Last Updated on February 13, 2022 by Kari
Update: It looks like this version of the quest is no longer available on Mindvalley. BUT, Lifebook Online is now available as a permanent course on Mindvalley! They just replaced the original Lifebook quest with a more detailed version of the course called Lifebook Online. That’s a good thing for us because it’s bigger and better. I know because I took both of the quests and Lifebook Online offered more insights, more direction, more interaction, and more tools to create a vision for your life that resonates with you on a level you may never have experienced before. And you can do it all for free, which is crazy. Check out the free masterclass for Lifebook Online. You can also read my Lifebook Online review here.
The Lifebook quest is different from the other Mindvalley courses I’ve taken. It’s about defining what you want in your life in 12 different areas. I’ve already been doing the Level 10 Life for a while, so this sounded like a great way to delve deeper into that practice of looking at each area of my life and coming up with visions that would carry me forward. I took the Lifebook quest masterclass and was super excited to take this 30-day challenge. I got my husband excited. And we did every single day of the quest. This Lifebook quest review includes an overview of the course as well as thoughts about who would benefit the most from it.
Lifebook Quest Is A 30-Day Challenge That Requires Some Time From You
For 30 days, you are going to be taking a look at 12 different areas of your life deeply, coming up with a life vision, and creating goals to move you towards that vision. You need to commit to doing this quest for all 30 days.
You also need to dedicate about 20 minutes each day to watch the video included where Jon Butcher talks about the topic of the day.
And, besides the 20 minutes, you will need to take time to write down your thoughts and do the exercises after each video. This can take anywhere from a few minutes to an hour, depending on you and the topic discussed. The last few days – when you are defining your life vision and goals setting – definitely take the most time.
Lastly, there are 7 audio calls where Jon Butcher and his wife answer questions. That’s almost 7 hours worth of extra material that can be listened to at any time – even after the course if you want.
Breaking It Up Into Days Helps You Absorb The Information
I do like this aspect of it. I think that breaking it down into 30 little sections helps you stick with it and take some time to clearly look at each area of your life.
There are 12 areas of your life looked at, and you spend two days on each area with the second day taking a deeper dive into it.
For instance, Day 3 is about Your Ideal Health and Fitness, and Day 4 is about Your Health and Fitness Purpose.
The last 6 days of the quest (once you’ve looked at all 12 areas of your life) are focused on your life vision, goals, and taking action.
The Quest Starts On A Certain Day For Everyone To Work Together
When you do start the quest, you don’t get access to all 30 days of the quest at once. Because this is a challenge, you get access to one day at a time.
And, you can start on the same date as other people. That means you can interact with them and post your comments, daily exercise results, and questions on the day where other people are thinking about the same aspect of life as you.
And, once all the days are open, you get access to them for life. So, you can take the quest over and over again if you want.
What You Need To Do To Get The Most Out Of This Quest
To get the most out of the quest, you need to not only watch the videos each day, but you also need to do the exercises. You can watch Jon Butcher talk about each aspect of life, but he’s talking about himself and his thoughts and feelings. In order to access your own thoughts and feelings, you need to do the exercises.
That’s what Lifebook is really about. It’s about you. It’s about creating a life vision based on your unique life, beliefs, wants, needs, etc. That makes it a very personal self-development program, which I think is very beneficial for personal growth, happiness, and success.
If you don’t do the exercises, you will not delve into YOUR life and get the insights needed to move forward. Therefore, if you don’t think you want to do the work and take the action required in the exercises, don’t take the quest because it won’t do much for your life.
Also, Do The Assessment
In the beginning of the quest, you will be asked to do an assessment that covers all 12 areas of your life that you will cover in the Lifebook quest. This will give you a clear vision of where you are in life, what really needs the most work, and which areas of your life you want to focus on.
In this assessment, you go through each category talked about in The Lifebook Quest and answer questions on a scale from Strongly Disagree to Strongly Agree.
It takes a good 20 minutes to get through, depending on how well you know yourself and how much you need to think about the question, but at the end, you get a report that helps you see where you are at in each of the 12 areas of your life as well as what you need to work on the most.
Make sure you take screenshots of the findings because they are not delivered to you. That could change in the future, but for now, I had to take screenshots and paste them into my online notebook where I took notes for the course.
Update August 28th, 2018: Looks like they’ve updated the assessment page. 👊You are able to see the results of your assessment at any time in your Lifebook account and take the assessment again. I took the assessment again and you can now see ALL the assessments you have taken. You simply click on the ‘View Profile’ tab under your name and the assessments will be there starting with your most recent one. Plus, they send you an email after you’ve taken an assessment with a link that takes you straight to it. The Lifebook Quest still doesn’t offer a way to download your results, though.
After the 30 days is up, you will take this assessment again to see if you’ve progressed at all.
Lifebook Quest Is The Starting Point In The Lifebook Journey
The first thing you read on the enrollment page for Lifebook Quest is that in just 30 days you are going to have a complete vision for your entire future. But, that’s not exactly true.
Lifebook Quest is kind of like the 101 course in the Lifebook curriculum. It’s a course where you think about different areas of your life deeply by answering some questions that some people may never answer. And, when you are finished, if you want, you can move on to other Lifebook courses that apparently offer you a deeper look into your life.
When we started Lifebook Quest, there were some people on the Facebook page taking the next level, which is called MyLO – My Lifebook Online. It’s offered through Mindvalley at certain times during the year, but there was not a lot of clarity around when.
Update: I’m currently taking Lifebook Online. I’ll be done with the course soon and write a review on it. If you are interested in the Lifebook quest, then you will like Lifebook Online. It takes you deeper into Lifebook as you look at your beliefs around each area of your life, your visions for what you want, what drives you in the area you are looking at, and what strategies you can take to get what you want. It doesn’t come with an actual book, but it comes with templates for your Lifebook as well as pictures and quotes to help you fill in your Lifebook. I’m using Canva to create my Lifebook and it looks really good and inspiring!
Who Will Benefit From The Lifebook Quest?
Anyone who wants to understand themselves better and take a deeper look at their life.
It’s also good for someone who wants to create better habits in their life and even let go of some old, bad habits. In fact, in a few aspects of life, you are asked to pick a new habit to carry out for the remainder of the quest.
For example, on day 14 you choose one habit to instill in your love life, whether you are single or in a relationship. My husband and I picked a love habit that we weren’t doing, and we enjoyed it so much we are still doing it to this day.
This quest will also benefit people looking for meaning in their life. This is because you sit down and think about every aspect of your life and how you can improve. You take a look at what is working and what’s not working, and you create a plan, strategies, or habits to help you move towards something that is more exciting to you and has meaning to you.
In summary, anyone who wants to…
- Find bad habits and break them.
- Create better habits.
- Reduce negative self-talk.
- Get clearer on your beliefs on how they are serving you.
- Create clearer goals to help you get what you want.
- Improve your relationships.
- Be a better example in this world.
- Get clearer on career goals.
- Do things that truly make you happy.
- Define who you are and what you want.
… will also benefit from this course.
It’s all about YOU and understanding yourself better.
Feeling Indifferent About Life? Lifebook Can Help
Apathy – lack of interest, enthusiasm, or concern
If you are not getting a lot of things done in life because you are lacking the motivation and enthusiasm to get up and do things, then Lifebook can really help you in that area.
If you are going to take action in life, you must feel something first – interest, motivation, excitement, or expectation. So, when you feel indifferent towards something, you aren’t going to get up and make things happen. You are going to do other things (usually useless things), such as lay on the couch and watch TV or scroll through the internet for way too long.
If you are feeling numb in life, then Lifebook can help you dig into your life and find those thoughts and visions that make you feel alive. It can help you identify what you enjoy, find lost passions that you enjoyed once, and give you the motivation to get up and do things each day to help you live the life you want.
Who (Probably) Won’t Benefit From The Lifebook Quest?
This quest is all about taking a deeper look at your life. I’ve done that quite a bit over the years, and quite deeply when I took on the Level 10 Life concept. So, I had thought about a lot of the stuff in this quest already. There were a few things that I hadn’t thought about and there were a few insights gained, but I’ve spent so much time reflecting on this stuff that I guess I had already done a Lifebook Quest before I took the quest! My husband felt the same way.
But, I’ve had years of reflection on my life through personal development courses and books, and through blogging about personal development almost daily. In fact, I’m a freelance writer, and one of my clients wanted one post per day on the topic of self-improvement for almost two years. So, through research, educating myself, and applying new thoughts, habits, and behaviors to my life, I’ve really gone deep into personal development.
If you have spent years on personal development and feel like you have taken a good look at all your life’s different aspects, then this quest probably isn’t for you. You may gain some insight into your life, but, it would probably be in your best interest to take the full Lifebook program and skip the quest – or simply move on doing what you are doing.
That said, everyone is different. There were some people on the Facebook page that seemed to have a lot of personal development in their history but still enjoyed this quest.
There is a 10-day money-back guarantee, so you can try it out for a few days, tackle a few different areas of your life, and get a better idea on whether or not Jon Butcher is going to help you delve deeper into your life than you already have.
Is The Lifebook Quest For You?
Here’s what I think: The Lifebook Quest is a challenge that will help you get on your way to living life to the fullest, because, you can only live a full life when you understand who you are and what you want out of life!
It will help you get a clearer definition of your goals and life vision. If you are dedicated to improving your life in all different aspects of your life, then this quest can help you do that.
If you are NOT willing to take action and do the exercises, then The Lifebook Quest isn’t for you. It won’t do you any good because it’s not just about listening to someone talk. It’s about taking action and putting in the work to look closely at your life, trying on new habits, and developing new insights into who you are and what you want.
Note: Just in case you missed it, this review is on the initial version of the Lifebook quest.
You can now take a more detailed version of Lifebook called Lifebook Online. Read my review of the new Lifebook program here.
Or, you can sign up for the free masterclass to learn more.
Thank you for writing this review…I just watched the masterclass and it really tempted me to buy the course. I then hesitated as I am not in a great place financially right now…and the payment page added on tax to the price I thought I would be paying! So I decided to look for some reviews instead…
Having read your review, I am still unsure, really only because of not having the funds…I think I would do it otherwise.
Anyway, I do appreciate the review, it is very informative and fairly written! I definitely feel like I have a better perspective of the course than I did from just watching the masterclass.
I totally understand about the money.
I’m glad you found it informative. I tried to mention as much as I could think of, but sometimes things slip your mind. I just updated the review because I had forgotten to mention that you also get access to 7 audio calls that Jon and his wife did where they answer questions. They are about an hour each call, so it’s about 7 hours in total of Q&A stuff.
If you have any questions about the quest anytime in the future, feel free to come back and ask. 🙂
I love Lifebook. I was lucky enough to be part of the last batch of Lifebook quest that was able to take MyLO with the rebate promo. I was running behind the quest but told myself that unless I’m able to catch up and finish before MyLO started, I wouldn’t sign up for the next level. I pushed and did the last 8 days in 2. Of course between the 2, MyLO definitely digs in much deeper into solidifying your Life Vision, but what I love about the quest is that it gave me the Self-Discipline to complete what I have started and to get that momentum going. My career and financial life which was my lowest categories are now looking much brighter. I’m continuing to take action every day to reach my goals. Basically my life quotient went from the 80s to the 90s after quest, and up to 126 after MyLO. Lifebook is my absolute favorite program from Mindvalley specially if you need more clarity and direction in your life, or if you’re about to undergo any kind of transition in your life!
Awesome. Thanks for the insight into the MyLO. Glad you were able to push yourself through for the rebate. 🙂 That definitely is an incentive to stay with the program.
Thank you for sharing your views all. At 46yo, I am at a huge turning point in my life, in many key areas too. I hope MyLO helps me structure my vision and create strategies to then consistently work towards building that vision.
I too don’t have the money so I took advantage of the refund offer from Mindvalley and chucked it on the credit card! I would love to be in a position to not have to ask for a refund and feel very guilty about that, hopefully by the end of the program I will have found a job!
Can’t wait to start the program!
Thank YOU for sharing. The fact that you decided to take it tells me that good things are going to happen to you. In my experience, people who take action on their lives create a lot of meaning in them. I’m wishing you all the best in all areas of your life!
I’ve signed up for LifeBook online. It’s starts Jan 7th! Regardless, enjoyed reading your thoughts about this. Thanks Kari! Bless you!
It’s exciting, right? It’s going to be awesome.
I am not sure if I should star with the Quest or jump straight to the My Lifebook online. I am very excited to start any of them. Just womndering if My Lifebook online requires previous contact with the method. Or if the quest is better way to start…. any thoughts on that?
My Lifebook Online doesn’t require you to take the quest. I just signed up to take MyLO starting on the 7th of January and so far from the warmups, it’s obvious that the program delves into the exact same stuff as the quest, just on a deeper level.
On the Facebook page for the Lifebook quest, people who had taken both the quest and MyLO were always telling people to skip the quest and take the MyLO program if there was an opportunity.
MyLO is only open for registration for another day, so if you are interested in MyLO you got to act fast. I’m not sure when it will be open again. Because Jon and Missy are doing live webinars each week, I imagine it won’t be open for a while after this round. They can’t do it year round.
The Lifebook quest is always open for registration, but, usually, the start date is around the 7th of the month and you can’t start the quest until the start date.
thank you!!!! <3 I see you at the MyLO then!
I’m doing the MyLO program – but it is mentioned that in the end there is another mastery program about how to take steps to make the vision into reality.
Do you have any info about the Mastery course that is going to be the next step after finishing the MyLO course?
1) I didn’t find any info about this program on the net.
2) How much is it going to cost?
3) In case someone ask for refund for the MyLO course, will he still be able to register (and pay) for the Mastery Class about taking actions?
I’m taking the MyLO program with you right now. 🙂
I have not heard anything about the mastery program being on Mindvalley, but it might be. In fact, while you can still read from the blog, under the ‘Create your Lifebook’ the tabs that used to contain their course information now redirect to Mindvalley.
I do remember their mastery class being priced at $1200. I had looked into it after taking the Lifebook quest. But I can’t find information on it anymore. So, we will see what they offer. As far as I know, it used to be offered live in their home, but maybe they are working with Mindvalley to create one people can access online.
I highly doubt if you take advantage of the refund you will be denied into their program. They have, and are, putting a lot of work into MyLO, so I personally think it’s worth the money, but I can’t see them punishing you for a refund because they offered it.
I think what Alex said in the last webinar is a good idea – don’t worry about the other stuff, relax, and just focus on what you are doing right now. You can deal with the other stuff when you come to it.
The Mastery Program is mentioned in the “Warm Up” section –> Section 5- “Program Instructions” –> at the bottom of the page: I’ll quote:
“NOTE: Once you finish writing your Lifebook, you’ll be eligible for access to Jon’s 6-week Lifebook Mastery program. We will help you develop a crystal clear plan to achieve your entire Life Vision, across all 12 Categories. So don’t feel like you have to define all aspects of your strategic plan right now. We’ll share more information once you’ve completed the Lifebook Online program.”
We will see what they will cook for us, I have a feeling it will be delicious like this course is so far (I’m very pleased) 🙂
I love that last line… cooking up something delicious. I’m really enjoying the course too.
Hey you probably finished the online program by now, is there a subsequent course? Can you take it if you got the refund?
After Lifebook Online there is a course called Lifebook Mastery. I’m currently taking it. While Lifebook Online is about creating the vision, Lifebook Mastery is about structuring your life to achieve the vision you have set out for yourself. You can’t take it if you take advantage of the refund, though.
I imagined. And how much is the mastery class? Do you think you actually benefit from having the vision without the strategy? I´m just at this point in another course and it is pretty frustrating…
For my group, we only had to pay $1 extra to get the next course. So technically you don’t refund your money, you pay $1, and you get to take the Lifebook Mastery course. That works out to $250 or each the Lifebook Online and Lifebook Mastery which seemed like a good deal to me!
No. I don’t think you benefit from having a vision but no strategy. A vision is nice, but I feel like if you aren’t structuring your life to help you get that vision, it’s kind of like wishing, hoping, gambling. For me, it’s kind of like torture when you can clearly see what you want but don’t know how to get there. That’s why I needed to move on to the next course. I needed some structure in my life that, for whatever reason, I wasn’t able to create on my own.
That said, the stuff taught in LifeBook Mastery so far is all out there for you to find. You can figure out how to pick/go after goals, do things that help you move towards them, etc. But, Lifebook Mastery just has it organized in a way that each week you focus on implementing one new thing into your life that will help you do what you need to do to reach your vision… and, I’ve found, feel very productive in your day and on track.
Hi, I went through the first demo class that came in as an you tube add, registerd for it and learnt the miracles that one could create in their lives with discipline and consciousness… However, how can I rely on the fact that the refund is real? Are there any hidden charges? I cannot afford so much money but I am interested to learn… If the lifebook is really a game changer I would definitely contribute some funds to mind valley for the beautiful experience but not $500 .. please suggest
The refund is real. A big company like Mindvalley wouldn’t lie about something like that because they would have complaints and negative articles up their wazoo!
You do need to commit to doing all the work – listening to the weekly videos and filling in your LifeBook. They say that’s part of the reason they are given the money back guarantee – it’s an incentive to actually do the work. If you don’t do the work, you can’t get the refund. But, as long as you have about 3-4 hours extra per week (maybe less or maybe more depending on what you write/reflect on) you will be fine.
At the end of the 6 weeks in Lifebook Online, you get an email where you can choose to take the refund or not. There is some awesome incentive to not take the refund and go forward (I ended up not getting the refund), but many people chose to get their refund and it was very easy to do so. You just have to acknowledge that you want the refund and fill out a form and the Mindvalley team does the rest.
Don’t stress out about the refund at all. It’s there if you want it and you get all your money back.
You can read my full Lifebook Online review here.
Hi, I’m concerned about the refund cos I read some negative comments online.
If lifebook is able to transform my life, I will gladly pay more since money won’t be an issue at all in my life.
That complaint seems to be for an old Mindvalley course from 2013. It has nothing to do with Lifebook Online. And I have a feeling that guy didn’t understand what was going on and the payment was supposed to be taken or agreed to be taken but he didn’t pay attention. Mindvalley can’t afford to cheat people out of money. They would go out of business.
I can promise that you are able to get your refund if you do everything required in the course. On a date when the course is over, you get sent an email and you can choose to get the refund or not. The process is easy to go through. And, if something were to happen, Mindvalley would honor the refund. Everyone I went through the course with who wanted the refund got the refund. No exceptions.
I’m glad I have found this page. I watched the Lifebook master class this weekend and have signed up for the online program on the basis that I can complete and claim back the deposit. Unfortunately this is a necessity for me as I can’t afford to have the $600 extra debt on my credit card (although it was advertised as $500!) However after going trough the warm up materials it states that ALL materials will be lost if you choose the rebate but it isn’t clear on what ALL materials actually means – Does anyone know of this includes the lifebook that you’ve spent six weeks working on? I’m so apprehensive now as I don’t want to feel as though I’m being held to ransom at the end whereas I either lose my lifebook or the $600 which I don’t have and can’t afford. I would be more than happy to go ahead with the program and pay the full price but it just isn’t an option for me at the moment. I’m currently waiting for a reply from Mind Valley regarding the above.
You won’t lose your Lifebook. You work on your Lifebook on your own platform – word, canvas, etc. Your Lifebook will be created at the end of the program and you will have it with you whether or not you get the refund. You will lose access to the program on Mindvalley, though – the classes and webinars.
If you are from the states, it should cost $500. I’m assuming you are not in the states? Lifebook cost more than $500 for me too because I’m in Canada. It was more like $700.
I took the Lifebook class, now in Mastery, they are talking about a lifetime program with Lifebook. Do you know what that is about?
Are they talking about the Lifebook membership? Or possibly mentioning that you have lifetime access to the course? Otherwise, I can’t think of what it would be. If it’s something new being offered, I haven’t heard about it. If it is, please come back and let me know. 🙂
Can you take the course in less than six weeks?
Not the first time around. They only give you access to one week at a time.
It’s a little frustrating if you are someone like me and just want to get going and get it done. But, it does give you plenty of time to look at each area if your life.
Interestingly, there have been a lot of people who say they wish they had more time.
If you decide to keep the course after the six weeks, you can go through it as fast as you want because all the weeks will be open.
Hey, so TWO URGENT QUESTIONS because 3 days left and I need to decide.
1 – Can you guys see our LifeBooks, and archive them? If yes, why? Because I have to look suspicious on this; archive of million people’s dreams might be the greatest database for the biggest companies of capitalism. You might be selling our dreams to them and getting profit, how can we know?? I want a really honest answer for this, and I want to learn if my LifeBook can be private, be deleted from your archives and just stay with me.
2 – TAXES on REFUND. I am from Turkey. So I will pay $500 plus taxes in the beginning. And I will get a refund of $500, minus the transfer taxes and stuff so probably I will loose $100ish on the way??
Thank you for your answers. I am really into the Lifebook Program eventhough I seem not in these questions. I just want to see it clearly.
1. Your Lifebook isn’t created on the Mindvalley platform. You create it on your computer or offline in a notebook or wherever you want. So, no, they can’t see your Lifebook. Worry more about your roommates or anyone who has access to your computer than Mindvalley.
2. Mindvalley says that if you are being charged for VAT taxes, you will be refunded both your taxes and the $500 together. So you will not lose any money.
Hi, Thanks for the review it has been a good one and i will probably take the next Lifebook, my question is . have you seen the other places that sell this product, are they genuine????
that is the website, they are selling the Lifebook at 59 dollars
The only place that the Lifebook courses are for sale is on Mindvalley.
This person is making money off the Mindvalley program. He/She likely downloaded the program to their computer and gives you some sort of copy of it. Maybe they give you nothing. I haven’t heard of anyone trying it and what they experienced, so I don’t know the details.
I do know that you won’t get access to the webinars because that’s done through the real Lifebook program on Mindvalley. You won’t get access to the Facebook tribe because you are not part of Lifebook Online through Mindvalley. You won’t get future updates or get access to the next part of the course if you want it.
This person is scamming the system to make money in an unethical way. You may get some sort of copy of Lifebook, but then again it may be a messed up version of the real program. Or you may get nothing.
Hi, I have one more question,
In Lifebook, are we going to have ”must”s, or ‘do’s and ‘don’t’s ? I suffered from blumia nevrosa before, just because I was putting diet rules in my life. I mean, I am allergic to musts and obligations; no matter where they are coming from. If there are going to be rules of everyday life hour by hour, it is not for me. That’s why I really need to know this.
Yes, there is a lot of deciding what you do want to do and what you don’t want to do in each category of your life. What do you want most? What are you willing to put up with? What makes you happy vs unhappy? What could you do to be happier? What will you do to improve your categories/overall life? Those types of things. These things are not meant to hurt you. You dig into your life and find mindsets/rules/habits/daily steps to live by that help you be healthier and happier. However, if that causes you anxiety at all, then it’s probably not for you.