There are a couple things that made me compile trashy magazines and buy a posterboard, glue stick and markers from the dollar store. One was my blogger tribe – they challenged me to claim a word for 2016. As you know, my word of intent is COMMIT. Second the business tribe I’m in regarding the skincare business I’m side-gig-ing challenged me to create a vision board. Now the last time I had a “vision board,” I was probably 14 and pasted a ton of YM and Bop magazine photos on a piece of posterboard. It was more of a teen crush board than a vision board.
As I was reading up on vision boards, you make them for a ton of things. How you want to feel. What you want in 12 months. Where you want to be. How you want your business to grow. Where you want to take your personal self. Personal journeys. Intentions for your children. How you’ll save money. It goes on and on.
Creating My Vision Board
I gave myself a few days to think about the type of vision board I wanted to make. There are different ways of doing this. I ended up focusing on my word “commit” and that became the backbone of this board.
I bought a few things from the dollar store and then picked up some tabloid magazines. You know, research. (Plus they have great headlines to cut out.)
I separated my posterboard into four quadrants: family, career, personal and marriage. (I’m actually making another one specifically for my Rodan + Fields business, and I’ll be using it to help me visualize my goals each quarter.) I also centered my word to keep my focus.
Then it was all about digging through the magazines and cutting up words and images that meant something to me.
As I waded through all the celebrity divorce photos and awards show photos, I thought, “Man, this magazine cost $4.99.” I mean, seriously? That’s really expensive for something you can find on the internet. Alas, I’m the chump who paid the $4.99 for my vision board project.
It took me about two hours to do this. One main reason – that’s all the time I had to cut things up before Spawn woke up and ran through it with her toddler hands. *dun dun dunnnn*
While I don’t want my mother-daughter relationship to be like Betty and Sally Draper, I do like their real life relationship. Same with the Clintons. Look at them now – selfie pros. I would’ve added the First Family but they’re not usually in tabloids.
BB-8 is there to remind me that new droids can be adorable…. even though I grew up with R2-D2.
One of my favorite images on this board is the Straight Outta Compton shot. This absolutely defines my business and blog tribes. We are here for each other – with referrals, networking, friendship and soundboarding. I cannot stress how important these people are to me.
The images of the days of the week and “show your face” are a constant reminder to show up every day. Plus “you make it happen” – because if you don’t, who will?
My main goals for my personal self: get fitter and get at least four hours of interrupted sleep. I think getting fit is going to be the easier goal. But I’m committed. See what I did there?
Tina Fey and Amy Poehler? That’s the ultimate friendship.
I threw up an image of John Krasinski and Emily Blunt because their Lip Sync Battle made me laugh. If there was a image of Potato Head and Jenna Dewan-Tatum, I would have put that in there. They seem to also have a fun relationship, and they have a child too.
Also that photo of burger, fries and beer is a blatant reminder that we need to commit to some date nights… as soon as I find a babysitter I trust.
Xenia asked me what the “Anniversary Special” was. Ha! Well, wouldn’t y’all like to know?
For my first time out, I am pretty happy with my vision board.
Next up, specific business goals for my side business.
Have you created a vision board before? Care to share? Do you have any tips for newcomers to this?