by Cricket Wingfield, MD
Millions of people create vision boards each year to lay out their business goals. Creating vision boards inspires people to think of what they want in the future. They help you define business success and personal happiness.
If you feel stuck with your business or seeking balance, a vision board can get you out of your rut. Many celebrities use vision boards to live their ideal lives. A vision board helps you create your own north star, so you can head in the direction of success.
You can join the millions of serial entrepreneurs who create vision board business success for themselves. We'll share some strategies to grow a business with a vision board.
Clearly Lay Out Your Vision Board Business Success Goals
Vision boards are not exclusively for your business goals. You can lay out personal objectives, financial goals, and any other targets in all aspects of your life.
Vision boards create your ideal image for every area of your life. Creating goals gives you direction and lets you monitor progress.
Some business owners strive to increase revenue by 20%. Stating this goal on your vision board provides clarity and direction.
Vague goals such as boosting revenue don't offer the same specificity. You accomplish the goal regardless of a 1% or 20% revenue increase. Quantifying your goals makes them more specific.
Your vision board should primarily contain images and words. These pictures help you visualize your goals, and primarily activate your right brain. The left brain loves words, numbers, and strategies, so be sure to add those to activate your whole brain toward success.
Keep Your Vision Board in Sight
Creating vision boards isn't just a fun art project. Although you clip out magazine pages and glue them to your board, you’re activating and upleveling your conscious and subconscious to chart a course, a direction for success.
Some vision board pros print images from the web. Using the web provides more variety and helps you find images that resonate with your goals.
Achieving vision board business success doesn't stop after completing your vision board. You must keep your vision board in sight, come back to it, refine it as you reflect and reinforce your goals..
You may forget about your goals or lack the energy to make an extra push. Spending time with your vision board will help you stay connected and inspired, especially when you connect with the feelings you want. Emotions fuel your actions.
Have a Big Vision and Set Realistic Goals
While a vision is a big dream, as seen on your vision board, the goals to achieve your dreams reflect the steps you need to take to get there. For success, attainable goals keep you focused on what’s possible. Lao Tsu said, “The journey of a thousand miles begins with the first step.” Establish realistic goals for each quarter, with your big vision in sight.
As Tony Robbins said, “People often overestimate what they can do in a year, and underestimate what they can do in a decade.”
You can change your trajectory overnight. Some goals may take years to achieve, and fine tuning your systems and direction will keep you on course. Set goals for success, not failure.
Vision boards help you achieve dreams. Realistic, attainable goals give you successes along the way. Success builds confidence and fuels motivation.
Identify How You Will Close Gaps
It's natural for people to seek improvement, especially when their dreams are exciting and inviting! After creating your vision board, explore how you will close any gaps between where you are now and where you want to go.
Some people will need help to achieve their goals. Joining a mastermind group, accountability group, or hiring a personal coach can help you stay motivated and on track.
Surround yourself with people heading where you want to go. They can provide encouragement and remind you to believe in yourself and follow your dreams.
Work on Your Business Goals Immediately
Vision boards act as a starting block. They provide a strong foundation to help you identify your goals. However, a vision board lacking implementation won't yield desirable results.
Start defining your goals and the steps you need to take to reach them. Get those steps in your calendar, because if it’s not in your calendar, it’s probably not happening. Is morning your best time? Then do the hardest thing first.
Even if it's as simple as publishing a social media post, get it done. You condition yourself to take action right out of the gate.
No matter how big or small, always perform at least one task per day that aligns with your vision. Keep moving forward. We recommend that you have only three areas of focus at one time, so you can make progress. Take an action a day on each of those areas.
And don’t forget, while success in business supports your life, keep your health and your loved ones in focus, too. Avoid the trap of business growth at the expense of everything else.
Successful People Ask for Help
Business success is easier with support. Accountability and networks expand your possibilities. Creating a clear vision within a supportive community also makes the process way more fun!
Our vision board community will help you achieve your business goals while maintaining a work-life balance. The Living Vision Board Manifesting Course and Community provides a loving space that fosters your growth.
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