1025171206For those of us who are visual and/or creative by nature, a vision board can be a great way to put your goals and aspirations into a picture format that can function as your daily reminder to help keep you focused and on track.

For me personally, making S.M.A.R.T. goals (Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Realistic & Time Based) – though 100% necessary – are not easy, and not a lot of fun.  The creative part of me connects with creating the vision board and the visual part of me enjoys seeing all of my goals represented in one big picture.

My current vision board sits directly above my desk in my office.   I use it as a tool to consciously refocus myself each day…and it is a conscious effort.  I schedule time, stop working, quiet myself by closing my eyes and breathing deeply.  When I’m ready, I open my eyes and focus on my vision board, looking at each part of my board and connecting the picture/s with my S.M.A.R.T. goals (without this conscious effort, sadly the board is just a craft doubling as dollar store artwork on my wall).

The best part for me?  NO RULES!  Your vision board can be whatever you need it to be and does not have to make sense to anyone else.  People have been surprised to learn that some of the things on my vision board represent something completely different than what you would think at first glance – and that’s okay.

Keep. it. simple.  You can find magazines galore, for cheap, at 1/2 price/second hand book stores.  I cut out anything and everything that appealed to me and then went back through and picked what I felt best represented my goals.  Your vision board can be private or public.  I choose to display my vision board publicly (in my office) because I want to answer questions and discuss it with people who are interested; it makes me feel more accountable to my goals, but that’s just me.  Again – NO RULES!

If you have a vision board or decide to make one, we’d love to see it!  Please share your pics to our Facebook page or email them to us at info@moneytreebillingllc.com.

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