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How to Use Pinterest to Create a Vision Board

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What's a vision board? How can you use vision boards to help you find ideas? Can I plan projects on Pinterest? I'll be talking about all of these things today as I share how to use Pinterest to Create a Vision Board.

What is a vision board?

Jack Canfield, the New York Times Bestselling Author of the “Chicken Soup For The Soul” book series, is a big believer in the power of vision boards.

Canfield said “Creating a vision board is probably one of the most valuable visualization tools available to you.” The Law of Attraction is a powerful thing. Our thoughts can lead to fantastic things.

Simply put, the Law of Attraction is the ability to attract into our lives whatever we are focusing on. The Law of Attraction which uses the power of the mind to translate whatever is in our thoughts and materialize them into reality. In basic terms, all thoughts turn into things eventually. If you focus on negative doom and gloom you will remain under that cloud. If you focus on positive thoughts and have goals that you aim to achieve you will find a way to achieve them with massive action.

This is why the universe is such an infinitely beautiful place.”

Are you ready to manifest your dreams? A vision board is a great place to start.

From 9 Habits To Manifest Your Dreams Using The Law Of Attraction, “While it's true that the first step to using the law of attraction is shifting to a more positive way of thinking, the reason people give up working with the law of attraction is that they believe that if they start thinking positive thoughts, then all their dreams will manifest.

The law of attraction is not a magic wand. Because the brain preferentially scans and stores negative experiences, we have to consciously, habitually build the positive mental muscle. We all have layers and layers of stories, limiting beliefs, fears, and blocks that have become the interior landscape of our minds and cannot be changed overnight just by thinking positive thoughts.”

A vision board can be many different things and used in a multitude of ways. Here are a few ways I've used vision boards:

  • brainstorming for ideas for a blog makeover
  • sharing ideas while working on projects
  • planning parties
  • creating a holiday menu
  • building a wish list
  • manifesting things that I wanted in my business and my life [which came true!]

Jack Canfield said “Creating a vision board is probably one of the most valuable visualization tools available to you.”

How can you use vision boards to help you find ideas?

I also use vision boards for projects and to get inspiration. If I know I have a new project coming up, I'll start a secret Pinterest board to pin ideas for visual design and photos.

You can create unique inspirational vision boards for:

  • color palettes
  • fonts that you love
  • outfits that you'd like to re-create
  • dream closets that you love to have
  • a spa-like bathroom for your future home
  • a reading nook complete with built-in shelves, cushions, loads of pillows, and a spot for your favorite tea cup.

Visualize your dreams coming true. Create a vision board to make it happen.

Can I plan projects on Pinterest?

One of my favorite features on Pinterest is the ability to have secret boards. Only you (and anyone you invite) can see secret boards. When you save a Pin to a secret board, it won’t show up anywhere else on Pinterest.

Creating secret boards
When you’re creating a board, flip the Secret toggle to make it a secret board.

Making secret boards public, or vice versa
You can make a secret board public (or vice versa) from the board’s Edit page.  Only the secret board owner can make the board public.

Who can see your secret Pins and boards?
Only you (and anyone you invite) can see your secret Pins and boards. Secret Pins and boards won’t appear in the home feed, in search or around Pinterest.

When you save Pins to a secret board, the person you saved from won’t get a notification and the Pin’s count won’t increase.

When working with team members or independent contractors, you can use secret Pinterest boards to create vision boards for projects. Here's a board I created to share with my photographer when planning a brand photoshoot to take headshots and other images that represent my brand. I shared the final images on my social media.

I started by making a secret Pinterest board and sharing it with my photographer so she could get an idea of my brand.
Photo inspiration

This helped communicate my ideas and the vibe I was looking for in my photos. It was very helpful.

I also got ideas for props that I wanted to bring for the photoshoot. I brought a lot! But it was really productive and we could work faster. It also kept everything super on-brand for me with colors and things I use for work that are real tools but also great props like my Macbook, iPhone with several different cute cases, Instax instant camera, a gorgeous bouquet of flowers, etc.

Here's an example of one of the photos from the shoot:

Another vision board that I created was for a blog makeover that I did. I had a new logo created and I loved the final results. You can see it all over the blog and social media. Here's the vision board I shared with Christine who created my logo.

If you want to help your creative partnerships succeed it helps a lot if you can share your ideas with visuals – especially for designs and creative work. People can't read your mind. It also shortens the process when you can go into it with a clear vision of what you want.

Make sure you allow them the creative freedom to work their magic once you share your ideas. You choose them for a reason, right?

Blog makeover

I hope this article gave you some ideas for creating your own vision boards! Whether you want to manifest a new closet or get visual ideas, Pinterest is a great place to start.

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