I have been creating vision boards since 1996 ish. Even before The Secret came out, I was making these amazing dream collages. For me, it was such a fun creative expression. Fast forward to today, I still make these things but now with so much more intention behind it. If I have learned anything in life, it’s that you can achieve absolutely ANYTHING you set your mind to. Little secret tip for you: VISION BOARDS WORK!
You just have to know how to do them in a certain way. Don’t worry, I am going to tell you how. But first, I want to take it back to last year around this time when I finally convinced my bestie Allison Crawford to let me throw her a vision board party. I am obsessed with throwing vision board parties and I have always wanted to make it ‘a thing’.
It wasn’t until this year, that she came to me and said “OMG!!! Everything on my board happened! This is amazing. Let’s have another party!!” So our vision board soiree planning began.
Last night was our first live event and let me tell you it was AMAZING. We met so many amazing and inspiring girls, learned so much advice and learned wisdom from each other. The night was so magical and powerful! I saw so many gorgeous dreams created and I can’t wait to see them come to life. So, I wanted to do a little recap for you guys so if you want to throw one, you can too. Although, you should totally come to ours because they’re definitely where the cool people are!
VISION BOARD PARTY TIPS:
*Get together a group of people with vision. Not negative nancys or hater hannahs. You want to keep this to people who will support your dreams and encourage you to dream bigger! People who want to see each other win! This is the most important part of secret behind these boards. When you create your dreams around other people, you will be held accountable for reaching for your dreams. Having supportive friends is so essential for manifesting your dreams guys.
*Be vulnerable. At the beginning of the party, we each went around and shared our name, our current job, our side hustle, our astrological sign and our big dream for 2019. When you open your heart up to others, you will find that many of you share similar dreams. It connects you in a way. This helps you really tune into your actual dreams. YOUR INTUITION knows your true dreams better than your mind does. So try not to create a dream for others but create your dreams for your heart. Here’s the deal, sometimes its hard to get to know what is your intuition and what isn’t. So, we gave each girl a copy of my book The Blissful Living Journal, because in it, is THE steps to get you to connect to your inner wisdom.
*Surround yourself with pretty. Here’s the deal. We could have hosted this party at my house but you want to create your dreams in an inspiring place. That’s why Hotelette was SO important to this process. It is totally an inspiring place that came straight out of Allisons vision board. A literal manifestation of girl boss dreams. So make sure that wherever you decide to make your board lights you up and makes you feel inspired!
****insert, cheese, sparkling rose, sparkling water, pretty flowers, tons of gorgeous and inspiring magazines!!!
*Have a plan. Make sure you have downloaded my guide to making a vision board that works this will help you make your game plan! Also, I am a big Feng Shui enthusiast. I use the approach on almost everything. Especially my vision board. And it works! Basically the map helps to ensure that you have balance in all areas of your life. You want to lay out your images to inspire each category. I taped up the map on the wall with pretty hot pink duct tape so the girls could see where to place what.
Our party came complete with tons of merch and gift bags for the girls. Here is a little peek inside what the girls went home with….super fun, no?
Make sure you stay in the loop for our next vision board soiree. We capped our event at 12 girls and it sold out so fast so we decided to host another one in Austin again soon. We are also thinking, Dallas, Nashville, NYC……? Let me know in the comment below if you want us to come to your city!
oh and just fyi…Drake makes vision boards too. Check out his tips on the process.
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