Okay, so it may be a quirky video from the 1980’s, but if you can get past the eccentric music and the fuzziness of the film it WON’T disappoint. Take this mind-altering journey to the known edge of our external and internal universe with this short film that deals with the relative size of things, and the effect of adding another zero…

Break out of your established patterns, illuminate your life with imagination, and look at your world in whole new ways. These 7 steps are sure to get your creative juices flowing!

1.  Seek Variety

"Creativity involves breaking out of established patterns in order to look at things in a different way." -Edward de Bono

“Variety is the spice of life.”  Shaking things up can expand your perspective, allowing you to experience things in an entirely new way.  For many people, new experiences are an ultimate source for creativity.  Fresh perspectives open your mind, leaving plenty of room for creation.  So go on… give your days some flavor.

For me, historically the thought of exercise has held about as much excitement as chewing on a piece of gum that lost its flavor an hour ago is tasty.  The fact that I get bored easily when I'm at the gym and that I love the Christmas fudge my family churns out every year - well, I was not the first to jump on board with the December challenge.

However, after reading a number of the intense committments others made, I thought I could probably trade in a few re-runs of The King of Queens (that Arthur just cracks me up) to get up off the couch. 

My December challenge was a success because I achieved more than I would have without it. I did exercise more than I would have even if it wasn’t daily. I really rocked on my food choices of 75% raw vegan. I even brought a watermelon filled with fruit salad that was carved like Santa’s sleigh to Christmas with my extended family. It was as big a hit as the chocolate cream pie! I used the sauna regularly, got great sleep, got adjusted regularly and the Kangan water ionizer is being shipped as we speak. I hydroflossed daily too. I also gained from this challenge a feeling of a closer bond and support from the greater Lifebook community as momentum behind my personal goals. It was great hearing everyone’s successes… and confessions! After reading Kyle’s top 10, I was inspired to play with this poem. Hope you enjoy it!

When Jon challenged the Lifebook community to be a Marine this holiday season, I was ready to set some big goals. I'm very passionate about health and fitness, so I wanted to set a high standard for myself and also goals that would really push me to the edge. During the Lifebook challenge, my goals were: 1. Increase exercise to 4-5 days per week all month long (previously averaging about 3-4 per week) 2. Increase my intensity and focus to see noticeable results (hard to measure, but more of a mindset) 3. Eat at least 2 Paleo meals per day (real foods: meat, veggies, fruits and nuts. Limit grains and dairy. No sugar.)

The December Challenge…

Wow! Where do I start? The December Challenge for me really didn’t start in December. It actually started July 22nd in the Lifebook Lounge, and the “December Challenge” for me represents another critical signpost and experience in the transformational journey I’ve been so blessed to embark on this past 6 months.

Our January Lifebook challenge was inspired by our dear friend, Sean Stephenson, who wrote a great book called “Get Off Your But!” (you can order it below). All Lifebook Members who join the challenge will receive a free gift – and the Challenge winner will receive the grand prize!

We all have our BIG BUTS. And we’ve gotten really good at using them as a cushion for not taking action on things we KNOW we should be doing.

“I was going to start my diet last week, BUT…” "I realize I missed my deadline, BUT…” “I know I said I’d call, BUT…” “I really want to quit my job and start my own business, BUT…”