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I wrote the following post last year. I completed some of my goals on my vision board. I lost weight and feel great. I focused more on my blog. I got out more on road trips and I gained more faith and confidence within myself. I woke up this morning inspired and added more things to my vision board. You don’t have to wait until the new year to start goals. You have the power inside you to unlock your full potential.
Start today! If you don’t have the following material to create your board. Get a piece of paper and write down things you want to achieve. Overcome your fears, get inspired, and reach for the stars.
PLANNING MY FIRST VISION BOARD PARTY
I had the pleasure to host my first Vision Board party. I’m excited to share all the great tools that helped me manifest my goals and dreams. With Spring here I have new goals to accomplish and I’m ready to share them with others. We set goals and either you follow them or they get forgotten. I’m not perfect and following goals for me is a struggle. Life can get busy and trying to find time can be hard but we can do it.
Every January a new list of New Years Resolutions gets made and by March those goals are forgotten. I read some great books that helped me list and prioritize the goals I made. In the digital age, most or all of these books are free via Youtube. You can also do a solo Vision Board without a group of people. Follow the steps that I will list. Men can also do a vision board minus the arts and crafts. Get a notebook and write down your goals and follow the same steps below. Vision Boards are great for kids as well.
My seven-year-old daughter made a vision board and she loved cutting out her prints outs and telling me what her goals were. It was a great and productive arts and crafts evening. It put a smile on my face to see a child so young have goals and know what she wants.
LONDYN’S VISION BOARD
I grew up less fortunate, was a teenage mother, and took on many jobs as a single mom to support my daughter. My main job was working in a dental office. I always wanted my own business but didn’t know what I wanted to do. People gave me suggestions, but it was their dreams and not mine. All the jobs I took on were for extra income but not a passion. Photography was a hobby that I loved.
Three years ago I went to a seminar. There was a motivational speaker on the stage telling his story. It was a story most of us lived. It was the story I just shared. Struggles and obstacles that we face in life. I felt like the speaker was looking at me and I was the only one in the room. He was giving the speech about doing what you love and if you weren’t happy, leaving the situation that you were in.
We all have a gift, something that we are good at that we never put to use. He said you don’t have to feel stuck somewhere. He said you don’t have to feel stuck somewhere. If you’re not happy, make a plan and leave.
It doesn’t matter how old you are. We can change our destiny. I was given some motivational books that inspired me. I felt like I could finally pursue what I wanted. I kept a journal. I wrote down the things I wanted in life and what I wanted in a new job. I received everything I asked for. I became a walking motivational speaker. I know I annoyed some people with my happy go get it speeches, but I believe everyone can accomplish their goals if they stick to them. Consistency is key.
I knew I wanted to pursue photography, and that’s what I was going to do. I just needed to find the time. I went on Amazon and purchased a professional camera and made it a goal to get out and take more photos. I made a list of places I wanted to visit and crossed them off my list. I was happy and my pictures were getting recognized by people. I even got the courage and entered photography contests.
I became a Google Guide. I wasn’t getting paid by Google, but people were looking at my photos and responding to reviews I gave. That made me happy and thought I would start a blog. I wanted people to know about all the great places to visit and not break the bank doing it. All those years and my passion were right in front of my face. I’m older and wiser now. I’m not mad that I’m starting a little late. I have gained experience and am happy about starting a new chapter in my life.
I recently wrote down some new goals and was taking it back to the beginning. I decided to share this and decided to host a Vision Board Party. I want to help others get started with thinking of what they want, the goals they have, and being able to complete them. The following books helped me prioritize and learn the keys to success. Many of these books are at the library, bookstore or you can listen to them on YouTube.
- The Secret Rhonda Byrne
- The Science to Getting Rich Wallace D. Wattles
- The Essence of Success Earl Nightingale
- The Power of Habit Charles Duhigg
- Eat That Frog! 21 Great Ways to Stop Procrastination and Getting More Done Brian Tracy
Make a Guest List
Decide where you will host your party. Make sure if you will have space to accommodate your guest. The guest should have room to spread out. You will have magazines and supplies when making your boards.
I tried to decide what day and time would be best for people to gather. I chose the third Saturday of the month from 4 pm-8 pm. I went through my list of contacts and my Facebook friends page. I made a Facebook Event page to keep the guests informed of the upcoming party and some fun quotes and memes to keep the invitees engaged.
I purchased supplies from the Dollar Store (Dollar Tree), which I found cool decorations for my daughter’s Vision Board. Walmart had a great selection of crafts as well.
- Foam Poster Board
- Glue Sticks for Guests (I prefer Elmer’s glue stick)
- Magazines (Cut out words or images)
- Motivational Print Outs ( Send me your email for free adult and children motivational print outs)
- Glitter Glue (optional)
Be aware of your guest’s allergies. I prepared cheese, olives, chips, and dip. I asked the guest to bring wine or a dessert and had baked lasagna and salad. For drinks, I had water, seltzer, ginger ale, and wine. Stay away from greasy foods since you will be cutting and pasting with your boards. I had my guests eat before we started. The magazines and poster boards took up the space so you don’t want food spilling over.
I had guests introduce themselves. I had each person tell everyone what they did for a living and what goals they had. As guests arrived I had them do the same. Some had to work so I had people come and go during the night. I handed out a Goals Worksheet so the guests knew where they should start: Family Goals, Inspirational Word for 2019, Financial Goals, Career Goals, and Physical Goals.
(Send email for Goal Worksheet)
- Make sure you have enough space for your boards and comfortable seating for guests
- Remind guests what a Vision Board is and how to create one.
- If your doing you Vision Board alone complete your goal worksheet and visualize what have written down. Picture yourself acting on your goals and completing them.
- Go through your magazines and cut out images or inspirational quotes. Cut out your vision board quotes that match with what you want to achieve. Paste all your cut outs on your board.
- Use Photo of yourself (optional)
- Some may not finish their vision boards during the party. Let guests know it’s ok if you don’t finish. I asked guests to complete them at home and send me their pictures.
- If guests finish their boards ask them to share them with the group
- Take a Photo of your Vision Board and use it as a screen saver so you will be reminded of your goals.
- Place your Vision Board somewhere you will see it everyday
- Start with small goals that you want and cross them off once you complete them.
- Don’t overwhelm yourself. Start with one goal on your list and give yourself a time when you want it completed. Use you phone to set an alarm for daily reminders.
I enjoyed a fun evening with a great group of women. We shared dreams and goals that we are going to accomplish. I said we are here to build one another up and help one another grow. We are strong women and although life gets busy we have to start making time for ourselves. You have already made the first step with reading this article. You’re ready to make a change. Close your eyes and visualize how you will feel completing your goals. Celebrate your goals once you complete them. Reach out to friends or family if you get stuck or lose motivation. Read the following books I suggested. They were great when I doubted myself.
CHECK OUT THIS GREAT ARTICLE! 15 Bulletproof Strategies for Achieving Your Goals: https://www.entrepreneur.com/article/284783
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