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Roz Reviews: The Vision Board – The Secret To An Extraordinary Life by Joyce Schwarz

A Personal Analysis: The words “Vision Board” alone make one think of something visual, something that you can see – upfront and personal.

As a digital artist, I am a visual being, but find it hard to “envision” during visual exercises — Like imagine how it would be if…

The book’s appearance, the colors, the art, the layout and the feel of the book itself stirs feelings of creativity and makes you want to jump right in and get going to either start learning how to create
your first Vision Board or stirs up your creative juices to just dive in and get started.

Joyce starts off by talking about creating a Vision Statement or Phrase that will be the theme of your Vision Board.  She takes you by the hand and shows you how to create this theme, even if you are clueless as to where to begin. She encourages you to change it, enhance it – after all, this is YOUR vision and your Vision Board.  Anything goes!

The visuals through the book give you ideas of what others have done.  It’s a good place to start to see what feels good to you and what does not.

Did you know you can create Vision Boards for Charities, Causes, Life’s Celebrations, Life’s Milestones, Anniversaries, Retirement, etc. etc.  The list goes on and one – Absolutely anything goes!

Recently I spoke to a friend and was discussing reviewing The Vision Board by Joyce Schwarz.  I said it would be great to have a Vision Board in every room so that I can see it when I first get up in the morning.  Or course I thought that silly, but my friend suggested having one in each room “for my vision for THAT room!” 

Joyce talks a about Group Vision Boards – What a great idea for organizations or even businesses.  The possibilities are endless.

Joyce goes on to discuss the hows of creating a Vision Board as well as the embellishments that can be used like glitter, beading, bottle caps, ticket stubs, etc. etc.  I used to do needlepoint and have lots of fun stuff I could not part with hanging around. 

There is even a section of Vision Board FAQs

  • What goes on a Vision Board
  • What size should a Vision Board Be and What materials should it be made of
  • What types of images and where to find them
  • What kind of adhesive should I use
  • What’s the perfect design for my board
  • How big should my pictures be
  • Should I include my photo on the board
  • Etc.

I can go on forever.  I am not even going to mention that “The Secret’s” mentors are included in this fabulous book.  The book can stand alone on its own merit and I think everyone interested in Vision Boards should order one RIGHT NOW!!!

There is just too much to mention to include it all in this review.

The book includes case studies, sample Vision Boards of every style.  Theories of why, how and when to do a Vision Board.  You name it, it is included in this book! One family took a complete wall to use as their Vision Board.  Don’t you wish you could do that!  Living in an apartment, I am not about to try!

This may sound silly, but before reading The Vision Board, I did not think it was for me.  NOW…

I believe we ALL need to see our dreams and goals DAILY in order to make them real.  For me this is the truth.  I have notes and drawings all over the place – on napkins, toilet paper, scraps of paper, the inside of envelopes, the backs of wrapping paper, on junk mail and not so junk mail – got the picture!  I should have one Vision Board on just organization! No joke, if I took all my doodles and put them on a Vision Board that would be a great accomplishment, maybe they would see the day of light digitally or in print!

Life happens, Life changes, but… we need a place to start!  This book is it!

Joyce goes on to talk about Handmade vs Digital Vision Boards.  For example you can create your Vision Board by pasting items on poster board and hanging it on a wall, then photograph it and scan it to make a screen saver or wall paper for your computer and/or cell phone. 

Before Rhonda Byrne’s movie “”The Secret” I had no clue what a Vision Board even was! Afterwards I heard them mentioned now and again, but it always seemed to be in relation to traveling to exotic places, living in big house or mansions, fancy cards, etc.  None of that stuff interests me.  Let me say:  I DO like nice things!  But I am an artist…  I would love to have a maid!  Housekeeping is not my cup of tea.  I would rather sit at the computer designing and have someone else do the housework!

My dream has always been to see my art in print.  My Vision Board will have sample of my artwork on printed materials.  Perhaps if I have it staring at me daily I will make it happen!

The Vision Board by Joyce Schwarz made me realize that everyone and anyone can have a Vision Board.  There is no age limit, no gender, ethnicity, it is absolutely perfect for everyone and anyone.

At the back of the book is a breakdown of Chapters and what and who is included – including their website URLs.


My only complaint, and I am not sure it is a complaint as much as a convenience.  I would have liked an INDEX at the back of the book so that you could go directly to subjects, categories and people.  For example, I knew Marie Diamond was in the book, it took a while to find her as well after reading the book you might want to go back to certain places and if you did not remember what Chapter the item appeared in, it might take a while to find it.  This might be nit picky, but it is worth a mention.  However, I would NOT let it stop me from buying the book.  If you are even thinking/contemplating doing a Vision Board this book is a MUST!

So what are you waiting for…

CLICK the Link Below to Order YOUR Copy of…
“The Vision Board – The Secret To an Extraordinary Life by Joyce Schwarz”

Reviews by Roz Fruchtman @

Wishing you Warm Regards and Happy Vision Board Building!

November 24, 2008   No Comments

Money and You Update, Radio and More

I have attended a number of Money and You Teleseminars and found them to be quite interesting, value packed and fun.  I even made some really good connections through them.  With this said, when I received this update earlier this afternoon, I decided to share it with you! 

MONEY & YOU UPDATE – October 14, 2008


1. “Key Calls with the Experts” now Money & You Radio

2. Recent Recordings

3. Upcoming Events

4. Upcoming Programs



Over the past several months, we have been creating a new program structure to replace the teleconference structure of our Key Calls. We received many comments that our lines were overloaded, hearing clearly was an issue and participating from overseas could be difficult for some.

Our solution to this is Money & You Radio, a weekly broadcast on World Talk Radio, live from Studio A. Each week DC interviews some of the brightest people working to make a difference. Each guest will share with you keys to financial freedom and personal success – while adding tremendous value to humanity.

Topics include “entrepreneurship with heart”; money and finances; sales and marketing; people and organization.

This is a global show that will give you a glimpse of what is happening internationally in social entrepreneurship, business and education.

DC has been interviewing notable social entrepreneurs, business leaders, humanitarians and persons from all walks of life for decades. This Show is continuing a work of nearly 30 years of Uplifting Humanity’s Consciousness Through Business.

Join us on Money & You Radio this coming Tuesday as DC Cordova interviews Sharon Lechter

Tune into World Talk Radio, Studio A or bookmark our site at:

Sharon Lechter has built million-dollar businesses that have had a tremendous positive impact in the way that children, teens and adults are being educated and guided to success. She was the co-author and the organizational driving force behind the Rich Dad/Poor Dad series of books.

In this episode Sharon will share her real-life experiences in building businesses, working with teams, and having business and personal success.

Sharon will also share tips on how to empower children and young people — how to successfully communicate with them. Sharon’s generosity of spirit – and knowledge – will give the listeners tools that can be used immediately to accomplish results both in business and in personal relationships.


2. Recent Recordings

DC recently recorded conversations on the subject of the economic conditions the world is finding itself in, and how we can take action to avoid being caught up in the drama of the daily news.  In these recording that DC has shared with us, learn how you can activate what you learned in Money & You to help you through your own personal finances.

Jacklyn Johnston with DC Cordova: Prosperity & You in Challenging Times
Quote: “There is choice during times of rapid change.  Do you want to react with fear?  Or do you want to seize opportunity?”

Eric Lofholm Interviews DC Cordova: Excelling in a Changing Financial Environment
Quote: “Wealth or richness is not about how much money you have, its how much money you have access to.”


 3. Upcoming Events

Tuesday, October 14, 2008, DC interviews Sharon Lechter on Money & You Radio, 4:00pm Pacific.
Tune in Live:  World Talk Radio, Studio A

Thursday, October 16, 2008, DC interviews Eric Lofholm, 5:00pm Pacific
Register to listen:


4. Upcoming Programs

November 20-23, 2008 Money & You® in Southern California.  Early Bird special discount of $500 off the regular tuition of $1,995 expires October 20, 2008. Go to <> to download a registration form

November 29-December 7, 2008 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.  Early Bird discount of $2,000 off the regular tuition of $8,880 expires October 29, 2008. Contact our North American offices at (713) 880-8885 for more information and to register.


Imaginal Education Systems
P.O. Box 70105
Houston, TX  77270
Phone:  713-880-8885


October 14, 2008   No Comments

How to Profit in Tough Times by Eric Lofholm

Personal Testimonial:

Erik Lofholm is a master sales trainer. I have been enrolled in Eric’s Sales Protege program for quite a few years and have come to respect Eric. He is one of the good guys. He literally cares about his clients and is a genuinely good person.

Eric is giving a FREE Teleseminar on…

How to Profit in Tough Times


Dear Roz,

As you know times are tough right now. Are you in fear, worry, or panic?

Is your mind in scarcity mode?

Are you wondering what to do to produce results?

Do you have a team of people that are off track right now?

If you have answered yes to any of these question read the rest of this email.

First take a deep breath and be calm.

Your success requires a different level of thinking.

The answers you need will require a different way of thinking.

You can survive this…you can even thrive.

With the right approach you can dominate in this market place!

My star client, Eric Edelman is having his best real estate year

Kenrick Trapp sells cars. He is dominating right now.

Would you like to learn what they are doing?

I have 3 ways to get you (and your team) the information.

1. I have trainers in San Diego, Orange County, and
Sacrameto that can come and give a talk titled How to Profit in
Tough Times at no charge at one of your upcoming meetings. To
request a trainer or get more details email me at or call my office at (916) 435-0416.

2. I can deliver a conference call to your team titled How
to Profit in Tough Times. I speak to groups of 6 or more. There
is no charge for the conference call. I can do 4 conference
calls in September and 8 in October. To check on my availability
email me at or call my office at (916) 435-0416.

FREE CALL – Info below

3. Join me on a conference call on Thursday, September 25 at
5:00 pm pacific.
The title of the conference call is How to
Profit in Tough Times
The conference number to use is (712)-432-0404.
The participant code is 7129337#. (This call is not being recorded)

4. Join me at one of my upcoming seminars in San Diego or
San Francisco in October or November. There is no charge for
these seminars. In these seminars I will be sharing ideas on how
to profit in tough times.

To view available dates go to


Eric Lofholm

Ps. Please share this email with others.
Eric Lofholm
Eric Lofholm International, Inc.
(916)-435-0416 (phone)
9083 Foothillls Blvd #390
Roseville, CA 95747 USA

From Roz:  In closing… You really MUST attend this FREE teleseminar.  It will NOT be recorded so it is a one-time deal.  With the headlines screaming doom and gloom… come and get some tips, tricks, encouragement and enthusiasm.  It’s FREE!  What do you have to lose!

See you there!

Warm Regards,

September 24, 2008   No Comments

Larry Benet – The Connector – Interview With Steven Pierce

Dear Roz,

I didn’t want you to miss out today. At 2pm EST, 1pm Central and 11 am PST, I will be interviewing one of the top business growth strategists i personally know.

This guys name is synonymous with “success.”

Recognized as one of the world’s leading Internet marketers and Business Optimization Strategists, my guest today, Aug 21st at 2PM Eastern is the one and only Stephen Pierce.

I spent 2 hours with him recently and my hands were sore because he shared so many good ideas.

This guy is so good that last year he had almost 100 of the top marketers in the world fly to his house in Texas for 1 day, just to see what he was up to. People like Jay Abraham, Rich Schefrin, Harv Eker, Tim Ferris of the 4 Hour Work Week, Yanik Silver, John Reese, Armand Morin, well you get the idea.

If you want to thrive in todays recession, then you owe it to yourself to be on the call.

Join us Thursday August 21st at 2PM Eastern
Dial in #: 1-605-475-8590
Conference ID: 5914810

Stephen Pierce will be presenting at my Connection Mastery event in LA on
Sept 12-14

I look forward to seeing you on the call.

P.S. If you want to watch me via live video stream and pick up some cool tips on how to connect with the movers and shakers in your industry catch me tonight
August 21st at at 10pm EST, 7pm PST


Larry Benet
‘The Connector’
114 Goldrush Circle
Atlanta, GA

August 21, 2008   No Comments

Scott Kelby’s First-ever Worldwide Photo Walk

Personal Testimonial:  In my (Roz Fruchtman) opinion… Anything Scott Kelby does has to be the greatest.  I know Scott since 2000 or 2001 and his live NYC seminars and books have changed my life from “just wishing TO just doing!”

Scott Kelby showed me the things I thought would take forever to learn could be accomplished with a few keystrokes, vision and a bit of learning.  That was all offered in that one seminar — for me.  I had the vision, I just did not know what to do with it.  That one Photoshop Seminar Tour changed my life forever.


5,500 Photographers – 241 Cities – 43 Countries – Participating on August 23

TAMPA, FL – August 14, 2008 – Scott Kelby and the National Association of Photoshop Professionals
(NAPP) are pleased to announce that as of today, 5,500 photographers from 241 cities in 43 countries have signed up to participate in Scott Kelby’s first-ever worldwide Photo Walk scheduled for Saturday, August 23. The Photo Walks are organized to celebrate the release of Scott Kelby’s latest book – The Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 2 Book for Digital Photographers (an update to his earlier world’s bestselling book on Adobe® Photoshop® Lightroom®).

Registration is free and open to all photographers – amateur to professional – from around the world. Photo Walk groups are limited to 50 participants in each city and advance registration is required. Sponsors of this global landmark event are NAPP
, Adobe , Wacom , CDW , Mpix , Peachpit , Epson , Kelby Training , and Photo Walk Pro .

A grand prize, valued at $5000, will be awarded to the single best overall photo of the day taken from all the Photo Walk locations. In addition, the best photo from the day, chosen by each local Photo Walk leader, will receive a copy of Kelby’s Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 2 Book for Digital Photographers. Prize details available at

Kelby’s Photo Walk is a fun, social photography event where photographers get together for two hours, usually in a metropolitan area or a trendy section of a city, to walk around, shoot photos, and generally have fun with other photographers. Each Photo Walk has a local assigned leader that chooses the route of the walk and the ending place (a local restaurant, pub or café) where participates will look at each other’s photos from the walk and make new photography friends.

About Scott Kelby
President of the National Association of Photoshop Professionals ; editor in chief of Photoshop User and Layers magazines; training director and instructor for the Adobe Photoshop Seminar Tour, CEO of Kelby Media, and number 1 bestselling computer and technology author worldwide; technical chair for the Photoshop World Conference & Expo , and co-host of PhotoshopUser TV podcast.

About NAPP
NAPP is the largest digital imaging and design association worldwide with more than 70,000 members in 105 countries. It is the leading resource for Adobe Photoshop training, education and news. For more information, visit .

Adobe and Photoshop are registered trademarks of Adobe Systems Incorporated.

Mary Laurinaitis
NAPP/Photoshop World
813-433-5006, ext. 162 

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August 14, 2008   No Comments