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Why You Should Make a Vision Board for the New Year for Your Home, Small Business, or Both

Have you ever made a vision board for your home or business for the New Year? They’re so much fun and so powerful for focusing your efforts, energy, and intentions for a brand new year ahead.


Making a vision board for either home or business or both will help keep your new year in check and on point. When you’re intentional and focus your efforts on something, you will attract or get what you focus on. How many times do we fill ourselves with the negative and then experience more of it. And how many times to we focus on the positive and gratitude and feel better and more inspired?


Whether you follow the law of attraction or not, vision boards are great for visual learners and help you revisit your goals so you’re more apt to achieve them.

You can make vision boards for your spiritual life or mindset—a board that elicits feelings you want to experience or a mindset you want to take on in the New Year. It could feature inspirational quotes or aspects of your faith or spirituality you want to grow in.

You can also make one for your home—a board that speaks to the kind of home you want to buy or keep. Maybe you want to be tidier and more minimal in the New Year. Maybe you want to start a garden or move. Add those things to your vision board so you can see what you’re aiming for.


Small business vision boards can also be really powerful, helping you focus your thoughts on the success you want to achieve in your business. You can cut out pictures of websites you love or words that speak to what you’re trying to achieve in your business.


If you’re a visual person and struggle setting goals for your small business, this can help you actually do it. Browse the Insta feeds of your mentors, peruse Pinterest for blog posts and resources you need and grab words or images from there. Once you have your board, it might be easier for you to then make a list of what you want to accomplish in the new year.


I challenge you to make a New Year vision board this year, have fun with it, and see what it takes you.

Let me know in the comments on in an email what your goals are this year.

xoxo Chelsey

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Family Holiday Traditions and Fun Christmas Activities in Las Vegas

I love holiday traditions, and I want to know yours! This time of the year is filled with so much anticipation and cheer and I love partaking in old family Christmas traditions and thinking up new ones.


So my holiday traditions include a few things. I spend Thanksgiving with my family and we always decorate the Christmas tree the day after Thanksgiving and start the rest of the Christmas decor for the house.


For Christmas, I go up to Park City, UT for a white Christmas surrounded by family. Living in Vegas, that’s just not something we get here. We also open up one gift on Christmas Eve and the rest Christmas morning.  Spending time with family at the annual family holiday party is always a hoot.


In the month of December, leading up to Christmas, I seek out fun Christmas activities in Las Vegas. I always go to the Magical Forest at Opportunity Village and Glittering Lights at the Speedway. The Magical Forest is a winter wonderland and it’s simply amazing! It’s like walking through your very own Christmas village. There’s tons of great food and music PLUS the money raised goes to support an organization doing amazing work for those with disabilities.

Glittering lights at the Speedyway is absolutely beautiful. You get to drive through millions of lights and displays and it really ushers in the holiday spirit.


As the holiday season rolls around quickly, what are you getting ready to do to celebrate the season?


Send me an email or comment below. I can’t wait to hear all about your holiday traditions and maybe add some new ones to my mix.

Xoxo, Chelsey

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Not All Platforms Are the Same: What Content Should You Share On Each Social Media Platform?

If you’re running a small business, startup, or operate as a solopreneur, chances are your time and manpower are limited. You likely wear a number of hats and have various goals and objectives to reach in your business. This means when it comes to curating content for social media platforms, you need to identify the kind of content that performs best on the different platforms and who you’re trying to reach.


According to a Pew Research Center survey done in March 2018, 68% of US adults used Facebook and 73% used YouTube on their phones. Among US young adults ( between 18-24 years of age), 78% use Snapchat and 71% use Instagram, and 45% use Twitter. 94% of young adults in the US aged 18-24 years old, use YouTube.


So, as you can see, different age groups gravitate more towards different platforms, so if your target audience is in a particular age demographic, you should definitely do further research on where they’re “hanging out.”


Let’s take a look at the top platforms and what to post, because you should not post the exact same thing on each platform. It’s important to remember that people follow you on different platforms for different reasons, so don’t bore them with the same content.


Facebook

With it’s clickable link feature within posts, Facebook makes it really easy to drive traffic from it’s platform to your own. Because of this, Facebook is a great place for announcements, event details, sharing more information about your company, blog posts, and newsletter sign ups. People often come to Facebook to get information and to find out what’s going on.


Instagram

Instagram is the place for pictures. People go to Instagram to see beautiful images, useful videos or stories, and to find inspiration—in a sense. To notice the “ambiance” of Instagram is to see that it is a place where much less division and debate occurs and where brand building can really happen.


This is the place where you want to share your best photos—photos of food from a yummy recipe you just made or photos of some behind-the-scenes action going on in your business.


Twitter

Twitter is for one liners. It’s for quick interactions with consumers, announcements, networking and reputation management. While other platforms focus on distributing and consuming content, Twitter is meant for interaction, so it’s a place where your focus should be on adding value to a conversation and differentiating yourself.


Snapchat

The younger generation loves Snapchat because it provides a way to share a moment to a direct person in an immediately consumable format that feels temporary ( despite the fact that screenshots can be captured). It “feels” more private than Facebook and people love to send wacky pictures with funny faces or quirky filters.


Businesses use Snapcat to give “access” to live events and deliver sneak peeks and exclusive announcements before they roll out on a bigger scale. Like on Instagram and Facebook, they partner with influencers and run promotions or campaigns.


YouTube

One of the top reasons people use YouTube is to seek information. It’s a great place to share educational content, which can better inform your audience and introduce new people to your business.


This is a quick rundown of the kind of content people get from the top social media platforms and where adults and young adults are spending their time online. Definitely dig into the research for your business, but remember—each platform has a different person, which means your audience should see a slightly different side of you on each one.


If you’re already curating content for social media and you’re in need of social media share images or business cover photos for your social media platforms, I’d love to help.


Reach out to me via the contact page for more information.

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