Can you define, in your own words, what a “vision board” is and why you use it
I think before talking about “vision boards”, it’s important to understand what “vision” is. Vision is important in life because it’s what keeps you going in life and business. It shows you where you’re headed and helps keep you organized, focused, on course and prepares you for the future. Unlike just writing out your vision in detail on a notebook or paper, a vision board is where people make a collage of images, pictures and quotes to represent what they want to achieve in life and who they ultimately want to be.
I use a vision board because I can clearly see all the things I want in life, and it reminds me of all my goals and desires on a consistent basis. When the going gets tough (which it always does), my vision board keeps me on course.
Can you give an example of how using a vision board helped accomplish your goals?
Getting a dog was on my vision board. It was a huge goal of mine for so long, but before I actually adopted, I wanted to make sure that I was in a good place financially and with my time. This meant that I had to work hard in my business to get my income and work/life balance to a point where I could adopt a puppy and not worry about my finances or whether or not I had the time to take care of him.
Staring at a photo of a pup every day always kept that goal in the forefront of my mind, and inspired me to push through, and hustle hard to get myself to a place where I felt ready and confident to adopt my puppy. Once I reached that goal, I took off the photo of the pup.
What was something on your vision board that came true?
Inquiring and getting my tummy tuck surgery was one of my biggest personal goals that came true from my vision board.
What advice would you give to people who hope to become influencers/entrepreneurs and how can a vision board help accomplish these goals?
The hardest part about being an entrepreneur is that it’s all on your own time and schedule. There’s a lot of ownership, and it’s really easy to get side-tracked or discouraged when things are slow or aren’t working out.
Having a vision board will help you keep all your goals at the forefront of your mind so that you remember what you’re working towards. Your vision board will keep you going even when your ego (fear) wants to hold you back! It’s one of the best ways to hold ourselves accountable for our goals.