I first learned of vision boards a few years ago, but I never actually started using them myself until this year. They were discussed briefly in The Secret, and Oprah featured them in her follow-up show, The Secret Behind The Secret. She made headlines with her vision board on election day when she told an NYC radio station that she had been planning for Obama to be elected since February using vision boards:
I was speaking with Michelle [Obama] and Caroline Kennedy and Maria Shriver – we were all doing a big rally out in California. At the end of the rally Michelle Obama said something powerful: "and I want you to leave here and envision Barack Obama taking the oath of office." I created a vision board. I had never had a vision board before. I came home, I got me a board and put Barack Obama’s picture on it and I put a picture of my dress I want to wear to the inauguration.
I have to confess to being a closet skeptic. I believe in science, not magic. But I’ve also been confronted with so many experiences throughout my life that it’s impossible for me not to believe. I’ve seen Law of Attraction in action in my life, in extraordinary ways. But I still always had a disconnect between my left-brain, logical view and my right-brain reality.
Over the past two years, though, I’ve had the pleasure of becoming good friends with John Assaraf, best-selling author of The Answer: Grow Any Business, Achieve Financial Freedom, and Live an Extraordinary Life (among others) and teacher from the movie The Secret. If you saw the film you’ll never forget the story of how John discovered the power of vision boards — and how it started him on a quest that continues to this day. Watch the clip at right as he retells the story to Larry King, or read John’s vision board story in more detail.
For the past 25 years, John has studied quantum physics and neuroscience, and then applied these findings to help people achieve their goals in everyday life. Drawing upon his unique knowledge, John has developed a process that helps people live the life of their dreams — and now he’s sharing it in his newest book, The Complete Vision Board Kit™.
Now anyone can cut out a bunch of pictures and paste them on a piece of posterboard, but will that actually help you manifest those visions in your life?
Yes, actually it will. Even just the act of creating the vision board helps focus your subconscious. Keeping it somewhere where you can see it on a regular basis helps even more.
There’s more to it than just pasting pictures up, however. You must understand how to activate the power of your unconscious brain to draw towards you everything you truly want.
The Complete Vision Board Kit™ fully explains this process. And it’s actually much more than a book: It comes with everything you need to create your own life-changing vision board: a book, a DVD, and a sample vision board. This kit will walk you step-by-step through exactly how to create a vision board AND retrain your brain to actually start believing that you can achieve all your goals and dreams.
John’s work has helped me bridge the gap between science and faith and allowed me to make quantum leaps in the results I’m getting from my personal development practices (I told him The Answer could have been subtitled "Law of Attraction for the Left Brain").
Want to see my vision board? Personally, I’m not a big fan of paper, and I work at my computer 90% of the time, so I’ve created a "virtual vision board", which I have available as a PowerPoint slideshow, and I’ve also set up as my screensaver, so it automatically kicks on after 3 minutes of inactivity, presenting me with these images throughout the day. I’ve saved it to SlideShare and embedded it below:
Do you use vision boards? Tell your vision board story in the comments
below. Feel free to include pictures if you’ve got ’em.