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FREE INFO CALL ON BECOMING A CERTIFIED VISION BOARD COUNSELOR PLUS $400 PER PERSON REFERRAL FEE!

By Joyce Schwarz, www.ihaveavision.org and email me at joyceschwarz(at)gmail.com
 
PLEASE JOIN ME -- look at the gorgeous certificate that can be yours in 8 weeks or less! Also take the course from a telephone -- no computer needed. Anywhere in the world and for the first time -- HOME STUDY VERSION TOO!
 
Free 45 min call on vision board teaching & being a Certified VB Counselor Monday June 13 @ 3 pm EST and 7 pm EST: (605) 475-4810 Code: 781737#
 

ALSO FIND OUT HOW YOU CAN GET A $400 per person referral fee!

for mailing anyone on your list that signs up and mentions your email! REALLY $400 per person!
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Copy of the gorgeous hand lettered scroll that Certified Vision Board Counselors get when they complete the specifications and the 8 week course, for details email: joyceschwarz(at)gmail.com
 

OR see even more details at

http://tinyurl.com/vbcertbay

Joycebook For a free chapter of THE VISION BOARD book go to: http://tinyurl.com/seeinsidebook The book is available at http://tinyurl.com/visionboardamazon or at 6,000 bookstores nationwide.
 
JOYCECOMBO See The Vision Board book author Joyce Schwarz here with just a few of the Hollywood celebrities she has worked with and some of the wisdom leaders including Bob Proctor (who wrote the foreword for the book, Jack Canfield who wrote the afterword and Holli Walker who is the creator of BEYOND THE SECRET DVD.
 
For more information about becoming a Certified Vision Board Counselor -- please send an email to: thevisionboard@aol.com and put MORE INFO in the subject.
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TO GET YOUR SPACE in the new class starting the week of July 6-- all classes are via telephone (no computer or travel needed) call in on Monday :
PLEASE JOIN ME -- look at the gorgeous certificate that can be yours in 8 weeks or less! Also take the course from a telephone -- no computer needed. Anywhere in the world and for the first time -- HOME STUDY VERSION TOO!
Free 45 min call on vision board teaching & being a Certified VB Counselor Monday @ 3 pm EST and 7 pm EST: (605) 475-4810 Code: 781737#
 

How to sell your book to a major publisher: Joyce Schwarz author & Hollywood Strategist Reveals Insider Secrets!

– It's the new American dream -- sell your book or movie and make a fortune! BUT just how do you do it? Author & Hollywood career strategist, Joyce Schwarz will be featured at the BPSCA event on Thursday, June 11 at their special program for authors, writers & producers at the Sportsmen's Lodge Hotel in Studio City, California.

Twitj Left, Joyce Schwarz, author & Hollywood career strategist and right "The Vision Board" book which is a best-seller across the USA & Canada, For a free chapter go to http;//tinyurl.com/visionboardamazon

To make reservations:
The BPSCA meeting is open to the public. For details call 8l8-769-4700 time is cocktails and networking from 5:30 pm and dinner at 7 pm and program at 8:15 pm. You can also see more details here
http://www.bookpublicists.org/pages/events.asp 

In her talk Joyce Schwarz will preview her proprietary info about how to get your book published by a major publisher and a mini-case history of her latest work, THE VISION BOARD --subtitled The Secret to An Extraordinary Life where she reintroduces readers to the age-old concept of 'visioning'

Free Chapter of 'The Vision Board Book':. You can see a free chapter of THE VISION BOARD at
http://tinyurl.com/visionboardamazon.

Don't miss this event where you can discover:

*How Joyce Schwarz got more than 75 wisdom leaders, celebrities and Hollywood personalities and TV stars involved in her book THE VISION BOARD.

JOYCECOMBO Joyce Schwarz is shown in these pictures with just a few of the many Hollywood celebrities she's worked with on marketing and promotion for more than 200 events in Hollywood & beyond. Below she's shown with Bob Proctor, Jack Canfield and Holli Walker, all leaders in the new wisdom movement!

*Why Joyce Schwarz received a 6-figure advance from Harper Collins for her latest work The Vision Board --subtitled The Secret to an Extraordinary Life .

Betterpix Left, THE VISION BOARD book and right Joyce Schwarz as featured on syndicated television show by Better TV in more than 50 cities nationwise in June, 2009

*What is visioning and how it can help you create your best possible life -- no matter how young or old you are! It's never too late!

Joycewritingspirit Above, Joyce Schwarz was featured in WRITINGSPIRIT.com on providing insider information on how a writer and author can use a vision board to create a best-selling book, novel or movie!

*What Joyce Schwarz learned from launching the "MISSING KIDS ON THE MILK CARTON CAMPAIGN" in Southern California and how it changed her life.

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Joyce Schwarz, founder of JCOM emerging media & technology consulting, www.joycecom.com is probably best known for creating the campaign to launch the MISSING KIDS ON THE MILK CARTONS for Ralph's Grocery stores nationwide.

*How you can sell any product or service, book, movie or video or idea to the NEW HOLLYWOOD" and why more than 4000 VIP's have attended Joyce Schwarz STAR*Course classes and hired her as a their favorite Hollywood career strategy coach.

*How did Joyce Schwarz and her firm JCOM get her books featured in more than 200 publications ranging from WALL STREET JOURNAL to TV GUIDE to MONEY MAGAZINE to THE LA TIMES and get Joyce featured in interviews on more than 150 radio and TV talk and news shows ranging from KFWB CBS news to National Public Radio to NBC News and ABC TV and PBS TV nationally?

Joyce Schwarz presentation is a mini-preview to her upcoming workshop and teleconference on HOW TO SELL YOUR BOOK OR PROJECT TO A MAJOR PUBLISHER OR STUDIO!  For more details or to register for this upcoming workshop, call 310-822-3119 or email: joyceschwarz@gmail.com

CERTIFIED VISION BOARD COUNSELOR: If you're interested in becoming one of the first certified vision board counselors in the world, please email: thevisionboard@aol.com to contact Joyce Schwarz, founder of The Vision Board Institute.

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WHAT IS A VISION BOARD: a vision board is a visual map that you create using pictures, images, affirmations and embellishments to depict the best possible life that you want to lead. It expands on the ancient art of visioning that goes back to the caveman era.

Joyce Schwarz, Speaker, Author is probably best known as the creator of the campaign that launched the MISSING KIDS ON THE MILK CARTON program for Ralph's Grocery Stores nationally. For the first time ever Joyce reveals the information on this campaign and how it evolved in her book "THE VISION BOARD: the secret to an extraordinary life which is now featured in more than 6,000 bookstores nationally and at
http://tinyurl.com/visinboardamazon

To sign up for a free newsletter on vision board creation go to: http://www.visionboard.info which is the blog for The Vision Board book. To see the official website for the book go to http;//www.ihaveavision.org

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The Vision Board Institute was established by Author & Hollywood visionary Joyce Schwarz to offer training to become a Certified Vision Board Counselor throughout the US and around the world. The Vision Board Institute is located in Marina Del Rey, California. For more information go to www.visionboard.info


THE VISION BOARD book by Joyce Schwarz Featured on TV in 52 US Cities This Week

Yes, great news THE VISION BOARD: the secret to an extraordinary life is featured on television in 52 cities in the USA this week on a special featured program on vision board creation.

Betterpix THE VISION BOARD: the secret to an extraordinary life (left) and author Joyce Schwarz (right) are being featured in a special video segment in 52 different cities in the USA running on ABC, FOX, NBC and CBS stations across the country this week.

For more information about THE VISION BOARD book go to http://www.ihaveavision.org the official website. To see a free chapter of THE VISION BOARD book go to http://tinyurl.com/visionboardamazon

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And to sign up for The Vision Board official newsletter and get free ezine/newsletter every quarter plus special offers on classes, and free chapters/pictures and more on vision board creation go to THE VISION BOARD book blog at www.visionboard.info.

THE VISION BOARD book has been featured on FOX TV, ABC TV, CW Network & NBC.
 
BEYOND THE SECRET -- 90,000 DVDs featuring THE VISION BOARD & Joyce Schwarz TOO!
 
Of course the book and an extended interview with Joyce Schwarz is also included in the new DVD BEYOND THE SECRET and 90,000 copies are supposedly pre-sold for that DVD online and on Netflix and Amazon and in DVD stores, bookstores etc. So that should add additional awareness.
 
HERE IS THE LIST OF THE CITIES, stations and times that THE VISION BOARD television video segment is running across the USA on Thursday, June 4:
 
 
City State Station Affiliate Time
Dothan Alabama WTVY MYTV 9:00 AM
Phoenix Arizona KPHO CBS 10:00 AM
Salt Lake City Arizona KJZZ MYTV 11:00 AM
Bakersfield California KBFX FOX 9:00 AM
San Diego California KSWB FOX 9:00 AM
San Francisco California KBCW CW TBA*
Colorado Springs Colorado KKTV MYTV 9:00 AM
Denver Colorado KTVD MYTV 9:00 AM
Hartford Connecticut WFSB CBS 10:00 AM
Fort Myers Florida WFTX FOX 9:00 AM
Atlanta Georgia WGCL CBS Fall 2009
Champaign Illinois WRSP FOX 9:00 AM
Indianapolis Indiana WNDY MYTV 1PM
Kansas City Kansas KSMO MYTV 9:00 AM
Portland Maine WPXT CW 9:00 AM
Springfield Massachusetts WSHM CBS 10:00 AM
Grand Rapids Michigan WOTV ABC 12 NOON
Saginaw Michigan WNEM CBS 9:00 AM
Jackson Mississippi WDBD FOX 11:00 AM
Kansas City Missouri KSMO MYTV 9:00 AM
Las Vegas Nevada KVVU FOX 11:00 AM
Albuquerque New Mexico KASA FOX 9:00 AM
Albany New York WXXA FOX Fall 2009
Binghamton New York WICZ FOX 10:00 AM
Buffalo New York WNLO CW 12 NOON
Elmira New York WYDC FOX 9:00 AM
Rochester New York WBGT MYTV 9:00 AM
Cleveland Ohio WBNX CW 2PM
Columbus Ohio WWHO CW Fall 2009
Dayton Ohio WDTN NBC 2PM
Toledo Ohio WUPW FOX 12 NOON
Medford Oregon KMVU FOX 10:00 AM
Portland Oregon KPTV FOX 10:00 AM
Harrisburg Pennsylvania WPMT FOX 8:00 AM
Wilkes-Barre/ Scranton Pennsylvania WOLF FOX 2PM
Philadelphia Pennsylvania WPHL MYTV 8:00 AM
Providence Rhode Island WNAC FOX 12 NOON
Greenville South Carolina WHNS FOX 9:00 AM
Chattanooga Tennessee WFLI CW 12 NOON
Nashville Tennessee WSMV NBC 1PM
Tri-Cities Tennessee WKPT ABC 12 NOON
Austin Texas KNVA CW Fall 2009
Houston Texas KTBU IND 10:00 AM
Charlottesville Virginia WAHU FOX 8:00 AM
Norfolk Virginia WVBT FOX 9:00 AM
Tri-Cities Virginia WKPT ABC 12 NOON
Spokane Washington KAYU FOX 9:00 AM
Yakima Washington KFFX KCYU 9:00 AM
Green Bay Wisconsin WGBA NBC 1:00 PM
Milwaukee Wisconsin WTMJ NBC 2:00 PM
 

BECOME A CERTIFIED VISION BOARD COUNSELOR

For more information about becoming a Certified Vision Board counselor, please email: thevisionboard@aol.com Thank you. New workshops begin the week of June 23.


BPSC To Honor The Vision Board Book Author Joyce Schwarz As "$uccess $tory" Thurs, June 11 Sportsmen's Lodge Hotel, Studio City

Great news! BPSCA will feature "The Vision Board' book author  & Hollywood career strategist Joyce Schwarrz as a 'success story' in a special evening meeting program on Thursday, June 11, 2009 @ The Sportsmen's Lodge Hotel, Studio City. Bpscalogo

Twitj Joyce Schwarz (Left) author of the best-selling book THE VISION BOARD will speak on June 11 in Studio City.

MEET and hear author and Hollywood career Strategist, Joyce Schwarz talk at the Sportsmen's Lodge Hotel at the BPSCA June 11, 2009 meeting open to the public. For details call 8l8-769-4700 time is cocktails and networking from 5:30 pm and dinner at 7 pm and program at 8:15 pm. You can also see more details here http://www.bookpublicists.org/pages/events.asp 

In her talk Joyce Schwarz will preview her proprietary info about how to get your book published by a major publisher and a mini-case history of her latest work, THE VISION BOARD --subtitled The Secret to An Extraordinary Life where she reintroduces readers to the age-old concept of 'visioning'. You can see a free chapter of THE VISION BOARD at http://tinyurl.com/visionboardamazon.

Don't miss this event where you can discover:

*How Joyce Schwarz got more than 75 wisdom leaders, celebrities and Hollywood personalitiess and TV stars involved in her book THE VISION BOARD.

*Why Joyce Schwarz received a 6-figure advance from Harper Collins for her latest work The Vision Board --subtitled The Secret to an Extraordinary Life .

*What is visioning and how it can help you create your best possible life -- no matter how young or old you are! It's never too late!

*What Joyce Schwarz learned from launching the "MISSING KIDS ON THE MILK CARTON CAMPAIGN" in Southern California and how it changed her life.

*How you can sell any product or service, book, movie or video or idea to the NEW HOLLYWOOD" and why more than 4000 VIP's have attended Joyce Schwarz STAR*Course classes and hired her as a their favorite Hollywood career strategy coach.

*How did Joyce Schwarz and her firm JCOM get her books featured in more than 200 publications ranging from WALL STREET JOURNAL to TV GUIDE to MONEY MAGAZINE to THE LA TIMES and get Joyce featured in interviews on more than 150 radio and tv talk and news shows ranging from KFWB CBS news to National Public Radio to NBC News and ABC TV and PBS TV nationally?Presstodate

 Above, is a sampling of just some of the more than 100 articles, interviews and blogs and radio and TV show that covered THE VISION BOARD book by Joyce Schwarz. To see a free chapter of the book go to: http;//tinyurl.com/visionboardamazon


MAKE MONEY BY MAKING A VISION BOARD & HELP DREAMS COME TRUE FREE TELESEMINARS May 13 & 14

Yes, it's time for another free seminar on how to make money by making a vision board and helping others make their dreams come true as a Certified Vision Board Counselor -- one of the first in the world.

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URGENT -- the first workshops sold out in 2 hours -- so sign up now for this teleseminar by sending an email to : thevisionboard@aol.comand putting the word VISION in the subject.

ARE YOU A VISIONARY?

We know you have vision! Why not join the top visionaries in the world and meet and work with the more than 75 wisdom leaders that are featured in THE VISION BOARD: the secret to an extraordinary life.

This teleseminar will tell you how as Joyce Schwarz explains that you will also get an opportunity to create and SELL your own products & services as she shows you how to cash in on the $72 BILLION DOLLAR personal development industry.

CALL IN INFO: FREE SEMINAR with best-selling author Joyce Schwarz on Thu

Or take a chance and just call in on Wednesday May 13 @ 7 pm EST or Thursday  May 14 @ 2:30 pm EST on these conference lines:

CVBC CALL IN NUMBER Weds May 13@ 7 pm EST

 and Thurs may 14 @ 2:30 EST (605) 475-4810 Access Code: 781737# 

Twitj Left Joyce Schwarz, author of THE VISION BOARD: the secret to an extraordinary life, Harper Collins Publishing, Collins Design, www.ihaveavision.org as seen in FOXBUSINESS NEWS, on ABC TV, THE CLEVELAND PLAIN DEALER and more than 100 blogs and more than 150 radio shows nationally. An Amazon best-seller and a Canada GLOBE & MAIL bestseller list #5.

To see 20 free pages from THE VISION BOARD book by Joyce Schwarz go to: http://tinyurl.com/seeinsidebook.

To see endorsements from more than 35 authors, TV personalities and wisdom leaders go to: http://tinyurl.com/visionboardamazon.

To sign up for the free blog and newsletter go to www.visionboard.info and fill out the form. Any questions: email: joyceschwarz (at) gmail.com


How to create a Mother's Day Vision Board: Special hints for Nursing Homes or Assisted Living from Joyce Schwarz, author THE VISION BOARD BOOK

 Mother's Day: How to create a Mother's Day Vision Board!

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by Joyce Schwarz at 2:04 PM PDT, May 10, 2009
Would you like to honor your mom or grandma or even your greatgrandmother today or this week or anytime of the year!

Then follow these 5 steps from best-selling author Joyce Schwarz,  The Vision Board: The Secret to an Extraordinary Life    from Harper Collins Publishing, Collins Design.
 
 
FIVE STEPS TO CREATING A MOTHER'S DAY VISION BOARD!
 
1) Gather together some pictures of you and your mom together throughout the years either real photographs from old albums that are falling apart or scan some photos that you may have framed already.
 
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2) Make sure you have the following on hand -- a) a posterboard -- if you don't have one you can use a bulletin board or a corkboard or the inside lid of a box that may have held the robe you game mom for Mother's day! The inside lid of a nice box -- becomes almost like a Shadow Box for the Vision Board creation. You can also use an old shadow box you may have on hand.
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3) You can do this with mom or grandma and your kids too. Sit down with some colored markers or crayons and do it together. Brainstorm some of the fun times you've had together with mom --here are some ideas a) going out to dinner on mother's day -- if you're going out today be sure to take a picture of mom with your family or you! Mom out gardening, mom doing some of her favorite things -- playng the piano, holding you as a baby or even finishing running her first marathon.
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4) Paste the pictures on some colorful paper you line the inside of the box with -- maybe the colored tissue paper (pink or green or yellow that you wrapped that robe with. You can use tape or glue to hold the paper in place. If you want double up the adhesive tape so that it sticks without seeing the bits of tape. OR if you don't have tape make some glue. OR if you don't have either mix a tiny bit of flour and water together and it will form some glue for you just be careful to use just a dot of it so that it doesn't show through. BUT If it does -- don't worry you can cover that with a sticker or a little design from your kids or you. Or another picture.
 
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You can use any box -- see the wine box at the left it would make a nice Mother's Day Shadow box once the wine is consumed at dinner or put on a shelf or wine cellar. See the HGTV box -- that is symbolic -- you can cut out pictures and put in flowers from the day or ribbons or whatever. And whatif you don't have any pix of mom -- well, consider doing a real nature-themed Mother's Day Vision Board with pictures of wild animals and their children like these Polar Bears and elephants. So much fun!
 
5) Pick a theme for your Mother's Day Vision Board: here are some possibilities: a) gratitude-- what are you thanking your mom for a) her guidance b) her support c) her understanding or d) just being there when no one else was.
 
a) But what if you and your mom don't get along perfectly -- don't worry most moms and daughters or sons aren't like the LEAVE IT TO BEAVER TV families of the 20th century.
 
b) If you feel more comfortable just honor your mom's heritage and her life -- include pictures of her mother and grandmother. a copy of a map of the country where her family is from such as Mexico or France or Hungary. And include pictures of your mom throughout the years -- a picture (or copy of one when she was a kid) or a copy of a wedding picutre or a copy of a picture of her holding her first grandchild etc.
 
PERFECT FOR NURSING HOME OR ASSISTED LIVING:
This kind of remembrance Vision Board is ideal for moms who are in the hospital or a rest home or in assisted living where her roommates and visitors and nurses and attendants can see mom in her prime.
 
20 PAGES FROM THE VISION BOARD BOOK -- free Mother's Day Gift:
or see an additional free chapter at http://tinyurl.com/visionboardamazon
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
For questions or comments about creating vision boards for special occasions like Mother's Day please contact author Joyce Schwarz directly at thevisionboard@aol.com or joyceschwarz(at)gmail.com
 
For more free instructions and sample vision boards sign up for the free newsletter at www.visionboard.info.
 
To see the official website for THE VISION BOARD by Joyce Schwarz go to http://www.ihaveavision.org

HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY VISION BOARD BOOK PERFECT GIFT & MOM & ME VISION BOARD!

Yowza, great news SPLASH MAGAZINE in Los Angeles picked THE VISION BOARD by Joyce Schwarz as a perfect Mother's Day Gift for 2009. Here's what they have to say about the book: Vbmother'sdayVbdescription

Mother's Day Entertainment and Culture Gift Guide 2009

The Vision Board book by Joyce Schwarz is the perfect Mother's Day gift to inspire the women you know to ...... Add Splash Magazine logos to your website: ...
www.lasplash.com/publish/cat_index_Entertainment.../Mother_s_Day_Entertainment_and_Culture_Gift_Guide_2009
 
TO SEE 20 free pages from THE VISION BOARD book go to: http://tinyurl.com/seeinsidebook and also see an additional 15 page excerpt at http://tinyurl.com.visionboardamazon


Can you answer yes to these questions? If so you may be qualified to be a Certified Vision Board Consultant

DO YOU QUALIFY?  If you can answer YES to at least 3 of  these three questions you may qualify for entry into the world’s first certification program for Vision Board Counselors and earn the prestigious designation of CBVC

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1 ) Do you have proven art & design training (ie degree, or certification in art or design?)

 

 2) Do you have class or workshop teaching experience?

 

 3) Do you have sample vision boards that you can show to the CVBC admissions execs?

 

4) Do you have a line of products or services (or at least are thinking of them) that you could have CVBC counselors promo and sell for you across the USA & beyond?

 

5) Have you completed a personal training or personal development course of national stature such as LIFE SUCCESS (Bob Proctor) or Landmark Education or Dale Carnegie!

 

THEN YOU MAY QUALIFY TO be one of the world's first CVBC (Certified Vision Board Counselors) and join the world's first workshops conducted by bestselling author & award winning career strategist and acclaimed new product and company launch consultant Joyce Schwarz.

Twita To see 20 pages of THE VISION BOARD: the secret to an extraordinary life go to: http://tinyurl.com/seeinsidebook

 

For more info email: joycechwarz@gmail.com

 


Find out if you qualify to be a Certified Vision Board Counselor?

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Do you want to see your dreams come true?

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Author & Hollywood strategist Joyce Schwarz is conducting the world's first workshop starting week of May 1: 

To sign up for free teleseminar week of May 1an email to: thevisionboard@aol.com

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 WHY BE CERTIFIED?*

 National TV, radio & online promotion.

Plus local & regional news features. 

* More than $1/2 million in guaranteed publicity

& promo to introduce you & and YOUR own products to our audiences

 * Website directory

 * and referrals for your own classes! .

     *** YOU train the trainers! They sell your products too!

Joycespeakinga Author and Hollywood Strategist, Joyce Schwarz Shares secrets for client retention, group seminars & how to get to Paid to travel internationally!

 

FINALLY FIND A: TURNKEY way to develop and distribute your own product line & GET NATIONAL PUBLICITY. PROVEN RESULTS FOR LITTLE OR NO COST -- see how joyce got $1/4 million in promo for the vision board in the 1st month!

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*****Cash in on  hundreds of websites WHO WANT TO

 sell your PRODUCTS & services!.

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Co-op & JV Marketing not sure what all of this is? If you have a job or you are changing careers or you have your own business YOU NEED TO KNOW THESE SECRET MARKETING SKILLS!

TO DISCOVER MORE ABOUT THE CVBC CERTIFIED VISION BOARD COUNSELOR PROGRAM SIGN UP ON THE FORM TO THE LEFT! AND JOYCE WILL EMAIL YOU DETAILS ABOUT THE UPCOMING FREE TELESEMINARS & SEND YOU A COPY OF THE SPRING VISION BOARD NEWSLETTER. or email HER AT: THEVISIONBOARD@AOL.COM   now!

 CvbccoverThe Vision Board certification program for CVBC (certified vision board counselors) is available online and via teleseminar beginning week of May 1 -- please sign up on this blog www.visionboard.info for free newsletter and you will then also be invited to the free teleseminars!


How to create a personal Earth Day Vision Board by Joyce Schwarz

One of the most eco-friendly ways to celebrate Earth Day with your family, office mates and school class is to create a Vision Board.

HOW to create an eco-friendly vision board to celebrate EARTH DAY!

Blogger note, during the past few months, one of the most requested posts on this author's Amazon.com blog has been "how to create an eco-friendly vision board. So I've repeated and updated this step-by-step post in celebration of Earth Day 2009. ENJOY!

Good news, Joyce Schwarz, author,being contacted by various recycling organizations and foundation to set up workshops across the nation to show why creating Vision Boards is eco-friendly.

Shown above is Aras Baskaskas, $1 million CBS Survivor show winner who is featured in THE VISION BOARD by Joyce Schwarz talking about wellness and Yoga and the environment.
 
CARBON NEUTRAL:

 First we want to assure that the book itself --208 page, 4-color throughouts, hard cover, 100 color pix IS "carbon neutral". A quick check online shows that News Corps, who owns Collins Desing, an imprint of Harper Collins Publishing does buy eco-offset credits.  The Vision Board: The Secret to an Extraordinary Life 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
REMIX: RECYCLING MAGAZINES & OTHER PRINT MATERIALS
 
Be assured by creating Vision Boards using images from old magazines and other printed material such as direct mail flyers, invitations, posters, wallpaper and even newspaper clippings, you ARE RECYCLING! 
 
There are several regional and national programs organized just to recycle magazines (more on those later, especially the ones from the MPA (Magazine Publishers Assn) and the City of New York.

SO TO START CREATING AN ECO-FRIENDLY VISION BOARD:

A) Gather old magazines, newspapers, printed materials including greeting cards, cartoons from newspapers, grocery circulars and catalogs in a large basket.

B) Be sure if you purchase any new background paper or materials that they are recycled too. Recycled posterboard is available but you may want to create your board using such eco-friendly materials as flax or organic cotton fabrics or even the back of old paintings or posters you already have on your wall--continuing the recycling circle.

C) Gather up found objects, paperclips, broken jewelry, ribbons from a birthday party or wedding shower, stamps and stickers from envelopes (you can re-attach with a glue stick later)

D) Be sure any paints or marker pens you use are also eco-friendly. In fact considering buying a whole pack of these and sharing them with your neighbors so that they can create an eco-friendly board too!
 
Or use natural materials. I've seen vision boards created with charcoal, withwaters colored by natural herbs & flowers and almost water-painted onto the board.
 
Or even consider painting (with eco-friendly paints) a large bolder or old board you find near your garage>

E) Consider making your own recycled hand-made paper from old paper --the back of old posters, the back of leftover wallpaper or even on the back of an old awning or window shade!
F) If you're framing your board, be sure to recycle an old frame that you have in your house or garage or to pick one up at a flea market or thrift store in your neighborhood.
 
G) Gather the raw materials together. Spread out an old blanket or tablecloth to cover the creation area (a table or an area of a floor or even do it outside on your patio).
 
H) Begin by making a list with your group of the Eco affirmations they would like to keep in the next year and for the rest of their lives!
 
Examples include:
I recycle everything I can.
I am recycling my kitchen scraps too now.
I turn off the water when I brush my teeth.
I have a filter for my tap water.
 I am simplifying my life.
I buy only what I absolutely need to live.
 I make my footsteps on earth as light as they can be.
I recycle for others when I see an opportunity.
 I make sure what I buy is carbon-neutral.

Pictures for your eco-board.

One of the fun ways to get the right pictures for your eco board is to make a list of those pix you'd like to see on the board such as: a) a home garden you are planting b) a method of composting you are starting in your group/family c) Past pictures of your family in the outdoors -- climbing or hiking or enjoying the earth at places you've visited --yes, even if they are near and part of your home town area. They don't have to be at an exotic location

TRAVEL -- another option is to gather some travel brochures at your local travel agency or from the travel section of your newspaper or favorite website and put those on the board planning on where you'd like to visit that IS eco-friendly.

VOLUNTEER WORK - do a bit of research and see what local groups need volunteers to help with eco-friendly work in your location. Make a call while you're creating your board -- don't wait until after the weekend or until tomorrow morning. Most groups have answering machines or voicemail or you can email them expressing interest. DO IT NOW1  Add a picture of the group's logo or pix of those past volunteers helping out humanity and the earth to your board.

DECORATE THE BOARD with natural embellishments, consider adding dried flowers or leaves, add a twig or sprinkle it with sand from your last beach visit (spread a layer of glue in a circle first and the sand will stick of course!

MAKE AN ECO-PLEDGE -- draft up an eco pledge that you type up or handwrite on a brown bag and put it on the back of your Vision Board to remind you of what your family is pledging to do that is eco-friendly for 2009 & beyond.

Set at least one day a month aside to catch up with eco-tasks like recycling, composting etc. Maybe you choose the 3rd Saturday of the month or it's the afternoon after church on the second Sunday. By setting a specific date you'll keep your eco-pledge and be living your eco-friendly live you envision on your EARTH DAY VISION BOARD!

Here is an example of how really visioning what you want out of life can help with your lifestyle decisions. ENJOY. Any questions, email: joyceschwarz@gmail.com or add your own comments to this blog post!


AN EXAMPLE OF LIVING AN ECO-FRIENDLY LIFE that a vision board solved for TV personality Aras Baskaskas the $1 million dollar winner of SURVIVOR

Today we are featuring the vision board created by CBS SURVIVOR $1 million winner, Aras Baskaskas when he was working with THE VISION BOARD author Joyce Schwarz with help by artist Annie Kaycora.
 
Note more info on Aras board is featured in THE VISION BOARD by Joyce Schwarz, Collins Design and you can sign up for a free newsletter at www.visionboard.info.

Aras vision became even greener during the creation process as he decided to design his future dream living and working environment which will feature both his planned Yoga retreat center and a living area too.
 
By creating the board Aras realized he wanted to combo his life so that work and living would be in more harmony versus having two locations for those parts of our lives as many people still do.

Take a look at Aras vision above and read more about it in THE VISION BOARD by Joyce Schwarz, www.tinyurl.com/visionboardamazon. The website for the book is www.ihaveavision.org.

For more information about designing your eco-board, email: thevisionboard@aol.com