Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Dream Boards and Vision Boards

Dream Boards and Vision Boards

Many of us have heard about the importance of Vision Boards to help us focus, guide our intentionality, and help us grow in the direction that we see for ourselves. Vision boards also help us to bring clarity and voice to what is swirling around in our heads as we try to decide what we do next. When we are aligned and we do what we love and love what we do, we are constantly celebrating. Celebrating what is right with the world and celebrating what is right in our lives.
However, and there is always a “however”, it can be hard to find time to do a vision board and it can be even harder to have our vision boards grow and change with us as we grow and change. So I now use a very simple vision board with MicroSoft Word. It requires nothing special and nothing fancy, I don’t have to buy and download software and I can modify it and adjust it anytime I see fit.
I start with a table. I usually start with a 3x3 table giving me 9 different work areas. It is a nice tic-tac-toe board and keeps the concepts simple and easy to use. Some times I use landscape and other times I use portrait and then I add to each box. When I am done adding to each box, I either make the lines darker or I get rid of them altogether if I like the board to have a more integrated look.
Each box then becomes a place to put in my vision and images for intentionality. It can be for my family, my own personal growth, or my business. Or ,I may do a vision board of how I will pamper my muse or take care of myself. The possibilities are endless.
Here are the 9 categories i start with, but I also change them up as I see fit. Use the categories that resonate with you and that help you to visualize and intentionalize what you envision for your business.

Places I want to see business grow
Social media that I will hone into
My best and ideal customers
What products I will be selling to promote my business
Business logo or name
Where I will travel to promote my business
Quotes that inspire me
Books that inspire me
Web resources that resonate with me

These categories resonate with me and offer me a guide, but do not become rigid. Additionally, they offer me an opportunity to use words, clipart, pictures from my files, or quips and quotes...and I do not have to stick with the 9 boxes, it is just a quick and simple organizing tool.
So, start with a tic-tac-toe board and create your vision board for what you want to attract and manifest in your life. What is it that you want for you, tu vida, tu familia, y tus socias? Go ahead, visualize it.
Con un pan y cafecito,
Seguimos adelante,

Camaron que se duerme, se lo lleva la corriente.
Shrimp that sleep are taken by the current.


  1. An article in Oprah inspired me to make vision boards several years ago. Then I dropped them to draw my "Wheel" in my journals (vision board concept too). Now I use Pinterest. Seeing the items seem to make the difference in whether I remember to focus on my intentions.

  2. I've really been wanting to create one of these!

  3. Alvarado,
    I love the idea of using Pinterest to make a vision board...I have just started using it and I think it will beocme one of my entries...for those who are visual and need the pics to inspire...thanks for the tip.

    That is awesome...with Oprah, it is sooo easy and fun.