Ta-dah! I’m sharing the Vision Board I made a year and half ago. Those who know me well will probably wonder if my blog has been hijacked by crazy people because as a general rule, I’m not very into ‘Woo-woo’. I like science and facts and reality. BUT I’m also willing to try new challenges – even if it seems a bit wack-a-doo at first. And so, on the expert advice of a business coach, I went ahead and created my very first ‘Vision Board‘
Of course I had no idea what I was doing. I found pics around the internet: A green & white kitchen, a leather couch and some cool boots. (Quite shallow choices, I know!) I wanted more business success, to do some speaking gigs and to find some ‘zen’ in my work/life balance. I wanted my kids to be happy and to go back to school to train in something that would help my business.
My coach told me to put this vision where I would see it every day. And to believe in its power (which I did not…at first). In fact, I harbored thoughts that told me this was a LOT of hooey. That this was a lot to ask for. Too much. And that a Vision Board would hold no power in helping me to achieve them.
I put it in my walk-in-closet/master bathroom. Mostly because I wanted to look at it every day – but also because I didn’t want anybody else to see what my secret desires, wants and dreams amounted to. I looked at that board every single day. I studied it. I wondered if any of it were possible.
After a few months I was surprised to find myself achieving some of the items. A chance to speak to a group of VA’s popped into my inbox (co-incidence?) My business started to grow – rapidly! (huh?) Soon we were shopping around for that new leather couch. (Yay!) As I began to manifest the first few items…I started to hope (believe?) that maybe I could have ALL of them. My attitude towards my Vision board was starting to change. I was becoming a believer. I was becoming determined to see if I could do them ALL.
Boxing Week sales helped me score those boots I had wanted for a year. And after 11 years of ‘talking about it’ we finally started to renovate the kitchen from ‘honey oak’ to ‘white’ (something my hubby fought me on tooth and nail…but I won). Last month we started to make plans for that Disney Vacation. And I now believe 100% that it is going to happen.
A couple of weeks ago my husband beckoned me to look at my Vision Board. ”It’s time to make a new one” he said, “You’ve achieved almost everything that was on it“. I was shocked. I looked it over and was literally shocked to realize he was right. He spoke again: ”You even got to see Oprah“. He pointed to the picture in the bottom right.
“Actually” I replied smiling, “That’s the one thing that hasn’t happened yet. You see, it wasn’t seeing Oprah that I wanted…it was really just that incredible red dress she was wearing“.
Do you believe in the power of vision boards for your life or your business? Did yours totally rock – or was it a crock? I would love for you to share your experience in the comments!