Using a Vision Board to Stay Focused on Your Goals

Using a Vision Board to Stay Focused on Your Goals

Using a vision board is a great way to stay focused and accomplish your goals. My vision board contains goals and milestones I want to accomplish in my life. But you can have a vision board about anything. You can create a vision board to help you reach the goal of organizing your home. You can create a vision board to help you plow through that project that you have been putting off. Whatever it is I encourage you to create a vision board in order to reach that goal you have set.

 

I just completed my vision board for 2015 that is in my iBloom Life & Business Planner You can see the unboxing here(http://youtu.be/krWllY5K0GM). I am really excited about this year’s board because I will have my vision board with me at all times as I tote my planner around. I have no choice but to look at it every day and be reminded of what I am trying to accomplish this year. Usually my vision board would have long term goals on it, and I still have my original board that has those long term goals. But this vision board in my planner is specifically things to motivate me this year to accomplish the goals that I have set forth for this year. I have also included a lot of affirmations and quotes that I am aspiring to or want to keep in my remembrance.

 

Vision Board

 

As you can see there is no set way to do a vision board. You can do what speaks to you and what will keep you engaged to actually look at it daily. I have included a picture of my 2015 vision board and I hope that it inspires you to create one of your own. Whether it be long or short term goals use this powerful visual aid to accomplish all that you want in life.

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We Live, We Learn, We Reflect

We Live, We Learn, We Reflect

Here we are at the end of the year and I can’t help but look at all of the things that have happened this year and where I was a year ago. I have made strides from last year. And I look forward to even greater in the new year.

I have learned from the setbacks of this year and have grown from the disappointments. I have found hope in the triumphs and even stretched myself out of my comfort zone this year.

It hasn’t been easy but nothing worth having in life is. I’m encouraged to keep pressing forward and celebrating the little victories. No matter how small any step is worth celebrating. I encourage you to take time to reflect and process what has happened this year, but to also look ahead with great anticipation for what the new year holds. Don’t let any disappointments get you down. Take the lesson from any setbacks and keep pushing forward.

I will see you in 2014! Let’s reach our goals together.

How Watching Olivia Made Me Dream Like A Child Again

How Watching Olivia Made Me Dream Like A Child Again

The other day I was watching the cartoon Olivia with my 2 year old. It was the episode where she attracted a turkey. Anyway, at the end when she was being tucked into bed she started singing about how there was still so much to do. She then talked about tomorrow chasing the day away in her head. She talked about what she would do tomorrow and what the new day would bring. I was struck at that moment about how great faith we have as children.

When we are children we think and dream the biggest that we can. We think we can do anything and that the world is at our disposal. That got me to thinking that as adults we lose that child like faith. Why is that? I guess it’s because the realities of the real world set in and we get beaten down with all of the things that we must do and pay as adults.

 Get back to your child like faith! 

Because of this that little light that is inside of us fades and for some disappears altogether. But it doesn’t have to be that way. I challenge you to discover that inner child again. To dream that great big impossible dream again. Don’t let that light go out on the inside of you. We are made for so much bigger.

Everyday we should do something to move us closer to that dream that we had as a child. Never let it fade. Find someone that you trust to share it with. If you don’t have anyone that you can confide in then journal it and share it with God. You will be amazed at what you have to say and what dreams you have locked inside when you write it out in a journal.

 

A Time For Personal Reflection

A Time For Personal Reflection

This is a departure from my usual post but I wanted to share some things that I have been going through lately. For the past few months I have been really thinking and trying to work on me and some of my old mindsets. I was getting to a point in my life where I knew I wasn’t where I wanted to be and I had moved away from things that I use to enjoy.

a time for reflectionCan you relate?

I was starting to be frustrated and stressed. This started to affect my relationships with families and friends. So I set out to make changes. I knew that a year from now I didn’t want to be in the same place. I started making intentional efforts to accomplish goals that I had and results I wanted to see, not only in my business, but my personal life also.

Moment of Truth

I finally had to realize that no one was holding me back but myself. I had to do the work and push through. I had step outside of my comfort zone.

I often find that my clients struggle with the same types of things where they are trying to do everything at once and feel like they are on a never ending treadmill. My best advice is to slow down and really take time to reflect and be honest with yourself about what is working and what isn’t.

Be grateful for the things that do work and then actually do the work to make changes in the areas that aren’t working. That is what I am doing now and I feel so much better. I have gotten back to journaling and forgiving myself if things don’t go according to plan.

Are you in a time of reflection? If so I would love to know what “Aha” moments you have had. Share in the comments below and let’s support each other on this journey.

Join Me For 30 Days Of Writing An Ebook

Have you ever wanted to write a book? A novel? Well why don’t you join me this month in writing an ebook. My friend Angela England over at the Renaissance Woman has a fabulous ebook called 30 Days to Make and Sell a Fabulous Ebook (affiliate link). I have had my copy for a while but needed a little push to get started with the step by step instructions that she lays out to get the job done.

For the entire month of November Angela and others (including me!) will be doing daily writing to complete their book projects. This is a great alternative to #NaNoWriMo if you don’t want to write a novel in 30 days, but do want to write something.

If you are a blogger or entrepreneur or anyone that has a writing bug but have been procrastinating now is the time to get that next great work done.

What you will need to do is head on over to Angela’s site and pick up her ebook. Be sure to follow us on Twitter and use #30Days to get encouragement from other people taking the same challenge and to share your progress.

30 Days to Make and Sell a Fabulous Ebook

At the end of 30 days we should have a tangible product we can sale. I hope you will join me. And tell anyone else you may know about this. Share in the comments what you plan to write about.

Work At Home Moms (and Dads)!

Are you a work at home mom or dad like me? Would you like to be? If you want to know how to start a business from you home that is legitimate and actually works check out the video clip below.