There is a line in James Cameron’s movie, “Avatar” which really strikes a chord with me in how I arrived at this place in my life – having an absolute blast while traveling around the country with my friends in The Second City touring company making people laugh. That line is, “sometimes your whole life boils down to one insane act.”

By:  Lifebook Member John Vieceli Emotions are an incredibly interesting subject. They have a certain duality that reminds me of a concept in Zen philosophy. The concept of: 'You as center' and 'You as periphery'
  • 'You as center' refers to you as the center of your world - inside yourself - and what occurs internally.
  • 'You as periphery- refers to the meeting point between you (internal) and the outside world (external).
When it comes to my emotions I use a philosophy similar to this concept. I look at my emotions as internal (how I feel and what occurs inside) and external (how I express myself to the world around me). Each emotion has two different focal points – one facing inward and one facing outward.

Hello Lifebook Family!  I just wanted to share my personal progress and thank all of you, because being accountable to each and every one of you has really helped (and continues to help) me stay on track and move closer to my dreams! Just to remind you, I set my overriding goal in health and fitness, to fit into a 34" waist size (I was wearing a 38" at the time of Lifebook), and to get myself a 6-pack by 12/31/10. I'm on track and happy to say it HASN'T been a hard, painful process thanks to the Lifebook experience. In fact I LOVE IT!

My Lifebook experience was one I will never forget. The last day of the program came way too quickly. It was so hard to leave the people in our group – those I felt so close to and would hold so dear in my heart. It was hard to leave a place where I felt so much love. It was a sad day for me, but also one of the single most joyous days of my life. It was a rebirth. I had spent four days of soul-searching, learning that no matter what happened to me, I could deal with it because I now had new tools to work with. I had new ways to approach concerns and new ways to try things out.

I remember when I was first diagnosed with cancer, how I instantly thought I was going to pass out. Amazing the power of the brain and how fast our bodies react to shocking news. I also remember how helpless I felt after reading the stats of this cancer.  It stuck in my mind - 100% fatal if met with the liver, normally within six months. I ignored the stats for over a year, never realizing that those very numbers were instilled in my subconscious mind. It was then that I found Lifebook - and it was an absolute turning point for me. I was at a low point in my life and Lifebook was just what I needed. I realized then, at the young age of 56, that my whole life was ahead of me. And it’s never to late to change. The concept that ‘Thoughts become things’ made me realize I needed to reprogram 50 years of beliefs. Since that time, and after over 90 books and countless hours of audio programs, I have opened my mind to a whole new world. I changed my environment, removed as many chemicals from everyday life (including rubbing any toxins on my skin - our body’s biggest organ). I found a diet program that worked for me.   I began consuming natural foods, not the processed garbage we call food in America, but whole foods that nourish the body, the way God intended. After being labeled with high blood pressure, high cholesterol, and borderline high sugar, my Dr. at the time said, ‘Mike, both your parents had it as well. Here are free drug samples, we have NO other choice.’  But I made the choice that day to throw those drugs in the trash, and within six months all my blood levels were normal, and all by changing my diet.

By: Lifebook Member Mike Kevorkian I want to share a few things with you that have had some impact on my life in the past couple of weeks since my Lifebook Session. First, I went through my VIP Membership 4th quarter goal planning. I got so much out of it that I decided to make everyone in my office do a similar exercise for business (money, production, lead generation etc). It was a total hit! I had everyone list their 5 biggies for the next 3 months and break each of them down. Then they were all required to get up and share their goals with the rest of the office the following week. Everyone was so pumped up today when we reviewed our 4th quarter goals - there was more excitement in that conference room today than I have seen in years! Every single person that works for me knows exactly what they want, what they have to do to make it happen and how to go get it. This one exercise has literally brought my entire company together and for the first time everyone feels like we are a team.

Written By:  Lifebook Member Kevin Donahue

When going on a long journey, having a map is important.  A GPS makes the ride even more comfortable.  But having a DESTINATION that you look forward to is the key!

My LIFEBOOK has given me my destinations.  I've found that life is so much better when we create BIG things to look forward to: Weddings, vacations, new homes, promotions, new business ventures, exciting partnerships, the birth of a child, etc.  All of these things create excitement in our hearts, put a pep in our step and give us an internal guidance system that somehow gets us there no matter what.  

Written By:  Lifebook Member Andrea Metcalf

Health and fitness changes are at the forefront of everyone's mind.  We know we need to take care of ourselves - we know that when we do, we feel so much better.  But somehow the time slips past and we've not only missed a workout for the day, but we have also missed meal planning.  This is where the excuse of "only 24 hours in a day" comes into play.

"Time is a created thing. To say 'I don't have time,' is like saying, 'I don't want to.'" - Lao Tzu

However, in this case, I know you do want to make changes and you will make the time.  Let me share with you a few simple things you can do to instantly change your health: