Saying YES can be intimidating. It’s as if we’re changing our entire lives with one little word. And indeed, each time we commit to something new and uncomfortable, we shine a light into our shadow side and move into our resistances, making us more dynamic, more balanced and ultimately, more at home within ourselves and the world. So this year, we have an invitation for you… Stop hiding behind the word “No” and say “Yes” as much as you possibly can. No longer let fear or ego be the primary guiding forces of your life. Surrender yourself, moment to moment, with the belief that each and everything you meet is a key to your awakening, if only you would say YES. When we agree to participate in (and make room for) the things that are trying to make their way into our world -- whether enjoyable or unenjoyable, easy or challenging -- we create vast spaciousness within ourselves and our lives. We begin releasing our constricting grip on life, and learn how to move in flow, as if we are being led from one abundant moment to the next. Synchronicities start to occur, and before we know it, we experience ourselves living a magical existence where everything we need just appears and the next step is obvious. Of course, we can’t say yes to everything. We have real responsibilities to attend to, and only 24 hours in a day. The idea is to start saying YES to the things you would normally shy away from out of fear, nervousness, stress, discomfort, busyness or any other experience of limitation and resistance. Challenge yourself to change your patterns this year -- change how you meet the world -- and see what happens.
Here are some things to start saying YES to!

After talking with Jon and Missy about our top three goals at our Lifebook Ultimate weekend, we determined one of them was Home Environment. Jon recently encouraged us to start thinking about our Family Room and to start designing it based on how we want to spend our time as a family. We have done a lot of thinking and planning in these areas, which has been awesome, but it has also spurred on some additional transformation in the last week or two – in our game cupboard, music closet and home office (which also is a chiropractic room), craft closet, linen closet and toss-all room. I wanted to record my experience this morning because it was so powerful. I have been getting up early and working on getting rid of anything in these rooms that does not move me toward my life vision. I ask myself, “Does this bring joy to my life? Do I love it? Do I need it? Do I use it?”

Written by Lifebook Member Stacy Woodward When I first went through Lifebook in January of 2010, I was in a place in my life where I wasn't happy, I wasn't moving forward, and I was in a relationship that needed to end. I was in a rut, and I couldn't see where I was going. I kept thinking, "there has to be more to life than this." Looking back now, my big problem was self-confidence. I also spent a ridiculous amount of time worrying about what others thought about how I was living my life. I had spent my life with no idea of what I wanted to do with myself. I didn't know what I wanted to be. In fact, I wondered how Lifebook was going to help me if I didn't even know which direction to go. I went anyway. After going through the process, I started to realize that I did kind of know what I wanted to do, but I never really thought I could do it... and therefore, I never really thought it through enough to get the complete picture. When I left my Lifebook Session I was excited, but also wary about whether I was really ever going to do anything with it. My big goals that I left with were as follows: