Decluttering Tips
I’ve been decluttering my garage for the past few weeks, so here are some decluttering tips I’ve figured out for processing, purging, and organizing, especially if you have a lot of old tech clutter to deal with. Approach Decluttering with Patience Just chip away at the project one item at a time, not worrying about how long it will take. It’s wise to approach such a project with great patience, allowing it to take as long as it wants to take without feeling any need to rush. I put this project off for years because I could never squeeze it into any kind of schedule. I only made significant progr...
Source: Steve Pavlina's Personal Development Blog - July 21, 2021 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Steve Pavlina Tags: Lifestyle Productivity Source Type: blogs

Stature Builders Bonus Added
I’ve added a new bonus to the Stature course called Stature Builders. Course members will find this bonus on the Gifts page in the Stature portal. This is a collection of 15 short audios (1-3 minutes each) for ongoing character sculpting practice. The purpose of these Stature Builders is to help you continue developing and refining your character after you’ve completed the main course. These extra audios can help you with ongoing reinforcement of some key character sculpting principles and practices. Each Stature Builder invites you to do one straightforward character sculpting exercise. Some can be do...
Source: Steve Pavlina's Personal Development Blog - June 8, 2021 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Steve Pavlina Source Type: blogs

Enthusiastic Consent
When you invite someone to have a shared experience together, professionally or personally, and consent is given grudgingly, this tells you that the invitation isn’t very aligned. Even if you’re ostensibly getting a yes, there are probably some unresolved objections behind that yes, so you’re getting a compromised version of a yes. This in itself is another layer of invitation for you to unpack. Do you want to move forward with the consent you received, or do you want to go for a more aligned form of consent? This isn’t a trick question. Sometimes you may be fine with the consent you received,...
Source: Steve Pavlina's Personal Development Blog - June 3, 2021 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Steve Pavlina Tags: Abundance Relationships Source Type: blogs

All Amplify Bonuses Now Available
The popular new Amplify course on creative flow is now 100% published, with all of the remaining bonuses available in the Amplify member portal. Amplify is a truly monumental course on creative flow that has already changed many people’s lives. It contains 30 years worth of lessons on creativity and productivity condensed into 63 bite-sized pieces. Each lesson is just 17 minutes on average. The course is very rich in heart, humor, compassion, and playfulness of spirit. It doesn’t just address the mental side of creativity. It delves deeply into the emotional side too, which is perhaps even more important ...
Source: Steve Pavlina's Personal Development Blog - May 24, 2021 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Steve Pavlina Source Type: blogs

Aligned Solutions
Aligning your life can be very challenging. By alignment I’m referring to harmonious interactions among your: thoughtsfeelingsframes / perspectiveslifestyleliving situationrelationshipsvaluesdesiresgoalsintentionsworkfinanceshealthbodyfamilyfriendshipssocial lifepersonality We all have misalignments to deal with in one of more areas of life. Are you actively engaged in correcting those misalignments to create greater harmony? Or do you let misalignments fester? Misalignments have a tendency to multiply. They’re like clutter. Once we start tolerating a little bit, pretty soon we have a lot more to deal ...
Source: Steve Pavlina's Personal Development Blog - May 24, 2021 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Steve Pavlina Tags: Productivity Relationships Values Source Type: blogs

Your Relationship With Your Alarm Clock
If you use an alarm clock to wake up in the morning, think about relationship you’d like to create with your alarm clock. What would be the healthiest and happiest version of that relationship for you? If you were an alarm clock, what kind of relationship would you want to have with your human? For instance, maybe your alarm clock would appreciate it if you’d pat it on the head now and then and say, “Thanks for waking me up today. I appreciate you!” How would your alarm clock feel about being put across the room and kept at a distance from you? How would it feel if you groaned when it sound...
Source: Steve Pavlina's Personal Development Blog - May 19, 2021 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Steve Pavlina Tags: Lifestyle Productivity Relationships Source Type: blogs

Alignment and Diversity
For the annual launch of Conscious Growth Club last month, I mentioned before that I focused on alignment instead of growth. I deliberately avoided investing in obvious pathways to growth that might attract members who wouldn’t be so well aligned with CGC’s values and culture. Interestingly, CGC grew in size by about 20%, and CGC’s internal diversity increased as well. CGC has become more internationally diverse with members from 26 countries this year. It has become more diverse in terms of members of different ethnicities, colors, and cultures. And it has more LGBTQ members than ever before. One thin...
Source: Steve Pavlina's Personal Development Blog - May 11, 2021 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Steve Pavlina Tags: Abundance Relationships Values Source Type: blogs

Conscious Growth Club Has 108 Members for Year 5
Conscious Growth Club had its best annual launch ever last week. We now have 108 members in the club for Year 5, including Rachelle and me. That a 20% increase from last year. We only open for new members one week each year. We’ll open again for Year 6 in the last week of April 2022. From now till then, we’ll be serving and engaging with the CGCers who decided to share this journey together. I love that each year in CGC is a different experience because there’s a different mix of people each year. CGC co-creatively adapts to the people who join. I think CGC Year 5 is likely to be our most co-creativ...
Source: Steve Pavlina's Personal Development Blog - May 4, 2021 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Steve Pavlina Tags: Abundance Relationships Source Type: blogs

Amplify ’ s 63 Lessons Are Fully Published
All 63 audio lessons for the new Amplify course on creative flow are now fully published. So if you did one lesson per day, you could do a major deep dive into creativity over the next 9 weeks. Many people have now finished this course and found it life-changing. The recordings of all 8 weekly live Zoom calls to support the course members are published as well. I will be adding some additional bonuses to the course this month, but otherwise all the core material is fully complete. This is a super in-depth course and highly original. It has been transformational for many people so far. The feedback on it has been s...
Source: Steve Pavlina's Personal Development Blog - May 4, 2021 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Steve Pavlina Source Type: blogs

Today (May 1st) Is Last Day to Join CGC for 2021
Today (May 1st) is your last day to decide if you’ll join us for Year 5 in Conscious Growth Club. Presently there are 86 members from 20+ countries enrolled in CGC for Year 5 (fantastic!), and this will surely go up today. You can see the current sign-up count at the top of the CGC Invitation Page. I know that many people carefully consider this decision right up until the final hours – last year more than 25% of CGC members enrolled during the last 7 hours on May 1st. Presently we have about 10 hours to go, so you still have time to decide. I wrote a new blog post this morning to help y...
Source: Steve Pavlina's Personal Development Blog - May 1, 2021 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Steve Pavlina Source Type: blogs

How to Make an Aligned Decision About Joining CGC
Today, May 1st, is the deadline for deciding whether to join Conscious Growth Club for our 5th year together. Last year on this same day, more than 25% of the people who joined or renewed CGC for Year 4 did so in the last 7 hours of the day (between 5pm and midnight Pacific time), so it wouldn’t be surprising if we see a big surge in sign-ups today. That sort of thing has happened with every launch we’ve done. For many people this is a big decision. CGC doesn’t have a monthly membership. It’s year-long experience. And there’s that $1997 price that invites people to think carefully about ...
Source: Steve Pavlina's Personal Development Blog - May 1, 2021 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Steve Pavlina Tags: Abundance Announcements Source Type: blogs

Conscious Growth Club Q & A Call (Video)
Today we hosted and recorded a live Q&A call for people who are interested in Conscious Growth Club, so they could ask me and other members any questions they have about it. I’m sharing the recording for the benefit of anyone who couldn’t attend the live call. I think this video will give you a clearer sense of what CGC is like inside, so you can make the right decision about whether you’d like to join us this year. Be sure to decide by the end of the day on May 1st if you want to be a member of CGC this year. This is the only week of the year during which we open CGC for new members to jo...
Source: Steve Pavlina's Personal Development Blog - April 29, 2021 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Steve Pavlina Tags: Announcements Video Source Type: blogs

Public Q & A and “ Meet the Members ” Call for CGC
To help people who are thinking about joining CGC this year make a good decision, I’ll be hosting a Public Q&A and “Meet the Members” call this Thursday, April 29, 2021 at 11am Pacific time. You’re welcome to attend if you’re interested in CGC. Here’s the link to register for the call if you want to join us: Register for the Q&A Call After you register, Zoom will send you the link to join the call. I’ll answer people’s questions about CGC, and CGC members are also invited to join the call and share about their experiences and tips for new members. They ...
Source: Steve Pavlina's Personal Development Blog - April 27, 2021 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Steve Pavlina Source Type: blogs

My Intentions for CGC Year 5
This is the one week during each year during which Conscious Growth Club opens for new members to join. We are open through May 1st. It’s an exciting time inside the group as current members who’ve been in the group for 1-4 years are actively welcoming new members who are just now beginning their CGC journey. Every year at this time, some members renew for another year. Some members decide to leave or take a break from CGC. And many new members join. Also this year, some previous members who skipped Year 4 have already rejoined CGC for Year 5. I’m delighted to welcome them back. So it’s a time...
Source: Steve Pavlina's Personal Development Blog - April 27, 2021 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Steve Pavlina Tags: Abundance Announcements Creating Reality Lifestyle Relationships Values Source Type: blogs

Conscious Growth Club FAQ Updated
I updated the Frequently Asked Questions page for Conscious Growth Club, which answers many questions about CGC and its members for those who are thinking about joining. Check it out here: Conscious Growth Club FAQ We’re only about 24 hours into CGC’s once-a-year launch, and we’re already up to 31 members enrolled for Year 5 (33 if you count Rachelle and me), which is terrific for this early in the launch. That’s significantly more than last year at this time. We even have some prior members who skipped Year 4, and they’ve rejoined CGC for Year 5. Perhaps they missed us! This year I&...
Source: Steve Pavlina's Personal Development Blog - April 26, 2021 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Steve Pavlina Source Type: blogs

Join Conscious Growth Club by May 1st
Conscious Growth Club is now open for you to join, from now through May 1, 2021. First started in 2017, this is our most comprehensive personal growth program and support group. We’re about to start our 5th year together, and you’re invited to join this week. This is the only week you can join CGC in 2021. What Is Conscious Growth Club? Conscious Growth Club is a private online club and coaching program to help you make faster and more consistent progress. It turns personal growth into a team game. The essential purpose of the group is simple: We help each other grow into smarter, stronger human bei...
Source: Steve Pavlina's Personal Development Blog - April 25, 2021 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Steve Pavlina Tags: Abundance Announcements Lifestyle Productivity Relationships Values Source Type: blogs

Conscious Growth Club Is Open for Enrollment April 25 – May 1, 2021
It’s time! Conscious Growth Club is now open for new members to join for 2021. This is our most comprehensive personal growth program and support group. If you’re interested in CGC, be sure to join us by May 1st because this will be our only enrollment period for all of 2021. So if you want to join this year, now is the time. In addition to CGC’s many benefits, this year we’re adding a major new benefit for members: A 3-day Halloween online workshop in October. Visit the Conscious Growth Club page to learn the details. I’ll see you inside! (Source: Steve Pavlina's Personal Development Blog)
Source: Steve Pavlina's Personal Development Blog - April 25, 2021 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Steve Pavlina Source Type: blogs

Conscious Growth Club Opens April 25 – May 1, 2021
Our annual opening of Conscious Growth Club – where we open the doors for new members to join us – will be April 25 to May 1, 2021. So. we’ll have a 7-day opening (Sun-Sat), starting this Sunday. This is the only time we’ll open for new members to join this year, so if you miss it, you’ll have to wait until April 2022 for the next opening. This will be our 5th year together in CGC. It’s been an amazing journey so far, and we’re happy to invite new members to join us for Year 5. CGC is our a private community and coaching program, where we all help and support each other to...
Source: Steve Pavlina's Personal Development Blog - April 23, 2021 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Steve Pavlina Source Type: blogs

Amplify Inspiration
On a group call for the Amplify course last week, we did a two-part co-creative exercise. The first part involved connecting with our sorrow, and the second part was to see the invitation in that sorrow to discover a new place of joy. Then members co-created intentions for the world with the purpose of sharing those intentions publicly – with the hope that we may collectively inspire more positive ripples in the world. I promised to share on my blog the intentions that people wanted to put out into the world. Every group was free to decide what medium to use to express their intentions, as long as it was something...
Source: Steve Pavlina's Personal Development Blog - April 12, 2021 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Steve Pavlina Tags: Abundance Creating Reality Relationships Values Video Source Type: blogs

305 People Enroll in Amplify in First 2 Weeks
Our new Amplify course just opened two weeks ago, and so far 305 people have enrolled in it, so lots of people are now working through the lessons to upgrade their creative flow. I’ve published 18 lessons for the course since we began, and I’m continuing to design, record, and publish a new lesson each day. My goal is to build the course to at least 60 lessons, so that will take at least another 42 days (6 weeks). You’re welcome to join the course at any point and participate in the journey. This is a great time to join since hundreds of people are now going through the course together, which certai...
Source: Steve Pavlina's Personal Development Blog - March 17, 2021 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Steve Pavlina Source Type: blogs

Spiritual Marketing
In January I deleted my Facebook and Instagram accounts, so I launched the new Amplify course without social media and with no advertising. I did share the invitation video on YouTube, but it only had a few hundred views there. I felt attracted to the idea of pulling my business focus inward. Instead of reaching out to people on other sites and platforms, I wanted to just focus on the community that’s closest to my central online world – namely my blog readers, email subscribers, course customers, and CGC members. I really don’t need social media or advertising to run a sustainable business and have...
Source: Steve Pavlina's Personal Development Blog - March 16, 2021 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Steve Pavlina Tags: Abundance Creating Reality Productivity Values Source Type: blogs

Amplify Launch Discount Expires Tonight
The 40% off launch discount for the new Amplify course on creative productivity expires tonight at midnight Pacific time (at the end of Tuesday, March 16). Note that I’m also offering all Amplify customers a credit for the full price of the course, which can be applied towards the purchase of an annual Conscious Growth Club membership when CGC opens for new members in the last week of April. I shared all of the details in this blog post: Amplify Purchase Credit for Joining CGC So far 272 people have enrolled in Amplify. We’re doing a live Zoom call for all course participants at 10am Pacific time on We...
Source: Steve Pavlina's Personal Development Blog - March 16, 2021 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Steve Pavlina Source Type: blogs

Amplify CGC Purchase Credit
I’ve decided to offer a full purchase credit for any Amplify members who wish to join Conscious Growth Club during our 2021 enrollment period in the last week of April. This means that you’ll get a reduced price on a CGC membership, subtracting the cost of your Amplify course from your CGC dues. You don’t have to use the credit, but it yours if you want it. See this blog post for the full details: Amplify Purchase Credit for Joining CGC (Source: Steve Pavlina's Personal Development Blog)
Source: Steve Pavlina's Personal Development Blog - March 13, 2021 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Steve Pavlina Source Type: blogs

Amplify Launch Discount Extended Plus a CGC Purchase Credit
I’ve decided to extend the Amplify course launch discount, which saves you 40% on the new course, through midnight Pacific time on Tuesday, March 16, 2021. The reason is that I’ve decided to offer a full purchase credit for any Amplify members who wish to join Conscious Growth Club during our 2021 enrollment period in the last week of April. This means that you’ll get a reduced price on a CGC membership, subtracting the cost of your Amplify course from your CGC dues. You don’t have to use the credit, but it yours if you want it. See this blog post for the full details: Amplify Purchase Cred...
Source: Steve Pavlina's Personal Development Blog - March 13, 2021 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Steve Pavlina Source Type: blogs

Amplify Purchase Credit for Joining CGC
I’ve decided to offer a purchase credit for all Amplify course customers for a membership in Conscious Growth Club when CGC opens for new members in April, meaning that the full cost of the course will be applied to reduce the price of a CGC membership if you wish to join CGC next month. A CGC membership is $1997 per year, so if you paid $297 for the Amplify course with the launch discount, then you’ll have the option to join CGC this year for only $1700. You aren’t obligated to join CGC, but the credit is yours if you want to use it. When CGC opens in April, I’ll send all Amplify customers a spe...
Source: Steve Pavlina's Personal Development Blog - March 13, 2021 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Steve Pavlina Tags: Announcements Source Type: blogs

Amplify Invitation Video Feedback
I’ve actually received more compliments on the Amplify invitation video than perhaps any that I’ve done for previous courses. People really like how it speaks to them about their creative journeys. So I have high hopes that you’ll like it too. It’s a very unique invitation. Get the details, watch the invitation video, and sign up here: Amplify: Creative Productivity Deep Dive So far 222 people have joined this deep dive, which is awesome, especially for a topic that’s so useful and beneficial throughout our entire lives. Imagine what a higher and more consistent creative flow could do...
Source: Steve Pavlina's Personal Development Blog - March 12, 2021 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Steve Pavlina Source Type: blogs

Amplify Launch Discount Ends at Midnight on March 12
Just a quick reminder that the $200 discount for Amplify – our online, all-in creative productivity deep dive experience – ends at midnight Pacific time today, March 12. So if you want to save $200, now is the time. We have less than 12 hours to go… Get the details, watch the invitation video, and sign up here: Amplify: Creative Productivity Deep Dive I’ve actually received more compliments on this video than perhaps any that I’ve done for previous courses. People really like how it speaks to them about their creative journeys. So I have high hopes that you’ll like it too. It&r...
Source: Steve Pavlina's Personal Development Blog - March 12, 2021 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Steve Pavlina Source Type: blogs

Join Us for Amplify ’ s First Live Call on March 10
Our first live group call for the new Amplify course on improving your creative flow is this Wednesday, March 10 at 10am Pacific time. So if you’d like to join me live, I encourage you to enroll in the course within the next few hours. This call will include group sharing and abundant Q&A with me. It’s a great opportunity to amp up your creative motivation and inspiration. You’ll get to hear what other people are experiencing as they go through the course, which can help you gain extra tips and insights. If you’re just joining us now, I recommend going through lesson 1.1 before you attend ...
Source: Steve Pavlina's Personal Development Blog - March 10, 2021 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Steve Pavlina Source Type: blogs

Creative Courage
I love the feeling of making a big creative commitment, knowing that I have to lean into trust, rely on my knowledge and skills, and take lots and lots of action to follow through. It reminds me of when I used to go cliff diving on Catalina Island when I was younger, jumping off a large rock into the ocean and hoping I landed the right way. Once the commitment is fully made, there’s this feeling of being all-in. All doubt is shoved aside since there’s no point in entertaining such thoughts after the decision to go forward is made. Post-commitment all of my energy flows in the same direction –...
Source: Steve Pavlina's Personal Development Blog - March 9, 2021 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Steve Pavlina Tags: Abundance Creating Reality Emotions Lifestyle Productivity Source Type: blogs

Amplify Update
Our new creative productivity deep dive course – called Amplify – now has 124 people signed up for it. Actually we’re well past 200 if you include Conscious Growth Club members, many of whom are actively engaging with the course right now. I recorded and published our 9th lesson this morning, which is about inviting the flow of money as part of your creative flow. Here’s a screen shot of the current Amplify member portal, so you can get a sense of some of the topics we’re covering. The course will have several modules, the first of which is called “The Frame Game.” In this mo...
Source: Steve Pavlina's Personal Development Blog - March 7, 2021 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Steve Pavlina Source Type: blogs

Being Appreciated as a Creator
If you’re a creative artist, how important is it for your work to be appreciated by the people you serve? I’d say that it’s pretty important to be appreciated as an artist. This isn’t about needing validation from other people. This is about serving people who will receive your work with gratitude. If you are appreciated, it’s probably because you’re providing something of value to people, something that resonates with them and that they care about. You’ve earned that appreciation. I don’t think this needs to be your main reason for creating art, but it’s healthy ...
Source: Steve Pavlina's Personal Development Blog - March 6, 2021 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Steve Pavlina Tags: Abundance Lifestyle Productivity Source Type: blogs

A Great Start for the New Amplify Course
We’re off to a great start with the new Amplify course on creative productivity. I added some new lessons this week, so there are now 7 lessons published in the portal. I intend to add one lesson per day on average going forward, so if you start now and do one lesson per day, the course should always stay at least a few lessons ahead of you. I’ve been getting some delightful feedback on the early lessons, with one person sharing that he already got his money’s worth after just the first two lessons. It’s been very nice to read the enthusiastic emails from people who are starting this new creative...
Source: Steve Pavlina's Personal Development Blog - March 5, 2021 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Steve Pavlina Source Type: blogs

Amplify Course Is Now Open for Enrollment
Our new Amplify deep dive course on creative productivity has launched. I invite you to join if you’re interested in improving your creative flow. You can watch the invitation video to learn about the course here: Amplify Course The main purpose of Amplify is to help you make major improvements to your creative flow and creative output. There are 5 core transformations that we’ll be working on together: Overcome creative anxiety, so creative work becomes light-hearted, free-flowing playImprove creative consistency, so you can reliably finish your creative projectsAttract an aligned audience that apprec...
Source: Steve Pavlina's Personal Development Blog - March 3, 2021 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Steve Pavlina Tags: Abundance Announcements Lifestyle Productivity contribution creative flow creative output creative projects creativity play Source Type: blogs

Amplify Invitation Video
I added an invitation video for the new Amplify creative productivity deep dive course, which is now open for enrollment. I really like how the video turned out – I think it gives a great overview of what we’ll be working on together, and it will surely help you decide if you’re a match for Amplify. You’ll also find Amplify listed on the Courses page and on the Courses menu on this website. Remember that this course is being co-created as we go, so it’s launching with the first 4 lessons now, and I’ll continue creating and publishing more lessons each week as we build it out in ...
Source: Steve Pavlina's Personal Development Blog - March 2, 2021 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Steve Pavlina Source Type: blogs

Amplify Is Now Open
The new Amplify course on creative productivity is now open for you to join. If you enroll in the course by March 12, you’ll save $200. Check out the Amplify page to learn more about the course, and feel free to join us when you’re ready. Some people have already finished the first lesson. On Tuesday I’ll share an invitation video with even more details about the course. (Source: Steve Pavlina's Personal Development Blog)
Source: Steve Pavlina's Personal Development Blog - March 2, 2021 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Steve Pavlina Source Type: blogs

Amplify Is Launching Soon
We’re very close to launching the new Amplify course on creative productivity. It’s already available to Conscious Growth Club members as of today (Sunday, February 28), and I plan to open it up to everyone else to join within the next 24 hours. There are 4 lessons in the portal to start, and I’ll be adding more lessons on Wednesday. My goal is to have the first 31 lessons published by March 31. As with our previous courses, we’ll be co-creating the lessons as we go based on the flow of inspiration and feedback. This will be a substantial new course. I anticipate recording at least 60 lessons ...
Source: Steve Pavlina's Personal Development Blog - March 1, 2021 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Steve Pavlina Source Type: blogs

The 5 Major Transformations Creative People Want
Here’s an update on the new Amplify course on creative productivity that will be launching by the end of the month. I figured out the major transformations we’ll be working on together, so in this post I’ll share those with you. First off, I appreciate all the generous feedback that people sent in response to the February 3rd email to my email list. I asked about people’s creative struggles, dreams, and desires regarding their creative flow, and the responses were super insightful. I actually cried a few times while reading some of the emails. I felt honored by the authenticity and depth that ...
Source: Steve Pavlina's Personal Development Blog - February 14, 2021 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Steve Pavlina Tags: Abundance Lifestyle Productivity Source Type: blogs

New Productivity Interview: Your Relationship With Your Work
Here’s a new podcast interview I did with Peter Akkies from How They Get Stuff Done, which shares some unique insights about how to be more productive. Instead of the usual low-level hacks, this interview focuses on improving your core relationships with your work and projects. A natural productive flow becomes easier and more consistent when problems in these relationships are identified and solved. We also talked about successfully completing 30-day and 365-day challenges to gain new skills and perspectives as well as several other productivity-related subtopics. Listen to the Interview Enjoy! (Source: ...
Source: Steve Pavlina's Personal Development Blog - January 28, 2021 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Steve Pavlina Source Type: blogs

Driven by Curiosity
People often ask me what drives me. While there can be many motivations for taking action, I’d say that one of my biggest drivers is curiosity. I love to learn, and I find it most valuable to learn through hands-on direct experience. In my early years of exploring personal development, I did a combination of reading books and doing experiments on my own. I almost always found direct experimentation to be a better investment. Books were mostly good for stimulating further experimentation. It was rare that I found good ideas from books that I could apply as-is. Most ideas I picked up from books were misaligned, and ...
Source: Steve Pavlina's Personal Development Blog - January 27, 2021 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Steve Pavlina Tags: Creating Reality Lifestyle Productivity Source Type: blogs

Speed Upgrades
You may have noticed that pages on StevePavlina.com are loading faster than before. That’s because I switched to a different web host yesterday. This site was previously hosted on Siteground since 2016. I was happy with Siteground in the beginning, but I feel they’ve been going downhill for the past year or so, and there’s been a lot of talk about them in the web hosting circles to confirm this. They were good while they lasted, but I’d rather jump ship before Siteground gets any worse. There are too many signs and confirmations that they’ve been reducing the quality of their service and su...
Source: Steve Pavlina's Personal Development Blog - January 18, 2021 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Steve Pavlina Source Type: blogs

Going Facebook-Free for 2021
This week I closed my Facebook page and profile and deleted the app, so I’m no longer on Facebook. I’m looking forward to a Facebook-free year. I had left the service before but rejoined about 4 years ago to participate in a paid one-year coaching program, which led to more paid programs that involved Facebook groups. The last of those ended in December, so this seems like a good time to return to being Facebook-free. I’m not intending to be active on any social media this year. If you want to connect socially, I’m active every day inside Conscious Growth Club, which will open for new membe...
Source: Steve Pavlina's Personal Development Blog - January 8, 2021 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Steve Pavlina Source Type: blogs

Going Facebook-Free for 2021
This week I closed my Facebook page and profile and deleted the app, so I’m no longer on Facebook. I’m looking forward to a Facebook-free year. I had left the service before but rejoined about 4 years ago to participate in a paid one-year coaching program, which led to more paid programs that involved Facebook groups. The last of those ended in December, so this seems like a good time to return to being Facebook-free. I’m not intending to be active on any social media this year. If you want to connect socially, I’m active every day inside Conscious Growth Club, which will open for new membe...
Source: Steve Pavlina's Personal Development Blog - January 8, 2021 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Steve Pavlina Source Type: blogs

Benefits of Eating Raw
It’s wonderful to be on Day 7 of my year of eating raw. I think I’m past the initial detox phase, and I’m flowing nicely into the beneficial part of this experience. It really has been super easy to reload these habits – not really a challenge, just a different way of experiencing life. As part of my prep for this year, I reviewed some old blog posts and journal entries from my previous raw foodism times, so I could recall the benefits I documented. Then I compiled them into a big list. I’ll share that here, so you can get an idea of what motivates me to be a raw foodist this year. It&rsquo...
Source: Steve Pavlina's Personal Development Blog - January 8, 2021 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Steve Pavlina Tags: Abundance Emotions Health Lifestyle Source Type: blogs

Benefits of Eating Raw
It’s wonderful to be on Day 7 of my year of eating raw. I think I’m past the initial detox phase, and I’m flowing nicely into the beneficial part of this experience. It really has been super easy to reload these habits – not really a challenge, just a different way of experiencing life. As part of my prep for this year, I reviewed some old blog posts and journal entries from my previous raw foodism times, so I could recall the benefits I documented. Then I compiled them into a big list. I’ll share that here, so you can get an idea of what motivates me to be a raw foodist this year. It&rsquo...
Source: Steve Pavlina's Personal Development Blog - January 8, 2021 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Steve Pavlina Tags: Abundance Emotions Health Lifestyle Source Type: blogs

Beginning a Year of Raw Foods
For the first time ever, I’m doing back-to-back one-year challenges. Yesterday I completed my one-year daily blogging challenge (and wrote a retrospective of the experience on the final day). Today I’m rolling into Day 1 of an entirely different kind of challenge, which is to be a raw foodist for the 2021 year. While 30-day challenges can be good for building self-discipline, I don’t normally think of one-year challenges like that. The framing tends to be different. There may be some discipline involved for the first few weeks to get into a good rhythm, but once you’ve established the new habits,...
Source: Steve Pavlina's Personal Development Blog - January 1, 2021 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Steve Pavlina Tags: Health Lifestyle Source Type: blogs

Beginning a Year of Raw Foods
For the first time ever, I’m doing back-to-back one-year challenges. Yesterday I completed my one-year daily blogging challenge (and wrote a retrospective of the experience on the final day). Today I’m rolling into Day 1 of an entirely different kind of challenge, which is to be a raw foodist for the 2021 year. While 30-day challenges can be good for building self-discipline, I don’t normally think of one-year challenges like that. The framing tends to be different. There may be some discipline involved for the first few weeks to get into a good rhythm, but once you’ve established the new habits,...
Source: Steve Pavlina's Personal Development Blog - January 1, 2021 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Steve Pavlina Tags: Health Lifestyle Source Type: blogs

One Year of Daily Blogging: Lessons and Insights
Today officially concludes my one-year daily blogging challenge that I committed to a little over a year ago. I started on December 24, 2019 and have published a new blog post or video every day since them. So that’s 374 days in a row if you include today’s post. As you can verify from the blog archives, I successfully completed the challenge. I’ve been blogging every year since I started in 2004, but this is the first year that I’ve published something new every single day. This was an interesting experience, so I’ll share some thoughts about what it was like, some of which might surpri...
Source: Steve Pavlina's Personal Development Blog - December 31, 2020 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Steve Pavlina Tags: Productivity Source Type: blogs

One Year of Daily Blogging: Lessons and Insights
Today officially concludes my one-year daily blogging challenge that I committed to a little over a year ago. I started on December 24, 2019 and have published a new blog post or video every day since them. So that’s 374 days in a row if you include today’s post. As you can verify from the blog archives, I successfully completed the challenge. I’ve been blogging every year since I started in 2004, but this is the first year that I’ve published something new every single day. This was an interesting experience, so I’ll share some thoughts about what it was like, some of which might surpri...
Source: Steve Pavlina's Personal Development Blog - December 31, 2020 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Steve Pavlina Tags: Productivity Source Type: blogs

Relational Goals
A nice way to identify goals, especially for the New Year, is to clarify how you’d like to upgrade your relationships with different aspects of life. Then identify and commit to action-based goals that you expect would improve these relationships. For example, you have a relationship with: moneyyour bodyeach key person in your lifeyour workyour habitsyour daily routineyour exercise routineyour dietsleepliferealityyour skillsyour emotionsyour past selfyour future selfyour websiteyour homeyour workspaceyour lifestyle You could start by rating each of these relationships on a scale of 1-10. Which of your most i...
Source: Steve Pavlina's Personal Development Blog - December 31, 2020 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Steve Pavlina Tags: Abundance Lifestyle Relationships Source Type: blogs