On a recent Sunday afternoon, I gathered a group of close friends and fellow visionaries who are all living the dream. While we are grateful for what we have, we all want more. Who doesn’t? I’m not talking about more on a monetary basis (although I’m sure none of us would mind a little boost in the Benjamins); I’m talking about more happiness and more growth–emotionally, spiritually, physically, etc.
I’ve read enough research and gone to enough therapy sessions to know how powerful putting pen to paper can be. That’s why I thought creating a vision board would be a fun and productive way to spend an afternoon with my friends. The premise is simple: creating a board of your best life forces you to clarify and define your aspirations, goals, and dreams. Once it’s written down, it helps you hold yourself accountable and motivates you to work toward that goal, inevitably making it happen.
Cheers to living your best life and knowing you are never too old to dream. As author Paulo Coelho said, “People are capable at any time in their lives, of doing what they dream of.”
If you’re planning a vision board party, here are a few recommendations:
As a host, I supplied:
- poster board
- pens and colored pencils
- glue sticks
- drinks (My choice was sparkling wine, but to each their own!)
- light snacks (I provided vegan cupcakes from Sprinkles and crudités with hummus)
- party favors included these Affirmation Cards from a books & stationery company based in Venice, California called KnockKnock
I asked guests to bring:
- A pair of scissors
- A couple of magazines
- Personal pictures they may want to add
- Prior to the event: Ask them to think about their dreams, goals, things they want to manifest (travel, career path, home, family… anything they want in this lifetime)
I encouraged everyone to leave room on their board in case things came up in the following weeks and told them put it somewhere they could see daily or take a picture on their phone and make it their screen saver.
Can’t wait to have another party in a few months to see how things have evolved and progressed!
Of course there was a mention about the party on KTLA… while entertainment anchor, Sam Ruben poked fun at the event, Kacey and I got him back the next day:
Oh goodness… after Sam Rubin shared my acroyoga and pics from this weekend's Vision Board Party on-air KTLA 5 Morning News Kacey Montoya and I couldn't help ourselves. We made one for him as well 🙈👍😬 Are you LOL after this or what?
Posted by Liberté Chan – KTLA 5 on Tuesday, March 28, 2017