How Vision Boards Help Your Business
Have you ever heard of a vision board or the law of attraction? Whether or not you've heard of either one of those things, I want to let you in on a little secret. Vision boards are an incredible tool for your business (or future business)!
By creating a visual representation of your thoughts and desires that work in conjunction with the physical work you are putting in. The law of attraction is defined as the belief that positive or negative thoughts bring positive or negative experiences into a person's life.
A vision board is a visual manifestation of that and without getting too “woo woo” on you, it actually works when done the right way. Every time I put a new goal or vision on my vision board and take the action steps to get to that goal or vision, it comes true.
So how do you create a vision board? I'm going to teach you!
First things first, you need to truly understand the meaning and purpose behind a vision board. If you think you can just slap a bunch of pictures onto a poster board and call it a day, then you’ve got it all wrong. And, if you think you can just cut and paste down pictures of things that you want in life, and you will magically receive them because they’re on the board, you’ve also got it all wrong.
You should be choosing the pictures and words for the vision board intentionally, and understand that you have to put in work in order for the vision board to work. The vision board is not magic on its own, but with the correct mindset, and ambition, the results can be amazing.
Step 1. REFLECT ON THE CURRENT YEAR
The first step is to reflect on the current year. Why? Because it’s a good idea to build off of your accomplishments from the current year when you’re writing goals for the upcoming year. It helps you to create measurable goals, and continue to grow in specific areas of your life.
Step 2. AREAS FOR IMPROVEMENT
The next step in preparing to create a vision board is to think about which areas of your life you want to improve or grow in. Take a look at the life areas of Wellness when completing this exercise: spiritual, emotional, intellectual, social, physical, environmental, occupational, and financial. Develop goals for each life area and reflect on the steps you need to take in order to reach those goals.
This process helps to ensure that you pay attention to all areas of your life as opposed to only focusing on the one that may stand out to you the most at the moment. This is important because all seven life areas work together and contribute to your overall wellness and satisfaction with your life. If one area is particularly suffering, it can negatively affect other areas of your life and your overall balance.
Step 3. BUCKET LIST
The bucket list is for the fun stuff! Think about places you want to travel to, new things you want to experience, fun things you want to do, new food you want to try, a new car you dream about, the money you want to make…anything that comes to mind!
Step 4. SET THE MOOD
It's really important to create a peaceful space, and cultivate a positive mindset before putting your vision board together. You don't want any negative vibes to interfere with your process because you're going to need all the positive vibes you can get!
The vision board is all about manifesting positive energy into your life, so start this project off on the right foot. Create a calm environment for yourself and make sure you have enough space to be creative.
Light some candles, diffuse some essential oils, play uplifting or calming music, meditate, do whatever it takes to get you feeling relaxed, motivated, and inspired.
Step 5. GATHER YOUR MATERIALS
This is the part you've been waiting for right? It's time to gather all of your pictures and words for your vision board!
There's a variety of ways you can go about this:
1. Cut them out of magazines
2. Use an image search engine
3. Use Pinterest!
4. Create your own graphics online using Canva
5. Draw or paint your own images
If you're creating your vision board digitally, just save all of your images into a designated folder on your desktop so that they're all easy to find when you start putting them all together.
After you've found all your images it's time to let the creative vibes flow. This is pretty self-explanatory, and there's really no right or wrong way to do this. Place your images on your vision board whichever way looks right to you! Just make sure you make it something that you'll be happy to see every day. Something that truly represents you and your dream life.
Vision boards basically function like the law of attraction; the belief that the universe creates and provides for you what your thoughts are focused on. If you focus on positive thoughts, you will bring positive experiences into your life. That's the ultimate goal here. Hang your vision board up somewhere where you'll see it often. So most likely your bedroom, office, or any other room where you spend a lot of time.
Visualize your dream life when you look at your vision board as vividly as possible. Think positive thoughts, and think about what you need to do to make that life a reality.
Look to your vision board when you're feeling discouraged, lost, stuck, confused, frustrated, etc. Pull inspiration and motivation from your vision board when you're feeling these negative emotions. Because you created your vision board while you were feeling happy & inspired, looking at your vision board will evoke those positive emotions in you!
I created a worksheet for you to get your thoughts in the right place.
Fill it out before you create your vision board. It'll help you decide what to put on there.
Remember, success does not have a timeline. You can put anything on your vision board that you want to accomplish. It doesn't just have to be in the very near future.
Tip! While inspirational quotes and pretty pictures are nice, a vision board should be a collage of what you want to accomplish. You can sprinkle some quotes throughout, but that is not the main idea.