Thursday, November 7, 2013

She Laughs 2014: Vision Board Board Challenge!!


 It's that TIME again! Tis' the season for reflection and goal setting.

Wow! I seriously can't believe last year Distinctive Female had over hundreds of participants worldwide join us for the 2013 Vision Board Challenge! I remember like yesterday I was sitting on my bedroom floor doing my own Vision Board and the sweet Holy Spirit directed me to invite other women. And you Ladies absolutely rocked it! I enjoyed ALL of the pictures you sent, the tweets and Instagram post you tagged me in. What a successful year!
My 2013 Vision Board!

This year the same steps will apply BUT before you get started I would like to encourage all participants, both old and new. To take the moment to sit and reflect on this past year, 2013. I got several emails from women throughout the year who were discouraged because what they put on their vision board was not coming to past. Does that mean it would never come to past? Absolutely  not! That's why reflection is good! So you could ask yourself REAL questions, like 1. Is this God desire/vision for my life or my own desire/vision? 2. What action steps; goals, planning, or S.M.A.R.T goals do I need to set for the things on my Vision Board to come to past? Because seriously, Faith Without Works is Dead! I stress that a lot! Sometimes we wait on God, but sometimes God is waiting on us. There's no time to complain nor be discouraged. Its TIME to put our "feelings" aside and take action towards our goals and let God do the rest! 


This year was a blessed year for me. Like everyone I experience some inevitable setbacks, discouragement and loss. But most of the areas in my vision board came to past! I prayed and fasted before I even started working on my board. I didn't just post from the desires of my heart, even in a area regarding a romantic relationship. At first I was hesitant to put that particular area on there but I did because God moved me to do so, and even that came to pass. Sisters, make sure you are hearing God regarding your future, dreams, goals and vision. I don't want emails telling me Vision Boards don't work. It's simply a tool to keep you focused on your journey, in regards to what God placed on your heart. Placing mansions, Money, cars and men must be purposeful, not for your own delight and desires. BE Careful, and discern!

Once again before getting started I would like to encourage you to sit and reflect. My good friend Ashli Brown over at igetgivegrow.com. Created a goal-setting handout for women! How exciting? She's a powerful woman of God, and also a expert in ALL things branding, social media and marketing! Please Connect with her! PDF file link below!! 
                                
                                                      Click Here for PDF File!

  Let's Get Started!!!


What is a Vision Board? A visual display of all the things you wish to accomplish within the next year or more.

What’s the purpose?  As life gets busy we sometimes push our deepest desires to the back of our To-Do-List! This board will help keep you focus and accountable for ALL the things you desire to accomplish. 

Renew The Vision? If you have already did one in the past I will suggest that you continuously take things you have accomplished off and place new things on. 

What if I don't know the vision or Purpose for my life yet, Can I still make one? 
YES! Do not feel discouraged because God hasn't reveal that aspect of your life yet. Your Vision board doesn't have to consist of specific things if you don't want it to. Below is examples of several types of Vision Boards.

-The “I Know Exactly What I Want” Vision Board 
This board will consist of specifics. For example, if you know what destination of travel you would like to go to this year like, Hawaii you would place a picture of Hawaii. Or if you know you want to spend more time in prayer with God and you would write "1 hr a day with God" or post a picture that represents that!

-The "Opening and Allowing Vision" Board                                                                              Your not sure about what exactly you want but you know God have some great things in store for you. So unlike the specific vision board you know that you desire to do more traveling but you don't know exactly where. So place pictures of remote destinations, airplanes, or places that most represents the climate or culture you would like to experience.


                                                           The Challenge

  1. I believe in the POWER of Sisterhood so I want you to get some girlfriends, buy some snacks, inspirational music, candles and spend a Friday or Saturday night with great laughs. Each of you should get the chance to discuss with your Sisters your deepest desires and purpose in life. Have Fun and NO boys allowed. Also, each person should take turns discussing their goal-setting handout!!  PDF above!
  2. I believe these 5 key areas should be displayed on your board.
    1. Health
    2. Finance
    3. Career
    4. Faith
    5. Travel

        Note: This is your vision board that you would have to look at everyday for the next yr. Although I am making suggestions feel free to add any other specific area that you would like. For myself I added Fashion and Inspiration section to my board. So be creative!


     3. Tools: I am not the most arts & crafty woman in the world LOL so for some of you who may stress a little about the beauty. Relax!!  Don't worry about the beauty of it all. Remember, this is for your eyes only. I’ve seen women paint their vision board, some used markers, and the most popular is magazine cutouts! So DON’T limit yourself!

  • Glue Stick
  • Pencil/Eraser
  • Scissors
  • Lots of Magazines 
  • Sharpie Markers
  • Any size, any color presentation type board
Note: Please fill free to add whatever item to this list. However, I wouldn't advise you to spend a lot of money. It's about the content and creativity!! 

   4. Mission Statement: What is your Mission for this year? At the top/Center/Bottom of your board have a Quote/Scripture/Statement that best describes what your focus for this yr. Mine is “Dream Big. Pray Bold”!

  5. Finally, I want you to skip steps 1-4 and get right to this step immediately. PRAY, ask God to reveal in your Heart the desires & purposes He wants for you. Although we as humans desire a lot of things, its ONLY God plans that will prevail. Proverbs 19:21

One last thing, send pictures to distinctivefemale@gmail.com! I will be posting your Vision Board and your parties between now and January 31st! Don’t wait until the last week of 2013, get started now!! Tell your friends, co-workers, Mom, Aunts, etc! I'am SUPER excited about your Journey!

Happy Growing!!!

Snapshots from 2013 Challenge!


Snap Shots from several different ladies boards!!

MORE COMING SOON...


XOXO



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