You like the idea of creating a clarity vision board for your business but have no idea how to do it? No worries, the 5 step process is shown below.
"Most of all have fun and let your subconscious do the work!" Susanna
Some women I work with have NO idea what their board was about, and it wasn’t until months later that they understood.
The Clarity Vision Board can be a powerful guide for you.
This goes deeper than just getting what you want. It can speak to you and teach you a little bit about yourself and your passion.
Step 1: Setting the stage
Sit quietly and set the intent. With lots of kindness and openness, ask yourself what it is you want.
- Maybe one word will be the answer.
- Maybe images will come into your head.
- Just take a moment to be with that.
This process makes it a deeper experience. It gives a chance for your ego to step aside just a little, so that you can more clearly create your vision. Put on soft music as that may help you disconnect from the day to day.
Not sure what you want? Do this...
- Go through each magazine. Tear out images that delight you. Don’t ask why. Just keep going through the magazines. If it’s a picture of a teddy bear that makes you smile, then pull it out. If it’s a cottage in a misty countryside, then rip it out.
Just have fun and be open to whatever calls to you.
Go through your magazines and tear the images from them. No gluing yet! Just let yourself have lots of fun looking through magazines and pulling out pictures or words or headlines that strike your fancy. Have fun with it. Make a big pile of images and phrases and words.
When going through magazines, you are looking for 3 things that catch your eye:
1) images of how you wish your life to be, places you wish to go, scenery that appeals, products that you desire, feelings evoked that you love
2) words that leap out at you that express feelings
3) colours that appeal to you - this could be in plain backgrounds, patterns. textures, objects, clothes, houses or cars
To begin with, keep these in 3 separate piles, as this can be easier when then composing the vision board itself.
In the video below (2018) I share more ideas on how you may wish to create your vision board ...
DON'T DO THIS!
DON'T rely on app such as Pinterest.
Yes, Pinterest holds a host of images that pull you in and you lose hours in there... the Pinterest algorithm sees what you have pinned and shows you more of the same.
This is NOT what we want when creating a vision board.
BUT if you have certain images in your own Pinterest board that really pull you in, then PRINT these out and add to your collection of cuttings from magazines and newspapers.
Step 2: Sifting
Hold the same openness as in step 1, but ask yourself what this picture might mean.
- What is it telling you about you?
- Does it mean you need to take more naps?
- Does it mean you want to get a dog, or stop hanging out with a particular person who drains you?
Most likely you’ll know the answer. If you don’t, but you still love the image, then put it on your vision board anyway. It will have an answer for you soon enough.
When you are ready to create your vision board into the final piece, go through all the elements you have acquired one more time, and take out any pieces that no longer resonate with you.
Go through the images and begin to lay your favourites on the board. Eliminate any images that no longer feel right. It is highly likely that there will be some images that you have no idea why your eye (and mind) connected with these, but for some reason you do - these are super important to place on your vision board as time will show you why these were there.
Step 3: Arranging
This step is where your intuition comes in.
As you lay the pictures on the board, you’ll get a sense how the board should be laid out.
For instance, you might assign a theme to each corner of the board. Health, Job, Spirituality, Relationships, for instance.
Or it may just be that the images want to go all over the place.
Or you might want to fold the board into a book that tells a story. There are many creative ways to present a vision board, and all are unique and right for you.
Optional, but powerful: Leave space in the very centre of the vision board for a fantastic photo of yourself where you look radiant and happy. Paste yourself in the centre of your board.
Step 4: Cementing
There is no limit to the size of your vision board - though I recommend trying to keep it at A1 size or smaller - just because this is easier to then find a space on your wall to hang so you can keep it in sight, as for a vision board to manifest, your eyes musty see it regularly.
The backing for the photos can be sheets of newspaper taped together, old cardboard, or a brand new piece of card bought specially for the project. My last vision board was 2 pieces of A2 paper taped together. Just see what you have around you!
Now you have your pieces arranged, it's time to glue everything onto the board, a glue stick is great for this as the glue should not make the images ripple when glued.
Add handwriting if you want, or just use clippings of the words that jumped out to you. You can paint on it, or write words with markers. It's yours to create as you feel is right in that moment
Step 5: Hanging
This is a critical part of the vision board process. Place you completed vision board in a room where you are often. Ideally have this up near your desk. Also take a photo of your vision board and use this as your desktop backdrop.
It's important to see the vision board as often as possible to remind yourself of where you wish to get to. Let your eyes dance across the piece and see where they land.
Revisit this exercise every year and see what has come about, what has changed, and what you are still working towards.
Update March 2021 - Looking Back
As I revisit this blog and the images of my 2017 vision board, I wanted to share my thoughts on how these elements have shown themselves, even though at the time I did not envision fully what I have now achieved.
- there are many nature elements in my board, and now everyday without fail I get outside and walk in the countryside at the end of our road, this is very important for my wellbeing.
- I have gathered together an amazing group of introvert entrepreneurs in my Powerhouse community, and I have since helped over 500 introverted and HSP women grow their business online.
- How? Through those key phrases of "Clarity", "Awareness", "Experience", "Focus" and "Clear Vision" - all these combine in my Signature Offer System, where we package up your expertise in a way that shows your artistic voice how you are different and how you support your unique people.
It's time for me to create a new vision board!