Hi! It’s Elyse from Synoply, your synopsis of everything to do with the video. Welcome back to part 3 of this miniseries on goal-setting. I hope that you enjoyed part 1 & 2. Part 1 obviously was doing your ideal day and part 2 was riding at your goals. Now, for part 3 which is absolutely my favourite step in the whole process and it’s all about creating a vision board.

One of the biggest problems with goal-setting is a lot of the time, you don’t have your goals always in front of you and it’s a bit hard to have like just a long list of goals written somewhere for you to check each day and so what I love to do instead is to create a visual representation of my goals and hang it somewhere like the back of my door and I also put it in quite a few other places which I’ll tell you about at the end. There is something so motivating about seeing this beautiful collage every single day and just getting a little glimpse here and there of different little things.

I’ve been doing vision boards it seems back in high school. Back in the day, I used to do them in a very different process that I do now. I had a lot more time back then and so what I used to do was to actually print out photos, cut them all up and then create a physical college which I’m might put in a photo of one of my collages from a few years ago.

Nowadays, I need a much more efficient process of doing it. What I actually have is a deck of PowerPoint slides and I have a slide for each section of my life. What I then do is find different photos that I’ve taken throughout the years and copy and paste them into the PowerPoint. I love to use real photos as much as possible and photos from my own life. There’s something about using your own photo that I think it’s got much more of a connection to your life and say using someone else’s photo or photo from a magazine. Now of course if you’ve never been to Tahiti and you want to go to Tahiti, you probably need to put a photo of Tahiti there, but you may want to put a photo of you sitting on a plane or walking through an airport and different times where you’ve travelled in the past and make that a part of your college.

The great thing about doing it this way is that instead of starting from scratch every single year, I actually just saved a new version of my PowerPoint presentation because there could be maybe 50% or more of those photos that I want to continue using. Instead of starting from scratch, I have my PowerPoint and I might just delete some old photos that aren’t really relevant anymore and I might just want to add some fresh ones in.

In the case that you’ve got a totally new thing happening in your life like for me with Synoply, I ended up creating a totally new board from scratch which takes a little bit more time but now I know for next year I’ve really got the foundation there so it won’t be as time-consuming.

The next step is to print out your slides and then put them onto a big piece of cardboard. Once I have that foundation then I love to go and buy some magazines. I like to buy the Collective Hub. I don’t know if you’ve ever read that before but it’s sort of like an entrepreneurship magazine and they just have really beautiful illustrations, lots of empowering words. Then on top of the photos and everything I’ve recreated, I like to give it like an extra dynamic by putting different words that sort of resonated with me.

Once you have your finished vision board, you definitely want to hang it somewhere that you’re going to see every single day. Don’t put it in the back of the cupboard because that’s useless.

I also have a great hack for you and that’s when I take a photo of my vision board or a scan if depending on how big it is and now I will actually take that photo and I make it the background image on my phone, on my Gmail, on my desktop. Now, if you do have the PowerPoint slides already, I also like to do a desktop montage I think it’s called where it actually flips through all of your different boards and it’s great because the size of like a PowerPoint fits pretty well on your desktop if you do the widescreen version.

I’m sure a couple of you thinking but oh my goodness, I have something embarrassing on my board. Look, if you’re not willing to share your goal around, more than likely you’re probably not going to achieve it. I think the worst thing you can do is sort of keep your goals secret because say, for example, you want to lose weight and you don’t tell your friends and family about it, every time you know you might go oh hey let’s go get dessert or let’s do this whereas if you say to them hey my goal this year is I really want to like cut out sugar. I don’t want to do this. They’ll be aware of it and so there’ll be a little bit more considerate and might say to you hey, aren’t you trying to like cut out sugar? Did you want to go get a smoothie instead or do you want to do this? By telling people your goals, I think it helps the people around you to help you achieve your goals as well.

But obviously, if there are some super private things then maybe just don’t use those images on your desktop, but I definitely recommend having this vision board in as many places as possible so you’re constantly going to be reminded of it.

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