Lessons From Ayahuasca
Last week I was in Costa Rica, engaging in four nights of ayahuasca ceremonies with a group of friends who invited me to share this experience with them. This was the first time I’ve taken ayahuasca. It’s illegal in the USA and most other countries, but it’s legal in Costa Rica. Taking ayahuasca four nights in a row was physically challenging – nausea, vomiting, dizziness, and more – but I gained many insights from the alternative perspectives it provided. I actually count last week among the most cherished weeks of my life. I’d like to record a video (or a few videos) to share the...
Source: Steve Pavlina's Personal Development Blog - November 13, 2019 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Steve Pavlina Tags: Creating Reality Source Type: blogs

Matchers and Mismatchers
Sometime during the 90s, I listened to an audio program that explained the differences between matchers and mismatchers.Matchers are “yes, and” people who see the upsides of an idea more prominently than the downsides. If you share a new idea with them, they’ll see how the idea could work and may offer suggestions for what else you could do to make it even better.Mismatchers are “wait, but” people who see the downsides of an idea more prominently than the upsides. If you share a new idea with them, they see what could go wrong and may point out the risks and drawbacks.I’m a matcher. I fi...
Source: Steve Pavlina's Personal Development Blog - October 21, 2019 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Steve Pavlina Tags: Productivity Source Type: blogs

Deep Abundance Integration Ebook Volume 2 Published
Volume 2 of the Ebook version of the Deep Abundance Integration course is now published to that course’s portal. All DAI participants will find a link to this bonus on the course’s Gifts page, so you can download it now or read it online. It’s yours to keep.This new volume covers lessons 11-20 and is 144 pages. The previously published Volume 1 (added in June) covers lessons 1-10 and is 155 pages.The third and final volume covering lessons 21-30 is well underway and will be added to the portal when it’s ready.Turning an interactive video course into an ebook has been a real challenge. If we’d ...
Source: Steve Pavlina's Personal Development Blog - October 17, 2019 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Source Type: blogs

15 Years of Blogging
Today (Oct 1) is my blog’s 15th birthday. I wrote my first post on Oct 1, 2004, starting with WordPress 1.0.Tomorrow (Oct 2) is the 10-year anniversary of our first 3-day workshop (the original Conscious Growth Workshop in Las Vegas). That’s also the day my wife Rachelle and I first met. Since then we’ve done 16 3-day workshops on a variety of different themes.I’ve really enjoyed this past decade. I’m especially glad I leaned into taking more trips, which comprise some of my fondest memories during this time period. Before 2009 I’d never traveled outside the USA. Now I do so pretty regul...
Source: Steve Pavlina's Personal Development Blog - October 1, 2019 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Source Type: blogs

What I Think of Trump
Oh he’s atrocious. Disgusting. Abhorrent.Listening to Trump speak is like having a bucket of piss and feces poured over my head, being hosed with vomit, and then lying on a tanning bed for two hours.If we were write out the filthiest 1000 words in the dictionary with a Sharpie and feed those pages to 100 demons, then use the Dark Crystal to distill the essence of those demons into a tonic, and then have Hannibal Lecter drink that tonic, we’d end up with something that was much too angelic to approximate Trump.If there was ever a time for the old woman from The Princess Bride who calls out “Boo! Boo!&rdquo...
Source: Steve Pavlina's Personal Development Blog - September 30, 2019 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Steve Pavlina Tags: Values Source Type: blogs

3 Months of Learning Guitar
I started learning to play guitar about three months ago, so here’s an update on how it’s going and what the experience has been like so far.What I’ve LearnedI’ve learned a lot so far, but I also feel like I can’t really do much yet. If someone were to watch me play, I don’t think they’d be impressed by what I can presently do. I’m still learning lots of basics.I’ve been pretty consistent with my lessons and practice. Every Saturday I have a 30-minute in-person lesson, although I’ve missed a few due to travel. This is plenty of time for me to learn something new e...
Source: Steve Pavlina's Personal Development Blog - August 31, 2019 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Steve Pavlina Tags: Lifestyle Source Type: blogs

Your Business Model Sculpts Your Character
As I come upon 15 years of blogging – Oct 1st is the anniversary of when I started – I’ve been thinking about how the actions I’ve taken and the business models I’ve explored over the years have sculpted my character and personality.I feel especially grateful that I didn’t over-invest in some early income streams. In my first few years, most of my income came from advertising revenue. Now none of it does. I shut down that particular source of income in 2008 because it didn’t feel aligned, even though it was off to a good start at the time ($12-13K per month).People thought I was cr...
Source: Steve Pavlina's Personal Development Blog - August 29, 2019 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Steve Pavlina Tags: Values Source Type: blogs

Speaking at 2019 Vegas WordCamp
I’m looking forward to speaking at WordCamp Las Vegas September 7-8, 2019. My talk is titled: Counterintuitive Lessons From 15 Years of Personal Growth Blogging.There are 23 tickets left for anyone who wants to attend, so they will probably sell out. It’s only $50 for the whole weekend, which is a nice deal for anyone who wants to up-level their WordPress knowledge and skills. I’ve gone to the Vegas WordCamp as an attendee the past two times and found it worthwhile each time.I believe this will be recorded and perhaps shared on WordPress.tv at some point as well.The post Speaking at 2019 Vegas WordCamp ap...
Source: Steve Pavlina's Personal Development Blog - August 26, 2019 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Source Type: blogs

Five New Submersion Bonuses Added
Over the past few weeks, we’ve added a significant amount of bonus material to our popular Submersion 60-day audio program to make it even better.These bonuses include:60-page Submersion Summary Guide – This ebook conveniently summarizes each audio lesson on a single page, so you can refresh yourself on the key ideas at a glance.Guided Walkthroughs – I recorded seven new audios (about 10 minutes each) to walk you through applying some of the richest Submersion tools, including practicing the simulation lens, creating your story, healing trust wounds, sparking creative ideas, talking with your future self,...
Source: Steve Pavlina's Personal Development Blog - August 22, 2019 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Source Type: blogs

Hugs Across America
My friend LuAnn Buechler, who gives super warm hugs, is preparing to travel around the USA sharing hugs during the time of the 2020 Presidential Campaign. She’s stepping up to create more positivity and connection with Hugs Across America during a time of political divisiveness.Here’s a description of what she’s doing:The ihug movement is meant to give hope to people, like me, who want to live in a more positive environment. Who is tired of the negative political environment in our country setting the stage for all of our lives? We wish to balance the energy on the planet with the positivity of the simple...
Source: Steve Pavlina's Personal Development Blog - August 15, 2019 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Source Type: blogs

Ultraworking Work Marathon
Ultraworking is hosting a 4-day Work Marathon Aug 14-17, 2019, based on their Work Cycles model, which is similar to the Pomodoro method. This involves working in 30-min blocks with 10-min breaks between, and you map out your next work block during each break. I often work in cycles like this and find it pretty effective for some types of work.Of course you’re not expected to work for 96 hours straight, but they’re providing some structure with extra accountability during this time, so that could indeed help you stay focused and be more productive.It costs $100 to participate in their online event. I’m no...
Source: Steve Pavlina's Personal Development Blog - August 14, 2019 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Steve Pavlina Source Type: blogs

Trusting Reality
When I trust another person, I don’t trust them to be perfect. I trust them to be human and to behave as humans do, and so my trust is well placed and aligns well with how humans actually behave.When I trust reality, I don’t trust it to be perfect or wise all the time. I trust it to behave as reality actually does, so my trust is well placed and aligns with how reality actually behaves.If you trust reality to be wiser and more intelligent than human beings, does it always meet that standard? Is that a standard aligned with its actual behavior? Or are you sometimes disappointed when applying that standard?Realit...
Source: Steve Pavlina's Personal Development Blog - August 12, 2019 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Steve Pavlina Tags: Creating Reality trust Source Type: blogs

30 Days of Learning Guitar
Here’s a quick retrospective on how my June 2019 guitar learning challenge went.Overall this challenge went well. The gains weren’t huge, but neither was the time investment. I made some nice incremental progress this month. I’m able to do some basics that I didn’t know how to do before, including playing several chords.For me the most important result is that I’ve managed to slot this into my life, and it hasn’t felt like a sacrifice to do so. I’ve built momentum to continue learning and practicing.I did 20-30 minutes of practice most days, sometimes a bit longer. That felt like a...
Source: Steve Pavlina's Personal Development Blog - June 30, 2019 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Steve Pavlina Tags: Lifestyle Source Type: blogs

I ’ ve Never Met a Christian
When I was growing up, nearly all of the people in my life – family, friends, and classmates – identified themselves as Christians. I did too of course, not knowing of other viable options. The alternatives all resulted in eternal damnation, so it didn’t seem like much of a choice at the time.When I eventually sloughed off those crusty old beliefs and decided to make my own choices in life, I realized that beliefs like clothing. We can change them, and in fact we should change them. If we never change our beliefs, then like unwashed clothes, they tend to get pretty smelly.I’ve met many people wearin...
Source: Steve Pavlina's Personal Development Blog - June 25, 2019 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Steve Pavlina Tags: Creating Reality beliefs identity meaning results Source Type: blogs

Edgy Goals
If you often find yourself rebelling against your own goals, your goals aren’t rebellious and edgy enough for you.You’re trying to set goals like everyone else, but you’re not like everyone else, so stop trying to fit in. Start setting goals that you’re not allowed to set. Turn your rebelliousness into motivational fuel by setting goals that are edgy and rebellious to begin with. Otherwise you may find your goals way too boring and unmotivating, and you’ll eventually quit.Do you give yourself enough latitude to explore rebellious or edgy goals?Even though some of the stuff I did when I was you...
Source: Steve Pavlina's Personal Development Blog - June 2, 2019 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Steve Pavlina Tags: Lifestyle Productivity Source Type: blogs

The #1 Reason People Fail at 30-Day Challenges
Many people fail with 30-day challenges, usually not making it past the first week. And the #1 reason for failure is that they didn’t make a crystal clear commitment to do a specific activity for all 30 days.Giving your mind a clear enough commitment is a key to success with 30-day challenges. Committing to 5 minutes per day of a specific activity in a specific location at a specific time of day is usually a lot more effective than a vague commitment to “do some exercise” each day.A clear commitment is binary. Either you did it or you didn’t. There’s little or no wiggle room to give yourself c...
Source: Steve Pavlina's Personal Development Blog - May 29, 2019 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Steve Pavlina Tags: Lifestyle Productivity 30-day challenges Source Type: blogs

Learning Guitar
As I noted in last week’s post on self-trust, I’ve been thinking about the next 20-25 years of my life and what regrets I might have if I don’t make certain changes soon. This may surprise you, but one of my biggest regrets in life is that I never learned to play a musical instrument.Why Music?Music is a form of self-expression that I’d love to explore and add to my repertoire of long-term skills. I love listening to music, and I often feel that there are ideas I’d love to express musically, but I lack the skills to do so.I’m friends with many musicians, and I love watching them perform ...
Source: Steve Pavlina's Personal Development Blog - May 27, 2019 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Steve Pavlina Tags: Lifestyle learning guitar Source Type: blogs

Conscious Conversations
In Conscious Growth Club we’re exploring a new way of providing value for members, which is to have a “conscious conversation” with a very growth-oriented person and invite all members to participate. This is a live video call where I have an interesting conversation with someone, say for about 90 minutes. All members can join the call and participate in a live text chat as we go. So it’s a similar format to how we did the Deep Abundance Integration live calls back in August.It’s not an interview or a presentation. It really is an organic conversation, so it could go any which way depending on...
Source: Steve Pavlina's Personal Development Blog - May 27, 2019 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Steve Pavlina Source Type: blogs

Trusting Yourself
I recently made lists of my most personally meaningful accomplishments and experiences as well as my biggest regrets and mistakes of the past 25 years. Then I spent about 90 minutes looking for lessons and patterns in both lists.The #1 lesson was pretty clear. My biggest gains came largely from taking bold, committed action in the direction of self-trust. This was especially pronounced when I went all-in to trust my own reasoning and intuitive feelings well before there were clear outward signs that reality would reward my actions.My biggest failures often stemmed from doing what was expected by others or by favoring other...
Source: Steve Pavlina's Personal Development Blog - May 24, 2019 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Steve Pavlina Tags: Creating Reality Values Source Type: blogs

Conscious Growth Club Surges to More than 150 Members
Our recent Conscious Growth Club launch went well, growing the group by more than 60%. Now we have more than 150 members teaming up to create an incredible growth-oriented year together, which is terrific.The current mix in the club is roughly 60% previous members and 40% new members who just joined us. That’s a really nice blend. The new members are bringing a delightful infusion of fresh energy into the group, and the continuing members are enthusiastically welcoming them and helping them get oriented.I also feel like the group just received a major intelligence upgrade in the process: more smart people, wider and ...
Source: Steve Pavlina's Personal Development Blog - May 3, 2019 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Steve Pavlina Source Type: blogs

Conscious Growth Club Private Portal Walkthrough Video
Here’s a short walkthrough video showing what the Conscious Growth Club member portal and forums look like on the inside. Enjoy!Enrollment is only open for less than 3 more hours – till midnight Pacific time today (May 1st). So this is your last call!Join Conscious Growth ClubReceive Steve's new articles by email.Read related articles:Conscious Growth Club LaunchesDay 30: The One Thing40 Days of Water FastingThe post Conscious Growth Club Private Portal Walkthrough Video appeared first on Steve Pavlina. (Source: Steve Pavlina's Personal Development Blog)
Source: Steve Pavlina's Personal Development Blog - May 2, 2019 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Steve Pavlina Tags: Announcements Video Source Type: blogs

Why Would 100+ People Pay $2K to Join Conscious Growth Club?
For some people it seems unfathomable to invest such an amount on a one-year membership to an online personal growth program. Seriously… you should see some of the reactions people are having to the Facebook and Instagram ads I’ve been running for the past few days to promote the launch. Those ads are actually doing well, and we’ve gained many great members in the past few days, but sharing such an invitation with a wide audience sure does unearth a plethora of limiting beliefs and irrational assumptions. So I’d like to address that since I know the price is a sticking point for many people.Of cour...
Source: Steve Pavlina's Personal Development Blog - April 30, 2019 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Steve Pavlina Tags: Abundance Announcements Lifestyle Relationships Source Type: blogs

Conscious Growth Club Q & A
I’ve been receiving some interesting questions, feedback, and comments since the launch of Conscious Growth Club started a few days ago. I think it makes sense to answer them all in one place since I imagine that more people have similar questions about the group.I didn’t pre-write this in advance in case you’re wondering. In fact, I hadn’t decided to write such a post till I woke up this morning and had some ideas swirling in my head regarding recent questions and comments about the group.How many members does Conscious Growth Club currently have?I’ve added a real-time counter to the top of t...
Source: Steve Pavlina's Personal Development Blog - April 30, 2019 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Steve Pavlina Tags: Announcements Source Type: blogs

Creating the Peer Group I ’ ve Always Longed for
For more than a decade, I’ve tried in various ways to create the kind of conscious, growth-oriented community I envisioned being possible – a high-trust group of dozens (perhaps hundreds) of interesting, caring, ambitious, honorable, and creative people who’d love to connect with each other, share their paths of growth together, and basically encourage the heck out of each other every day. The idea is to have one unconditional support group for every type of personal growth challenge.That’s the kind of group in which I feel most like me… a place where I can breathe… a place where every...
Source: Steve Pavlina's Personal Development Blog - April 28, 2019 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Steve Pavlina Tags: Creating Reality Lifestyle Relationships Values conscious growth club friends peer group social support toastmasters tribe Source Type: blogs

Conscious Growth Club Launches
Conscious Growth Club is officially launching and is open for new members to join, from now through May 1, 2019. Two years in the making, this is the most comprehensive personal growth program and support group we’ve ever created. It’s also the biggest creative project of my life – actually co-creative is more accurate since so many people have contributed to it.What Is Conscious Growth Club?Fortunately this isn’t Fight Club, so I can tell you all about it. πŸ™‚Conscious Growth Club is a private online club and coaching program to help growth-oriented people make faster and more consistent progress....
Source: Steve Pavlina's Personal Development Blog - April 27, 2019 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Steve Pavlina Tags: Announcements conscious growth club Personal Development Source Type: blogs

Conscious Growth Club Now Open for Enrollment
After two years in early access mode, I’m happy – okay, delighted! – to announce that Conscious Growth Club is officially launching and is open for new members to join, starting now. This is the most comprehensive personal growth program and support group we’ve ever created.We’re only opening for a short time though, just through May 1st, and this will be our only enrollment period for all of 2019. So if you want to join this year, now is the time. Watch the video on the Conscious Growth Club page to learn the details.The post Conscious Growth Club Now Open for Enrollment appeared first on Ste...
Source: Steve Pavlina's Personal Development Blog - April 27, 2019 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Steve Pavlina Source Type: blogs

Interview with Know Pain Know Gain Podcast
Jay Rooke recently interviewed me for his Know Pain Know Gain: Entrepreneurship Made Real podcast. We talked about personal development, transformation, entrepreneurship, and trust-based marketing. The episode is about 55 minutes, and you can listen to it at the link above.The post Interview with Know Pain Know Gain Podcast appeared first on Steve Pavlina. (Source: Steve Pavlina's Personal Development Blog)
Source: Steve Pavlina's Personal Development Blog - April 8, 2019 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Steve Pavlina Source Type: blogs

30 Days of 16/8 Intermittent Fasting
On Sunday I finished a 30-day trial of intermittent fasting, testing the variation where one fasts for 16 hours and eats only during an 8-hour window each day. In this post I’ll share what the experience was like.Of the various 30-day trials I’ve done, this was one of the easiest, especially after the first few days of adjustment. I messed up on one day for logistics reasons, eating in about a 10.5-hour window that day, but otherwise it was pretty smooth sailing. Some days I got the eating window below 7 hours. The tightest eating window I tried was about 6 hours.I’ve had some previous fasting experience,...
Source: Steve Pavlina's Personal Development Blog - March 26, 2019 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Steve Pavlina Tags: Health intermittent fasting Source Type: blogs

Submersion Playlists Added
The Submersion Playlists bonus is published. All Submersion participants now have access to it in the Submersion portal.There are 15 different playlists to choose from, each containing 8 to 16 of the 60 core lessons. This gives you another way to explore the material, especially when you’d appreciate a refresher in one or more areas after completing the full course.The last two playlists include the 10 shortest lessons for when you’d love a quickie (most are under 15 minutes), and the longest lessons for when you’re craving a deeper lesson (most are over 35 minutes).Text transcripts for lessons 1-16 are p...
Source: Steve Pavlina's Personal Development Blog - March 16, 2019 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Steve Pavlina Source Type: blogs

Physicists Demonstrate That We Don ’ t Have a Shared Objective Reality
A real experiment based on a previous thought experiment from Nobel Prize winning physicist Eugene Wigner was recently performed. The result demonstrated that we don’t live in a single common objective reality that we all observe the same way. The experimenters observed two different but conflicting realities from a 6-photon experiment.Read about the experiment from MIT Technology Review here:A quantum experiment suggests there’s no such thing as objective realityAnd you can read the abstract and download the PDF report of this experiment from a Cornell University website here:Experimental rejection of observer...
Source: Steve Pavlina's Personal Development Blog - March 13, 2019 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Steve Pavlina Source Type: blogs

How Are You Helping Us to Socially Advance?
It’s easy to point to the various problems of the world, but have you put much thought into what role you could play in helping society to advance in a positive direction?What does it mean to advance society? That’s a value judgment of course, but it’s one you’re free to make. You’ve surely picked up many of your own values from your interactions with the world. Have you thought about teaching more of the world what you value in a deliberate and conscious way? Have you thought about sculpting the world to become a more aligned place for you to live?It’s easy to under-estimate the impact ...
Source: Steve Pavlina's Personal Development Blog - March 8, 2019 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Steve Pavlina Tags: Creating Reality Values Source Type: blogs

Your 10-Dimensional Self
If you think of yourself as a complete being outside of time – like a 10-dimensional version of you that has facets in all dimensions and all times simultaneously – it bestows a different perspective on what it means to be you.Some aspects of you are temporary, perhaps contained within a single decade of your human life. They may sculpt your personality but don’t serve to define you as a timeless being. For instance, I was in Toastmasters for 6 years, but I’m not in Toastmasters today. So I can’t say that the timeless version of me is a Toastmaster in all dimensions and all times.But I do noti...
Source: Steve Pavlina's Personal Development Blog - February 25, 2019 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Steve Pavlina Tags: Abundance Creating Reality Source Type: blogs

When Objective Reality Beats You Down
Have you ever felt that the objective world was beating you down? Ever felt like you’ve been dealt a pile-up of problems and annoyances to deal with? If this is an objective universe, then unfortunately the universe doesn’t actually care. But what if this universe isn’t objective? What if you actually live in some other kind of reality, such as a simulation?Furthermore, what if the simulation is deliberately sending you extra problems and challenges, perhaps in an attempt to discourage you from continuing along the path you’re on? What if you’re living in some type of virtual world, and the wo...
Source: Steve Pavlina's Personal Development Blog - February 19, 2019 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Steve Pavlina Tags: Creating Reality Source Type: blogs

Submersion Transcripts Now Being Added
Lesson transcripts are being added to Submersion this month. The first transcript for lesson 1 has already been published to the Submersion portal. Many more will follow in the weeks ahead until we’ve published all 60 lesson transcripts. These transcripts are only being lightly edited, so they’re essentially word for word transcriptions of the audios, which can be nice for those who’d like to review the lessons as text. I estimate that Submersion’s transcripts will total around 250,000 words when they’re completed, so it’s a substantial amount of material. It’s easily digestible in...
Source: Steve Pavlina's Personal Development Blog - February 13, 2019 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Steve Pavlina Source Type: blogs

Depth
I remember years ago when interest in lifestyle design was surging. Many people were escaping their 9-5 jobs, becoming digital nomads, traveling extensively, exploring open relationships, embracing wild adventures, and stretching the limits of what they could do with their lifestyles. Some people thrived in those explorations while others quickly burned out. Many who went this route seemed to get a tremendous amount of value from it initially, but soon they began feeling that something was missing. The results people shared were all over the place, but few people regretted this type of exploration. They usually learn...
Source: Steve Pavlina's Personal Development Blog - February 11, 2019 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Steve Pavlina Tags: Lifestyle Relationships lifestyle design Source Type: blogs

All 60 Submersion Lessons
As of January 31st, all 60 lessons for the new Submersion deep dive are published. Here’s the complete list of lessons: Your Best ThinkingYour Mysterious RealityModeling RealityHumanizing RealityUpgrading Your Relationship with RealityHealing Trust WoundsOvercoming Shame and GuiltPlayfulnessListen to RealityFollow the White RabbitOnly One ConsciousnessPurifying Subjective RealityDirecting RealitySubjective GoalsAligning Your GoalsAmbitionAligned BehaviorsSocial AlignmentCreating Your CharacterSimulated EmotionsThe Money GameAccepting Reality’s AnswersDirect EngagementTrusting DeathBeing the SimulatorAligned ...
Source: Steve Pavlina's Personal Development Blog - February 6, 2019 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Steve Pavlina Tags: Creating Reality deep dive subjective reality Submersion Source Type: blogs

Your Best Work
Do you have a job or career path that supports you in doing the best work of your life? If I were to ask this of various people, some would laugh at the ridiculousness of this question because it’s a standard they’ve never come close to experiencing, so a jaded reply is all they can muster. If I ask certain friends who are very fulfilled by their work, their answers would be something like, “Of course… why would I tolerate any less?” Consider that if you’re not aligned with this standard of doing your best work, then you’re currently tolerating a lesser standard. For some re...
Source: Steve Pavlina's Personal Development Blog - February 6, 2019 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Steve Pavlina Tags: Productivity Values Source Type: blogs

Creative Ambition
In the past several months, I’ve been stretching my creative muscles, taking on more ambitious projects including the 30-day Deep Abundance Integration video course and the 60-day Submersion audio course. The former was recorded in Aug 2018, and the latter was recorded in Dec 2018 and Jan 2019. I just published lesson 60 for Submersion yesterday. I still have more bonus material to create for Submersion in February, but all of the core lessons are now complete. Currently there are 550 people enrolled in Submersion, and more are joining every week since we launched in early December. For their core lessons, Deep...
Source: Steve Pavlina's Personal Development Blog - February 1, 2019 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Steve Pavlina Tags: Productivity Source Type: blogs

Are We Living in a Simulation?
Here’s an interesting video shared by a Submersion deep diver about the possibility that this reality is actually a simulation or virtual world: More than 500 of us are actively exploring and experimenting with this very real possibility in a 60-day Submersion deep dive experience. As you might expect, we’re discovering that this rabbit hole is indeed full of rabbits. You’re welcome to join us, but only if you’re feeling brave since it will probably break your old reality. πŸ˜‰ The post Are We Living in a Simulation? appeared first on Steve Pavlina. (Source: Steve Pavlina's Personal Development Blog)
Source: Steve Pavlina's Personal Development Blog - December 31, 2018 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Steve Pavlina Source Type: blogs

30 Submersion Lessons Now Published
Today I recorded and posted 5 more Submersion lessons (#26-30), so half of the core 60-day course is now published. We’re right on schedule to have all 60 lessons published by Jan 31st. We also passed 500 sign-ups (currently at 504). This co-creative approach is still working well with a steady stream of daily feedback coming in. By the time I’ve published a new batch of lessons, there’s enough feedback on the previous ones to inspire ideas for the next batch. The results people have been sharing along the way are powerful yet wildly unpredictable; this exploration is so different for each person. I&rsquo...
Source: Steve Pavlina's Personal Development Blog - December 28, 2018 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Steve Pavlina Source Type: blogs

Easy Course Login Links Added
Today I added a convenient login link to the footer of every page of the public website, so if you’re enrolled in either the Deep Abundance Integration or Submersion courses, you can easily login to your account without having to remember or bookmark the login link. Just visit any page of the StevePavlina.com website, scroll to the bottom, and you’ll find the login link in the footer. Easy! You can also access the login link from the Courses menu at the top of any page of the site. Perhaps even easier! These courses have been super popular with hundreds of people enrolled in each one (Deep Abundance Integration...
Source: Steve Pavlina's Personal Development Blog - December 23, 2018 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Steve Pavlina Source Type: blogs

Masterhearting
After a year in a paid mastermind group, I decided not to renew. That was a tough decision, but I feel it was the right one, and it helped me clarify something that I’d really like to experience in a bigger way. It costs $30K per year to be a member of this group. It’s been ranked as one of the top business mastermind groups in the country, and I think that’s well deserved. It was a stretch for me to decide to apply and then join, but I gained a lot of value from it. It’s fair to say that I got my money’s worth and then some. This was also the largest mastermind I’d been in before. With ...
Source: Steve Pavlina's Personal Development Blog - December 21, 2018 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Steve Pavlina Tags: Creating Reality Emotions Values Source Type: blogs

Free Subjective Reality Course Is Now Downloadable
A few people requested that the audio version of the recent free Subjective Reality course be made downloadable, not just streamable. As you wish! I’ve added download links to each page of the course, right below the audio player. This includes the invitation for the 60-day Submersion deep dive too. For convenience here are direct links to download the audios (MP3): Download The Red Pill Download The Rabbit Hole Download Wonderland Download Submersion Invite Enjoy! I also published 5 more lessons for Submersion yesterday, bringing us to 17 lessons total with 43 more to be co-created with the group. Several more peopl...
Source: Steve Pavlina's Personal Development Blog - December 17, 2018 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Steve Pavlina Source Type: blogs

Solving Humanity ’ s Trust Problem
For the new Submersion deep dive, which is about exploring the Matrix-like nature of reality, I actually considered that some form of AI might consume it in future years. So I’ve been designing it to be relevant for all sentient beings, not just biological humans. It is an AI-friendly course. This might sound silly, but eventually it won’t sound silly. I’m actually serious. For a few years now, I’ve been thinking about what value I might provide that could still be relevant and worthwhile for AI in the future. Assuming that it’s super intelligent, it may be a conceit to presume I could hope to...
Source: Steve Pavlina's Personal Development Blog - December 16, 2018 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Steve Pavlina Tags: Creating Reality Source Type: blogs

Submersion Launch Attracts 477 Explorers
It’s great to see that so many people are interested in exploring Subjective Reality together. The new 60-day Submersion deep dive experience attracted 477 sign-ups during its first week. This deep dive is well underway already with 12 lessons already in the portal, and I intend to publish more by Saturday, December 15. All lessons will be published by January 31, 2019. Submersion’s audio lessons are about 20 minutes per day on average. The main idea is to practice the subjective lens (viewing reality as if you’re in a simulation or a dream world) for a full two months, so you can gain practice, experienc...
Source: Steve Pavlina's Personal Development Blog - December 13, 2018 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Steve Pavlina Source Type: blogs

More Than 300 Have Now Joined Submersion
So far 308 people have joined the new 60-day Submersion deep dive (i.e. Subjective Reality immersion), which is awesome, especially for a topic that would scare most people. πŸ™‚ You can see the real-time sign-up count at the top of the Submersion page if you’re curious… at least during the initial launch happening right now. I’ve never encountered a truly immersive, day-by-day Subjective Reality tour/training like this, so we’re c0-creating it together. As far as I’m aware, nothing like this exists yet. This is one of a kind. Get the details and sign up here: Submersion: 60-Day Subjective Re...
Source: Steve Pavlina's Personal Development Blog - December 11, 2018 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Steve Pavlina Tags: Abundance Announcements Creating Reality subjective reality Submersion Source Type: blogs

Making Your Hero ’ s Journey Real
There’s a major connection between your hero’s journey and your ability to skillfully apply the Subjective Reality lens. Let me ‘splain. When you consider that this reality could be akin to a dream world or a simulation, it reminds you to step into your power and create your experience now. It’s also a call to be more imaginative and to dream bigger. The subjective lens reminds us all to stop playing small and to stop trying to hide… and sometimes we really hate to hear that even when we so need to hear it. The biggest apparent challenge people experience with Subjective Reality is consistenc...
Source: Steve Pavlina's Personal Development Blog - December 9, 2018 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Steve Pavlina Tags: Abundance Announcements Creating Reality Values hero's journey subjective reality Submersion Source Type: blogs

New Subjective Reality Course Now Available in Audio too
About 1000 people have already begun watching the new Subjective Reality course that I published this week, which is great to see. The early feedback is very positive, especially regarding the depth and the conversational style. A few people asked me if I’d be willing to publish an audio version of the original video course, so they could save bandwidth while streaming over cellular networks. I’m happy to oblige, so now you can watch the videos or listen to the audios – your choice. Each page of the course gives you both options. Part 1 (The Red Pill) covers the beginning challenges that people experience...
Source: Steve Pavlina's Personal Development Blog - December 7, 2018 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Steve Pavlina Source Type: blogs

New Subjective Reality Video Course
Due to popular demand for more and deeper material on the topic, I’ve added a free 3-part video course on Subjective Reality to the site. You can begin that course here: Free Subjective Reality Video Course This course goes deep into the problems and challenges that people experience as they explore Subjective Reality, and it shares solutions as well. Each video covers a different phase of exploration: beginner, intermediate, and advanced. This free course eventually leads to a 4th video, which is an invitation to join our 60-day highly immersive deep dive, which is now open. So if you prefer to go straight to that i...
Source: Steve Pavlina's Personal Development Blog - December 5, 2018 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Steve Pavlina Tags: Announcements Creating Reality Source Type: blogs

Stress Reducing Songs
Fast Company published a short article about specific songs that have been measured to significantly reduce stress levels. Here’s are the 10 songs: “We Can Fly,” by Rue du Soleil (Café Del Mar) “Canzonetta Sull’aria,” by Mozart “Someone Like You,” by Adele “Pure Shores,” by All Saints “Please Don’t Go,” by Barcelona “Strawberry Swing,” by Coldplay “Watermark,” by Enya “Mellomaniac (Chill Out Mix),” by DJ Shah “Electra,” by Airstream “Weightless,” by Marconi Union I made a playli...
Source: Steve Pavlina's Personal Development Blog - November 30, 2018 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Steve Pavlina Source Type: blogs