Should You Create A Vision Board?
In this article, I’m focusing on something a bit different. With every new year, people spend countless hours planning their year and resolving to do better. Whether it’s losing weight, saving money or deciding to travel more, as the calendar year changes, we all strive to improve ourselves and learn from the past year. Some of you may create a new year’s checklist, some identify one word or a focal word, and a few of my friends create vision boards. If you’re really wanting to make a significant change, you might need expert help. Luckily, I run with lots of people who I’d consider experts.
The Right Combination
My friend, Barbie Armenta is a freedom life coach. Her passion is to empower women to bravely live their most authentic and purposeful life. Barbie and her husband, Richard founded The Right Combination a few years ago. The Right Combination is about combining courage, commitment and faith to step into the life that God has for you. Barbie has the uncanny ability to motivate people to identify and set a plan to achieve their happiest, most full life. I’ve known Barbie for a long time and she’s my go-to whenever I feel stuck, need a nod of support on a plan, or when I simply miss girl time and we both have a few hours when we can have a quick visit at a neighborhood coffee shop.
To resolve or not to resolve
I managed to catch up with Barbie earlier in the year to ask her about New Year’s Resolutions, vision casting and the cool process of vision boarding. If you haven’t done it, I highly recommend that you create a vision board.
Here’s a peek into my conversation with Barbie…
Taylor: Why do you think people so often fail at New Year’s Resolutions?
Barbie: New Year’s resolutions are often a list of things that you felt like you did not do well last year. Things like “I want to lose weight, become financially
Taylor: People often ask me how to create a vision board. What’s Vision Boarding and how is it different than New Year’s Resolutions?
Barbie: A vision board is a creative way to keep your goals and dreams in front of you. Surrounding yourself with vision makes your dreams come alive. It gives clarity, builds your faith, prioritizes goals, and reminds you of your mission.
Taylor: What are some quick tips for creating an effective vision board?
Barbie: A vision board can be as simple or fancy as you want it to be. It can be a poster board or you can have a nice framed cork board. Either way, we think in pictures, so I encourage you to use pictures of the things you want. The vision board itself is not magical, it is the realization and clarity of your dreams.
Travel makes everyone’s vision board…
Taylor: What are the most common categories in vision boards that you’ve seen?
Barbie: The most common categories I see are personal, financial, career goals, and of course travel! Whether it is a family vacation or a bucket list trip, you can bet travel makes everyone’s vision board.
Taylor: Thank you, Barbie! This is helpful to me and I bet a lot of other people can benefit from learning more about vision boards and the process of setting a plan to realize your dreams.
So now I ask you. Did you make any New Year’s Resolutions? Have you ever created a vision board? If not, I say let’s start! It can be as simple as a collage of all the great places you plan to visit in the coming months. Of all the things we can do, let’s resolve to travel more!
Safe Travels and Happy Hotel Hunting,