HOW IT ALL STARTED
Now, whether that be for the better or worse of our life (or sanity) – these small changes in our beliefs, thoughts and attitudes, over the course of time, can amount to huge transformations of our daily life.
Unfortunately, for me, I learned this the hard way.
I, Sarah Elizabeth, was raised as a passionate kid, adventurous and imaginative, if you will. I always had the empathy and ambition to help others get through their problems, bring happiness to their life, and really try to inspire and remind them that we are all worthy of a happy and beautiful life.
I believed in passion, utter success and joy, as well as fulfillment. I tried my best to inspire everyone I encountered (from stranger to family, loved ones and friends) to live a life true to them and reminded everyone not to forget to always believe in their limitless potentials.
As I grew a little older, this mindset changed almost completely. I went through a devastating and mind-altering experience in high school, and without explicit details, I slipped into a major depression during these four years. I threw all my hopes and dreams out the window. I created, for myself, a vicious subconscious habit (or cycle) of hopeless and doubtful believing, and I turned to a lifestyle that was completely unaligned with what I truly desired in my life.
Towards my last year of secondary school, I got the blessing and opportunity of a lifetime. I met my best friend and partner, who truly grew to love me, care for and respect me – and who offered me a life I was only privileged to imagine – nevertheless, live.
I moved to the big city, and I was exposed to my dream life of success, happiness, luxuries and love, and hope for better times. I learned more than I ever believed I could, I even worked for a huge and successful company; and on top of it all, my partner and I built a love, friendship and happy life together.
Well… Wouldn’t we all like to believe that this story had a happy ending?…
But it wasn’t so long after, that my subconscious and unhappy patterns resurfaced and took over my life again.
I slipped into another depression, lost all my hope and goals for myself, and even nearly lost the man of my dreams. I lost faith in my higher self, my purpose and even in my sense of Universe (or God, if that’s what you call it). I took on project after project, endeavor after endeavor, and guess what? Yes. Each one of them failed miserably. At this point, I even lost my sanity and my sense of self-identity.
I tried those 21-Day Challenges to break old and build new habits, I tried positive psychology and awareness, and I even threw myself in endless days of research, trying to find an understanding or ‘cure’ for what I was going through.
I really hit rock bottom. I ‘lost’ everything. I even moved out of my partner’s home, and back into my childhood house with my mom. I was completely and utterly broke, and my relationships with family and loved ones were at an all time low.
It was at this point that my mom gave me the forced ultimatum; to Get a job – or make a plan and break it down into tangible and achievable goals, and really, to get my sh*t together (pardon my French).
And that was that.
The Butterfly had just taken Effect.
A few months later,
- Thousands and thousands of Positive (re-inforced) thoughts later…
- Months, weeks, days and hours of work and research, done.
- Over 15 thousand drafted and corrected words later…
- 13 Major, and 52 Minor topics and insight fully explained.
- 566 Structured pages later
… and a Whole Lot of time, sweat and tears.
I, now, have for you an organized, completely customizable (to anyone), and happily made Life and Goal planner; and it’s ready to be incorporated into the life of anyone interested in changing the direction of their current lifestyle.
Anyone, ANYONE can turn their life around and start living the way they desire, and deserve.
The Butterfly Effect Planner is ready and available, and you are free to check it out, and support this mission; if it’s something that resonates with you.
WHY WE BUILT THE BUTTERFLY EFFECT PLANNER
Most of us are aware that it’s so easy to get caught up in the ‘rushing flow’ of our minds and our everyday life.
I can say for myself that it’s also WAY too easy to fall into the grip of our own subconscious habits and patterns, even if it’s for the better or worse of our overall state of being.
Some of us might even feel like life is, basically, just happening to us; rather than feeling like it’s happening because of or with us.
So many of us don’t feel like we are the creator of our life and its events. Like… wouldn’t it be more fun and practical if we were the author of our own story, rather than having it narrated or written for us?
Well, with that in mind, I created this planner as a means of taking back charge of my life.
It’s a notebook in its physical form, but psychologically (and even philosophically) it’s a method of consciously creating my life’s story – something like taking back the power in the driver’s seat of my own life.
More than this, the Butterfly Effect is a book of techniques and positive topics that remind us of the processes and components it takes to build a happy life. It allows us to remember the insight we might have put on the back burner (or even forgotten altogether), and re-teaches us, in simple formats; just how vital these aspects are to our life and our well-being.
It integrates all sorts of new and majorly positive habits, that lets us track our life, our progress – and even keep record of its events and how far we’ve actually come.
It was created to re-pattern our subconscious mind towards positive and joyful, and goal-oriented thinking, and behaviors, and beliefs – and ultimately it teaches us, step-by-step, just how to build and incorporate those techniques into our lives, so that, over the course of time we can start accessing them in our minds more effortlessly.
I’ve learned over the course of my experience, that even the smallest thoughts or actions, good or bad, can lead to massive changes or alterations in our life.
And personally, I hope that these small actions that I’ve incorporated into a notebook for everyone can alter their state of mind and their state of life in positive ways.
We all have hopes, dreams, and aspirations; but what stops most of us from achieving them, and living the life we desire - is just fear and a lack of direction and faith in ourselves.
The Butterfly Effect incorporated both of those aspects, Faith, and direction, and put them into a small book that anyone can take anywhere.
It allows us to break down our goals into step-by-step plans, and execute each one on a set timeline. We can set rewards for ourselves once we’ve accomplished them, and we can even note when they’re due and completed.
Each and every day, we have a full visual plan of what our day will look like, and we can see exactly what we’ve done and accomplished in its timeframe.
And in terms of faith, and finding our own inner positivity – so much research and development has been done in order to find as many wonderful, and vital techniques that we incorporate into our life – ways of letting go of our old and limiting habits and even mindsets, and finding and embracing new and limitless practices. It sheds light on topics that bring about understanding and positivity – and it explains how we can integrate them into our daily life. Just how important they are in the pursuit of absolute fulfillment and happiness.
Really, I created the Butterfly Effect as a means of changing the lives of as many people as possible, changing my life – and Helping each person take back the power they have in their own story, and start helping them consciously re-write it.
None of us are condemned to a life that anything short of what we truly want it to be, and its just about time that we learn that, and start applying it.
The Butterfly Effect planner is just the flutter of its wing, compared to the effect it's gonna have, or what it’s gonna to do for the life of anyone who applies it. It was created to cause a typhoon of positive reinforcement in our life, and ultimately change the course of action of our story, for the best, for our best.
And that’s why I created the butterfly effect, because of the effect its gonna have in our life, and on our very story – the effect it’s gonna have as of right now.