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New Year's Resolutions
Have you suffered from the pain of creating well-intentioned New Year resolutions only to abandon them within weeks? You built yourself up to making positive changes then in no time at all you are back to square one? Deflated, de-motivated and discontent. Your willpower and your vision gone. We have the solution that will ensure that, this year, you stay on track and achieve your biggest goals. No giving up by February! No inconsistency! We will give you the secret sauce to change how you live each day for the rest of your life and create the best version of you.
Introducing our J-Team: Andrew the designer, Scott the life coach and Jess the marketer. We are heart-centred individuals and share a passion for helping people to live happy, purposeful lives.
When we researched why people fail to stick to their New Year’s Resolutions it was painful to hear stories about the struggles to stay on track and motivated. We knew we had to do something to change this. We began to observe many successful people and we found one commonality many of them share is that they use a journal or planner.
Journaling we discovered is a powerful tool to get those overwhelming thoughts, feelings and emotions out of your head and onto paper. It gives you insights that would otherwise go unnoticed. You can then turn those insights into action. That's when journaling becomes truly life changing.
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We also discovered that successful people often have a strong sense of purpose behind their goals, know themselves enough to play to their strengths and have the vision and motivation to overcome their obstacles. We believe these characteristics are the foundation stones for success, so we designed modules around them.
The popular saying goes "You are the average of the 5 people you hang around with the most" and so to have a higher chance of success we discovered you must also surround yourself with others who are supporting your personal growth. With this insight in mind we created a motivational community to support you.
From a year of researching, designing and building we are excited to present Journal Life: A powerful journaling system which will help you to create and achieve meaningful goals and move you towards the life you truly want.
Here are our 3 components of success:
- A Core Journal: The Framework
- Foundation Modules: The Life Coach(es) in Your Pocket
- An Online Community: Instant Motivation
Let us explain each one in a bit more detail.
1. Core Journal: The Framework
Contemporary journals are loaded with bells and whistles or blank pages and the truth is there is no one size fits all design. That's why we have boiled personal development down into its most simple core activities: taking action and self-reflection. We have used this as our baseline journal framework.
Weekly Plan insert (or bookmark): These Core Journal inserts will guide you through an effective strategy for success each week. You will be prompted to choose a milestone goal and decide on supportive habits to build. You will also identify areas to focus on and note what you would like to measure each day. You can then use the insert as a bookmark and reference it against each day's action and reflection to ensure you are on track.
Weekly Reflection insert (bookmark-reverse): At the end of the week you will reflect and see your progress and pick up on your patterns. This helps you to become aware of who you really are, your inner most wants and needs and define your next steps moving forward. When you have finished your Weekly Reflection you can stick the insert into your Core Journal to mark where your week started or finished.
The information you identify about yourself will help to inform next week's plan, and so the cycle continues and your life journey becomes ever clearer.
On your journey we will also give you inspirational quotes and daily prompt questions to spark your thoughts and creativity.
The Core Journal is simple yet powerful enough to accommodate multiple styles and approaches to journaling and personal development. It can be adapted for any life journey you might find yourself on.
2. Foundation Modules: The Life Coach(es) in Your Pocket
Many people journal day-to-day about things they’ve been doing and add in elements of their thoughts. Some people simply struggle to find things to write about regularly. For that reason, we would always recommend that you have context behind your journaling so that it has a sense of purpose. We suggest that you consider you and your life as a whole before you start journaling. By understanding yourself and your life better you will naturally be able to journal more effectively as you will have a much stronger understanding of your strengths, values, beliefs and vision for your life.
Specially designed to integrate with your Core Journal and help to guide your daily action and reflection. These 4 modules will form the foundation of your success.
Within our Values module you will identify the feelings and emotions that are important to you (end values) and what gives you those feelings and emotions (means values). The idea being that they are a means to an end. With that understanding you will then establish whether you are living your life in alignment with them. If your life is in alignment with your values then you are more likely to live a happy, purposeful life. If your life is not in alignment with any of your values then the module will allow you to explore actions that you can take to bring your life in line with them.
The Vision module will help you to create an exciting and compelling vision for your life. You will also work through the sense of purpose behind your vision, which is key to your success. The stronger the reason why you want to create this life the more likely you will be to do whatever it takes to achieve it. This can be particularly important when faced with challenges that otherwise could lead to you giving up. Finally, you will create a strapline such as ‘life is good’ or ‘just do it’. This will act as an anchor for you to immediately connect with your vision at any point in time. Again, this will help you to stay on track when your focus is wavering.
Within our Strengths module we explain what we mean by strengths and help you to identify your top 5 strengths. You will also learn how to manage your weaknesses more effectively. Having this understanding will help you to build on and maximise your strengths in your personal and business life. Ultimately, it will help you to live a more productive and purposeful life.
The Beliefs module helps you to explore the beliefs that you currently hold about yourself, both positive and negative. The information and exercises will help you to challenge limiting beliefs that are holding you back. You will also identify empowering beliefs that in time will help you to move forward more positively and confidently. We will show that if you want to, you can change your beliefs and thoughts and actions and therefore, change the results. Thus, in a way, you are in control of your destiny.
Each module provides you with the key information you need to optimise that area of your life. Specially designed exercises get you thinking deeper and progressing faster. Working through the 4 modules, you will develop a much stronger understanding of yourself and how to make long-lasting positive changes. These insights help build an exciting vision for your life and inform your day-to-day journaling through module tailored Weekly Plan/Reflection inserts. This, in turn, informs the modules you want to focus on next and extends your personal growth in each area!
By having this solid foundation of values, beliefs, strengths and vision you will be more happy, fulfilled, energised and empowered. You will be able to achieve any goal you set your mind to this year!
Our Vision: The App Store for Journaling
We recognise that everyone's personal development journey is different that's why our vision is to become the app store for pen and paper journaling: To address all the different shapes and approaches to personal development that exist with specially designed modules. We want to bring in experts from around the world to co-design this incredible selection of study modules. Have a life area you want to improve? Health? Finances? There may well be a module for that coming soon!
3. Online Community: Instant Motivation
We know that journaling can be sometimes be challenging so we have created an online web-based community to keep you on track! This way we can all walk the path together. We pledge to support, guide and challenge you towards your goal. Come and join us!
By providing the 3 powerful components of the Core Journal, Modules and Online Community, we know we have the secret sauce for journaling success. And we can’t wait to bring it to you!
We are passionate about helping people to make positive changes in their lives. Kickstarter is a great way to help us get our message out there. By gaining your support we will be able to share the core journal and modules with you. We look forward to bringing you into the Journal Life family!
Our dream is to create an exciting array of modules that will help you to achieve any life outcome or grow as a human being. We will send all our wonderful backers a survey asking you to select the modules that would be most helpful. We will then start work on creating the modules that you want! Some examples could be:
1. Finding financial freedom.
2. Developing better relationships.
3. Living a healthy lifestyle.
4. Calming my mind.
5. Coping with pressures.
6. Yoga for a healthy mind and body.
Share the Love: Get a Free eBook!
We want you to get on track to your happy, purposeful life as soon as possible. So we've thrown in a wee incentive! If you share our message on social media by clicking on the link below we will give you a FREE copy of the 'Start Your Journal Life' ebook guide on how to create an effective journaling practice.
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Thank you for your support. We look forward to making some positive change together in the future!
Risks and challenges
Funding through Kickstarter will help us to evolve from creating a beta product to one of real quality. We are sure that you will find the content high value and want the appearance and features to be every bit as good as the content. Your support will also help us to create further modules.
With your support, we do not envisage having any production challenges. Should there be any issues we will keep you informed throughout and ensure that we deliver. We are committed to serving you and helping people to live happy, purposeful lives.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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