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February 2009

PICOL beyond Wordle = universal picture language? Picol for next gen The Vision Board book?

As many of you know, I'm fascinated by the power of pictures & icons. Now I've just found Picol -- I know many of you probably saw it a long time ago. But it's fascinating. Here are most of Picol the 22 Picol icons that have already been 'invented':

TO SEE PICOL IN ACTION see this video on the history of the INTERNET -- for more information on Picol go to http://www.picol.org for history/blog etc.

Link to HISTORY OF INTERNET video using Picol= The History of the Internet Using PICOL Icons

Challenge out to anyone who wants to create a vision board using Picol!



DOODLE Can Be Key to Unlock Creativity, Increase Memory great complement to THE VISION BOARD book & visioning

Back when I first started to write THE VISION BOARD (www.ihaveavision.org) in January 2008, I had a whole chapter on why doodle in it. With pictures of celebrity doodles...along the way that section got deleted for space...but I still believe in the power of the doodle.

DO YOU DOODLE? WHAT DO YOUR DOODLES MEAN? Here are some topical links about why doodling helps your memory and what some doodles mean & celebrity doodle examples.

February 27, 2009 was NATIONAL DOODLE DAY in the UK. But don't worry USA Doodle Day comes up in May so you still have time to doodle your day away!

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Enter our national competition and doodle alongside hundreds of celebrities and help us build on the £160000 raised so far! ...
www.nationaldoodleday.org.uk/ - 11k -  ABOVE SEE SCREENSHOTS COURTESY OF NATIONAL DOODLE DAY IN UK !
GO TO http://tinyurl.com/doodlemania to see more about what your doodles mean from this SKY webcast in the UK !

Doodling primes a wandering mind, study says CNN - why doodle link!

CNN - ‎Feb 27, 2009‎
LONDON, England (CNN) -- Doodling on a piece of paper while listening to a boring lecture or phone conversation actually helps concentration and can make ...
To sign up for a free newsletter into how to turn your doodles into your life visions --fill out the form at www.visionboard.info
To see 20 free pages from THE VISION BOARD by Joyce Schwarz go to http://tinyurl.com/seeinsidebook.

NEW VIDEO WITH: Bob Proctor & The Vision Board author Joyce Schwarz BackStage BEYOND THE SECRET LIVE


Great a new video with Bob Proctor and Joyce Schwarz that was filmed back-stage at the fabulous event BEYOND THE SECRET LIVE just hit the online video sites. So we're thrilled to link you to the video.

If you're a fan of   The Vision Board: The Secret to an Extraordinary Life be sure to check out the last few minutes where Joyce and Bob talk about THE VISION BOARD which he wrote the foreword for and is a popular feature of the book which has hit the #1 spot on the Spiritual best-seller list on Amazon this maonth again!

Beyond the Secret Live with Bob Proctor and Joyce Schwarz Video on AOL Video - Bob Proctor and Joyce Schwarz with Joyce Chow of MBN and newsvideoweb at UCLA ...

SCI FI CHANNEL SUPERHERO Joins With THE VISION BOARD AUTHOR Joyce Schwarz For Charity Book Reading & Event @ SXSW March 13, 2009

YOWZA, great news, if you dream about being a superhero or superheroine or just want to meet one, now you can at the book reading & event @ South By Southwest where author Joyce Schwarz will read from THE VISION BOARD and talk about how to live an extraordinary life! In a special charity appearance for www.scareforacure.org you can meet THE DEFUSER from SCI FI Channel's WHO WANTS TO BE A SUPERHERO!

www.scareforacure.org is the charity of real life Austin police detective Jarrett Crippen, aka THE DEFUSER, winner of SCI FI Channel's reality show WHO WANTS TO BE A SUPERHERO...watch for him promoting his charity at SXSW.com South By Southwest Festival in Austin in March.

Joyce Schwarz is turning her book reading of THE VISION BOARD @ SXSW on 3/13/09 @ 5 p.m into a fundraiser for Austin, Texas charity SCARE FOR A CURE www.scareforacure.org which was started by the real life Austin police detective, Jarrett Crippen.

THE VISION BOARD book author Joyce Schwarz & The Defuser (aka Jarrett Crippen) will be doing some promo press photos on Thursday & Friday March 12 & 13 in Austin, Texas.

Please email: thevisionboard@aol.com for details & for press interviews. For more information on THE DEFUSER go to http://www.thedefuser.net
(ABOVE) Jarrett Crippen aka THE DEFUSER, the winner of the SCI FI Channel's reality show WHO WANTS TO BE A SUPERHERO will be making a charity appearance @ SXSW in conjunction with the book reading of THE VISION BOARD by Joyce Schwarz.

(ABOVE) See story about Joyce Schwarz, media futurist & author THE VISION BOARD & her reading & demo on 3/13/09 @ 5 p.m. @ SXSW.com

How did THE DEFUSER get involved in THE VISION BOARD presentation & fundraiser for SCARE FOR THE CURE? Well, it's simply a law of attraction story in action. Schwarz did a call for nonprofits who wanted to have a vision board created for their people for a past event for the GRATITUDE Chapter of THE VISION BOARD & guess what, someone from Jarrett's charity SCARE FOR THE CURE responded in 2008.


Joyce's staff artist Annie Kaycora created a GRATITUDE board featuring pictures from past SCARE FOR THE CURE events & the Gratitude board got signed off by the charity and is featured in the book.

Here's a peek at the GRATITUDE BOARD created for SCARE FOR THE CURE to honor those volunteers who worked on SCARE FOR THE CURE in the past, www.scareforacure.org   

For more information on meeting THE DEFUSER (aka Jarrett Crippen) & Joyce Schwarz, author THE VISION BOARD @ SXSW please email: joyceschwarz@gmail.com

Vocationvacations.com Promos THE VISION BOARD book & vision boards to help 'test-drive' new career

Vocation  Our valued colleague over at www.vocationsvacations.com , Brian Kurth promoted THE VISION BOARD by Joyce Schwarz and vision boards as a one of the valuable tools to 'test drive' your next career in a recent blog.  Thanks Brian!

If you are considering a second career or just want to test drive a first career after college or a life transition like a divorce or separation then check out Brian's amazing service which enables you to immerse yourself in a 'living vision' of what you are creating in your life.

Rancher  Are you a city slicker who is visioning being a guest ranch owner...well, trot on over to www.vocationvacations.com and you'll be able to literally test-drive this picture you can post on your vision board of saddling up on your own horse ranch! Be sure to create a vision board prior to your Vocation Vacation and after so that you can 'catch' the vision & dream and truly immerse yourself in the next stage of your life! After all as Joyce Schwarz writes in her book "THE VISION BOARD" you do 'co-create your reality" .

Get Out Of Town! « Brian Kurth, founder VocationVacations.com

13 Feb 2009 by info@vocationvacations.com  
Brian Kurth - Career Expert, Author, Speaker & Founder of VocationVacations. February 13, 2009 ...

 When you get home, lay-out your favorite pictures, quotes, etc into your vision board (For a great book on creating your vision board, see Joyce Schwartz’s The Vision Board ). Ladies, I know you get this. I don’t want to come off being sexist but women just do. Us guys? Well, many of us think such things may come off looking silly…or, God forbid, a bit sissy. Brian Kurth - http://briankurth.wordpress.com/ -

Bookphone2 To keep your vision board with you -- be sure to add duplicates of some of the pix or even a digital pix of your whole vision board to your mobile device/phone etc and even a few favorite affirmations for your wallpaper too, tip:courtesy of Joyce Schwarz, author THE VISION BOARD: the secret to an extraordinary life, www.visionboard.info to sign up for a free newsletter. To see 20 pages for free head over to http://tinyurl.com/seeinsidebook.



By Joyce Schwarz...scroll down to see the poster I made with wordle for my book reading 3/13/09 @ 5 p.m @ SXSW

So there is something not so new (more than 100,000 examples online) that is really perfect for making your Vision Board in a few minutes and updating your affirmations! It's called WORDLE www.wordle.net.

I could go on and on explaining how exactly to use it to create your Vision Board and/or affirmations for the day. Or how you can take screengrabs and print them out and glue to your vision board or place in your digital vision board creations but I'm not going to do that. Instead, I suggest you go over to www.wordle.net and read about this fun little app! IT"S FREE!

And to give you a peek at how it works --here's a poster I made to promo my book reading at 5 p.m. 3/13/09 @SXSW (South by Southwest) of what else THE VISION BOARD.


Poster for Joyce Schwarz book reading for THE VISION BOARD @ South by Southwest SXSW on 3/13/09 at 5 p.m. courtesy of www.wordle.net



3:21 PM PST, February 23, 2009
Great news   The Vision Board: The Secret to an Extraordinary Life is one of the top 10 bestsellers throughout Canada for Harper Collins Publishing. As you may know, THE VISION BOARD also hit the bestseller list for Canada's GLOBE & MAIL last month! Thank you to Canada -- we love you and you love THE VISION BOARD by Joyce Schwarz featuring the foreword by Toronto native Bob Proctor, Life Success Productions.

For more information about THE VISION BOARD book go to http://tinyurl.com/visionboardamazon

For a free newsletter sign up at www.visionboard.info

To see THE VISION BOARD official website go to: http://www.IHAVEAVISION.org

To book Joyce Schwarz to speak at your conference email her at: joyceschwarz@gmail.com


TV GUIDE's print edition  February 16, 2009 covers THE FUTURE OF TV: in a cover story "WELCOME TO NEWTUBE! To see the full series of articles pick up the print edition.

Here are some quick scans of the full page interview that TV GUIDE reporter Zoe Alexander did with media futurist Joyce Schwarz, author, THE VISION BOARD. ENJOY and don't forget to pick up the print edition on the newsstand since they do not post the articles online!

Tvguidea  THE VISION BOARD author Joyce Schwarz who is also a media futurist is featured in a full page interview in the February 16 edition ofthe print edition of TV GUIDE now on the newsstands.



Twita         Media futurist Joyce Schwarz, author THE VISION BOARD is featured in a full page interview in the print edition of TV GUIDE (see JPEGS above) to see the full article pick up the publication on the newsstand --it's the Feb 16, 2009 edition.

LOVE THE LIFE YOU LIVE Call in Feb 13, 9 a, PST: (646) 378-1381 For Advice from THE VISION BOARD author JOYCE SCHWARZ also THE PURPOSE IN LIFE FOR ALLEXPERTS.com

Live Your Purpose & Conscious Livelihood (tm)   BLOG TALK RADIO featuring guest Joyce Schwarz  -- author THE VISION BOARD, www.ihaveavision.org or to sign up for free newsletter go to http://www.visionboard.org

Joyce Schwarz is the best-selling author of more than 200 articles, and books including THE VISION BOARD

TALKING ABOUT THE VISION BOARD by Joyce Schwarz, Michelle Vandepas, host of the radio show LIVE YOUR PURPOSE AND CONSCIOUS LIVELIHOOD says, I've been a creator of Treasure Maps and Vision Boards for years, but when I read this book, I was newly inspired. I'm looking forward to asking Joyce how visioning has helped her reach her goals.

Michelle adds that THE VISION BOARD book "takes a deliberate approach to visioning your board"Card 

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

To purchase the book at a 30 percent discount on Amazon.com, go to: http:/tinyurl.com/visionboardamazon

To sign up for a free vision board creation newsletter and find out how to become a CERTIFIED VISION BOARD counselor go to http://www.visionboard.info or email joycecom@aol.com

Vision Boards for Real Estate by Joyce Schwarz, author THE VISION BOARD Radio show 11 a.m. Weds. Feb ll -- call in 646-200-3340

GOT VISION? Find Out : 11 AM PST FEB 11, Radio Interview With THE VISION BOARD Author Joyce Schwarz

Realestateshow  Real estate guru Tamara Dorris will interview bestselling author Joyce Schwarz, THE VISION BOARD: the secret to an extraordinary life to find out why vision boards and visioning are powerful tools for your business whether you too are  a real estate mogul or just launching your new business or looking for something new to pursue in this economy!

Twita Left Joyce Schwarz, bestselling author of THE VISION BOARD: the secret to an extraordinary life will appear on radio on February 11 @ 11 a.m. PST call in number to ask questions is: 646- 200-3340