I just finished Lifebook Online and I feel really excited about my life. Lifebook Online is something I didn’t bother taking last year after I finished the Lifebook Quest. But, something pushed me to take this last go around, and I’m glad I did. The Lifebook Online process taught me more about myself and it made one thing very, very clear to me – you will never stop updating your Lifebook as you grow and change in your life. Here’s my Lifebook Online review if you are interested in taking the program.
Why I Think Lifebook Online Should Be One Of The First Programs You Take
This is a thought I had about halfway through Lifebook Online.
Jon and Missy Butcher help you do something that can really change your life. They help you get clear on who you are, who you want to be, and what your ideal vision of life would look like. They provide a structure that has worked for them and all the Lifebook students they have brought in, and that structure is what helps you move through each Lifebook category and build your life vision.
That’s priceless. Because, when you get clear on your life vision, you can follow up with targeted programs or books to help you move towards your life vision.
For example, if you don’t know what limiting beliefs you hold around relationships, and you don’t have a strong purpose behind getting a good relationship or even a vision of what a good relationship is for you, then programs or books on relationships may or may not be of interest to you, let alone help you. But, if you know that you have a limiting belief that relationships never work out, then you can go out and take programs or buy books that help you overcome that limiting belief. You can work on it.
My point is that Lifebook Online helps you understand that your life is unique to you and that you can have the life you want. They have a perfected structure in place for you to discover it. And once you realize what you want and what’s holding you back, you can go out and use the right tools to help you achieve your vision.
How Lifebook Online Works
In Lifebook Online you focus on two aspects of your life per week, for a total of 12 categories. So, for example, in week 5 you focus on your financial life and career.
In each category, there is a video where Jon delves deeper into the topic and helps you create a premise, vision, purpose, and strategies. You get about 8 minutes per area to fill in your Lifebook template, but I ended up just pausing the video and spending a lot of time working on mine.
In each category, you get a template to fill in, as well as quotes and pictures to help you create your Lifebook. I thought this was totally cool and found the quotes inspiring and a lot of the pictures fitting for my Lifebook.
I used the Word template for the first few weeks, but then I noticed a lot of people were using Canva and I thought I would give it a try. I found it easy to use and I could create a visual Lifebook that I liked looking at easily.
Other people were writing their Lifebook out by hand.
What I learned quickly is that it’s up to you how you want to create your Lifebook. No specific rules.
The Pace Of Lifebook Online Was Perfect For Me
Some people were saying that Lifebook Online was moving too fast for them. But, a lot of people were OK with that. They were doing the program at their own pace, knowing that they would have access to the program later on.
For me, I enjoyed the pace. I would say that each week I spent about 3 hours listening to the two videos, 2 hours working on my Lifebook, and around 1.5 hours watching the webinar. So, in total, about 6.5 hours per week actively engaging in Lifebook Online.
Plus, I spent a ton of time thinking about the categories each week. I reflected a ton on my life in this program… much more than I did in the quest.
The $500 Refund Option
Besides the content, what makes Lifebook Online really neat is the $500 accountability fee. You can learn more about it on the enrollment page here in the section where they talk about how to get your free access to Lifebook Online.
Most courses I’ve taken, especially on Mindvalley, cost around this much to take. But, most programs come with a 10-day money back guarantee (don’t quote me on this, it may be longer depending on the program so make sure to check for yourself), meaning you can refund within that time period and get your money back. Of course, you lose access to the course in your Mindvalley account, but it gives you time to see if the program is right for you.
Lifebook Online is different. You pay $500 for the course, which Jon and Missy call an accountability fee. Then, after the 6 weeks is up, you can get a full refund if you choose to do so. In order to get it, you must finish all the chapters and do all the work, but, still, that’s a pretty awesome offer.
Lifebook Online Goes Deep
I think the reason I spent more time reflecting on this program than I did in the quest is because it’s much deeper. You spend more time defining your beliefs around each category and thinking about what’s true for you and what’s not.
Plus, the tribe on the Facebook page was so active with a lot of deep questions and insight. It was awesome to be able to interact with people who were so involved in the same program as you are.
I also found that people were really honest in this tribe and shared things without worry of judgment – such as not wanting kids in the parenting category or relationship concerns and issues in the relationship category.
You Can Add Your Own Lifebook Categories
There are 12 categories covered in the program, and they are all pretty relevant to most people’s lives. Some of them may not be, though. For instance, if you are not planning on having kids, like me, then the parenting aspect might be something you are not interested in.
I found that I added in a few categories of my own, such as creativity and contribution. Some other people were doing that as well.
I’m sure as I move through life, I may add a few more categories into my Lifebook.
There Are Weekly Calls To Answer Questions About The Previous Categories
Jon and Missy did live weekly calls to talk about the categories covered in the previous week. While this was going on, Jon’s father got sick and they had to travel to the Philippines. Yet, they never missed a call. It just got pushed back by about 5 hours because of their travel plans.
Even when Jon stayed in the Philippines and Missy went home, they were there for the live call. They even showed up when they were on the live call at 5 am (by my calculation).
The point is, they were totally dedicated to being there and answering questions. And the moderator on the webinar made sure that the most popular questions were asked.
Because I took the live version of Lifebook Online, I think the videos I watched will be the pre-recorded calls that you will be given each week if you take Lifebook Online.
The only disadvantage of watching pre-recorded calls is that you won’t have the live chat that was happening during the call. But, it was hard to keep up with the chat anyway while watching Jon and Missy talk. You can ask questions and discuss issues just as easily on the Facebook page as you could in the chat. Actually, easier.
And don’t worry about the live coaching calls being better than the finished versions. While we could watch them live on the webinar software, we also got to watch the final polished up version of them in our Lifebook Online accounts. I can tell you that the finished versions that you will see are just as good as the live ones; in fact, they have less of what you don’t need to see and more of what you do.
Jon and Missy talked a lot during the live webinars, but in the final versions, all the unnecessary stuff is cut out. Which is good, believe me. You don’t have to listen to them interpreting each other or any repetition that occurred.
The Only Downside To This Program
If you don’t do the work, you will lose out on the refund if you wanted it AND you will lose out in your life.
This program helps you take a step-by-step journey through your life, but if you don’t do the work, it doesn’t matter how many videos you listen to, your life won’t be impacted.
That’s what I found Lifebook Online to be all about – me… or you. I doubt there are any two Lifebooks out there that look the same because we all value different things and want different things in life, and this program helps you understand that it’s OK to be unique, want what you want, and go after what you want.
Some Things That May Affect Your Experience With Lifebook Online Negatively
- I noticed that right from the start there were some people who found Jon Butcher annoying or didn’t resonate with him in some way. This was a hinderance to their experience, and I’m sure it would be to yours as well. I found him a little annoying when he was with Missy on the webinar calls, but I was able to look past it because I was so focused on thinking about my life.
- If you’ve done a lot of work into your life and know what you want out of every area, then this program may seem redundant. A few people felt that way. I’ve done a ton of personal development work. I even took the Lifebook Quest, but I found that I needed this refresher around my life, what I want, and what I’m capable of. Jon and Missy even talk about that during the webinar calls. They say that they update their Lifebooks every so often depending on what is happening and what changes are occurring in their life. I found it valuable to rethink my life and what I want and change some things up.
Lifebook Online Will Help With The Ho-Hums
I’ve talked about this before in my other Lifebook review, and it still applies to this one.
If you are bored with life or not excited about life, then Lifebook Online can help.
If you would rather go back in time than look forward to your future, Lifebook Online can help.
The program helps you to get excited about your life and what you are doing on a day to day basis. You start to visualize a happy, fulfilling future as you go through this program, and you get really clear on what that looks like.
There’s No Reason Not To Try Lifebook Online
The program is easy to follow, but life-changing if you do the work. With the refund option, there really is no reason not to try Lifebook Online if you are interested.
You can learn more about the program and enroll in the next session here. Somewhere on that page, you will find the next start date. Just like many other programs on Mindvalley, you start on the same day as other students so that you can go through the program with a tribe.
I’m so excited to move forward with Lifebook, as I’m going to be taking the Mastery program next. The Lifebook Online program had a huge impact on my life, and I believe that the Mastery program will be the cherry on top.
Update: I’m finished the next program, so you can read my Lifebook Mastery review here.
If you have any questions about something I did or didn’t cover in my Lifebook Online review, please ask in the comments below.