1. What’s a vision board?
A vision board is a tool to help you visualize your goals and intentions for your life. It can be a board filled with images, mantras, or written intentions and goals that you want to see manifest in your life. It’s a tool to help you visualize whatever you want to do, have or be in your life. Vision boards help you keep attention on your intentions and vision through the hectic lives we lead.
2. How is it effective or what makes it effective?
One way is that it provides clarity. You can say “I want to make more money”, but by creating a vision board, you’re thinking of concrete ways to make that happen. It really helps you envision how you see yourself, what you want to do or be.
I think the biggest thing that makes it effective is the belief behind those intentions. You can’t doubt anything that you put on that board – you can’t say you want to get a promotion at work on your board, but doubt in your mind that your boss will give you one. When you believe that your intentions, or something better, will manifest, nothing can stop you.
3. Advice? How to make those visions possible ?
I would say focus on those intentions – look at your vision board daily or envision your life when you’ve achieved the life you’ve pictured on the board. You can even envision in the car when you’re driving to work. I definitely do! Sometimes I’ll write my intentions in my phone and look at the list randomly during the day. I also use a tool on my phone called Wishboard to create a mobile vision board I can save – you can even make it your screensaver. I think the more you focus on the intentions you want to accomplish, you’ll start operating differently to achieve those goals. Like, if you want to meet more people, you’ll be more open to attending networking events, etc.
Also, it really goes back to eliminating that doubt in your mind – believing that you WILL achieve that goal. One of my favorite books, The Alchemist, says, “when you want something, all the universe conspires in helping you to achieve it”. When you really truly believe you will accomplish this goal, there’s no way to stop you. If it’s meant for you it will never miss you.
5. What is your profession and how have you made it possible w your visions?
I’m a marketing consultant and strategist – In my freelance life, I work with mostly music festivals handling press, strategy and marketing. I tell everyone my time working with music festivals is really thanks to my vision boards and writing out my intentions! In 2014 I wrote that I wanted to work in the music and entertainment business doing PR + Marketing, particularly with music festivals. Shortly after that I started working with one of the DJs at a local radio station, and by 2015, I got a message asking if I wanted to help with a music festival in the area. Since then, I literally wrote the other festivals down that I wanted to work with, and thanks to God, I’ve been able to work with them in some capacity. One of the biggest festivals I worked with, I wrote on my vision board last year as a “stretch” vision, and thought, “I don’t know how I’m going to get there or what I’m going to do, but I’m going to be involved in some capacity.” A few months into the year, I wound up getting asked to help on a showcase for that festival.
4. How can people connect with you.
You can follow me on instagram at @Carolinabluebentley or @brandnewbentley on Twitter. You can also visit my site nakomapr.com.