Hi everyone! Jon Butcher here. As promised, today I'd like to share my new favorite health and fitness "hack." It's called Super Slow and I first learned about it from this month's VIP contributor and ex-kickboxing champion, David Szecsei, and Vishen from Mindvalley. In today's video, I...

First of all, I am truly grateful and happy for the entire Lifebook and Bootcamp process. It has given me indespensable new insights and clarity around the type of person I wish to become and the type of overall life that I wish to attain. The clarity has made me more grounded and peaceful inside, by setting out a clear vision, framework and effective step-by-step approach for life. Here are some of the lessons that the whole Lifebook process has given me: Since I started Lifebook, I have become more conscious of: 1) The character traits that I wish to nurture and develop in order to feel happy and proud of myself as a person; 2) The emotional states that I wish to experience on a daily and continuous basis, and that there are in fact recipes for attaining each emotion (fascinating!); 3) The love relationship that I wish to have, and how I can act myself to develop these conditions (but also how I need to have my husband on board); 4) The importance of my spiritual well-being, and how meditation can help me not only become more "spiritually connected" but also help me attain a more peaceful and grounded emotional state (as well as gain more mental clarity, insights and positive energy); 5) How the twelve categories interact with one another in profound ways, not least the emotional, spiritual, physical, character, career and financial ones; 6) The many benefits of gaining still more clarity around how to be a good mother/parent and how my consciousness in this area can have many positive feedback loops for the entire family; 7) The importance of my social life for my overall well-being, and how I need to set up regular dates with friends to activate my social life at a conscious level to make things happen. Also, I became more clear about what type of social activities that I enjoy the most, that is musical concerts, dancing and photo exhibitions rather than for example theater plays and modern art museums. Since I started Life Bootcamp, I have become more conscious of the following:

You forgot to set your alarm. As you slowly wake up on your own, you see that the sun is already shining brightly and it’s much later than you anticipated. Panic sets in as you realize you’re late for everything. You throw on your cleanest outfit, brush your teeth and rush out the door un-showered, hungry and stressed. While this may be a downright miserable way for anyone to start their day, it’s all too familiar to many of us. We’ve all experienced the difference between an unintentional morning of stress and chaos, and an intentional morning of tranquility and efficiency. Your morning routine has the power to set the mood for your entire day. Studies show that people who start their mornings calm and happy finish the day in the same upbeat, energized state… whereas people who begin their day in a bad mood end their day feeling the same, or worse. Furthermore, those who have elevated moods demonstrate high productivity, while those who experience low moods demonstrate low productivity. The bottom line? If you want to feel happier, more energized, more successful, and more fulfilled, you absolutely must create a morning ritual that nourishes you.

Are you ready to create some serious POSITIVE CHANGE in your body, and your life? Do your New Years Resolutions include looking fantastic, feeling healthy and energized, getting stronger, increasing endurance, finding greater flexibility, and being the absolute best you can be? If you’re ready to move the needle in your health and fitness, we have a Lifebook Challenge you don’t want to miss! Introducing:

Lifebook’s 2018 Health and Fitness Challenge!

Please note: you do NOT have to be a Lifebook Member to participate in this challenge! It's open to everyone who wants to take their health and fitness over the top this year! Hit the ground running in the New Year with all the support, encouragement, and accountability you need to create positive, lasting transformation in your body! All you have to do is accomplish your most important health and fitness goal, and YOU could be the Grand Prize winner! (see below for details) Because a win in your health and fitness is a win EVERYWHERE. Set a strong physical foundation right out of the gate in 2018, and watch every other area of your life transform as a result of the strength, clarity and focus it brings! Our research shows that achieving health and fitness goals can cause a tremendous ripple effect in every other important area of life. By connecting to your body and achieving your health and fitness goals with this Lifebook Challenge, you have the opportunity to:
  • Improve the way you look and feel
  • Ignite greater passion and connection in your love relationship
  • Find unprecedented mental clarity and focus
  • Amp up the energy and commitment you bring to your career
  • Make more money
  • Achieve greater balance with your emotions
  • Discover a deeper spiritual connection
  • Experience greater energy, connection and presence with your children
  • Inspire EVERYONE in your life

The individual who creates the biggest results will win the Grand Prize, valued at over $3000…

There’s something absolutely magical about this time of year: the twinkling lights, cozy fires, joyous cheer being spread by everyone, and perhaps most exciting of all, the anticipation of turning the page of our lives to a brand new chapter. It’s a season of celebration, love, and self-reflection. In honor of this magical time, we have a reflection ritual here at Lifebook that takes place each December. Here’s how you can join us… Light some candles, brew a cup of hot tea or pour a glass of champagne, get cozy by the fireside (perhaps with a loved one) and settle in for a few hours of deep reflection and open-hearted honesty. The ritual is done by answering simple questions, which are designed to call forth mighty truth, inspiration and growth from deep within you. Enjoy this magical process, and make this New Year a beautiful expression of your wildest wishes and deepest dreams.

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