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February 2011

WHY SHARE YOUR VISION BOARD NEW VIDEO INTERVIEW Joyce Schwarz, bestselling author named Amazing Woman Los Angeles 2011

By Joyce Schwarz, blogging at www.visionboard.info with special thanks to Marsh Engle, founder Amazing Woman's Day for her great interview of Joyce at Amazing Woman's Day event 2011 and honoring Joyce as Amazing Woman Los Angeles, 2011.

Joyceawdfinal Left Marsh Engle, founder Amazing Woman's Day and right, Joyce Schwarz, bestselling author THE VISION BOARD book being honored as Amazing Woman Los Angeles 2011.

     Watch this video to get answers to your questions on life visioning and vision boards including:

    1) Why should you share your vision board?

    2) How can you find your POWER WORD for 2011?

    3) What is a Defining Image?

   4) Should a husband and wife make separate vision boards or create one together?

Any other questions, send to this email



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by Joyce Schwarz blogging at www.visionboard.infoJoyceandbooknew 
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     Or email: joyceschwarz@gmail.com to register directly.

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Five Steps To Make a Valentines Vision Board Using Family Photos by Joyce Schwarz, best selling author THE VISION BOARD book

Many of you have asked how did I make step by step the Valentine's Day Vision Boards posted to this blog, www.visionboard.info earlier this week

 Joyceandbooknew by Joyce Schwarz best selling author of THE VISION BOARD book blogging at www.visionboard.info  So I'm going to reveal this method  of making Valentines Vision Boards which serve as both tribute board and acknowledgement of the LOVE IN YOUR LIFE. Here are the directions step by step. ENJOY.


for those of you camera bugs out there and who isn't now with the proliferation of mobile phone cameras and digital and video cams, you'll enjoy knowing that you can use your own snaps anytime. So often my coaching clients or even my Certified Vision Board Coaches (www.visionboardinstitute.com) ask me how do I find the perfect picture that signifies and embodies one of my power words such as abundance or love ?

    Of course you can turn to Flickr or Google or Bing Images to find your fave pix but you can also go out and take a picture that may have even more emotional significance to you. Good news is that gets you into inspired action and starts to make you live your vision even before your board is completed. So go ahead and take pictures and put them into your Kodak Gallery Account or on Flckr (be sure to adjust privacy settings if you want them just for your eyes only) or even print them out via your Walgreen's photo account.


    1) Visioning -- as you know all of the vision boards that we create at the Vision Board Institute(www.visionboardinstitute.com) start with a visioning proecess where your intention comes from the inside to out to guide your vision like roadsign on a highway. After all your Vision Board is meant to serve as your personal GPS system, virtually guiding you to stay on track to your vision. Begin your visioning session by asking yourself, your God, your higher power or creative source what does Valentines Day mean to me in its warmest sense. Who can I be truly grateful for in helping me to keep my heart open? Who has helped make my life sweeter? Is there one dream or wish I have for them? Is there a key phrase or common word or image that we havein common that I should share on my vision board? It's often easier to focus on others first and then come back to the center of LOVE -- YOU and your higher power. In your mind's eye see yourself surrounded by a pink light of LOVE and warmth. Feel the sensation of being hugged during those few minutes, remember the taste of a wet, slobby kiss by your 4 year old daughter or a forehead peck from your dad. Let the good sensations overpower any negativity and remember and cherish the love in your life that you may have just called friend or caring before. Relish it and honor it as LOVE.

    2) PICK A CATEGORY -- during your visioning or right after while you're still in that mood of revery, pick a category like FAMILY, FRIENDS, CO-WORKERS, TEAM and ofr course "YOU" that you'd like to feature, acknowledge and honor for Valentines Day this year. For me that was Family, Friends and Myself.

    3) THEME -- if you have theme or a favorite song that comes to mind that seems to provide momentum for your Valentine's Love Adventure jot the name of it down and then search the Internet or your iPod or iTunes for the lyrics or song itself so that you can narrow it down to one phrase.

 For me this week it was the Hallmark Valentines Day commercials which use the tagline "I LOVE US" it just charmed me and I thought why not be grateful for the US in my life.  On this day as I write this blog Egypt is celebrating a new day -- so your theme may come from some good news like that -- perhaps a theme of Peace or actually use the phrase "NEW DAY".

   4) OPEN UP YOUR PHOTO ALBUMS with that theme in mind -- remember for me it was " I LOVE US" so as some of you know I'm grateful this Valentines Day that my mom is out of the hospital and into rehab and riding the bicycle there and getting stronger each day. SO I decided I would honor her in the Center of my Family Vision Board -- actually I decided that when the minute I saw the lovely picture of her in the heart dress that I had stored over at SHUTTERFLY from a Mother's Day album I had made for her years ago. As soon as I saw the hearts I knew it was right. Then I paged through and lately I'm fascinated with the ancestry shows on TV -- WHO ARE YOU? kinds of shows on TLC and NBC so I added the picturesof me as a young child with my great grandmother and my grandfather to add a sense of perspective of a broader family scene to my board. Those three pictures seemed ENOUGH -- I could have honored my brother, my aunt my cousin my father or others but right now these three seemed to make me HAPPY when I looked at them. So that became the one word I added to the center of the board. You might pick several words or a quote or you might do our PICK THREE Intuition quiz exercise you can see on a previous blog posted here at www.visionboard.info to highlight your Valentines Day Board.

5) DESIGN -- Us1
For all three of my Valentines Day Vision Boards I selected a cross between nostalgia and romance for the "look" of the board. I created these boards digitally but you can do the same if you're designing them by hand. I put down a background first and then added the pictures and THEN added the embellishments and frames to the scheme. Remember there are scads of digital scrapbook freebie themes that you can use online to make Vision Boards too. After the background, pictures, frames and embellishments I added the quotes or little decorations to catch my eye. And then I added more fluff -- more roses, more hearts, more sparkle and more flourish. Almost in this case as if I were decorating a cake. I wanted to stay WITH the vision of love while I was creating the board. REMEMBER THE GOOD TIMES...LOVE DOES MAKE THE WORLD GO ROUND.  FInally, I took a screengrab of each board and shared it with YOU! Note each board took less than 20 minutes to make. The whole process took less then 2 hours -- but you could spend an evening making a couples board or a weekend making a family board. Thereis no time limit and remember a board is a work in progress update it, change it, LOVE IT!   PS I used www.faceinhole.com to turn my picture into the QUEEN OF HEARTS -- no costume and NO DOLLARS SPENT -- all of the material I used for my board was FREE or I had previously purchased such as embellishments from scrapbooking sites or had in my digital archive files!

HAPPY VALENTINE'S DAY TO YOU AND YOURS ...and I LOVE THE US we create! joyceschwarz@gmail.com www.ihaveavision.org. www.visionboard.info. To become Certified Vision Board Coach, go to www.visionboardinstitute.com and read more or email: thevisionboard@aol.com

For info on our upcoming 4 week tele-class or ongoing home study (where you could start your course as soon as tomorrow).

To see a free chapter of THE VISION BOARD book on Visioning go to http://tinyurl.com/seeinsidebook



Hallmark's "I LOVE US" theme for Valentine's Day 2011 is a big hit with fans and viewers of its commercial series created by agency Leo Burnett; but some diehard fans of the movie %00 Days of Summer are clammering in to say that the line was originally featured in that film. 

 Iloveus Us2 Hallmark's Valentines Day 2011 theme is "I Love US" for its commercials and online promo. Many movie fans believe that Hallmark 'borrowed' the theme from the one of the favorite lines form (500) Days of Summer film.

 No matter what, it's still a great tagline and a different view on VDAY relationships so best-selling author Joyce Schwarz, THE VISION BOARD recorded a free conference call on the power and fun of creating I LOVE US Vision Boards for Valentines Day 2011    Vision VALENTINES DAY "I LOVE US" VISION BOARDS: not only did we go researching this but we turned the theme over to my alter-ego, Joyce Schwarz, bestselling author of THE VISION BOARD book (www.ihaveavision.org) to create a series of new Valentines Day Visoin Board featuring I LOVE US theme for family, friends, and yes, yourself! Who says you can't  create a Vision Board for yourself and the people in your life -- YOUR "US" .

         Joyceandbooknew  Scroll down to hear a 25 minute free podcast from Joyce Schwarz bestselling author of THE VISION BOARD book about how to create I LOVE US vision boards for singles, friends, family and more!



I LOVE US FAMILY VISION BOARD created by Joyce Schwarz, bestselling author THE VISION BOARD book to honor her mom and her grandparents with pix of her as a child! To see a free chapter of THE VISION BOARD book on visioning your life go to http://tinyurl.com/seeinsidebook

Iloveus3 I LOVE US FRIENDS VALENTINES DAY vision board created by Joyce Schwarz, bestselling author THE VISION BOARD book to celebrate the friends in her life and focusing back on good pals from her TWEEN days -- see how she adapted the word SWEETHEART to be "Sweethearts!" It's fun to do and makes Valentines day a time to share the love with everyone in your life!



I LOVE US VISION BOARD FOR SINGLES  -- who says you can't put laugh and Rock and Roll on your VISION BOARD for VDAY -- it's YOUR BOARD...and let's hope you are loving not only the life you create but the US you create in YOUR life...created and featuring Joyce Schwarz, best-selling author THE VISION BOARD book. If I had this one to 'do-over' I'd put the line " I LOVE THE US that WE CREATE" it sounds better and more fun!

 TO HEAR THE 25 minute FREE PODCAST about how to create "I LOVE US" vision boards for Valentines day 2011 or any time and why Vision Boards do work in bringing more love into your life!

CLICK on the arrow to play this podcast from Joyce Schwarz ENJOY and thanks for sharing the vision!

 here is the link to play the free podcast online: http://www.audioacrobat.com/play/WRJMqSmk

FREE LOVE VISION BOARD TELECLASS WITH JOYCE SCHWARZ bestselling author The Vision Board book at 4 pm 2/11 via phone anywhere in the world


LOVE MAKES THE WORLD go round, join us by clicking here and signing up for the free LOVE VISION BOARD teleclass for singles, couples, families, friends and more click here

          Chapter 5 of THE VISION BOARD book is all about relationships so Joyce Schwarz will be talking about some of the info in that chapter and some examples of Vision Board for LOVE that worked! Remember to sign up NOW: here
Joyceandbooknew Sign up for free teleclass on 2/10/11 about FREE LOVE Vision Board tips from Joyce Schwarz (above left) and highlighting chapter 5 of THE VISION BOARD book which features RELATIONSHIPS! sign up here class will be recorded too


By Joyce Schwarz, best-selling author THE VISION BOARD book, #1 spiritual/mystical bestseller on Amazon.com for 25 weeks last year!  Please read the post and then enjoy Joyce Schwarz's exclusive interview with Arielle Ford on finding your soulmate -- just in time for Valentine's Day!

Yowza, so exciting to bring you an advance interview/podcast from Arielle Ford one of the hosts of the fabulous SoulMate Summit set to launch February 14 with more than 20 VIP speakers who can tell you what you want to learn about finding your soul mate:   http://tinyurl.com/28freepodcastsonfindingsoulmat

Arielle2 Soulmate1 Arielle Ford, best-selling author of THE SOULMATE SECRET is a fabulous speaker and you can heare her and more than 25 other VIP experts on LOVE and finding your soulmate when you sign up for the free Soulmate Summit that Arielle is co-hosting with Claire Zammit, CALLING IN THE ONE.

 Sign up to get almost 30 free podcasts on love and finding your soulmate here: http://tinyurl.com/28freepodcastsonfindingsoulmat

 Soulmate Sign up free for more than 25 VIP podcast interviews with leaders on love and marriage and finding your soulmate during the upcoming Soulmate Summit which you can access via phone.

          Here is the link to sign up for the free SOULMATE SUMMIT asap: http://tinyurl.com/28freepodcastsonfindingsoulmat

WHO IS SPEAKING AT THE SOULMATE SUMMIT -- you'll love this list of VIP's rather than list them www.visionboard.info and Joyce Schwarz took a screengrab off the site and here are the pictures of all of these great mentors you'll hear for free when you register now at: http://tinyurl.com/28freepodcastsonfindingsoulmat or

click here to register NOW for free

Speakers at the Soulmate Summit include:


Hear all of these VIP speakers and more at the Soulmate Summit -- listen via phone-- you must sign up in advance though and it starts February 14: Soul3 
Sign up now at: this link and get BONUSES!

You can sign up for free at this link to hear these couples:

 free advice on love and marriage!


 IS THERE JUST ONE SOULMATE OUT THERE FOR YOU? Listen to find out! Why is Arielle such a big FAN of Vision Boards. Joyce Schwarz offers this exclusively for CVBC Vision Board Coaches and also to our readers at www.visionboard.info blog and for our newsletter and Facebook fans and the Official Vision Board Group members!

 Heada Arielle2 (Left) Joyce Schwarz offers an exclusive interview with Arielle Ford (right) prior to the Soulmate Summit that you can sign up for free at: thislink 

CLICK ON THE PLAYER BELOW to hear the exclusive podcast with Joyce Schwarz and Arielle Ford prior to the SOULMATE SUMMIT starting February 14. Arielle is co-host of the fabulous program along with Claire Zammit, CALLING IN THE ONE

   CLICK on the arrow to listen to Joyce Schwarz interview Arielle Ford on finding your soulmate and more includihgn why she loves vision boards!

Inc. Magazine Article on Creating a Company Vision Complements The Vision Board book Philosophy & Vision Board Creation says bestselling author Joyce Schwarz, speaker and business launch advisor

by Joyce Schwarz, www.visionboard.info ,official blog for THE VISION BOARD the secret to an extraordinary life by Harper Collins Publishing, Collins Design.

       YOWZA, great article in the February, 2011 print edition of INC.MAGAZINE on "Creating a Company Vision".seeINCfullvisioningarticleby


The steps mentioned in this piece are quite complemntary to Chapter 1 and 2 of THE VISION BOARD book (see a free chapter on VISIONING at http://tinyurl.com/seeinsidebook).

 The article is writen by Ari Weinzweig, co-founder and CEO of Zingerman's Community of Businesses located in Ann Arbor, Michigan. (here is the complete info on where this article is excerpted from as noted at the end of the INC MAGAZINE piece (see pix below and also a screengrab of the opening of the article on the INC Magazine website.


FREE COPY OF 2020 VISION document:

In his article Ari mentions that you can get a free copy of his firm's 2020 Vision so by writng --but I am providing the link to that PDF here for easier access. http://www.zingermanscommunity.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/01/Zingermans-2020-vision1.pdf

Note, how much fun Zingerman's 2020 Vision is to look at -- who says a Vision has to be stuffy.

Joycebook FREE CHAPTER OF THE VISION BOARD book on VISIONING -- the free chapter that my publisher Harper Collins Publishing, Collins Design gives away is on VISIONING, you can see that chapter online at: http://tinyurl.com/seeinsidebookVisioning2


See above samples of various kinds of Vision Boards, You can see more than 100 real=life vision boards in THE VISION BOARD book by Joyce Schwarz which is available at Amazon.com and in more than 3000 bookstores across the USA and in almost all English Speaking countries. Note the book is also available in a Dutch Version too.

To read THE VISION BOARD BOOK blog go to www.visionboard.info  and also sign up for the quarterly newsletter.

To become a Certified Vision Board Coach (CVBC) email: joyceschwarz@gmail.com

To find a CVBC Coach in your region go to: http://www.visionboardinstitute.com

To see the original Vision Board Book video go to http://www.ihaveavision.org

Follow Joyce Schwarz and The Vision Board Institute at www.twitter.com/visionboard



Vision Board Fans Can Play the Intuition Game With Best-selling Author Joyce Schwarz to Find their Vision Path for 2011 & Beyond

As featured on 107.7 the oldie's Channel, join us in playing the INTUITION GAME with radio talk show host LIsa Sinclair and Joyce Schwarz, best-selling author THE VISION BOARD book. Who said that life planning has to be boring! Scroll down below the logotype to play THE INTUITION GAME with Joyce Schwarz -- it will only take a minute or two at the most, REALLY!

 Play the Intuition Visioning Game!  with (below) pictured right Joyce Schwarz and left Lisa Sinclair, show host at 107,7 radio

 Intuitiongamecolor Asian symbol for Intuition -- have you tried playing the INTUITION GAME that best selling author Joyce Schwarz, THE VISION BOARD created to help you Envision 2011?
Joyce joined Lisa Sinclair on her 'Kool Gold' oldies radio show on New Year's Day to explain how to play 'The Intuition Game.'

Joycelisa Joyce Schwarz joined Lisa Sinclair on her 'Kool Gold' oldies radio show on New Year's Day to explain how to play 'The Intuition Game.'

       Holding a vision of your most cherished goals is a great start to a new year.  Joyce Schwarz, best selling author of The Vision Board, describes a fun game you can  to play to boost your chances of achieving success in 2011.


For more information about booking Joyce Schwarz, best-selling author of The VIsion Board book to speak to your organization, corporation or trade group about Visioning the Future or other topics, email: joyceschwarz@gmail.com to get a complete promo package.

 Media contact for Joyce Schwarz: thevisionboard@aol.com or
310-822-3119. Schwarz is located in Marina Del Rey, California



Vision Board South Africa Facebook Group Launched by The Vision Board Institute

The Vision Board Institute headquartered in Marina Del Rey, California and founded by Joyce Schwarz, best-selling author of The Vision Board the secret to an extraordinary life book has launched a new Official Facebook Group called Vision Board South Africa.

     "We want to welcome all residents of South Africa, all people traveling to South Africa or those who have roots or do business with that beautiful country, to join us as members on Vision Board South Africa at: http://tinyurl.com/4qd74d5

See below: Vision Board South Africa Facebook Group Picture: to join the group go to: http://tinyurl.com/4qd74d5


Coach2 FATIMA KOLA First Certified Vision Board Coach in South Africa. In announcing the new Official Facebook Vision Board South Africa Group, Joyce Schwarz, founder of The Vision Board Institute also stated that Fatima Kola is the first Certified Visio Board Coach in South Africa. "Fatima earned her Vision Board Coaching Certificate after an 8 week course of study that accredits her to offer one to one coaching, classes, group workshops and company presentations on such areas of personal and professional development as life and work visioning, visual lifestyle planning and group and individual visioning the future programs.

 "Fatima will be our liaison and coordinator in South Africa for 2011 as we launch new personal development and professional training programs via onlne workishops, tele-summits and audio and visio programming, explains Schwarz who is a recognized and celebrated motivational business speaker and Hollywood Career Strategist who has also launched ore than 75 venture funded companhies through her other firm JCOM Marketing and New Media www.joycecom.com.

Joyceandbooknew left Joyce Schwarz, founder, The VIsion Board Institute www.visoinboardinstitute.com and right her best-selling book THE VISION BOARD published internationally in all English speaking countries by Harper Collins Publishing, Collins Design.


Schwarz explains that Vision Boards are a universal method for visually planning your life with images, inspiratiohnal messages, power words and phrases and affirmations either on simple poster boards that can be posted on your wall or more detailed digital creations that can serve as screensavers or wallpaper for your mobile. To see more basic information on Vision Boards also known as Dream Boards, Treasure Maps or Image Maps go to www.whatisavisionboard.com


We did a google search and found THE VISION BOARD book by Joyce Schwarz listed conveniently for online sale at Exclusive Books which also maintains 40 retail stores in South Africa. Here is the online link directly to The Vision Board book which is available for 154 Rand at: 

    To find out more about Vision Board South Africa, email: joyceschwarz@gmail.com or if you are located in South Africa, you can reach Fatima Kola directly at: fatimakola4@gmail.com

Watch for upcoming details about courses, classes, tele-workshops and LIVE Speaking Engagement by Motivational Business Speaker Joyce Schwarz in South Africa in 2011 and beyond.