Tips on Crafting a REALISTIC Vision Board

Tips on Crafting a REALISTIC Vision Board

How to create a realistic vision board

Happy New Year everyone! I can’t believe it’s 2016 already! SWEET 16… What a special year this will be and guess what you have 366 days to make GET IT RIGHT!

Have you done your vision board for 2016? Do you know what a vision board is? If you haven’t done a vision board yet for 2016 or do not know what a vision board is I am writing this blog for you. Each year on my birthday (December 28th) I sit down and start my vision board. Completing a vision board is no simple task. It is not something that you can complete in an hour or just hurry up and put together. It takes time and a lot of thought and planning. Vision boards are a group of goals you would like to accomplish within a certain time frame (most of the time yearly) put together on a board or electronically together in one place. It can consist of words or pictures.

The purpose of a vision board is to visualize what your goals look like so that you can work towards achieving them daily. You want to place items on your board that are realistically achievable. You don’t want to put a Bentley on your board if you aren’t nowhere near working towards owning a Bentley!

So I am sure you are asking HOW do I put the actual board together?

What you will Need:

  • Poster Board
  • Glue
  • Magazines/Pictures (Business & Life style magazines)
  • Pen and paper

First step:

Write down the four key areas in your life you want to focus on within that year

  1. Family
  2. Finances
  3. Business/Career
  4. Personal Care/Social Life

Although these may not be your exact four areas, you want to choose your four areas (these are mine listed above). Under each of those, you want to write down at least FIVE goals you want to accomplish within a year.

Second Step:

Once you have those goals written down you then want to gather pictures from the various magazines you have and place them on the board. If you want to be organized, you can organize them by your key areas or by quarters of the year. It’s up to you and your preference.

Third Step:

While looking through the magazine find words that inspire you or motivate you. This is key to your vision board because you need to reference something everything to get you motivated. If you are unable to find quotes or words, you can simply write them on your vision board yourself. Motivation is the key to success and working on achieving goals throughout the year is tough. There will be a lot of speed bumps in the way and looking at your quotes and words when you get discouraged will help you through the journey.

Final Step:

Once you have finished adding everything to your vision board, you want to find the best location to place it. This location should be somewhere you will see the board every day. Your vision board goal is not only for you to visualize your future in one day but to constantly be working towards that. You should remind yourself before you walk out the door every day the goals you are working towards.

A vision board is not going to work if you do not include realistic goals. It also will not work if you don’t have motivational words or quotes to help you during the rough patches of your journey.




Download my free Vision Board Map to help you plan and build your 2016 vision board.



Thank me Later,


The Business Dr.

Tammira Lucas, MBA
Written by Tammira Lucas, MBA

The 2015 Small Business Innovator by Baltimore City Chamber of Commerce, Tammira Lucas is a Mompreneur who is quickly emerging as a trailblazer among professionals and a powerful voice for women teaching them Business, Balance and Babies. Tammira is the CEO The Business Dr. Consulting Firm, CO-Founder of Moms As Entrepreneurs, Author, Speaker, Philanthropist and Professor. Tammira has been featured on Forbes Top 10 Entrepreneurial Websites for Women, and 10 Best Career Sites for Women. The BOSS Network and Jet Magazine. As a mom, wife, and entrepreneur Tammira loves to help women/ moms jump hurdles to success while learning the art of balance, business and babies. Tammira has also been recognized by 92Q as one of 2014 Baltimore’s Top 30 Under 30 and Baltimore’s Fab list.

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