If there’s one thing that keeps people stuck, it’s a lack of clarity. You know you want to quit your soul-sucking day job in favor of the freedom of self-employment, but you aren’t clear on the steps to take. You want to take an exotic vacation, but you aren’t sure where to go or how to make it happen. Learn how to get clarity in this episode using a vision board.
Something I've noticed that if there’s one thing that keeps people stuck, it’s a lack of clarity.
For example you may to want to quit your soul-sucking day job in favor of the freedom of self-employment, but you aren’t clear on the steps to take.
In this podcast, we will discuss how using a vision board can help you become more focused and gain clarity on your efforts this year.
If there’s one thing that keeps people stuck, it’s a lack of clarity.
You know you want to quit your soul-sucking day job in favor of the freedom of self-employment, but you aren’t clear on the steps to take.
You want to take an exotic vacation, but you aren’t sure where to go—or how to make it happen.
You want to grow your business but aren’t even sure what that means.
The truth is, with ambiguous “goals” like these, in five or ten years, you’ll still be stuck right where you are today.
But with a little clarity, you can achieve any goal you can imagine—and even some you haven't dreamed of yet. The first step is to visualize what you want.
How Vision Boards Work
Vision board ideas and examples are incredibly useful and inspirational when making your own. I’ve designed this podcast to show you how to make your own vision boards and how to use them to maximize your visualization practice!
Also known as dream boards, these simple devices are one of the most valuable visualization tools available to you. The inspirational collages serve as your image of the future – a tangible example, idea or representation of where you are going. They should represent your dreams, your goals, and your ideal life.
By representing your goals with pictures and images you will actually strengthen and stimulate your emotions because your mind responds strongly to visual stimulation… and your emotions are the vibrational energy that activates the Law of Attraction. The saying “A picture is worth a thousand words,” certainly holds true here.
A vision board is a planning tool that allows you to unleash your creativity and daydream in a tangible format.
By collecting images that represent your biggest goals and keeping them within sight, you’ll be able to focus better on the next steps to take to reach them.
Not only that, but vision boards can keep you inspired when boredom strikes (as it inevitably will) and remind you of why you’re working so hard—when all you want to do is take a nap.
A vision board
is a powerful tool that helps you narrow down your desires through the power of choice.
The tool helps you invest the time and energy to visualize your future
and consistently reminds you
of your life goals.
Another popular term for it is dream board.
Let’s look at three purposes of your dream board in more detail below.
1. The Power of Choice
Visions boards force you to examine your desires and focus on those that truly matter to you. Whether creating one or several boards, the limited space forces you and empowers you to focus in on your most treasured desires.
The process of choosing what to put on your vision board
is simple yet meaningful. First, identify your wishes or desires, then select images that represent those desires. This simple selection process narrows down your focus and personalises your board with specific messages that matter to you
For example, you might decide to put a picture of a house on your vision board
because you want to purchase your dream home one day. But if you’re not satisfied with pasting an image of just any house on the board, you can find the perfect representation of your dream home
or pick aspects of homes to collage them together into your perfect home.
There is power in focusing on the details of how to represent your desire. The process of making those choices sends a very specific and personalized message to the universe about your desires.
2. The Power of Visualization
Without a doubt, it is the visual aspect of a dream board that really drives home your desires and sends a very loud, clear message.
It’s easy to think that choosing and focusing on a desire helps achieve it that specific desire, but visualization isn’t as straightforward as we think it is.
To understand why visualising your desires
is so powerful, we need to look at the brain. Our brain is an incredible machine that is geared toward making us successful with every action we take. Our brain trains our bodies to prepare for action — when we imagine ourselves preparing for an activity, our brains actually run through the process
and send signals to the rest of our body to complete the action.
Visualization is nearly as powerful as performing the action. When you visualize yourself living in your dream home, your brain trains your body for that reality.
3. The Power of Consistency
It’s no secret that consistency is important.
Whether attempting to learn a new skill or create a new habit, consistency is the key. We’re wired for repetition, and every time we repeat an action, we become stronger with that action.
By creating a vision board
and placing it in a spot you see every day, you create the opportunity for consistent visualization to train your mind, body, and spirit to manifest your desires
The wonderful thing about a dream board is that it only requires time and energy for the initial creation. After that, the consistency in the visualization happens every time you look at it.
How to Make a Vision Board
Creating a vision board is easy — and fun!
You can create yours with paper and other art materials, or digitally using one of the many online apps, Pinterest, or even Microsoft OneNote or Evernote.
While digital boards are definitely more portable, physical boards are often more inspiring. There’s just something about engaging all your senses which makes a tangible vision board more effective.
To create your board, start by collecting images that represent your biggest goals and dreams. Photos from a favorite family vacation, ads for an expensive dress you want to buy, a playbill for a Broadway show you want to see, or even a dollar figure representing your desired bank account balance are all good ways to visualise your goals. Add them to your new vision board.
Next, be sure to include phrases and quotes that inspire you and keep you going when things get tough. Sometimes a few words of wisdom from someone you admire is all it takes to get you back on track.
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On this podcast I’m going to help you design a life that works. So you are able to say yes to the things that matter and eliminate everything else that slows you down. The more clear you can be about how to organize your daily life to support your bigger vision, the more you’ll step into your true potential, stay on track and accomplish all that you want and deserve. Are you ready to make that happen?
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