Vision boards are not overrated. You just need to find out how to make them work for you and your business.
Discover how vision boards can work effectively here.
Vision boards are a staple in many businesses. But most of the time, a vision board merely turns into a symbol… and not something that business owners and team members actually act upon. Some are interested in creating their own vision boards… but they fail to make them work.
If you can relate to any of these scenarios, then you’re in luck. I just finished updating my vision board with my team. And in this article, I will show you how vision boards work effectively for your team.
What is a Vision Board and Why It Matters
Goals and vision boards work effectively in pairs. Why? Because while goals are the things we want to achieve… the vision board, on the other hand, helps us stay on track. The vision board tells you what you're going to reward yourself with after achieving your goals. In other words, having a vision board for your business helps you stay motivated. It serves as a reminder. It’s a trigger of what you said you wanted… so you need to put in the work to make it happen.
The best vision boards are the ones created by the team. After all, you can’t do business alone. If you create a vision board with your entire team, then you won’t be the only one that stays motivated. The vision board will also encourage your team to keep working hard… so that they can obtain the reward listed on your vision board.
5 Tips for Creating a Vision Board that Works
1 – Do not overwhelm yourself
A big question we get about making vision boards is… how many things should be in there? A good rule of thumb is this: Keep it simple. It all boils down to your personal preferences. You can put a Range Rover in it… a beach vacation with the whole team… or even your dream home.
But just like goal-setting, if you come with like a million goals… a lot of times, it's hard to focus. You don't know where to go first. So don’t overwhelm yourself. Choose the ones that you really want to be there first.
2 – Don’t go crazy on photos
I would try to keep the pictures to a minimum. Going crazy on photos would make your vision board look too messy. An exception would be having many photos of the same theme — because that’s essentially the same goal. Let’s say you’d have 15 photos of your dream vacation in Bali or in Hawaii, that’s fine. The same goes for health. You can put in photos of the body you would like to have… or even your dream home gym setup. The most important part here is that the photos should help inspire you… and not confuse you about what you want.
3 – Get really specific
Getting really specific about what to put in your vision board makes it more effective… especially when it’s crunch time.
Let me give you an example.
For the longest time, I have dreamed of owning a home in Florida. But I didn’t just put a generic home in Florida on my vision board. Rather, my vision board contained every small detail I had about my dream home. I already have the model home listed down. And I even have the number of the builder I want to deal with. You can be that specific to help you picture the reward and motivate you better when it’s time to work.
4 – Put your vision to the test
This tip is better explained through another example. Aside from a Florida home, I also have a dream car on my vision board. This specific car has been sitting on my vision board for the longest time. But in the end, I scrapped it.
And here’s why.
See, we almost bought the car at some point. But then, when we were at the car dealership… we found out that the car was too small for us. In other words, it wasn’t really the car that we envisioned!
So my point here is to go for a test drive. Make sure that the items or activities in your vision board are things that you’d really love (or love to do). Otherwise, there’s really no point in them being there. You’d be better off putting something that you actually want. So that once you are able to achieve them, you won’t be disappointed.
5 – Make your vision board visible
This last tip is pretty crucial. Remember: the purpose of your vision board is to inspire and motivate you to do better. And the only way a vision board can do that is if it’s visible. Keep your vision board visible. You can plaster it on your wall at home or in the office. Or you can even turn it into your screensaver or lock screen. Do whatever works for you. Making it visible is the only way it will be really helpful to you and your business.
Do the same for the vision board for your entire team. Make sure they are reminded of what’s in store for them if they hit specific goals.
Start Making your Vision Board Today
With these tips, I am confident that you are ready to make the best vision board for you and your business. Use all five tips I mentioned above to create an effective vision board that will help you reach your goals.
Be as ambitious as you can. The sky is the limit. Get your team onboard. Ask for their own vision and put that in. Don’t forget to create your personal vision board, too. If you follow these tips, both vision boards will definitely motivate you to keep moving forward.
Now, if you have any questions about creating vision boards that work for you… you may schedule a free strategy session with us. We’ll work together to create the best vision board for you.
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