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  • Brooke Budke

Less mindless hustle. More mindful magic. It's a beautiful day to go after your dreams!


It’s vision casting time! In week three of this manifestation challenge, it’s time to take all of your thoughts, dreams, wishes, goals and bring them to life.


Vision boards have been part of my life for a really long time. I started making them when I was little and I had so much fun making them, but then they would end up under my bed or in my closet. Now I make them on a thick posterboard and I keep them on display in my bathroom. This allows me to see my thoughts and vision every morning and every evening. The trick is: you must envision your goals as if they have already happened and are true.


Oprah Winfrey once said "the biggest adventure you can take is to live the life of your dreams."


"The trick is: you must envision your goals as if they have already happened and are true."

Today’s manifestation challenge is to create a vision board for 2021!


A vision must be strong, high level and rooted inside of you. This vision will pull you through the lows and push you to go even higher. Then, regardless of what arises in the year ahead, both negative and positive, this vision will guide you. Where focus goes, energy flows. So, first focus your mind on what you want. Picture it vividly. And, then you must learn to control your mind and to focus on the light every day.



Six steps to creating your vision board:

  1. Identify your 2021 goals in the 6 F categories. (Get caught up on this step here)

  2. Grab a bunch of magazines, ads, or even print out images from Pinterest that embody your goals

  3. Tear out quotes, words, actions, feelings that represent your goals

  4. Secure them to a board in whatever creative way you choose. You can lump them by category, organize them neatly, or overlap them. Let your creativity fly!

  5. Display it proudly In a prominent spot in your house - such as in your bathroom, home office, or by the door.

  6. Look at it, all of it, at least two times a day and smile when you do.


Some magazines I snagged for this year's vision board!

Once you have your vision board done, display it and look at it every single day. If the year progresses, and your goals change, you can always add to the board, even putting images and words on top of others already on the board. It's meant to grow with you and be a daily reminder of all the goals you are going after when times get tough. Next year will have it's lows. No matter how low things go this year, each year brings its own set of challenges. This board will remind you of the importance of dreaming, creating and manifesting miracles.


Remember: a beautiful day begins with a beautiful mindset!


Week 1: Gratitude - identify the top 10 celebrations of 2020

Week 2: Goal Setting - write down your 2021 goals within the categories of faith, family, fitness, finances, fun, and future.

Week 3: Vision Board - create a vision board that represents all of your most important goals

  • Brooke Budke

Grab a pen and write this down!


There are only two Mondays left in the year, including today, and chances are you’re stressing about buying holiday gifts instead of casting a vision for 2021. Grocery stores are packed, retail store parking lots are disasters, and you still can't find a gift for that hard-to-shop-for-sibling. Sound familiar? Fear not, this week’s manifestation challenge is simple and effective!


Part of goal setting is realizing the current stressors of your week and still making time with yourself to prioritize yourself. Give Monday through Friday to Jesus and your family. Then Saturday is all yours! I recommend setting an hour or two hours appointment with yourself for Saturday the 26th. This way, you'll enjoy all of Christmas week and have a self-care appointment with yourself to get this done! Drive to a local coffee shop, grab your favorite refresher, and sit down with your journal, a pen, and an open mind.


Building on last week’s challenge where I asked you to identify your top 10 celebrations of 2020, the next step in the process is to identify what you want to create in the six F categories of your life:


Faith. Family. Fitness. Finances. Fun. Future.


Watch this week's video ⬇️ explanation of this week's goal-setting challenge:


Each of these categories represents the most important elements of life. (IMO: In my opinion.) The only other major category is your life’s work. You can wrap your career goals into the future or finance categories. List the six F categories, then write down anywhere from 5-10 items in each of these categories for what you hope to achieve in 2021. You must write them down on paper. (Not in your notes on your phone!) Or you can use this free download if you need a template.



After you write down items in each category, close your eyes, take a deep breath and actively, vividly picture this time next year as if these things have already occurred. Listening to music while you dream is always a plus. Put on your favorite track and picture your life as a movie. What is the ending of the movie next year?

What do you feel like? Look like? Describe the colors, smells, sights, feelings. Picture the feeling of accomplishment, of landing that dream job, finding the perfect partner, having a healthy body, traveling, or socializing again. Whatever is most important to you, you must learn to picture it as if it has already happened. Sit in a private space with your eyes closed and go through each category of goals. Say out loud with as much detail as possible what happened next year. Speak in the past tense as if it already happened. And SMILE while you describe the events.


These six categories will become the building blocks to forming your vision next week. Spend time with your list. Revisit it and rewrite them if it doesn’t sit well with you. It's your life. You're in control. And, you're the star! Dream big.


Week 1: Gratitude - identify the top 10 celebrations of 2020

Week 2: Goal Setting - write down your 2021 goals within the categories of faith, family, fitness, finances, fun, and future.



"Part of goal setting is realizing the current stressors of your week and still making time with yourself to prioritize yourself."
  • Brooke Budke

Yesterday I shared a video on Instagram announcing a new series that will outline simple ways to manifest the life of your dreams. With only two Mondays left in the year, I will be challenging you via IGTVs every Monday with a new tip on Manifestation. Aka: #ManifestationMonday.

If you don’t have Instagram, you can watch it here ⬇️




In an effort to transform my life yet again with the start of each New Year, I always take the same approach with goal setting, vision casting and manifestation prior to the year coming to a close.


The truth is, you, and only you, hold the keys to creating a powerful New Year. Next year will be the same chaotic year unless you change your mindset. You hold the power. You have the keys. And it all lies within your mind.


The goal of this simple, yet effective, personal challenge is to help you dramatically improve the quality of your life. Each week I will drop a new video with steps that compound on the week(s) prior. Each tip is a simple practice you can start in your life. At the end, you’ll have a multitude of new tools and resources at your fingertips for making each day better than the last. Think: tiny steps, big momentum.


In preparation for the New Year, I deploy simple planning methods. First, make a list of the top 10 things you can celebrate this year. It's also important to identify a short list of the challenges you faced and how you overcame them.


Chances are you can easily identify the top 10 hardest things that happened this year much quicker than you can capture your victories. Your brain naturally cycles on the negative and as such you must learn to reprogram it to seek the light, find the good, and understand with every set back is a major comeback. Next to those challenging items write down “what else could be true?”. This simple question will help you to see a hard situation differently. If you can unlock three other possibilities about what else could be true with your situation, your brain will then open up unlimited resources to change from a negative to a positive.


I would love to celebrate your victories if you want to share them on my post. Or, let them be a silent, private win. Either way, you must ensure to write them down! Getting your thoughts out of your mind, on paper, into reality is a powerful part of the process. Next week we dive into the key areas of vision casting. But we can’t cast forward without taking a glance back and recognizing where we came from!


This week's manifestation challenge: identify your top 10 celebrations of the year



"The truth is, you, and only you, hold the keys to creating a powerful New Year. Next year will be the same chaotic year unless you change your mindset. You hold the power. You have the keys. And it all lies within your mind."

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