Let's talk about business goals. Because I bet you have some really great goals running loose in your head right now.
Specifically, let's talk about getting your goals organized with a vision board!
Maybe you've seen a post or two on Pinterest showing a board filled with rows of colorful Post-It notes.
Well, today, I want to share something a bit more fun. Instead of those rows of plain ol' Post-It notes, how about something more fun? Like...maybe some cute, printable owl notes?
Come on, they are free. Who doesn't like cute, FREE owls?
Why You Need a Vision Board
Vision or goal boards practically smack you in the face everyday. We all go through spells where we want to give up. Sometimes it takes something more personalized than a piece of cute motivational art to keep us going.
(Although it doesn't hurt to have the motivational art too!)
How long does it take to make your own vision board?
It only takes an hour or less to make a vision board if you have an idea of your goals before you start. (You can always make a quick list on notebook paper if you need a brain jog.)
The work is worth it, because each time you reach a goal, you get to tear a note off your board. That is almost as good as bubble wrap for the soul.
Note: I highly recommend keeping the goal notes when you take them down so you can review your progress at the end of the year.
I've done the plain goal boards before (and they are great), but I wanted something more interesting this year. I agonized way too much over the design (it took me four weeks and about 50 drawings to decide on this one.)
I am really happy with these little owls, though. I know they can help you too! All you need is:
- A piece of poster board (big enough for all of your goals)
- Something for coloring your owls
- The free printable below
Write a goal on each note, tape it to the board and ta-da!
Yep. For less than $2 you can have organization and satisfaction.
Cool, huh? Wait, it gets better.
There are two options here. I've included one green owl (it's trendy this year!). You can use these green owl notes just like they are.
I've also included blank owls you can color in yourself. Color them before you hang them up so your goal board matches your office, OR color them one by one as you meet each goal. (Extra satisfaction!)
You could also do the goal board in reverse order; coloring an owl each time you reach a goal, then hanging it on your board to display. (At the end of the year you would have a colorful board showcasing all of your accomplishments.)
There is no right or wrong way to use a goal board, so have fun! Don't think you are limited to just business goals. These owls would make a cute bucket list display, reading list, or anything else you want to achieve this year.
To make things even easier, I've arranged the owls in sets of four. Click on the printable images, then right click and save the files.
They will print on standard 8.5x11 printer paper and each will be just the right size to write down a single goal.
Free Owl Vision Board Printables
- Pick goals you can realistically reach within your timeframe
- Pick goals that are most important to you and your business first.
- Have lots of goals that don't depend on the whims of other people.
- Include a couple of goals that are easy to meet right away
- Beware of mixing to-do tasks and actual goals. That can lead to overwhelm.
- Use separate boards for different goal sets (again, avoid an overcrowded board.)
And if you come up with a clever way of using these little owls to clock your goals, share it in the comments or tag me on Instagram. I love seeing how other people manage organization.
You can see in the photo above that I added mine to the middle of my workspace/inspiration wall, where I can't help but see it every night.
Prefer the traditional way? You can get the same design on Owl Post-It notes in my Zazzle shop.