Before I let you in on the little secret I want you to ask yourself a few questions. Do you have a clear vision of how you want your life to be? Are you satisfied with how successful your business is? Are you happy with the way you look and feel? Do you want more money, desire a new car, or long to stroll through the streets of Italy?
I know I do, and that is why I have been changing the way I think and do things. If you are like so many others who desire things in life but they never come to fruition, than you need to stop what you are doing and start to think about what it is that you truly desire and want out of life. Once you have a clear vision of what your goals are you can begin to see results right away if you follow these simple steps.
First, write down everything you hope for or want on a piece of paper.
I am not just talking about what you want out of your business, but what you would like out of life, for yourself, your family, etc. Not until you really stop and think about what you desire, can you truly have your dreams turn into reality and bring success into your life.
Now that your list is made you have started the ball rolling. Just by putting your dreams and desires into concrete form you have put the vibrations out there into the universe and your plan is already starting to make these dreams a reality. Now you can't just write something down and walk away thinking that you are done. No, there is some work that must go along with it.
Inorder to put your words into action I want you to create a Vision Board.
For those of you who are unfamiliar with Vision Boards, they are most often made on a poster board and consist of pictures which represent your goals, dreams and aspirations in life. Vision Boards are a powerful visual tool that will motivate and inspire you to reach your desired goals. There are several ways in which you can make a Vision Board. Traditionally people cut out pictures of what they desired, from magazines, newspapers and books and pasted them onto a poster board. But today there are other creative ways to make your Vision Board. There are companies out there that will create one online for you. Below are just a few of the sites that provide such a service. I have not used any of them, nor do I endorse them. I am just providing you examples of a few sites that came up in my Google search. If you choose to make your Vision Board online, you should research each company and find out which one best fits your needs.
Or you can do a spin off of the traditional poster board and paste pictures onto a large sea shell, picture frame, chicken wire screen, etc. You can be as creative as you like? Just make sure that you don't get caught up in the creative part and never get your board made because you can't stop looking for just the right piece to make it on. That's what I did until I came to my senses and reminded myself that my true goal was to get my wishes and desires onto paper as soon as possible so that I could get results faster!
Here is an example of my Vision Board:
I cut out pictures of places I want to travel to, people who've inspired me & I aspire to be liike, things I want to do, i.e., swim w/ the dolphins, quotes to inspire me & keep me on track, pictures to remind me to live healthier & happier, and I even left a few blank spaces so that I can continue to add to it.
Place your Vision Board in a prominent area.
You will want to prominently display your board in an area that you will see it often. I have mine in my office. I also took a picture of it and made it my background wallpaper on my laptop and cell phone. This way I can take time to look at it if I'm in the office or out in the field. You may want to share it with others so that they are familiar with your goals and can motivate you along the way. My business partner and I both have made Vision Boards and we talk about it often so that we keep each other on track.
Don't just look at it....feel it!
Throughout the day take time to look at the pictures on your Vision Board and really feel how it would feel if you were to travel to the places you have listed. What would you be doing? What would you be seeing? If you want to get in shape and start living a healthier life think about how you would feel and look if you were 15 lbs lighter? Think about how much more confidence and energy you would have. Envision how busy you would be and how much money you would make if your business took off and you became very successful. Think about what you would do with it. Think about how you would grow professionally and what it would feel like to have reached each of your goals.
I'm sure most of you have been hearing a lot of talk lately about positive affirmations, the power of positive thinking and the Law of Attraction. What you think about and desire will come your way, whether it is positive or negative. You really need to start being more aware of the negative things you say about yourself. Like "I can't" or "I'm so dumb" I was recently walking down the book aisle of Costco when I saw this beautiful book entitled"You Can Heal Your Life" by Louise Hay. She is all about positive thinking and how your thoughts create your life. Click here to see a short clip from "You Can Heal Your Life."
So now that I let you in on every successful person's secret tool just remember that YOU are the key to your success! You can be as successful as you want, as long as you have a clear vision of what you desire. And as you work daily to reach your goals you will be surprised at quickly you can achieve success!
I would love to see pictures of your Vision Boards, as well as hear about all of your success stories. Your stories of success will encourage others to achieve their own success!