I wrote the following post two years ago. 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 gained more faith and confidence in myself. This morning inspired me, and I added more things to my vision board. You don’t have to wait until the new year to start your goals. You have the power inside you to unlock your full potential right now!
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Start today! If you don’t have the following materials to create your board. Get a piece of paper and write down things you want to achieve. Another way to make a vision board is to go digital! Go to Canva.com and make your vision board. Create videos, attach your photos, and make your dreams a reality.
Overcome your fears, get inspired, and reach for the stars.
PLANNING MY FIRST VISION BOARD PARTY
I had the pleasure of hosting my first Vision Board party. I’m excited to share all the great tools that helped me manifest my goals and dreams. I have new goals and am 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 finding time can be challenging, but we can do it.
Every January, a New Years’ Resolutions list gets made, and those goals are forgotten by March. I read some great books that helped me list and prioritize the plans 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, 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 loved cutting out her printouts and telling me her goals. It was a great and productive arts and crafts evening. Seeing a young child have plans and know what she wants to put a smile on my face. She even made a list of places to visit!
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 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 a speech about doing what you love and leaving your situation if you weren’t happy.
We all have a gift that we are good at that we never put to use. 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. So I went on Amazon, purchased a professional camera, and decided to get out and take more photos. I made a list of places I wanted to visit and crossed them off my list. Then, finally, I was happy, and people recognized my pictures. I even got the courage and enter 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 I 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 took them back to the beginning. I decided to share this and decided to host a Vision Board Party. I want to help others get started by thinking of what they want and 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 or bookstore, or you can listen to them on YouTube.
- The Secret Rhonda Byrne
- The Science of 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 Get More Done Brian Tracy.
Make a Guest List
Decide where you will host your party. Make sure 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 made all my invites and printouts on you can use https://www.canva.com/
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), where 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 printouts)
- 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 we had baked lasagna and salad. I had water, seltzer, ginger ale, and wine for drinks. Stay away from greasy foods since you will be cutting and pasting them 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 the goals they wanted. As guests arrived, I had them do the same. I handed out a Goals Worksheet so the guests knew where they should start: Family Goals, Inspirational Word for the Year, Financial Goals, Career Goals, and Physical Goals.
- Make sure you have enough board space and comfortable seating for guests.
- Remind guests what a Vision Board is and how to create one.
- If you’re doing your Vision Board alone, complete your goal worksheet and visualize what you have written down. Then, picture yourself acting on your goals and achieving them.
- Go through your magazines and cut out images or inspirational quotes. Next, cut out your vision board quotes that match your goal. Finally, paste all your cutouts on your board.
- Use a Photo of yourself (optional)
- Some may not finish their vision boards during the party. Let guests know it’s ok if you don’t quit. 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 to remind you of your goals.
- Place your Vision Board somewhere you will see it every day
- Start with the small goals 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 your phone to set the alarm for daily reminders.
I enjoyed a fun evening with a great group of women. We shared dreams and goals that we were 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 must start making time for ourselves. You have already taken the first step by 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 achieve 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.
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