Achieve Your Dreams With A Vision Board


July 1st is exactly 6 months away from the end of the year.

Did you keep any of the resolutions you made back in January? Did you save the money you said you were going to? Lose those last ten pounds? Clean out those closets? Yeah, me neither. But, I’ve got a plan in place.

At the Bloggin’ Mamas Pink and White NYC Night, I met the most amazing woman. She had this great energy about her, and we struck up a conversation about Mymommyvents, our children, and my new drink of choice, prosecco. Little did I know that the awesome woman racing Valerie and I to scroll to pictures of our children on our smartphones was the one and only Lucinda Cross, “Mama Activator.”

Haven’t heard of Lucinda? Well, she’s the founder of the Activate Conference, a one day experience designed to help women grow,lead, and achieve. Keke Palmer and Sherri Sheppard were this year’s opening speakers. She teaches women to activate their dreams. And, she’s featured on page 85 of the January 2015 issue of Essence magazine, discussing the power of a vision board!


What’s a vision board?

There’s been a lot talk on Facebook about vision boards lately. Rosetta Thurman of Happy Black Woman describes a vision board as “a powerful visualization tool that you can use as inspiration for your journey toward your ideal life.” Essentially, a vision board is the visual representation of your goals and dreams.

How’s a piece of poster board supposed to help me reach my goals?

Well, as Rosetta explains, a vision board is a “collage of pictures, words and quotes that serve to remind you of your passion and purpose.” Seeing your passion, purpose, hopes and dreams continually helps to motivate you to achieve them.

Does it really work?
You be the judge. In 2014, Lucinda placed a picture of herself on Essence magazine’s January cover on her vision board. By 2015, she was on page 85. What do you think?

Interested in making your own vision board?

Check out Lucinda’s feature in the January 2015 issue of Essence for some helpful tips and ideas for your own vision board.

Sammy Davis, YouTube star, vintage fashionista, and author of “Love Your Life: 7 Secrets to Using the Power of Positive Thinking and Law of Attraction to Create the Dream Life for You“, shares her tips for creating a vision board that really works on her EBay page. Sammy’s been able to do some pretty amazing things, from writing her book, to being on the Nate Berkus show, to meeting Sheryl Sandberg–so you should probably listen to her advice.

It’s not too late to reach your goals! Grab some magazines and get to work on making your dreams come true.

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Tiffani is the wife and mom behind MyMommyVents, co-creator of The Mommy Conference, and co-founder of the digital collective Sisterhued. Her writing and parenting tips have been seen on The Washington Post, Mommy Noire, Yahoo Parenting, and Fit Pregnancy.
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  1. December 23, 2014 / 3:28 pm

    i can’t wait for this event!

    • tiffani
      December 24, 2014 / 11:53 am

      Valerie, I’m really excited about it. I can’t wait to see what we come up with!

      Sammy’s going to be there too!

  2. December 23, 2014 / 5:46 pm

    Great article! I find that keeping visuals in front of me really helps to stay on track for my goals. After 20+ years in direct sales, there can be A LOT of ups & downs, and when you hit those down moments, just looking at what you are working toward can help pull you out of that tough moment and into a better mindspace to keep moving forward.

    • tiffani
      December 24, 2014 / 12:04 pm

      That’s great, Kim! I keep motivational quotes on my wall at work, but this will be my first time making an actual vision board.

  3. December 23, 2014 / 8:17 pm

    I create a vision board every year to which I make changes throughout the year. I’m attending a vision board party this weekend.

    • tiffani
      December 24, 2014 / 12:06 pm

      Kim, I’ve never done one before. Have fun at the party– share some pics of your vision board!

  4. December 23, 2014 / 10:33 pm

    I have a vision board but I’m making another because my vision has slighted changed. That is awesome how this tool can attract what you desire. Thanks.

    • tiffani
      December 24, 2014 / 12:08 pm

      So awesome. I’m hoping that everything we put on our vision boards comes to pass, Christina!

  5. December 24, 2014 / 12:06 am

    I really need to try this. everyone that I know who place their dreams, aspirations and goals on these boards they come to fruition.

    • tiffani
      December 24, 2014 / 12:10 pm

      I had heard about vision boards before, but reading Lucinda’s story in Essence really hit home for me. When I saw the picture she put on it with the magazine cover? Wow.

  6. December 24, 2014 / 1:07 am

    I’m already working to finish up mines. Vision boards help me a ton! #BLMgirls

    • tiffani
      December 24, 2014 / 12:11 pm

      I’ve never done one, but I’m excited about making one!

  7. brownmediamama
    December 24, 2014 / 6:16 am

    I guess I should have came up from the guacamole and figured out how to network better that day. Glad you guys are going to get to go, I am gonna have to make my own little vision board.

    • tiffani
      December 24, 2014 / 12:12 pm

      You walked away with a shiny new prize! I’m going to put one of those on MY vision board!

  8. December 24, 2014 / 3:56 pm

    Great post. I love vision boards. ( I hosted a dream board party earlier this year) and I love Happy Black Woman. I believe vision boards work as long as you make them visible and put action behind them. I created a vision board and goal list for 2014 and I completed 99% of the things on my goals list, because I was very intentional about what I needed to get done. #BLMGirls

    • tiffani
      January 6, 2015 / 11:24 pm

      Thanks, Siobhan! Isn’t Rosetta amazing? I’m so excited about creating my vision board this year.

  9. December 24, 2014 / 5:05 pm

    i really want to do a vision board this year. I have that Essence but haven’t read it yet. Guess I need to!

    • tiffani
      January 2, 2015 / 12:49 pm

      It’s never too late to start, Stacie!

  10. December 24, 2014 / 7:09 pm

    This is a great idea! Do you think that making a pinterest board could be as effective? Happy holidays! Would love to follow each other!

    quirkybrownlove.blogspot. com

    • tiffani
      January 2, 2015 / 12:50 pm

      Bree, I think Pintrest is a type of vision board, but from what I’ve read it’s best to have a physical one that you can hang up and look at every day.

  11. December 28, 2014 / 6:58 pm

    I am a believer in both vision boards and lists. What you focus on expands and I know that first hand. from simple things to beach weekends at no cost to me, to a free fitbit flex, and more…you’ll be amazed at what can happen 🙂 #BLMgirls

    • tiffani
      January 2, 2015 / 12:50 pm

      That’s amazing, Aria! I can’t wait to see what comes out of my vision board this year.

  12. January 6, 2015 / 6:13 pm

    I haven’t created an actual vision board in ages–this is a timely post!! Thank you so much for the push to put our dreams into action! Happy New Year =)

    • tiffani
      January 6, 2015 / 11:15 pm

      Thanks, Kristin! What kind of images are you going to put on your vision board?

  13. January 6, 2015 / 10:35 pm

    Tiffani thanks so much for stopping by The Inspire(d) Cafe and linking up this awesome post! It was really inspiring. I’ve been thinking about making a vision board for a while now and this is what I needed to just do it!

    • tiffani
      January 6, 2015 / 11:21 pm

      Thanks Dija! If your vision board is as awesome as “Sweatpants and High Heels,” you’re going to have a great year!

  14. January 10, 2015 / 2:50 am

    I love creating Vision Boards. I’ve beed doing them for a few years now I seem to achieve 99% of my goals.(Still can’t do a handstand!)!

    • tiffani
      January 11, 2015 / 6:22 pm

      Katrina, I’m excited about the power of a vision board–so many women seem to be reaching their goals! Good luck on your handstand this year!

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