The function of this book is to simply hold pictures and possibly some text (other than what is placed in the Grounding/Reminders/Inspiration Notebook) of anything that is appealing to you in any way. It could be a smile, a person who is well-known, a landscape, etc.
The Contents Of The Visuals Notebook - What I put in mine, though you can add more and perhaps this will help spark your ideas. This is the link to a word document for your printing of it, but I copied and pasted it to the end of this page, for convenience of reference.
WHY A VISUALS NOTEBOOK?
We are a visual people.
We “see” things quicker when they are visual, rather than in just words.
We can totally “revitalize” ourselves in just a few moments with “the visuals”!
It’s always a delight to thumb through it, sometime along with my Memories Book. I can re-experience the best in life – in no time at all, in a series of flashes.
Keep this book accessible, along with, perhaps, the Grounding/Reminders/Inspiration Notebooks. And use it to create a new view, or a new viewpoint, attitude, reticular activating target, etc. – to rejuvenate, to reenergize!
Simply see the table of contents and put it together by inserting pictures of sayings in clear “sheet protectors” (the ones with a tab on the side for the holes, so you don’t have to punch holes through the sheets) and separate the section with dividers designed to fit the sheet protectors.
Filling one of these up is a delightful day or ½ day project, cutting out from all sorts of magazines or even adding pictures. See the Table of Contents section where I’ve listed some of the things I’ve included in mine.
THIS IS A GOOD BOOK TO KEEP "OUT" - On the coffee table?
MY “VISUALS” NOTEBOOK CONTENTS
(This is my personal Visuals Notebook, which I just love to look at.)
PEOPLE I ADMIRE
MY “VISUALS” NOTEBOOK TABLE OF CONTENTS
See examples on the following page.
#CATEGORYWHAT’S IN THE CATEGORY
10 EXPERIENCES Experiences I want to have, from sensual to uplifting to
11 EMOTIONS Emotions I’d love to experience
12 BEAUTY Beauty that is inspiring and wonderful to look at, from
scenario to anything that is beauty
15 TRAVEL Where I want to go or be
20 PEOPLE Beautiful people to just people
21 PEOPLE I ADMIRE Inspiring people, extraordinary people…
25 RELATIONSHIPS Inspiring, beautiful, touching or anything that appeals to me.
30 MEMORIES Pleasant memories, even pictures of me… Also see Memories
40 SPACES Spaces and places I could live in and be in, or just look at.
50 THINGS Things that appeal, from watches to yachts to …
61 INSPIRATIONS Anything that inspires me, visually or in words
63 WISDOM Anything that reminds me of what is wise and true in life.
65 SAYINGS Sayings I just like, ones that might be included above, but they
just fit here. See also Reminder Notebook
SOME THINGS I HAVE IN MY VISUALS
Not necessarily in order, but here is a listing of some of the things I have in the notebook. It’s always a delight to thumb through it, sometime along with my Memories Book. I can re-experience the best in life – in no time at all, in a series of flashes.
A touching picture of the President tearing up, holding a flag in September 11 anniversary.
A few pictures of family and some special people in my life.
A cut out of a Kinkade painting
Beautiful scenery, landscapes, seascapes, sunsets.
A home library with a full built in book shelf to the ceiling.
Celine Dion and husband, Travolta and Preston
John F. Kennedy walking and holding his little son’s hand
An inspiring newspaper article and several from magazines
Some really sharp looking people or people with great expressions on their faces
A beautiful body
A series of great smiles
Some of the stars
Tiger Woods, with trophy, with famous upraised power fist
A beautiful scene with the words “Attack Life!”
Two pages of a map of the world, indicating where I’ve been
Oprah with Tom Hanks – inspiring people
A note I wrote to my Dad at 21, which he kept in his center drawer to look at frequently
A xerox copy of some plaques and of some dedications in books gifted to me.
A copy of one of my achievements in leading the company.
An article about me!
A Newsweek cover of September 11, raising the flag, the explosion, the rubble…
My Mother Earth Church certificate for my “honorary” Doctor of Divinity (from a friend)
Some newspaper clippings of the celebration of life of an inspiring person in my life
Some great travel shots
Some ideas that I found inspiring
Some houses, some watches, some yachts
People having “experiences” and/or expressing great emotions
More inspiring people
Some drawings of who I can be and some of dreams