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The project's funding goal was not reached on Mon, October 1 2018 4:00 PM UTC +00:00
$840
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33
backers
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Mon, October 1 2018 4:00 PM UTC +00:00

About

Everyday you get to wake up and experience another day of your life. You get to decide if it is going to be a good day or a bad day by choosing your thoughts. And when you choose to be grateful you woke up today, you feel lucky, happy and joyful. You feel a sense of opportunity, excitement and possibility. 

Every day is a fresh start, a new opportunity to improve and grow. 

Journal Prototype
Journal Prototype

Positive change happen with baby steps. When you are grateful for your life, you slowly rewire your brain to look for silver linings + abundance you have, instead of focusing on doubts, worries and feelings of not having or being enough. 

You were created with EVERYTHING you need to get through life as a thriving human being. Everything you learn through experience + education are all bonus features! Are you letting those extras raise you up or weigh you down? Let yourself do more than survive from day to day. 

The struggle is as real as you make it. 

For the last 10 years, anxiety, depression, financial challenges, job loss, death and loneliness have all played a tremendous role in shaping my gratitude practice. 

I created a journal called my Daily Meditation to record things I am grateful for each day. It helps me focus on the little things, the big things and everything in between. It has helped with building a business, connecting with people in an authentic way, deepening personal relationships, purchasing a home for my family and finding reasons to live, when the alternative was a tempting escape route. 

I always said I would make it into a real journal someday so other people like me could benefit from it, too. 

Today is someday. 

The path led you here is no coincidence. After climbing many mountains to overcome life's challenges, you are more than capable of finding comfort in your own gratitude practice. Create an abundance of gratitude and find relief from the darkness. It is your time to experience the lightness + mindfulness of rewiring your brain to be more grateful for everything in your life--good and bad! Find the lesson in every test. You are stronger than you think. 

Features + Specs

The Heart of Gold Gratitude Journal is a compact, monthly journal to track your mood, improve your outlook, and renew your Heart of Gold with a daily dose of gratitude.

Each journal includes: 

  • 5” x 7” booklet with (32) pages
  • Screen printed cover and custom black + white interior pages.
  • 30 blank gratitude entries, plus a daily mood tracker and accountability pages
  • Made from 100% recycled paper 
  • Printed with Eco-friendly, vegetable-oil based inks
  • Made in the USA in Portland, Oregon by Scout Books
Blank pages are intimidating. These gratitude journal worksheets help you complete your daily entry with ease.
Blank pages are intimidating. These gratitude journal worksheets help you complete your daily entry with ease.

This journal is designed to help you make gratitude a daily practice with a simple worksheet style template to complete for 30 days to prevent feeling overwhelmed by a blank page. Trying to stay on top of an entire year of journal writing, while practicing gratitude and working on personal development is a huge undertaking! 365 Days of Gratitude is too much to think about at one time.  

Breaking it down into something manageable is ideal for starting new habits. Smaller, simpler steps are the best way to build a lifelong habit. You can even begin by taking the 30 Day Gratitude Challenge I designed for this journal! Find the sign up link below.

*Example of inside pages--not final design.
*Example of inside pages--not final design.

Benefits of a Gratitude Practice

Gratitude is a magical practice, capable of sparking change in every area of your life. Overall, positive emotions can add up to 7 years to your life expectancy. The benefits of a gratitude practice include:

  • Living longer.
  • Increased energy levels.
  • Being more resilient.
  • Increased likelihood to exercise.
  • Eliminating jealousy.
  • Feeling more relaxed.
  • Developing stronger relationships.
  • Better decision making.
  • Being more productive.
  • Expanding your social network.
  • Feeling happier.
  • Being friendlier + attracting more people into your life.
  • Boosting your career.
  • Feeling healthier.
  • Experiencing more positive emotions.
  • Feeling more optimistic.
  • Being less self-centered.
  • Increasing your self-esteem.
  • Getting better sleep.
  • Acting less materialistic.

Gratitude increases with age by 5% every 10 years of your life.

Grateful people, on average, give 20% more time + money to good causes.

Grateful kids are 13% less likely to fight or argue and 20% more likely to get good grades!

Grateful teens are 10x less likely to start smoking.

Get your EXCLUSIVE REWARDS while they last!

From now until October 1 at 11:59pm, the Heart of Gold Gratitude Journal will be available for pre-sale here on Kickstarter. Journals will be sent to backers in time for the holidays, making them the perfect gift for everyone on your list!

There are (2) Exclusive Rewards available for early-bird supporters of the project. 

- Get (1) journal for $7, plus shipping. The suggested retail price for the journals are $10, so you save 30% off by being one of the first 100 people to support this reward level!

- Discounted set of (12) journals for 1 year of gratitude reduced to $50! The retail value for this set is $120, saving you $70 or 58% off by being one of the first 50 people to back this reward level. 

Journal Prototype
Journal Prototype

Kickstarter is a unique crowdfunding platform. It is an all-or-nothing fundraising program helping creatives bring their dreams to life. The community of backers who come from all over the world, invest in ideas they want to see in real life. 

In order to reach the goal of raising $3,000 to print the minimum order of 250 journals, there are a variety of journal sets available ranging from $5 to $1,000.

Each journal has custom pages created by me and a unique, custom cover designed by the winner of the art contest I am hosting to offer amazing artists the opportunity to gain exposure. (More details about the contest can be found below.)

With the success of this project, once the original goal is raised, we will work towards unlocking Stretch Goals to help make this journal even more incredible! The more money we raise, the more products we will release, including Heart of Gold merchandise like t-shirts, enamel pins or buttons, posters, coffee mugs and more! (Stretch goals are listed below.) 

The big vision for this project includes a monthly subscription program. The subscription program helps reinforce accountability, gives subscribers something to look forward to and increases the number of artists who will have a unique opportunity to showcase their work.

Example of the accountability pages in the back of your journal to keep you on track!
Example of the accountability pages in the back of your journal to keep you on track!
Gratitude helps you look forward to a life full of abundance + opportunities!
Gratitude helps you look forward to a life full of abundance + opportunities!

Cover Design Contest

Artists interested in submitting their designs to be considered for the cover, can follow the links below and on the Q+C Instagram (@QUARTZandCOAL) and Q+C website. (www.quartzandcoal.co)

The winner(s) artwork will be featured on the cover of the Gratitude Journal (after the Kickstarter campaign has been fully funded*) and they will receive (25) copies of the journal ($250 value) to keep or share.  

That's right! YOU get to design the cover. Know an artist or designer? Let them know about the contest. Enter before September 31.
That's right! YOU get to design the cover. Know an artist or designer? Let them know about the contest. Enter before September 31.

The big vision for this project includes a subscription program. My big dream for this project includes a successful campaign with the ability to order 12 custom covers in order to send limited edition, numbered journals out to subscribers each month. 

The subscription program helps reinforce accountability, gives subscribers something to look forward to and increases the number of artists who will have a unique platform to showcase their work, while helping them build their own portfolios.

The contest ends October 1 when the campaign is over. The winner(s) will be announced on October 5. 

Here are the entries I have received so far:

by: Liz Urse @lizurse_prints
by: Liz Urse @lizurse_prints
by: Sabrina Silva @nouveaubujo
by: Sabrina Silva @nouveaubujo

Important Links

Website: http://www.quartzandcoal.co

Instagram: (@QUARTZandCOAL) http://www.instagram.com/quartzandcoal

Cover Design Contest Info: https://www.quartzandcoal.co/cover-design-contest

About the Creator

Contact Information

For more details, photos or interviews – please email Nicole@quartzandcoal.co

Please SHARE the Heart of Gold Gratitude Journal campaign with all the people you are grateful for by posting any of the images below on social media. 

Remember to tag @QUARTZandCOAL and use #QCgratitude to be entered into a special giveaway! Once the campaign is fully funded, the prize(s) will be unlocked and we’ll start revealing contest entries for the cover design!

**Perfect for a facebook post or your Instagram feed! Share about the campaign + tag @QUARTZandCOAL and #QCgratitude to be entered in the giveaway for special prizes!
**Perfect for a facebook post or your Instagram feed! Share about the campaign + tag @QUARTZandCOAL and #QCgratitude to be entered in the giveaway for special prizes!
**Perfect for your Instagram or Facebook story! Back the project + share the campaign with  @QUARTZandCOAL and #QCgratitude to be entered in the giveaway for special prizes!
**Perfect for your Instagram or Facebook story! Back the project + share the campaign with @QUARTZandCOAL and #QCgratitude to be entered in the giveaway for special prizes!

Thank you for supporting this campaign and spreading the word! I am so grateful for all of your kind words of encouragement. I am thankful for the opportunity to channel my creativity, my thoughts and my energy into something I believe is making the world a better place! I am grateful for the struggles and the setbacks that set me up for something amazing. I am grateful for all of the people I have had the pleasure of meeting along the way.

Eternally grateful,

-- Nicole

Interested in building a gratitude practice before you get your journal? Join the Q+C 30 Day Gratitude Challenge. Receive an email with a prompt every day for 30 days to begin developing a good habit with the ability to take the place of several bad habits! See for yourself. 

Sign up for the 30 Day Gratitude Challenge here.

Risks and challenges

Even though this is the first Kickstarter I have done on my own, I have marketed, mentored, organized, promoted and supported several clients and friends who have run both successful and unsuccessful campaigns. Through their experiences I have learned about many of the risks + challenges.

While I can try to anticipate, plan, research and troubleshoot every logistical angle of this project, I’m certain things I never imaged might happen.

QUARTZ + COAL is not responsible for packages damaged or lost during transit. If something happens to your rewards after I have shipped them, please send me a message here on Kickstarter with photos (if applicable) immediately.

Mention your attitude of gratitude, your support of this campaign and your excitement to receive your Gratitude Journal to your friends, your family, your co-workers, your neighbors, everyone in your life to help us maximize the gift of gratitude! Thank you for supporting this project. I am eternally grateful for your kindness and your encouragement to make this dream a reality.

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    DIY DIGITAL FILE FULL OF GRATITUDE

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    GRATEFUL GO-GETTER! $7 Gratitude Journal

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    *MAGIC*YEAR of GRATITUDE - (12) Journals

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    Grateful for my FRIEND - (24) Journals

    Enjoy (2) years of gratitude, or share your Attitude of Gratitude with your favorite person in the world with (24) Journals for (1) year of gratefulness each, or share them with everyone you are thankful for in your life! Great gift idea! (Total suggested retail value $240 — Save $40!)

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    I am GRATEFUL for my CLASS (36) Journals

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