It’s goal setting time! For a few years now, we at MVP insurance have been using vision boards for our goals, not only for the company but for us as individuals. We think setting goals is crucial to business and personal success.
Sure, you can write out a list of goals you want to accomplish within the next year or even long term, but what’s the fun in that? This is why we create vision boards! They are eye-catching, allow you to see your own journey as you mark off each goal, and let’s be honest—it’s hard to misplace, so there is no “I lost my goal list” excuse!
Creating a vision board is a process, but it’s a lot of fun.
There are seven essential parts to everyone’s life that we should be setting goals for every year—parts that shape us and can drive us toward a better self. Here’s how you can make your own vision board!
1. Personal finance
This section is all about your personal finances and how you want that to be in better shape than you have it now.
When you look at your bank account, what number do you want to see? What number do you want to see in your savings account, investing account, kid’s college fund account? What credit score do you want to have?
Healthy relationships and friendships are essential to life. How would you like the relationships in your family to be better? Spend more time with your parents or siblings, or schedule a regular date night with your spouse. Do you need to mend a broken relationship?
Whatever it is, make it a goal!
3. Personal development
Ask yourself what will help you grow as a person. What do you do outside of work? Outside of spending time with your family? Recreational activities? Books? Hobbies? What do you do for fun? What are some things that you can personally do that make you better?
Think about different areas in your life in which you can grow.
Being physically healthy goes hand-in-hand with getting things done at work. Being healthy keeps your mind sharp and focused.
How do you want your physical body to look? How do you want to feel? Do you want to run a 5K or do a marathon?
5. Work goals
In your current career, think about what you want to achieve in the upcoming year. Sales, commissions, clients? Looking at this day next year, what does your business look like?
Maybe, it’s a specific client or person you want to connect with. Be specific!!
6. Future goals (five years from now)
Where do you see yourself in five years? Look at the goals you are setting, and then think five years from now. Are those same goals bigger? Scarier? How have those goals changed?
Think about the long-term goals you want to achieve.
7. Daily habits
What daily habits can you implement or fix or change that can help you reach the goals above? Maybe it’s writing down daily goals, staying consistent, or taking it one day at a time.
What is ONE thing you can do that will help you beat these goals? Don’t think too big or unrealistically. Even the smallest change in your daily habits can make a huge difference over the long run.
Read 1-7 slowly and spend time thinking about each one. What goals can you set for yourself that will help you move in the direction you want? Think about your “why.” How does it go hand-in-hand with these goals?
Take notes on each one of these. Then, find some pictures or words to print, cut out magazines, or draw something that will help you visualize what your life will look like if you achieve these goals. With each goal you achieve from your vision board, you can literally see them being checked off the list!