Make Your Own Vision Board? You may be saying “Are you Kidding Me? No…I’m not!
You may continue with…”I can’t afford the time…blah…blah…blah.”
Here’s the deal. You may not be able to afford NOT to take the time. This organic progress can ground you and is your key to attracting exactly what you want! Create YOUR Vision Board the Law of Attraction. You can make it offline/online…I’m a both/and person vs. an either/or. Why act like one way is better when both work! Decide which method best resonates with you.
A question to start you down your Visioning path…
Does Your Vision have the Midas Touch?
If you don’t know what this Midas Touch is or your answer is “No,” keep reading.
It’s take to time TAKE CHARGE of YOUR LIFE! I’m baring all about what is necessary for creating your Vision Board and your Vision Biography. A biography is an account of something. In this case, it’s an ongoing account of your Vision! Get your cup of coffee or glass of wine. This is a longer post…Enjoy!
I am asking myself this question as Roby & I “revamp” our Vision Board. It’s worth repeating…
Does your VISION have the Midas Touch?
Why ask this question? First of all, Your Vision...envisioned through your Vision Board illustrates your Vision Biography and is a part of your master business plan. Like a business plan, it is not static…it is ever changing and evolving. Our desires don’t remain the same. I am not the same person today that I was yesterday. Being personally in the midst of this process right now, I know that I want it to have the Midas Touch...I want it to be the set of wheels on my vehicle that takes me to my ultimate, massive financial freedom… affording me the options and flexibility I desire. I will forewarn you that this process does not come without a certain amount of angst. That will only continue, however, if you resist the inevitable chaos vs. embracing it in order to move through more easily and naturally in this process. If you feel overwhelmed, check out this prior blog post about how quantum physics can help you create your dreams. It gives you a framework for moving through your personal chaos!
So…here’s how you begin the process of envisioning and creating an offline Vision Board (meaning it is a physical one that you can touch and feel vs digital one) with the Midas Touch over a several week period. You will discover that you begin attracting some of what you envision IMMEDIATELY!
- MULL – Seriously contemplate your desires…both personal and business. Go through magazines and cut out anything that jumps out at you. This is an organic process. Do not censor at this point. Just cut and throw it in a big bucket or box with a lid (you’ve heard of a bucket list from the movie of the same name…that’s what you are creating!)
- INVESTIGATE – Imagine examining your desires & dreams under a microscope. It’s now time to pull those magazine dream catchers out of the big bucket. Allow this to be an evolving process. I suggest you do this investigative process on a different day than you do your “mulling” involved in the initial step. Analyze your desires, see them in your mind and then sit quietly with them to determine if they resonate with your core values. Take those that fit and throw them into a second big bucket. Don’t fret if several from bucket one just don’t “feel right,” after this investigation. That’s why you are doing it. Nothing goes in bucket #2 that you do not want to (at this point!) add it to your Vision Board. Remember…this is YOUR Vision Board. Don’t add something just because some hot shot guru added it to his or her board. You are unique! Live by it.
- DEVISE - Conceive, plan & design how you want to put together the pieces of your Vision Board to sync with the core of who you are – You can do it by sections. Again, use another day for this process. Pull the pictures and words out of the second bucket. Spread them around on the floor. This isn’t a race. This is about creating a Vision from which you will make your choices. You can add your Vision Statement (some call it a Mission Statement). Our middle section of our Vision Board is like our own middle of our body. It is a core foundation of who we are. It must provide a strong foundation. It represents our spiritual center, although that part also overflows to the left third bottom (as you are looking at the board below) while our real estate dreams are at the left third top. That is one of our properties. Some of these living words such as “DANCE” (something we do with one another each day before going to bed) are also a part of our spiritual core and connection.
- ACHIEVE - Ponder how you intend to bring about the results of your Vision. This is where you can now move to your Business Plan and start writing your detailed goals….ah, another post will have to give the outline for that plan.
- STRENGTHEN – This is where you continue to “erase and replace” pieces of your Vision that you no longer feel are empowering you. Remember, this is about evolving, not remaining static! Remove any part at any time. Once a quarter, give your Vision Board a good 2-3 hour session and overhaul. During the first week of the new year, devote an entire day to mulling, investigating, devising, achieving and strengthening so that you are fully prepared for being all that you can be in a new year!
Our Vision Board is a tri-fold one on black foam core. You are looking at it unfolded. Its normal full-time spot is one where it sits unfolded on top of the filing cabinet in our office so that we see it on a daily basis. I like the aspect of literally unfolding our Vision Board and placing it on our counter top. There is something organic about unfolding the board…perhaps it is analogous to the unfolding of our dreams. It also allows me to view the back. The entire front and back doesn’t have to be completed initially. Leave some open space into which you can grow. We started with the front and expanded to the back, Mulling, Investigating, Devising, Achieving, & Strengthening. The central picture on the back of the Vision Board is shown in this short video below. It about the connections between all of us…connecting and engaging…a central theme to my life! May it inspire you to Reach…Awaken2Life & Create Your Dreams!
Keep reading for more on new additions to our Vision Board and how we are Awakening2Life & creating our Dreams. Although our dreams contain some “things,” they don’t make it to our Vision Bucket List unless they equate to awesome experiences and resonate with our core. We already live in the home of our dreams. You’re probably thinking BIG, huh? No…just the opposite. SMALL…a dream of 1150 square feet with a sun room across the back leading to a deck with a hot tub with electric awning (yea…it rains a little in the Pacific NW, but not as much as people think…we rank 36th in the country in rainfall), look out over English gardens and a pond with Canadian geese, ducks and blue herons. It’s a healing energy place that also has a 400 foot cottage for friends and my coaching clients…both individuals and couples…who come for “Coach B’s Tune-Up” week-ends or weeks. (One 80 year-old retired executive from Texas who wanted to learn about internet marketing actually rented for a month and got his coaching!).
Yes, we’re into small. We took a year-long journey across America pulling a 13 foot trailer with an intention to engage hearts and minds, create authentic connections and transcend differences that separate us. Life was simple, and we loved it. We haven’t forgotten that journey and why we liked it!
Speaking of Small…I was at the Olympics in BC and saw something soooo small I had to contact the architect (who turns out to be from South Africa originally). We will be going up to meet with him in May to see about potentially securing the rights to market it in the United States. DREAM BIG!
Our truest life is when we are in our dream AWAKE!
…Henry David Thoreau
Are you asleep or awake? One of the most important things in creating your dreams is to visualize in minute detail exactly what you want to create…and here’s the clincher…WITHOUT being attached to a specific outcome! Ouch!
Creating the specific details of what you desire, yet being unattached to specific outcome seems like a paradox! Yes…a paradox… since you are dealing with a proposition (visualizing your dreams in minute detail without being attached to the specific outcome) that seems self-contradictory or absurd, but in reality expresses a potential truth!
When you become attached to a specific outcome, you actually erode your ability to manifest whatever you desire. Here’s why…
Attachment to a specific outcome means that fear, frustration, disappointment, and anger often derail your ability to stick with whatever happens along the way (i.e., obstacles, changes, encounters with people). The chaos that we naturally encounter in the process of change (and utilizing a quantum physics model) means that we move from a stable to a metastable state. It is not possible to skip the chaos state. It is at the point of chaos, however, that we will move in one of two directions,
- Chaos turns into F.E.A.R. (False Elements Appear Real), causing you to travel backwards to a stable state (which in quantum physics is the same thing as being stuck or dead), or…
- Chaos turns into F.E.A.R. (Full Evolution Attracts Reality) propelling you through chaos to a metastable state where everything is possible, the “aha” moments happen naturally and easily, you experience your authentic and unique self, and all dreams are actualized.
This picture illustrates this necessary process of moving from a stable state through chaos to a metastable state, where our authentic, unique self resides.
Create your dreams by visualizing the rooms of a home. Visualize the specific details of each and every room, with each one representing an aspect of your DREAM LIFE you desire. Hold onto that end result of a beautiful “dream home,” while being unattached to the details of how that manifests.
Dr. Michael J. Duckett speaks about the importance of the details in this short video below.
Folks…it’s about PROGRESS...not Perfection. When you dare to dance on the edge, and then take a flying leap off, trusting that you will either fly or find solid ground, you will look at CHAOS in a whole different light. You will welcome it as if it is gold! (And, truly it is). You will also find yourself saying, “That was E-A-S-Y!’
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