I’m back! I haven’t written a biz post for a while because I’ve been so busy, y’no, actually doing biz-related things, but I wanted to pop in and share something SUPER cool that I created today.
If you’ve read my manifestation blog post (which, btw, I’m epically failing at staying consistent with), you’ll know that I’m trying to get better at attracting the success I want to my life and really visualizing it as it comes true.
During a livestream hosted by my friend Rebecca Sampson (go check her out btw because her content is BOMB), she shared how she creates vision boards to help her manifest her own success—and this is something I’ve wanted to do for a while but never really sat down to actually do.
That being said, I have an abundance of Pinterest boards with collections of things I’d like to achieve someday… but it’s kind of all over the place. So I decided to finally create my own vision board and stick it on my computer.
Now here’s the thing: I always have so many tabs open and things going on that I rarely see my computer wallpaper—and I didn’t want to create a board and then never look at it. So I created an interactive feature using the ‘sticky notes’ app to keep track of my progress and really visualize myself hitting my goals.
Let’s take a look, shall we?
On the left-hand side, you’ll see all the things I hold close to my heart:
My dream house— unlike a lot of people who yearn to travel around, one of my biggest goals is to move out of home and into a house that inspires me and creates a comfortable atmosphere. I love Spanish style architecture and interior design, so having a nice house that I feel good about is very important to me.
I didn’t specify having a tea collection or an office because those things are included in my dream house vision.
Marriage— I hold romance and commitment very close to my heart so I hope to manifest this in the next five years or so.
Clothes— I’m a girl! (Guilty). Shopping is a guilty pleasure and I love having a fashionable, comfortable wardrobe, so having money for clothes is important. That being said, I also like to donate clothes as I update my closet, so having a fashion budget would also allow me to help those in need.
My Business Goals:
You’ll see six major goals that need to happen and stay consistent in order to maintain the money cash flow needed to manifest my dream life. Those things include:
Consistent, happy clients— to maintain money flow, booking consistent coaching clients is a must right now. I want all my clients to have a positive experience with me, and also feel happy, confident and motivated after working 1:1 with me.
Engaged course students— course students are where I want to focus my efforts, and I would consider my courses a success if my students are engaged in the content, hitting their own success goals, and leaving positive testimonials and feedback.
Thriving, affiliate program— I’m working on creating a super personal affiliate program for my products, which I hope will be a great success.
Bestselling books— I love writing and it’s my passion, but I’d also love to have a bestseller one day.
Amazing workflow— basically, this means I’m motivated and confident during work hours and actually get everything I need to do done in the designated time I’ve set for work stuff. This includes my business tasks and my writing tasks.
Work / life balance— I have a bad habit of overworking (because I love my job so much) and this often leads to burnout. I want get better at putting aside time to enjoy things I love, go on trips with my boyfriend, and spend time with my friends and loved ones.
On the right-hand side, you’ll see my mindset + gratitude section:
The ‘self-made millionaire’ mindset is a concept I want to get comfortable with—right now, it’s hard to visualize myself having anything bigger 3k months, but I know it’s possible to make more. I feel so much better about earning a lot of money knowing I worked hard for it and knowing that I ‘self-made’ my own success.
I like the quotes—they remind me that people will choose to work with me for ME, and not to worry about my competition, because I have my own way of doing things and my own appeal in my services.
And finally, while there are so many things I’m grateful for, I’m most grateful for each and every reader who reminds me that what I’m writing is worthwhile, liked, and basically that I’m supported. That’s why I’ve collected all the lovely comments I get from readers and compiled them in a place where I can always see them. I also have my book deal reminder there to bring back the feeling I got when I was finally able to announce the acquisition, after so many years of hard work.
How YOU can create a vision board:
(In a pinch, you can also use Microsoft Powerpoint as a lite version of Photoshop, which is what I used to do back in high school. If you’re techy enough, you can crop things, adjust brightness, layer things, etc—then just screenshot it and save it as a PNG file.)
Some sites you can source images from include Unsplash, Pinterest & We Heart It. As a little trick, to avoid getting ‘stock images’ or difficult photos, type ‘aesthetic’ before your keywords. You’ll get a selection of photos that have lots of white space and are easier to merge, layer, and crop.
There are so many perks to having a vision board, including:
- Having a source of motivation or inspiration
- Bring your dreams and vision to life in a way you can visualize as more than a ‘fantasy’
- Bringing story ideas to life— you can totally use this for WIPs if you’re an author to stay inspired, help visualize the story, or even show readers what your story is about from a visual standpoint. Take a look at how I’ve done it for some of my own WIPs here.