Categories
Event

JoClub Power Session!

Come join us for a Sunday of journaling to get POWERED UP for life!

JoClub has two meetings every month on Zoom, where we journal together from all over the world creating a discussion group that’s basically therapy for the soul. We’d love to invite you for a hangout! This meeting will be focused around Power, what is it, how to channel it, and what to do if you’re in need of it! Looking forward to seeing you there!

DETAILS:

When: Sunday, August 1st, 12:00 pm est – 1:30 pm est

Price: $7/ticket, 30 spots available + a free copy of The Global Journal

Location: Once your ticket is secured, you’ll be redirected to a page with the Zoom Link. The meeting will be recorded and sent via email afterward for rewatching.

Who: Journalers of all levels are welcome, bring an open mind, a journal, and a good pen and get ready to motivate yourself for this next chapter of your life.

Categories
Magazine

Meet “The Global Journal”

If you’re tired of scrolling the internet for inspiration to evolve your mind and nourish your soul but keep coming across vapid content, we got you covered! The JoClub members have banned together to create every introvert’s dream digital magazine.

Meet The Global Journal, a place where you’ll read the insides of intimate thoughts, get bonus prompts based on zodiac signs and tarot cards, receive advice from the editor, Jo Franco, read a journal entry about a featured country written by one of our global members, check in with mental health and wellness resources, peak at juicy anonymous entries, and get inspired with arts and entertainment recommendations!

This new monthly digital magazine is where JoClub members share the insides of their journal entries, insights and passions, leaving you inspired, and connecting you to the community.

Price & Presale Information:

If you buy the first issue of GloJo (cute nickname) during the presale window (now until August 1st) you’ll pay $4.99. Please note, if you buy in the presale window, you will receive a preview version, with an updated version in your inbox on August 1st. Any purchases after August 1st will be $7.99. New issues will be released the 1st of every month.

Psst: all JoClub members will receive a copy as a perk of their membership! If you aren’t a member and want to join us, click here.

Buy the Presale Here!

If you purchased the preview and didn’t receive the download link, send us an email at jo@joannafranco.com.

PS: By joining JoClub, you don’t only get access to the magazine, but have the opportunity to help create it!

Thanks for building this movement with us!

Table of Contents for Every Issue:

Letter From The Editor

  • Note from Jo

All Things Journaling

  • Monthly Check-In
  • Journaling Tip
  • Tarot Readings with journaling prompts

JoClub Global

  • Featured Country
  • Polyglot Journaling
  • Around The World

Mental Health

  • Doctor’s Note
  • Testimonial
  • Anonymous Entry

Entertainment

  • Poem of the Month
  • Recommendations (music, quick laugh, tv shows, movies)

About

  • All Things JoClub
  • Meet The Team
Categories
Ebooks

Motivation Ebook

You guys get to be to guinea pigs for the new JoClub prompts ebooks!

This ebook is a part of a series of prompt guides designed to get your mind and soul thinking about the themes. Each prompt was selected to take you on a journey, and in this case, we’re talking about motivation – how to get it, keep it, and where it comes from.

Here’s a preview of the goods:

  • The book contains an introduction section
  • 36 handpicked prompts in the theme of motivation.
    • 17 questions about your “why”
    • 7 questions to get you out of your head
    • 12 questions to give you an extra push
    • a review section once the prompts are completed
    • a game plan section to create your motivational road map
  • each prompt includes a provocative “food for thought” paragraph to get your mind going

Price: $7.99 for priceless introspection ❤️

If completed, this ebook will help you get to the root of your motivations, and create new modes for getting a pep in your step.

This ebook is perfect for someone who’s feeling burnt out, or wants to uncover a passion for something new. It’s also great for over-achievers that do a lot, but don’t really know where they’re going. The questions are designed to be used time and time again.

Shop our other ebooks here.

Categories
Ebooks

Self-Awareness Ebook

You guys get to be to guinea pigs for the new JoClub prompts ebooks!

This ebook is a part of a series of prompt guides designed to get your mind and soul thinking about the themes. Each prompt was selected to take you on a journey, and in this case, we’re exploring the differences between our ego, and our conscious so we can shed those insecurities and make room for real growth.

Here’s a preview of the goods:

  • The book contains an introduction section
  • 36 handpicked prompts in the theme of self-awareness
    • 12 questions about your “roots”
    • 10 questions about your “wings”
    • 6 questions to keep you balanced
    • 8 questions about self-love
    • a review section once the prompts are completed
  • each prompt includes a provocative “food for thought” paragraph to get your mind going

Price: $7.99 for priceless introspection ❤️

If completed, this ebook will help you uncover gems locked within you, and will shed away insecurities for the real growth the begin.

Perfect for someone who’s just getting started with journaling, or someone who’s been on the journey for a while. The questions are designed to be used time and time again.

Shop our other ebooks here.

Categories
Ebooks

Love & Relationships Prompts Ebook

You guys get to be the guinea pigs for the new JoClub prompts ebooks!

This ebook is a part of a series of guides designed to get your mind and soul thinking about their respective themes. Each prompt was selected to take you on a journey, and in this case, we’re talking about matters of the heart.

Here’s a preview of the goods:

  • The book contains an introduction section
  • 36 handpicked prompts in the theme of love and relationships
    • 12 questions on romantic love
    • 8 questions about friendship
    • 6 questions about family dynamics
    • 9 questions about self-love
    • a review section once the prompts are completed
  • each prompt includes a provocative “food for thought” paragraph to get your mind going

Price: $7.99 for priceless introspection ❤️

If completed, this ebook will help you get to your relationship with connections, love, and matters of the heart.

Perfect for someone who’s in a relationship, someone who’s single, someone who’s heartbroken, or looking for love. Really, it’s perfect for anyone who feels things – even if you’re mainly committed to your relationship with yourself.

Shop our other ebooks here.

Categories
Food for Thought

What Journaling Has Meant in 2020

Join JoClub here!

I’ve been journaling for as long as I can remember. From the heartache I felt at age 7 when a school friend broke a pinky promise right up to the recent exhilaration of hauling a Christmas tree through my neighborhood- past deserted restaurants with chairs stacked up against the windows- at age 25. 

And journaling, like Christmas traditions, has been one of the things I’ve tried to keep up this year despite this pesky global pandemic. 

During the first lockdown period here in Paris, my journaling reflected the novelty of the experience. In a fluffy pink, heart-shaped notebook I scribbled daily recounts of life inside: watching the president’s speeches on TV, talking to friends on the street from our living room window, choreographing dance routines for my flatmates and even venturing into an activity I’d never envisioned for my life: cooking. I wrote about everything, e v e r y t h i n g. A quick flick through my lockdown journal has reunited me with profound entries about how much I (still) love Gwen Stefani’s song “Cool”, impressive results from a new eyelash curler, and a note on how nice it was to eat macaroni and cheese in the bath. One entry from March reads, in its entirety, “Today, Friday, I did a barre workout in my living room. It hurt my arse.” 

I used all the colors of the rainbow to journal- metallic gel pens, bright purple calligraphy markers, glitter glue, stickers… everything was fun and funny. I was living something that would one day be in the history books, and I was creating a bright pink fluffy one of my own. I rarely looked inwards or adopted a serious tone. Looking back, perhaps this was because, subconsciously, I didn’t want to even begin to try to understand the absurd reality we had begun living in. Or maybe it actually was fun, in its own, strange little way. Back then, we didn’t know, of course, how long all this was going to last. I was happy to participate in collective responsibility by doing a whole lot of nothing.

Our summer of (cautious) freedom in France meant the end of my daily journaling. It was almost like I was happy to be rid of it- I had an actual life again and didn’t need to invent one in a notebook!

And then the second lockdown came. This time, to put it lightly, I no longer wanted to reach for anything pink and fluffy. I felt blue, the bluest. 

The contents of my journal came to resemble the sad, restless, sometimes despairing tone of entries from trying times in my late teens and early twenties. Not the kind of headspace I had been hoping to return to. It’s like I began treating my journal like people at my Christian high school told us not to treat God- as something we turned to and used only in our darkest times. While I’m in no way religious (and certainly do not consider my journal a deity, no matter how much I worship my own handwriting), I do feel like I used to be much better at turning to my journal to document everything I’m grateful for and blessed to have. I don’t want its pages to be filled only with doom and gloom- if nothing else, it’s no fun to reread. This is part of the reason why it’s been so important to us to have JoClub prompts that directly ask us to stop and smell the roses.

Another change in my journaling this year came in the form of JoClub. For the first time in my life, I had something that was usually so solitary become a collective experience. I met strangers from all corners of the world- and not only did I meet them, I met their inner thoughts, the pages of their journals, their triumphs and heartbreaks and fears and frustrations. In a year where it was more important than ever to remember that I was not alone, JoClub gave me exactly that. Reminders that my worries were found on the journal pages of so many others, too. That we were in this together, all clumsily trying to figure it out.

So this year, whether happy or hopeless, journaling has been a salve when I’ve really needed it, a distraction when I’ve wanted one, and, sometimes, an inadequate search for comfort. 

It hasn’t managed to be a bandaid for this horrid year, but it has often felt like tending to a wound- even if this has sometimes meant picking at the scab, then redressing it, only to watch it start bleeding once more. Importantly, it has at least reminded me that this wound, like all the rest, will one day heal.

What has journaling meant for you this year?

Article by Alyssa Perrott

About JoClub

JoClub is an online movement. It’s an Instagram page with daily journal prompts, and it’s also a membership program that includes daily emails, a discord group, and fortnightly Zoom calls where members share journal entries and write new ones live, together. 

JoClub, above all, is a community, inclusive of every type of journaler. Follow us on Instagram for daily prompts!

Categories
Food for Thought

22 Lessons Learned in 2020

Good morning. Jo here, writing to you from the Connecticut home I bought in cash at the end of July. The same home I’ve only slept in six nights total – cut the check and had to replenish these funds. I filmed a video about the purchase and still haven’t had time to edit it… yeah, it’s been a crazy last six months. I’ve been off the grid and on a journey that’s taken up my entire 2020 – filming a project that will only come out next Summer that I’m legally unable to tell you about. So for now, I’ll give you nuggets of wisdom I’ve collected along the journey, and thoughts to wrap up 2020.

Join JoClub here where I share my thoughts daily and watch the full YouTube video here.

Here are 22 lessons to live by:

  • You must cut out toxicity to make room for positive things and people.
  • Introspection is not only recommended but should be mandatory.
  • Helping family may drain your energy and wallet but it’s a beautiful honor to give back to those who brought you into the world.
  • Music helps maintain sanity when things seem to be unbearable. Play Bob Marley on a crappy day and you’ll see how much better you feel.
  • Finding true love is incredible, but it doesn’t solve all of your problems.
  • When in doubt, drink water.
  • If you’re around people who make you feel guilty for being you and loving the things you love, those are not your people.
  • When you know something no longer serves you, cut it out.
  • You can only move forward if you’re looking forward.
  • Being grateful for things that haven’t happened yet shows the universe that you’re ready to receive it.
  • Paper will always be more patient than people, grab a journal.
  • Noticing that a moment will become a memory is a gift, sharpen it by appreciating small moments every day.
  • The five people closest to you should be a reflection of not only who you are, but who you aspire to be. Take inventory and modify if necessary.
  • Reading will always give you more than refraining from doing so.
  • You don’t always need to solve problems right away. You’ll notice that if a problem solves itself, it wasn’t ever really a problem.
  • Collaborating with people is one of the greatest gifts we humans are capable of. Find someone worthy and build something with them.
  • You are a prisoner to the things you say and a master of the things you keep to yourself.
  • Not everyone wants the best for you. Learn to recognize genuine care, and keep those ingenuine at a safe distance.
  • Being light is one of the most desirable qualities in a person. Practice letting things go, you’ll train yourself to be lighter.
  • The struggles are what give your character texture. Learn to embrace hard times and thank them for making you a more evolved person.
  • Nature is essential. When you’re stressed, take a deep breath outside and enjoy the fresh air.
  • Speculation is poison because it’s giving energy to things we cannot control. Focus on what’s in your power.

That’s it for now. Sending my love and gratitude always.

Introspection is the key to unlock the soul – there’s goodness awaiting you.

With love,

Categories
Food for Thought

JoClub Membership is Now A Thing

I’ve been wanting to develop this for a while. So I sat my a$$ down and developed it. We’ve built a nice little community on Instagram and some of you have been journaling for 300+ days! JoClub is growing, and so should the access to the community.

I’m officially rolling out the JoClub membership program where you get to commit to journaling, be a part of a tight-knit community, and make journaling a life long habit.

So what is this all about? Here’s a breakdown of what you get

Don’t worry, we’ll still be updating the JoClub Instagram account daily with free prompts, there’s a little something for everyone 😉.

When You’re a JoClub Member:

Price: $12/month

This membership is for anyone who wants to make lifelong connections with other people who want to dive into self-improvement, mental clarity, and journaling for life. We’ll help you turn journaling into a daily habit with the following perks:

  • 30 thought-provoking questions on a monthly basis to your inbox (so you won’t have to wait for them daily on Instagram)
  • Access to a Facebook group exclusively for the JoClub community of all levels
  • 2 Monthly live journaling event/journal slam
  • Access to an intimate Discord group for this tier only
  • 1 on 1 with Jo every quarter.

Can’t wait to grow this movement with you!

Categories
Money

9 Legit Ways to Make Money Online During a Recession

The National Bureau of Economic Research has announced a week ago that the U.S. economy is officially in a recession. We lost 22 million jobs in March and April. Some people even say that this is worse than the Great Depression.

The main difference is now, we have the internet. *cue angelic sounds*

We’re in the era of getting CRAFTY to make that schmoneyyyyy. I just posted a video on this, but if you’re more of a text person, here’s an article.

I’ll be giving you some tips on how to earn money even if you have no skills, but of course, if you’re skilled you make more money. The good news is that this is the internet, you can always learn skills.

Who am I to speak about this?

Y’all already know the drill, I was an immigrant kid trying to make my momma proud, so I decided that I’d try and find my secret talent that would make me really successful and rich.

And when I couldn’t find it I kept trying it.

I tried playing instruments, learning languages, nothing screamed THIS IS IT, but in attempting to find my talent, I realized that I had learned the one thing that’s better than talent: skill.

I learned how to learn skills.

And it’s like the saying “teach a woman how to fish, she’ll fish for a lifetime.” So I’m gonna show you ways you can make something out of nothing. All you need is a computer, internet, and that big ol’ head of yours. Alright let’s get into it. This is HOW TO MAKE MONEY ONLINEEEEE (with little to no skills).

  • Start a YouTube channel and make passive income
    • Here are the requirements to make money: 
    • Have more than 1,000 subscribers or more than 4000 public watch hours within the last 12 months
    • Create an Adsense account let the DOLLARS ROLL IN (only, it’s not that much when you first start. The beauty with this method is that you’re making money on all of the videos you ever made over time. So the more you post, the more cash money you’ll make while you sleep). 
  • Make content, get sponsors. YouTube takes 45% of all the Adsense money you make, people aren’t happy about it. You can and should start making money through sponsorships to make up for shortcomings.
  • How do you get sponsorships?
    • You can go wild like me and start stalking people on LinkedIn seeing if they have a budget for influencer marketing, or you can sign up for an influencer market place. Tons of companies are seeing the value in micro influencers, so don’t worry about having a massive following. In fact, it’s probably better if you don’t.
    • Here are some marketplaces to check out.
  • Teach English online:
    • If you speak English, odds are, you can teach English as a second language. This company, VIPKid, is a platform that connects online teachers to children in China for the ultimate nomadic teaching job with a cultural twist. They pay the equivalent of $15 to $22 per hour (which you set based on your availability). As long as you have high-speed WiFi you’re good to teach: hello tropical island workplace.
    • Eligibility to become a teacher on VIPKID platform:
    • Teacher applicant must hold a bachelor’s degree
    • Have at least two years’ experience with children
    • Eligibility to work in the United States or Canada
    • Sign up to be a teacher here.
  • Make your own website:
    • You can easily start a website and post articles, drive traffic to your site, and connect your ads to it by applying for an Adsense account. This model is similar to YouTube, more views, more ad dollars. You can also pitch sponsorships as your traffic grows. Additionally, there are affiliate platforms like CJ.com, Amazon Affiliates, and more where you can sign up and generate affiliate links. More clicks, more conversions, more money.
  • Freelance
    • If you have any skills, you can list yourself as a freelancer on Fiverr or Upwork. Whenever I need any sort of freelance work done, I usually go here. You can even look up how to be a virtual assistant and data entry if you’re not a master at Photoshop.
    • It’s a review system too so it’s pretty legit and you can browse around and see how much other freelancers are charging to get an idea of what your fees should be.
  • Freelance write:
    • Shelby Church just made a really dope video about how she made $6000 from freelance writing on Medium.
    • Medium makes money through memberships at a tag of $5/month. When members read a story and clap for it, a portion of their membership dollars goes to the writer of the story. This ratio of claps to dollars is unknown; the algorithm is kept secret by Medium, so that nobody can “game the system.”The Write Life.
  • Or you can become a copywriter:
    • A copywriter gets paid to write the meat that becomes the perfect base for an advertising sandwich. In simple terms, you write “copy,” and it can range from newsletters to social media copy. The options are endless.
    • I found this site to become a copywriter, but I’d recommend Googling additional sites to compare income potential!
  • Sell your old clothes:
    • If you’re more of a hands-on person, you can easily sell things on eBay, Postmark, or Thredup. The customers usually pay for the shipping, so all you have to do is print the label, pack it up, and ship it! Money in your pocket.
  • Sell your old electronics:
    • This site promises to pay you cash money for those old phones you forgot you had in the back of your drawer.

The point is there are so many ways to make money even in a recession. Hopefully this article and video have taught you how to fish for THAT COIN. Leave a comment below with other ways you know of to make money online! Let’s be the generation that bridges the massive payment inequality gap.

Additional Sources:

Financial Spring Cleaning

Start investing your $ in stocks with Acorns: the Frappuccino of investing. Here’s $5 to get started.

Sign up for a Robinhood account and buy a la carte stocks like you know what you’re doing. Here’s a free stock on me.

Don’t forget to subscribe to the channel and follow me on Instagram, Twitter, and Tiktok for daily learnings 💜.

Categories
Journal

30 Days of Journal Prompts

If you follow my Instagram, you know I’ve been posting daily prompts and entries. To avoid making you tap 100 times to get to each entry, here are the first 30 prompts. I’ll be releasing an article every month with all of the prompts, so stay tuned. As I write this, we’re already on day 42. Tons of self-discovery to be had. Comment your favorite prompt and what kinds of prompts you’d like to see more of. PS: If you’re not already a part of our journaling community, join us here.

Day 1: WHAT WAS THE FIRST THING ON YOUR MIND TODAY?
Day 2: WHAT DO YOU MISS THE MOST?
Day 3: WHAT’S SOMETHING YOU LEARNED THIS WEEK?
Day 4: DID YOU THINK YOU’D BE HERE?
Day 5: WHAT DO YOU NOW KNOW YOU REALLY NEED?
Day 6: WHAT WILL YOU BE PROUD OF?
Day 7: WHAT DO YOU THINK YOU’LL MISS ABOUT NOW?
Day 8: WHAT WOULD YOUR KID VERSION THINK OF YOU NOW? HAVE YOU CHANGED? HOW HAVE YOU STAYED THE SAME?
Day 9: WHERE DO YOU THINK YOUR DREAMS COME FROM?
Day 10: WHAT IS A SMALL JOY YOU CAN APPRECIATE ON THE WEEKEND?
Day 11: WHAT IS SOMETHING YOU WANT TO SEE MORE OF IN THE WORLD? HOW CAN YOU START CREATING IT ?
Day 12: WHAT DO YOU ACTUALLY CARE ABOUT?
Day 13: ARE YOU LIKE YOUR FAMILY? HOW SO? HOW NOT?
Day 14: WRITE ABOUT A TIME YOU LAUGHED REALLY DAMN HARD.
Day 15: WHAT IS HOME?
Day 16: WHAT’S SOMETHING THAT MAKES YOU INSTANTLY HAPPY?
Day 17: WRITE YOURSELF A LETTER TO BE READ IN THE FUTURE
Day 18: REMIND YOURSELF OF YOUR STRENGTHS
Day 19: DID THE PANDEMIC END YOUR LIFE, OR BEGIN IT?
Day 20: WHAT DO YOU WANT? LIKE, TRULY WANT?
Day 21: WHAT WOULD YOU DO IF MONEY WERE NO OBJECT?
Day 22: WHAT’S ONE GOOD CHANGE YOU’VE SEEN IN YOURSELF THIS MONTH?
Day 23: WRITE ABOUT A STRANGER YOU REMEMBER
Day 24: HOW DO YOU THINK PEOPLE PERCEIVE YOU? HOW DO YOU PERCEIVE YOURSELF?
Day 25: DESCRIBE YOUR YOUTH. WHAT WILL YOU WANT TO REMEMBER?
Day 26: WHAT’S ONE NEW HABIT (OTHER THAN JOURNALING) THAT YOU’D BENEFIT FROM? 
Day 27: HOW ARE YOU REALLY DOING TODAY?
Day 28: WHEN DO YOU FEEL MOST AT PEACE?
Day 29: WHAT’S A LESSON YOU’VE RECENTLY LEARNED?
Day 30: TELL YOURSELF ALL OF YOUR POSITIVE QUALITIES. CONGRATULATE YOURSELF.

Click here to find out about our JoClub Journal Slam.