How To Make An Empowering Vision Board That Works

“Look at the images on your vision board over and over.
Repetitiveness of vision combined with your associated emotions will develop your power to visualize and take action to achieve your goals.”

~ John Assaraf

Have you heard of stories of people attracting and achieving what they desire in life by putting up the pictures of what they want on a board that was called a vision board or dream board?

If you have already created your own vision board, does it help you get what you want in life? If it has not attracted what you want in life, you might want to find out what are the missing pieces that you want to add on to it in order to make it works for you.

We are going to share with you how to make an empowering vision board that works and the actual steps behind it.

If you think vision boards are bogus, then the joke’s on you. They work, and there’s actually a really simple explanation of why they work so well.

Creating a sacred space that displays what you want actually does bring it to life. What we focus on expands. When you create a vision board and place it in a space where you see it often, you essentially end up doing short visualization exercises throughout the day.

Visualization is one of the most powerful mind exercises you can do. According to the popular book The Secret, “The law of attraction is forming your entire life experience and it is doing that through your thoughts. When you are visualizing, you are emitting a powerful frequency out into the Universe.”

Whether you believe that or not, we know that visualization works. Olympic athletes have been using it for decades to improve performance, and Psychology Today reported that the brain patterns activated when a weightlifter lifts heavy weights are also similarly activated when the lifter just imagined (visualized) lifting weights.

So, what’s the big secret to creating a vision board that works? It’s simple: Your vision board should focus on how you want to feel, not just on things that you want. Don’t get me wrong, it’s great to include the material stuff, too. However, the more your board focuses on how you want to feel, the more it will come to life.

Here’s an example. I have a beautiful coaster from Drybar on my vision board (pictured above), not because I want to open my own blow dry bar, but because I love the feeling I get when I walk into one of Alli Webb’s Drybar establishments. I want my customers to feel those same happy vibes when they come across my brand, so on the board it went.

I added few trinkets, like a peacock feather and bookmark, that I picked up at retreats where I felt incredible energy and motivation around what I was learning. When I’m in my home office, I want to feel the same way I felt at those retreats.

A few inspirational notecards from my best friends and women I admire are on my board as well; I personally believe that their handwritten notes on the back infuse it with even more good vibes. Front and center is a card from Danielle LaPorte’s Fire Starter Sessions that reminds me how I want to live.

I even have a few items from past events that I want to keep occurring each year, like a photo of my husband from a surf vacation and an invitation to an annual gala dinner for the top 25 sales people in my company. I want to continue to enjoy surf vacations with my husband, and want to continue to be invited to this exclusive gala. I’ve been invited back to that gala each of the last three years, and not coincidentally, have had the previous year’s invitation on my vision board for the last two (see, it works!). A few quotes and reminders round out my board and I truly feel giddy every time I look at it.