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VIP Speakers Announced For Best-Selling Author Joyce Schwarz Virtual Vision Board Bootcamp 8/2-9/16 SIGN UP BY 7/26 & Get a Free $50 Gift Certificate BONUS

Great news, we have set the agenda for Series #2 of THE VISION BOARD bootcamp which starts on August 2 at 12 noon and runs 6 consecutive Mondays through 9/16/10.  http://visionboardbootcampaug2tosept13.eventbrite.com

Joycefoxstrategy As seen on Fox National News Strategy Room, Joyce Schwarz, best-selling author of THE VISION BOARD book is conducting the Virtual Vision Board bootcamp, August 2- September 16 via teleworkshop. Sign up now:  
http://visionboardbootcampaug2tosept13.eventbrite.com

STILL TIME TO MAKE YOUR DREAMS COME TRUE THIS SUMMER IN 6 WEEKS!

There's still time this summer to make your dreams come true in 6 weeks according to Joyce Schwarz, best-selling author of THE VISION BOARD book and creator of the Virtual Vision Board bootcamp which is delivered via weekly tele-workshops (you call into a number we give you - no computer is needed. Serving as assistant director for Vision Board Bootcamp is Marion Brown, from Seattle, Washington area.

BOOTCAMP #1 SUCCESS STORIES :Here are just  a few of the dreams that came true for past attendees of Vision Board Bootcamp:

*Increased sales by 150 percent in 4 weeks....

*Cut stress in life by 2/3 now able to enjoy extreme self-care like weeklly massages, gardening and other wonders.

*Found out a way to relieve anxiety and pressure and get the energizing benefits of a walk in the woods without leaving your desk proven by Scientific American study.

*Created $10,000 of new income over July 4 weekend.

*Got permission to emigrate to Canada from mainland China

*Launched a new online business with another bootcamp member and flew to her city to work on the website with her --all even before bootcamp was OVER!

SPEAKERS SET FOR BOOTCAMP SERIES 2 include:

Julie Thong, best-selling author and motivational speaker who escaped the Cambodian Death Camps.Her book is called:  Khanteya: My Courageous Quest for Love and Freedom

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Motivational speaker and author Julie Thong will be a special VIP Guest for Joyce Schwarz Virtual Vision Board Bootcamp on August 2, 2010 for more information,email: joyceschwarz@gmail.com

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www.lisacianci.com:  Lisa Cianci has been featured in the Journal of Longevity and will share the story of how as a hard-driving, successful leader in design and architecture she was  "Basically, I was living a 'man's life'. Denying my feminine power. I needed to reconnect with Mother Earth, my son and with the spirit of God." And how she overcame breast cancer and refound her true essence and spirit!

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K
aren Strickholm is an inspirational writer, essayist and successful business woman who lives in Santa Fe, New Mexico. She will share with us how she has dealt with the challenge of turning 50 and finding out the same day she had a brain tumor! She will be the speaker for the third week of Vision Board Bootcamp. 

Watch this blog for more info on the other three speakers being booked for Vision Board Bootcamp. Sign up before 7/26 and get a $50 gift certificate bonus and you will also get a small group coaching session with Joyce Schwarz FREE!

Value: $250.00 all for $97.00   http://visionboardbootcampaug2tosept13.eventbrite.com

To see a free chapter of THE VISION BOARD book go to http://tinyurl.com/thevisionboard and click on look insidebook

   

 


Watch Best-selling Author Joyce Schwarz, The Vision Board Book on National Fox Strategy Room Show Channel Tuesday 7/20

Is it time to 're-vision' your dreams for 2010?  Were your New Year's Resolutiosn broken a long time ago? We'll you're in luck!

   You'll get another chance to find out how to re-vision your goals for 2010 when you watch Fox News Strategy Room on Tuesday, July 20, 2010 at 11:40 a.m EST and 8:40 PST.

Joyceandbooknew Best-selling author Joyce Schwarz will be featured on Fox News National Strategy room on Tuesday, July 20 at 11:40 am EST which is 8:40 am PST 

   Featured guest on Fox's Strategy Room is Joyce Schwarz, Hollywood Career Strategist and marketing expert and business speaker and best-selling author of The Vision Board: the secret to an extraordinary life from Harper Collins Publishing, Collins Design, December 2009. See a free chapter at http://tinyurl.com/seeinsidebook

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     watch Joyce Schwarz on Tuesday, July 20 on Fox national News new show called Strategy room -- on Fox TV -- see her at 8:40 am EST and 11:40 am PST   FOX NEWS Strategy Room is the new frontier for media – a live program  featuring Fox News Anchors/Reporters hosting exciting guests from 9am-4pm est.  Viewers are the heart of the show and they actually read comments on the air - so please watch and write in!

Scbeduled host for the Strategy Room segment with best-selling author Joyce Schwarz is Uma Pemmaraju
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 Uma Pemmaraju, Fox News anchor, Joyce Schwarz, best-selling author of The VIsion Board book on Fox's Strategy Room July 20, 2010 For more information contact joyceschwarz(at)gmail.com or email: thevisionboard@aol.com  PLUS you can go to www.visionboard.info and sign up for a free newsletter and go to Amazon.com to buy THE VISION BOARD book. See a free chapter by going to: http://tinyurl.com/thevisionboard and click on see inside ENJOY  The Vision Board book is also available in more than 6000 bookstores nationwide especially at Barnes & Noble and Borders and ask at your favorite independent bookstore too.
Peek at the vision board that Joyce Schwarz created to thank Uma and the Fox team:
VISION BOARD JOYCE SCHWARZ CREATED TO THANK FOX NEWS TEAM ON THE STRATEGY ROOM ONLINE FOR INTERVIEW FOR THE VISION BOARD BOOK

Above see the Gratitude Vision Board, Author Joyce Schwarz, The Vision Board book created to thank the FoxNews.com team including Uma Pemmaraju and Jordan Chariton. For more info on The Vision Board book go to the book's blog at www.visionboard.info or email: thevisionboard@aol.com.
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You can see a free chapter of THE VISION BOARD book at: http://www.tinyurl.com/thevisionboard and the book is available for purchase at more than 6000 bookstores nationally including Barnes & Noble, Borders and more.

 
 
 

Make Your Dreams Come True in 6 weeks via Tele-workshop Vision Board Bootcamp Founded By Joyce Schwarz, best-selling author The Vision Board Book Starts August 2

Make your dreams come true in 6 weeks. Vision Board Bootcamp starts August 2via tele-workshop. You just need a phone to attend from anywhere in the world. And we can send you the MP3 recordings of the call if you miss a class or can't attend one of the days of bootcamp.

Vision Board Bootcamp meets once a week at 12 noon on Mondays -- here is the registration information:


How to use dreams, visioning & vision boards to be more creative inspired by Leonardo DiCaprio Film Inception from Best-selling author Joyce Schwarz, THE VISION BOARD

DISCOVERING THE POWER OF DEFINING IMAGES:

by Joyce Schwarz

While delving into the writing of my book THE VISION BOARD: the secret to an extraordinary life, Harper Collins Publishing, Collins Design,12/22/09, I became even more fascinated than ever before with the power of imagery and what I call 'defining" images to power change in a person's life and work.

HOW VISUAL IMMERSION SPURS CREATIVITY

Bear with me a bit as I explain this fascination with defining images and then I'll show you how it ties together with the new Leaonardo DiCaprio film INCEPTION and what you can discover about creativity from watching that film and putting some of these key concepts into practice.

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Best-selling author Joyce Schswarz, The Vision Board: the secret to an extraordinary life explains how vision board fans can take their life and work visioning to a deeper level after watching the new movie INCEPTION starring Leonardo DeCaprio in her new blog post on www.hollywood2020.net

 

VISUAL MAP THAT EMPOWERS YOU TO LIVE THE FUTURE NOW!

Vision Boards as I found out researching their origin and popular culture impact back in 2007  are a deceptively simple way of creating a visual map to the life you desire to live. And in fact, truthfully my agent and I sold the book to Harper Collins based on a pitch that the volume would be a cross-between design and self help. The book proposal I wrote positioned vision boards as a type of folk art that was infused with new spiritual impact by being featured in the inspirational film THE SECRET and later on Oprah's show. 

RISE IN POPULARITY OF VISION BOARD and DREAM BOARD AS TERMS AND AS EXERCISES IN OUR POPULAR CULTURE

Blogger note-- since that time in '07, I've monitored the rise of vision boards as an increasingly recognizable term in our popular culture and media. But that's another blog in itself. Suffice to say I've collected blog posts and news articles that document vision boards being used in such TV shows as "It's ALWAYS SUNNY IN PHILADELPHIA", THE BACHELOR and films like THE WOMEN and others.

 

VISION BOARDS AND BEAN COUNTERS DO MIX

Most recently I saw that vision board creation was part of an opening session at an accountants convention in the Midwest -- vision boards and bean counters do mix!

 

  PAST-TENSE IN ADVANCE:   In my Certified Vision Board Coach training (more than 75 CVBC grads around the globe) I explain that to truly activate a vision board -- or more correctly I should say to use the vision board as a tool to activate your own life, one of the techniques that provokes the strongest responses to that visual map is to do what I call "past-tense in advance".

Literally, take a leap of faith into the future and live that life you desire. Desire or what we call in the spiritual or wisdom community is better termed INTENTION.

 

A modifed version of this would be:  if you have a Jaguar sports car on your vision board, you will head to the Jaguar showroom and finagle a test drive.

At the very least, you'll get someone at the showroom to take a picture of you 'driving the Jaguar' while it sits in the showroom. And even before you get into the car you will feel the body of the car, touch the tires, run your hand across the chrome and as you open the door, you might even say to yourself, I'm opening the door to my Jaguar now and breath in the heady Jaguar new car smell.

    Later you'll take the picture of you in the Jaguar and put it on your vision board and maybe even blog tht experience or make a Youtube video about it. Not unlike what WORK OF ART did recently with their reality show as the artists visit a new car showroom in NYC  on BRAVO network.

   Something I've often believed but had little scientific evidence for was that the "feeling' of the experience is more important than the visual -- immersing yourself into the future and bringing that bit of the future back to the present. Knowing now that YOU can experience it again and WILL.

 

    CREATIVITY/DREAMS ABOUT THE FEELING not just the visual: As  Ellen Page who plays Ariadne, a gifted young architecture student says in the film the feeling of the dreamscape is more important or stronger than the visual. 


SCIENCE FICTION BECOMING SCIENCE FACT:

 

As this headline of the best news story I could find on the "psychology of Inception' explains science fiction is fast becoming science fact especially in the study of the brain:

abcnews.go.com/Entertainment/inside-inception-christopher.../story?id...

ABC News - Jul 16, 2010 The subhead for that article is: Dream Experts Say 'Inception's' Conception of the Subconscious Isn't Far From Sciencesee abc news story

LUCID DREAMING AT THE CORE OF INCEPTION's Plot

 as the ABC story says, producer: Nolan takes the concept of lucid dreaming -- a dream in which the subject is aware that they're dreaming and can manipulate the dream -- and runs with it.

Expert explains POWER OF DREAMS in that same ABC news article : If you tell yourself, 'Tonight when I dream, I want to realize that I'm dreaming .....that's the single most powerful technique," said Deirdre Leigh Barrett, professor of psychology at Harvard Medical School and editor of "The New Science of Dreaming."

CONTROLLING DREAMS AGE-OLD PRACTICE -- anyone into yoga or Buddhism or other practices knows that controlling one's dreams is an age-old practice. And delving into the various levels of consciousness is a skill that can be learned. That's why I included a whole chapter on the ancient art of visioning in my book THE VISION BOARD in fact.

DELVING INTO OTHER'S DREAMS POSSIBLE -- as many of us who watch lots of PBS TV and medical dramas know at UCLA and UC Berkeley  they are already looking at neural images that evolve during the dream state. Cognitive neuroscience techniques allow researchers to view three-dimensional brain scans as they happen, and methods of monitoring the subconscious continue to advance.

 

Couple this headline this spring from Intel: 

·  Intel Shows Off 'Mind-Reading' Brain-Scan Technology with this picture from the DAILY MAIL news report and you'll get the idea of what is already possible.

·  AS SHOWN IN THE DAILY MAIL and blogged in the HUFFINGTON POST in April, 2010

IN INCEPTION the plot is driven by the concept of "dream sharing" how viable is that in today's world? The ABC story says, "You'll find it in mystical works going back thousands of years," said Dr. Matthew Edlund, author of "The Power of Rest." "You'll find in some cultures that priests are thought to be able to enter into people's dreams, like a Shaman can enter into a sick person's dream and help them with their illness." 

INCUBATION -- setting the stage for your dreams & creative exploration

TIPS ON CREATIVITY and use of dreams to empower you!

That same ABC News article closes with a separate sidebar that talks about harnessing the power of dreams through a term called "incubation"

 Deirdre Leigh Barrett, professor of psychology at Harvard Medical School, explains that psychologists have developed rituals that aid in 'incubation' for those who want to use dreams to increase creativity and solve problems. Barrett offers the usual tips for remembering dreams but uses these as a way to 'encourage' creative dreaming ie 1) write down what you want to dream about 2) Sit on your bed and visualize yourself dreaming about the issue/problem or opportunity and keep a pencil handy of course for wakening in the am etc

These are the usual things we almost all know about remembering dreams but this time she encourages us to use these tips to 'shape' the dream itself.

 

AHA --- confirmation for a vision board from a psyche!

The only tip that I really thought Leigh Barrett noted that was novel was to arrange objects that have to do with the creative issue/problem or opportunity  around the bed or post them on the wall

JOYCE's TIPS FOR USING DREAMS FOR CREATIVE EVOLUTION and REALIZING LIFE VISIONS!

So I decided to distill this lengthy post down to its essence. Here are my top five tips for using your dream state to realize your life visions!

1) Create your vision board based on not just the stuff you want -- don't go through the magazines first. Design the board based on your own self-exploration process which can include group visioning or individual work on visioning the essence of your future.

PASSPORT TO POSSIBILITY -- if you're not sure what you want or can't get yourself beyond the stuff --car, house etc. Then I encourage you to see a Certified Vision Board Coach in your area www.visionboardinstitute.com will provide you with a directory so that you can do this powerful exercise that I developed back in 1986 and have used with more than 5000 people to determine what they really want in life.

2) Develop a vision statement -- a strong declarative sentence that explains not only what you want but why!  My book THE VISION BOARD tells how to do this in Chapter 2.

3) From that Vision Statement create a mini-vision board with a handful of powerful images that literally envision that statement.

4) Develop additional rituals around your use of the vision board -- but the most important one is to put the board into action or rather -- you get into action and not only See the vision, Feel the Vision but BE THE VISION.

5) Get in as close proximity as possible to your vision and let the feeling soak into every sense of your body, visual, audio, touch, smell etc. Repeat this as many times as you can -- at least once a week.

6) CREATE A TALISMAN --Just as in the movie INCEPTION -- create a talisman that you can take with you wherever you go. In INCEPTION the talisman is a chess piece or a spinning metal top but yours might be a piece of jewelry.

 For example when I was relocating to Hawaii I bought a gold neclace with a golden flip flop charm on it and even during my interview for the Vice President job at the big ad agency I eventually joined I wore that necklace. I owned the job, I owned a piece of Hawaii -- it became part of me I WAS LIVING THE FUTURE now.

 During packing box after box waiting for the movers to come I regularly reached up to touch that golden flip flop and "feel the welcoming shores" of Hawaii flow into me (not over me. Later each anniversary year I was there I bought a new flip flop charm to remind me why I came to Hawaii . Crafting your own charm just like Ellen Page's character does in the film as she designs a golden chess piece may be even more powerful.

7) Add scent to the mix -- if I wanted a client to figure out the how of relocating to Hawaii -- I might suggest that she or he rub coconut oil sun tan lotion on before sleeping.  Or add an infuser with that inviting smell to their bedroom area.

8) ADD TOUCH and TASTE to the mix -- prior to bedtime -- slice into a juicy pineapple from HAWAII get one that even has a sticker on it saying it's from Hawaii -- feel the pricklyness of the outer skin, savor that first piquant taste. Go ahead and live one night without brushing your teeth so the pineapple tast lingers.

9) Buy yourself a flower lei-- in Southern Califronia at graduation time flower leis are fairly reasonable - maybe $12 so buy that orchid lei and wrap it around your pillow feel the flowers and put them near your arm so you brush up against them or if you can sleep with it wear the lei. Make sure it's real flowers though. The flower smell the archtypal symbol of a Hawaiian lei will enhance the imaging.

10) HEAR THE SIREN CALL OF THE FUTURE...adding music to the mix is VERY powerful -- play TINY BUBBLES or some great Hawaiian local band music you find on the web to download on iTunes...listen for at least 15 minutes prior to going to bed. If you can keep your earbuds in to really flow with the beat.

11) Watch a Youtube video of walking on the beach, new software makes it possible to photo-shop you into the video..you can even make a video that shows you living in Hawaii before you ever visit. At the very least 'faux-to-shop' yourself into a picture of you in Hawaii --like I did here:


LIVE YOUR VISION ...best-selling author Joyce Schwarz, THE VISION BOARD explains in her blog post how the new Leonardo DiCaprio Movie INCEPTION reinforces her belief in the ancient art of visioning and vision boards. Joyce is shown above in a photo of her 'faux-to-shopped' into an image of a Hawaiian dancer to reinforce the concept of 'realizing your vision' and living the future now. See http//tinyurl.com/thevisionboard and click on look inside to see more about how the deceptively simple vision board exercise can empower your future!

    NEXT -- an interview with a hypnosis expert and examples of visioning in action! Stay tuned for future blog posts on www.hollywood2020.net.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

By Joyce Schwarz, joyceschwarz@gmail.com

 


 

usual things we almost all know about remembering dreams but this time she encourages us to use these tips to 'shape' the dream itself.

AHA --- confirmation for a vision board from a psyche!

The only tip that I really thought Leigh Barrett noted that was novel was to arrange objects that have to do with the creative issue/problem or opportunity  around the bed or post them on the wall

JOYCE's TIPS FOR USING DREAMS FOR CREATIVE EVOLUTION and REALIZING LIFE VISIONS!

So I decided to distill this lengthy post down to its essence. Here are my top five tips for using your dream state to realize your life visions!

1) Create your vision board based on not just the stuff you want -- don't go through the magazines first. Design the board based on your own self-exploration process which can include group visioning or individual work on visioning the essence of your future.

PASSPORT TO POSSIBILITY -- if you're not sure what you want or can't get yourself beyond the stuff --car, house etc. Then I encourage you to see a Certified Vision Board Coach in your area www.visionboardinstitute.com will provide you with a directory so that you can do this powerful exercise that I developed back in 1986 and have used with more than 5000 people to determine what they really want in life.

2) Develop a vision statement -- a strong declarative sentence that explains not only what you want but why!  My book THE VISION BOARD tells how to do this in Chapter 2.

3) From that Vision Statement create a mini-vision board with a handful of powerful images that literally envision that statement.

4) Develop additional rituals around your use of the vision board -- but the most important one is to put the board into action or rather -- you get into action and not only See the vision, Feel the Vision but BE THE VISION.

5) Get in as close proximity as possible to your vision and let the feeling soak into every sense of your body, visual, audio, touch, smell etc. Repeat this as many times as you can -- at least once a week.

6) CREATE A TALISMAN --Just as in the movie INCEPTION -- create a talisman that you can take with you wherever you go. In INCEPTION the talisman is a chess piece or a spinning metal top but yours might be a piece of jewelry.

 For example when I was relocating to Hawaii I bought a gold neclace with a golden flip flop charm on it and even during my interview for the Vice President job at the big ad agency I eventually joined I wore that necklace. I owned the job, I owned a piece of Hawaii -- it became part of me I WAS LIVING THE FUTURE now.

 During packing box after box waiting for the movers to come I regularly reached up to touch that golden flip flop and "feel the welcoming shores" of Hawaii flow into me (not over me. Later each anniversary year I was there I bought a new flip flop charm to remind me why I came to Hawaii . Crafting your own charm just like Ellen Page's character does in the film as she designs a golden chess piece may be even more powerful.

7) Add scent to the mix -- if I wanted a client to figure out the how of relocating to Hawaii -- I might suggest that she or he rub coconut oil sun tan lotion on before sleeping.  Or add an infuser with that inviting smell to their bedroom area.

8) ADD TOUCH and TASTE to the mix -- prior to bedtime -- slice into a juicy pineapple from HAWAII get one that even has a sticker on it saying it's from Hawaii -- feel the pricklyness of the outer skin, savor that first piquant taste. Go ahead and live one night without brushing your teeth so the pineapple tast lingers.

9) Buy yourself a flower lei-- in Southern Califronia at graduation time flower leis are fairly reasonable - maybe $12 so buy that orchid lei and wrap it around your pillow feel the flowers and put them near your arm so you brush up against them or if you can sleep with it wear the lei. Make sure it's real flowers though. The flower smell the archtypal symbol of a Hawaiian lei will enhance the imaging.

10) HEAR THE SIREN CALL OF THE FUTURE...adding music to the mix is VERY powerful -- play TINY BUBBLES or some great Hawaiian local band music you find on the web to download on iTunes...listen for at least 15 minutes prior to going to bed. If you can keep your earbuds in to really flow with the beat.

11) Watch a Youtube video of walking on the beach, new software makes it possible to photo-shop you into the video..you can even make a video that shows you living in Hawaii before you ever visit. At the very least 'faux-to-shop' yourself into a picture of you in Hawaii --like I did here:


LIVE YOUR VISION ...best-selling author Joyce Schwarz, THE VISION BOARD explains in her blog post how the new Leonardo DiCaprio Movie INCEPTION reinforces her belief in the ancient art of visioning and vision boards. Joyce is shown above in a photo of her 'faux-to-shopped' into an image of a Hawaiian dancer to reinforce the concept of 'realizing your vision' and living the future now. See http//tinyurl.com/thevisionboard and click on look inside to see more about how the deceptively simple vision board exercise can empower your future!

    NEXT -- an interview with a hypnosis expert and examples of visioning in action! Stay tuned for future blog posts on www.hollywood2020.net.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

By Joyce Schwarz, joyceschwarz@gmail.com

 


 


Rave Feviews for The Vision Board book by Joyce Schwsarz now in Dutch roll in online

SO exciting to see the reviews and posts online roll in for THE VISION BOARD book which is now translated into Dutch with a spanking new pink & gold cover -- LOVE IT! ENJOY, This one is from a stylish magazine called mind magazine, so grateful for more info email: joyceschwarz@gmail.com

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ME$$AGE TO 2010 Grads: GET A LIFE NOT JUST A JOB: By Hollywood Career Strategist and New Company Launch Advisor Joyce Schwarz who is also best-selling author of The Vision Board book

GET A LIFE NOT JUST A JOB is a chapter in my best-selling book SUCCESSFUL RECAREERING: When Just Another Job is NOT enough by Career Press, http://tinyurl.com/35tbopy

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Joyce Schwarz, Hollywood Career Strategist & new company launch advisor, www.joycecom.com  signing her best-selling book SUCCESSFUL RECAREERING: When Just Another Job is Not enough at National Cable Convention for CETV (Career Education TV channel)   Get an autographed copy of the book: http://tinyurl.com/35tbopy

EVEN BEFORE YOU CREATE A CAREER VISION BOARD --check out this:

FREE CHAPTER by Joyce Schwarz:  HOW TO GET A LIFE NOT JUST A JOB (updated from the original published in SUCCESSFUL RECAREERING book by Joyce Schwarz originally published by Career Press).

By Joyce Schwarz, email: joyceschwarz@gmail.com  

Before you consider your next job change or even career change, it's crucial that you look at the kind of lifestyle you want today and in the future. As you determine the course of your career path, you'll discover that other facets of your life will enter into the picture as well--where you life, how you spend your money, how you spend your free time.

This career-planning time is also time to think about life planning. When I meet with my clients for the first time, before I ask them what they want to do, I ask them what kind of life they want to live.

Even in carefree Hawaii, there's an expression - Pau Hana--meaning "after work," Until the last decade, most of our lives were built around work and after work.

 It always seemed upside-down to me that our society encourages us to work long hours at something we hate in order to get a few hours to do something we really love. When I grew up in the Midwest, it was the highest of compliments to be referred to as a 'good' worker or 'hard' worker.

WORK 24/7/365 ??

Our days are typically divided into getting ready for work, going to work, working, working lunches, working late, going home from work, dinner and doing the work we took home to do and then planning for the next day of work. And now with twitter and facebook and Blackberries and iPhone -- you can work 24/7/365 --how delightful is that :(

THE RAT IS RACED OUT!

And so day in and day out, 50 weeks a year with two weeks off, we follow this cycle. And we join--you guessed it--the "rat race" until we are so worn out that we have to be retired.

As we've already discussed, you'll probably have as many as seven careers (or more) in your lifetime.

 As my mom said so succinctly when I told her the title of this book, "Yes, no more one job."

VALUE DRIVEN LIFESTYLE not just WORKSTYLE!

 If you are value-driven and lifestyle-driven, you'll find it much easier to create rewarding income streams that fit in with your developing chosen lifestyle.

NOTE that I say "income streams" because that's what matter's today -- taking a job you love may mean that you need to supplement that with additional income. While you are building and creating the lifestyle you want to live -- maybe it's in Corrales, New Mexico where you can raise Arabian horses, you'll want to also create income streams from various sources such as a) day job b) working part-time on a new start-up company for a pal, c) working weekends selling your jewelry or hand made pool cues at an artist or crafts festival or d) teaching sailing classes which enables you to turn a hobby into a valuable income source too.

LIFETYLE vs WORKSTYLE -- most college grads or people looking for something beyond 'just a job" find that even a great work environment can burn you out too -- especially in demanding arenas like entertainment and technology. So it's truly your life-style that will carry you forward.

 When interviewing look for perks the company provides that will support your life values -- ie health food options, a gym at work or nearby, wellness programs, ability to bring your dog to work, childcare and more. 

If you're already at a job and but want a better working environment see if you can organize some fellow colleagues to create values-driven, life-style choices -- you may have to start with the tried and true such as a softball league or a company retreat or lunch and learnign programs where you bring yoga teacher in for 1/2 hour sessions BUT you will be doing yourself and your employer a favor too so take on this challenge!

Integrate your life/work choice: not just a hope and a prayer but a viable option even in this economy.

Go beyond the box -- I like to say "THERE IS NO ENVELOPE" in creating your income sources. Stuck in a dead end job choice or taking a job just to make ends meet -- then realize you're not starting over -- you're starting better!

 In writing this chapter, I wanted to include spectacular stories of people who would inspire you to believe that you could trade your tie for a lasso and ride the open range or sell your BMW and spend the next season of your life climbing Mt. Everest.

 But, when I looked at the case histories, I found that some of them are indeed spectacular, but others may appear more ordinary for "getting a life, not just a job" is a highly personal venture.

Here are three examples of how people I've worked with as an advisor, not only changed their careers but integrated their choices into their lives:

SADAHARU OH -- the Babe Ruth of Japan -- celebrity baseball star creates a legacy not just another income stream! And he created jobs for new grads that were meaningful & FUN!

I had the good fortune to work with international baseball hero Sadahara Oh, "the Japanese Babe Ruth". Oh San, as he is called who had retired from baseball in his 40's and yearned to give back to the people some of the joy of the game he had so loved.

 It was my honor to work with him to set up the World Children's Baseball Foundation, a camp where kids around the world meet to play ball for a few weeks each year. The cool thing about this was that recent grads were hired to help run the camps and bring in sports celebrities from around the world. See how that former camp experience can translate into running a community organization or a nonprofit group. Don't forget non-profit jobs actually pay a salary too or you can combo your nonprofit contract work with other income streams. In this case the perfect combo might have been collecting sports memorabilia and selling it on eBay with a portion going to the non-profit!

 By sharing what he loved, he created a new career for himself in the process. But he didn't do it alone. I worked with him to create a board of advisors ranging from Hollywood celebrities to business leaders to other athletes to help make his dream come true. Now he can travel around the world each summer visiting his baseball camps in foreign lands. And new grads every year join him to help take everyone OUT TO THE BALLPARK -- girls, boys, parents & grandparents all join in.

EVEN A LAW STUDENT can live the dream!

Another extraordinary man was already integrating his career with his lifestyles while he was still in his 20's. I met Douglas Heir while working with Olympians Mary Lou Retton and
Bob Richards on the Wheaties Search for Champions - a national quest for outstanding amateur athletes. Heir was a member of the U.S. Olympic team wheelchair division. He won four medals at the World Olympic Wheelchair games in the javelin and discus competitions. At the time I met him, Heir was also a law student and teaching assistant at Rutger's University. He would not settle for just one career but rather combined his athletic prowess with his quest for the law. Later he may choose to work full time as a lawyer and be a coach on weekends.

REACHING OUT brings great rewards:

Gina, another client, discovered that her true calling was in social work. "There is nothing more fulfilling than helping build a community center brick by brick, board by board with your own hands," she explains. A stint as a volunteer on a local crisis line led her to go back to school at 25 to get her master's degree in social work. After she lost her job at the infamous Enron, she thought the world was over but volunteered at the local YWCA.

 It was there, working with their 'displaced homemaker' program, she realized that just getting another corporate job in Human Resources would not be enough. So she started her own training program and got contractor work from her state economic development division.

NEED A GRAY HAIR on board to get funding?  So the bankers want to see your balance sheet and the office lease rental agent wants a credit check? Yowza I'll bet you never thought you could be too young in this new economy after all how did the founders of Facebook get rich in their 20's?

Never fear -- a gray hair is near!

 I once did a proposal with a colleague on a book called Peach Fuzz & Gray Hair do mix. Because most of us with experience really value new grads because they bring energy and an aversion to the same old, same old that shakes everyone into motion. Here's one example where win-win was great for the recent grad and a 70-something newspaper columnist turned actor.

Many people worry that they are too old to start over. Yet, I've found that my clients successfully recareer at all ages. San Francisco actor and writer Dean Goodman dreamed his whole life of doing films, and in his 70's broke in as a co-star on a Francis Ford Copppola movie. Later he returned to his newspaper critic job of reviewing plays and movies in San Francisco and works as a coach for young directors just out of drama school.

Believe me there is someone out there just yearning to help you succeed and just because their's an age difference doesn't mean they think differently than you. Psychographics -- how you feel and act about something is more important than demographics --how old you are and where you live.

SELLING BATHTUBS ON THE AMAZON RIVER

In doing research for this book, I came across an interesting fact about illustrator H.A. Rey, noted for his charming drawings of Curious George, the nosey little monkey who is always getting himself in and out of trouble. Rey,  sold bathtubs up and down the Amazon River from the age of 26 to 38 until he married his wife, Margaret.

 Then he embarked on an artistic career that produced the wonderful "Curious George" book series. From bathtub salesman on the Amazon to children's book illustrator with books now on Amazon.com Quite a lifestyle change! No reason you can't work at a specialty store selling baby clothes and work on a children's book at night and weekends. Most stores are open now to taking their worker's projects in for sale on consignment. I know several 20 somethings working part-time at gift stores who are selling their jewelry there too.

 Sure you have to prove it can sell but isnt that what you want anyway -- a proof of concept for your product?

The second part of this chapter is too long for this blog -- if you'd like to see it, send me an email and I'll email it to you. It's about how you can make a living and even be a millionaire anywhere you want to if you plan ahead on how to create income streams to fit your chosen lifestyle.

NEED A BREAK -- but can't afford one? Not ready to work?

How about volunteering with a non-profit group and spending time teaching for TEACH AMERICA or other non-profit or church groups that offer experiences around the world that will challenge your college-learned skills and at the same time allow you to travel and live in a foreign land for a few weeks, months or even a year by donating your skills.

VISION YOUR FUTURE -- Picture it! See it! Live it -- in my latest book THE VISION BOARD: the secret to an extraordinary life -- I recommend that you create a lifestyle board that even considers your role as one of the next-generation of social entrepreneurs. An important part of that is embracing the age-old art of visioning (used by Shaman and indigenous people around the world) and now being used by the World Bank and corporations like Boeing. To see a free chapter from THE VISION BOARD book go to: http://tinyurl.com/thevisionboard and click on see inside!

Any questions or interested in joining my low cost 6 week VISION BOARD bootcamp email me at: joyceschwarz@gmail.com or tweet me at www.twitter.com/joycecom and follow me at http//www.facebook.com/joyceaschwarz

 


The Vision Board Book By Joyce Schwarz Now Published in Dutch and on sale in Netherlands

The Vision Board Book by Joyce Schwarz which is a best-seller in the USA and all English speaking countries ranging from UK to Australia, New Zealand, Singapore and more is now available in a Dutch translation version being sold in the Netherlands.

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For more information on THE VISION BOARD book and links to the publisher in Netherlands, contact: joyceschwarz@gmai.com

In celebration of the Dutch version of the book and to celebrate Netherlands good fortune in the World Cup, The Vision Board author Joyce Schwarz created these photos, enjoy:

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Dutchgirlbooks The Vision Board book author Joyce Schwarz celebrates the publication of the best-selling inspirational design book on creatiing vision boards as it goes on sale in Netherlands with a mock-up of a photo of the author in a field of what else --tulips! ENJOY. See a free chapter of THE VISION Board book in English at: http://tinyurl.com/thevisionboard and click on look inside.
 
 


Six Steps To take Next after Making Your VIsion Board from Jack Canfield: as seen in The Vision Board book by Joyce Schwarz

By Joyce Schwarz: Always nice to see promo on THE VISION BOARD book. Note when you are promoting the book you do have to be careful that you're not violating the copyright though. I take this post in the positive spirit it was meant. Generally you can only excerpt under 100 words without violating the copyright of a book!

And also use it as another excuse to thank Jack Canfield for his support and afterword in THE VISION BOARD BOOK.

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Here's the full link to the blog post:  http://tinyurl.com/2g7y3vx

To buy an autographed copy of THE VISION BOARD book -- autographed for your loved one or FOR YOU go to:   http://www.eventbrite.com/event/749472693

Joyceandbooknew Joyce Schwarz is the best-selling author of THE VISION BOARD book. She established The Vision Board Institute in Marina Del Rey which accredits and offers the only Certified Vision Board Coach degignation CVBC in the world. You can sign up for upcoming 4 week course as a Certified Vision Board Coach at: 
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For more info: email: joyceschwarz(at)gmail.com or call 310-822-3119 to register for an upcoming class.


Marina Del Rey, California based Best-selling Author & Career Strategist Joyce Schwarz Is Under Consideration for OWN Show on Oprah Network

Joyce Schwarz, best-selling author of THE VISION BOARD and award winning Career strategist and Hollywood and Silicon Valley Dealmaker is under consideration for THE BEST SHOW at the new Oprah Network as they select finalists in the OWN network competition.

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A native of Cleveland, Ohio who has lived and worked in San Francisco, New York, Honolulu and now resides and has offices in Marina Del Rey, California (near Los Angeles) is under consideration for THE BEST SHOW.

You can preview the trailer for THE BEST SHOW created by Joyce Schwarz on the Oprah website at: http://tinyurl.com/2g3x3z2    or see the video promo for THE BEST SHOW with Joyce Schwarz and a crowd of thousands co-producing from cell phones, mobile cameras, webcams around the world on Youbute and on this embedded version of the YOUTUBE video featuring Joyce Schwarz and the best show -- click here:



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