Wednesday, June 30, 2010

How to stay focused

A vision board is simply a collage of pictures, images and words that are representative of what you want to do, who you want to be etc. It can be very helpful for your career and business goal setting. It's  more visual, creative and intuitive than the method mentioned in the post 'How to set your goals'.

How to Achieve Goals Creating a Vision Board | eHow.com: "What is a vision board? It is basically a collage of pictures depicting your dreams, goals, and desires. The idea is when you are surrounded by these images, your life will align with your desires based on what is posted on this vision board. Then you will attract and achieve your goals!"

Instead of a vision board you can also have a look at how designers work with a mood board. It delivers less Oprah-like web sites and it looks more professional and 'clean'. A mood board is a tool used by designers to help them get a good idea of what their clients are looking for. Mood boards are basically collages of items such as photographs, sketches, clippings, fabric swatches and color samples. A mood board can be actual or virtual.

There are several services for creating an online mood board, for example:
Image Spark lets you upload and create a library of images that inspire you in whatever it is you do. Whether you're a fashion designer, web designer, or just redesigning your bathroom, Image Spark can help harness the visual direction of your projects. But it's not just about collecting and storing images — you can converge images using Image Spark's moodboards and help set the visual tone or style you're after. (Each account is currently limited to: 1GB of upload and 2 Moodboards.)

Perhaps another great online tool is Prezi.com. I know it's for presentations, but since it's quite intuitive, I can imagine it works. (Although I didn't try it out.)