Thursday, December 20, 2007


Hi, Joyce Schwarz here - as a career strategist and author of the upcoming book "The Vision Board", Harper Collins Publishing, Collins Design, fall, 2008, my clients and readers often ask me what more can I do to move forward to realize my dream.

Well, here's a terrific opportunity, I've been consulting on the marketing and public relations for this fabulous upcoming weekend. Look at their website at and also contact me directly at and I'll see if I can get you a special RECAREERING discount to the event. Thanks for reading and Happy Holidays:


What are your goals for 2008? Have you been yearning to move to a new level of thinking and being and to finally create your life to reach higher levels of potential and meaning?

If your answer is yes, then you’ll want to set your sites on the upcoming Miracle Mastery Symposium the weekend of January 25- 27, 2008 in Los Angeles at the LAX Airport Marriott Resort and Convention Center produced by LifeSoulutions (

Special Guest Musicians Ricky Byers Beckwith and Daniel Nahmod:

For the first time appearing together in Los Angeles at the Miracle Mastery weekend are five of the most sought after experts at the current edge of transformational technology including: Mary Manin Morrissey, Bob Proctor, Dr. Michael Beckwith, Shore Slocum and Kathy Buckley accompanied by special guest musicians Ricky Byers Beckwith and Daniel Nahmod.

An experience in “Miracle Making”

The Miracle Mastery Symposium promises to be an inspirational and powerful experience in “Miracle Making” as these top leaders reveal their secrets to creating the life that matters most to you, “ explains Karen Hanzlik, who is the conference organizer. She adds that it’s a great opportunity to start the new year by discovering how to unleash your unlimited power!

Special Conference Packages, Upgrades and Group Discounts:

The Miracle Mastery conference begins at 7 p.m. on Friday, January 26, 2008 and continues through Sunday at 1 p.m. Early bird sign up is $499 for the whole weekend of discovery. regular rate is $599 per person. Note special VIP packages and upgrades are available and group discounts are offered; refer to for more details.

Pre-conference day: Templates for Transformation:

Preceding The Miracle Mastery weekend is a special pre-conference day 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Thursday, January 25, 2008 focusing on “Templates for Transformation” with Mary Manin Morrissey that is specially priced at $79 for conference attendees and includes a free $49 product.

A special Inner Wisdom Lunch on Saturday, January 26, 2008 featuring Mary Manin Morrissey and Bob Proctor is available for limited seating at an upgrade of $75. There is also VIP preferred seating for the conference at $125.

VIP Package: The best deal is a VIP Package which offers preferred seating, Wisdom Lunch and a special gift for $150.Group discounts: want to attend with a group of your pals or your office mates, then check out the special group rate where you can bring two friends with you and pay only $1197 for all three of you –$399 each.

For more information on the weekend and to register you and your group contact 503-922-3460 or go to and register online today.

Weekend accommodations are available at the LAX Marriott Hotel for Miracle Mastery attendees at a special group rate, for more information call 310-641-5700 and mention Life Soulutions/Miracle Mastery Symposium

Readers of this blog -- contact Joyce Schwarz @ or call her directly at 310-822-3119 to get your preferred reader discount info.

Tuesday, November 27, 2007

How to Get Green For the Holidays!

How can you get green for the holidays? Blogged by Joyce Schwarz, JCOM, author and career strategist and expert pal on

By getting green I mean earning some bucks and also doing it in an eco-friendly way! You won't want to miss this podcast.

Career strategist and author Joyce Schwarz just did a new podcast on that subject covering such topics as
*how to make more $$ for the holidays
*how to go eco for the holidays
*how to raise $$ for your favorite non-profit
*how to start a family foundation this holiday season

Check it out at
and here at this link:

Joyce Schwarz encourages you to tune into and read and hear what Lisa and our other pals are offering in terms of fun tips, tricks and ideas for your holidays!

Joyce A. Schwarz is an author, columnist, futurist and head of Center for Successful Recareering in Marina Del Rey, California. AOL named Joyce as their first Workplace of the Future expert. She has been featured in scores of publications, radio and television shows ranging from "Wall Street Journal" to National Public Radio and NBC News . As the first Workplace of the Future Forum Leader for America Online she developed the first online section ever forecasting the future of 21st century work. Schwarz is also well-known for her high technology consulting Career strategist and career pal Joyce Schwarz shown left in JPEG at an autograph session at a recent National Cable Television Convention.
How can you get green for the holidays? Career strategist and author Joyce Schwarz just did a new podcast on that subject covering such topics as
*how to make more $$ for the holidays
*how to go eco for the holidays
*how to raise $$ for your favorite non-profit
*how to start a family foundation this holiday season
Check it out at
and here at this link:

Lisa and her Pals are offering plenty of fun tips, tricks and ideas for how to make your holidays more bright, and less stressful. Tune in Now!!

Thursday, September 13, 2007


VISION STATEMENT --How to design yours by author Joyce Schwarz
Create Your Ideal Life with a ‘Vision Statement’ as published on

Mission statements were all the rage throughout corporate America in the 1980s. And vision boards, handmade collages of visual images a person wants to attract to their life, were featured in “The Secret”.

Now, the latest tool for helping to create our ideal life is through the use of a “Vision Statement.”

“A vision statement is something that will inspire you. It’s what you want to happen,” said career pal, Joyce Schwarz and founder of (this blog). “It’s 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.”

Unlike mission statements, which originated in corporations, Schwarz says, “vision statements started from the grass roots up, by people who want to create personal power and their own realization.” SEE complete ARTICLE NOW on >>

Tuesday, August 7, 2007

VISION BOARD -- What is it? Joyce Schwarz explains.

THE ART & SCIENCE OF CREATING A VISION BOARD -- A podcast by Joyce Schwarz, author & career expert. Listen Now - "Career Talk with Joyce Schwarz" Or if link does not work for some reason or you'd like to talk to Joyce personally, contact her directly via phone at 310-822-3119 or write to her via email at

What if you could picture your future? What would you wish for if a genie suddenly appeared in front of you.

Many of you may be familiar with the term Vision Board having seen it featured in the film and book "The Secret" by Rhonda Byrne. What you may not know is what is a Vision Board and how do you create one. To sign up for a free newsletter on how to discover the art & science of creating a VisionBoard contact Joyce at
NEW BOOK "THE VISION BOARD" --traces art & science of Visioning, Vision Boards and how to make your dreams come true.
Now you can find out more about the VisionBoard that is being used in schools, churches, Universities and by life planners, career counselors and spiritual counselors around the world. Schwarz is the author of the upcoming book "THE VISION BOARD" to be published by Harpers (division of Harper Collins) in 2008, the book will feature more than 200 pages (with 100 color photos) and will be hard copy. To contribute to the book or possibly even be interviewed, contact Joyce Schwarz at

''Live your Vision" with Joyce Schwarz , for private consulting or to book Joyce to speak at your conference or convention, contact her directly at 310-822-3119 or email her at

Thursday, August 2, 2007

SUMMER CAREER TUNE-UP From Career Expert Joyce Schwarz


By Joyce Schwarz, career strategist, public speaker, author and marketing and branding expert, for more information on this article or any of my services, please contact me at, or call me directly at 310-822-3119. For a free excerpt of my book "SUCCESSFUL RECAREERING" please put a note in the subject line-- free excerpt.

Most of us get our cars tuned-up every 30,000 miles or so -- or at least once a year. Yet many of us fail to tune-up our careers until they are stalled or worse! A good auto tune-up insures that your car continues to run smoothly, that it's getting good gas mileage and checks to prevent severe potential damage to the engine and other components.

So why not a Summer Career Tune-Up -- it's about time! Don't wait until your career stalls or crashes! Be prepared for an unexpected emergency. And enjoy the ride more along the way to success.

People always say it's the journey, not the destination that matters! Well, I truly feel that most of us spend more time planning our summer vacations than we do our careers. And that you probably would not get in your car to head off to trip to the Grand Canyon without a map or without consulting an online service like Mapquest for directions or asking the AAA to diagram a route for your journey. Even if you have a new GPS system in your car, I bet you'll want a paper map also. A back-up plan is always valuable.

What can you do to Tune-Up Your Career? And who do you need to help you do so? Alas, there is no way to plug your career into an auto-check robotic system like they do with your car at the mechanic these days. Nope, we're not robots -- at least not yet! But here are 4 steps you can follow to check up on your career and be tuned up and ready to go zooming ahead.

1) Make sure you have 3 months savings in the bank or at ready access that will cover your monthly expenditures. Even if you have disability insurance (which many people don't) you'll need to be prepared for any emergency. Summer is a great time to supplement that account with a little extra income. Consider having a yard sale. Clean out the books on your shelves and sell them on Or check in your closets to see if there is outdated clothing or even in your living room and home office to see what you can sell on eBay!

Even a few extra hundreds of dollars will start that account growing again. Planning on using any extra money for vacation? Consider swapping houses or bartering for your vacation plans. Personally, I use Itex -- which is a national barter system and I've registered with to exchange my condo with houses in other glamorous parts of the world. Watch for airline deals-- I just got a $38. each way ticket to Guatamala for my holiday by acting quickly when I saw note come up on an online travel board.

2) Recharge your batteries. Just like your car may need battery recharging -- or maybe even a new battery, you need to take some time off to play and have fun! Can't afford a vacation -- set up an outdoor beach at home. Bring in some sand from the local nursery, paint up an old swing set. Add a water-slide or an above-ground pool and a brightly colored beach umbrella. Most of this stuff goes on sale after July 4th so it's a good time to get stuff at 1/2price. Can't afford it. Check Craig's list or register on one of the services that offers FREE STUFF online. Many people are using these services to recycle stuff they no longer want especially if they are moving or just bought new stuff. And surprisingly all they want is for you to haul their old stuff away!

3) Armchair travel to a new career. Always wondered what it would be like to pilot your own sailboat? Or what about becoming a mountain climber. The answers are as near as your public library which allow you to take out all kinds of adventure books, CDs and even audio books on these topics. Many libraries even circulate magazines on special interests if you can't afford the $5.95 to buy a new copy of SAILING magazine. Ahoy mate....your library card is your ticket to adventure

4) Test drive a new career. Summer is the perfect time to 'test-drive' a new career. More and more companies are giving employees Friday afternoons off and many teachers now take their summers off instead of teaching summer school. So if you're one of these fortunate people, you may be able to use your free time to test drive your new career. I've even had clients who have used their 2 weeks vacation to test-drive a new job. Temp jobs and freelance services like allow more flexibility for you to try out a new career or job without jeopardizing what you have.

For more tips and some mini-case histories on how my clients at Successful Recareering use summer to tune up their careers contact me at Tune in to my latest podcast on

Saturday, April 21, 2007


Sunday, April 22 is Earth Day, and more than 500 million people in 175 countries will observe the day by going green and following new eco-guidelines. But what if you could go green every day of your life and really save the earth! As a career strategist who also works as a high tech consultant launching new products and services and has a background in marketing and advertising, it's been my pleasure to work with many eco-friendly companies and organizations.

In fact, I've been a keynote speaker for the American Assn of Caves & Caverns National Convention, served as a marketing and public relations advisor for luxury-eco fashion designer Linda Loudermilk, and have worked with such nonprofits as ECO, THE TREE PEOPLE, SAVE THE BAY, SIERRA CLUB and worked promoting economic development, tourism and outdoor adventures for the State of Hawaii, the State of Alaska, Camp Colorado's campaign, Government of American Samoa and promotional campaigns for Fiji, Nuevo Vallarta (Puerto Vallarta, Mexico), government of Brazil, Government of Bermuda and numerous hotel chains including Disneyland Hotel, Sheraton Hotels, Marriott Corp and more.

During my 20 years experience as a career strategist, I've advised geologists who wanted to be Broadway stars, lawyers who wanted to be zoologists and more than 5,000 other clients who chose careers in more than 75 different categories ranging from astronomers to zookeepers. So it comes naturally to look at what's happening in the eco-career environment and what multiple sources of income you can create if you want to go green with your business and career! For more information, contact me at Joyce Schwarz,


What are the top environmental careers? You may not even have to go back to school to help combat climate changes. Here are three careers that you may not have thought of before:

1) Environmental Engineer: If you're already an engineer in another field -- say an automotive engineer or an aeronautical engineer or maybe you do engineering for a high tech corporation, you may be able to get your company to agree to name you their 'green guru' so that you can set up guidelines for sustainability for your firm and you can use your scientific and techno background to determine if production or services are eco-friendly. Who knows you may be able to get your firm to start a new windmill farm to produce all the energy you need for the next decade. If you want to get into the field you'll need at least a two year degree. Plus you'll want to read up on eco-opportunities and even take a seminar or workshop on how to 'go green'.

2) Park Ranger: Yes, there are still plenty of opportunities in this field. The Park Service always needs veterans in the areas of geology, architecture, design and hospitality to delve into the next era of what's called eco-tourism. Innovative park rangers work with communities to develop environmental impact studies and next-gen eco-education for people of all ages. Can you imagine how rewarding it might be to set up the first Butterfly sanctuary in your state? You'll need a high school education and check with your local Park service for other requirements.

3) Eco-Tour Leader: Are you already an eco-expert? Did you go green years ago? If so you may be able to become an eco-tour leader both in your community and across the country and around the world. Eco-tourism is one of the most exciting opportuntiies for vacations and touring. You may be able to tie in with your local travel agent and offer eco-weekend retreats if you still want to keep your day job. Or if you're yearning to explore new lands, check with some of the major tour companies to see if they need an eco-expert who wants to add a 'green' side to their tours. Who knows next year at this time, you may be leading an eco-tour into the Amazon Rain Forest, helping to provide needed income for local inhabitants while minimizing tourist footprints with eco-friendly vacations that help don't hinder the environment!

Eco-careers are just one of the paths you can take in the new area of the new responsible workplace where sustainability and social entrepreneurism highlight the path to success. For more information about careers and multiple sources of income that can help make your dreams come true, contact me directly at And listen to my podcasts on

Saturday, April 7, 2007


Welcome, let me intro myself, I'm Joyce Schwarz and the author of several books including "SUCCESSFUL RECAREERING: WHEN JUST ANOTHER JOB IS NOT ENOUGH". As noted in the headline to this blog post, I'm pleased to be a 'featured' pal on the Lisa.FM radio network premiering worldwide at
"Get a life, not just a Job" is the guiding philiosophy I'll be sharing with you in these posts and in my podcasts and interviews on this new radio network. And heads-up, those audiotapes you see in the pix on the right -- don't worry they are in the process of going digital so that they can be featured in podcasts and interviews-2-go that you can enjoy on your PC, laptop or even download to your MP3 player or mobile phone. So whether you're just launching your own business or heading for your 25th anniversary corporate pin, or just quit --or yes, were fired, you'll find info that will help you create the life that you want. Don't worry, we'll also show you how to finance that life through various income streams that evolve from what I call your ideal income pie!
Wondering where to start? You're not starting over, you're starting better. Confused as to what you really want to do? Not sure you want another job? Afraid you won't ever get another paycheck. Too old for the marketplace? Too young to have the experience they demand for your dream job? Just heading for graduation, stay tuned, we'll show you how to start your career, change jobs or careers or launch your own business. Plus, we'll include insider secrets and interviews people who know the secret of getting a life, not just another job. If you want to receive a free chapter of "SUCCESSFUL RECAREERING" that delves into the mystery of how you can GET A LIFE, NOT JUST A me at AND stay tuned for upcoming interviews and podcasts from Lisa Osborne, the host of the new Lisa.FM network! js