Posted by glendashawley
If you completed yesterday’s activity you should now know what you are aiming for. You’ll have a figure that you want to make, a reason for making the money and a deadline by which you want to achieve your goal. Today we’re going to work on making a real commitment to our goal.
Creating the vision.
There is something very powerful about creating the vision of what we are trying to achieve. Imagining ourselves having achieved our goals can be a really powerful motivator. The more real we can make that vision the better. So we’re going to have a bit of fun today imagining our success.
Imagine today is the day you have set as your deadline and you have achieved your goal:
- How do you feel?
- What is the voice inside your head saying?
- What are your loved ones, your customers, your associates, your fellow challengers saying?
- What can you see? Can you see the results of your money making? Can you imagine the children’s faces on Christmas Day when they open their presents and imagine how you feel knowing that you won’t have a big credit card bill next month? Can you picture the places you are going to visit on that special holiday? Can you imagine owning and using that new bit of kit you set as your goal?
- What can you smell and taste? Maybe the turkey is roasting in the oven, maybe you can taste the exotic foods you’ll be trying on your travels or perhaps you can taste the champagne!
ACTION: The more of your senses that you can engage in picturing your achievement the more motivating the vision will become. So switch off any distractions, close the door to interruptions, shut your eyes and start engaging your five senses (sight, sound, feel, taste, smell) in creating the vision of your achievement. When you’ve done that come back for the next activity.
Capture the vision
Now, before you lose your vision, we want to capture your ideas so you have something to keep coming back to. I have three ideas as to how you might do this but you might have others in which case please share them here in the comments or in the Facebook group.
Create a vision board
Here’s one for the more kinaesthetic among you! This involves cutting and sticking images that represent your vision on to a large sheet of paper. So if your target is money for Christmas you might have photos of children opening presents on Christmas Day, of the family round the Christmas tree, of the turkey ready to carve, and of the cut up credit card. If you are trying to make the money for a new computer you might have a picture of the computer you want to buy together with images of the games you want to play, the software you want to use etc. Make your vision board as colourful and inspiring as you can. Why not put the amount of money you are trying to achieve in the centre so that you are really focused on your desired result. Now pin your vision board up where you will see it and be inspired every day.
Make a video
Here’s one for those of you of a more technical bent. Make an Animoto video of your vision. You can make a 30 second video for free and upload it to You Tube to share with others or to keep private if you prefer. You’ll need some photos or video clips and can add in text such as your target amount and what you are making the money for. Here’s the one I made as an example:
For those of you who love social media you could create a board in Pinterest to share your vision. The beauty about a Pinterest board is that you can keep adding to it as you find more inspiration and, if you like, other people can pin images or comment on your pins which could give you more ideas.
I have set myself a goal of making between £1000 and £5000 to have my online presence re-branded for greater consistency but especially to reflect my personality. I have therefore created a board with pictures of websites that do more of what I want to achieve but I’ve also included lots of pictures that reflect who I am and what matters to me. This should inspire me but could also help a designer when I’m ready to brief one. Here’s my board, the beauty is I’ll be able to use it as a place to store more relevant images as I come across them.
See my Pinterest board here.
Next steps, should you choose to take them…
- When you have completed today’s task why not share your vision here, send us a link to your video or Pinterest board, take a photo of your vision board upload it to Facebook and then share the link in the comments below.
- Join the conversation on Facebook to gain support from the 21 Day Challenge community (we’ll be looking at some of the benefits of social media later in the challenge but for now being active on this page and on Facebook can help boost the way people can find you on the Internet.
- Tweet this I’ve just created my vision for the 21 Day Make Money Challenge. #21DMMC
- Join us tomorrow to identify your target audience for your money making activities.