Social Life
The Other Person is Never the Problem
19Sep 2017
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Written by Jessi Kohlhagen

“If you are irritated by every rub, how will your mirror be polished?”

Everything that upsets us about others can lead us to a greater understanding of ourselves, if we choose it.

No matter how much they irritate us, don’t share our same beliefs, or don’t do things the way we like, we are ultimately responsible for how we choose to respond (and for the consequences those responses have on our lives).

And this doesn’t only mean our external, verbal responses. It means our inner responses — the mental, emotional, energetic reactions that are triggered in the deepest parts of our being, and the destruction (or growth) these responses can cause in our lives.

An awakened human being realizes that the other person is never the problem.

Something powerfully transformational happens when you take this truth to heart and apply it to absolutely everything in your life.


Joe Polish: The Most Connected Guy in the World
21Oct 2014
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Jon interviews Joe Polish to unlock his secrets and best practices for befriending some of the world’s most successful people.

Joe Polish is a world-renowned marketing expert, and true relationship genius.  He’s had an immense positive impact on Jon and Missy’s personal social life, and has helped many Lifebook Members discover the value of the social category.  Find out how you to change your world by leveraging your social life with this month’s interview.

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

Click here to download Joe’s Magic Rapport Formula Checklist, as mentioned in the audio.

Ralph Waldo Emerson On Friendship
01Aug 2011
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Ralph Waldo Emerson impacted the world with his words. One of Emerson’s biggest inspirations to his great works were his relationships. In countless writings, Emerson reflects about the importance of the people we invite in to our lives: our friends.

Read on to be inspired on how to become the most extraordinary friend possible:

Spend time together
“Go often to the house of thy friend, for weeds choke the unused path.”

Friendships, like all living beings, require significant maintenance. If your friendship isn’t growing, it’s dying. Carve out time and commit to spending quality time, doing quality activities with your friends to ensure healthy, growing relationships. More…

Carpe Diem, by Lifebook Member Pat Jones
01Aug 2011
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By Lifebook Member Patricia Jones

Lifebook encourages its members to take advantage of every opportunity to celebrate life throughout each category. This ‘Carpe diem’ (seize the day) philosophy is one that I actively apply to every aspect of my life, including my Social Life.

Oftentimes people remark to me that I have so much fun in my social life. But having fun doesn’t come by accident. For me, making meaningful social connections has become an everyday experience. No matter how brief my interactions with others, each person I encounter is in my LIFE and I want to share something with them, even if only for a moment. I continually apply my practice of truly acknowledging people as important individuals through questions and comments. Additionally, creating environments of comfort, fun and adventure for my friends is of critical importance to me. More…

The Wonderful World of Wine: It’s Not That Complicated!
23Oct 2010
Article by Lifebook Member Brian Johnson

Quality of Life is probably my favorite of all the Lifebook categories. And for me, fine wine is an important part my quality of life! I love everything about fine wine; the hunt to find those special gems, sharing a great bottle with friends, discussing wine for hours on end…

But I’ve discovered that when I talk to most people about wines, the reaction is usually the same…

“UHGGG! I just don’t know where to start! It’s just all too confusing! I don’t know enough! I‘m afraid I will waste my money!” (then, the other one that really gets me is, “Oh… I just stick with my box of red wine from the local grocery store!” OMG, right?)

Seriously, the world of wine does not have to be complicated… More…

The Ultimate Social Experience: Traveling With Friends
23Aug 2010

I’m enjoying a tasty Expresso, while watching the morning sun warm the crystal clear waters of the Caldera in Santorini, Greece. The sleepy town of Fira is starting to come to life now; shopkeepers and café owners greeting each other, farmers driving horse-drawn carts hauling vegetables into town, dogs barking, motorbikes humming in the streets above the village… More…

A Lifebook Program Video Clip: My Social Life
01Aug 2010
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Most of us have heard the advice, “Choose your friends wisely.” Of course, we all know that phrase to be true on some level, but in reality, it’s truer than most people recognize. The people we choose as our friends can contribute greatly to our success…or our failure. Yet most people never take the time to consider what they really want and need from their social relationships. Even fewer create and follow a strategy to nurture those relationships and help them flourish. Bringing consciousness to this area will move your life forward in wonderful and unexpected ways.

Click play above for an actual program clip from Lifebook’s Social category that gets to the heart of what friendship is, and discover what building great friendships can do for your life.

Lifebook Members Share:         My Social Life
01Aug 2010
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During the Lifebook Program you’ll come to understand what the word “friendship” actually means to you. You’ll seriously evaluate your current friendships and understand why some contribute positively to your life, while others drain you. You’ll discover how to recognize negative relationships that hold you back, and how to strengthen and deepen the positive relationships that can help you on the path to the life you desire. And you’ll contemplate the kind of friend you have been to others and how you can be an even better friend in the future.

Click play above to hear what Lifebook Members have to say about the Social category.