Who do you want to be?
Have you ever thought about this question?
It’s been top of my mind lately, so today I am going to introduce you to a concept called the Vision “Me” Board. You can watch the video below.
You probably have heard of a vision board. If you haven’t, a vision board is designed to inspire you. You take pictures of things you want for your life, put them on a poster board and put it somewhere you can see it so that it triggers your mind to do actions that move you toward the pictures on that board. It is a practice that a lot of really successful people have.
I have always had a vision for my life and company, but until recently, I had never created a vision board. Watching the excitement my clients had as they were getting crossing things off of their vision boards was exciting for me. They were getting the results that they envisioned…
I decided to take a stab at it and I created my own.
This brought a really important “aha” moment. As I looked at my board and my client’s vision boards I realized there was a gap between being the person that we all needed to be in order to get the things we wanted in life.
An example in my life is, one of the things I want is to be more relaxed and at peace. I want to be able to travel with friends and family, not just for work.
I realized that in order for me to get those things for myself, I need to fundamentally shift who I am as a person. One of my flaws is that I tend to panic or be paranoid, and that draws me away from some of the goals that I have set.
I would guess some of that resonates with you, and when I talked with my clients about their vision boards I saw the same trend: they needed to shift a little bit in who they wanted to be.
If you have completed your vision board: I want you to think about adding components to create the Vision “Me” Board.
Our identity creates our habits, our habits create our actions, and our actions create the results that reinforce our identity. If we want to change our results, we also need to check in on our identity.
We need to start asking ourselves, “Who do I want to be?”
Here is how we can do that:
1.Brainstorm people you admire and connect with.
2.Write down the traits/characteristics/skills
3.Find a picture representation of those traits/characteristics/skills
Let’s say you want to be more confident. Put up a picture of someone who has the confidence that you respect and admire. If you want to be more strategic, put up a picture of a flow chart. Or a happy face emoji if you want to be more joyful. If you want to be more resilient, put a quote up there. Anything to keep you focused and inspired on the person you want to be.
The person you want to be is going to create a business and a life in which you get the things that you want.
These are just versions of yourself that you need to unlock. In some cases, you may put up things that are already you and you just want to be more of that. Like I am fun, I just want to be more of that. I am focused, but I want to be more focused.
It isn’t about changing who you are; it’s about understanding which characteristics I need to magnify or shift a little bit in order to get the things that I want.
Consistently ask yourself if you are getting closer to who you want to be on a daily basis. We are always “becoming” someone. So let’s get really intentional on becoming who it is that we want to be.
It’s okay if you backslide a little bit on occasion. Just recommit, it’s a new day, and keep working toward that.
I hope this was an encouragement to you today. <3
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