We have finally entered a new year and a new decade. Many are making a New Year’s Resolutions such as going to the gym, saving money, or reading more books. As women and girls in pageantry, it is important that we begin setting goals of the things we want to accomplish throughout the year. A goal that many who enter pageants wants to accomplish is to win a pageant title. Yes, you need superb interview skills, poise, confidence, and a great personality, but there is one key ingredient that is missing. You must have a winning mindset. A great interview or a flawless walk means nothing if you have a negative mindset. You have already lost the crown before you even enter the building. A great way to help you shift your mindset and document your crown goals is by creating a vision board.
A vision board is a collage of pictures, powerful words, quotes, and personal affirmations that depict your dreams, goals, and desires. Creating a vision board is a great activity that you can do by yourself or with a group of friends. In order to create a successful vision board, you will need the following items:
- Poster Board or Foam Board
These can be found at your local department or craft store. I personally prefer the foam boards because they are sturdy, and they last longer.
Search your home for old magazines or find some at your local library. Many libraries have magazines for FREE! My suggestion is that you will need to obtain 5-10 magazines for your vision board.
- Scissors & Glue Sticks
These can be found at your local department or craft store. Any brand of scissors or glue sticks will work.
- Motivational Music
Create a playlist of music that sets the atmosphere for a great vision board session and motivates you to take action.
- Other Items (Optional)
You can also incorporate markers, glitter, gel pens, scrapbook cut outs, and borders. These items add a little something extra to the vision board.
In order for the vision board to work effectively, you must adhere to a few things.
- Get clear on your goals. Meditate and search deep within yourself to uncover your desires.
- Place your vision board in an area where you will see it every day. Consciously seeing your board will serve as a friendly reminder of your goals so you can take action.
- Dedication to making your goals come to pass is key. Creating a pretty board of pictures and phrases is not enough if you are not going to act on your desires. You must do the work in order for you goals to manifest. As a contestant desiring a crown, this may include rehearsing interview questions on a consistent basis or working on your poise and posture. Crowns are not manifested without work.
- Don’t rush the process. Things take time, and they will manifest at the appointed time. You may not win the crown on your first try, but if you stay focused and keep trying, you will eventually manifest a crown.
About the Author
Krystle Bell Saulsberry is a pageant consultant, financial coach, author, content creator, and speaker. Krystle is the Owner and Founder of Krystle Clear Pageantry. Krystle Clear Pageantry is web based platform designed to coach and educate women and girls on how to have a winning mindset, make a good presentation, and develop self- confidence. Krystle Clear Pageantry offers one on one coaching, workshops, books, courses, and content creation.