Creating a vision board can help to remind entrepreneurs, owners, managers, and staff of the end goals, and encourage everyone to work toward those goals. For many business owners, it’s easy to get lost in the minutiae of every day tasks and running the organization. However, keeping the big picture of the business in mind is critical to long term success.
What is a Vision Board?
A vision board is a tool used to help clarify, concentrate and maintain focus on a specific life goal. Literally, a vision board is any sort of board on which you display images that represent whatever you want to be, do, or have in your life.
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The power of this tool shouldn’t be underestimated, and here are the top 5 reasons every business needs a vision board.
1) Encourages Positivity
Creating a sacred space that displays what you want actually does bring it to life. What we focus on expands. When you create a vision board and place it in a space where you see it often, you essentially end up doing short visualization exercises throughout the day.
Visualization is one of the most powerful mind exercises you can do.
2) Provides Motivation
The reason that vision boards work so great is because you visually see them every day. When you see something that inspires you on a daily basis, you stay on track. Even when you face setbacks, that vision board will still be there ready to motivate you all over again.
3) Assists with Focus
A vision board gives you a clear outline of your business goals and objectives. By going through this exercise, you may even realize that your goals were not matching up with your efforts. This has the potential to lift blocks to your success that you may have been unaware of.
4) Inspires Action
You see, if I put something on my vision board, it’s not just some fancy decoration, it’s there to inspire action.
5) Helps Measure Growth
A vision board will help you focus, but you still have to do the work! As Jennifer Lee, author of The Right-Brain Business Plan: A Creative, Visual Map for Success, notes: a vision board is really just “a guidepost or a road map to keep on taking the steps forward to make it real.”
As some time goes by, and your dreams begin to manifest, look at those images that represent your achievements, and feel gratitude for how well the Law of Attraction is working in your life. Acknowledge that it is working. Don’t remove the pictures or images that represent the goals you’ve already achieved. Achievement of the goals in your vision board are powerful visual reminders of what you have already consciously and deliberately attracted into your life.
Credit: How to Create an Empowering Vision Board – America’s Leading Authority On Creating Success And Personal Fulfillment – Jack Canfield
Vision Board in Action
Beyond the 5 great reasons listed above, vision boards are FUN and they really WORK.
Big Al’s Auto Repair Vision Board – TMH Business CoachingWhen working with clients, we often encourage them to make a vision board for themselves and their business. One recent example comes from Shawn and Becky at Big Al’s Auto Repair. Their vision board includes great images and words to keep them excited about moving forward, and to help them visualize the end results. Plus, you can tell from this photo that they had fun creating it together.
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This time of year is great for putting one together as a jump start into planning for a new year.
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