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25 Powerful Quotes to Awaken Your Wisest Self in 2017
03Jan 2017
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“He wrapped himself in quotations, as a beggar
would enfold himself in the purple of Emperors.”
-Rudyard Kipling

There’s no denying the power and potency of quotations.

Humans have used them as inspiration and guidance for thousands of years, like road signs from all the wise men who walked the path before us… Like little glowing gems of insight that shine their light and lead us closer to our truth.

The wisdom they contain floods our imagination, and reflects to us the same wisdom that lies hidden within our own heart and soul.

Here are 25 powerful quotes to help awaken your wisest, most illuminated self in the coming year…

“There is a dance only you can do, that exists only in you, here and now,
always changing, always true. Are you willing to listen with fascination?
If you are, it will deliver you unto the self you have always dreamed you could be.
This is a promise.”
– Gabrielle Roth

“You yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe,
deserve your love and affection”
– Buddha

“Remember always that you not only have the right to be an individual,
you have an obligation to be one.”
– Eleanor Roosevelt

“The best day of your life is the one on which you decide your life is your own.
No apologies or excuses. No one to lean on, rely on, or blame.
The gift is yours – it is an amazing journey – and you alone are responsible for the quality of it.
This is the day your life really begins.”
– Bob Moawad

“You have been criticizing yourself for years, and it hasn’t worked.
Try approving of yourself and see what happens.”
– Louise L. Hay

“Love begins at home – with yourself. The more you learn to appreciate yourself,
the more you realize that you, not your partner, are the source of your own [happiness].”
-Margo Anand

The key point to understand is that prosperity is an internal experience, not an external state,
and it is an experience that is not tied to having a certain amount of money.
-Shakti Gawain

“Life is a series of natural and spontaneous changes. Don’t resist them; that only creates sorrow.
Let reality be reality. Let things flow naturally forward in whatever way they like.”
―Lao Tzu

“If only you could sense how important you are to the lives of those you meet;
how important you can be to people you may never even dream of.
There is something of yourself that you leave at every meeting with another person.”
– Fred Rogers

“True belonging only happens when we present our authentic, imperfect selves to the world.
Our sense of belonging can never be greater than our level of self-acceptance.”
― Brené Brown

“You are very powerful, provided you know how powerful you are.”
– Yogi Bhajan

“Most of the shadows of this life are caused by standing in one’s own sunshine.”
– Ralph Waldo Emerson

“There is nothing noble about being superior to some other man.
The true nobility is in being superior to your previous self.”
– Hindu Proverb

“Maximize the power of the beliefs that strengthen you and neutralize those that weaken you.”
– Rosalene Glickman, Ph.D.

“Everything you’ve ever wanted is on the other side of fear.”
-George Addair

“You can’t connect the dots looking forward; you can only connect them looking backwards.
So you have to trust that the dots will somehow connect in your future.
You have to trust in something – your gut, destiny, life, karma, whatever.
This approach has never let me down, and it has made all the difference in my life.”
-Steve Jobs

“Savor life: don’t just breathe it in; exhale the moment to intake the next.”
-KC Rhoads

Don’t get discouraged; it is often the last key in the bunch that opens the lock.
-Unknown

Courage doesn’t always roar. Sometimes courage is the little voice at the end of the day
that says I’ll try again tomorrow.
-Mary Anne Radmacher

“Fear is a natural reaction to moving closer to the truth”
-Pema Chödrön

“Our deepest wounds and our soul are intimately related.
If we journey far enough into the inner landscape of our wounds,
we discover there the mysteries of destiny.
Our wounds are essential facilitators in our soul lives.”
-Bill Plotkin

“There is no medicine like hope, no incentive so great, and no tonic so powerful
as expectation of something better tomorrow.”
-Orison Swett Marden

“To accomplish great things, we must not only act, but also dream;
not only plan, but also believe.”
–Anatole France

“The vision is one of wholeness, of embracing everything, because every situation,
whether pleasant or unpleasant, is an opportunity to become more aware about who you are
and how you can expand your capacities.”
-Margo Anand

“It is never too late to be what you might have been.”
– George Eliot

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11 Meaningful Ways to Celebrate the New Year
27Dec 2016
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By Jessi Kohlhagen

It’s been said that New Years Day (and how you choose to spend it) sets the intention for the entire year to come.

For this reason, January 1 will always find my family and I wandering outside, basking in Nature. This is our way of grounding, cherishing what’s most important, recommitting to being the best human beings we can be, giving thanks for the limitless abundance all around us, and honoring our roots.

However you choose to celebrate, this is a beautiful invitation to step into some of the most meaningful experiences you want to create for yourself… to actually embody them, give them a felt sense in your life, and allow your entire year to grow from that space.

Here are 11 meaningful ideas for celebrating this New Year:

Spend Time In Nature

As I mentioned above, this can be a powerfully healing and inspiring experience. See if you can invoke absolute presence and contentment wherever you stand — nowhere to get to, nothing to do. Just observe the world around you, from the smallest leaves to the limitless sky above. Go on an adventure. Commune with the Nature that exists all around and within you. See what you see, find what you find, go where you go.

Do A Reflection Ritual By Candlelight

This article would be incomplete if it didn’t include the year-end reflection ritual Lifebookers have come to love so much. It looks something like this: light some candles, brew a cup of hot cocoa or pour a glass of champagne, and settle in for a few hours of open-hearted honesty and reflection by the fireside. Go through the simple but powerfully thought-provoking questions one-by-one, and let this magical process invite greater truth, acceptance and growth into your life. More…

One Young Woman’s Life-Changing Lifebook Experience
26Jul 2016
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By: Felicia Drayton

Whew…

I’d have to say a lot has really happened. Just prior to the start of Lifebook I accomplished the goals I had for myself for the prior year such as having a $1000 in checking, $5000 in savings, studying Spanish, achieving my bachelor degree, obtaining a job that pays $50,000+ a year, and having a healthy and active lifestyle.

I was worried that I wouldn’t know what else to do with myself honestly because my life had changed so much already, but I didn’t want to get stuck, stagnant or become routine where life isn’t exciting for very worth living. I knew that Lifebook would help me keep the momentum going or help me gain momentum in areas I know I didn’t often look at or even consider a category to make a goal of.

After much contemplation, I’ve come to really consider the things that would really make my life wonderful, happy, enriched and worth living.

I feel like I have gained ownership of my destiny, of my future.

I’ve learned it’s not so much about the rat race as it is about the experiences in life, the memories you make, the personal goals you set and accomplish that empowers us and brings us to life, especially for when it comes to building great relationships with myself and others.

I have a stronger sense of integrity due to having a daily ritual that allows me time for myself that I never felt I had before Lifebook (on days other than my days off of work). I have organization such as a budget, sleep schedule, daily journaling, exercises and productivity such as reading, studying Spanish, and researching natural health. My life has never had a better flow and I can feel the momentum of old ways dissipating more and more everyday.

I’ve never had more confidence in knowing exactly what I want to do in all 12 categories of my life.

A vision of becoming a naturopathic doctor once felt impossible, but with Lifebook I’ve realized that in order to fully become the person I want to become, this is exactly what I need to work toward. Plans may change along the way, but with focused action, it’s no longer impossible.

I’m possible.

Jeb’s Personal Blueprint to Excellence
08Sep 2015
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Creating your life consciously is something I never thought about. I’ll tell you what I did think about: creating my lunch consciously. That’s about the timespan and consciousness of planning I had in my life previous to this course. Even at that, my lunch changed half the time.

I had some goals, but really having a method and an awareness of taking the time to dissect them in a way that can be introduced in small and meaningful ways was never present before. This journey started with a commitment to others in my life, and ended with a commitment to everything in my life.

Creating lifebook is literally creating a personal blueprint to reach excellence in every aspect of your life. More…

Finding the courage to walk through life’s doors
25Aug 2015
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Written by: Lifebook Member John O.

In health and wellness, I was inspired to begin meditation on a nightly basis.

I have never meditated before. I have no training in meditation nor have I ever read about it. I simply closed my eyes, took deep breaths and cleared my mind.

At the end of a 15-minute session, I had a vision.

I was standing in front of a wall of locked doors. I had unlocked several but it was clearly taking me a long time to open each door. I looked up and saw that the wall extended on forever in all directions. I felt frustrated. I felt like I would never have enough time to get to all my doors.

I then saw my group at Lifebook, all standing in front of the doors in their lives, some locked, some unlocked, and some opened. Some were unwilling to walk through and some had their doors wide open for us all to see. Each member had their keys in their hands. Some were banging their heads and hands on their doors. There was so much sadness, stress, frustration and uncertainty. More…

2014’s Most Transformed Lifebook Member
10Aug 2015
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Lifebook’s MOST IMPROVED member in 2014 shares how he created the most fulfilling year of his life…

Discover the power of purpose, accountability, and facing your fears head on to attract everything you want in life (sometimes all at once!) in this month’s interview with Lifebook Member Cole Bradburn, hosted by Sandra Garest.

Click here to listen, or download the audio to your computer (right click and “save as”).

6 Powerful Habits That Are Changing Robert’s Life
30Jun 2015
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I can remember attempting to be strong and reassure my fiancee’ that Lifebook was going to be something amazing; yet I had no idea what it really was. I was out on a limb.

What I did know, was I pushed all my chips in to be part of a massive project for my career. I was under the impression that Lifebook would be a nice little off shoot of this project. It took only a couple weeks after being in the lounge to quickly realize that Lifebook was the foundation of the major project I pushed my chips in for.

I felt I had a clear vision of where I wanted to go in most areas of my life, yet, my purpose and strategies were beyond unclear. After 4 days of what most of you know to be a mindspin, I was at my best!

I felt CRYSTAL clear on my vision and felt I could breath fire with the strategies written in front of me.

My fiancee pulled out amazing things too that she had no idea where crushing her path to the lifestyle we both wanted.

We have been working so diligently over the past 10 weeks implementing things on multiple levels. More…

How Scott Became a Better Husband, and Father
26May 2015
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Submitted by Scott Sandberg

When I first started lifebook I was very sad, and my wife was very sad. We thought it was worth a try – we were desperate for help. I had no focus or idea of what I wanted or what to do.

Lifebook broke it down into the 12 simple categories of life and had me get focused and really find out what I wanted, and how to get it!

I was shown I lacked empathy and caring for my wife. It showed me I was way too harsh with my child. It showed me I was spread so very thin in so many directions. I was failing in my parenting and my love relationship. My career was less than fulfilling and added to my distractions from what I wanted and where I spent my time. Lifebook showed me how I wasted so much time on non important things.

I have become a better husband. Not perfect, I have a lot more work to do, but now I have a plan that I can read when I get lost; A map to the best life i can make! I am a better parent – more patient and understanding.

My strongest category changed from health to Life Vision from the Lifebook experience. More…

How Rob Conquered EVERY Area Of His Life
10Mar 2015
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Sacrifice now to enjoy later!

On December 4th I walked / hobbled into the Lifebook Lounge with my wife Beverly. At the time, I was not able to walk due to re-injuring a disc in my spine. We laid out goals for EVERY area of our life. For myself, the most important was my health! If you don’t have that, nothing else works! I meticulously wrote out my plan with exactly what I needed to do and who I needed to help me. I also did this for the other areas of my life. However, to be honest I had no idea how the other goals would be achieved because I was in so much pain I could not think or function.

As soon as the plan was complete I went to WORK.

The plan has NOT been easy in the least. It has required hard work and lots of sacrifice. Included in my plan was to lose 27lbs by March 1st and have my spine functioning back to normal by that time as well. My sacrifices have included not eating foods I love, saying no to things I love and spending time away from people I love.

The result has been:

  • I have lost 26lbs (1 more to go)
  • I am completely pain free (12mm disc herniation down to 1.5mm)
  • I am more in love with my wife and family than ever before
  • Every one of the goals I set for ALL of 2015 have been hit except for 1 which will be hit by March 1st.
  • I have opened 2 customized nutrition offices with others set to open April 1st, June 1st and August 1st
  • Opened another Chiropractic office with 2 others set to open by the end of the year
  • Had the highest collections month in 2 years in my personal Chiropractic office
  • Had the best month in a company I co-founded that opens up Chiropractic offices!!

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Why You Need a Lifebook…
21Oct 2014
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Discover the power of having a clear and compelling VISION for your life. Learn how you can design your own future, experience new levels of personal power, find deep meaning in your life, and MAKE EXTRAORDINARY THINGS HAPPEN.

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