A brand new year brings a renewed sense of hope, aspirations, goals and dreams.

To me a brand new year holds so many new possibilities and opportunities.  It is like standing in front of a blank canvass and creating it any way that you would like.

Now for some, narrowing down their dreams and goals can feel overwhelming while for others, it spurs on creativity, fun and play.  The second description feels more expansive in energy, so let’s go with it!

Keeping this in mind, here are some key questions….What is your heart’s desire for 2016?

What would you love to achieve that is almost too good to be true?

What experiences do you want to manifest?

What is your income goal?  What do you want your business and life to look like on December 31st 2016?

Hmmm…These are pondering type questions. To help you gain clarity on your heart’s desire, a fun and creative exercise is to create a vision board.

A vision board is powerful visual representation of your desired future. Some refer to it as a collage that includes visual images of what you desire.

To help you get started, here are 5 steps in creating and manifesting your vision.

Step 1:  Set and state your intention.  What do you want to achieve in 2016?  Perhaps you want to double your income with grace and ease or something else.  Your intention acts as a compass and forms the basis for your vision and goals.

Step 2:  Collect visual images from magazines, books, the internet, etc. that speak to you in relation to your intention.  You will need to set aside some uninterrupted time to cut out the images and arrange them like a collage and glue them on large paper or a big board.  The images can represent visual metaphors for what you want to manifest.  They can also help you to understand yourself and your aspirations better.

In addition to images, you can also collect words or phrases that speak to you.

Have fun with this by playing music, drinking your favorite beverage, snacks, etc.  The key to this is to work as much as possible with you intuition when choosing the images and phrases.

It is important to go with the flow and not to over think the process.

Step 3: Complete collage and assess it.  What is the story of your vision board or collage? What is the theme?  It is important to know that you are the one telling the story and interpreting your creation, so make sure that you feel aligned to it.  And…that you love it!

Step 4: Visualize your desires. Place your vision board somewhere where you can see it on a daily basis so you are always reminded of your vision and goals.  Take time daily to get quiet, close your eyes and visualize what you desire.  Do this practice consistently until you feel that your vision and goals have been integrated into your being at a cellular level.

Step 5: Believe, Release & Act.  It is essential to have the belief and conviction that your vision will come true.  Once you have that conviction and “inner knowing” then you can release it to the Universe and know that it will bear fruit.

You will find that the Universe will start to bring you opportunities whether it is through people or other resources to help you with your vision and goals.  Be sure to take action and follow your intuitive leads. Coincidences and synchronicities will begin to appear, which is a great way to know that you are on the right path.

So what about you dear reader, what one specific action can you take to create or ground your vision for 2016?  Enjoy your creation.  I am so excited for you!

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Meriflor Toneatto, the Millionaire Difference Makers™ Mentor, is creator of the Millionaire Difference Makers™ PathMeriflor Photo for visionary women entrepreneurs.

She is a best-selling author of Money, Manifestation & Miracles: 8 Holistic Principles for Transforming Women’s Relationship with Money, and has been featured on television, radio, print and online.

She is a former executive who managed 8-figure public sector budgets that created major initiatives for social impact.

As CEO & Founder of her company Power With Soul, Meriflor combines her expertise on women’s relationship with money and her 15-year executive experience in leadership, business strategy and social impact for phenomenal results.

Meriflor is honored to serve women entrepreneurs who are or aspire to be global “difference makers” via a financially rich and successful business—leveraging money and business as a powerful force for good in the world.

She is a recipient of the prestigious Amethyst Award for Excellence and Outstanding Achievement from the Government of Ontario, Canada.