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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.


URGENT -- the first workshops sold out in 2 hours -- so sign up now for this teleseminar by sending an email to : [email protected]and putting the word VISION in the subject.


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:


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

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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!


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.
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.
Giftbox2 Giftboxlid1 You can use the inside top lid of a gift box as a 'shadow box' to make your Mother's Day Vision Board says Joyce Schwarz, author THE VISION BOARD the secret to an extraordinary life, for free newsletter.
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.
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.
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.
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The Vision Board Author Talks with Jeff Bezos @ Book Expo 2008

Harper Collins Publishing author Joyce Schwarz & Jeff Bezos at Book Expo America 2008

Note this blog was originally posted on on 3:08 AM PDT, May 31, 2008 It is being reposted at so that all posts regarding THE VISION BOARD book by Joyce Schwarz can be searched in one location. Any questions, email: [email protected]
Backstage at the Book Expo of America, Amazon founder Jeff Bezos hung around to talk to some VIP's and press after his panel on Friday.
         Joyce Schwarz author and new media consultant backstage chatting with Jeff Bezos and other VIP's and press at Book Expo of America.

Is it really 1994 for the Book Publishing Industry?

Author and new media consultant Joyce Schwarz, JCOM got a chance to chat with Bezos about her theory that it's 1994 for the book pubilshing industry and he agrees. His first response was -- "Yes, and it's so exciting".

New business models needed:

 Later Joyce ventured to suggest that new business models are coming to the book industry and that one of the best ones she sees could work is the independent film model. Bezos seemed interested. Now as they say in Hollywood Show me the money. Joyce said if he'd give her $100,000 she'd give him $200,000 in production value/marketing/publicity and he could do what they do best at Amazon-- distribution!

Amazon and pay per view video & 5000 more kindle titles!

Earlier this week Amazon announced pay per view streaming video and they already have Amazon Unbox for showing other indy films -- why not Amazon Studios! Hmm or do they have that already-- better check it out tomorrow! They move so fast over there, 4000 new books from Simon and Schuster for Kindle tis week.

you can reach blogger/author Joyce Schwarz via email at [email protected]. Her websites are for her firm JCOM new media consulting, for her new media & Hollywood blog and for the newest book from Collins Design, Harper Collins Publishing, fall, 2008.


By Joyce Schwarz: As an author it's a pleasure to be able to check search engines for blogs about your book and find a delightful entry such as this one which is featured here by Timothi Jane Graham.

I did some research on the blogger and turns out she's a famous photographer, model, actress & voiceover artist - WOW! AND THANKS to her and all of the bloggers who have supported & promoted THE VISION BOARD by Joyce Schwarz.

To see a 20 page excerpt from THE VISION BOARD book go to:

ENJOY THIS POST and if you are blogging on THE VISION BOARD by Joyce Schwarz --don't forget to email me a link to your blog and I'll try to feature it at ,the official blog for THE VISION BOARD book.

GODDESS GUMBO FEATURES THE VISION BOARD & TIPS (see pix below which are featured in Timothi Jane Graham's blog 'Goddess Gumbo" seeblogpostclickhere



6 Apr 2009 by Timothi Jane Graham  
There is also a great book out there called The Vision Board: The Secret to an Extraordinary Life by Joyce Schwarz that leads you through the entire process. Joyce has done amazing things for work with the vision board and she even ....continued @ linkhere to Goddess blog about vision boards.

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Twitj  by Joyce Schwarz at 1:23 PM PDT, April 2, 2009, (official blog for THE VISION BOARD book by Joyce Schwarz 

Great news, I had the honor of conducting a special webinar for Boeing employees today during a lunch and learning session.

It's so fascinating how many companies like Boeing really CARE about their employees personal development. Many actually have teams and co-leaders now like Boeing does!

Ever wonder what it's like to build the biggest airplanes in the world? THE VISION BOARD author Joyce Schwarz just presented a workshop to Boeing staffers who do just that. The topic of author/speaker/career strategist Joyce Schwarz presentation was PASSPORT TO POSSIBIILTY!

AND I'm thrilled to tell you that the Boeing team said THE VISION BOARD presentation was AWESOME! YOWZA
  The Vision Board: The Secret to an Extraordinary Life  linkhere click to see more about THE VISION BOARD book -- 208 pages, 100 color pix and tips/advice & interviews with more than 75 wisdom leaders including 7 of the teachers of the blockbuster movie THE SECRET!
 PASSPORT TO POSSIBILITY is just one of the webinars and workshops that Joyce Schwarz, author THE VISION BOARD book gives to corporations, trade groups and businesses around the world in person at your location or via webinar. For more details about booking Joyce Schwarz to speak to your group, email: joyceschwarz (at) click to see website here


What was it on? It was on a section that is actually in THE VISION BOARD book called PASSPORT TO POSSIBILITY!
Here's a peek into the presentation. For more info email: joyceschwarz (at)
Below, click on the JPEG to find out more about Joyce Schwarz and her Passport for possibility presentation! This is an actual slide in the presentation. NOTE copyright, Joyce Schwarz, JCOM,
Click on JPEG to see more info about THE PASSPORT TO POSSIBILITY webinar conducted by Joyce Schwarz, author THE VISION BOARD book

What the heck is a vision board anyway & why should I care? Joyce Schwarz, author THE VISION BOARD book ( explains how the concept of visioning and vision boards dates back to the cave man era during her corporate workshops and webinars for companies like Boeing. This slide is an excerpt from Joyce Schwarz presentation called PASSPORT TO POSSIBILITY. To book Joyce Schwarz to speak @ your organization or company or to do an online webinar: email: joyceschwarz(at)  

Are you a visionary? Could you be? Do you want to motivate & inspire your team or your organization? Email: [email protected] for more info on her presentations, webinars and speaking topics including PASSPORT TO POSSIBILITY which Boeing rated AWESOME!

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YOUR VISION BOARD: how to use it to express an attitude of gratitude by Joyce Schwarz, author THE VISION BOARD book


by Joyce Schwarz at 7:05 PM PDT, March 27, 2009

HOW TO EXPRESS GRATITUDE WITH YOUR VISION BOARD….many of you may already have gratitude journals that you keep daily or write in weekly.

Others that are followers of Oprah & Abraham-Hicks may have a creativity or gratitude box to keep quotes and other inspirational material in.

 BUT one of my clients’ favorite ways to develop an attitude of gratitude is by creating a Gratitude Vision Board.

Artist Amber Coffey's defining image and inspirational quote on gratitude is featured on page 138 of THE VISION BOARD by Joyce Schwarz, for more information, go to and sign up for the free VISION BOARD creation tips newsletter.

If you already have a vision board, you can pin or tape your updated (recommend at least weekly) gratitude list to your board.

To peek at 20 pages of THE VISION BOARD book free go to

And to begin this weekend start with these suggestions for using your Vision Board to Express Gratitude:

 a) Morning gratitudes make them in front of your board,
b) Coffee break gratitudes, try to get out of your office and see nature and thanks the Universe for welcoming you each day,
 c) Try saying grace to at lunchtime; breakfast may be too harried and dinner may be rushed but take time at lunch to say grace and many clients say this quiet moment of whispering grace to themselves or aloud(if alone in your office) may help you eat more mindfully.
d)Count your blessings at the end of the day — see if you can get up to 10 reasons to be grateful for the day –even if it IS rainy outside.
e)Walk your talk…while you’re doing your evening exercise walk, begin and end the experience with gratitude to yourself and your God or Universe so that you remind yourself that developing an attitude of gratitude starts with YOU.

REMEMBER THIS:-- you are irreplaceable, which makes you priceless!

Thank you for this opportunity.

And as a bonus to see 15 more pages of THE VISION BOARD by Joyce Schwarz for free go to http:/
For more information about becoming one of the world's first Certified Vision Board Counselors (CVBC) email: joyceschwarz(at)

Amazon Reviewer says THE VISION BOARD book Combines "THE SECRET" with a personal art project!

 Inspirational book that combines "The Secret" with a personal art project., March 24, 2009

By  Bond... James Bond "007.5" (Denver, CO) - 

What you ultimately think of this book may heavily depend on whether you think the book The Secret and the concept of the "Law of Attraction" is a highly credible law of nature, a harmless self-help approach, or a bunch of New Age smoke-and-mirrors sleight-of-hand mind-bending distortions of reality.

The "Law of Attraction" states that if you intentionally and consciously work to attract more of the things you want out of life and less of the things that you do not want, you can co-create your own reality.

 By envisioning your own personal vision of your life and creating a vision board as a visual aid, you help to add to the "good vibes" in your life and expel the "bad vibes" that you have been thinking and attracting. And then, over time, both good vibrations and bad vibrations become self-fulfilling prophecies.

Others have talked about this concept over the past centuries. Sometimes, it is referred to as fate, serendipity, karma. In Deepak Chopra's book, The Spontaneous Fulfillment of Desire: Harnessing the Infinite Power of Coincidence, he writes about synchronicities in life, how to have them work in your favor, and how vibration energy in one's body ties into quantum physics.

And prior to Deepak, there was Zig Ziglar's book See You at the Top: 25th Anniversary Edition, where he espouses weeding out one's own "Stinkin Thinkin" so that one can co-create one's own successes in life.

And before Zig was the whole Positive Mental Attitude craze and its endlessly marketed variations of that one concept.

Perhaps one of the earliest versions of this "ask and you shall receive" concept (of which the Law of Attraction is one of hundreds of corollaries) is a comment the French microbiologist Louis Pasteur, pioneer of the germ theory of disease, once made: "In the fields of observation, chance favors only the prepared mind." (Dans les champs de l'observation le hasard ne favorise que les esprits préparés.) I purposely adapted, with a generous dollop of artistic license, Louis' quote in its interpretation of "chance favors the prepared mind", just as many people have also interpreted the "ask and you shall receive" concept in countless ways.

 Except for Pasteur's quote, which was made in a purely scientific context, I see all of these as one long and varied continuum of interpretations that basically says that one must live life with goals, with vision, with defined values, with hope, with action, and intent. Otherwise, so many of us sleepwalk through large chunks of our lives.

This books helps to inspire, motivate, and instruct the reader in creating their own personal vision board.

As someone who has dozens of books that help me and inspire me to become better at oil/acrylic painting, stained/fused glass, and photography, when I first flipped through this book before proceeding to read it, it reminded me far more of an art instruction book.

In fact, the quality of the book's construction and richly colored photography of both amateur (made by non-artistic types) and professional (made by an artist) vision boards makes it as beautiful as some of my art instruction books.

 Because not everyone can be artistically inclined to create their own vision board by drawing, painting, or rendering their vision using graphics software, the book guides the reader in cutting out words and pictures from magazines to create a vision board that is basically an assemblage of collage, decoupage, and scrapbooking techniques.

 Most of the book focuses on what to include in your vision collage.
My one main complaint with the book is that some of the concepts are overhyped. To me, the book's subtitle of "The Secret To An Extraordinary Life", and the front-cover testimonial by Jack Canfield (also an author on the Law of Attraction) that "This book will change your life." present the material as something far more earthshakingly unique than I am willing to give it credit for.

In my opinion, hundreds of self-help books out there have helped countless numbers of readers just as much as they have been useless to other readers. Also, even though some people like the use of a visual aid to focus their thoughts, I prefer my visions, affirmations, and goals to be mainly in written form, in the format of a personal journal ....continued on

Comedian Maria Bamford on Why Vision Boards Work by Joyce Schwarz, author THE VISION BOARD

 For more info on THE VISION BOARD by Joyce Schwarz and the upcoming first in the world certification for vision board counselors CVBC classes, email: [email protected]

See above: partial pix of one of comedian Maria Bamford's vision boards which were photographed by Annie Kaycora for THE VISION BOARD book by Joyce Schwarz.

Some of you have asked what happened with Maria Bamford and her Vision Boards? Are they working? Here is a quick update and an autographed picture that Maria Bamford sent author Joyce Schwarz, THE VISION BOARD book,

See below the autographed headshot that stand-up comedian Maria Bamford sent to author Joyce Schwarz to congratulate her on THE VISION BOARD book! Thanks Maria for our support!

BLOG from on Maria Bamford and her vision boards & recent appearances is listed below.

PSSSSSt....we have some and at Stand-up comedian Maria Bamford is sharing one of her Vision Boards in my upcoming book "THE VISION BOARD" Unlock the Secret to An Extraordinary Life, Harper Collins Publishing Collins Design, by Joyce Schwarz.

click on jpeg to see partial view of one of Maria Bamford's Vision and Prosperity boards she shares in the upcoming book "THE VISION BOARD" by Joyce Schwarz, fall, 2008-- thank you to you Maria!


So we went online to see what Maria's been up to lately and guess what-- lots of great stuff. And we even caught her with PINK HAIR --really PINK HAIR -- look?

In the Pink -- stand-up comedian Maria Bamford shares one of her "Vision Boards" in Joyce Schwarz new book "THE VISION BOARD" set for publication, fall, 2008, by Harper Collins -- THANKS MARIA!

HERE ARE JUST SOME OR THE HEADLINES WE SAW ABOUT MARIA and where she is and what she's up to and yada yada yada. And if we're lucky the censors will be as kind to us at this blogging service as they were for the Minnesota paper who got her to talk about the wonder of her new PROSPERITY VISION BOARDS!
here's the link to that complete article:
Maria Bamford Manifests Her Destiny
Minneapolis City Pages, MN - Jul 15, 2008
Excerpt from article on Maria Bamford in the Minneapolis City pages.
In that article Maria explains she has:

"doing a lot prosperity consciousness. I have five prosperity boards going. Have you heard of that? CP: No, what's a prosperity board?
MB: Oh, my gosh! Oprah does it. Ok, let's say you want to have more trees in your life. You find a picture of a tree and put it on a poster board and put it in a place where you can see it a lot. You then manifest that tree, or maybe you just start noticing trees more.
Maria goes on to explain in the Minneapolis City Pages article (note she's from Duluth originally) "So, here's an example of me manifesting something: I put a microwave on my first vision board. My sister walked by my vision board and said, “You want a fucking microwave?! That's ridiculous. I'll give you a fucking microwave!" Boom! Manifested!
Maybe the important part is showing people your vision boards. (YES MARIA AND THANKS FOR SHARING ONE OF YOUR BOARDS IN MY UPCOMING BOOK, joyce)
Maria goes on to say outrageously:
I went to a vision board weekend up an old nunnery in Montecito, and one old guy was cutting out pictures of hot ladies and guns and stacks of cash. I hope it's working out for him. If you want more pot, why not put a pot plant on a piece of paper? Maybe you'll get more.

SXSW Podcast of THE VISION BOARD by Joyce Schwarz book reading

WOW thanks to Andrew & the other folks @ SXSW (South by Southwest) we see that a podcast of THE VISION BOARD book reading by Joyce Schwarz with special guests THE DEFUSER and Theda Sandiford is now posted online. ENJOY IT!

 To see 20 free pages from THE VISION BOARD book go to http:/ or read more about what a vision board is and see 5 star reviews and endorsements for the book @


 Sxswjoyceadobedefuser The DEFUSER, Jarett Crippen, the winner of Stan Lee's WHO WANTS TO BE A SUPERHERO? reality show (2nd season) and bestselling author Joyce Schwarz, shown on the Adobe stage @


The Defuser (Jarrett Crippen) and his charity,, Joyce Schwarz author THE VISION BOARD were featured @ SXSW book reading on Friday, March 13, 2009.

To see more go to and to see 20 pages free go to




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.

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