Monday, November 5, 2007

Do you have a dream board?

If you're at all a fan of the The Law of Attraction, you probably already know what a powerful tool visualization can be.

... and one of the easiest ways to practice visualization is with a dream board.

I first learned about dream boards a couple of years ago when I read Charlie Umphred's ebook "Mind Over What Matters in MLM". In it, Charlie talks about using a cork board, and cutting out pictures of things you intend to have from magazines and catalogs. He gives some real life examples of ways that it's worked for him.

Searching around the Internet, I found a few interesting ideas for creating your own dream board. I even found a very nice program that lets you create an electronic vision board right on your computer.

Of course if you're more of a do-it-yourselfer (I am); and if you already know how to create a blog (which I expect many of you do), you might want to consider using WordPress to create your own personal online dream board. That's what I did ...

Just a couple of easy steps:

  1. I created a new directory in my webhosting account, and installed wordpress (very easy with Fantastico)

  2. Uploaded a simple but attractive theme ... I used Mandigno for mine.

  3. Made 3 categories. Daily, Inspirational, and Visual. Then started posting to it every day


When I get up in the morning, I make a quick post about what I'm thankful for, what I like about myself, and what my goals/intentions are. Then I make sure I go back and read it again several times during the day.

If I'm surfing the Internet, or Blogs and I find something inspirational, I simply paste it right into a new post. Same thing when I find a good picture that really says something to me. Here's an example from a post I made a couple of months ago:

golf-course.jpg
(click to see the original post)


So, do you have a dream board? ... and if not, are you planning to make one?

Hope you found this helpful,
Todd

p.s. In the coming weeks and months, I'll be writing more about goals and goal setting. If this is topic that interests you, you might want to consider Subscribing to my RSS feed.

6 comments:

  1. Todd,

    This is so strange. Almost a year ago my best friend and I bought big ole poster boards with the intension of making vision boards. We just never did anything with them. Not five hours ago I was telling her that I ought to get mine out and start cutting up some magazines and putting my vision board together.

    And then I found your post.

    I am on the computer all the time and I love blogging. I will be so much more likely to interact with a digital dream board than I ever would with a piece of cardboard and some magazine scraps. I can't thank you enough for sparking me into action and bringing it all together for me.

    Sara

    P.S. I just found your blog this evening and I am really enjoying it. I'll be back soon. =)

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  2. Hi Sara,

    I'm glad you found my post helpful. Cutting up magazines is fun ... but, I realized that I'm much more likely to copy/paste and blog if I really want to keep up with a dream board.

    As for coming back, I'm looking forward to it ... I always enjoy meeting like-minded bloggers ... I think I've been to your blog a time or two in the past, but now that I've properly "met" you, I'll be sure to poke around a bit deeper and try to leave a comment or two.

    Catch up with you again soon,
    Todd

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  3. Hello.
    I'm new there
    Nice forum!

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  4. My husband and I produced our first Vision Board today. We were both concerned with how our children have very little creativity and imagination compared to previous generations. I think video games especially are to blame. Our children were very resistant to the idea, but when they saw the fun that my husband and I had in creating our own Vision Board they are now busily making their own.

    We are looking forward to watching our family goals and dreams being manifested.

    Regards
    Maggie

    Maggie Sheehan’s last blog post..How To Make A Vision Board To Transform Your Life

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  5. Hi Maggie,

    When I first read your comment all I could think was that wouldn't it be cool if Nintendo would come out with a "Wii Vision Board""? ... then the kids might need even need convincing that they are doing something "good for them" ;-)

    Todd

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  6. This idea is great!

    It's very good to remind yourself everyday what you want to do with your life. The first thing in the morning gives you a directive and a goal you want to achieve during that day. It can be very motivating when you actually write down your dreams. When years past it will look very good and self revarding when you can check your dreams what has come true during the years.

    I might put up a blog of my dream gadgets I want to have someday ;) And another one with personal and emotional dreams as well. I almost got everything in the gadget and electronics world I had dreamed with my flagship blog last year so maybe I'll go the mentally dreams road this year.

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