Quality of Life
The Antidote to Overwhelm
21May 2018
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“When you do nothing, you feel overwhelmed and powerless.
But when you get involved, you feel the sense of hope and accomplishment.”
-Maya Angelou

“The secret to getting ahead is getting started.
The secret to getting started is to break complex, overwhelming tasks
into small, manageable tasks, and then start on the first one.”
-Mark Twain

As a human being in the 21st century, chances are you have a career to build, a family to care for, a household to manage, bills & taxes to pay, and a burning desire to improve every area of your life.

Sometimes you have so much going on, you feel like your head might explode.

And you’re not alone. The feeling of overwhelm is spreading like a disease throughout modern culture… and rightfully so.

Our limited human attention spans are in a constant tug-of-war with countless demands, distractions, and desires… and they’re increasing exponentially with each passing year.

The modern world’s incessant need for “more, better, faster” creates a sense of urgency and inadequacy, and leaves us feeling that our happiness, contentment and desired state of being are perpetually “just around the corner” — always the next goal away, just out of reach.

Even as the highly conscious, ultra-intentional Lifebook Members we are…

We all face challenges in life that threaten to sweep us off our feet.

Enter emotional overwhelm… that paralyzing cocktail of stress, worry, helplessness and disempowerment that tries to convince you of your inability to cope with the circumstances and challenges of life.

Overwhelm overrides our ability to see things clearly and take conscious action, by making our problems appear bigger and closer than they actually are.

But here’s a truly life-changing secret…

Overwhelm is less about what’s going on outside of you, and more about what’s going on inside of you.

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Clear Your Beliefs with Lion Goodman (MP3)
15May 2018
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Click here to download the audio (right click player and “save as”).

In this powerful audio with author and transformational coach, Lion Goodman, we learn:

1. Who he is, and his own personal journey of evolution
2. The true definition of a “belief”
3. Why healthy beliefs are foundational to achieving one’s life vision
4. How our subconscious mind works to help us (or hinder us) in achieving our life vision
5. Where limiting beliefs come from
6. How to know if you have a limiting belief in an area of your life, and tools to help you uncover them
7. Some of the most common limiting beliefs Lion’s seen around living an extraordinary life
8. How to truly transform your beliefs, without feeling phony, inauthentic or conflicted
9. The benefits of upgrading your belief system
10. And much more!

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67 Affirmations to Awaken Your Personal Power
08May 2018
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Consciously connect to your higher self and gain access to your personal power with this month’s character affirmations.

These affirmations will help you tap into your highest potential, eliminate fear as an obstacle, and align you with the person you want to be, and the life you want to live.

As always, please share your favorite affirmations with us by commenting at the bottom of the post! More…

The Secret to Self-Motivation
30Apr 2018
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Waking up early, exercising, meditating, working on creative projects, spending time in nature, eating nourishing food, getting quality sleep…

What do these things have in common?

Most of us say we should do MORE of them, but just can’t seem to make it happen on a consistent basis.

This begs the question…

Why is it so hard to do the little things that we know would improve our lives?

With the character category front and center this month, it’s time for us to find the answer to this question, and the solution to the problem!

In this life-changing 22-minute video, author Mel Robbins reveals why the idea of motivation is absolute garbage, and what we should be focusing on instead.

She reminds us that we need to stop waiting to FEEL like doing the things we know we should do, and simply remember that we are always one decision away from a completely different life.

Remember — the secret isn’t knowing WHAT to do… it’s knowing HOW to make yourself do it!

Enjoy :)

20 Simple Ways to Stress Less
16Apr 2018
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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
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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.

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Announcing Lifebook V2!
05Apr 2018
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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
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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…