How To Journal Your Productive Year | Chescaleigh #WTEQ
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How To Journal Your Productive Year | Chescaleigh #WTEQ

– Hey friends. So, at the end of 2017, I did this super long Twitter thread about how I stay productive and set goals for my upcoming year. And lots of people asked if I would show them rather than tell them about it. And so I finally made
a video of my process. Can you believe it? Check it out. So this is my journal. Duh, it’s from Paper Source, which, do not sleep on Paper Source, but also don’t go in there, because you will spend all of your time and all of your moneys. I like an unlined journal. I don’t like lines. Lines are the worst. I separate my journal into four sections. Personal, professional, health, and finances. And then what I do is I just jot down anything that I think applies to those sections. You might wanna do these on
their own separate pages, in the interest of aesthetics, I put them on one page for this sample demonstration, but, it’s nice to give yourself
space so that you can add things to it over time and not be confined to a tight little space. So for example, under
personal, I put things like, keep the apartment clean. More date nights with Patrick. Laundry, which sounds
kind of amorphous, but, I really suck at doing laundry. And I tend to just buy more underwear instead of doing laundry. Clean out my closet. For health, I wanna drink more water. I’m trying to work out three days a week. I’m pulling back a little bit. I think I was working out too much, and I was tired all the time. So, three days is the way to go. I’m trying to go to bed by 10:30 p.m. Cut back on alcohol. Finances, thinking about
getting a business manager. Trying to be about that
big girl lifestyle. (laughs) I really want to buy property. Brownstone in 2019, a question mark. I’m putting it into the universe. I need to stop eating out,
that also goes under health, but, that shit also gets very expensive. I need to get on top of my student loans. This is just, whatever. Cut back on taking Ubers again. Big girl panties means taking the train. For health, maybe do
some yoga, question mark? My girlfriend Shamika loves yoga and I’m trying to be about her lifestyle. I tried to do this 100
push up challenge years ago and I couldn’t do one push
up but now that I can do a handful of push ups I’m trying to do this 100 push up challenge. Switch it up more, just
trying different types of work out regimens. I did boxing recently
and loved it even though it made me a little bit
worried for my nails. Under professional I want to produce more. I want to direct. I want to do, or direct question mark? (laughing) I want to do more voiceover work. Collaborate. I want to take my Instagram
to the next level. I want to do more Instagram Lives, more Facebook Lives. I want to maybe do some merch. I also want to be a New York Times bestselling author, Haylor. Now you’re probably thinking New York Time bestselling author? That means you need to write a book girl. Well, wouldn’t you know it? That’s what I did, I wrote a book! It’s called Well that Escalated Quickly. Memoirs and Mistakes of
an Accidental Activist. It’s a collection of
personal stories and advice. All about communication online and offline. And the idea is that the
internet is an amazing place and a terrible place for
important conversations. And I would know because
I have literally made every mistake you could possibly make. So much so that I literally
wrote the book on it. My dream is to be on that New
York Times Best Seller list in May when the book comes out. And so what I like to do
when I set goals for myself is essentially work backwards. So I say I want to be a
New York Times Best Seller. Book comes out May 22, 2018. What do I have to do
in order to get there? So I just page vomit, word vomit, idea goal vomit. So, things like sell a shit ton of books. Which is pretty obvious, right? But then how do I sell all of those books? Well I’m gonna go on a book tour. I’m gonna go to New York and have a sit down with Hey Fran Hey. I’m gonna go to LA and sit
down with Shameless Maya and Marie Forleo. And Chicago with Luvvie Ajayi. Miami, question mark, question mark. Who should I sit down with? San Francisco, still don’t know who I’m gonna talk to for my book tour. And D.C., maybe I’ll do more cities. Please tell me in the comments
where else I should go. Also gonna be really important to get pre-sales. So I’m working on a new website that’s designed by Kriss Did It who did my last website, or my current website. She’s amazing. is where you can pre-order but pretty soon it’s
gonna be all beautiful with all my tour dates and merch, and it’s just gonna be really cute. So all of these things are gonna help me get on that New York
Times Best Seller list. Like, doing giveaways and more college speaking gigs. And the importance of
Instagram Live and Facebook. And blurbs for the book. And I have blurbs on blurbs. I got Issa Rae, Ilana Glazer, Larry Wilmore, Jake Tapper, Jon Green, Jon Lovett from Lovett or Leave It, Van Jones, Janet Mock, Luvvie Ajayi, Lindy West. I’m also gonna work on
behind the scenes videos. Quote graphics, which my amazing social media
intern Crystal is doing. Really trying to get on
top of the newsletter. Gifts, making promos, and pushing that hashtag, you know? So this is gonna be the way
that I can check things off. And make sure that I stayed focused towards my goal of getting on that New York Times Best Seller list. The book comes out May 22, 2018 but you can pre-order right now. If you don’t know, now you know. It’ll make ’em really happy if you do that for me. So, now I’m done with
shameless book promo, what I always do is every month I look back at those goals that I’ve set for myself. And I pick a few things out of there. You don’t wanna load up your monthly or weekly list with a ton of goals that are gonna make you feel overwhelmed. So I just pick a few things from each area and then I write them down for the month. So I’m gonna say March. I’m not drinking alcohol this month. I’m trying to get voiceover work, so maybe I’ll get a coach. I put acting class on my list. So I wrote down some
options for that class. My friend Shamika has a coach. And so does Michelle. So maybe I’ll hit them up. I actually ended up signing up for an acting class recently. So I’m super excited about that. I’m trying to work out three days a week. So maybe I’m gonna go
to yoga with Shamika. I’m gonna go to soul cycle with Michelle. I actually did that today which is why I’m so winded and tired. And then everyday, I don’t write in my
journal every single day but when and if I do write in my journal, I might scribble down some things that happened for the day. But then also look at those goals that I set for myself. And say like, yes, I actually signed
up for scene study 101. I did go to the gym this morning. Just so I can kind of keep
track of where I’m at. And I will do this for the whole month. And then at the end of the month, it feels really nice to
look back on that list of goals that I set for myself. And check things off. So, there you have it. How I set up my journal to stay productive and on task. A little book promo up in there. I’ve been doing this for about five years and it has helped me so, so very much. Shout out to my big sis and really good friend
Suzanne for introducing me to this method. Tell me in the comments
what are some things that you do to stay on task. And don’t forget to pre-order my book. Well that Escalated Quickly, Memoirs and Mistakes of
an Accidental Activist at It comes out May 22nd. I’m going on tour. New York, LA, DC, San Francisco, Chicago. But I might add more cities. Will I see you on tour? Tell me in the comments where else I should go. Oh, I forgot Miami. How could I forget my
home state of Florida? Thanks for watching. Don’t forget to subscribe. And I will see you when I see you on the internet. Okay, bye (mouth sound)!


  • xo_calibri

    Thanks sis (<<<in my head) I definitely am going to switch from a line planner to an unlined planner! Also, so excited for the book! 💗💗💗💗💗

  • anyname13579

    Oh man, you're coming to Miami?! Will this include a book signing? I'm not entirely sure how a book tour works but I'd love to meet you!

  • Cae Herlin

    I would not be able to organize my life that way, personally. I need to figure out very specifically how to work thinks into the way I manage my time. If I just make a really hopeful list of things I want to do, it would just get overwhelming and I wouldn't get anything done because I haven't properly registered the things as things I'm doing according to when and how.

  • Sarah Johnson

    Come to Milwaukee right after Chicago!!! Buffalo is also amazing!!!

    I started a journal similar to this this year!! Still getting the hang of it and how to keep myself organized and motivated. Thanks for this!!!!

  • Yana_Yz

    Now I want to go to the stationary stores here in Japan. It's dangerous. Gotta clutch my purse from spending too much. Everything is way too cute lol. Love your journal.

  • Julia Skott

    This was really nice! I should get back to that brain vomit get it all out stuff. I do a lot of lists and sometimes ridiculously specific schedules for the day.

  • Just Juanita

    LOVE this method. Also, totally addicted to notebooks, so thanks for giving me a reason to buy a new one! 💕
    We’d love to have you come to Toronto on the book tour!!!

  • Peachy Yinka

    💖💖💖 So far you are the 2nd black women that post journal inspo on YouTube that I've been fortunate to find. Thanks for this! More inspiration for my bujo journey!

  • Nadia Gasper

    How I wish you could come to London! Congratulations on all your achievements so far. I've followed your journey for some time and you never fail to inspire. I look forward to listening to your audiobook (as a writer I should read it, but the prospect of listening to your story while squashed on a London tube during rush-hour is exciting…which is saying a lot because​ commutes to work are seldom exciting) and I plan on spreading the Gospel of WTEQ to my students and friends 🙂 Much love, Nadia xx

  • Walmart

    Guys help me flag this video: They keep mentioning that the teammates were black as if their blackness had something to do with their actions. This video is trying to say that there is something in the genetic make up of black people that caused them to do this. Actually, people from all walks of life do crummy things it has nothing to do with being black yet this video keeps mentioning black when describing the teammates as if that had something to do with it. This video promotes hatred of African americans

  • Tracy Beard

    Please come to Boston. You may want to think about Atlanta, Nashville, Charlotte, Austin, Dallas, Houston, and New Orleans (Essence Fest would be dope!)

  • anthony Lee dickinson

    As the comments of the n word video as Been disabled I will put it here. I personally don't use it I don't feel the need I do feel we're all the same. But as for as double standards go. I say don't say what u don't like to be said upon u it's hypocritical and I do think sometimes people think they say it to piss them off. Sorry if that sound harsh or wrong to you but I kind of wanted to give both side's as in from white English. As I said above I don't use it I have black friends I get on with. I work in a retail store I always shake hands no matter rase or colour. I think it's more tit for tat. It's basically the same as in say a woman hates the c word for her to say that herself makes her a hypocrite. I know it was a while ago this video was put up. I understand freedom of speech but when u say something u don't like others to say well u get my drift. Gid bless you

  • Mikedc100

    Why no transparency with likes and dislikes? Leftists really do rely heavily on censorship while preaching transparency out of the other side of their mouth, no principals as usual cheers!

  • JaiC Bacote

    I’m confused at all the “mean” comments 😳 what happened? Why is she a cancer? Why is she racists? Why are ppl mad about the hidden like/dislike counter? Why are ppl happy if she fails? She always seemed so nice…did she kill someone? Did she join the KKK? What is going on??? 😳

  • Paul Delaney

    Hi! I wanted to leave a comment on your “n word double standard “ video but couldn’t. Why did you disable your comments? Seriously. No joke. Why? I assumed it’s because people were being jerks. So, well, it was a good video and I wish you well. Best, p

  • BrittanyBeauty89

    I am not about that unlined paper life! But, I do a similar method. I usually write down weekly goals/tasks I want to accomplish. I plan out my day each morning by looking at my weekly goals list and sprinkle them throughout the week.

    Btw, your handwriting is #goals! Improving my handwriting is a goal I never accomplished lol

  • Valpurgis Tachyon

    I find freedom of speech and disabled comments hypocritical. Enable them on the "n" word video… you say there are consequences but you block it..

  • Jasmine G.

    Please come to Seattle and save this white ass city from itself!! You ROCK! And no pressure, ain't up to you to save anyone 😛

  • Grand Phantasma

    question are you ever going to make a video detailing the point that most minorities get better situations than white like how if you are a minority trying to start a business banks will all but throw money at you if you try to get a loan but white have to go through the entire process of having their credit score checked having their financial background analyzed since the moment they became an adult checking with previous employers to determine if you worked hard enough and the like? or how black are more likely to get into medical school simply because of race even when they score lower on admission tests than whites hispanics or asians meaning that most "doctors" coming into the medical work environment are severely under prepared for the work that the end up doing?

  • johnny1893

    P.S. You're one stupid stereotype of black stupid person… Congratulation! Let's fight racism with more racism!

    A genius! (Not)

  • Lucky S

    If you idiots don't vote Democrat then your anti-black. Democrats are the only ones who care about black people. They've been trying to help Chicago and Detroit but Republicans keeping us down.

    Look how good Democrats doing for us with the free stuff. Now I don't care about who it is but a Democrat need to win because Republicans thinks it's all about pulling up your bootstraps but my ancestors were slaves and they didn't have no boots.

  • SharX

    Why is the like/Dislike bar disabled? Seems people are really positive in the comments section. Also this isn't about hate and race. At least as far as I have watched it.

  • James James

    Franchesca is racist and always has been racist. It's sad that she is able to reach out to so many people. Racism is alive and well in America people and it doesn't always look the way you think that stereotypical racism looks.

  • Rolroorlo

    Race does have biological correlations, blacks have way longer extremities and more twitch ii fibers proportion in muscles, and so on and so on, thats written on genes, take into account what correlation means if you are going to reply

  • Steven Horne

    Where has this woman gone. Drunken Uncle does awesome stuff with her videos. Granted that this woman makes it really easy to make her look foolish, but he still puts a lot of effort into his work. So we should start a campaign to bring this woman back to do more content. If anybody knows her name, maybe we could put that in the campaign. That would be a lot better than just saying we want to bring back the racist, sexist, black woman from YouTube. I also hear that this woman also does stuff for a music television station as well. Can't remember who that is either. There's another YouTuber that does great stuff with this woman's content, just go to JLongbone on YouTube. You will bust a nut listening to her. I don't think she's into guys, but that's one thing her and I have in common. Thumbs up to JLongbone.

  • Jonathan Trauner

    Film gives us a lens into the human spirit like nothing else can." Kimberly Steward.
    "You should not dream your film. You should make it." Mr. Steven Spielberg.
    Of all the music that reached farthest into heaven, it is the beating of a loving heart.
    Henry Ward Beecher. "The only limit is the one you set yourself." – Felix Baumgartner
    Manhattan New York City. February 2019. Twenty seven year old, Josephine Warren, an courageous and fearless arts educator, disability legal justice activist, and a future film director and film producer, reflects on her wonderful childhood growing up in Manhattan New York City and coping with mild High Functioning Aspergers Autism Syndrome and coping with her getting bullied, (through her love of theater and film screenwriting). Josephine, 27, the eldest of four children; Sandra Warren, 25, Michaela Warren, 25, and Josephine’s only and youngest brother Reed Warren, lived in Manhattan New York City her whole life. In late February 2019, Josephine Warren, expressed to her siblings and her parents, just how much she wanted to attend film directing graduate school at the University of Southern California Los Angeles, instead of serving in the US Navy Seals as a military aviation technician. Toward the middle of her life, her bullies and her parents Trisha Warren and Alex Warren; former Navy Seal graduates keep on, hiding her film school applications in their office drawers, as, they fear that Josephine, their daughter, would fail to follow in her parents footsteps of becoming a Navy Seal West Point Academy soldier; as that is what the Warren family legacy is defined as, according to Josephine Warren. Even though Josephine lived with Aspergers her entire life, Josephine would use her adversity and failures, as foundation blocks, toward her evolving into one of the most inspiring film directors in New York City and global history; At the end of her film, Josephine Warren, receives the most inspiring reward of her life, and she ends up inspiring, tens of billions of lives, through her artistic voice
    and loving and gratitude giving heart and human existence alone.
    At the film’s end, Vincent Everett, an doctoral graduate student of
    the University of Phoenix and a Five Star US Navy Seals Admiral at
    Phoenix’s “SEALS RECRUIT ACADEMY” in Arizona, falls romantically
    in love with Josephine, in Baka Jerusalem Israel after reading her film
    script for Superheroic and shows his soldiers unit, that the human race
    can inspire, even in adversity and obstacles. Superheroic, A Mr. Jonathan
    Trauner Directed Film. (I have shared my Superheroic film script to the Scarlet
    Lens Film Production Company of Toronto Canada and to Mrs. Leah Rifkin; Renowned Film Director and Author of Beyond The Directors Chair; She said that my story has the power to inspire the Oscar Academy of Beverly Hills California. Even though I have Aspergers, I have completed my Superheroic film story, I am an Israeli American immigrant Jerusalem Jewish Israeli citizen, and I work for Mobileye Intel in Jerusalem for their Computer Algorithms Correction Department. I also shared my Superheroic film story with Nancy Spielberg and she was so inspired by my story, characters, and Superheroic film script message; My dream is to win an Oscar Academy Award in Los Angeles California in real life. My mission as a film director and storyteller is to inspire the world through storytelling, love, gratitude, and heart. Main Theme for my Future Oscar Academy Award Winning Film Superheroic; Never Give Up. (The Score, Unstoppable). The Score's Unstoppable identifies with my primary Superheroic film theme which is never give up.

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