Don't Make a Vision Board, Make a #futureboard
If you really want to motivate your team, company, event or group, don't waste your time making pointless vision boards. Instead, get serious about custom creating your DREAM FUTURE LIFE with #futureboards.
Forget old-school "vision boards" they are so 20 years ago!
Don't waste your time making the same tired vision boards we were making 20 years ago! No one needs a picture of a taco on their wall, let's get real. Gone are the days of spending tons of money on magazines, hours pouring over random crap you don't want or need, only to end up with a collage of words that don't mean anything to you.
That's what we did BEFORE WE KNEW BETTER.
The concept of traditional "vision boarding" (essentially a random college board) has been around for many, many years. In fact, my former boss had our sales team make a "magazine goal board" back in 2004 in my first corporate sales job. But, like everyone else on my team, nothing ever manifested off those boards. Her intentions might have been good, but the exercise was essentially pointless because there was no lasting motivation or results.
In 2008, my world exploded when I discovered my husband's affair. At the time I'd been a stay-at-home mom for over two years, we had 13-month old twin daughters and a five-year-old son. We'd just lost our house in foreclosure and filed bankruptcy, so this news landed like a bomb, destroying everything in my life.
It took me several months to find a job, and when I did it came with a starting salary that barely covered rent and daycare. I was starting from the bottom in every possible way, including in my career, cold calling in a closet cubicle for my new inside sales job.
Things were so bleak back then that I began creating an alternate universe in my mind, one where I was successful, living my dream life, becoming my best self, and showing my kids the world. This fantasy made me so happy, that one day I decided to find all the pictures that went with it, hoping it would inspire me to keep dialing through all the "no's." .
That was my very first #futureboard. I had no expectations, especially considering I knew the "Vision Board" I'd made before never worked, but honestly, I didn't care. It made me happy to look at it while I made my calls, it gave me hope that things would get better, and over time... it created a BURNING desire within me to make it happen.
Within 18-months that board came to life! I went from a newly single mom on food stamps to Director of Business Development, I'd tripled my salary, was traveling all over, and living a life I'd only dreamed about. (READ MY STORY)
Since then, I've been teaching tens of thousands of people across the globe, how to do what I have done. Because you see... I DID NOT MAKE A VISION BOARD. I made a #futureboard, and trust me, THEY ARE NOT the same thing!
Without even realizing it, I'd tapped into how you self-create INTERNAL MOTIVATION. How you take static goals, and scary sales quotas and turn them into the big life moments and experiences YOU dream of.
And this is why companies like Nike, Sony, Verizon, Pinterest, Xerox, and many others hire me to teach their employees and sales teams how to do the exact same thing!
And unlike the olden days of pointless vision boarding, their teams GET RESULTS, and fast! The ROI of my #futureboards workshops and team training is astounding. Why? Because participants/employees are learning the skills and tools to MOTIVATE THEMSELVES WITH THEIR PERSONAL DREAMS! And nothing on earth is a greater motivation than that.
Think about it for a minute...
Imagine not having to push yourself to "get motivated" every day. What if your dreams pulled you out of bed, instead?
What if your energy and mindset totally changed and you understood how to change your thoughts, and how to program your brain for success?
What if you realized that day dreaming about what you WANT, is actually CREATING IT? (I know, holy shit right!)
Imagine having true "work, life, balance," meaning you actually LOVED both! And valued both equally.
What if you finally got how important it is to de-stress and feed your mind, take care of your body and spend time doing things that make you FEEL ALIVE?
What if you had all the tools, knew how to use them, and got fast results? That would make you EMPOWERED, right?