My friends know that over the years, I’ve become quite attached to my beloved Vision Boards
. From all over, the internet, magazines, books, and more, I cut out inspirational photos, words, and other text and paste it on a big white poster board to remind me of my goals. I’ve realized, though, not every corporate environment allows for a big posterboard full of quotes and running shoes in your office. And working from home, I’m not so sure decoupage is in my decor plan. So I’ve come up with a good solution for a vision board for those who don’t have room or the ability to have a big poster board near them.
A digital picture frame! It’s GENIUS! (no humility here, kids) From here on out, when something inspires me, drives me, excites me, etc. I’ll snap a photo of it, scan it, email it, right click and save it, whatever I need to do. And I’ll load it on the photo frame once used for family and friends (who I’m sure won’t mind being replaced with goals and dreams). It’s the perfect compromise to vision boardless office.
The moral of the story is this: know what’s important to you. Know what you need to have around you. And even if you can’t get it the way you’re used to having it, make do!
Marcy Twete is the Founder and CEO of Career Girl Network and the author of the book “You Know Everybody! A Career Girl’s Guide to Building a Network That Works.” At Career Girl Network, Marcy provides women with information, resources, and networking to empower them in their careers and to advance the work of women in business as a whole. Prior to launching Career Girl Network, Marcy worked in numerous nonprofit organizations and as a consultant in the field of nonprofit fundraising, marketing, and community relations. Marcy is a graduate of the College of St. Benedict in St. Joseph, Minnesota, and a native of rural North Dakota. She is the Vice Chair of the Chicago Board of Directors for Step Up Women’s Network in Chicago and a member of the Advisory Board for Girls on the Run Twin Cities, and is dedicated to advancing the work of organizations that move the needle for women and girls worldwide.