In the past, I have created a vision board, but I would typically just throw up pictures of pretty houses and closets and purses. Nothing meaningful with genuine goals. This year, that changed.
Here are the steps I took:
Step 1: Clarity
- I asked myself a few questions to get clear on my priorities.
YOUR TURN! Ask yourself:
- What do you value most in your life right now?
- List your top 3 priorities – areas you are unwilling to compromise NO MATTER WHAT.
During this step, I looked into how I would spend my time if money or time were truly not an issue. Ask yourself the following:
- What dreams would you go after?
- Who would you spend your time with? What would you be doing together?
- Would you travel? If so, where?
- How would you live your life day to day differently?
- How would your most courageous self show up to life differently?
Step 2: Categories
I divided my life into 8 categories and wrote generic goals in each area. I tried to be as specific as possible, but don’t stress about this right now. You will get more specific in step 3.
- Marriage / Romance
- Personal Growth
- Experience / Joy
For example, in this step, for spiritual I wrote: “grow my relationship with God.” In step 3 I got specific and wrote, “I am diligent in having my quiet time 5x a week.” Another example is in financial, where I wrote, “build up our savings nest”. In step 3 I wrote, “We have $100K in our savings account.”
Write down goals out of each category from step 2 as specific as you can and in the present tense – as if you have already completed it. I am going to share my specific goals with you, so you can see how they align with the photos on my vision board.
I am diligent about having my quiet time 5x a week.
I eat foods that bless my body 90% of the time.
I am continuing to exercise for strength, vibrancy and energy!
We have $100,000 in our savings account.
Loy and I have written our book called “Good is Cool”
Loy and I have recorded and posted 100 episodes in our Clearly Confident Podcast.
10,000 Daily Deposit journals have been sold.
I have hired my 2nd full-time employee to take things off of my plate.
Loy and I have trained 12 businesses in Clearly Confident.
I am a 2 Star Rank.
I have spoken 50 times.
Loy and I begin our Clearly Confident tribe leader program.
I have taken a girls trip with my mom!
Marriage / Romance
I am consistent with weekly date nights on Friday night with Austin.
Austin and I take 3 weekends to go on getaway trips.
I am attending 3 conferences this year.
I am taking action in my year-long mastermind.
Experience / Joy
We spend a weekend in New York!
We go to St. Lucia for vacation.
My home gym is exactly how I want it.
My dining room is furnished perfectly.
Step 4: Create Your Vision Board
If you want to get the poster + glue + glitter out, girl do it! I’ve done that before. This year, I wanted to do it virtually so I could make multiple copies to put in my office, bathroom, and maybe even a small version in my car? Who knows! For an online vision board, you can easily use picmonkey.com or canva.com. I used Canva because it is free and SO easy! To make your vision board on Canva, use the custom dimensions button and plug in 3300 X 2550. This will make a landscape 8.5 X 11 sheet for you!
Here is a quick video showing you how to use the basics of Canva:
My advice? Start on it, then come back to it for a couple of days. You will find that more things come to mind. You can easily go back and edit anytime throughout the year as you accomplish things!