During the workshop, we did a couple of activities where we first filled out a worksheet and ranked how we felt about certain aspects of our lives, such as our finances, career, appearance, etc. We were required to rate them on a scale from 1 to 5, with 5 being the highest and whatever the number was we chose we had to explain what that particular part of our lives would look like it if were a “5.” Andrea also had us to close our eyes and visualize our idea of a perfect day. This was the part of the workshop that got kind of emotional for some of us, including me. It really amazed me how this exercise truly made me see exactly how I want my life to be and it was so clear it was almost scary.
Once we were done with the exercises we begin to work on our vision boards. What I loved most about this part of the workshop was the fact that Andrea taught us how to arrange our visions on our vision board. She said it was very important that how we arranged them because it would make a difference in how we reacted to what we were seeing everyday. For example, she told us about one young lady that attended her workshop a few years ago and that she put the phrase “I am not FAT” on her board. Now I would think that was a very positive thing to say, but after Andrea explained the negativity in that statement it all made sense. All the lady was focusing on was the word “FAT.”
Another interesting thing that happened during this workshop is that Andrea told us about the vision board she created back in 2007. On the vision board was her dream car, which was a 2007 Lexus ES400 (if I’m not mistaken). She talked about how she had driven around this old car for years and finally decided to purchase a new car for her birthday. To her surprise, she purchased the exact car on her vision board from 2007 and didn’t realize it until she spoke to her accountability partner. Now that’s POWERFUL.
I said all that to say, I too have started on my vision board and am going to continue to update mine as the year goes along. There are some things that I am currently missing on there because I couldn’t find the pictures or phrases in the magazines I had at the time, but I am definitely going to complete it. I am so excited about this new chapter in my life and am thankful that I had the opportunity to share it with such go-getting, positive women.
Check out the pictures below of the different visions from the workshop:
My vision board after the class.