Can you define, in your own words, what a vision board is and why you use it?
A vision board is a collection of your personal dreams, goals, and desires that are well thought out and put together on a board (cork board) or placed somewhere that you can SEE everyday to remind you what to focus on. You use it to make your dreams come true and more importantly I think it helps you FOCUS on what you really want in life. It’s not the vision board that works, it’s the clear vision and all the other things you need to do to make your visions come true.
Can you give an example of how using a vision board has helped you achieve your goals?
It helps me a lot, especially to stay focused. It’s very easy to get through the days without staying focused on what your heart desires. By having a vision board, I get a reminder of what I want and, more importantly, WHY I wanted it. It kept me from being distracted – I inadvertently started doing things to support my goals. I looked at it every morning when I drink my coffee and I still do.
What happened on your vision board?
When I knew I wanted to be an entrepreneur and start my own business, I created my first vision board. I was 23 and I was living check-to-check. I set up my first painting and wrote a check for a million dollars. I also put on the board what I wanted to feel about accomplishing my goals, as well as the places I wanted to travel. It didn’t happen overnight, but I became the youngest millionaire in my business when I was 26.
What advice would you give to people hoping to become influencers / entrepreneurs and how can a vision board help achieve these goals?
I would say, first of all, congratulations on thinking differently. I am already proud of you. But let’s be real here: to create something from nothing, or to build something on your own, it’s going to take really focused attention and effort.
Inevitably there will be HARD days. Days when you don’t believe in yourself, your goals, your dreams, etc. Let a vision board remind you of what you really want. I would take some time to ‘clear the brain’, take a piece of paper, and write down whatever you want and why. Be clear on what you really want. Satisfaction comes when we live with integrity with what really matters to us. Then find articles, photos and notes that support your ambitions. Assemble your board; I would recommend to practice watching it daily. You will sell yourself your dream daily