Creating a Vision Board That Works!
Last year was the first time I created a Vision Board. Many of my successful entrepreneur friends are strong believers in Vision Boards, but I never knew where to start, so last year I took a class with my mastermind group and fell in love with this process. My board is meant for me -- so I create it and place it in my office. I learned that it’s important to see your board every day as it reminds you of the big picture. It’s very personal so I do tuck it away when I have guests or clients coming over. Here's my guide to creating the perfect Vision Board for 2020.
What you'll need:
Que Cards, I like to get colourful ones as I want my life to be bright and beautiful
Old Magazines or Agendas (some of my old agendas have the nicest quotes)
Push Pins (I like to use white ones so the focus is on images and words, not the pins)
Laptop & Printer (to search/print images you may not find in magazines)
Take 5 cue cards (if you can make them different colours then do so).
Title each card into categories for life, these are the ones I like to use:
Personal (for personal growth)
Relationships (this can be between you and your s/o as well as any other relationships you have in life)
Career (any goals)
Living & Travel (where you want to live and where you want to explore)
House, Car and More (materialistic world gains)
These are categories I like to use but you can always change them or adjust better suit your life.
Under each category now write down intentions for the year. I try to write about 3-5 for each BUT...some categories have up to 7 (like Career for me). Make them wild but also achievable with action words. For example, I want to start a newsletter and have 30 new subscribers every month.
Find an image to go with that card that matches the words with action!
For example, if you write down under Personal goals you want to eat more of a plant-based diet then find an image that shows that and place it besides that card. Visual aid is very helpful for the mind.
Visuals can be found in a magazine or printed from images you find on IG or Pinterest!
Repeat this for all your cards.
Add fun, motivational quotes all around, that helps inspire those goals.
Fill in the board! Last year I had empty spots but this year I decided I want to see very little cork to symbolize abundance in all aspects of my life.
Place the board somewhere that you can see if every day! This sets a reminder for all your intentions.
Enjoy and have fun!
This process should be fun, and simple, not stressful - so keep that in mind. Also, don't set deadlines, these are your goals for this year but heck you may not meet them all! Just know by setting them you're headed in the right direction.
For example, last year under Career, I wrote I wanted to sign at least 5 new branding foundation clients every month - this didn't happen, but what did happen was I signed bigger clients, who made up for equal or more value as those 5! By setting that intention and putting in the hustle I was able to reach my Career and Financial goals … just a different way. See what I mean!
As I took down my cards from last year I gave each a kiss and thanked it for bringing everything it brought - even if some of the goals had to be transferred to the following year.
It's about appreciating what happened and looking forward to what's going to happen.
Now get going and start creating your 2020 Vision Board!