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Will 2010 Be Sweet, Tasty or Tart For You? AOL Lemondrop.com Podcast With Best-selling author Joyce Schwarz, THE VISION BOARD book

The Lemondrop ladies sit down with Joyce Schwarz, author of "The Vision Board: The Secret to an Extraordinary Life," to learn how to shape their future with (a vision board and tips from Joyce blogger note) video.aol.co.uk/video-detail/lemondrop-broad-cast...cast/1921311684


America Online's Lemondrop.com editors sit down to do a podcast with Joyce Schwarz, best-selling author of THE VISION BOARD book (www.visionboard.info) to see if their year will match their motto of "Sweet, Tasty or Tart"  And yes, admittedly, they reached Joyce via phone so she was only there virtually and of course she couldn't resist some virtual product placement too! 

THANKS AOL www.lemondrop.com You are very SWEET! 

FREE CHAPTER THE VISION BOARD BOOK  Lemondrop.com readers and any of you reading this blog post at www.visionboard.info can see a free chapter from THE VISION BOARD book at http://tinyurl.com/ordervisionbook and click on 'browse inside' to begin to vision your tasty opportunities in 2010 & beyond!  You can also reach Joyce Schwarz personally via email at: thevisionboard@aol.com


THE VISION BOARD by Joyce Schwarz Hits Best-seller List in Canada

THANK YOU CANADA! THE VISION BOARD by Joyce Schwarz hit the best-seller

list for Canada last week for Harper Collins Publishing nonfiction books.

Here's the complete list of nonfiction books for your perusal.




Fiction | Non -Fiction | Children's

The bi-weekly lists for fiction, nonfiction, young adult and childrens books are compiled from national bookseller and media bestseller information. Click a book's title for more information.


1. The Book of Negroes - Lawrence Hill
Lawrence Hill's award-winning The Book of Negroes follows the amazing life of Aminata Diallo. After being abducted as an 11-year-old child from her village in West Africa and forced to live as a slave in South Carolina, Aminata forges her way to freedom. Read more

2. Altar of Eden - James Rollins
Following the fall of Baghdad, two Iraqi boys stumble upon armed men looting the city zoo. The floodgates have been opened for the smuggling of hundreds of exotic birds, mammals, and reptiles to Western nations, but this crime hides a deeper secret. Read more

3. Some Great Thing - Lawrence Hill
Populated with colourful characters -- including an unlikely welfare crusader, a burned-out fellow reporter, a French-language-rights activist, and a visiting journalist from Cameroon -- Some Great Thing is a fascinating portrait of a major urban newspaper and a deeply perceptive story of one man’s coming of age. Read more

4. What I Did for Love - Susan Elizabeth Phillips
It's a paparazzi free-for-all as two enemies find themselves working without a script in a town where the spotlight shines bright . . . and where the strongest emotions can wear startling disguises. Read more

5. The Pact - Jodi Picoult
A riveting, timely, heartbreaking, and terrifying novel of families in anguish—and friendships ripped apart by inconceivable violence. Read more

6. Pirate Latitudes - Michael Crichton
From one of the best-loved authors of all time comes an irresistible adventure of swashbuckling pirates in the New World, a classic story of treasure and betrayal. The Caribbean, 1665. A remote colony of the English Crown, the island of Jamaica holds out against the vast supremacy of the Spanish empire. Port Royal, its capital, is a cutthroat town of taverns, grog shops, and bawdy houses. Read more

7. The Alchemist - Paulo Coelho
The Alchemist is the magical story of Santiago, an Andalusian shepherd boy who yearns to travel in search of a worldly treasure as extravagant as any ever found. From his home in Spain he journeys to the markets of Tangiers and across the Egyptian desert to a fateful encounter with the alchemist. Read more

8. Water for Elephants - Sara Gruen
From the acclaimed author of Riding Lessons and Flying Changes comes the beautifully written story of a dangerous romance. Jacob Jankowski, a young man suddenly adrift at the height of the Depression, enters the world of a second -rate circus struggling to survive through one-night stands in town after town... Read more

9. the Witch of Portobello - Paulo Coelho
This is the story of a mysterious woman named Athena, told by the many who knew her well—or hardly at all. Like The Alchemist, The Witch of Portobello is the kind of story that will transform the way readers think about love, passion, joy, and sacrifice. Read more

10. Wolf Hall - Hilary Mantel
England, the 1520s. Henry VIII is on the throne, but has no heir. Cardinal Wolsey is his chief advisor, charged with securing the divorce the pope refuses to grant. Into this atmosphere of distrust and need comes Thomas Cromwell, first as Wolsey's clerk, and later his successor. Read more

Weeks ending January 22, 2010

1. Debt-Free Forever - Gail Vaz-Ozlade
Gail’s rules are simple: you can’t spend money you don’t have, you must save something, and if you’re in debt, you must get the albatross off your back. But Gail knows following the rules can be tough. That’s why she gives you a road map to getting out of the red in 36 months or less. Read more

2. Game Change - John Heilemann and Mark Halperin
In 2008, the presidential election became blockbuster entertainment. Everyone was watching as the race for the White House unfolded like something from the realm of fiction. But despite the wall-to-wall media coverage of this spellbinding drama, remarkably little of the real story behind the headlines has yet been told. Read more

3. The Concious Cook - Tal Ronnen
The Concious Cook is a breakthrough in vegan cuisine. By teaching readers how to make truly satisfying and delicious meals without the meat and dairy‚ it makes the shift to a vegan lifestyle easy. Read more

4. George Lucas's Blockbusting - Alex Ben Block and Lucy Autrey Wilson
The ideal resource for filmmakers of every kind, this book evidences that blockbusters have not only been made on relatively low budgets before, but that they have been made time and time again through varying economic climates. Read more

5. The Happiness Project - Gretchen Rubin
On the outside, Gretchen Rubin had it all -- a good marriage, healthy children and a successful career -- but she knew something was missing. Determined to end that nagging feeling, she set out on a year-long quest to learn how to better enjoy the life she already had. Read more

6. Going Rogue - Sarah Palin
Palin paints an intimate portrait of growing up in the wilds of Alaska; meeting her lifelong love; her decision to enter politics; the importance of faith and family; and the unique joys and trials of life as a high-profile working mother. She also opens up for the first time about the 2008 presidential race, providing a mom’s-eye view of high-stakes national politics. Read more

7. Jamie's Food Revolution - Jamie Olivieri
This book is inspired by all the people I’ve met who thought they could never and would never learn how to cook. Of course, that kind of thinking is like a red rag to a bull to me because I believe that simple home cooking is one of the most basic, primal skills that every single person on this planet should have in order to look after themselves, their families and their friends.

8. Playing with Fire - Theo Fleury
Theo Fleury, at 5'6" made a name for himself in a game played by giants. A star in junior hockey, he became an integral part of the Calgary Flames’ Stanley Cup win in 1989. Fleury’s talent was such that despite a growing drug habit and erratic, inexplicable behaviour on and off the ice, Wayne Gretzky believed in him. Read more

SuperFreakonomics9. Superfreakonomics - Steven Levitt, Stephen Dubner
New York Times bestselling authors Steven D. Levitt and Stephen J. Dubner return with more iconoclastic insight and observations in this long-awaited follow-up to their blockbuster Freakonomics. Read more

10.The Vision Board - Joyce Schwarz
Once shrouded in secrecy like a diary or personal journal, vision boards have been praised by Oprah and featured in The Secret. They are colorful canvases, modern-day career maps which create a visual layout of one's career and personal aspirations. Read more

Weeks ending January 22, 2010

THE VISION BOARD book by Joyce Schwarz called the definitive vision board book!


VISday 4/21: 20:20 vision

17 Jan 2010 by the whole self  
Read: The Vision Board by Joyce Schwarz is, for me, the definitive vision board book. It contains so much useful information in creating your own vision board with examples of other people's boards, but it also talks about the intuitive ...
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How to create a Vision Board With Joyce Schwarz on KLEE 990 AM Richmond, VA Radio

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International Coaching Federation Los Angeles Features Joyce Schwarz, Best-sellng author THE VISION BOARD As Keynote Speaker for Workshop On Secrets OF Vision Boards For Life Coaches, Weds. 1/20/10 At Culver Events Center, LA

The Vision Board: 
The Secret to
an Extraordinary Life

Joyce Schwarz

Wednesday, January 20, 2010
7:00 – 9:30 PM

Culver Events Center
11948 W Washington Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90066
Free adjacent parking, east & west of the building.

ICF-LA Members: $20.00
Non-Members: 30.00

** This is not a dinner meeting **

Discover how to tap into the power of an ancient
ritual called visioning.

Make 2010 your best year ever despite the economy!



Keynote speaker, and best-selling author Joyce Schwarz, ("The Vision Board: The Secret to an Extraordinary Life," #1 mystical top-seller on Amazon.com for 26 weeks last year and now in an exciting new version issued December 22, 2009) will show you how to share the power of Vision Statements and Vision Board creation with your group and individual clients. This is a hands-on session so come prepared to roll up your sleeves and CREATE!

*** BRING scissors, a glue stick, and all kinds of magazines. ***

Joyce walks you step by step through how Vision Board creation can help you and your clients in the areas of health, wellbeing, wealth, career, relationships and spirituality.


She will even reveal how she used a vision board to help get a $100K deal from her publisher Harper Collins for The Vision Board book.

 Peek at her work and see a free chapter of her book at http://tinyurl.com/seeinsidebook

She  will share how you can develop $20-$30,000 in additional income for your bottom line in 2010 by adding Vision Board Counselor to your credentials.

Find out how vision boards are being used for future studies, scenario planning and economic development by such major organizations as the UN, the World Bank and Fortune 1000 firms around the globe.

 See why Oprah, Larry King & ELLEN shows have all done segments on vision board creation.

Joyce Schwarz has conducted Visioning and Vision Board training workshops and keynote speaking sessions around the globe for such major corporations as Boeing, AT&T and France Telecom. Joyce lives and works in Marina Del Rey, California and runs a career strategy business called Center for Successful Recareering and also founded The Vision Board Institute. She has logged more than 50,000 hours in coaching corporate leaders and celebrities and their firms.

Schwarz has been featured in The Wall Street Journal and Money Magazine, and she has been on NBC National News, NPR and most recently E Entertainment TV’s morning show.

She is probably best known for launching the famous MISSING KIDS ON THE MILK CARTON campaign for Ralph’s Grocery chain. You can ask her questions in advance by emailing her at: joyceschwarz@gmail.com and tweet with her at http://twitter.com/visionboard Join Facebook’s Official Vision Board group at http://tinyurl.com/facebookvisionboard Ask her to link with you at Linked In too!

*** Space is limited, so please pre-register to assure your place! *** 

To Register Please Click Here

Fax: 310-242-6432

HEADS UP WRITERS & AUTHORS! Hollywood Career Consultant Joyce Schwarz who is best-selling author of THE VISION BOARD will do interview with Writingspirit.com Weds 1/13/10 @ 1 pm

From Julie Isaac,

GOOD NEWS is that I will be interviewing

bestselling author Joyce Schwarz

about Visioning Your Writing Success on

 Wednesday, January 13th, at 1:00pm PT, 4:00pm ET.
Joyce is the author of "
The Vision Board: The Secret to an
Extraordinary Life
"Successful Recareering" and several other
books plus more than 300 articles and she has worked as an editor for
major national magazines and had three screenplays optioned by major Hollywood studios and networks

She has had articles published in:  



IN THIS TELE-SEMINAR, JOYCE SCHWARZ WILL BE SHARING WITH US how she used vision boards, and the visioning process, to land a 6-figure book deal
with HarperCollins, and get her book featured on Fox News, "E"
TV, and TV Guide along with more than $1/4 million in other media including more than 175 news segments across the USA.

Of the many clients Joyce has coached using the vision board
process, 35 have had books published, while almost 50 have had
films theatrically released.
I look forward to seeing you all on the call. 
TO SEE A FREE CHAPTER OF THE VISION BOARD book by Joyce Schwarz go to http://tinyurl.com/seeinsidebook

TO SIGN UP FOR THE OFFICIAL FACEBOOK VISION BOARD group go to: http://tinyurl.com/facebookvisionboard

And follow Joyce Schwarz on Twitter at www.twitter.com/visionboard and you can follow Julie Isaac and WritingSpirit.com at www.twitter.com/writingspirit

HOW TO MAKE YOUR NEW YEAR'S RESOLUTIONS WORK! by Joyce Schwarz, keynote speaker and best-selling author THE VISION BOARD, Harper Collins Publishing, Collins Design

Do you know the best way to turn your New Year resolutions into reality? Create a visual map for 2010 by designing your own vision board as seen on Oprah and Larry King by Joyce Schwarz, best-selling author THE VISION BOARD the secret to an extraordinary life. For a free chapter of the book go to http://tinyurl.com/ordervisionbook and click on 'look inside" .  

Yes, a vision board enables you how to picture your success instead of just dreaming about


• To make 2010 the best year ever, despite the economy.

• To find more love and spice up your sex life by designing a couple’s vision board.

• To get the job of your dreams or start your own business.

• To tap into the power of an ancient ritual called visioning like Jim Carrey did to make $20 million and more.


1) Spend some time visioning your success. Fast-forward to when you have succeeded in your resolution to quit smoking. Breath in the air (it helps if you're at the seashore to do this exercise) and say the words I am thankful I'm now smokefree!

2) ACT AS IF: do you dream of owning a yacht? Well, get as close as possible to that dream NOW. Go down to a Marina and walkl around the yachts. Pick up some yacht magazins and read them. Go online and follow the path of a yacht around teh world.

3) IMMERSE YOURSELF -- yes, immerse yourself into your resolution. Want to travel to India? Then make some Indian curry. Buy some Indian CDs, Watch Bollywood DVDs. Literally experience some of the flavors, smells and colors of your dream.

4) USE POSITIVE SELF TALK: cut out the negatives rather than you're not going to eat candy for lunch or not going to skip breakfast say I eat healthy snacks, I enjoy my oatmeal for breakfast. Be as specific as possible with your own self-talk and also what you say to others.

4) CREATE A VISION BOARD FOR JUST ONE OF YOUR RESOLUTIONS: Focus closely on that one goal. Say it's to lose weight. Rather than keep telling yourself you are losing weight use an affirmation that encourages you like "I am eating healthy foods", I am full of energy, And put those affirmations on your vision board in your own hand-writing!

5) BE INSPIRED BY NEW QUOTES FROM ROLE MODELS: Maya Angelou, the famous poet and a friend of Oprah's says, "Tell life" I am with you kid" and take it by the lapels and just GO!

Author's Bio
Joyce Schwarz is the author of the best-selling book THE VISION BOARD: the secret to an extraordinary life by Harper Collins Publishing, Collins Design. The book was the top Spiritual best-seller on Amazon.com for 27 weeks in 2009 and is now in a updated new version that was issued on December 22,2009 and now is featured in more than 4000 bookstores across the USA. Schwarz is an internationally known keynote speaker and is probably best known as the creator of the MISSING KIDS ON THE MILK CARTON CAMPAIGN for Ralph's Grocery Chain natinoally. She is the PURPOSE IN LIFE EXPERT for Allexperts.com and you can see a free chapter of her book by going to: http://tinyurl.com/seeinsidebook You can also sign up for her free newsletter on vision board creation at www.visionboard.info

 You can email her at: joyceschwarz@gmail.com