Visualising Success – really? Now before you think “Oh Debs is being a dippy hippy now and that is not my thing”, don’t move on. I promise you that visualising your success can really help.
When I first heard about Vision Boards (aka Dream boards), I thought “oh that’s nice but I don’t have magazines and glue sticks lying around and I have no intention of buying them”. I moved on.
Then a few years ago, I read an article where they suggested making a dream board with images from the internet. No glue stick involved. Just grab images from Pinterest and put them into a board using Canva or a similar programme.
The idea is you visualise how you want your life to look.
So I spent a happy hour or two on Pinterest and Canva and I put together a dream board of what I wanted my life to look like. I used images that meant something to me but perhaps wouldn’t mean anything to anyone else. So, for example, I used an image of Martin Luther King to represent me standing up for others to make a difference. I used a photo of me delivering a workshop to represent my work. I used an image of us at the beach to represent spending more time there as a family.
I used this dream board as my screen saver and desk top image.
Every time I turned my pc on, this was what I saw and it really helped to refocus me.
This was on my screen the day we decided, out of the blue, to buy a caravan next to the beach.
It was on my screen the day I approached a company to launch a Blogging Awards event.
It was on my screen, the day I approached several organisations to offer some workshops.
Visualise your Success:
Give it a try. Here are a few examples of what you could do.
- If you want your blog to have a top DA – then take a screenshot of the Moz board but put a high number as your DA.
- If you want to write a book, mock up a book cover on Canva or similar
- If you want to be seen as an “expert” in your field, mock up a magazine cover showing you on there being interviewed on something you are passionate about.
- If you want to lose weight, use an image of an outfit you would love to wear
- If you want to get fit, use an image of someone doing an exercise you think you will enjoy.
- If you want to be a successful life coach, put some quotes together from people saying how your coaching made a difference.
- If you want to move home, use images of the house of your dreams
- If you want to make your bedroom your haven (rather than a dumping ground), put images of how your bedroom could look
- If you want your kitchen cupboards to be organised, put images of the pantries and cupboards you love.
- If you want to get better at make up, put some images of fab make up on there
- If you want to have healthy skin, put some images of great skin up.
- If you want to travel, put up images of places you want to see
- Use inspiring headlines and quotes on there too.
The list is endless.I am going to be doing this for a new project I am about to start. I am hoping to launch at the end of May – once I have a load of other commitments out of the way.
I have started by adding loads of images on Pinterest to a secret board. I will then be looking at adding some of these onto a Canva grid.
If you do this, let me know; you can even share your image – I love them. Let me know if you have used them in the past and how successful they were.
The Monday Motivation Linky
This week I am hosting the Monday Motivation Linky. I love hosting as I also get to share a few of my favourites from last week’s #TheMMLinky.
Obviously I had to choose Mum At Work’s post all about personality quizzes as it totally backed up what I had said in my post last week.
Another favourite was Soft Thistle’s When Life gives you lemons. I love that she is now looking at possibly coaching or counselling. As a Life coach and Leadership Mentor, I know the difference these roles can make in people’s lives so I wish her every possible success.
Which was your favourite? Have you seen a post that really motivated you? Share it in the Linky, it doesn’t have to be your own post, it can be anything you think will motivate someone.