What the heck is a vision board? And why do you need one? Quite simply, a vision board combines words, ideas, images, and this combination is super powerful for your subconscious brain and manifesting your desires. So, it’s time to get your vision board game going!
So, in today’s episode, I will give you some tips on how to create your own vision board. It’s super easy and a lot of fun. Join me!
We will cover
– Goals (from health, career to family and home)
– Questions such as What are you grateful for and If money wasn’t an issue, how would you spend your day?
– How to put together your vision board on Canva
This is such a fun exercise and I hope you will join me.
Download the vision board worksheet HERE.
Download the vision board Canva template HERE.
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Vision Board Workshop
We are talking about vision boards. If you haven’t read my past few episodes, I would encourage you to go back and read. They are short and sweet, full of great information. I hope after reading to last the last episode about magnetic mindsets and the science behind that, you are as excited as I am to get your vision board game going. It’s going to be amazing.
What I did talk about is the science behind intentional creation and how the vision board combines words, ideas, and images, and that’s super powerful for your brain. Using Canva makes it super simple. Before we get into that, I want to give you the prompts, and I will have this in a worksheet that you can go ahead and grab after the episode. If you want to dig in with me right now, let’s go ahead and grab a pen and a paper, and let’s go through some of these prompts together.
What I want you to think about, first of all, is getting expansive in your mindset and being super creative. Think about this like a brainstorm. I worked in public relations for many years. Running brainstorms was one of my favorite topics because there were no bad ideas in a brainstorm. I want you to think about this exercise as no bad ideas, and then you’ll go back and you’ll fine tune, and you’ll figure out what is going to end up on the vision board and what maybe is an idea for later. I have got my vision board prompts up right now, and we are going to go through them together.
The first thing I want you to write down is the word goals. We are going to run through some areas of your life that you may have some goals in the coming year. This is typically for most of us. We always have goals, and it’s the beauty of our brains. We are always expanding, always looking for ways to grow and learn, and that’s the beauty of life. A life without goals is a life unlived. Let’s go ahead and get into them.
Here are the different topics. You can write down some quick notes next to each one of these. Number one is health goals. That could do with anything from losing weight, getting stronger, reducing anxiety, meditating more, self-care and self-love, lots of things that can fall inside health. Eating better and all of those good things. It’s one of my favorite topics as a wellness coach. Health is wealth.
Number two, learning. Is there any new skill you want to learn? Is there something you want to take a course in? Is there something a new talent you want to learn? Number three is career. Is there something specific in your career? Do you want to change your career? Do you want to move up in your career? Do you want to retire? Do you want more flexibility? What do you want in your career? Number four is family and friends. Family takes on a number of meanings, but go ahead and dig into do you want to start a family? Do you want to deepen your relationship with your family? Do you want to mend fences in your family? What are the things you want to do with your family?
Next up is priorities. This is a beautiful follow-up for last episode’s training on the reticular activating system. Deciding what’s most important is a super useful exercise. Deciding what’s not important is very important, but if we focus always on the things that matter the most, the things that don’t matter tend to fall away, so I love focusing on priorities.If we focus always on the things that matter the most, the things that don't matter tend to fall away. Click To Tweet
Last two in this goal area, and then you’ll see with some of the questions that I’m going to ask you, you’ll probably hit back on some of these goals. This gives you a great framework, travel. Do you have any goals around traveling, vacations? Then last is your home. It could be getting a new home, selling your home, redecorating your home, or creating more peace inside your home. There are many things you can do there.
Those are goals. Health, learning, career, family priorities, travel, and home. You’ve got those. I will give you a second. Get those into your brain, and then we are going to dig in for some key questions. We are going to go through these quickly and you can come back, you can pause and you can grab the worksheet. You can do this along with me. This is all here for you. I got you.
Number one, questions. What are you grateful for? This is a great question to ask yourself all the time. Your health, family, friends, career, and this amazing life that we have. What do you want more of in your life? This goes back to the priorities. I know, for me, I want more fun and I want more travel. I know I can make the more fun happen, and I will certainly make the travel happen.
What is a challenge you want to overcome? This could be anything. It could be your negative self-talk. It could be a health or relationship issue. You’ll find some repeats and the answers on these questions, but you are trying to find the trends. I’m inviting you to hit it in a number of different ways. What are some of the things you want to do more? What do you want to let go of? What are some things you want to let go of? Comparison.
Anyone wants to let go of comparison, which steals away your joy and your time. Maybe some toxic relationships or pleasing other people. What do you want to do less of? This was a great exercise for me because I realized that in order for me to scale my business, I had to hire people and outsource some work. I struggled with that because I’m a little bit of a control freak, and the more I have done it, the better it’s been, and it’s the only way this show got off the ground was because I outsourced.
I wanted to do less clerical stuff. That’s not my strength. What would you do if you weren’t afraid? Just in general. Go ahead and brainstorm it on all different areas. I cannot emphasize enough if we all stopped caring what other people thought about our choices and did what was in our hearts the magic that we could all create together.
What is most important to you? This comes back to some of your core values, and I believe when we are feeling our best is when we are living into what is most important to us. When we are not living into what is most important to us, we are out of alignment and it doesn’t feel good, and that’s where the conflict comes in. That was my little mini-TED Talk there.
What is a dream you have in your heart? Your dreams are not an accident. They are there on purpose. That’s your soul telling you what you should do more of. What is a dream you have? Put it down. A few more questions. This is a fun one. If money wasn’t an issue, how would you spend your day? It’s an interesting question. That might unlock. First of all, if you are doing exactly what you could be doing. If you are doing it, amazing. Keep doing that, and if you are not, lean into how you’d answer this question because it’s an insight into your soul of some things maybe you should be doing more of.
What are you working towards right now? What are the goals you are working towards? I’m nailing down my courses and tightening them up and making them so valuable, and so I’m so excited about making those better. What are you passionate about and want to spend more time doing? Sometimes what’s a passion isn’t a career like a job, but it still can be a huge part of who we are and what we do.
We get into the thought process that when you say what do you do, that means what do you do for money and why does that need to be how we describe what we do. You can also always figure out how to maybe turn that into an income, but that’s another topic for another day. The final question is, what do you think the world needs more of?
Those are your questions. I will have the worksheet for you so you can dig into it. It’s such a fun exercise. It’s a dreaming exercise. No bad ideas. Go back to it. It doesn’t need to be done in all-in-one sitting. This is an exercise in deciding what you want to envision for the coming years. Then what you are going to do is you are going to start to find the themes and circle things up.
If you’ve done our Word of the Year workshop, that was a couple of episodes ago, go back and do that. You’ll have all of this data and no excuses because you’ll have so much to put on this vision board. It’s going to be so exciting for you. Then what you are going to do is you are going to collect all these ideas, thoughts, and words, and you are going to create a vision board.
What does a vision board include? A vision board includes typically a big theme. That might be your word of the year. The big theme for the year is your 1 or 2 words that are your guideposts for the year, helping you drive in the right direction. There will be a lot of other phrases, sayings, and quotes all from this guide that you are going to have as your word inspirations. Then you are going to find images that match those words and ideas. I will do a quick little video tutorial, and I will have a vision board template that you can take and download. There are so many great tools for you.
If you open up Canva and search vision board, you are going to immediately get a template that you can use. It’s already there inside Canva. There’s already a vision board template, and so you can take one and then you can change it around. It’s super easy to change images, words, and fonts. It requires a little bit of playing inside Canva so you can figure it out. I will show you a little tutorial, you can easily figure it out.
You are going to do a vision board. You’ll use that as your template if you want to or you’ll use mine, and then there are two different ways that you can add images. One is you can go into images in Canva and you can search. Let’s say for example, your word is travel. You can type in the word travel, and any image that’s related to travel will pop up, and you can pick one that you say, “Yes, that resonates with me in my heart.” That’s a great image.
You can also upload your own images of yourself, or you can find some other images online that you can put into your vision board. One of my favorite free resources for images is a site called Unsplash, Unsplash.com. It’s a bunch of amazing photographers that have put their content in there, beautifully done. You can also search that. There are a number of other free sites, but you can search those and then you can upload those images under Canva, and you can add those to your vision board.
Super simple to implement. The most work is happening here in digging into these questions. Vision boards work. There are amazing stories of people who did a vision board and then put it away and then found it years later and they are living in the house that they had on the vision board. I want you to believe in the power of your mind to create things. The only thing that will prevent magic from happening is you not believing in the power of your own magnetic magic.
You can pull all of this stuff towards you. This is so key. You are starting to live your life by your design. I will tell you when it comes from to a marketing perspective, you know what’s magnetic and attractive? People living their truth, living in authenticity and on purpose, that is what is attractive to other people.
Do this work. This is the time to do it. Whenever you are reading this, it’s the right time. If you are not doing this, it doesn’t matter. You can do it whenever you want. Dig back into this. You can always go back and upgrade your vision board whenever you want. It’s so easy to do now. Have fun with it. Let me know in the reviews how your vision board went. Find me on social media. I’m @CoachTracey_P on Instagram. Send me information on how your vision board went. I’m dying to hear how this all goes for you. I’m excited to see what we are going to create together. I love you, guys. I will talk to you soon.