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Dr. Neil Farber has some news for you: get rid of your vision board. He has more than one reason; he actually has seven.

Vision boards or dream boards soared in popularity after The Secret was published. Unfortunately, there’s now a widespread belief that merely creating a collage will get you everything you want.

But we all know how that works out.

So why should you reboot your vision boards for 2016? Futurist Joel Barker said, “Vision without action is a dream. Action without vision is simply passing the time. Action with vision is making a positive difference.”

Soul Bosses know how to break away from the crowd and customize concepts to fit their life. Here are 4 ideas to help you kickstart meaningful vision boards:

  1. Skip the labels. If you find the idea of a vision board silly, change it to something that makes sense. You can call it a mind map, a thought exercise, or use an outline format to change your intentions into a business plan. Bill Gates sets aside 7 days every year for “Think Week”.
  2. Break up your priorities. Moving an intention front and center by creating a board for a single area (like home or travel) can have a big impact. This could be the year you make that trip to Paris a reality.
  3. Ask your friends and family for ideas. A friend thought her biggest priority was building her consulting business. She reconsidered when her daughter said, “It’s so nice to have you hang out with us. You’re always distracted on your computer.” Time for relaxation is now on her list.
  4. Try it for 30 days. Don’t commit for the rest of your life – just try it for the next 30 days. If monthly is too much for you, try quarterly. I keep a seasonal board, and I’m always surprised how much I accomplish before the next season comes. (Over the holidays, I achieved my goals of baking more and seeing friends, although I’ve probably exceeded my cookie quota until March!)

You’ve created some amazing intentions this month. Now start investing in them.

Enjoy!