Last year my husband and I created a new vision board, about the house we wanted to buy. I included a drawing of a house that I had cut out of a magazine SIX year earlier (top photo). When we started to look for houses last year, look at the amazing house we saw (bottom photo) almost identical to the house we put on the vision board! THAT is the power of Vision Boards!
One of the best exercises you can do with your mastermind groups is to have them create Vision Boards. Here are some excellent examples of vision boards in this YouTube video that may inspire you. Even Ellen created a vision board about her goal to get on the cover of Oprah Magazine. 🙂
A Vision Board is a collage of things you want in life, experiences you desire, and people, situations, and feelings you want to manifest. Sometimes it’s called a treasure map.
The way to achieve your goals in life is to have a clear picture of what you actually want. Brian Tracey says, “An average person with average talent, ambition and education, can outstrip the most brilliant genius in our society, if that person has clear, focused goals.”
The Law of Attraction says that the more you focus on the things you want, the more time you spend paying attention to your purpose, the more you draw your desired items and experiences into your life. So surrounding yourself with visual representations of what you desire helps to elevate your energy in the direction of those things.
Note: If your mastermind group is a virtual one, have them do this exercise on their own, then take digital photos of their completed Vision Board to show to the group.
While it helps to review your goals and dreams in advance, I find that just diving into the magazines and cutting out any words or images that appeals to me to be the best way to collect ideas.
Don’t let your mastermind group members judge or critique what they’re cutting out yet. Tel them, “Just cut out any image or word that attracts you, as these are subconscious messages from your brain, heart and soul.”
Soften your focus and allow your thoughts, feelings and intuition to guide you to the most important images and words.
This helps you to group the items in a pleasing manner and eliminate those items that don’t work for you. Don’t forget that you can write your own words and draw your own sketches for the Vision Board, too.
Tou can find inexpensive frames of that size in any discount department store. A frame will keep the board flat and dust-free, and will allow you to hang it on your wall.
Take a moment each day to focus on a portion of the Vision Board that calls to you.
Do you remember in The Secret, John Assaraf talks about creating a vision board that included his perfect home? Six years, and several moves later, he was unpacking an old box and came across his old vision boards — and discovered an amazing thing: the photo of his dream house on one old vision board is the EXACT house he lives in today! (Not a house “like” the house he wanted…the exact same house he was currently living in.) John tells the story in this moving video:
When you create your Vision Board, take photos of it, and post it on your blog or Facebook, so we can all share in the manifesting of your dreams! (Post your Vision Board photos Facebook Page: http://www.facebook.com/MastermindGroup
I can’t wait to see what you create!