You’re probably familiar with using a
vision board as a tool for keeping your dreams and goals in mind. But did you
know that you can use a vision board in a variety of ways, depending on your
needs? In fact, you might even want to have more than one vision board, to keep
your dreams for the various areas of your life and business clear.
This vision board is where you’ll keep
track of why and how you do what you do. You started your business for a
reason—your “why.” But somewhere along the way, many of us lose sight of this
A business planning vision board can help
keep us on track.
On it, you’ll keep images that represent
your ideal business, such as working from the beach, speaking in front of a
large crowd, achieving bestseller status with your latest book, or even a big
fancy office if that’s your thing.
Where do you want to be in five, ten, or
twenty years? That’s not just a question from a bad job interview, it’s a
critical consideration for anyone who wants to live a life of purpose and
meaning, and a vision board is the perfect tool for staying on track.
This vision board—like all of them—is in a
constant state of change. As your life goals change and grow, so will your
vision board. Maybe you no longer want to live in Paris. That’s ok. Replace the
city of lights with a relaxing mountaintop retreat if that’s your thing.
But do keep your life goals vision board
updated and refer to it each time you have to make a major decision. It will
help clarify the direction you need to take to achieve your life’s dreams.
Heading off on an epic vacation with the
family? Don’t leave your journey to chance. Capture all your “must see”
destinations on a vision board so you don’t miss anything.
Even better, invite your kids and spouse to
join you, and create a fun planning tool the entire family can use. The kids
will be excited about your trip, and you’ll be sure everyone gets to see and do
everything they hoped for. By planning ahead, you’ll ensure everyone has the
epic vacation of their dreams.
Pinterest has built an entire business
around what amounts to a digital vision board—much of it devoted to home décor.
If you’re in the market for a new home, or simply remodeling the one you have,
then a vision board is a great way to organize your plans.
Snip photos of the style of home you love, color
combos to try, landscaping ideas, and anything else that strikes your fancy.
Keeping your home-buying vision board close at hand will save you time in your
search by reminding you exactly what you’re looking for.
Every business has an ideal client, but
this seemingly simple thing can be incredibly difficult to define. A vision
board will help.
Is your client male or female? Young or
old? Successful or not? Does he or she have kids or a home or a business? Is
she confident or timid? Athletic or overweight?
Create a collection of images that
represent your ideal client and refer to it each time you are tempted (as we
all are) to sign a client who is less than ideal.