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Monday Facetime. The Board Edition.

Mon, Oct 27, 2008

Monday Facetime

Subtitle: Why yes. I am sporting one of her tank tops. You buy yours yet?

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q2iPZKPXc8A

Feel free to plop on your Vision Board a kickassfreebie for tomorrow.

Eh, actually not.

Let’s just say you can already place that in the *gratitude* column.

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109 Responses to “Monday Facetime. The Board Edition.”

  1. monica says:

    What a cool idea! I have a stagnating bulletin board next to my desk but I think I need to re-purpose it. For a while I had a little posty on my laptop with a few motivational words but eventually I started ignoring it. I like the idea of an ever-evolving board that you can constantly add to. What a story it would tell! I’m going to do this… especially as the silly season approaches, I need as many reminders as I can get to STAY ON TRACK.

  2. Natalia Burleson says:

    Well, as you know I’ve created a motivational wall. I have some boards up and I’ve put my before pictures up and some recent pictures so that I can see the progress I’ve made so far. I bought a pair of jeans in the next smaller size and I have those hanging up on my wall as a reminder that I’m working towards something. I like to look at it. The jeans are there for me to touch. Sometimes I take them off the hanger to look at them and try them on.
    There are some cards from people that are cheering me on. It’s just a way to remind myself visually that I am doing this!

  3. Lance says:

    Awesome idea, MizFit! I don’t have a vision board, per se. I keep things/sayings that are motivational near my computer, but they tend to not be up on a board where I can constantly see them. They get buried on my desk… So, I think the vision board is a very cool idea - it gets this stuff up there where you can see it.

  4. MizFit says:

    This really is something which has changed my life.
    not even in the sense that my vision or gratitude is *different* at all but the having a concrete picture of it (or, if youre me, a smattering of words) truly helps keep me consistently (theres that word again) focused both consciously & SUBCONSCIOUSLY.

    M.

  5. Sagan says:

    I am youtube illiterate apparently. Sighs.

  6. MizFit says:

    for sagan, with love.

    CLICK HERE.

  7. Erica says:

    Love this idea. I think this is something I’d like to do once we get into the new place. I think setting goals or clearly seeing your hopes for the future is important, so I think this is great. BTW totally random, you could pull of a Sarah Palin halloween costume so well!

  8. Denise says:

    Thanks for stopping by my blog. I appreciated your comment and confirmation. So this is your new blog? I’ve had a few minutes to “look around” and I like it!

  9. MizFit says:

    I think this is something I’d like to do once we get into the new place.

    Id lovelovelove to be able to assign EVERYONE to do this in some fashion (for me it needs to be concrete but I guess if youre more computer oriented you could do it on your desktop/have it be your screensaves?) as it is a concept we will be returning to REPEATEDLY.

    as a check in.

    just a heads up (wink).

    M.

  10. Natalia Burleson says:

    Hey Miz,
    What’s “The Secret”? Is that a book that you read? Am I living under a rock? :)

  11. MizFit says:

    hey natalia, now you KNOW Id never cast aspersions about the boulder under which yer living :) ESPECIALLY since I wanted to do a post about the power of positive thinking/the secret and FEARED Id be beating that dead horse we’ve talked about.

    here’s a link CLICK HERE (as Im certain youre not alone) and a longass rambling, full of love & seriously this shit changed my life post is coming…

    Miz.

  12. Natalia Burleson says:

    Oh my gosh, you are just too funny! LOL

  13. Natalia Burleson says:

    But wait, the click here isn’t working….

  14. MizFit says:

    ok.
    I could BS you and say:

    It is the universe not wanting you to know simply my clicking, Natalia.
    Wanting you to explore & discover The Secret (cue onminous yet surprisingly upbeat music).

    HOWEVER

    The Tornado dragged me away before I activated the ‘click here’ (far less exciting huh?).

    I’ll fix when we frolic past my office….

    Miz.

  15. Christy says:

    I love that you post so early in the day. It gives me a chance to read your stuff while I am at work and I have free time. I will have to wait until home to watch the video…cannot load it from the office.

  16. Shosh says:

    Hi Miz and Happy Monday.

    I love your board idea. I too have read The Secret and although I was thankful before after reading it something just clicked. There are so many things that you have to be thankful for in life…

    xoxo
    Shosh

    PS: I have a date on Saturday night :-)

  17. MizFit says:

    WHATEVER, Shosh.
    I already KNEW that.

    Didn’t you catch a glimpse of the photo of you & mister Jewish wonderful walking hand in hand plastered on my Vision board??

    (Seriously how CREEPYFUNNY would that have been….and you know this virtualyenta wants deets when it’s over.)

    M.

  18. Liz Rosenbaum says:

    I started a vision board last January and I know they do work in actualizing your dreams or your goals. It’s like they brainwash you into doing that which you want. For example: I started my process to get certified as a personal trainer in January. I posted on my vision board that on May 1st, 2008 I would be certified and helping others achieve health. I saw this everyday, several times a day. In my awareness thinking, I didn’t put a lot of pressure on the actual date I had posted… I just thought I’d take the test when I was ready. Well, life was getting really busy in the springtime and so I scheduled my exam based on a day that I was able to arrange babysitters and carpools so I could drive two hours away to take it. I passed the test that day, got home and stopped in my tracks when I had glanced at my vision board. I didn’t even realize it at the time, but the day I took my exam and passed the test was May 1st 2008 - and I already had two clients lined up and ready to go. It was then that I realized that YES vision boards really do work!

  19. Linda/Hughsmom says:

    should i declutter my whole space before I add what could become potential clutter? I like the gratitude thing. Must consider. Hmmmm…I sense a project coming for school. Ohhhh-wheels spinning…Hmmm.

    I like the idea.

    And…ummm….too bad you didn’t let us get a GOOD look at yours. *hint*

  20. MizFit says:

    liz? So agree. For me I think it was as simple as BEFORE I merely did mission statements which I spent a lot of time CRAFTING but then shoved in a drawer.

    The board helps me to (brace yourself….I know.) consistently be sending the same I’M WORKING TOWARD/I’M GRATEFUL FOR messages out into the world.

    And Linda? You make a good point about sharing my Vision board.

    I didn’t want to show the crammedwithPHOTOS Gratitude board but the Vision I could share.

    I’ll do that when I post more about The Law of Attraction.

    M.

  21. Marc Feel Good Eating says:

    Law of attraction……..can’t wait, can’t get enough of reading it, hearing it,…..experiencing it ;-)

    Great post/video as ever Miz!

    Have a great day.

    Marc

  22. Annette says:

    I don’t have one but I really love the concept! I am afraid I wouldn’t be able to fit all of my stuff on a small board! I have a great place in my room for a board or two. I think this sounds like a great fall project and maybe something inspirational for my 6 month mark of being healthy : )

  23. Fit Bottomed Girls says:

    I have a dream board, but I haven’t updated it since last January! Ack! Looks like I need to do that. Plus, I want to reflect on some of the dreams that I have reached!

    Heck, I can add them on my gratitude board!

  24. MizFit says:

    I always ponder that, FBG!

    And for some reason even when achieved I leave my goals on the VISION and dont shift them over…now Im going to ponder specifically WHY.

    it would NEVER (wink) be that I lead a fearbased life and think if I move em to Gratitude it’s magical thinking and they could vanish?

    For me the Gratitude board is more people & experiences.

    trips Ive taken, those who impact my life (yep, I have a snipped of a MizFit Bracelet on there for ALL OF YOU)….that kind of thing.

    all so personal.

    M.

  25. Stuperb says:

    Yes! I do this! I had mine in my kitchen for a while - Obama sticker, coded notes to myself, pictures that represented goals - but I, like you, didn’t necessarily need/want it to be a conversation-starter.

    Now I have a photoshop file I update a lot, and make the image the background on my computer - which if you know me means I see it 98.4123 times a day :)

    Shelley

  26. The Bag Lady says:

    What a great idea. I’m off to town today, so will pick up a couple of boards to re-organize my vision. Ummm…that didn’t come out right….

  27. mara says:

    I need to get me one of those tops your arms look great (now only if I can get mine to look like that!).

    Mara
    http://24stepstogo.blogspot.com/

  28. MizFit says:

    mara? It’s all the shirt.

    You know, the ole ‘the more charitable a garment the better you feel wearing it the better you feel wearing it the more comfy you are in your skinsuit’ (as we call it up in herre)

    All clothing should have a charitable bent, huh?

    Miz.

  29. Leah J. Utas says:

    I use self-hypnosis suggestions, meditation, visualization and the like when it’s time for me to change something and I usually add in requests during my morning prayer cycle.

  30. Sagan says:

    Hurray and thank you! I would be so sad to miss a video.

    Love the stress on the positive. This is such a good idea! Your boards look great. I need to set some time aside this week and make a board for myself.

    I guess in a way I sort of do this in a different fashion- simply by keeping momentos and photos and inspiring books etc in plain view. One thing I have is a collection, of sorts, of maps, which I hang on my walls- it reminds me how much I love to travel and adventure and how big the world is! I also have a quotes book which I like to write down any quotes that I hear (LOVE words).

  31. allie says:

    THANK YOU THANK YOU.
    I love words and always save quotes but think I need something new and this is it!

    thank you MIZ!!!!

  32. Dr. J says:

    That was really nice! I borrowed the link you left Sagan! I’m not youtube illiterate, but some days my computer is :-)

  33. carly says:

    what a great idea! I think I need to start one today. It would be a great reminder of what is important and what is not and maybe it would help me weed out the non essential stuff. thanks for the tip.

  34. suzanne says:

    I think it’s a great idea to put all ideas and dreams in one place that you can see ;) Since i do have a peg board next to the comp i need to start one!!

  35. Rachel says:

    Very cool. Yes I have something like that in my office- but I hadn’t called it a gratitude board- more like a goal board. Need to rethink it and work on it somemore. All my goals are shifting and not sure where to focus…

  36. Lori says:

    I’m a big list maker for goals, tedious and humdrum daily stuff, as well as other goals like weight, financial, home improvements.

    Maybe I could make them more ‘fun’ with pictures or something.

    For me - I love being able to cross things off a list as the goal is reached. Then I can look at it over time and actually see progress those times when I feel like I am spinning my wheels.

  37. MizFit says:

    you know, I think I’d started to avoid the lists because I so rarely checked off (the biggies I mean…achieve fiscal responsibility type things) so I switched to the Vision board.

    I’m not one to slap up there a photo of the car I want—but many people DO & think it helps.

    That said, I do have a ‘doctored’ oatmeal box on mine.

    Complete with jacked up protein (25 grams!) & MizFit caricature emblazoned on side…

    Can’t hurt right?

    M.

  38. charlotte says:

    Love the positivity! I think it is so important to remember to be grateful. I don’t have a board but I do keep a gratitude journal that I write in every day. I’m also a total goal-setter but I just type them into my computer and don’t look at them every day. I think I’m a little afraid of my own potential! Perhaps if I put it in pictorial form on a board it would be less intimidating?? I must try it! I bet my kids wuold love doing this too.

  39. Lisa says:

    i really do have to get around to making one of those boards!!!

    thanks for the reminder:)

  40. tokaiangel says:

    I love this idea. I have been meaning to get my digital photos printed out and make a collage to go on the wall of family and friends as a kind of gratitude board. I’ve been meaning to do this for ages - I WILL do it before the year is out!

    I think a vision board would be useful for me as my career and goals are so nebulous, and I often feel unfocussed. I’ve avoided doing it so far I suspect because I’m scared that I have no direction in life. I know this sounds backwards but there’s my hurdle!

    TA x

  41. Lynn C says:

    That’s a cool idea… I’ve seen this before, but I really haven’t gotten into it much…

    I keep wondering if a vision book might be ok, since honestly, I haven’t got a single inch of spare wall space anywhere in my house that I can see regularly, except maybe in the bathroom, and that would just be a bit weird.

    I like to keep notebooks in front of my desk, usually with a quirky cute cover (right now “I have Rules For Swashbuckling: #1, Jump off things and laugh!” and “Cthulu for President, Why Chose the lesser of Two Evils?”) where I keep my to-do lists, shopping lists, recipes, people’s addresses and phone numbers, etc.

    Anyway, I’ll think about this idea for a bit… maybe there’s something I can do here. (Flylady wants me to keep a focus book, too… so, you know, when a bunch of my favorite people start recommending the same thing, I really have to see about getting started!)

  42. m says:

    Hope you had an awesome weekend!

  43. MizFit says:

    I like the notion of a book as it is all so personal….what medium YOU respond to.

    And TA? Not sure what it says that your comment makes *total* sense to me.

    For as daunting as it was to try and capture my Visions on a board (“what if I’ve got nothing??”) it was powerfully crystalizing for me.

    Helped me to realize how much focus I had and was entirely unaware of.

    M

  44. Alexia says:

    I’m not a big Secret fan, but there are some key things that do work and this is one! Got one in my planner so I see it daily. One of the first blog posts I did on my blog, it’s so key for me!

  45. MizFit says:

    alexia I’d love more details.

    I’m with you in that I adore snippets (this. the visualizing events -athletic and non-before they happen as a way to encourage/cement success) and leave what doesn’t ring true (for me) behind.

    M.

  46. Stuperb says:

    “I’m not one to slap up there a photo of the car I want—but many people DO & think it helps.”

    GUILTY!

    Actually, it does make me feel a little guilty that I have it on there, but I do. Just have to counteract it with loftier goals like “self-actualize!”

    :)

  47. Anya says:

    Thank you for the kick in the butt. I also have these boards but overtime I’ve stuck random things on them (aka jury duty summons) in an effort to clean off my desk but NOT file. Definitely time to freshen them up.

    OOOOH NO! GET THE JURY SUMMONS OFF THERE STAT! We (the royal) dont wanna keep em summons’ing!!

  48. christy says:

    I already do this and didnt know it had a name/
    I think I maybe heard about it from oprah? (is that right?)
    you need to be on her show as you motivated me to get back to doing it!!
    I havent updated my board in a long time.

    christy

  49. Tricia2 says:

    I have a 3 subject composition notebook that I write goals & lists in one subject, workout plans and daily menus in another subject, and the details of goals (schools to look at, blog post ideas, ideas for places I want to live - close to lots of parks for the doggy I want, etc).

    I also have a “gratitude box”, where I keep letters from loved ones, pieces of fabric, pictures, and an index card with dates and notes.

    That said, BK just hung a bunch of stuff he likes on the walls, so I’m going to make him take me to get bulletin boards for the bedroom so I can do boards as well.

  50. MizFit says:

    Stuperb? that made me laugh.

    and step back and think that, perhaps, I can roll high & mighty about the cars since IM NOT INTO CARS :)

    I need to think about what material stuff Im currently coveting as Im confident there’s something Id wanna slap up there.

    coming soon….in our Law of Attraction Facetime…a discussion of asking for things from the SHALLOWS versus our CORE OF PEACE.

    whether it’s your ‘thing’ or not (and, quite frankly, I go back and forth!) it’s interesting stuff.

    Miz, who is OFF & OUT for a bit as she hath lured the Ren Man back home/into taking the morning off & they’re focusing on the State of Their Union. I highly recommend it (wink)

  51. Hannah says:

    Looooove it! I realized that I kinda do this with a side of my fridge- lots of quotes and a few pictures that I have been moved by are stuck here and there. I am in the kitchen all the time, so find myself re-reading them all. But I like the idea of making a board and having it have that sole purpose.

    I also have an art journal that has turned into a visual/written epiphany spot for me. It feels more private for sure, but has thoughts that I would love my girls to read when they are older etc.

  52. sassy stephanie says:

    Oh I’m just so lazy. Maybe I can “make” one of these in my head.

  53. debby says:

    I am a journaler. Journal frequently about what I am thankful to God for. Journal sometimes about what my vision is, ideas I have. But I like the idea of having something visual, something I see every day. I am afraid this might become one more project in a life already too full of projects. Gonna think about this a little (but I really want to run to WalMart and get me a couple of boards!)

  54. MizFit says:

    waiting for the Ren Man to come home (I know. TMI. but I think it’s important we all learn a little about the MIZ behind the FIT, yes? no? oh. ok.)

    so I have time to respond to this:

    Oh I’m just so lazy. Maybe I can “make” one of these in my head.

    with an DO NOT MAKE ME GIT IN THE CAR, S.S., DRIVE TO YER DOMICILE AND MOTIVATE THE LAZY OUT OF YOU.

    that is all.

    M., who is now duly intrigued by the notion of a FRIDGE BOARD. take that idea and run (rimshot!) with it hannah!

  55. MizFit says:

    debby? you were typing while I was…and I urge you to listen to your gut.

    perhaps you, as I think we all do, should carry your boards around with you *inside your head* until you have that moment of I NEED TO GET THIS STUFF OUT AND TANGIBLE or I HAVE TIME NOW. IM READY.

    M.

  56. FatFighterTV says:

    I love both boards and I am now putting both on my “to do” list…

    Thanks for the inspiration!

  57. WeightingGame says:

    gah! I’m pretty much the only person in the world who has not yet read The Secret (I did, however, read your recommended book, Bitter is the New Black and LOVED it!) I feel like every time I hear someone explain the Secret’s philosophy, it sounds like something I already inherently believe and maybe that is keeping me from picking the book up. Like, I already know that. But then again, I didn’t write a multimillion dollar Oprah book so I could prolly stand to take a gander.

  58. kikimonster says:

    How funny…. I’m reading the Secret right now after watching Oprah talk about the vision boards, and it’s something that I want to do.

  59. SeaBreeze says:

    Great post, Miz. I have a collage of motivation in a ghetto-college-esq style “tape image/word/item” to wall, repeat as desired, preferably overlap. :p

    I haven’t read the secret yet, but its somewhere on the to do list after work, coaching, training, and school.

  60. Tim Rosanelli says:

    I don’t have a vision board although I thought making one before, but for years, I’ve worked off of written goals with a plan.

    This year, I started carrying a moleskin notebook around with me (I put my debit card and id in the back pouch to insure that I carry it with me everywhere). In the back, I write all of my goals for the year with my plan. Every month, I create a chart of my monthly tasks and every week, I write To Do list in-line with my goals. I have accomplished and exceeded most of my goals this year.

    I was thinking of adding the vision board idea by pasting pictures into the goal section of my journal. That way, I have it on me all of the time.

    What do you think?

  61. Ann says:

    It’s so funny that you posted this - I’ve been curious ever since you mentioned the vision boards several weeks ago, and over the weekend I did my own research on them! I plan to do one soon, I think the process will be really enjoyable.

    I think I would want to either do a vision book (with each page a different area of my life) or at least keep it someplace way out of the main traffic flow…it just seems so private. I understand you not putting them out there for us to peruse! Thanks for the great post!

  62. kathy says:

    I love this and would love to see not your board with everything on it maybe but a general idea of how you put it together?

    that would help me.

    THANKS MizFit!
    love this post!!

  63. bobbi says:

    how funny, I have a board above my desk in my office that I have collected all the wonerful letters that the hubby has given me, and some other special things. Recently I decided to clear it off because it was becoming a little overcrouded and I wanted a more clean and collective board of things. I never thought of it as a vision board but I guess that’s what it is. I have all my metals hanging from it(well most of them), race flyers, a list of goals, and pictures that make me challanged and some that make me just LAUGH! I call it my creative collection of crap:) Well not really but I am the only one who thinks all the stuff on it is worth more the any dollar can buy!

  64. tfh says:

    I’m so disorganized. I’m also not a very visual person. But I’m so very drawn to this idea. Along with meditating and NaNoWriMo this goes on my list of worthwhile assignments for November.

  65. marcy says:

    Killer idea chica!! Love, love, love it ;D

  66. Susan says:

    I’m actually getting a new bulletin board for the holidays from my sister (a nice fancy one for my office), and this was exactly what I had planned for it!!! Wow, such an incredibly timely posting!!!

    I’m uber-visual and have my bootcamp photo’s all over my apartment, along with pictures and quotes that keep me motivated (including a picture of Jillian Michaels that I keep on my refrigerator with text that states, “These abs don’t come for free Susan! What are you planning to do when you open this door!!?).

    Susan
    http://www.catapultfitnessblog.com

  67. MizFit says:

    peeking in for a moment.

    love this, Tim:

    I was thinking of adding the vision board idea by pasting pictures into the goal section of my journal. That way, I have it on me all of the time.

    when I was a life coach one of my clients was more into music than anything else. for her we worked on compiling a MUSICAL VISION BOARD.
    her own Vision board PLAYLIST type thing.

    it’s all what you respond to.

    M.

  68. runjess says:

    I do not have a Vision Board (yet) but love the idea. As for the Gratitude Board, I have a photo collage of friends and family that I’ve never called a “Gratitude Board,” but they are what I am most grateful for, so in essence I guess that’s what my collage is.

  69. chris says:

    I have a mind board, does that work? My wife and I have always practiced visualizing goals, dreams, happiness, etc…so when the Secret came along, we weren’t really blown away. One thing I can say is that you do create your own reality…

  70. Conny says:

    Ever since you mentioned having a vision board the idea has been rolling around in my mind, like small ocean waves lapping at the shore. Yesterday I began going through the stacks of magazines that had piled up, and snipped out all the pictures and words. I began to notice a trend in the pictures I chose, kind of pointing my feet in the right direction. I realized I am more focused than I first thought. I already feel happier.

    Excess magazines to the recycling bin. I’m off to the store for glue and a poster board! Thanks.

  71. seekatyrun says:

    I’ve been meaning to do this but just haven’t. I have an awesome board to use and by then end of the day today will have done SOMETHING with it……..

  72. MizFit says:

    or, seekatyrun, maybe spend today VISUALIZING yer Vision board.

    Really.

    M.

  73. Cammy says:

    I have a variation of the vision board. Instead of keeping it all in one place, I have it spread around my offices (work and home.) Anywhere I can see is fair game. Here at work, I have various quotes and affirmations (“Life isn’t about finding yourself; life is about creating yourself” is one, for example) and visual cues (a copy of my blood pressure medication prescription with a red slash through it). My desk is U-shaped, and I like having reminders anywhere I turn. :)

  74. Elisa says:

    That’s funny that you bring this up, because I have just decluttered my cork bulletin board and was getting read to make a wish/vision board for myself. making lists is often counterproductive and overwhelming , while visuals are inspiring. Thank you for reminding me to get on this!

  75. Marste says:

    Oh, I love these. Only, I didn’t like having mine out where just anyone could see them. So now I paste them on printer paper, put the printer paper into page protectors and put the pages into binders! I have different ones for different things. I call them my Dream Journals, and I leaf through them when I need inspiration, or when I just want to see something happy.

    And one of the best things is that I get to keep them TOTALLY private! :D

    (*Bragging alert* That guy in The Secret? Beckwith? The African-American dude with the dreads? HE’S MY PASTOR. *jumps up and down* I know, I know! HOW COOL IS THAT??? Um . . . but I must confess . . . I hated The Secret. Yeah. It just seemed overly materialistic: “Harness the power of God and get cool stuff!” I couldn’t help feeling like it kind of missed the point. Fortunately Rev. Michael addressed that in a sermon just after the movie came out. Whew. *End bragging*)

  76. MizFit says:

    marste? wow.

    I really like him. VERY COOL.

    M.

  77. POD says:

    Would I look as good as you in one of her free tank tops?

    I think ‘the secret’ is more about about intangibles than tangibles — more spirit-chu. Last week I asked for Free Money but was not specific and got some stupid thing in Facebook to become a (fake) facebook billionaire. So that took care of the free money. But I *did* ask for a free couch and got not only a free couch but a beautiful matching chair to go with.
    Then I thought I’d test it more by asking for Optimal Health. So I’m doing it!
    Oh, maybe I should ask for the Tank top?

  78. POD says:

    I meant ‘spirit -chul’ not spirit-chu.
    Unless you like the chu part.
    Go for it.

  79. katrina says:

    LOL@POD.

    I guess we do need to be specific with our Vision board!

  80. Reb says:

    Maybe the first thing on my vision board should be a clean desk & washed walls? I wish I was kidding. It sounds like a great idea though!

  81. Vered - MomGrind says:

    I think this is a wonderful idea.

    I do it mentally but I think having something tangible would probably work even better.

  82. Mr. Meltdown says:

    Hi Mizfit,

    Very positive video inspiring words from a very positive person! Thanks for stopping by my blog this morning and for the kind words! I don’t have a gratitude board, but looking in the mirror keeps me on track. :) I love your blog keep up the great work!

    Best Regards,

    Mr. Meltdwon

  83. Amanda says:

    This? This I can do.

    Will do.

    And have major fun doing it!

    (Thanks for the, um, inspiration. :-P )

  84. T says:

    i have a now-contact paper-covered piece of baby poster board i covered with motivational photos and words for hockey in college, but i’m not sure if it ever really, TRULY worked for me (i put more into that team than i ever got back).

    still, not a bad idea to try once again.

    and re: the twitters. candy corn? my addiction.

  85. Giyen says:

    We must be on the same wave length today. I just wrote a post about how I joined 43 Things to help keep track of my goals. I love vision boards and I made a ‘digital’ one that I look at on my website.

    I love the Gratitude Board idea - it’s on the to do list.

  86. Madison (FollowMyWeigh) says:

    i do not have one (yet). seriously very cool though! i think it would be a very good thing for me…i’m easily distracted of things i want to remember for my life.

    thanks for the comment today! made me lol =D!!

    why do you call your toddler “tornado”? sorry if this info is imbedded in your blog. i’m guessing, because she is a cute troublemaker who likes getting into things??? i love the name though, it reminds me of “boo” from Monsters, Inc. =P

  87. MizFit says:


    madison:

    why do you call your toddler “tornado”?

    no need to explain—may I invite you to spend the day with us? we have mommy & m spanish at 10 (the PERFECT time to catch her tornado’ness in action!!).

    :)

    yep, because she’s a whirlwind.

    allthetime.

    Miz.

  88. ttfn300 says:

    ooh, sorry i’m a bit behind miz, but i love it! i’ll work on it :) slightly different I just posted all my bib numbers from races (5k, 10miler, half, sprint tri’s) in a corner of my room to remind myself how far I’ve come and that I can really do this (motivtion’s been tough lately as i didn’t get to race at all this summer i felt i had nothing to work for…). anyways, i want a better close up ;-) love things that make you feel positive… i’ll put my brain cap on. that is, when i wake up.

  89. Valerie says:

    Catching up here, slowly…

    I started my Board just a few weeks ago, totally inspired by yours, and I can’t say enough about it. There’s still LOTS of space on mine - it’s on the wall in my office, because that’s where I seem to spend the most time - but every thing on it has a very special meaning.

    For me it’s, so far, been about reminding myself of how blessed I am, for those times when I feel cranky/depressed /put upon/frustrated with life. As in, every day. :-) But there are also some quotes on mine that fall more into the “vision” category - like your “worry is praying for something you don’t want”, for instance, and I have a Bill of Assertive Rights on there that my therapist gave me years ago.

    I am going to spend some time thinking today about some other things I could put on in the “vision” category, or maybe I will do a separate board the way you’ve done. I do love the emphasis on everything being something that will inspire a positive reaction, though.

    I think it’s an amazing concept and I must now admit to not having read “The Secret”. :-( I’m always WAY behind the times…but it’s on my “must-read” list, as of today.

    V.

  90. MizFit says:

    ttfn300? I LOVE the bib numbers idea.
    I actually have saved my numbers from bodybuilding shows Ive done and it never occurred to me to plop them on one of my boards.

    and Valerie? I always look forward to your input.
    no need to read the secret. you’re living it. already.

    M.

  91. Angie says:

    Yes, I have a vision board. I actually started using vision boards when I first started a home business back in 2001. But it wasn’t until 2005 when I started my new healthy lifestyle that I use it for that. My current vision board has both personal and business stuff on it. It’s located in my home office so I see it constantly throughout the day.

  92. Kara from MamaSweat says:

    the vision board had been on my to-do list for some time, but two weeks ago I finally started it. First thing that went up was a “mock” cover of the book that is currently being shopped by an agent. The NEXT week my agent says she has a publisher who wants to see the whole manuscript. Coincidence? Maybe, but I have a whole lotto respect for that vision board now. My daughter Kendall drew me a “way to go” mom card: Me, with my book and a trophy with ice cubes in it (don’t know either and didn’t ask)-that’s now up on the vision board, too. Don’t yet know what this publisher thinks of the book… but I think i may just go put their name on the vision board… hey yah! That’s what I’ll do! Anyway, Mizfit, thanks for the inspiration. You definitely helped prod me in doing that (plus all the Olympic medalists that said they used one, too:-)

  93. Joyce Schwarz says:

    Very cool — if you’d like a review copy of my book “THE VISION BOARD by Joyce Schwarz Harper Collins Publishing, Collins Design, 10/28/08 pub date- email me and I’m glad to send you one. It really complements your video and your blog & moe. Chapter 7 is on wealth and wellness with health being the highest form of wealth! js.

  94. RooBabs says:

    I have a sort-of vision board. It’s a bunch of stuff that I keep taping to the bookmark in my day planner- it’s getting pretty hefty. I have several quotes that are inspiring, as well as my “Secret statement” (I am so happy and grateful that I am…). It also has several weight-loss success stories with pictures, that motivate me to keep going, and that help me to believe I really can be more fit (this includes a picture of Kelly Ripa- from a recent Shape magazine- with superstar abs- with my face pasted on).

    I also have a separate page of just quotes, and another whole page of things that I want in my life (more Secret stuff). I checked my Secret page recently, and realized that 2 things have already come to pass, so I checked them off!

    I am visually stimulated, so it really helps to have those reminders there all the time.

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  98. Nikki says:

    This is a GREAT idea!
    Not sure how to start or what to put on my board, though. I’m in a life transition sort of…not sure what my goals or visions are??
    Any helpful tips on how to start…for someone who isn’t sure of what her future path will consist of??
    Nikki
    bntharkonen@telus.net

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