Vision Boards – Unique Ideas for Your Board!

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Vision Boards have become all the rage!  Lmvisionboard

Everyone is really catching on to how powerful this simple creative process can be.  I love that…. deceptively simple and deeply powerful.

This vision board to the left is one that my husband and I did together before we were married, representing what we wanted to create together in our marriage.

I have created collages for years. Some of my first ones as a teenager were actually collages of my Wonder_woman__color__001_3favorite movie stars and singers… Lindsay Wagner (Bionic Woman), Linda Carter (Wonder Woman)… is there a theme? Add to it: Olivia Newton John, Cher.  Evan back then, I intuitively understood the power of pictures and the metaphors for what I wanted in my life.

Nowadays, my vision boards and vision books have morphed into images that are both powerful and calming…. quiet power is a consistent theme.

Most of my clients work with vision boards or collages. They have a vision of a topic come alive through pictures, words, color, and they express their creativity even in the materials they choose to use.

Several years ago I facilitated a workshop for my chiropractor’s office. Everyone in the office created a vision collage for what they wanted in  their lives.  When I came back for a treatment a few years later, Dr. Shelley West said to me that she had recently found her vision board from three years ago. She said, “You know what? Everything on that board has come true!”

As part of the Joyful Business Guide system, I recommend creating vision boards for your ideal clients, your ideal vendor partners, and your life vision.  It’s inspiring to take a photo of your vision board and then add a color copy of it to your guide – it’s part of creating your own personal inspirational guide.

Spending the time claiming photos, discovering words that bring a visceral response, seeing an object that intuitively speaks to you…. all this is a way of uncovering your deepest yearnings and giving them some air time… letting them be discovered and claimed.

Here are some sample visions from several Joyful Business owners. I hope you’ll get lots of ideas and inspiration for possibilities for your own…

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I love this idea of using something unexpected! A shell, a piece of bark, or a piece of driftwood even. This is from Beverly Keaton-Smith of Embrace Your Gifts and Soar. 

These others are from Beverly, too. She was in a visioning mode that September!  Must have to do with it being her birthday month that makes her (us) feel like taking stock of life and dreaming of possiblities….

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Bevgoesbig_3 I like this one….”Bev Goes Big!”  This one prompted Beverly and I to talk about what “big” looks like, and we even had a phone call where we got on the phone… we imagined ourselves five years into the future, calling each other up and sharing what was going on in our lives, celebrating our business successes, what our husbands were up to, where we have traveled, and what is bringing us joy in this year!  What fun… and you’d be surprised at the things that will spill out!

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This one just uses words and color for impact. My former client Jenny Chafe, a very cool voice and movement coach from NYC, did this one as an easy way to get her thoughts out about her ideal client. Simple, easy to do in a short amount of time and yet a powerful reminder of who she is attracting.

Ideal_client_boardtaras Here’s another creative idea – lay out your vision board and forget the glue!  Another former client Tara Seawright, a wonderful interior stylist from NYC, laid this ideal client collage out on her floor and then took a photo. She says it gives her such inspiration as she spends a few minutes of each day looking at it.

Attraction_journal_1 Attraction_journal_2_2 You can create your vision collage as an ongoing project. Here is an example from Joyful Business owner, Ginger Burr, of Total Image Consultants. She has created an Attraction Book. She uses it to collect images and words, quotes and ideas for what she wants more of in her life.  Ginger shares how it is a very relaxing ritual to do at night before bed. Pulling a few photos out, cutting and pasting.  Very nurturing and …as we know, powerful too!

I hope you have enjoyed a few of these ideas of simple and yet creative ways you can create your own vision board – collage – shell – book!

Let it be simple. Don’t edit the photos, images, or words…just let them quietly (or sometimes loudly) inform you.

Please share your examples of how you use this process to create and attract in your life and business!  your ideas inspire us!

Laura

Comments

  1. Laura,
    I, too, have been in love with collage since childhood. My brother and I lined a wall of his closet with one! I actually have one on poster board hanging in a closet right now!
    Recently I used my collages as a litmus test of my authenticity by having two people who know me well study them and give me feedback about how they align with what they see in me in my everyday life. This is a great way to get around blindsplots…metaphors, patterns, etc., that you may have missed in the collages!
    I love Tara’s glueless collage photo! I will recommend this to my journaling students who are worried about doing it “wrong”!
    I also love the idea of using the unusual surfaces and the 2012 phone call!
    By the way, I was on your interview call with Eva. Great stuff! Thanks!
    Susan Cleaver
    Creative Living Coach
    Reiki Master

  2. Hi Susan,
    Thanks so much for your great comments! I LOVE the idea of walking into a closet and having it be collaged with possibilities! Although the way I put things on the wall of my studio office – I’m probably not far behind that idea!
    I’m so glad to know you were on Eva Gregory’s call – she’s a law of attraction dynamo!
    Laura

  3. laura, this is a wonderful article! beverly keaton smith introduced me to vision boards back in march of 2004. she took one look at what i had created and said, “stacy, you are an artist!” i didn’t believer her then, because i did not see what she saw…but as it has turned out, she was right. :)

  4. Angee

    Laura,
    You are so creative. I have a question that is off the beaten path. What is the name of the designer to created your book cover? It is just so beautiful.
    Warmest,
    Angee

  5. Hi Angee,
    Thanks for your comment! I work with Sarah Van Male at Cyanotype for all the Joyful Business Guide graphics. She’s very creative and knowledgeable. She also produced the cover of the Spirit of Women Entrepreneurs book, which I am a part of.
    http://www.cyanotype.ca
    Hope this helps!
    Laura

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  7. carolyn

    Hi Laura,
    I’ve become a big believer in the power of vision boards and have found a way to create them on the internet — a much better fit for my lifestyle. check out visionboardsite.com. it’s awesome. you can create up to 5 vision boards and I love having the music as part of my vision board. – carolyn

  8. Hi Laura,
    How inspiring!! You are really creative. I am not so good with pictures and when I finally do spend some time on getting my thought ordered into a vision board I get too frustrated because I can’t find the right pictures :( In any case, I have found some cool software that creates a Vision Board on your computer and the best thing for me is that I can find my pictures on the internet (which is much easier then in a magazine). I was reading Carolyn’s comment regarding visionboardsite.com but I believe you need to log on to their site to view your creation. This tool stays on your computer, so you don’t need to be connected to see it, and it has music too.
    You can find them here: http://www.visualizeyourgoals.com…But just wanted to let you know that your stuff is truly inspiring!! Keep up the good work, girl…or should I say: wonder woman :D

  9. I’ve been using vision boards since 2006 and they’ve helped me achieve some wonderful goals during that time.
    Actually I prefer not to use just a vision board. I clip out pictures of things that I want to achieve and paste them on my desk, the bathroom mirror, my alarm clock, on my bedroom wall, the fridge, and in my car.
    I witnessed the power of vision boards this week when I achieved one of my goals, which was buying a new pop-up camper. I share a video of the vision board and the new camper here…
    http://fatlossquickie.com/blog/this-mindset-stuff-really-works/
    The cool thing is that I had randomly clipped out a picture of a pop-up without paying attention to the make and model. We ended up purchasing the exact pop-up that was in the picture and I didn’t realize that until I got home and looked at the picture.
    Our mind is a powerful vehicle that drives us to achieve great success!
    Thanks for sharing the variety of vision board ideas. It’s great to see people getting creative with this powerful mindset strategy.
    I’m really glad that I found your blog. Keep up the great work.
    Scott Tousignant

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