Wondering how to make your dreams ACTUALLY become a reality? Well, then it’s time to try the Chalkboard Method! The Chalkboard Method is a way of taking action on the long-term goals you have for yourself, your business, or any area of life you want to improve. Here are 8 ways the Chalkboard Method helps you get exactly what you want based on the book, Being Boss by Kathleen Shannon and Emily Thompson.
1. It’s all about creating space
Creating space is how the Chalkboard Method works magic. Now, what does creating space actually mean? Think about it like this. Let’s say your goal is to have 100,000 followers on Instagram by the end of 2021, but as of right now you only have 300. The jump seems massive and almost overwhelming but it doesn’t have to be. The Chalkboard method breaks down your long term goal and makes it really simple for you to understand. To be ready to do so, you need to be ready mentally. Create the space so you are able to receive what the world will soon offer.
2. How to make it
All you will need will be a chalkboard, poster-board, dry-erase board, or anything that you can write on that is big enough for you to visually see the works of this method. You will also need chalk or markers and around 30 minutes to an hour of time!
The next step is to decide what you want to track. This can be anything from new clients, social media followers, personal goals, passions, anything! It doesn’t matter what it is, but as long as it is catered to what you want to achieve.
After you have established what you would like to achieve, you need to create a timeline. In the book, they recommend tracking quarterly, monthly, or yearly. Why they suggest this time frame is because it actually gives you enough time to actually achieve the goals you are setting for yourself.
Mantras are short phrases that are usually one to sentences that express what you want in the present tense. A great mantra can look just as such, “I am grateful that I attract long-term customers who support my brand”. Having a mantra helps you speak your goals into existence. It makes the dream become a reality and you will be more likely to want to achieve more by speaking out about what you want every day.
4. Why it works
This method works because it holds you accountable. You see this big board full of your dreams you want to accomplish. It forces you to think of how to achieve these dreams in the amount of time you set for yourself. The fun part about this board is when you are able to write down the achievements you are seeing. By doing so, it motivates you to keep going with the method.
5. Take pics of the progress
A great way to keep track of all that you accomplish is by taking pictures. Since this method DOES work, it’s easy to get caught up in what you are trying to accomplish at the moment, or what you would like to accomplish in the future. What’s very important especially when you are traveling down the road of success is to remember all that you have accomplished. Taking pictures or writing down what you have previously accomplished will remind us of how awesome we are and that we can truly accomplish anything! It’s motivation captured, so don’t forget to document it!
6.Find who you are
The Chalkboard Method helps us come to terms with many things when doing so. One of them being that it helps us find who we are and what we actually want in life. The reason for this happening is that when you are working towards a goal, you realize fast if this is what you truly want. Sometimes we come to conclusions that the thing you were working for does align with who you are or your business. Or perhaps it doesn’t make you feel fulfilled. You easily find out what you like, don’t like, what you’re good at and what you need to work on.
The great thing about finding out what you need to work on when it comes to this process is that a lot of those times those things that we are “struggling” at are the things that actually become our strength. It’s a powerful process even if you find that something isn’t working for you. The main achievement is that you get to learn more of yourself and pivot your goals into what is more aligned for you. If you hadn’t tried, how would you have known?!
7. The Method bring forth passions
As said previously, this method really teaches us about ourselves. Another great achievement we will learn is about our passions. A lot of us go through life and struggle with the fact that we don’t know where to go or who to be in life. Some of us can’t even comprehend where to start!
The Chalkboard Method is a great place to start if that is what you are having an issue with. It opens your mind to new and amazing possibilities. The goal of this method is trying anything and everything. Try old things, new things, weird and scary things. Nothing good will happen if you don’t try and unfortunately, when you try new things in life you will see the ugly of it, but you will also see the absolute beauty of it also.
8. Dreams become reality
Any goal and dream that is aligned with who you are or what you would like to accomplish will come to life through the Chalkboard Method. It teaches you how to really believe in yourself and to push forward in life to accomplish what sits inside of us. Life is hard if you don’t have the ball rolling, but once you push towards a direction you want, nothing can stop you but you. Go out into the world and find yourself. Learn about who you are and never let anyone stop you.