I am sure you have heard many coaches talk about vision boards and how they can help you achieve your dreams...and it is very good to highlight the deeper business goals and help make them reality.
There is a lot of power behind a vision board, but only if it is created in the right way and placed in the correct situation.
"The power is linked to setting your goals and intentions and dreams out in the world for you and others to see. A vision board is created by engaging your subconscious." Susanna Reay
If you are looking for change in your life, in your business, but are not sure what this could look like, creating a vision board is a great way to kickstart the change.
3 different types of Vision Board
Type 1) Themed Vision Board
This vision board is focused on a set event, such as New Year's Eve Party or a holiday or work and career. On this board you gather all your favourite things to do with this event, creating the feeling that you want to propose to share with an organiser. In business, brand photographers will often ask you to gather images that you like and want something similar to be captured in your upcoming brand shoot.
This vision board as a purpose, to share the vision that is in your head, to give clear direction to someone else. As a result the images are purposely hunted out to suit the end goal.
Type 2) Dream Vision Board
The dream vision board is also purposeful, but rather than being focused on a set event, it's focused on set outcomes that you would like to achieve. Here you find images that reflect your desires to help manifest the outcomes.
Why are you growing your own business? What is the end lifestyle that you wish to achieve when you have reached your income goals? Find images that reflect this.
Maybe, you would love a beach house, then you find an image of your ideal beach house and place it on the Desire Vision board... so you can see it every day in your office.Maybe you have always dreamt of driving a sports car... that goes on the board too... or maybe you just want to go travelling to distant lands... then find images of where you wish to travel and place them on the board.
If we see something every day, it reminds us that that's why we're working. It gets us through the bad days (they happen to us all!)
Type 3) Clarity Vision Board
This is my favourite type of vision board, and in my mind the most powerful of all three. I often suggest to clients who are undecided on the direction they wish to take, to create a Clarity Vision Board.
This is the board to create when you don't really know what you want. It helps you figure out all those thoughts that are running through your head.
Everyday, there's so many things going on in your life it's hard to sometime know which way is up, let alone build a successful business.
And this is where the clarity vision board comes in... where we really focus on using your subconscious brain to pull ideas and images forward and work out the direction that you want to go.
Beyond the images themselves, the colours that shine through in the images will also give their own message, every colour has its own message and we all subconsciously react to colour. Looking at the colours picked in a vision board can often given a clearer message than the images themselves.
Ready to create your own vision board?
The best way to do create any of these vision boards is to gather together a series of magazines that you are attracted to the content - whether by the headlines, the colours or the photos. Full written instructions on how to create a Clarity Vision Board are given in this post as well as a detailed look at the vision board I created in 2017 when I was going through a huge period of change in my life and business.