“The vision that you glorify in your mind, the ideal that you enthrone in your heart – this you will build your life by, and this you will become.” -James Lane Allen

Whether it’s a big vision board, a photo collage on your desk, or just one photo that you take with you on the go, create a visual representation of your goals for 2020. Anything that you can look at every day that reminds you of what you’re working for is ideal. 

When you visualize your ideal business, your happy home life, your dream vacation, and even your biggest income goals, you’re primed to achieve them. Like anything though, effective visualization takes practice. As kids, we spend much of our time daydreaming and play-acting, but those are skills we lose as we age. 

My favorite visualization tool use is a vision board. A  vision board can help kick-start those creative visualization skills again. You can have a single board with areas devoted to each aspect of your life, or a different board for each. Your board can be a mixture of random images, or a carefully laid out plan that progresses naturally from one area to the next. If you want, you can even color coordinate it. Just let your creativity flow. Don’t be afraid to use your pencils and markers to decorate your board, draw attention to certain images, or divide your board into sections by category. You can even add dates and dollar figures if you like.

When it comes to vision boards,  ultimately, it doesn’t matter how you create your vision board, it only matters that you do create one.  Whether you choose to create a stunning collage of individually framed images you carefully collect over the course of a year, or you build it on your iPad from stock photos, give vision boards a try. You might just be pleasantly surprised at the power they can bring to your life and your business.