, cut out magazines—allow yourself to be creative in your own unique way. Have we mentioned that there is no right or wrong way to do this? Use the core values you’ve written on your “What is Your Why” page to guide what goes on your Vision pages. You want to see your core values reflected in your vision and dreams. Discern if a dream aligns with Your Why, and decide what truly belongs on your vision board from your most sacred self.
Make It Happen Grids - Our powerful goal-mapping process—updated with a new and improved format. Pick three dreams from your vision board, and for each one use a Make It Happen grid for each one. Turn your dream into a goal by giving it a deadline, a specific date, a by-when (example: I learn dog sledding by December 21, 2020). Your dreams and goals come to life through specificity and logistics. Create a road map to your vision by creating a Plan for your goal. What are the actions you know you need to take to make this goal happen? Be specific. Turn your Plan into Actions by giving each step in your plan a specific deadline or by-when. Check back in and cross out each Action as you complete them—acknowledgment and celebration are important too! Miss a deadline? Who cares! Give yourself a new deadline! Remember, this is a practice. Self-love and resilience are required.
Take Inventory Worksheets - You can’t get where you want to go unless you realize where you’re at. There are most likely areas in your life where you are in auto-pilot, stuck in habits and stories that you're not even aware you’re stuck in. The inventory work is all about awareness for awareness’ sake. Try to stay out of judgment—it’s easy to start making yourself wrong for your habits... STOP IT. How you’ve spent your time and what you’ve focused on has gotten you to where you’re at right now—and isn’t life pretty good?! Awareness is the space from which you can add choice back in. And when you add in choice, you feel empowered and freed up to create your future and live your best life.
Each volume of The Curiosity Collective Journal will include three months worth of unique and curated content that we call "Themes." The themes are intentions that give you something new to explore in your own life. There is no expected outcome here. There is no way to get the themes right. These aren’t goals; they are an aim, a greater purpose, or an attitude to commit to and explore for several weeks at a time. Each theme will help you gain focus and clarity in a world full of distractions. It’s an opportunity to learn something new and think in a different way.
Theme Journal Questions - Thoughts happen, and they happen fast! Journaling provides a space to get in touch with your thoughts. Writing in this way helps you find time to stop, check-in, be present and clear mental clutter so that you can focus on your goals with clarity. Explore each theme with a set of theme-specific journal questions. These journal prompts will encourage you to discover new ideas, think in new ways and get out of your comfort zone. Answering questions that you didn’t know you needed to answer will provide areas for growth that you didn’t even know existed!
DAILY JOURNAL PAGES
We believe in developing habits and disciplines. Disciplines like daily journaling lay a foundation for all the other actions you will need to take to bring your vision and goals to life. We encourage you to commit to journaling daily, to allow these pages to become a practice and a ritual that keep you connected to your best self. Each day you are given three journal prompts in the morning and three journal prompts in the evening. We invite you to create 5-10 minutes each morning and night to develop a practice. These questions will help you get clear, keep focused, stay present and get to know yourself better. We have written questions that we ask ourselves and each other when we need to remember who we really are and what we’re out to create in the world. Let this be a space for you to access the future you’re creating one day at a time.
Community aka The Curiosity Collective!
We are more powerful together. This journal is your launchpad into your future and into a community of goal-diggers just like you. The beautiful thing about curiosity is that when you explore it, you will quickly realize you don’t know everything... and that is perfect! We are creating a collective of people that we can learn from and grow with. Our website features a blog where we share stories and lessons from other members in The Curiosity Collective. We will offer group workshops and events, both online and in-person! Join the conversation in the Curiosity Collective Facebook Group (exclusively available to journal holders) and on Instagram @curiosity.collective. We can’t wait to get to know you as you get to know yourself. Your future starts now, and you’ve got a whole community cheering you on.
The journal you are backing on Kickstarter is The Curiosity Collective Journal, Volume I. This Volume I features a beautiful, rich, golden yellow linen cover that we call Sunshine Yellow. We will release a new volume of The Curiosity Collective Journal every three months.
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Risks and challenges
Shipping - USA (Very Low Timing Risk)
We're thrilled to say that we're targeting an early December ship date so that your journals will be delivered in time for Christmas. We're excited to announce that we are partnering with Amazon.com for fulfillment to our US customers! We expect shipment times in the US to be between 2 - 5 business days and will be shipped via USPS, UPS or Fedex. Amazon will choose the fastest level of service based on your region.
Shipping - Canada and All Other Countries
Pre-orders are not currently available to customer's outside the USA due to shipping and fulfillment challenges. Once retail orders are live on our website in December 2019, international customers can order direct from us. We will provide a special discount code for international customers at that time.
Printer Fulfillment - Low Risk
We have been working with an amazing American printing company for over 2 years! We have a wonderful working relationship with them and we trust their quality of work and timelines. Our printer is one of the most reputable and award-winning printers in the world. We couldn't be happier with the design quality and speed at which our products were shipped last year. We view the printer fulfillment risk as low. Estimated ship date from our Amazon distribution team to our Kickstarter backers is early December.
Supply Chain Delays - Low Risk
All of our supplies are ordered and ready to go! We are just waiting to get the orders in. There is no supply chain delay risk.
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