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7 Successful Men And Women To Serve As Your Vision Board Inspiration

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So you want to make a vision board.  Congratulations!  You are one step closer to making your dreams come true.  The road to fulfilling your dreams is an exciting journey, and anticipating your wishes coming true is one of the most eye-opening experiences you can ever have.  Vision boards can change your life.

But the most important question is, what do you put on your vision board?  The images you put on your board are extremely important because these images can change your mindset.  And a positive mindset is needed to make your vision board work.

One of the most effective ways to boost motivation and focus is to use images of successful people you admire.  Seeing their accomplishments and successes can inspire and motivate you to go after your dreams.  By using images of these people, they can make you believe that if they can do it, you can, too.


Some of the most successful and world-famous executives, founders, athletes, entertainment, and media moguls are known to use vision boards to help them achieve success.  In this article, we’ll present to you 7 men and women who’ve reached immense success in their careers, and how vision boards helped to propel them into achieving their innermost desires.

But first, let’s tackle the question:  Do vision boards work?

In the field of business, a 2016 study by TD Bank reveals that 1 in every 5 business owners use vision boards to achieve their goals.  In the study using thousands of small business owners, the researchers discovered that 76% of the respondents reported their business is where they envisioned it to be.  Additionally, 82% reported that they accomplished more than half of what they put on their vision board, showing scientific data that these boards do work in terms of business success.

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According to psychiatrist Tara Swart there’s a scientific mechanism behind how vision boards work for success.  Swart has worked with executives of major companies and teaches them how to use neuroscience to achieve their goals.  One of the tasks she asks her clients to do is make vision boards.

Swart says that vision boards help people recognize opportunities that might get overlooked if it were not for the boards.  It primes your brain to ignore tasks and actions that do not lead to success and helps you focus on the tasks that do.

While further studies are still needed to prove the scientific basis behind the effectiveness of vision boards, the success of musicians, writers, and businessmen and women who use this manifestation tool serves as positive data.

That is why we thought these successful men and women who use vision boards can be your inspiration in making your own dreams come true.




Oprah Winfrey is one of entertainment’s earliest and longest advocates of the Law of Attraction.  The first time she mentioned vision boards was in 2005, during one of her interviews on The Oprah Winfrey Show, where she talked to Martha Beck, a renowned motivational speaker.  And since the release of the book and movie, The Secret, Oprah has mentioned vision boards in many of her show’s segments and even created a workshop in her own network, the Oprah Winfrey Network.

A media mogul, she’s mentioned two separate instances where she made vision boards and they came true.  One was when she created a vision board to manifest her acting role in the movie, The Color Purple.

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The second time was when she created a board where she put an image of herself wearing a specific dress.  She said in interviews she made the board to help her manifest Barack Obama being elected into the Presidency.  In the vision board, she said the image of herself wearing a dress was what she was going to wear at his inauguration.  And guess what?  Obama did win, and though she wore a different dress to the inauguration, her vision of Obama becoming the first black President of the United States came true.

Having pulled herself out of poverty, Oprah Winfrey became one of the most influential and most famous self-made woman millionaires in the world.  She is definitely one of the most inspirational images in popular culture.

Print out pictures of Oprah and place this on your vision board if you want to be an influential businesswoman or media mogul, or if you want to get out of poverty.


Jim Carrey is one of the most influential and successful comedians in Hollywood.  He came into prominence in the 1990s after starring in a series of blockbuster movies, such as Ace Ventura:  Pet Detective, The Mask, and Dumb and Dumber.

In the early 90s, Jim Carrey was a struggling actor.  He made himself a check to be enchased in 1994.  He wrote $10 Million on this check for “Acting Services Rendered.”  He placed it in his wallet and looked at it every day to motivate and inspire him.

In 1994, he learned that he was to be paid $10 Million to star in the movie, Dumb and Dumber, thus, making his dream come true.

Carrey has also spoken publicly about the use of vision boards as a tool to achieve goals.  Before he got famous, he said he created vision boards using images of himself on red carpets and accepting awards, motivating him to stay focused on achieving his dreams.

Print out pictures of Jim Carrey or his movies and post them on your vision board.  He is the perfect inspiration for actors who may be struggling, or for comedians who want to have the level of success that he’s had.

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Jack Canfield is a best-selling author, keynote speaker, and successful businessman.  He appeared in the movie, The Secret, detailing how he created a check in the amount of $100,000 for his book series, “Chicken Soup for the Soul,” which eventually became an international bestseller, selling over 500 Million copies worldwide.

Canfield is also one of the most sought-after motivational speakers in the world.  He’s also created a program called, “The Success Principles,” which includes a section on making vision boards.

Print out a picture of the Chicken Soup for the Soul book series if you’re a writer or motivational speaker who wants to get inspired by Jack Canfield’s story.


Katy Perry is one of the most successful music artists of all time, having sold over 100 Million records in her career.  In interviews, Perry stated that she’s been making vision boards as early as 9 years old when her teacher in school asked their class to make boards about what they wanted to achieve.

Since then, Perry has used vision boards to help her achieve her goals.  She constantly makes them to help her stay focused and motivated on things she’s working on.

In 1993, when Selena Quintanilla won a Grammy, she used the picture of Selena on her vision board about wanting to win her very own Grammy someday.  Though Perry hasn’t won a Grammy award, she’s been nominated a total of 13 times.

She’s also encouraged her fans to create vision boards to help them stay inspired and motivated.  Print out a picture of Katy Perry if you want to have similar successes in your career.


Sara Blakely is the founder of Spanx, a multi-billion dollar company that started selling legless pantyhose.  Blakely is one of the most popular self-made women billionaires in the world and has constantly used vision boards, visualizations, and affirmations to help her achieve her goals.

One of the things she visualized was a product she could sell to many people so she can become a millionaire.  This product was eventually the legless pantyhose and eventually led to becoming an underwear and shapewear company whose products are often copied by other brands.

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One of the vision boards she made was a picture of Oprah Winfrey because she wanted her company to be featured in one of the shows.  And guess what?  She did get featured in the show with Oprah loving and even using Spanx.

Sara Blakely is a great inspiration for anyone who wants to start a business or become a self-made billionaire.


Beyonce doesn’t need an introduction but if you don’t know her, here’s some info:  she is the most decorated woman musician in the world, having won a total of 28 Grammy awards and counting.

Though Beyonce has never publicly stated she uses vision boards, videos of her in her studio, office, and in interviews show plenty of different vision boards on the wall.  A writer from British Vogue, who interviewed Beyonce stated there were tons of collages on the walls of her studio when she was making her “Self-Titled” album.  Images ranged from pregnant moms, her past concerts and achievements, writings, inspiring figures, and goals scattered on the walls.

In an interview on 60 Minutes, Beyonce mentioned having a picture of an Oscar award on her gym wall.  She hasn’t achieved it yet, though she did get her first Oscar nomination for Best Original Song for the movie, King Richard, in 2022.

Post a picture of Beyonce on your vision board if you want to have the same success as the multimedia artists in your career.


And lastly, some of the most inspiring men and women in the world are Olympic athletes.  They train for many years to compete in one or two events that only last a few minutes, but these goals are incredibly rare to achieve.

This means anyone who wins a Gold medal in the Olympics is the best in the world, and winning the top prize is a feat so rare that only the most elite athletes are only able to achieve them in a lifetime.

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Visualization is a common technique in professional athletes that helps them concentrate and stay focused on the tasks at hand.  Mikaela Shiffrin, the youngest gold medalist in women’s slalom history, said she visualized herself standing at the top of the podium before the Sochi Winter Olympics even began.

Canadian bobsledder Lyndon Rush also visualized himself doing a course several hundred times before the actual event.  By the time he competed, it felt as if he had physically done the course in real life, helping him win.

Nastia Liukin, the 2008 Olympic All-Around Gold Medalist has mentioned using vision boards to help her achieve her wins.  She is a 5-time Olympic medalist, two-time World Champion on the balance beam, and one-time World Champion on the uneven beam.

In an interview in People magazine, Liukin encourages young gymnasts to create their very own vision boards to help them achieve their goals.

For budding athletes, having inspiration can help you train harder and stay focused on your goals.  Use these Olympic champions to inspire you to achieve the greatest dreams in your career.

Vision boards are an amazing tool to help you manifest your goals but sometimes, choosing what to put on your collage can be a challenge.

Use these inspiring men and women as inspiration to achieve similar or even greater success in whatever field you choose to have.

You can use a physical vision board, a digital board, or even vision board kits to create your inspirational vision board.  Vision board kits like The Vision Cloud Original Vision Board Kit are a great options since they have everything you need to make one from scratch.

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There is no need to collect magazines and spend hours trying to find one single photo that resonates with your goals because it has 100 images, 60 motivational words, 40 stickers, and activities that can help you craft a vision board that inspires you every day to take the steps to make your dreams a reality.

Take the first step to manifesting your dreams with a vision board inspirational theme featuring these successful men and women who have made their dreams come true.  And as we mentioned early in this article if they can do it, so can you.

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