20 Simple Ways to Stress Less
16Apr 2018

The internet is overflowing with articles on ways to unwind and relax after a stressful day, which can be very useful… but an even more powerful strategy is to get to the source of the problem, and cut stress out before it even happens.

By careful editing of your life, and changing certain habits, you can eliminate most common sources of stress in your life.

It’s important to note that a totally stress-free life isn’t possible (or even desirable). Stress is a natural response to challenges and growth in life, and a life without challenges or growth is too boring to contemplate. However, many of us can agree that most of the stress in our lives is unnecessary, and that it can be eliminated by taking some simple steps. It can’t be accomplished overnight — but it’s a rewarding and worthy goal. More…

33 Beautiful Affirmations for your Emotional Life
10Apr 2018

Every thought you think and every word you say is a declaration about who you are in this moment, and how you are perceiving the world.

Whether you believe that life is a blissful, joyous, blessed experience — or a difficult, miserable, stressful one — YOU ARE RIGHT.

Because, moment to moment, YOU are the creator of your experience.

Here are 33 beautiful affirmations to empower, uplift and inspire you as you create your experience consciously, with ever-increasing love and gratitude.


Announcing Lifebook V2!
05Apr 2018

Lifebook Version 2 is coming… and YOU’RE invited to star in the show!

Featuring new-and-improved content from Jon, plus wisdom from LIFEBOOK MEMBERS in each of the 12 categories, Lifebook V2 is positioned to become the most powerful and beloved personal development program of all time… and YOU have a chance to be featured in it!

Watch the video below for a quick announcement from Lifebook Founder Jon Butcher, and join us as we take the personal development world by storm!

Want to help us make a real difference in the world?!

All you have to do is visit our Member Wisdom Survey and share your favorite passages from the Premise, Vision, Purpose and Strategy sections of your Lifebook.

You can share as many or as few as you like… but remember to choose the passages that MOVE you — we’re looking for inspiring, uplifting, emotionally-charged member wisdom!

PLEASE NOTE: THE DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSION IS FRIDAY APRIL 20. In order to participate you must have completed the Lifebook Program either live or online.

If you want to be considered for the program please be sure to follow all instructions completely and make your submission by no later than 11:59pm Eastern US Time on Friday April 20.

Ready to get started?

Click here to submit your wisdom today!

On behalf of Jon & Missy, the Lifebook Team, and the future of the Lifebook community worldwide — Thank you from the bottom of our hearts for sharing your wisdom with us!

The Two Most Important Days (MP3)
29Mar 2018
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As humans, the search for happiness is hardwired in our DNA.

It transcends age, gender, geography, vocation, and personal circumstances. There are probably as many different paths to happiness as there are people on the planet!

But there is ONE thing that is virtually guaranteed to set you on the path toward lasting happiness and success — regardless of who you are, or where you come from.

What’s the single most powerful way to be happy?

Discovering and living your life’s purpose.

The “Lifebook Loves Podcast” presents Sanjiv Chopra, as he explores how to find your purpose and live a happier, healthier life.

Click here to download the audio (right click player and “save as”).

In this episode you’ll learn:

– Why it’s so important to find your life’s purpose
– How even a “simple” purpose can be a strong one
– Why you should pursue your purpose from a young age (and teach children to do the same)
– How living in alignment with your purpose can be the KEY to an extraordinary life
– And so much more!

Click here to learn more about “The Two Most Important Days,” and start your journey toward lasting happiness today!

Thanks so much for listening in!

Here’s to living life on purpose,

The Lifebook Team

55 Affirmations to Transform Your Mind & Your Life
20Mar 2018

Neuroscience now proves that our thoughts change the structure and function of our brains…

Not to mention their role in literally creating our reality, as demonstrated through the exciting world of quantum mechanics.

As we learn in this month’s LifeNote, You Are The Placebo — by practicing positive expectancy in the form of visualization or intentional repeated thought patterns (affirmations) we have the power to alter the brain’s neurological circuitry, and rewire ourselves so that new realities can emerge.

You really do have the power to create a whole new reality for yourself.

With a clear intention (your affirmation), positive expectancy (absolute belief in its attainment), and powerful emotional energy, you have all the ingredients you need to make your thoughts a tangible reality.

Do this every single day, and your life will transform more quickly and powerfully than you ever thought possible.

This is the extraordinary power of the human mind. More…

Why You Eat What You Eat: The Science Behind Our Relationship with Food
20Mar 2018
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As featured on Portland Press Herald

Writer and neuroscientist Rachel Herz details how the brain, emotions and the environment affect what we consume in her new book “Why You Eat What You Eat: The Science Behind Our Relationship with Food.”

Several years back, Cadbury, the English chocolatier, changed the shape of its signature Dairy Milk Bar, taming its square physique into a rounded profile. Though the recipe remained unchanged, aggrieved customers weren’t convinced. The revamped chocolates were said to be oily, sugary, sickly sweet.

Or consider another scenario where a panel of tasters believed they were sampling a new line of chocolates. Unbeknownst to participants, the samples were M&Ms, minus their logo, in green and brown, respectively. Although the candies were identical in composition, panelists deemed the green specimens less chocolatey. In both of these cases, one might reasonably ask what accounted for the disconnect. Can shape and color really alter our perception of a food’s flavor? More…

Lifebook’s 12-Category Smart Millionaire Series (MP3)
14Mar 2018

In this series, Lifebook Founder Jon Butcher personally interviews three Lifebook millionaires to discover their secrets and best practices for making millions of dollars, and building extraordinary careers.

Each of these members has a net worth of over $1,000,000 + AND they’ve created extraordinary success across ALL of the 12 Lifebook categories.

At Lifebook, we call this living “12-category smart.” And today we’re so excited to share some of their secrets with you.

Once you’ve had a chance to listen, we’d love to know which episode is your favorite (and why)!

Leave a comment at the bottom of the post and let us know what you think.

We hope you enjoy! :)


Lifebook Loves: Nathaniel Branden (free MP3)
08Mar 2018
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Hey Lifebookers, Jon and Missy here.

Today we have a super special gift to share with you — one that is very near and dear to our hearts.

For this week’s Lifebook Loves, we’re thrilled to highlight the brilliant work of our dear friend and mentor of over 20 years, the late Dr. Nathaniel Branden.

World-renowned for his work in psychotherapy, Nathaniel was widely considered the pioneer and world’s leading expert on the subject of self-esteem. He was a great thinker, a compassionate teacher of rational values, and ultimately a champion for happiness.

For more than two decades Missy and I were honored to call Nathaniel one of our dearest friends and teachers. And as we mention in the credits of the Lifebook Program, no single person on earth had a greater influence over our lives and our work than Nathaniel.

Today you can get a free glimpse into Nathaniel’s breakthrough audio program, Succeeding Through Inner Strength. More…

33 Books That Inspire Jon & Missy
06Mar 2018

Looking for that next great book to inspire your life?

We’ve got your back…

In honor of intellectual month here at Lifebook, Jon and Missy have compiled a list of their top 33 most influential books EVER.

These are the life-changing books that have literally shaped who they are as people, and how they live each and every day.

Take a look, and be sure to leave your favorite books for us in the comments! More…

Allen Clark: A Powerful New Beginning
15Feb 2018

By Allen Clark

“CONGRATULATIONS! You made it to the final week of Lifebook’s 2018 Health and Fitness Challenge.”

I love everything about that comment. I also love that “the final week” does not apply to me. Just over a month ago I would not have been able to say that. I am inspired by the progress I have experienced so far and plan to make turn this challenge into a lifestyle.

I am 51, and on January 1, was literally twice the man I should be – but not in a desirable way. It was like doing everything, day and night, with another me on my back! So, my goal was to drop weight, along with some of the negative health side effects that came with being so physically… abundant.

Lifebook (both this challenge and the quest, which I am currently doing), Jon, Missy, and everyone who has helped… I am surprising myself because I have a lump in my throat as I type this. I know this is supposed to be short but if I can please elaborate, to help you better understand the enormity of what you are inspiring here…

The reason I said I would not have been able to say that a month ago, is while I used to embrace fitness and have a robust and enthusiastic love of life, in the past 15-20 years both of those faded to the point where my main reason for holding onto life was so my children wouldn’t have to lose their father. I was ready to go, part of me looked forward to it, and I figured at my current rate it wouldn’t be that much longer (check out my starting “fitness age” in the table below). I had occasionally begun the effort to get back in shape, but my heart wasn’t in it and there was no longer any commitment or real desire.

I am so far from that now, I can hardly believe I’d sunk that low! And I am excited for what I am continuing to create daily.

Here are some of the changes that have occurred so far, according to my scale and its app:

Weight lost: 31.7 lbs
Body Fat: -5%
Muscle: +3.3%
Fitness Age: -11 years! More…