This post was originally written in 2010, I have updated it and included my current vision board too!

How many of you have seen The Secret? Back in October of 2006, I had a chance to see this movie – the original version with Esther Hicks (Lisa Nichols replaced her in the more widely known edition). It had a huge impact on my life in so many ways and was one of the catalysts for my journey and study of personal growth and development. I also used some of the methods to attract my perfect partner, my husband Dan. One of the other skills I learned was creating a Vision Board in order to attract all of the things you desire in your life.  Since then, I have created at least half a dozen vision boards, most recently just before the holidays in 2009 in the fall of 2012.   Many people have asked me about creating vision boards, and it seems like there are vision board workshops at least once a month.  There are books you can buy on building your vision board, and kits that include some of the photos you might want to include. You can google vision board and find programs to create an online vision board as well.

Here are a few suggestions to consider when building your vision board.

  • Preparation:
    • Buy magazines that you don’t normally purchase – for example The Robb Report (luxury cars, homes etc), Architectural Digest, Conde Nast Traveller.
    • Save old calendars – many have great quotes and photos (or buy them in February at 75% off)
    • Use Google images for specific photos that you haven’t found in a magazine
    • Think BIG and dream your impossible dreams! This is what can be really fun about the vision board. I have my sights set on a free cruise in 2013!!
    • Choose quotes and words that inspire you. “Love life, live long!” is one of my favorites. Words such as: Focus, Power, Inspiration, Leadership, Fun and Love.
    • Instead of using a bristol board, you can purchase a thicker foam board from most craft stores for about $5.  If you are looking for a more permanent board, purchase a frame for a heavier cardboard and frame it. I like to update my dream boards within a year, so I choose the foam board or a nice canvas for this most recent one.
    • Before you start, cut out all of the photos, quotes and items that you’d like to have on your vision board. Make sure that you choose carefully – only put things you really, truly desire on your board.
  • Making the Vision Board
      • Find a large, flat surface to lay your board on.

    • Arrange the photos in a collage fashion on your board.  You can do this any way you like but for my most recent board, I put together the photos and quotes based on the Feng Shui bagua.  I also included colour swatches from each of the quadrants. There is plenty of information on Feng Shui on the internet and at the library, if you’re interested in finding out more about how it works.
    • Place all of the photos and quotes on the board before you begin gluing. Your photos may or may not overlap, it’s up to you.
    • Use an acid free glue.  I found a liquid UHU stick that worked well.
  • A few final notes:
    • Make sure you’re in a good mood when you create the vision board,you want to have the right energy when putting it together
    • Uplifting music or even having The Secret on in the background can be helpful
    • Your vision board should make you smile when you look at it and create feelings of excitement and joy!
    • Hang your vision board in a place where you will see it several times throughout your day.  And take a moment to stop and look at it when you do walk by it.
    • And if you’re having trouble dreaming big or asking for prosperity – subscribe to Darren Hardy’s Success Blog.

If you haven’t made a vision board yet, start this weekend! I’m here to answer your questions as needed and look forward to seeing your vision boards when they are completed.  If yours is already completed, feel free to share a photo!

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