Friday, May 5, 2017

Vision boards can help clarify goals and manifest intent by Michelle Libby

Vision boards have been around for a long time. People glue pictures of things they want on a piece of cardboard, then stick in a closet and don’t think about it again until it’s time to clean out the closet. It’s not too late to start a new vision board for 2017 using some tips from The Corporate Unicorns.  
Jack Canfield of Chicken Soup for the Soul fame describes a vision board as, “a visualization tool which refers to a board of any sort used to build a collage of words and pictures that represent your goals and dreams.”

Vision boards can help you reach your dreams
The Corporate Unicorns, the duo of Bambi Thompson and Tam Veilleux, put on a workshop on creating vision boards at Oh Soul Good, a local business dedicated to providing people the opportunities to enhance their lives through workshops, hands-on activities and more. 

The vision boards created under the direction of The Corporate Unicorns are made with more intention. People put words or pictures on different sections of the poster depending on what they want for the year. 

“The brain responds most pertinently to words. It gets you very clear on what you’re trying to manifest,” said Thompson. Choosing words to express goals and finding visual representations of those goals is the start of the board. 

They use the Eastern Bagua Map used in Feng Shui to show life areas to amplify with a visual reference. The board is divided into nine squares, with each one standing for something, giving the board structure. They recommend the creator be very clear about what they want. Don’t say “I want money.” Say “I want $100,000 selling my art” or whatever makes sense for the creator. 

Thompson is a teacher of the Law of Attraction, which is “is the belief that by focusing on positive or negative thoughts a person brings positive or negative experiences into their life,” according to Wikipedia. 

“Your brain sees images,” said Veilleux. She bought a painting of a house, hung it on her wall, and this year, she moved into a house that looked like the house in the painting, without even trying to find that particular house. 

Thompson used the Law of Attraction to win an overnight at an Inn during a women’s forum. She sent out positive vibes and saw the certificate coming to her, and she won it.
When creating a vision board it is good to have specific goals. “It’s important to know what you want. It’s hard for people,” said Veilleux. Writing down goals is another important step in creating an effective board. 

“The clearer the goal, the more likely you are to see it,” said Thompson. 

“I’m here to put my vision on a board,” said Trish Grinnell. “I want to clarify my vision.”
The vision boards don’t have to be paper and glue - after all it is the digital age. People can use iPads or journaling programs to do the same thing. 

Whichever mode a person uses for their vision board it should be placed in a location that can be interacted with on a regular basis. It does no good to have the thing being manifested stuck in a dark closet or in a folder on a desktop. 

“I’m turning 50 next month. I want to see where the next part of my life should take me,” said attendee Cherie Segal. 

Many moms are in survival mode all the time, said co-owner Lisa DeFosse with co-owner Tracie DuBois. “I wanted to have a vision board to make me think about what I wanted,” she added.
Once the vision board is complete, The Corporate Unicorns recommend hanging it somewhere where it will be seen every day. Be intentional about what is on the board and what can be done during the day to move closer to the goals. 

The Corporate Unicorns will hold one class a month at Oh Soul Good, bringing their message of manifesting success using different techniques. 

For more information on Oh Soul Good, visit: or find them on Facebook. For more on Thompson, visit: or Veilleux, visit:

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