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A journal created to help you create the life you love.
A journal created to help you create the life you love.
253 backers pledged $15,054 to help bring this project to life.

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PleaseNotes is a company rooted in the belief that everyone is capable of doing amazing things, if they believe they can do it. We want to make quality items that remind and re-enforce qualities in people that allow them to do more, be more and have more!

 

I was at a point in my life where I thought something was seriously wrong with me. I was literally living the American Dream. I moved from Canada and had great friends, a great apartment, and was employed. What else could I want? But I kept having this nagging feeling that what I was doing wasn’t right for me. I was miserable because I felt everything I did wasn't useful. No matter how much time, effort, overtime I did, it didn't make a difference.  I felt I was responsible to make sure we had enough income to take care of everyone.  I felt responsible for making sure people felt safe and supported. I felt responsible because I felt I had to be the one to help everyone get their goals. There was so much I felt I was failing at. When thoughts of changing my situation came up, I felt guilty! "Do you know how lucky you are?” “Do you know how many people would love to be in your shoes?” is what I told myself, so I kept shaking it off and putting more effort into my work. Then I had a moment, well a couple of them before I actually listened. Like when you’re in a relationship and get that moment of clarity and know you have to break up. I was pouring so much of myself into everything and everyone else, I wasn't taking care of myself.  So I took a risk. I quit my job. Gave my 2 weeks and everything with no back up plan. (Sorry Mom!!!) It was one of the best gifts I ever gave myself. I was always really good at feeling out what wasn't working for me, but never thought I could create something that I loved.

After ‘doing me’ for a bit I had this idea. I had been working a lot with affirmations, journalling and gratitude. It was amazing because I literally got to practice creating who I wanted to be from the inside, out. I was with a friend and I told him about this idea I had. “What do you think about creating sticky notes with different affirmations on every page?” I’ve had ideas before, but none that struck me the way this did, and definitely none that I have allowed anyone else to hear. Sharing something that I thought might be a great idea felt like a huge risk for me and super scary saying it out loud!  At that moment, PleaseNotes was born.

 
The Journal is a paper journal designed for you to question and discover your current life, and to explore and create what you really want. It's a space meant for creativity, play, discovery and a safe space for someone to really allow themselves to open up. The Journal is printed on recycled, high quality paper, filled with inspiring quotes, affirmations and messages, and has a great pocket in the back meant for keeping memories or other important things you would like to keep close, all within a 10 by 7 inch hard animal friendly cover. To make things easy, it also has a elastic closure and pen loop, and even better, it comes with a 3 pack of PleaseNotes! These sticky notes are full of inspiration and affirmations you can use in the Journal or anywhere else. 

The Front Cover!
The Front Cover!

 It’s filled with: 

  • Affirmations and quotes from athletes, politicians, musicians and overall amazing people on every page. Each quote, affirmation and message was chosen to be inspiring and relatable
  • The “Journal Juice” Workbook. A guide to take stock of your current life balance and priorities, what you actually want your life to look like, where you want to go in life, what’s important to you, what you love, and how you want to affect others, even after you're gone. It’s even got a place for you to do your gratitude work and a great place for you to make your own affirmations based on how you would like your life to be. Free to reprint and download as many times as you would like.
  • Creative space in the form of 20 sheets of dot paper. Perfect for sketching out designs, doodling, or imagining.
  • A great back pocket to keep what you want to keep safe close.
  • 100 gsm high quality thick recycled paper, about 1.75 times thicker than a standard sheet of printer paper to resist ink bleeding from fountain pens. 
  • 200 pages of goodness. 
  • A Elastic Pen Loop so your always prepared to get your writing on.
  • A Silky Ribbon to mark your place.

 

 

 

 

 

 

The first pages. Make it yours.
The first pages. Make it yours.

 

200 pages thick with a ribbon and pen loop.
200 pages thick with a ribbon and pen loop.

 

The Journal Juice!  This workbook will give you all the "juice" you need to get started in journaling.
The Journal Juice! This workbook will give you all the "juice" you need to get started in journaling.

 

A close up look at a quote from the amazing Wayne W. Dyer.
A close up look at a quote from the amazing Wayne W. Dyer.

 

How often do we take the time to appreciate ourselves? What do you love about yourself? When you admire the greatness within you, you give others permission to do the same.
How often do we take the time to appreciate ourselves? What do you love about yourself? When you admire the greatness within you, you give others permission to do the same.

 

What are you grateful for? The more you practice gratitude for what you have, the more goodness comes your way.What are you grateful for? The more you practice gratitude for what you have, the more goodness comes your way.
What are you grateful for? The more you practice gratitude for what you have, the more goodness comes your way.What are you grateful for? The more you practice gratitude for what you have, the more goodness comes your way.

 

Take a look at and rank your current life.  Is it really what you want? Is it balanced?  Is there other things you should be working on? Lay it all out, then plan what you want to create on the following page!
Take a look at and rank your current life. Is it really what you want? Is it balanced? Is there other things you should be working on? Lay it all out, then plan what you want to create on the following page!

 

 

Create and practice your affirmations.  Anything you want more of in life, affirm that it's in the here and now.
Create and practice your affirmations. Anything you want more of in life, affirm that it's in the here and now.

 

A close up of the affirmation page!
A close up of the affirmation page!

 

What do you want your legacy to be? If you could make a difference in the world today, what would it be?  Invite your imagination and creativity.  Let yourself get deep into what you really want, on a heart level.  Be real, be vulnerable, be you.
What do you want your legacy to be? If you could make a difference in the world today, what would it be? Invite your imagination and creativity. Let yourself get deep into what you really want, on a heart level. Be real, be vulnerable, be you.

 

Every spread has a place you can state your intention, use a PleaseNote, or just write through it!
Every spread has a place you can state your intention, use a PleaseNote, or just write through it!

 

Play with your creativity, or plan and organize things with the dot paper section!
Play with your creativity, or plan and organize things with the dot paper section!

 

A great pocket to keep your precious things close.
A great pocket to keep your precious things close.

 

 

 

 

 

 

PleaseNotes!  You get a 3 pack of affirmation filled sticky notes for you to use in your journal, or where ever else you'd like to use them.
PleaseNotes! You get a 3 pack of affirmation filled sticky notes for you to use in your journal, or where ever else you'd like to use them.

 

 

 

Check out all the cool features!
Check out all the cool features!

 

   

 Are you ready for a change? - Have you had a thought about something you want to do be or have, and then “that voice” comes in your head. The one that tells you no, you can’t do this because of X, Y, or Z. That you would be crazy to try. That it will never work. What if you could send that voice packing? The more you craft, repeat and affirm great things about yourself, the more capable you feel. The Journal has an exercise that allows you to create your affirmations, add to them over time, and reinforce them on the journal pages by using your PleaseNotes.

Did you want to get rid of stress, fear or anxiety? - It’s proven that writing out your thoughts and feelings helps you gain perspective on life events and provides a space for you to be creative, which is necessary for problem solving and generation of new ideas, products, or necessary play. In addition, practicing gratitude is one of the best ways do dissolve stress.  By focusing on all the positives in your life, the issues you are currently dealing with feel smaller. When you switch from panic to calm, it's easier for your brain to find solutions to current issues.

Is your confidence or self-esteem in need of a boost? - What would you do if you believed in yourself more? Ask for that raise? Start that business? End that toxic relationship? Buy that outfit you really want? Enter that competition? The only way to increase confidence is from the inside out. The more you practice it, the more the results show up in your life. The exercises in the Journal Juice section help you create your new foundation and build yourself up and into the person you want to be.

Did you want more fun in your life? - Fun might not be a priority, but it’s necessary for overall health! We’re not saying to use the Journal to plan your next Vegas trip (it is an option), however playing with your imagination is important. Since there isn’t a set structure to the Journal, you can use it whatever way suits you, for multiple projects, for planning, or just for a place to put your feelings. The Journal also comes with a couple exercises that will allow you to create a snapshot of your dream. An Ideal Scene allows you to play with what would life be like when you go on that vacation you always wanted, or you hit that weight loss goal? What would you be thinking, feeling, smelling, tasting, experiencing in those moments? How excited would you be? Allow yourself to play in those experiences, and then dare to create it in your real life!

 

The initial goal will cover all costs with creating, producing and shipping the first large scale order of The Journal and the PleaseNotes Sticky Notes. One of the main drives of PleaseNotes is to support people in various ways, especially in a time of need.  In alignment with that, PleaseNotes will always be contributing a percentage of proceeds towards organizations that provide support to humanity.  10% net proceeds after this Kickstarter will support these organizations!

The first cause we are pledging to is the relief efforts in the wake of Hurricane Matthew. By helping PleaseNotes get started, you allow us to help others too.

One of the things I'm excited about is if we hit the stretch goals, I'm able to give you more gifts and color options!  The additional funds will allow me to get some essential business support, like marketing and an updated website, to really help the company grow! 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Icon credit: http://freedesignresources.net/

Photography and Videography by: James Rosales of Creative Origins

Project editing, sound and color by: Director ZANE and Robert Baek of Elite Visions.

Direction by: Robin Severin

Risks and challenges

The biggest challenge is making sure we hit the goal! Logistics, sourcing, and design is 99% complete. I'm looking forward to the submitted affirmations and slipping them in The Journal!

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    The "Inspired Life" Mantra

    This document has 3 sections that are super quick to complete and are a great way to set your intention for the day or get regrounded.
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