Everyone has certain things they feel they must experience in life. Too often, we allow things to get in the way of those visions becoming a reality. Norms, routine, fear, etc., and we can forget to overlook the first step of overcoming these obstacles. But that very first step is to visualize. To be still, wonder, and realize that your life must have more. Not for selfish reasons, but because life is made to be an adventure. You can't have that adventure without the curiosity to guide you.
That's why I love vision boards. Because they're a tool to help you do exactly that - visualize.
My goal is 1,000 days of daily blogging, and today is day 250. I'm officially a quarter of the way there! Here's a list of some of my favorites:
Creating a personal brand for yourself is very difficult. (Well, at least for me it has been.) But I've finally got some direction for taking my personal brand to the next level.
A vision board is meant to remind you of your biggest dreams - the ones you don't think you can accomplish. The truth is, I've had two more ideas on my mind that I haven't shared much with others. I decided that I'm finally going to add them to my board and see if I can start moving toward those goals every day.
Day 1 of my Praxis apprenticeship is just around the corner, and I'm so excited about this new opportunity. I'm going to be taking on some new challenges, learning a tremendous amount about the company, and gaining a lot of new skills. Before the first day arrives, I'm preparing by brainstorming ideas I can bring into the business to create value, and I'm also spending time getting a clear picture of how to go about this. Here are some questions I've answered from the Praxis curriculum - I was completely transparent with these. I want to do everything I can to get started in the most efficient way. I'm taking advantage of a fresh new start.
Well, I made it to 200 days. I don't plan to stop anytime soon, and if I'm being honest, I still have lots of room to grow. Let's just say I'm not quitting my daily blogging until I'm content with my writing. The only other reason I would quit is if this became a part of my life that had too much power - yeah, that whole thing is still on my mind.
I've noticed a problem today that I want to solve, so I'm going to do that right here and right now. You see, this past year I've been focused on doing projects, launching my career, and bettering myself as a professional. I haven't had a lot of time for reading, which is something I love doing.
A few months back, I attempted a 30-day photography challenge. I had a schedule for each day of the month, and each day had a "theme" as my focus. They were fun and creative ideas such as the sky, mountains, the color purple, etc., but I began to realize there wasn't enough structure to it. I didn't have a defined goal for the end of the month, and I had no clear direction as to how I'd improve.
I’m proud of what I’ve accomplished so far in this area. I’ve seen my writing improve drastically (a big thanks to the Praxis community), I’ve grown to love writing, and tomorrow I’ll be able to say I’ve written everyday for 100 days! This is something that I want to commit to month by month, but I’m not ready to give up blogging everyday. Not yet anyway, but I can’t see myself doing that anytime soon.
I’ve been blogging for a while now (this is day 66), and I want to continue on through to the end of this month. I’m going to take it month by month and see how long I want to do this for, but I’ve grown to really enjoy blogging and sharing my progress on my personal website. It’s helped me grow in ways I didn’t imagine it would. The act of documenting my progress serves as the “glue” that holds the pieces together as I form my personal brand. It’s helped a lot, I intend to continue doing this for quite some time.