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June 2009

The Vision Board Booksigning @ LA YES NETWORK June 30 event Mahalo Conference Center, Santa Monica

Mark your calendars for Tuesday, June 30, Mahalo Conf. Center 902 Colorado Ave. Santa Monica, CA 90401, for the LA YES NETWORK:Business & Social Networking Event when author Joyce Schwarz, THE VISION BOARD: the secret to an extraordinary life (www.ihaveavision.org) will be featured at a book signing for her book that is featured in the new movie "BEYOND THE SECRET".

Joycegoogle yes, the event made the headlines in Google News today!

LA Yes Group will dedicate the June event to business networking. All participants will get to know one another, network, pass out cards and make a short presentation about their business.

Yesgroup For more information about the event go to:LA YES RSVP  or call Joyce Schwarz, 310-822-3119.

Twitj Left, Joyce Schwarz, author THE VISION BOARD book: the secret to an extraordinary life will be conducting a book signing on Tuesday, June 30 at the Santa Monica Mahalo Conference Center for the LA YES group. For a free chapter of the book go to http://tinyurl.com/seeinsidebook.

Using The Vision Board by Joyce Schwarz for Job Hunting As Seen Online!

Thanks to Mariam Salpeter who wrote a great column on her site Keppie Careers and still has the #1 favorite review of THE VISION BOARD book on Amazon.com I'm pleased to remind you how valuable THE VISION BOARD can be in planning your career and in job hunting. Heads up new graduates! 

Here's the link to Mariam's article online:  Plan your job hunt using The Vision Board to guide you | Keppie ...

3 hours ago by Miriam Salpeter  
As I continue posts for the Job Search Future Planning Week week, a review of Joyce Schwarz's The Vision Board, a book that teaches you how to get started putting your dreams into reality.

Twitj Left, Joyce Schwarz, author, THE VISION BOARD and right THE VISION BOARD book by Harper Collins Publishing, Collns Design. For a free chapter of the book go to: http://tinyurl.com/seeinsidebook


WHAT IS A VISION BOARD? Is it time for a New Vision Board for 2009 by Joyce Schwarz, author THE VISION BOARD book

The Vision Board: The Secret to an Extraordinary Life What is a Vision Board? By Joyce Schwarz, Author, speaker, producer, The Visiono Board by Harper Collins Publishing, Collins Design explains that a vision board is a visual representation of what you are creating and want in your life now and in the future.

Vision Boards are also known as "dream boards", "wish boards", "Treasure maps" "Life Collage", "Wisdom Collage" and other names.

The history of the Vision Board dates back to the caveman era where pictures of animals and other visuals were sketched or painted on walls of caves and nown known as Cave Paintings. Many of these early cave paintings were painted in advance of a hunt where the artist was visually experiencing the hunting conquest in advance. A form of 'visioning' or visualization.

VISION BOARDs have been featured on such TV shows as OPRAH, LARRY KING, ELLEN and others to show the power of how to change your mind and change your life.

Vision boards come in all shapes and designs and can be made from all substances ranging from paper to canvas to actual wall-size creations to mobile versions for iPod and iPhone.

Most people are familiar with Vision Boards that one creates that look a bit like collage and feature pictures torn from magazines and photographs and personal memorabilia that is affixed by glue or paste to a poster or foam board. But Vision Boards variations also can include paintings, mixed-media and other arts and crafts.

A Vision Board generaly includes these elements:
A) Visuals: photos, magazine images, drawings, photographs and

B)Affirmations: optimistic sayings,inspirational quotes, mantras and mottos that encourage good habits and changes in your life for the better.

C)Embellishments -- including stickers, foil stars, glitter, ribbon, personal memorabilia such as concert tickets, travel folders, maps and

D)DREAM OR WISH LIST -- a list of those visions, dreams or wishes or desires you want and are creating in your life

And other elements which will be featured in the upcoming book ThE VISION BOARD.


Here are examples of just a few of the types of vision boards that you can create. You can also create them for special occasions in your life and during your year:

*Love Vision Board
*Relationship Vision Board
*Prosperity Board
*Gratitude Board
*Health and Fitness Vision Board
*Travel Vision Board
*Vacation Board
*Life Overview Board

And for special occasions throughout the year consider creating a vision board for:
*Birthday Vision Board
*Marriage Vision Board
*Wedding Anniversary Vision Board
*Graduation Board
*Valentine Board
*Thanksgiving Board
*Christmas Board
*Holiday Board
*Giving Board
*2009 Vision Board

For more information about Vision Boards go to www.ihaveavision.org and insert your email to get a free copy of the Vision Board newsletter.

More resources for creating your vision board along with THE VISION BOARD BOOK by Joyce Schwarz

By Joyce Schwarz, author THE VISION BOARD,

We found a great blog post by Sharon Michaels online that provides some more resources for creating your vision board and wanted to share it with you here:

The link is: visionboardresources 

Sharon1For Vision Board success, start with THE VISION BOARD by Joyce Schwarz. For a free chapter of the book go to http://tinyurl.com/seeinsidebook

To purchase THE VISION BOARD book by Joyce Schwarz go to: http://tinyurl.com/visionboardamazon

Twitj Left, Joyce Schwarz, bestselling author, THE VISION BOARD book by Harper Collins Publishing, Collins Design now the #1 Spiritual/Mystical bestseller on Amazon.comp; available in 6,000 bookstores across the USA including Borders, Barnes & Noble and Target.com and in Costco in Canada too.

The Vision Board book #1 Spiritual/mystical bestseller on Amazon Canada

yes, great news THE VISION BOARD book by Joyce Schwarz with the foreword by famous Canadian speaker and motivational author Bob Proctor is number 1 AGAIN on Amazon Canada -- for 28 weeks total for this year. Thanks for your ongoing support.


For a free chapter of the book go to http://tinyurl.com/seeinsidebook

To buy the book in the USA go to http://tinyurl.com/visionboardamazon or go to more than 6,000 bookstores near you including Barnes & Noble & Borders & more!

Any questions or wish to book author Joyce Schwarz for speaking engagements email: joyceschwarz(at)gmail.com


The Vision Board Book By Joyce Schwarz Hits #1 Spiritual Book Amazon AGAIN 27 weeks total

Since it's publication, THE VISION BOARD: the secret to an extraordinary life by Joyce Schwarz, Harper Collins Publishing, Collins Design has been on the Amazon.com bestseller list for 27 weeks.

'Twitj THE VISION BOARD: the secret to an extraordinary life by Harper Collins Publishing, Collins Design is back topping the Amazon.com bestseller list as top Mystical book this week! To sign up for a free newsletter for creation of visionboards and hints on life visioning from some of the top creative minds in the arts, go to www.visionboard.info and fill out the form!

 The book is again the top Mystical bestseller on Amazon.com. Part in due to the latest publicity and the inclusion of author and career strategist Joyce Schwarz in the new DVD "Beyond the Secret" just released this week.


THE VISION BOARD BOOK by Joyce Schwarz featured in Canadian News Column

Canadiannews To see a full copy of this article which appeared in the Canadian news today, go to http://tinyurl.com/joycecanada

Twitj GET A FREE CHAPTER OF THE VISION BOARD book by Joyce Schwarz @ http://tinyurl.com/seeinsidebook!  

Joyce Schwarz, author THE VISION BOARD: the secret to an extraordinary life would love to share with you a free chapter from her bestselling book (now once again the #1 spiritual and mystical bestseller on Amazon.com Go to http://tinyurl.com/seeinsidebook for a free chapter of the book. To buy the book go to http://tinyurl.com/visionboardamazon

THE VISION BOARD book fan page on Facebook now in RUSSIAN!

Really, it looks like Facebook has translated part of their fan pages into different languages.

 Twitj The Vision Board book by Joyce Schwarz is up for auction for foreign language rights/translations. It's great to see that the book is now featured in promotion on Facebook in multiple languages including Russian. For foreign rights, email: joyceschwarz@gmail.com Thank you!

And according to the link -- it looks like The Vision Board book by Joyce Schwarz has at least 90 or so friends on the Russian version!


So not knowing Russian -- I went to a site online and here's what I was able to translate-- if anyone reads Russian -- can you advise me if this is correct?

The Vision Board = Книга Правления Видения

Secret to an extraordinary life = Тайна к Экстраординарной Жизни

Written by Joyce Schwarz = Написанный Джойс Швоз

Do you have a vision board =Вы имеете правление видения?

Do you want to sell the vision board book in Russia? =Вы хотите продать книгу ПРАВЛЕНИЯ ВИДЕНИЯ в РОССИИ?

It's time to Re-vision 2009 Do a new Vision Statement & Vision Board!

Re-Visioning 2009: Make a new vision statement & vision board NOW
by Joyce A. Schwarz, www.ihaveavision.org and www.visionboard.info  

At this time of the year, many of us are looking forward to a great summer and we may also be looking at what we've accomplished so far in 2009.

That's why I recommend that you do a quarterly check up on your Vision Statement and Vision Board. I do mine at the start of each season: Summer, Fall, Winter, Spring etc.

The most important tools to guide you through the transitions of each year are a Vision Statement and a Vision Board.

What am I talking about? A vision statement is a vivid, idealized description of the outcome that you want. Something that inspires ... energizes you, and helps you create a mental image of your target.

My personal vision statement is short and sweet “TO LIVE THE POSSIBLE DREAM”, a positive spin on Don Quixote’s famous “Live the Impossible Dream”.


Some of you may be familiar with corporate mission statements or company mantras but all too often those come from the Ivory towers and are issued via memo.

Vision statements are much more personal – the concept started from the grass roots and spread across the world by people who want to realize their own personal talents and ensure that their life matches their values.

USE TO ENHANCE YOUR LIFE...and visualize the future: A vision statement can be used to enhance any part of your life, like family or career. It could also be created to visualize a new home or a specific project.

Here are some tips for creating your own vision statement:

*Summarize your vision in a powerful statement (1-4 sentences)

*Make sure it stands the test of time (think ballpark vs. small details)

*Suspend disbelief—anything is possible!

*Follow up with ‘inspired action’ (specific steps toward your vision)

*Post it somewhere you can see it daily (and update it quarterly)

*Consider starting with a wish list or bucket list of your dreams.

*Start with a sentence or two and pare it down to a short phrase

*Pick a power word like freedom and craft your vision around that word.

Where to get your inspiration for your vision?

Give a new spin to a classic song you love.

Rearrange an advertising phrase to inspire you.

See a favorite movie one more time.

Refer to a favorite quotation

Recite your favorite poem, it may offer a hint or two

Once you craft your vision statement here are some ways to use it to inspire you to create your create your best possible holiday season and lead into a new year to remember.

Post it where you can see it daily.

Carry a copy of it in your wallet or handbag.

Add it to your vision board.

Print it on the back of your business cards.

Use the power words in your new vision statement to update our current vision board or create a new vision board just for this upcoming season ie Summertime!

Twitj Joyce Schwarz: Author's Bio
Joyce Schwarz is the best-selling author of THE VISION BOARD the secret to an extraordinary life which has a preface by Bob Proctor and an afterword by Jack Canfield. The book has been featured in TV GUIDE, on Television networks ABC, NBC, CBS, CW in 52 different cities.

 Schwarz is also the founder of THE VISION BOARD Institute and has launched the world's first accreditation program for Certied Vision Board Counselors which you can find out more about by going to www.visionboard.info

SAY YES TO LIFE WITH A VISION BOARD by Joyce Schwarz, author The Vision Board book


In these days of economic downturn, you may hear lots of comments of doom and gloom. What we all need at this time is to say YES, to the great things and people in our lives!.


By creating a SAY YES TO LIFE Vision Board you can do 'just' that!



Some days it seems that everyone around you is in a negative mood. All you hear is "NO", "NO" or "NO WAY"!

So what can you do --well, JUST SAY YES!



Here are 5 NO COST WAYS TO SAY AND "SHOW" YES to the world even before you make your vision board:

1) Go to the park and take a ride on a swing -- go ahead act the age of your shoe size? Ever heard that before --my shoe size is 8 -- so I get to be an 8 year old anytime I want!

2)Eat dessert first! I just found out that October 28 --the launch date of The Vision Board: The Secret to an Extraordinary Life is NATIONAL CHOCOLATE DAY! Ymmm so I'm taking this opportunity to remind you to eat your dessert first that day -- it's only 19 days away! A little bit of dark chocolate is full of anioxidents so go ahead splurge every day with a bite or two of the most decadent chocolate you can find!

3) Put on your happy cap if you're having a bad hair day. I always keep a few of my favorite baseball caps with fun logos hanging as decorations in one of my closets! When I'm feeling a bit down -- I ALWAYS wear my sequineed black and silver baseball cap and I take it on trips around the world-- even on a ride on an Arabian horse in Petra, Jordan!

NO MORE BAD HAIR DAYS! Okay -- we'll have to get some SHARE THE VISION baseball caps to tie in with our website www.ihaveavision.org! More on that later.

4) Share a compliment-- say something nice today to someone you DON'T KNOW -- if life is a little cloudy-- I always make sure that I give a compliment or two to someone I see in a store or even in a parking lot.

It's easy --and yes, you can be sincere -- after all -- most people love to be told that their car is a beautiful color or that their T shirt is so much fun or that you love that gorgeous Olive green handbag that the senior you see at the post office is carrying.

You'll be amazed how much it perks you up!

5) CALL A PAL you haven't talked to in a few months or even a few years. Ask them the questions about their life and family -- be a good listener, don't spoil the moment by dragging them down with your own doldrums! Remind them of a couple of fun things you did together.

That's a great way to open the call --start by saying "remember the time we did....."

Now make a list of all of the great things you appreciate in your life and all of the great people and take some pictures of them or go through a magazine and begin to place them on a vision board.

What's a vision board? Most of you know a vision board is a visual map or depiction of how you'd like to live your best life possible and a way to pay tribute to the wonderful things you have and are creating in your life.

Take a poster board or a blank journal and paste some of these YES images in your journal or on your board. And add affirmations that remind you that you are grateful for what IS yes in you life and what will add more YES to your life in the future. Speak in the present tense (not the future) I am grateful for the wonderful home I have on a hill in the forest! YES I have that home now! See it experience it.


Author's Bio
Joyce A. Schwarz is the author of THE VISION BOARD, th secret to an extraordinary life. For a free chapter of the book go to http:/tinyurl.com/seeinsidebook