Vision Boards

How To Make A Digital Vision Board

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For the past several years, I've taken time to think through my life and put focus on what I want to create next for myself. Then, I create a vision board.

What is a vision board? 

Vision boards are tools used to visualize the goals we want to accomplish in our lives. While it may look like a small poster board with magazines, I see it as an opportunity to take time away from everyday life to think strategically about how you want to live and who you want to become in your future. 

Your vision board is a result of that thought process. 

 

Why create a digital vision board? 

Simply, because everything is digital these days!

One important step in visualizing your future is the actual "visualizing" part. The more you can visualize your goals, the more real they will become. When you create a digital vision board, you can take it with you anywhere you go and you'll have 24-hour access to it.  A dose of inspiration anytime you need it.

 

Step One: Decide on your goals

Whether you're creating a paper vision board or a digital board, you have to start off with the vision that you ultimately want to accomplish. If you don’t know where you’re going, how can you create a vision board to support it?

Decide on the goal you want to accomplish first. Then think about what you want the rest of your life to look like. For example:

  • Spend more time with friends and family?

  • Focus more on self care?

  • Pursue a life long passion?

  • Take up a new hobby?

Your vision board is a blank canvas to build the life you want so you have to start with a clear idea of the goal before you get started.

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Step Two: Find Your Images

 When it comes to your vision board, images are EVERYTHING. (Yes, it’s that serious!)

Since this is a digital vision board, you won’t need any magazines! #WooHoo. Instead, find your favorite pictures and images online. Here are my favorite websites for free images:

  1. StockSnap

  2. Pixabay

  3. Pinterest

You could also do a quick google search for your favorite celebrities, fashion styles and events. No website it off limits! Since your vision board is for personal use, you can print out any pictures you want that inspire you to keep moving towards your goals.  

Step Three: Create Your Collage

 

Create a collage using any collage smartphone app

 PicCollage (a photo collage app available on both Apple and Android)

Create an image using Canva

Canva is a graphic design tool for everyone. This is a super easy to use tool with built in shapes, text, graphics and plenty of templates to choose from.

 

Create a Pinterest board for it

If you’re already a Pinterest user, this might be a simple choice for you. Create a Pinterest board with images, quotes and blog posts that support your big vision for your life.

Pro tip: If you don’t want others to have access to it, simply make your board secret so your posts will only be available to you when you need some inspiration.

Step Four: EDIT

 Now that you have all of your images, it’s time to edit it! Take a second look at each image you put on your digital vision board and ask yourself one question:

Does this fill my soul?

If you don’t look at an image and think HELL YES then it’s likely not going to keep you inspired over a long period of time. You want to maximize the affect of each image and quote on your vision board.

Take out the mildly inspiring images and replace them with images that light you up!

Step Five: Make it Your Screensaver on your phone or desktop

Once you’re all done creating your vision board, take a screenshot of it and make it the screensaver for your phone or desktop computer.

This insures that you’ll be able to see your vision board daily. See it. Breathe it. Believe it. Live it.

 

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About Chantl

Chantl founded Thrive Lounge to give women the kick in the pants they need (lovingly, of course) to uncomplicate their goals, stop making excuses, get productive and start living the life they always wanted. Her workbook, The Vision Board Planner, gives women a step-by-step guide to create a super effective and life-changing vision board. 

How To Name Your Vision Board Party


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If you’ve ever hosted any event, then you know coming up with the perfect name is often difficult. Vision board parties are no different.

Giving your vision board party the right name will help to attract the right type of people to your event and help you communicate exactly what your event is about.

Given the nature of vision boards, you’ll obviously want to create a name that is inspiring and motivating. However, there are other things that you can do to make sure you’re getting your point across clearly.

CHOOSE A NAME BASED ON WHO THE EVENT IS FOR

Who would you like to attend your event? Are you specifically looking to target people in a particular industry? Is your event for business owners? Is your event specifically for students?

If you want to attract a specific person, then you should use that information to drive the name of your event.

If your event is targeting local creatives, then naming your event “A Colorful Future: The Vision Board Party For Creatives” will let people know that you are directly targeting them and that they can expect to meet other local creatives.

By using the target audience directly in the name of the event, you are choosing a particular niche and it helps to drive the activities, setting, décor, and food. It will also help set expectations for the people attending.

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CHOOSE A NAME BASED ON THE EVENTS FOCUS

What problems are you trying to solve with your event? For example, are you helping moms get better balance in their life? Are you primarily focused on helping people pay off their debt and create a better financial situation for themselves? Do you want to create a vision board party to help others?

I’m sure you’d like your vision board party to help someone do something (even if it’s just to get a night out to socialize and to have some time to focus on their goals). You can build that information right into the name of the event.

For example, if your event will specifically speak to how to set and achieve goals, then a great name for your vision board party might be “The Goal Getter’s Vision Board Party.” This shows both who this event is for (anyone who wants to focus on their goals) and exactly what the main focus of he event will be (goal-getting).


CHOOSE A NAME BASED ON THE EVENT THEME

Maybe you just want to have a good time with this vision board party. Perhaps you don’t have a preference for a specific audience and you don’t really have one major goal in mind. Maybe your main goal is just to have fun! (That’s OK, too!)

In that case, you could name the vision board party according to the theme of the event. The first vision board party I attended was a potluck where family and friends gathered together. It was called ‘The Vision Lounge’ and it was appropriately named reflecting that we were there to drink wine, socialize, chat about life and have a great time. The name directly mirrored the way we felt at the vision board party.

When you’re hosting a vision board party, I would encourage you not to overthink about the name. The most important part about a vision board party is the experience. As you consider the name, think deeply about what type of experience you want people to have along the way. As long as those two things are aligned, you’ll be on the right track.

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ABOUT CHANTL

Chantl founded Thrive Lounge to give women the kick in the pants they need (lovingly, of course) to uncomplicate their goals, stop making excuses, get productive and start living the life they always wanted. Her Sold Out Vision Board Parties, online course, helps success and mindfulness coaches host profitable, effective and transformative vision board parties.

How to Nail Your Vision Board Party Invitation

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When I started on my goal-getter journey, I wanted a community to share it with. I wanted to help friends (and myself) reach goals with support along the way. I wanted people I could lean on in difficult times and I wanted to be the same type of support for others.

That’s why I decided to host my very first vision board party for my friends.

I sent out a few text messages, telling them to show up at my house with their favorite choice of food for a potluck vision board party.

That strategy for inviting people was apparently not very effective because I had a total of three attendees…. including myself. #FacePalm

Although we had a great time, three attendees was not ideal because I wanted to make a larger impact. I wanted to help LOTS of people change their live, but I could only do that if LOTS of people showed up.

Over the past few years, I’ve learned how to host a vision board party where people are excited to show up and share their goals, connect with other women, tell their stories and start a new year - refreshed.

It all starts with inviting the right people who will be interested in your message, and inviting them in a way that gets them really excited to attend.


What to Include In Your Invitation

When you're creating your invitation for the vision board party, you want to make sure you include all the necessary information.


What A Vision Board Party Is

Vision boards have been popularized in recent years, but many people still have never heard of them. If your friends don’t know what a vision board is and what it does, it’ll be harder for them to get excited about coming to the party.


Event Information

  • Date

  • Time

  • Location


What to bring

If you’re asking your guests to bring anything to the event, then make sure you let them know that right in the invitation.

For example, if you’re hosting a potluck, then make sure they know to bring a bottle or dish, ask them to send over any dietary restrictions and make a public list where friends can add in their selections.

You might also want guests to bring their own magazines to the event because a large number of magazines might be difficult to come by for a larger group.


Pricing

If you have spent money up front to rent a large space so that lots of friends and family can attend, or if you are providing the food and drink or purchased vision board materials, it might make sense to ask guests to pay a small fee to come to the party.

In your invitation, make sure guests know what they need to pay in order to attend the event and let them know exactly what they’re getting for their money. Finally, give them a way to pay for the cost of the event.


Any pre-work your guests should do prior to arrival

Sometimes hosts like to give their guests a workbook to get them thinking about the goals they want to set for the new year. If you plan on giving your guests some pre-work leading up to the event, include the link to the pre-event materials in the invitation or how to access them.

When you include all of the necessary information upfront, then your guests won’t have any confusion about what the event is, and they’ll know why they should be excited about attending.


Delivering Your Invitation

The next thing you need to think about is exactly how you are delivering this invitation to your guests.

In my experience, texting your friends is not always the most effective way to show that this event will help them reach a new level of success.

The invitation is a direct reflection of what the event will be.

When your guests receive an invitation that feels special, well-thought-out, organized, and warm, they’ll believe that the event will feel that way as well.

Over the years, I’ve seen some great invitations, here are my favorites:


Customized Printable:

When I’m looking for something specialized and adorable, I head straight to Etsy. Here, you can get creators all over the world to customize a beautiful template of your choosing with your specific information on it.

This is a great option for people who do not have the time or design skills to edit their own invitations. You simply choose your template and send over your event information to a creator and viola!

You have beautiful invitations that you can print out and send to friends or download and email in a few days.

Here are a few of my favorites:

 
 

Canva Printable:

If you have some experience with Canva, you can also purchase vision board party designs that you can customize on your own.

This gives you a lot more flexibility with what information is included in your invitation, what pictures you use (if any) and you can even add your own event colors.

https://www.etsy.com/listing/665944125/vision-board-party-invitations-canva



Facebook Event:

I’m a huge fan of the simple Facebook event. Most people are on Facebook anyway so having your event information there makes it super easy to invite friends to attend.

Here’s an example of the vision board party I hosted in 2019: https://www.facebook.com/events/1259572680865491/



Eventbrite Link:

Eventbrite is a well known website for finding local events. Anyone can go onto Eventbrite and create their own event and it will immediately become available to your community.

This is a great option if you’re hosting a larger event in an event space because anyone in your community looking for events can find you. If you’re asking for a payment to attend your event, eventbrite does have a very simple payment system that collects your payments and deposits the money into your account right after the event.

Here’s an example of the vision board party I hosted in 2018: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/vision-board-potluck-tickets-39946361643#


Simple Email to friends:

One of the most successful methods I’ve ever used was to simply email my friends. Yes, I know - all of this fancy technology and an email worked just fine. #Ironic

This method works well if you already have a list of people you’d like to invite to your event - and you have their email addresses.

Below is an email I sent out to people in 2017 to invite them to a vision board potluck:


Subject Line: You're Invited: 2017 Vision Board Potluck

Hey ladies!

Wow. This has been an amazing year, hasn't it?

At the end of each year, we love getting the #ThriveSquad crew together to celebrate our wins from the past year and chat about our goals for the upcoming year - and this year will be no different!

Since my move to NY (yeah, that totally happened) it makes it a little tough to hang with you ladies, but that won't keep us from thriving! #AintNoMountainHighEnough

This year's vision board party is... A POTLUCK!

You and all your goal-getting friends are invited to bring your best shareable recipes (or your store-bought favs #NoShade). Join us for an evening of great food, amazing conversations with brilliant women, and bottomless wine because that's the way we roll!

Here are the full details:

2017 Vision Board Potluck

Date: December 9th, 2017

Time: 4PM - 7PM

Location: Creative Colony

8121 Georgia Ave Suite 600,

Silver Spring, MD 20910

Cost: $15 (To cover venue + materials + beverages)

So... will we see you there? I sure hope so! Grab your ticket here: https://visionboardpotluck.eventbrite.com

xoxo,

Chantl Martin


In this email, I’ve inserted a lot of my personality along with all of the information they need to make a decision on whether they want to attend the event and how to purchase their ticket.

Vision board parties are a great way to get your friends and family thinking about their goals. The invitation is the most important piece of the puzzle because it’s the first impression that people have about the quality of the event.

Make sure you always send out an invitation that truly reflects the beauty, inspiration, and positivity of your upcoming vision board party.

xoxo



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Chantl founded Thrive Lounge to give women the kick in the pants they need (lovingly, of course) to uncomplicate their goals, stop making excuses, get productive and start living the life they always wanted. Her Sold Out Vision Board Parties online course, helps success and mindfulness coaches host profitable, effective and transformative vision board parties.