2013 was a crazy year for me! I have so many things to be grateful for...my beautiful studio, my amazing family, a supportive Husband, the ability to work part-time all year, my first solo art show and teaching! Teaching at C2E (Coach2Edify) was a major highlight in 2013. I am so pleased to continue teaching in 2014 and I do hope that we continue to grow. Mayra, C2E mastermind and founder, has such a vision and I love what she is constantly working towards, it is a gift to be part of her "tribe."
I had the priviledge of teaching two Vision Board classes to two very different groups of people. A small group of women and a group of students. While researching Vision Boards and looking for examples...etc. I came across an article from Psychology Today titled, "Throw Your Vison Boards Away." And although I wasn't overly joyed by the title I sat and read the whole thing; and I was so glad I did! Bascially the author was simply stating that you don't get to create a pretty board, look at it everyday and magically things will happen. The article was about the hard work it takes to achieve your goals. And although I didn't love the negative tone of the article, it was, in fact, a really good reminder that setting an intention, dreaming, creating a vision board...and so on is really Step 1. Because I am an Artist, a very visual person and visual learner, I have been creating vision boards since 2007. Having a visual component is important for me! However, that one article changed how I taught this class and it set up my teaching for the first quarter of 2014 at C2E. The first three classes I'll be teaching will be focused on Action Steps! Now that we have a visual of what we would like to accomplish, what steps will each of us take to make sure that we are staying true to our vision and working toward our goals.
Here are a few tips that I mentioned in my classes. 1. Try not to include more than 5 things for your vision board. Generally 3 to 5 goals are good and not overwhelming when you start to break them down. 2. Only you can decide what is visually pleasing and exciting for you. Make sure that your board is something that you will want to look at each day. Use colors that you love! 3. Try to keep the board organized. You will see below that my board looks a bit crazy but there are four main themes in my board, organized around each corner. Organiztion, Fitness, Art & Creativity and Self-Love. 4. Remember as you create your board these goals will need to be broken down into action steps. If you think of ways you can incorporate these steps in your life (as your working), write them down!! 5. Have FUN!
Here is a peek at my new Vision Board and some examples from the classes. 2014 Here we come!!
...my favorite kind of table, messy creative fun!