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How Do YOU Use Your Lifebook?
02Nov 2010

People often ask me, what’s the best way to USE your Lifebook?

Well, just like with most other things in life, I guess the answer is, whatever works FOR YOU!

I know some people who spend 15 minutes with their Lifebook every morning at breakfast. Other people I know spend a couple hours solid on weekends. Many of our VIP Members do a deep dive into a category per month as they go through the VIP Program…

Personally, I use my Lifebook all through the year to take notes and keep track of all the cool stuff I learn across all 12 Categories, then I do a full edit at least once a year, and sometimes twice a year.  I’ll either go on a trip with MIssy, or sometimes I’ll spend a few days alone somewhere and pull it all together; getting rid of all the stuff that’s no longer valid, deleting goals I’ve accomplished or am no longer interested in – and I’ll COMPLETELY update my Lifebook, including the photos. It stays BEAUTIFUL for about a month, till I start filling it with notes again! :-)

Missy and I also take at least one dedicated Lifebook Trip per year together. Sometimes we make big changes in our books, sometimes we don’t – it just depends on where we are in our lives at the time. But those trips are always wonderful and our Lifebooks always provide endless hours of fascinating conversations about our lives together…

So, how do YOU use your Lifebook?

We would LOVE to hear all the different way Lifebook Members are using this incredible life-development tool! Please share with us by commenting below!

5 comments “How Do YOU Use Your Lifebook?”

  • Peter Scott
    November 6, 2010
    12:10 pm

    Simply put, working in my Lifebook has become a ritual. Not something that I “should” do or even “hope” to do, but something I actually do without even thinking about. As Jim Loehr said, “It’s gotta be non-negotiable and made into a ritual that pulls you toward it rather than something you go kicking and screaming to.”

    Like brushing my teeth, I rarely even think about it anymore; I just do it. And since my Lifebook is my game plan that propels me to achieve me ideal life, I immerse myself in it.

    Personally, the VIP program has provided me with a much needed structure when it comes to working in my Lifebook. It has enabled me to prioritize the three to five most important goals I am working towards on a quarterly basis, and have the conviction to discard the rest so I don’t feel I’m being pulled in different directions.

    I spend 20 minutes two nights per week immersed in the membership page of the VIP program. I’ll listen to philosopher’s notes, build out and incorporate new templates into my Lifebook, or read the posted articles. I then do a deep dive each Sunday for about two hours into my quarterly goals. This allows me to organize the week ahead so that I can start each day with intention by knowing exactly what I need to accomplish that week to move closer to my goal.

    Obviously, each person is the author of their own experience, but this is how I use my Lifebook :-)

  • Robyn Woods
    November 8, 2010
    12:10 pm

    Here are a couple things I do to utilize this huge book!:

    In front of everything else, I have a weekly sheet of ONE thing that I want to accomplish for each category…that helps me to get a quick run down for the week. I have a more detailed layout for the 4 Steps Formula for Success in a notebook.

    In front of each category in my LifeBook, I put a sheet of three holed, lined paper to write down additions/deletions for the next time I edit my Book (probably every month).

    For the VIP month, I focus more on that, but still dont let the other categories slide.

    What do you guys do?

  • Jon
    November 8, 2010
    12:10 pm

    I thought of another way I use my Lifebook… Whenever I’m experiencing something difficult, like a family challenge, a business that doesn’t work, a slump in my health and fitness… Anything like that – my Lifebook has the power to INSTANTLY get me re-energized and back on track. Just opening it up reconnects me with the state I was in when I wrote those words, which is often very valuable… Plus, I’ve got my strategies worked out for just about ANY problem I might have, so usually all I have to do is take some action and follow the formula.

    Bottom line: I’ve found that my Lifebook is highly effective for dealing with life’s challenges, whatever they may be.

  • Robyn Woods
    November 9, 2010
    12:10 pm

    In order for it to be our LIFEbook, we must MAKE it come to LIFE.

  • Patrick Cull
    August 7, 2011
    12:10 pm

    Hi Jon, Tell Tim hello.

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