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Let's getLet's getLet's get StartedStartedStartedWhat is a vision board?A vision board is a collection of inspirationalpictures, magazine clippings, words, and quotesthat visually affirm your goals and dreams.Visualizing is powerful!!!A Vision Board, whether on a physical board or digitally onyour computer or Ipad, is a visualization tool of yourdreams and goals created with pictures and words. It is acollection of inspirational pictures, magazine clippings,words, and quotes that visually affirm your goals anddreams. Visualizing is powerful!!! Another name it is known by is Dream Board.Recording your dreams and goals is a powerful tool thathelps you set goals and shape your mindset to create your dream life. The Power of Visualization Visualizing your dreams and goals is a powerful tool thathelps you set goals and shape your mindset to create yourdream life.Visualization is thepractice of imaginingwhat you want toachieve in the future.As if it were truetoday.A r t i s t i c M a r k e t i n g S o l u t i o n s

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It’s all about your brain: Yourreticular activating system (RAS) isthe “filtering station” of your brain.Constantly seeing the images on yourvision board helps your brain filterout the stuff you don’t want whilefocusing on what you do want. Seeinga constant visual reminder of yourgoals is how your subconscious mindstays focused on your goals.Why Visualization Is So PowerfulFor Your Brain?Visualization is not about simply placing an image on a boardto “manifest” what you want or just using “the law of attraction.”When you create YOUR vision board and place it in a spacewhere you see it often, you do short visualization & goal-setting exercises throughout the day. You may not even realize you’re doing it.Again, what you focus on expands. Creating a vision boardgives you a visual way to see your goals and develop amindset to reach them on a daily basis.A r t i s t i c M a r k e t i n g S o l u t i o n s

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Grab a pen and paper.Ask yourself:What do I want my life to look like?What do I want my home to look like?What do I want my food and nutrition to look like?What do I want to do MORE of in my lifeWhat physical things do I want to bring into my life?How do I want to FEEL every day?What words, phrases or quotes make me feel good?What financial and career goals do I want to meet in the next year?What major purchases do I want to save for?What is my dream travel destination in the next year?Write down what comes to mind. Create your own questions that fit yourdreams and goalsI have found that the secret to making a great inspiration board is byhandwriting your goals down. There’s something energetic aboutactually handwriting your goals. From your goals and aspirations, thinkabout what you want on your vision board. This is where the fun begins! You’ll be amazed at how things just start popping up all over the placeonce you set the intention for what you want and how you want to feel.Taking the plunge to creating your vision board...Step 1: Do A 10-Minute VisualizationFind a quiet place to gather your thoughts. This should be acalming and meditative experience. You can take as little as5-10 minutes or as long as you need to do this. A r t i s t i c M a r k e t i n g S o l u t i o n s

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The one major rule of creating a vision board is that there are norules! This should be a fun and creative time for you to focus on yourgreatest dreams and goals!What should I put on my vision board? Your board should includeanything that inspires and motivates you. It should be a visualrepresentation of how you want your life to look. The purpose of yourboard is to bring everything on it to life.Start gathering any supplies that you already have in your home to usefor your vision board, then...IDEAS TO PUT ON YOUR VISION BOARDAlthough you can purchase a vision board kit, I think it is special to createyour own vision board. Creating your own will motivate you to actuallyfollow through and start dreaming up more goals.It should include anything that inspires you. This can consist of manythings such as pictures, favorite quotes, memories/memorabilia,postcards or cards, and more. I love looking at Pinterest for inspirationon vision board ideas and vision board examples.Magazine Images: Magazine cutouts thatrepresent how you want tofeel, where you want to travelor any material objects thatyou desire are perfect foradding to your board. Thesecan be from any magazine,such as fashion magazines,lifestyle magazines, and travelmagazines. Simply cut outyour favorite picture(s) andattach them to your boardwith glue or pushpins.Step 2: Planning Out Your Vision BoardA r t i s t i c M a r k e t i n g S o l u t i o n s

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Photographs: This can include images you see online, or photos that youalready have that represent what you want more of in your life. Use anyimages that represent what you want your life to look like.Inspirational Quotes: I love finding inspirational quotes to use on a visionboard. Try using books, movies, and Pinterest as a start to findinginspirational quotes.Spiritual or Quote Cards: You can find fun decks of cards with angels,quotes or spirituality-related phrases on Amazon or in most bookstores. Ifone resonates with you, use it. Just have fun!A r t i s t i c M a r k e t i n g S o l u t i o n s

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If you’re new to vision boards, maybe start with a cork board or posterboard from the hobby store. If you can, I recommend a pinboard or something pretty you like tolook at — I got my 24×24″ white wood-framed pinboard on Etsy. Thereare some nice ones on Amazon and at a good price. Grab somethumbtacks if you’re using a cork board. You can also create yourvision board on your computer and print it out!Here are the supplies you’ll need:The have options!Step 3: Gather Your SuppliesEmbellishments: If youwant, fun markers,stickers, or otherscrapbook-type elementscan deck out your board. Ipersonally like keeping myboards clean, but ifembellishments matchwho you are, then go forit!A r t i s t i c M a r k e t i n g S o l u t i o n s

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Magazines, Photographs, Quote Cards, or Printouts: Magazinesare great to cut images and quotes from. You may also want to printphotos or magazine pages from online publications.Your Board’s Focus Items: Most importantly, compile the stuff youwant to look at every day. These may be photos, quotes, sayings,images of places you want to go, reminders of events, places, orpeople, postcards from friends… anything that will inspire you is fairgame.Time: Give yourself a stress-free hour or two to put your boardtogether. If you’re a social butterfly, invite your friends over and makea party out of it. It sets the tone for the event beautifully — everyoneis more focused and less stressed after we do it.Other supplies: Don’t forget to grab scissors, tape, thumbtacks, and/or aglue stick to put your board together.A r t i s t i c M a r k e t i n g S o l u t i o n s

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Set the mood. Turn off the TV and turn on some relaxing music.Light a candle and clear your space. This is the perfect time for self-care and wellness.Experiment with different layouts before gluing or pinning. Layeach piece out before you start gluing and pinning so you can get anidea of where you want everything. When it comes to actually placingyour stuff on the board, I like to leave space between each itembecause clutter clouds my mind. I like space. However, if you love thefeeling of closeness and want everything to touch and overlap, thenhuddle it all together and overlap your objects.Create the final board. As for choosing what makes the final cut, it’sokay to ruthlessly edit out what isn’t right for you. Put somethingdown that doesn’t feel important or like it fits with the rest of yourdream life? Leave it off.Now, you’re ready to actually create your vision board. Try followingthese simple steps for how to make a vision board: Step 4: Create Your Vision BoardA vision board is simply onemore tool in your toolbox toimprove your mindset andimprove your self-awareness.Now, go hang it up in a placewhere you’ll see it each day!I like mine in my studio...A r t i s t i c M a r k e t i n g S o l u t i o n s

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SHOULD I HAVE ONE VISION BOARD OR MAKE MULTIPLE FORDIFFERENT AREAS OF MY LIFE?I like to have one vision board that I look at every day in my studio. Each area of our lives affects each other, so starting with one centralboard usually makes sense.Theme boards that center on specific events or areas of your life are great,too. For instance, a wedding day-specific will help you focus on how youwant to feel on your big day. A career-specific board at your desk spacecan help you work towards a promotion or raise.HOW OFTEN SHOULD I REDO MY VISION BOARD?Whenever it feels right. I often leave blank space on my board to acceptnew things as they appear in my life and add and rearrange during theyear when I feel it. You’ll just know.Every December, I give the board a total refresh to get clear about what Iwant in the new year. Some things stay, and some have served theirpurpose and don’t make the cut.Have You Made a Vision Board Yet? I absolutely love my vision board, and Ihope you will love yours as well. We would love to see your vision board. Please share in our Art Connection Facebook Group!QuestionsA r t i s t i c M a r k e t i n g S o l u t i o n s

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