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Podcast #25- Vision Board Project

Episode 28- Book Proposals are Hard A Grace Full Life

An exciting thing happened a few weeks ago… — This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app
  1. Episode 28- Book Proposals are Hard
  2. Episode 27- Holding Space & Toxic Positivity
  3. Episode 26- Books, Glorious, Books
  4. Episode 25- The Vision Board Project
  5. Episode 24- Engagement Vs. Numbers/ I Appreciate You

This week’s podcast is a long one, but my ad was accepted this time. I think my podcasts need to be longer than 20 minutes in order to accommodate the ads. So here’s to longer episodes going forward. 😉

I also had to break my podcast into segments for the first time, which was not on purpose. So the podcast is divided into two nine minute segments and one four minute segment. In anticipation of Halloween this weekend, I’ve dubbed them “snack size.”

For those not listening in, I express to my listeners that I’ve been feeling a little gloomy and uninspired lately. Then, one rainy night, I was watching TikTok when a girl came into my feed and asked if I’d considered the possibility that what I’d hoped to manifest hadn’t already manifested.

Way to get deep on me, TikTok girl.

Then, I remembered that I had made a vision board in 2018 and had written a blog post about it.

I looked at my vision board, which had 17 items on it, and 11 of them had essentially come true. To say I was stunned would be an understatement. Because, see, all I had done with that vision board was write about it. It was a virtual vision board, which meant it was only available online, and I never looked at it again after writing the post and replying to comments.

The point I made in the podcast was this: if I could make a half-assed vision board and have 64% of it come true, what would happen if I made a vision board with intention and knowing what I know after a year of soul homework?

LOOKS LIKE WE HAVE SOME VISION BOARDS TO MAKE.

Photo by Polina Zimmerman on Pexels.com

So, whether you want to or not, I’m helping everyone today in creating vision boards.

Because I believe it would be an incredible project to work on as a group. Then check in with each other in a month, two months, or six months, to see if the things you’ve desired in your life have begun to happen.

If 2018 life-in-shambles/low-vibration/ half-ass Kari can make 64% of her heathen non-spiritual wishes come true, then so can you.

In the worst case scenario, none of it comes true. So you spent a half -hour listening to a podcast and another half-hour jotting down your goals and typing them onto a computer.

The best case scenario? You’re living your best life, Oprah.

We could be unstoppable.

Courtesy Canva

I’m going to show you how to make an online vision board because it requires more explanation than one made using poster board, magazines, and glue.

Before we continue, I’d like you to pause and take a deep breath.

What is something you’ve been thinking about recently that you wish you had? Maybe you think it’s out of reach or that it’s silly to ask for. Perhaps you believe you aren’t bold enough or that you are undeserving. Or maybe you just don’t have enough time to commit to this.

That is what you will put on your vision board.

Even if it is the only option. Choose your images, quotes, memes, and everything else that can be devoted to that one thing. That is your goal. That’s why you’re doing this today.

Here we go.

Step 1– Sign up for a Canva account if you don’t already have one, it only takes five minutes. Unsubscribe after signing up, if you don’t want anything else delivered to your inbox. I swear, if I hear one more person complain about not wanting to sign up for something. They’re not trying to sell you a car warranty; they’re just trying to help you organize your thoughts.

Once you’re on Canva, type “free collage template” into the search bar, and the above mood board collage should appear on the top left list of options. It’s a simple collage option that’s free.

Step 2– Now that you have the collage template in front of you, use it as a reference to determine how many items to include on your vision board. This provides parameters that a poster board would not.

Step 3– Now comes the fun part. What goals do you have? Where do you want your life to go? Are there any habits you want to break? Do you want to get a specific job within the next six months? Is there a book you’d like to have published? Is there a trip you’d like to take?

Be specific.

Side note- In the podcast, I recommended creating vision boards for each area of your life. As an example, you may make a board for your finances or a board for your the kitchen remodel you’ve been wanting. Make a vision board if you’ve been putting off getting necessary dental work because you can’t afford it.

Step 4- Once you’ve added the things you really want to your board(s), make sure you keep them somewhere you’ll see them on a daily basis. I made my personal board my phone wallpaper, my career board my laptop background, and I’m going to print out my finance board and pin it to the wall behind my laptop.

I’m not good at teaching others how to do things, so I looked up a couple of tutorials on how to navigate Canva since, aside from making a vision board, I think it’s a fantastic space for website design, book cover mockups, creating your own holiday cards, and a lot more.

Free Online Mood Board Maker: Design a Custom Mood Board – Canva

How to Create a 2021 Vision Board with Canva

How To Make a Vision Board on Canva [2021]

I mean, at the very least, scribble some ideas on post-it notes and stick them to the wall. But intentionally look at them every day and tell yourself that you’re going to make them a reality.

I spontaneously came up with the design for my book’s cover in the shower the other day, scrawled it on a post-it note, and taped it to the wall behind my laptop. Talk about vision.

Have you ever put together a vision board? Did it work for you?

32 thoughts on “Podcast #25- Vision Board Project”

  1. This is an interesting project. I like it. Does it matter that ALL I WANT IS MY HOUSE TO GET ORGANIZED/NEAT and the people who are NOT pulling their weight right now are my children? I kid. Well I DO want the house cleaned up but that’s not all I want.

    I am spending some of my time this weekend getting my writing life organized . . . hello, editing time. I like the idea of a vision board to keep me focused and on task and inspired.

    Thank you for writing to us alongside your funsize podcast.

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    1. That totally matters! See, you already have a vision!

      I appreciate that you make time to write. You are an encouragement to others who complain they don’t have time to do the things they enjoy. You have six children, Ernie, and you make that well-deserved time for yourself. That is incredibly important, and more people could benefit from it.

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  2. Haven’t done a vision board, have done brain mapping. I like the idea of making a vision board online. Have never thought of doing that, so sounds like something different to explore. Thanks for the idea and links.

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  3. I love that you found your old vision board from 2018 AND that you had accomplished so much. You go girl.
    Laughing at ‘Imagine if I didn’t do it half assed’!

    I’m not really a vision board type of person. Not sure why, but it’s not appealing to me. I do like lists. And Oprah. And you.

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  4. I LOVE a vision board and have never made one electronically. I’ve been meaning to try Canva, but haven’t. Thanks for the nudge! I’ll listen to the podcast (congrats on the ad) and start on the vision board after my camping trip.

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  5. I’ve never made a vision board, but you have me 3/4 of the way to wanting to make one! 🙂 I do believe that a good part of getting what you want is getting clear about what you want. I don’t pretend to understand the first thing about how it works or why, but I’ve seen it happen too many times to myself and others to discount the power of being able to name your goals. Even the ones that feel completely outside our direct control.

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    1. I’m so glad you’re at least 75% interested in making one!

      I don’t think we appreciate how much we can bring into our lives just by expressing a desire.

      For example, say you’re craving falafel. You say to your family, I wish there was a falafel restaurant here. I would love a good falalfel. A week later, you happen to pass by a falafel restaurant on a street that you never take. Omg! I was just talking about falafel!
      I think we’ve all had these conversations.
      It’s not about falafel. But you understand what I mean.

      But, at the same time, I don’t want to appear to have the answers in the shape of a vision board. It’s hard to tell the difference between being helpful and seeming like toxic positive privileged butthole. We all have the power of the mind, and if we can imagine it, it might be worth a go.

      Are you still only 75% sure? 😉

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  6. Oooooh you have a podcast! I’m excited, I love listening to podcasts while I do things around the house/ walk the dog/ make dinner. It makes otherwise drab chores become fun.

    Never have I ever…made a vision board! But perhaps I should. I’ve been feeling a bit directionless over the past little while, this might be a good idea for me.

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    1. I’m so glad you’re excited about my podcast! However, go into it with a low bar, HA! I’m learning as I go, but I’m having a lot of fun doing it. My reader friends have been so sweet and encouraging about it.

      Honestly, I can’t believe I’ve made this many vision boards! I’m not usually the kind to do something like this.

      I like the word “directionless.” That describes how I believe many of us are feeling right now. Especially considering all we’ve been through over the last two years.

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  7. I am about to give up ads on Anchor, not because I am not making money but I am having a hell of a time dealing with Stripe Support. When I opened my account I used a different phone number, since then I had to get a new phone with a new number. I was on the phone with support yesterday at 6pm and they said they would update my number and it would be ready in a few hours…13.5 hours later, it hasn’t been fixed. 🤬😕

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      1. Yeah $10, which i am nearly half way there after 6 months (I realize that’s far from spectacular) but it is super frustrating. If they don’t fix it, I will be forced to get Anchor to intervene and cancel my ad account.

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      2. Apparently they don’t seem to give a crap at Stripe. It’s still not fixed. If it’s not fixed by Monday I am pulling the plug on the ad campaign as much as I don’t want to. It makes me suspicious on how legit the payout process is as well. 🤬

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