How to make a vision board

I posted an image on Instagram last weekend, that got quite a reaction.

PS: If you are not following me on Instagram, you are on a long thing.

I posted an image of my first vision board.

vision board

 I created it when I finished school, and as you can see, ALL I wanted was a job in Ericsson. Lol

I went to the Ericsson website, printed a profile of a graduate trainee, pasted my passport on it, wrote my name on it, etc. I would look at this board everyday and imagine life as a staff of Ericsson.

I got the job, and I’ve kept this board in my house for years, I can’t throw it away because it reminds me of the power of faith.

At the time, I didn’t know that this was a vision board. It was just something that helped me to remain positive because everybody around me was saying “There are no jobs”. I didn’t want to participate in that joblessness and so I took responsibility for my own motivation.

It’s not as if I created this board and went to sleep. I still worked hard to get accepted into the organization, we went through a series of tests and interviews but this board kept me positive. I would look at it every day and smile.

I believe so much in having faith for things and working towards them.

That’s the only way I know how to remain sane in business, I just have faith that everything will work in my favour.

Sometimes it is easy to get distracted by what’s happening in the country, and you can lose faith. You can start complaining about power, the government, the dollar, etc When you do this, you allow fear to enter into your heart.

I put the things that I am believing God for in pictures in form of a vision board, so that when I see them everyday, I will be reminded that God can give me those things regardless of the economy.

Since I posted my first vision board, a number of people have reached out to me privately to ask if I can show them how to create a board, here is how:

1. Prepare the materials

materials

Get:

  • Cardboard Paper
  • Stacks of magazines
  • Paper Glue
  • Scissors

2. Write your vision

Play some soft music, clear your head, take away all distractions.

Ask yourself this question, “What do I want?”

Take a piece of paper and write down everything that comes to your mind.

Your life has different dimensions, so separate them.

Family, Business, Spiritual, etc

Don’t think about the how, just focus on the what. You will figure out the how later.

3. Get Your Pictures

Open up the magazines.

Only open the magazines AFTER you have written down what you want.

Don’t be tempted to open up the magazines to check for inspiration. You won’t see anything.

Flip through the pages and start cutting out everything that jumps at you.

You will notice that words and pictures you have never noticed before will hit you. It’s like the law of recognition.

Cut them up.

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4. Arrange your pieces on the cardboard.

You can have several cardboards.

I have one for my family life, and another for my business.

Glue the pieces to the board.

5. Hang it up.

Place the board somewhere you can see it all the time.

Mine hangs in my room, I see it when I wake up in the morning, and it energises me before I leave my house.

Each time you look at the board, look at it with the eyes of faith.

Please note…that this board will not replace the place of prayers or replace the place of personal development or hardwork.

On the contrary, the board “gingers” you to go after your dreams.

Have fun creating your board.

If you do create one, please write me and tell me about the experience, also tell me when you achieve the pictures on your board, it will really make my day.

You can even get together with some friends to do this exercise.

I had a vision board party with some friends last weekend.

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That’s me bending down. Lol.

You want to see one of the images on my board?

An army of women entrepreneurs who are smart, happy and rich.

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I’m building this army and I hope you join them.

With Love

Steph

PS: If you liked this post, please share it with someone you would love to party with…a vision board party I mean. Lol

8 Comments

  • Funmilola Babs

    Reply Reply June 3, 2015

    I am in mehn… thanks a lot for sharing. am off to get mine done…

  • ogo

    Reply Reply June 3, 2015

    This felt like I was listening to you real life! Thank you for this…

  • Esther

    Reply Reply June 13, 2015

    sat down with your blog to read and this got me whaooooo

  • Yeye Bush

    Reply Reply June 18, 2015

    I helped my 8 year old daughter create her’s last week. She has a picture of Disney world on it. It has helped me achieve a number of my goals/dreams. Great post Steph.

  • Seun

    Reply Reply July 23, 2015

    Any suggestions on where to get boards to create a vision board? I’m really inspired to do this ASAP and I want a board I can hang up.

    • Stephanie Obi

      Reply Reply July 25, 2015

      Just use cardboard

  • avore

    Reply Reply July 29, 2015

    I can totally relate with this steph. I’ve had vision boards for so long now. They work like magic!

    I usually just put pictures of anything that I’ll want to achieve. If I can’t find pictures, I write it out or try to sketch it.

    Thanks for your beautiful articles.

    Xoxo

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