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Dream Boards: The Secret to Kick-ass Vision and Focus

dreamboards

Over the past 5 years, I have spent time each month working a dream boarding process. It’s a special time that I set aside to breathe deep and consider the things I want to bring into my life and business. An intuitive process, guided by images, words, and colours that connect with me, oftentimes I don’t completely understand the vision of the board until the month has passed.

Ohhh, all of those mountain pictures from last year meant…Aha! 

Spending time considering and connecting to the ultimate vision of your work, finances, home, art in a non-linear way helps you lean into all of your creative resources, guides your decision making and works in line with your own values.

This quick video tutorial takes you through how to create dreamboards! In this tutorial, we cover what dreamboards are and how to create your own in low tech version: using scissors, glue and old magazines.

I have moved away from scissors and glue most months and use the incredible images on Pinterest to assemble images for the month. I use Photoshop (you can try somethink like Collageit if Photoshop freaks you out) to collage the images into a screensaver.

Voila! Inspiration on your desktop!

Change of Seasons. Plus Free Download!

Do you have a dreaming or visioning practice? As a coach, I work with a lot of folks to just take the time to sit and take inventory of what the next big picture looks like.

That’s part of why I am such an advocate of dream or vision boarding practices. (My personal blog is even called The Living Dreamboard!)

image via creative commons

 

And sometimes people draw, collage, sing, and glue the things that they cannot say. These writings, collages, songs, and glue-covered things turn the chaos: all of the things running through our brains, into order.

This is my dreamboard for September: interpret it as you will. It feels light and inspiring, adventurous, playful and wise. Thank you Jamie Ridler, for reminding me September is a special month for dreaming: with two full moons.

As you get back to school and work and routine, it is a great time to check in with yourself and your goals. Even taking 15 minutes to reflect on what you would like more of in the coming month is a step in YOUR direction.

Want to download my dreamboard? I made it into desktop wallpaper for myself and thought I would share!

Happy Change of Seasons!

 

 

Get Your Shit Together – Managing and Organizing Your Projects


In this episode:

We tackle staying organized in this digital/analogy information world and always moving the ball forward in our projects.

The Pinterest Vision Board Desktop Wallpaper tutorials that were FAILED to be delivered on time are rescheduled for a September Launch.

I refer to Noomii, an awesome new gig for Gunsinger Coaching and a chance to build awesome coaching community!

DOWNLOAD your printable copy of the Mini-Project Organizer here.

Looking forward to your comments!

dreamboards: not just for hippies

Welcome to the first in a series of video tutorials about how to create dreamboards! In this tutorial, we cover what dreamboards are and how to create your own in low tech version: using scissors, glue and old magazines.

In this tutorial I mention:

Using music to set the mood for dreaming! Try out some of my 8tracks favourites.

Jamie Ridler‘s wonderful dreamboarding workshops.

Cheap Ikea frames for dreamboards.

Also: I mention upcoming tutorials on using Pinterest to create vision boards as well as desktop wallpaper!

Happy dreaming!

 

 

AND: if you want to double-down on the creative journalling/visioning process, check out the wonderful Lucy Knisley‘s video on how to make graphic travelogues!

 

Pinterest and Photoshop Tutorial Coming Soon!

I really like to self-learn technology as it comes across my path, like Photoshop when I started to spend more time focusing on photography and WordPress as my blog required it, and even HTML last week (holy crap). One of the things I have been hankering to play with is iMovie and thinking about it as a communication tool gets me all giddy! I have started sending people video messages because they are way more fun than a rotten ol’ email. (That part is  Shiny Nickel Syndrome, and will fade slowly.)

Anyway, long way around, what a better reason to dabble in iMovie than creating a quick tutorial about how to use Pinterest and Photoshop to make inspiration/dreamboard screensavers. Dreamboards + Technology = Bliss.

So, taking a page from the Skillery  (if you haven’t seen them yet, they are making a lot of cool things: literally!), I will deliver an online self-directed tutorial called: Pinning Down Your Vision: Using Pinterest and Photoshop to Create Inspiring Screen Savers beginning on April 6 under the Full Pink Moon (that one is for you Jamie!).

If you want to be reminded about this launch, join our mailing list: we will send an update at launch!

In the meantime, if you have any specific questions or feedback regarding what you would like to see in the tutorial, I want to hear from you!