Where you are today is a result of everything you chose to believe in your past. Where you will be tomorrow is a result of everything you choose to believe today. So ask yourself…                  What do you believe about your career, as it is now? What are...

Wanna know one of the quickest and easiest ways to take your career to the next level? READ MORE BOOKS! Reading books (or listening to audiobooks) is one of the single best investments you can make in your entire life (career included)! With this in mind we’ve gathered...

“How you do anything is how you do everything.” -T. Harv Eker Whether it’s in work or in life, “how you do anything is how you do everything.” What we believe T. Harv Eker meant when he spoke these wise words is this… Every task, every job, every chore,...

A woman is the heart of her home. Our energy is woven into the very fabric of our families. No matter what we’re doing, if we’re unhappy, everyone is unhappy. And conversely, if we’re content, everyone is content. The beauty (and sometimes, the burden) of motherhood is that we are at the center of our family’s universe. For better or worse, we are the heartbeat of our home. This is why we feel so much pressure to be and do everything in our lives. As mothers, wives, career women, homemakers, and a dozen other things, we often feel like we’re being pulled in a million different directions… and it can be difficult to maintain a positive, patient, loving, happy attitude when we feel exhausted and divided. So how can we create more balance and coherence within the different categories of our lives? Lucky for us, there are tried and true strategies we can use to create real, powerful change right now. This month, nine stunning Lifebook Career Mamas banded together to share their very best advice for creating balance and harmony within the many roles they play. Read, smile, laugh and cry along with us as we honor these brilliant ladies, and support one another on our wonderful journeys of becoming the best women we can possibly be. As always, once you’ve had a chance to read through each of the posts, share the love by commenting at the bottom of the article. We want to know what daily steps you take to maintain your inner strength! Enjoy! :)

Written by Lifebook Member Juraj Bednar In recent months I have met many inspiring people. They are generous, fun to be around and solving the world's problems. Diabetes, partnerships, waste, security, retirement - all of these are huge problems, and I met people that are doing all they can to fix these problems. I think this is the best career move any individual can make; and for me, these people are an inspiration. Many things in this world piss me off, and there are some things I can fix. On the other hand, I met a lot of young start-up entrepreneurs that are working on "apps" that just seem profitable. They don't fix a pressing issue that people have. I think making the right decision in your career is important and "fixing world's problems" is the most overlooked guiding principle in our careers. People study law, business or medicine just because these professions "pay well." Solving pressing problems usually pays well too. If it is something that people care about, they are willing to pay for the problem to go away. The solutions don't have to be perfect. Some products and services solve huge problems, and it took two weeks to implement them! One of the main misconceptions of entrepreneurship is that it is hard, that only certain people know how to create a profitable business and that you need to attend business school, read business books, become part of a startup networking group or a mastermind. It is not true. You need to find the right problem to solve, find the right financial model that works for you and do it. Sometimes, the solution feels crappy. The website could be nicer; the product could be leaner and without bugs. But if it does solve the problem then solve it!

“I know the price of success: dedication, hard work, and an unremitting devotion to the things you want to see happen.” - Frank Lloyd Wright What, exactly, do you want for your career over the next year? Like any area of life, you can’t achieve the next level of your career unless you know precisely what it looks like.  Only after you examine this area deeply, and paint a clear and vivid picture of what you want can you create the blueprint to bring it into reality. And we’re here to help you accomplish ALL of those things. With Lifebook’s 12-Category Smart Strategic Career Plan you will:
  • Get deeply in touch with your life’s purpose (and create a purpose statement to keep your career on track)
  • Create a more complete, compelling and attainable career vision than ever before
  • Set powerful new career goals that are rooted in your overall life vision, and will accelerate you toward it
  • Integrate your career vision into the other 11 categories of your life to ensure mutual support and holistic growth
  • Deeply explore the emotional barriers currently holding you back, release them from your life, and experience new levels of courage and freedom
  • Bring consciousness and balance to your greatest strengths and weaknesses
  • Assess current external factors that may support or hinder your career growth
  • Answer thought-provoking career questions to create unprecedented clarity and conviction in this vital area of your life
And now you have access to this powerful tool absolutely free.

Now THIS is an amazing little experiment. We can’t say much, lest we spoil the surprise, but we will tell you the basics… Mullen (an advertising agency) posted a job ad last April with this description: World’s Toughest Job: Provides the Most Extraordinary Joy. The requirements sounded nothing short of brutal:
  • Standing up almost all the time
  • Constantly exerting yourself
  • Working from 135 to unlimited hours per week
  • Degrees in medicine, finance and culinary arts necessary
  • No vacations
  • The work load goes up on Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Year's and other holidays
  • No time to sleep
  • Salary = $0
The job ad got 2.7 million impressions from paid ad placements. Only 24 people inquired. They interviewed via webcam, and their real-time reactions were captured on video. Check out what happened below. Watch until the end for full impact.

It's been a long journey with a lot of hard lessons to get me to the point where I trust in myself and my abilities to do the right thing. Before Life Book, I was so focused on being a success in business and my career that I totally dismissed most of the other categories of living a fulfilling life. And, of course, I found myself not creating success in my career because I was ignoring my life! I spent many years searching for the "magic pill" that would change everything for my business. I hired and fired more coaches, mentors and gurus that it actually sickens me to think of all the time, energy and money I wasted looking for that magic bullet. Although, I can't dismiss this experience because this journey of falling on my face and getting back up is what brought me to my current state of reality.