Lifebook – review

In June of last year, one of my favorite people in the world, Steffani LeFevour invited me to an introductory session at LifeBook lounge.  I wasn’t sure what to expect, but figured it would be a typical self help course.  I was pleasantly surprised to find very high end, high level thinking professional and personal development series of classes / follow-up workshops.

The Setting
Thanks to the great team at Lifebook, I was given the opportunity to take their four day weekend course in December – that was the FIRST time I was free believe it or not.  The Lifebook weekend is a combination of pre-recorded sessions, discussion and self work. Unlike similar courses that are held in a hotel ballroom, LifeBook sessions are all held at the LifeBook Lounge in Chicago.  The lounge is just that, a classy, comfortable, spacious room filled with couches and chairs that create a relaxed environment for sharing.  Also unlike similar courses, the lecture portion of the weekend is lead via pre-recorded sessions from LifeBook’s founder, John Butcher.  This was ok and supplemented by wonderful facilitators, but I have to admit that as much as I’m a semi-techie gal, it was a little uncomfortable for me.  I would have much preferred to see John live.  He’s such a brilliant man. I like to be around that and it would have been really nice to ask him questions during each session.  We were lucky enough to have a meet and greet with him and his wife, Missy the first evening of the session, which is not really the norm, but that was a more social setting.

John Butcher, a self man with an impressive entrepreneurial story.  He comes from a very humble, but seemingly loving background.  His father was an artist and John lived most of his life only having the most basic things.  As I remember the story John told, when he was in high school, his father created a product that leveraged his skills as an artist.  I don’t remember what the product was and John doesn’t mention the name of the company.  He told a very hart warming story about how all of his brother and sisters pitched in by creating an assembly line of packing and shipping as the company grew.  John had his father as an example of how hard work pays off.  I’m not going to spill his whole story.  You can check it out on Lifebook’s website

The Weekend
Participants leave the LifeBook weekend with you guessed it, a book of a road book for their life.  The twelve areas covered during the weekend are:

Personal Life

1.  Health and Fitness
2. Intellectual
3.  Emotional
4.  Character
5.  Spiritual


6.  Love Relationships
7.  Parenting
8.  Social

Business Life

9.  Financial
10.  Career

11. Quality of Life
12.  Life Vision

But Wait, there’s More
One of the huge bonuses of the LifeBook weekend is their 8 week follow-up boot camp.  Also consisting of pre-recorded tapes, the boot camp walks graduates through 8 steps in taking the lifebook they just created and running with it.  I LOVE this and will be sharing my results as I complete each one.  I’m not staying on top of my boot camp, but that’s ok because the sessions can be downloaded and played on demand.  I don’t want to let things go too long between sessions, but at least I didn’t totally miss out because I missed a week’s materials.  Our class facilitators, Kelly and Steffani were nice enough to host weekly calls to talk about our progress.

There is an extra fee to take the Boot Camp and also to join their VIP program which gives you access to the LifeBook community, invitations to exotic trips and private content from John.

If you’d like to find out more about Lifebook, visit their website.  You can take their assessment here


Please note, Lifebook provided me with free access to their Lifebook weekend.  I paid for the 8 week follow-up weekend with my own money and was not paid to write this post.  All thoughts are my own.

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