Branding Challenge Day 8. The Importance of a Vision Board

Some of you are struggling as you’re going through the branding challenge. The main problem seems to be you are not sure of your direction or your brand. Today I’m going to go into the mindset. I want you to be able to visualise what you want for yourself. If this vision becomes clearer through a law of attraction collage, you will be able to go forward more easily.

Law of Attraction Board

A Law of Attraction collage is a board where you put pictures, words, and quotes that you’ve found of things you want to attract into your life.

These items are a representation of what you want to have happened in your life. The purpose behind having a visual board is for you to draw to yourself the good things that you want.

What this means is that when you visualize something, you subconsciously begin to alter your life so that it reflects the things that you want as shown on your vision board.

These visuals give a concrete projection to your desires, and that enables you to go that direction subconsciously.

Styles for a Vision Board

While visions boards all usually cover specific areas of life, the boards can be one of several different types. You can make the vision board as unique as you are.

One type of vision board that’s popular is the goal vision board.

This one is for people who know exactly what they want in life. The gaol board is for individuals who don’t want to “graduate college” but specifically want to “graduate college with a teaching degree in Science.”

These boards are not as open as other boards because they’re not open to things that steer you away from your goal. When you’re doing a goal specific board, you’ll want to choose visuals that reflect these specific goals.

The next kind of vision board is the open to change board.

This board is for people who struggle to specifically identify what they want to attract to their life. They’re seeking something, but they can’t really name what it is they’re seeking.

Branding Business

This may well apply to you if you are struggling to know how to brand yourself in business. I have a mantra I speak each morning and several times during the day.

“I have a magical business, in a magical way, I give magical service for magical pay!”

It works for me!

It often helps to work backwards from what you want. Visualise in your head what you would do if you were successful and put these visions on the vision board. See if you can see a pattern emerging?

For instance, if you have covered your board with animals or at least 80% of your board it may indicate you love animals more than people, and you should be able to consider that as your niche.

The happiness board

Other people, they’re seeking happiness, but they don’t know what it would take to make them happy. These kinds of boards can be fantastic image tools because they can lead the person who doesn’t know what they truly want to attract to discover what it is.

To create these boards

You simply look for the images and words that speak to you. It doesn’t matter what they are. For some people, discovering this kind of board has led to making career changes or making a move that brought them profound joy after they realized their images were leading them in a certain direction.

The Importance of a vision boardAnother kind of vision board is an area board.

These boards are for people who desire to use the Law of Attraction with a particular area of their life. For example, if they’ve had a string of bad relationships they can choose to create a relationship board.

For this board, they would use images depicting the kind of relationship they wanted to be in and the aspects of that relationship. These boards are good to use for people that feel that their lives are already utilizing the LOA except in this one area.

Most people have discovered that whatever area needed changing usually held some level of negative energy. Once they created the board, they were able to see what they’d been attracting and how creating the board led to getting what they wanted instead.

Supplies You’ll Need for Your Vision Board

The first item that you’ll have to get in order to create the vision board is poster board. You can find this at stores such as Target or Walmart usually in the stationery or the school aisle.

Some people use the tri-fold presentation type boards. I personally love wood so my vision board is made of cork. Whatever you get, just make sure that the board is durable. After you get the board, you need a list of what you want to attract in life.

These wants should be a list of everything that you imagine for yourself in the areas that affect you. For example, you could have a list dealing with your job or career, your education, your finances and your health.

Depending on how many areas you want to include on your board, you may need to use an extra large one – or some people use more than one board and each board is divided by category.

Multiplee Boards

What some people do is take a large square board and they cut it into a big circle. Then they divide that circle like you would the slices of a pizza. Each slice represents an area of life.

In the center of the board is a circle that holds either a photo of the person creating the board or an image or phrase that’s particularly meaningful. Once you have the board, you’ll need to start gathering your images and any quotes or words relating to your goals that you want for the board.

How to find images is through the use of magazines.

If you don’t have a wide variety of magazines at home already, you don’t want to make the mistake of rushing out to buy a big selection of them because it can be too expensive to buy them individually.

Some magazines now cost five dollars per monthly edition. So you’re doing to want to find some free or cheap ones to use for the board. Many libraries offer free magazines because patrons donate magazines. The library usually gives these away.

The ones that don’t give them away will often offer them at very little cost from five to ten cents per copy. You can also get slightly out of date magazines from doctor’s offices or other places just by asking.

One of my favourite places is charity shops

Think your local area

Some schools and colleges pitch magazines that were unused at the end of every school year so you might want to ask about getting those. Also, you can contact magazine publishers and ask for a free sample.

Many of them still do that. Brochures with images on them that you might like are also available from hair salons, car dealerships, real estate offices and more. In today’s world of technology though, you can also print out any image that you find that you feel suits your LOA desires.

Some of the stock photo sites have great images on a variety of topics that you can buy fairly cheaply to use for your board. Or, you can just print out images you find on the Internet. Wikipedia has free images as does pixabay.com

While it can be tempting to start putting the board together as you gather the images, you don’t want to do that. You want to completely finish gathering all of the images you need first before you start to work on the layout.

You’ll need scissors to use for cutting out images of magazines and other print media. You’ll also need an adhesive to make the images stick to the poster board.

You don’t want to use regular kid’s school glue because this type of glue has a tendency to over-saturate the images. Even if you’re careful to use only a little bit, the glue can still make the images take on a wrinkled appearance.

Instead of school glue, you can use either photo adhesive, dots or squares carried in the craft or photography section of many retail stores. Some people use glue sticks or rubber cement and those will work just as well.

Putting the LOA Vision Board Together

If you’re like most people, you’ll find that you’ve collected an abundance of images and words that speak to you. To help narrow down what should go on your board, you need to follow your instincts.

Put the pieces that stand out the most to you on your board. You’ll want to group the like themes together. For example, put things related to job or career in one area of the board.

If you want to return to college and that move could help you with your job or career, then you could both of these topics in the same area. Don’t worry about trying to make the board look perfect or polished or like a work of art.

That’s not what this is about.

Building the board is about using the Law of Attraction to bring into your life what you want the most, so use your board as a flexible tool and let it reflect that genuine desire rather than trying to make it look perfect.

Once you’ve selected the images and things that you feel belong on your board, you’re going to want to create a pre-layout. This means you should put the images and words on your board as you would want to attract them.

Whatever is the most important to you should go in the very center of your board. Seeing the images creates within you positive emotions, which in turn helps you send out positive energy into the universe.
Once you have the images that you want placed around your board, you’ll want to put any quotes, phrases or words on there, too. Some people use simple one-word descriptions of what they want to attract to themselves such as “joy” or “happiness” or “abundance.” Others use phrases or full sentences.
After you have the images where you know you want them to stay, then you should glue them on. Around these images, you can feel free to write inspirational thoughts or something that would motivate you.

So today I will leave you to create your visual board .Tomorrow we will expand out the ideas.

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