The Start Today community is made up of amazing people writing down their dreams and manifesting them into reality. For the #Next90Challenge, we’ll be sharing an inspiring story from everyday people in our community about how they use the Start Today Journal and how it’s changed their life! We hope reading these stories encourages YOU in your journey to reach your big goals. To learn more about Next 90, click here!
Today we're featuring Jacinda, a Pre-K Teacher from New Jersey. She used the journal to achieve some of her biggest financial dreams! See what she has to say about using the journal below:
What prompted you to buy the Start Today Journal? How long have you been using it?
I bought my Start Today Journal to help organize my days better and reach my goals. I've used it for 6 months now!
How has the Start Today Journal changed your life?
My life has been challenged to reach for bigger goals and dreams ever since starting this practice of writing them out. I know that I am capable of reaching great things! Now, my journal and planner have helped to keep my days organized during the pandemic. Both have given me a sense or normalcy for my mornings as it was something I did before COVID-19 and wanted to continue doing though the difficult time.
Have you crossed any goals off in your Start Today Journal?
The Start Today Journal helped me accomplish so many financial goals.
- Make more money from my cheesecake business (at least $200 a month)
- Save at least $5,000 by December 2020
- Get a raise
- Get a promotion by August 2020
- Find an apartment
- Pay off a credit card
Everything listed above has happened! The amounts of money have doubled and my timelines were reached way sooner than what I wrote.
I have made $400 a month extra from my cheesecake business, I received a raise in January of this year, I got a promotion in March, my husband and I have saved $15,000. As of today, my credit card is paid off and we are saving—not for an apartment—but for our first home!
What's something surprising you've found since using the Start Today Journal?
I love the practice of writing my dreams down daily every morning. I can't believe how the practice of writing it down can make it that much more tangible and real in my life.
Who would you recommend the journal to?
I recommend the journal to everyone that I care about. I want those that are closest to me to know that they can reach their dreams and goals that were placed in their hearts!
Check out our new covers of the Start Today Journal and Priority Planner here. Thanks so much to Jacinda who generously shared her experience with us! Share yours with us by using #STJDreamCatcher in your photos on Instagram or submit your story to us to be featured on the blog!