Want to make the most out of your life but you aren’t quite sure how to do it or even where to start?
The Lifebook Quest from Jon and Missy Butcher offered by MindValley may just be the key you’ve been looking for to unlock your future.
This course is not about doing the actual work of changing your life but it is the beginning step of deciding what you want your life to look like.
Before you can make your life what you want it to be, you need to explore what the vision is—and Lifebook can help.
This step by step program makes big promises that it will allow you to achieve a clear vision for every area of your life (or at least the 12 main categories).
But it’s not a magic formula—it requires some deep, heartfelt work.
This quest requires a high-commitment level over six weeks of playing full-on.
As expected, those who use the program will get the most out of the experience based on how much work they put into it.
Lifebook Commitment Level
Before signing up for the $500 Lifebook quest, you might want to know a bit more about what you’re committing to.
Here are some of the requirements for the quest:
- Assessments—at the beginning and the end, you’ll take the Lifebook Intra-Spect assessment that helps you view what you want out of your life.
- 12 category videos—watch two of these per week and do the work of building your Lifebook within the video sessions. (Videos normally last 90-120 minutes.)
- Time to reflect—each session day you’ll need to take time to reflect on the categories and how you want these to look in your own life.
- Complete Category Work—each category requires you to complete a Premise, Vision, Purpose and Strategy
- All of this takes approximately 3-4 hours per weeks including viewing videos and completing the assignments
Lifebook Bonus Opportunities
Other opportunities and resources are offered for those who want to dig deeper and commit more fully to developing their Lifebook, including:
- Attend Live coaching calls and/or use recorded coaching calls to answer questions and gain advice
- Customize your own Lifebook creatively with access to inspirational quotes, photos etc.
- Join the Lifebook Facebook Tribe—leveraging community to make the most out of your quest
- In each lesson you’ll receive access to a tutorial that provides an outline for how to use the materials in the most effective way to create your Lifebook pages
- A sample of personal Lifebook pages from the author
Each week of the quest brings two categories to the forefront of the Lifebook work.
Here’s a week-by-week look at the topics and categories that will be covered within the Lifebook program in order to address each aspect of your life in a complete way.
Health & Fitness
Creating a vision for your health and fitness, carving out time to remain healthy so that you don’t end up spending time fighting illness.
Your physical health affects every aspect of your life so this chapter gives you the process you need to succeed physically because you’ll better understand what you believe and how you behave.
Since your body, mind and spirit are intertwined, thinking goes to the root of what it means to be a human being.
We need to use our brains every day to keep us from doing stupid things.
Not only that, but our intelligence is the primary tool that we can use to succeed with our lives.
You’ll define your beliefs to create purpose and strategy that will influence the way you make your life better.
Additional Resource: 2 Recorded Q & A Coaching Calls about Fitness and Intellectual Life
Includes suggestions and tips related to health and growth topics such as meditation, physical conditioning, skin care, food products and more.
Resources include suggested books, websites, practical recipes and instructions.
Recently becoming a hot button topic in the corporate world, emotional health and intelligence is critical for understanding ourselves and the world around us.
Instead of living in reaction mode, we can live in intentional states of emotion.
Emotions act as a barometer to help us make good decisions in life.
Your character sets you apart from every other human on the face of the earth.
Your character influences your identity, determining how you behave and what choices you make, no matter what is happening in the circumstances around you. Your character is made up of personality traits.
While many people believe this is determined at birth, your Lifebook can help you decide what your character will be and then live that out through your character strategy.
Additional Resource: Q&A call recordings for Emotional Life and Character
This added resource includes detailed questions, answers and tips regarding the week’s topics, including resources for emotional health, how to choose desirable character traits, recipe for embracing fulfillment, and how to get control over your own journey in life.
As a deeply personal part of life, spirituality is not only about what humans believe in, but how we travel on this journey of life.
Not to be confused with religion, spirituality is an intangible concept that can be confusing, so this video lesson is critically important to be sure that the particular topic is understood.
Once we dig deeply into what we truly believe about life, then the Lifebook promises to help bring consciousness and clarity to your spiritual life as you move in the direction of what you value.
This can be effective no matter what your current relationship status is.
You’ll build the mental equivalent of what you are hoping for so that you can apply it to your life.
It’s a highly sensitive category for many because it is filled with deep feelings.
This can be a highly demanding category, but also has the potential to be one of the most fulfilling.
This category might need to be the foundation of your entire life, even if you are not currently involved in a romantic relationship, so that you can turn yourself into the ideal partner you are hoping to find.
It may help you be the best person you can possibly be in order to attract the best person you can.
Learning to deeply regard, admire, and live in light of oneness of each other.
In addition to Romantic Love, this category also deals with the Parent/Child Relationship as well as Social Relationships.
In addition, this lesson also shares some tips for those who are choosing to remain single.
Additional Resource: FAQs on Spiritual Life and Love Relationship
Topics for discussing include whether life is destined or created, how values and creativity fit within the Lifebook process, daily gratitude rituals, how Love Relationships fit for the single parent, how to choose influential people, and how to practice unconditional love toward oneself and others.
Books, articles and other resources (such as the Riso-Hudson Enneagram Type Indicator) are also recommended here.
Even for those who do not have (or want to have) children of their own, this category seeks to examine the relationships we have with the children as those who will set the tone for the future of the human race.
Whether you already have children, want to have children, or act as an aunt/uncle/grandparent to someone else’s children, this section also helps you to clarify your relationship with your own parents as they age.
As human beings, we need the love and affection of other people.
Relationships with friends and family take effort and care so that you can intentionally live out some of the greatest joys in life.
But sometimes, our social lives are not always healthy or effective in encouraging us to meet our goals and live the life we want.
This section of the Lifebook encourages the user to identify their clan or tribe, and be honest about the ways these people should (or should not) be able to influence your life.
You’ll clarify what you need out of a friend and also how you can be a better friend to others.
Additional Resource: FAQs on Parenting and Social Relationships
This coaching call provides tips and advice on a variety of topics related to parenting and social life, including passing on values and beliefs to children, taming the digital monster of technology, boosting your social life, deciding whether or not to have children, dealing with difficult people, homeschooling, nurturing long-distance friendships and much more.
Many of those who have completed this course find that this category has the most profound impact on them.
Explore the nature of money, how wealth is created and how it can impact your own life by making all of the other categories better and easier.
Everyone would agree that money and wealth bring power with it, and Lifebook helps you to discover what you might create with the wealth that you do or will possess.
In our culture, we are so attached to our jobs that we often identify who we are by what we do.
Our careers are where we invest our time and energies, and are also how we make money.
Many people would like their careers to be more than just a job—they want a calling!
This category allows for reflection on the meaning and rewards of a great career and how that applies to your life today.
It’s also effective for those who are retired but choose to devote their lives to a particular calling or meaningful work.
Additional Resource: FAQs on Financial Life and Career
Advice and resources for this week include topics such as using a financial adviser, overcoming a scarcity mentality, finding the right career, how to change careers at an older age, models for creating a new business and much more.
Quality of Life
If all of the above categories are complete but they don’t bring you happiness and fulfillment, then what’s the point?
This section focuses on how to explore your interests, enjoy time with those you live, create adventures and live a life of abundance in every way possible.
The three sub-categories here include having the things you want, creating the experiences you desire and building the environments that you want surrounding you.
This category could also be called “putting it all together”.
It takes all 11 separate visions and you do the work of integrating them all together to come up with your Life Vision.
A guided audio visualization exercise is included as an added resource which promises to allow you to see into your future as you make the most of your life.
Final Post-Quest Lifebook Intra-Spect Assessment
Just as in the beginning of the quest, the Lifebook Assessment will be taken at the end of the quest.
This allows you to compare your original results to these results in order to get a handle on how you’ve changed throughout the course.
Lessons 20 & 21:Next Steps
These two lessons are not required for the course, but are an added resource and bonus to continuing on in the journey of your life.
Personal Thoughts on the Lifebook Quest
While I don’t think it has exactly changed my life as of yet, I can certainly see how clarifying these topics and getting them down in print can assist in providing direction and purpose for life in a way I’ve never done before.
Since I’ve only recently finished the course, it’s difficult to tell how much the practices will stick with me for the future.
For some people, this could be a good way to focus in on what you really want from your life instead of simply letting the years pass by without thought or direction.
I think it might be good for certain people to be forewarned that Jon Butcher, the author/host of the program, does speak some of his own “truths” that tend to fly in the face of what certain cultures and faiths might embrace.
If you come from a particular religious background, then you should be prepared to be open-minded in order to avoid being offended.
For instance, in at least one case, Butcher directly quotes from the Christian Bible (without citing or giving credit to where the words come from) and then proceeds to use fancy arguments and cultural references to discredit this biblical principle as an untruth.
As for the technical aspects of creating the Lifebook, I found this to be a bit fussy.
If you’re a particularly creative person who is adept at using a computer publisher, then you might enjoy this part of the process.
Personally, I found it to be somewhat time consuming.
Some people might enjoy the idea of creating a physical scrap-book sort of Lifebook that they can decorate and make beautiful.
But, of course, this is a personal preference and shouldn’t affect the way the course works in your life.
The fact that the Lifebook program is risk free (with the idea that you could potentially get a refund of your $500 within 15 days from the day of purchase) means that there’s not a lot of harm in trying it.
It is rather pricey on the front end, however.
But if you have the time to commit then it’s certainly worth consideration.
After all, we just have the one life to live and few short years on this earth.
Why not make the most of it in every possible way?
Lifebook Quest Refund Option:
While the MindValley Lifebook Course is fully refundable, it’s important that you realize exactly what you are committing to before you pay the $500 deposit required for the course!
- Take the assessment at the beginning of the course
- Watch all session videos – 12 full-length videos (1 ½-2 hours each)
- Write at least 1 Premise, 1 Vision, 1 Purpose, 1 Strategy for each of the 12 categories
- Take the assessment at end of quest
All of this put together takes approximately 3-4 hours per week.
Note: If you choose the refund, you won’t be able to continue access to the materials and you’ll lose them automatically. Of course, you can keep your own work.
If you don’t take the refund option, you can keep and use the materials for as long as you like.
Plus, you’ll then have the option to move forward into the Lifebook Mastery Program which will guide you further into applying what you’ve discovered.
Of course, there will be another $500 fee for the next course and then, if you like, an additional buy-in option for a monthly membership to the Lifebook family ($97/month).
So, assuming you want to spend the money, it seems you can take this Lifebook journey for as far as you want to go!
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