Why the Vision board isn’t as good as it used to be

Why the Vision board isn’t as good as it used to be

Vision boards become all the rage this time of year and yet I can’t get myself to make one anymore.

Yes, there once was a time where I would diligently find my vision in pictures, glue it to posterboard and infused it with intention.

And in the end, all it did was piss me off.

I get that for some vision boards are the best invention since sliced bread, but I think it’s okay to not have all the feels for them.

So why does the vision board not work for me and maybe even you?

It is lacking in the way I infuse feelings into my vision and transfer them to my goals.

I have experienced more success by simply writing out my vision and reading it often to get the feeling that I supposed a vision board could be doing for you.

By writing out what the year feel be and feel like by reserve engineering, aka looking back, I am giving my soul the position of leadership to guide me. Intuition is its right-hand man, confirming that this is the way to go.

The thing is, visions change… dreams change and therefore goals change.

I can literally write a new vision, during my writing hour in the morning, but a vision board takes way more time and to me feels a little inconvenient.

If a vision board works for you, that’s fantastic! Like seriously, I love that you have found something that works for you.

But if a vision board isn’t working for you and you are trying to find a different way in how to create the life you want, the goals – the dreams and so on, check out my “Create a Vision” Workshop.
Create a vision with the Rebel Soul Handbook
It’s a 45-minute video where I share with you how I’ve brought my vision to life and share with how to use the Rebel Soul Handbook – the tool I use every year to create my be, do and have goals.

You will also get the downloadable PDF file of the Rebel Soul Handbook, so you can print it and start your journey using your soul guidance to bring your vision to life.

Not only do I get to embody the person I want to be based on my vision, but I set goals that feel good in every fiber of my being… and it’s based on my inner guidance.

There is power in writing it down and if you’ve struggled with vision boards, it’s time to give the Rebel Soul Handbook a try.

Stop setting resolutions and have your best year

Stop setting resolutions and have your best year

Resolutions are a crap shoot of setting yourself up for failure.

For years and years, I set resolutions about writing that book, or be more healthy and even have better relationships with people.

And it was only a matter of weeks when all of my resolutions flew out of the window and I was in the same spot as the year before.

I started to doubt that I would ever make my ideas a reality because if I couldn’t even stick to my resolutions, how would I ever have the kind of life that I wanted?

I knew something needed to change and I discovered the most important pieces that were missing!

My Why: I needed something that dug deep into the heart of why I wanted to create the change. Without a solid why, however, I lost my momentum.

My why fuels the purpose of the books I have written and the books I am still planning to write.

My why gives me a reason for my mission to be healthier as it addresses the reasons for changing the food I eat and the motivation to exercise.

My why also helped me uncover the kind of relationships I wanted to have and what they would mean to my overall wellbeing and day-to-day life.

Do you know the why behind the changes you want to create? 

If you want to have the best year, then get clear on what you want. Which leads to the next point of my discovery!

My Vision: Without a vision of what I wanted my life to feel like and really visualize what that means, I would continue to get up every morning and exist in the life I had created up to that point.

Writing out my vision for my life and then narrow it down to the year, I was able to uncover who I wanted to be, what I wanted to do and what I wanted to have.

And before I knew it, the vision not only became a wee bit bigger than myself, but I know had a map that I could use to develop my goals from.

Goals have a much greater impact than resolutions.

What is the vision you have for your life and how can you start towards this vision now? 

There is a sweet spot for goals setting and it’s right in between short-term and long-term. Resolutions tend to be rather short-term and again without the why I found that nothing would change.

And setting lifetime goals can feel too far out of reach. So why write your visions?

So you can break them down!

You don’t build a house overnight, nor do you travel across the country in a car in one day.

Change occurs in small incremental steps.

And when you write your vision for the next year, allow your intuition to guide you. Don’t listen to the negative voices in your head or allow the judgment of others filter into your thoughts.

Instead, give yourself permission to dream uncensored.

This means that your vision includes everything you want to be, do and have interests, with passion, healthier you and better relationships – or whatever calls you!

So just how did this process change my life?

The moment I wrote out my vision, I was able to see who I wanted to become, the things I wanted to do and the things I wanted to have in my life. And when I am talking about “having” I am not just talking about material things.

So it looks like this:

  1. Write the vision. You can start with a whole life vision and then the year, or just the year. Don’t forget to include all the reasons why and how you will feel at each moment your vision comes true.
  2. Choose Be, Do and Have Goals based on your vision. And yes you may have left something off of your vision, that’s okay! You can rewrite your vision if you want to!
  3. Create 90-Day actions plans for each goal. Start with the goal and then brainstorm all the steps required to complete the goal.
  4. Tune into your intuition of when during the year this would feel really amazing. And usually, the thing that gets you most excited is THE goal to start with.

Some key points for you:

This is YOUR vision and not someone else’s and you’re going to need to be okay with the side eye from friends and family.

Your vision may change just tap back into that part that gives you purpose and motivation. Sometimes you may need to rewrite your vision until you get to the point of OMG THIS IS IT!

You will doubt yourself and your ability to achieve your goals. This is normal but don’t feed the fears!

The moment you decide to stop setting resolutions

Will create a ripple effect in all areas of your life.

When you know who you want to be, you become that person.

When you know what to do you will stop the procrastination dilemmas.

When you know what you want to have and why you will give your life purpose.

Are you willing to stop setting resolutions and allow yourself to set goals that are driven by your intuition and recognize that you have a bigger purpose in life?

My Rebel Shine Program is open for enrollment!

Where Mindset meets Strategy meets Guidance on how owning your own power and unleash yourself is the recipe for Creative Rebels and Passionate who are done living in a box and have the support of a community.

When you join the program you will receive my Rebel Soul Handbook that I have used consistently for the last 2 years to achieve my vision!


It’s here! My New Book – Forge your own Path, One goal at a time

It’s here! My New Book – Forge your own Path, One goal at a time

You, me and everyone else in this world have a vision!

The challenge?

Falling into the abyss of doing it like everyone else because it’s what you “should” do. But what if you could create your vision, bring it to life without falling into the dark hole of conformity?

Forging your own path is a framework to read, learn and mold from. It’s part of the blueprint that you use to map out the adventure of a lifetime. It’s knowing that even the best laid out plans, sometimes fail. It’s embracing the challenges and detours along the way.

But it is not the know it all answer to solving your problems, another possible solution to forging your own path. More than anything else, it’s becoming who you are, by undoing who you think you should be. It’s defining your own rules and follow your own ideas because that next one could change your life.

I wrote, “Forge your own Path” not only because this is what I have been doing most of my life without even knowing this is what I did. You see, I tried to be the 1950’s housewife, the model employee and even the picture perfect mother.

And every fiber of my being told me it was all wrong.

Forging your own path isn’t easy, but I do believe you will agree with me when I say, it will totally be worth it!

This book emerged onto the horizon on accidental purpose. I am knee deep into my first fiction book that I am writing, and without fail, more book ideas have been inspired by it all. I struggled for awhile to write this book only to realize that I had started this book with a different title back in February. So anyway, here it is… words unleashed into the world once again!

I could really use your help. Below you will find quick and easy ways you can help spread the word about the new book Forge your own Path.

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The 90-Day Goal Journey

The 90-Day Goal Journey

There was a time in my life, I would always say “one day I will” and “someday this will be true” but eventually I realized that I was only lying to myself and those I shared my dreams with because I didn’t take action. 

I struggled to turn my ideas into reality while juggling work, motherhood, cultivation friendships and I got so sick and tired of not achieving my goals. I got even more tired of my excuses and the frustration and overwhelm that existed in my life. 

Does this sound familiar? 

I decided to get clear of what I wanted to achieve in my lifetime and map out how I would get there. This meant that I would decide what I would do for a living, how I would show up every day and only do the things that really light me up. 

It meant that I would tune out the outside noise and really start focusing on my own dreams and goals, even if I hit some detours along the way. 

And this is where the 90-Day Journey comes in! 

The 90 Day Journey Planner

You’ll begin by mapping out your vision for your own lifetime and chunk them down into manageable road trips and step-by-step into actionable tasks that will not only help you to stay on task but manage your time and increase your productivity. 

But why 90-Days? 

Well, in short, you are able to review your progress and handle any detours that may come up along the way, which will help you achieve your goals in shorter sports for long-term effect. 

Plus you are building your confidence a little at a time because you have a clear vision of where you are headed and celebrate achievements more often. And who doesn’t like to celebrate their own success?? 

What can you expect? 

You will have video recordings to help you understand the planning system

A downloadable and printable planner ready to roll, 90-days at a time. 

And after 90 days? You’ll print it out again and again… rinse, repeat … success! 

A 147-Page Printable Planner + Video Training Course

Your Road Map to help you define where you’re headed and how you are going to get there

Roadside Success Tool Kit to help you stay on top of your game and achieve your goals 

90-Day Planner to be plan for your journey, weekly & daily planner sheets, meal planning, and a monthly review to make sure you’re staying the course


  • A confident you training
  • Problem Solving training
  • Facebook Group to support  

Don’t forget, with the 90-Day Journey Handbook & Planner, you can print out the planner over and over again. All for one small investment!


5-Day Goal Setting Challenge

5-Day Goal Setting Challenge

Goal Setting ChallengeThere are about 110 days left in the year and on October 2nd, 2017 it will be exactly 90 days until this year is over.

And as a dreamer, creative, goal setting junkie, I want to help you and finish this year with a bang!

Here are few of my goals that I plan on finishing the last 90-days of the year:

  • Publish my 1st novel
  • Publish my next personal development book
  • Add new course to the Rebel Soul Connection
  • Change my citizenship status

I have always wanted to write a novel and it’s time I eat my own words and stop saying “one day I will” and I am pleased to say I am through the first phase i.e. developing the story outline.

My personal development book was another idea that came to me as so many do, and I always say “why not?” and so this one will probably hit the online shelf soonish.

My goal is to add new content monthly to my membership community because my mission is to help you figure out the how and give you the tools and resources to do because it’s time to be done with the excuses!

And becoming an American Citizen has been on a long list that has moved up in priority status. I have lived in the U.S. 25 years now, never gone back to Germany and have very little interest in doing so.

Part of setting goals is to have some concise clarity and being able to let go of what may not be in alignment if you will and give yourself permission to go after whatever it is you do want!

I want you to email me with any challenges you have when it comes to achieving your goals!