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

Steve Pavlina Instagram
Around 10 days ago I created a new Steve Pavlina Instagram account, so if you use Instagram, I welcome you to follow me there (@steve.pavlina). Presently I have 344 followers there with more jumping in each day. Why Instagram? I like to experiment of course, so it’s partly for that reason. While I got tired of social media in the past and dropped most accounts years ago (even those with sizable followings), I’ve never had an Instagram account before, and many people have been telling me that they like it as a unique way of connecting. Shortly after I joined, I shared the pic below to invite people to share thei...
Source: Steve Pavlina's Personal Development Blog - November 13, 2018 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Steve Pavlina Tags: Abundance Announcements Source Type: blogs

Subjective Reality and Politics
Media sources have plenty to say about the political climate these days. But what’s the Subjective Reality angle on political events? If you look at this reality through the lens of a dream world or a simulator, what does that say about what’s happening politically right now? I’ll give you some pointers and share my own interpretations, but since the SR angle is relative, what you gain from this exercise may be very different than what I gain from it. So please ask these questions from your own perspective, and don’t give too much weight to mine here. You’ll usually run into trouble with SR wh...
Source: Steve Pavlina's Personal Development Blog - November 4, 2018 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Steve Pavlina Tags: Creating Reality Source Type: blogs

Follow Me on Instagram
As a bit of an experiment, I created a Steve Pavlina Instagram (@steve.pavlina) account today, so you can now follow me there if you’d like. I’ve never used Instagram before, so I’m not sure what I’ll do with it yet, but I’ll test it out for a bit and see if makes sense as another outlet for sharing value and connecting with growth-oriented people. I was a bit soured on social media for many years, so I’m cautiously dipping my toes back into it, partly because I’m learning to delegate better this year, so I won’t be solely managing such accounts myself. The post Follow Me on ...
Source: Steve Pavlina's Personal Development Blog - November 2, 2018 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Steve Pavlina Source Type: blogs

Charity Water
One charity I like supporting is Charity Water because 100% of my donations go directly towards water projects, mostly in Africa. They cover all of their admin costs through other sources like institutional donors. I’ve been doing automatic monthly donations to them since last year, and I get occasional emails about the new water projects they’re doing. They’ve already funded almost 30,000 water projects to help more than 8 million people. While there are many controversial charities, helping people get access to clean drinking water seems like an easy one to support. More than 660 million people still do...
Source: Steve Pavlina's Personal Development Blog - October 29, 2018 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Steve Pavlina Source Type: blogs

Veganism Is About Power, Not Animals
Having been a consumer of animal products and a non-consumer for more than 20 years on each path, I’ve experienced both paths from the inside for significant lengths of time. I think it’s easier to make the choice by comparing each perspective experientially. I went vegan by deciding to try it for a month to see what it was like. I like encouraging people to try different lifestyle experiments in a similar fashion. Choose from a place of knowing, not from a place of ignorance. As long as you remain on the outside looking in, you never really understand a particular lifestyle path. You can’t predict who yo...
Source: Steve Pavlina's Personal Development Blog - October 20, 2018 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Steve Pavlina Tags: Lifestyle Values Source Type: blogs

Deep Abundance Integration Summary Guide Released
Earlier this month we added the new 62-page Summary Guide to the popular Deep Abundance Integration course, so all course participants can download it now or read it online. You’ll find it on the Gifts page in the DAI member portal. This is included at no extra charge for DAI course members. The summary guide is meant to serve as a convenient refresher of the main ideas, exercises, and practices. It can also help you identify which lessons you may want to watch or listen to again. The guide condenses each lesson down to 2 pages of text for easy review. I actually re-watched all of the videos to create this guide. I s...
Source: Steve Pavlina's Personal Development Blog - October 17, 2018 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Steve Pavlina Source Type: blogs

DAI Course – Public Feedback From Alumni
This is a continuation of yesterday’s post on the impact and results of the recently created Deep Abundance Integration course, which was designed to help people shift from scarcity to abundance in many areas of life. In the previous post, I shared some feedback in summary form as well as charts and graphs of people’s ratings. In this post I’ll share the direct words from course alumni who offered to share some public feedback about the experience. My exact wording of the invite was: If you’re willing to share any thoughts, results, or feedback that we can post publicly (especially to help others de...
Source: Steve Pavlina's Personal Development Blog - October 16, 2018 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Steve Pavlina Tags: Abundance Creating Reality Source Type: blogs

DAI Course – Impact and Results
The objective / subjective contrast The spontaneity and not knowing what’s next kept things exciting The idea of trusting reality, even if we can’t know its true nature Just listening to you share your thoughts and ideas The great examples The many perspectives and different ways of looking at abundance The 4 levels with the relationship with the universe being the most important The idea of living an entertaining life Feeling I have permission to live more as myself Releasing a lot of attachments I had The practical applications Touching on so many different topics and connecting the dots The concept of heart-...
Source: Steve Pavlina's Personal Development Blog - October 16, 2018 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Steve Pavlina Tags: Abundance Creating Reality Source Type: blogs

Podcast Shares Insights from Deep Abundance Integration
Harriet Morris shares some key lessons from the recent Deep Abundance Integration course in an 18-minute podcast episode she recorded. Whether or not you’ve completed the DAI course, I think you’ll enjoy listening to her highlights. To date 789 people have now enrolled in the course, and most have actually finished all 30 lessons. The post Podcast Shares Insights from Deep Abundance Integration appeared first on Steve Pavlina. (Source: Steve Pavlina's Personal Development Blog)
Source: Steve Pavlina's Personal Development Blog - September 26, 2018 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Steve Pavlina Source Type: blogs

Our Next Deep Dive (Not for Muggles)
Even before Deep Abundance Integration finished on August 30th, people were already asking about the next deep dive and suggesting topics for it. I also asked about this in the closing survey for those who took the course. The feedback on the DAI course was super positive, and there were lots of suggestions for future deep dives, but there was a clear winner that was suggested more than any other topic, and that was Subjective Reality. This is the perspective that we could be living in a simulator or a dream world. This didn’t surprise me too much. We integrated the subjective perspective into the DAI course quite a ...
Source: Steve Pavlina's Personal Development Blog - September 13, 2018 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Steve Pavlina Tags: Announcements Creating Reality Source Type: blogs

Free Online Launch Training with Jeff Walker Live
If you’d like to learn how to do successful online launches (such as for your book, online course, coaching, or anything else you might sell online), I encourage you to take Jeff Walker’s free online launch training that starts on Thursday, September 13. Jeff is the creator of Product Launch Formula, and he’s been teaching people how to do successful online launches since 2005. I’ve personally met people in Jeff’s community who’ve done 7-figure online launches (i.e. earning more than $1 million online in about a week). A little over a month ago, I launched the Deep Abundance Appreciation...
Source: Steve Pavlina's Personal Development Blog - September 13, 2018 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Steve Pavlina Source Type: blogs

Scaling Your Value
If you want to provide value in ways that scale, you ought to think about scalability when choosing the format for providing your value. Some modes of providing value scale much better than others. The Mindset of Scaling Basically you want to consider these three questions: What is the value I’m providing and to whom? What would it look like for 100 people to receive similar value simultaneously? How can I continue to provide value while I’m sleeping? Let’s begin with the first question. Suppose you’re currently working as a hairstylist. You provide value by cutting and styling people’s hair...
Source: Steve Pavlina's Personal Development Blog - September 4, 2018 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Steve Pavlina Tags: Abundance Productivity Source Type: blogs

Last Chance to Join Us Live for Deep Abundance Integration
Tomorrow (August 30, 2018) will be our last live video session for the new 30-day Deep Abundance Integration course. A huge thank you to the 766 participants from nearly 70 countries who joined us for this amazing deep dive together! The average call duration has been about 73 minutes, and the total amount of video we’ve created for Days 1-29 comes in at 35 hours, 22 minutes, and 46 seconds. This means that the full course will easily surpass 36 hours of material. That’s a huge treasure trove of lifelong reinforcement for your alignment with abundance, covering an incredible range of tools from the objectively ...
Source: Steve Pavlina's Personal Development Blog - August 30, 2018 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Steve Pavlina Source Type: blogs

Creating a Heart-Aligned Offer (and the Results)
Recently I reached a point on my entrepreneurial journey where I felt it was time to start innovating my own unique offers instead of leveraging and applying the formats I’ve learned from other entrepreneurs, speakers, and coaches. Until now the methods I’ve used to create and deliver value and to generate income have largely been based on strategies and formats I learned from others. Here are some formats I’ve used thus far to provide value and/or earn income: Blogging Affiliate programs Advertising networks like Google Adsense Selling ads directly on my website Podcasting Creating YouTube videos Joint ...
Source: Steve Pavlina's Personal Development Blog - August 13, 2018 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Steve Pavlina Tags: Abundance Creating Reality Lifestyle Productivity Values Source Type: blogs

Deep Abundance Integration Remains Open Indefinitely Now
I’ve decided to remove the signup deadline for Deep Abundance Integration, so you’re now free to sign up whenever you want. Here’s why… The original signup deadline was midnight Pacific time last night (July 31st), but I’ve decided to leave the signups open for anyone who still wants to join – indefinitely in fact. So even if someone wants to sign up later this month and join us for the remainder of the live calls while using the recordings to catch up (or just use the recordings only and go at their own pace), they can do so. I’ll even keep it open beyond the 30-day experience, s...
Source: Steve Pavlina's Personal Development Blog - August 1, 2018 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Steve Pavlina Source Type: blogs

568 Signups for Deep Abundance Appreciation
Well that was awesome… our 30-day group abundance deep dive attracted 568 signups since Sunday afternoon. So we’re going to have a nice big group sharing this experience together. The signup window officially closed at midnight Pacific time on July 31st. That deadline was mainly for me because I didn’t want to risk a bunch of last minute signups right before the first live video call starts at 11:11am Pacific time on August 1st. I wanted to allow some time to make sure everyone was able to register successfully for the live calls if they wanted to participate in them. Since I’m about to head to bed...
Source: Steve Pavlina's Personal Development Blog - August 1, 2018 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Steve Pavlina Source Type: blogs

The Root Cause of Scarcity (and the Solution)
As I shared in the Deep Abundance Integration video a few days ago, the root cause of scarcity is a lack of trust. Let’s do a mini deep dive into this topic right here. Let’s see how a lack of trust actually creates stuckness in scarcity situations. Resisting This Reality A common pattern among people who feel stuck in scarcity is a resistance to accepting what they’re currently getting from life. They resist financial pressure, debt, and the scarcity experience in general. They resist their own feelings (like the feeling that it’s time to quit doing soulless work) and lean too much on external auth...
Source: Steve Pavlina's Personal Development Blog - July 31, 2018 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Steve Pavlina Tags: Abundance Creating Reality Source Type: blogs

Deep Abundance Integration Is Now Open
Good news… our 30-day abundance group deep dive for August is now open. I invite you to join us for a really awesome co-creative experience (if you haven’t already done so). Here’s the page with the details: Deep Abundance Integration This page includes a video that I recorded yesterday. I made it easy for you by including all of the key info up front, so you can just watch the first 11 minutes to get those details and then decide if you want to keep watching. I did my best to make the video very genuine, heart-aligned, and down to earth, so I think you’ll like it. If you have time to watch all 68 ...
Source: Steve Pavlina's Personal Development Blog - July 30, 2018 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Steve Pavlina Source Type: blogs

Abundance Deep Dive Update
Here’s an update on the upcoming group deep dive on scarcity and abundance that starts August 1st. Details of the Abundance Deep Dive Our 30-day group deep dive on abundance will happen August 1-30, 2018. I’d love for you to participate, and I think you’ll gain a lot from it. The purpose is to help you shift beyond scarcity and improve your alignment with abundance – in your mindset, your feelings, and your tangible results. Our “deep dive” will consist of daily live video calls with me, approximately 30 minutes each, starting at 11:11am Pacific time for all 30 days, including weekends. ...
Source: Steve Pavlina's Personal Development Blog - July 23, 2018 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Steve Pavlina Tags: Abundance Announcements Source Type: blogs

You Can Now Follow Me on Facebook
My blog posts and news updates are now automatically reposted to my Facebook page, so you can “follow” me there if you’d like to receive my latest updates via Facebook. I just recently enabled this, so presently there are just a handful of people following that page. I used to be super active on Facebook many years ago, maxed out at 5K friends (and with thousands more on a fan page). It was fun for a while, but I wanted to invest more energy in other pursuits, so I quit Facebook years ago (and Twitter as well). In late 2016 I created a fresh Facebook account to access some paid private groups that I belon...
Source: Steve Pavlina's Personal Development Blog - July 13, 2018 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Steve Pavlina Source Type: blogs

My Favorite Password Manager (and 6 Months Free)
How are you doing at managing all of your online logins and passwords? Are you using strong passwords that are at least 12 characters long? Are you careful never to reuse the same passwords for different sites or apps? Is your system easy to manage? Are you easily able to login to sites on different devices? Bad password management puts you at serious risk of being hacked. In fact, there’s an easy website you can use to check if any of your passwords are already known by hackers. Just go to Pwnd Passwords and do a search. If you’re worried if one of your passwords has been compromised, you can find out in secon...
Source: Steve Pavlina's Personal Development Blog - July 6, 2018 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Steve Pavlina Source Type: blogs

Delegation Challenge – Days 14-30
Conclusion This was one of my toughest 30-day experiments in terms of how much mental effort it required of me. Pushing through the limiting beliefs wasn’t easy. In fact – and I say this without trying to exaggerate – I found last year’s 40-day water fasting experiment to be psychologically easier. Fasting was physically more challenging, but it didn’t run me into as many limiting beliefs. I gained a lot from this challenge, and it certainly transformed my thinking about delegation. The way I think about delegation now is much different than it was eight weeks ago before I began this experimen...
Source: Steve Pavlina's Personal Development Blog - July 4, 2018 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Steve Pavlina Tags: Productivity Source Type: blogs

How About Doing a New 30-Day Deep Dive Together?
While flying back from a recent trip, I got the idea of doing something I’ve never done before: leading people through a 30-day deep dive together via daily live video calls. So we’ll pick some aspect of personal growth and then delve into it together for a month. Each day I’ll share some insights, lessons, and tips with you about that topic on a live video call. The calls will also be recorded for anyone who can’t attend live. We can easily do this because we already have the whole tech stack in place thanks to setting it up for Conscious Growth Club last year. It’s the same tech that we use ...
Source: Steve Pavlina's Personal Development Blog - July 2, 2018 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Steve Pavlina Tags: Announcements Source Type: blogs

A Simple Abundance Mini-Challenge
In Conscious Growth Club, some members are embarking upon a 30-day money manifestation challenge for the month of July. I thought it would be fun to share a related mini-challenge here, one that I found helpful in moving from a scarcity mindset to an abundance mindset. This challenge is fairly easy, and it tends to be more beneficial than you might initially expect, so I encourage you to give it a try. When we’re in a scarcity mindset, we tend to freeze up when it comes to spending money. We lean on our limiting beliefs to block us from spending, often with the rationalization that spending is risky or that it will h...
Source: Steve Pavlina's Personal Development Blog - July 1, 2018 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Steve Pavlina Tags: Abundance Source Type: blogs

A Mind Map to Grow Your Business
Today Ryan Eliason is giving away another freebie – a one-page Mind Map that summarizes his best ideas on how to build and grow a profitable, heart-centered business. This is especially relevant for life coaches, business coaches, consultants, counselors, therapists, healers, seminar leaders, online marketers, authors, speakers, activists, artists, musicians, yoga teachers, and anyone who works with clients. You can download the Mind Map here (it’s free for one week): Mind Map Ryan’s coaching specialty is helping people create and build successful businesses that strongly align with their values. If you p...
Source: Steve Pavlina's Personal Development Blog - June 21, 2018 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Steve Pavlina Source Type: blogs

Visionary Entrepreneur Blueprint Workbook
Ryan Eliason is giving away a new freebie today called The Visionary Entrepreneur Blueprint. It’s a PDF workbook that you fill out as you follow along with a video (also free). The workbook and accompanying video will guide you through a simple step by step process to: Create your vision of success Gain clarity about the service you want to provide Overcome myths about time management, so you can be more productive Enjoy your life with the right work-lifestyle balance for you Download it here for free: The Visionary Entrepreneur Blueprint Please note that this PDF will only be available for free for about a week, s...
Source: Steve Pavlina's Personal Development Blog - June 21, 2018 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Steve Pavlina Source Type: blogs

9 Pathways to Abundance Through Service
If you’d like to make faster progress on your journey towards abundance while following your path with a heart, here’s a free resource to help you. My friend Ryan Eliason is about to do his big once-a-year launch of Visionary Business School later this month, and in the days leading up to it, he always gives away many freebies to help people get started on this path. Today Ryan is sharing his 92-page ebook called How to Make a Lucrative Career out of Profound Service. It’s about creating abundance (for yourself and others) through contribution. You can download it now for free. The book is only available ...
Source: Steve Pavlina's Personal Development Blog - June 16, 2018 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Steve Pavlina Source Type: blogs

4 Keys to Launch Your Own Visionary Business
My friend Ryan Eliason will be releasing several freebies this month only (June 2018) to help people who are interested in creating a successful business that creates positive ripples in the world. Today he’s giving away a free PDF called The Revolutionary Entrepreneur Manifesto. This PDF will explain how to launch a business that: generates abundant income for you to thrive allows you to make a huge positive difference gives you the freedom to do what you love I’ve been enjoying such a business for many years, and I have to say that it’s wonderful. Every day I get delightful feedback from people I&rsqu...
Source: Steve Pavlina's Personal Development Blog - June 15, 2018 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Steve Pavlina Source Type: blogs

Loving Your Idiot Zone
The genius zone idea is popular among many friends of mine. The idea is that we should spend more time doing what we do amazingly well, and delegate or eliminate everything else that we can. Imagine being a surgeon with a surgical team who handles everything else for you. They do all of the prep work. Then you come in and do the surgical procedure that only you can do. With respect to your genius zone, you’re the hub, and other people are the spokes. Your team supports you in doing what you do best. This sounds like a pretty good idea in principle, and it apparently works well for some people. I find it rather limiti...
Source: Steve Pavlina's Personal Development Blog - May 29, 2018 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Steve Pavlina Tags: Productivity Source Type: blogs

Delegation Challenge – Days 12-13
The 30-day delegation challenge continues. Here’s another update. Day 12 – Booking Accommodations On the first day of our trip, Rachelle and I booked a night in an AirBnb ourselves. But we were heading to a different city on the second day, and I thought it would be interesting to see if Magic could help us find a place to stay for a couple of nights before we returned to Vegas. I’d never delegated the task of finding a place to stay, so I figured it might take some back and forth. Magic wouldn’t know our likes and dislikes, so I wasn’t sure how this process would unfold. But I figured that th...
Source: Steve Pavlina's Personal Development Blog - May 28, 2018 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Steve Pavlina Tags: Productivity Source Type: blogs

Delegation Challenge – Days 9-11
The 30-day delegation challenge continues. Today is actually Day 14 of the challenge, but I’m breaking this update into smaller chunks because there’s a lot to share, so I’ll just cover Days 9, 10, and 11 in this post. Day 9 – Organization and Conversation I’ve continued to experiment with Magic for outsourcing, and I’m gradually getting used to having a team of virtual assistants available to me 24/7. This is such different way of thinking about tasks and projects, and it’s taking me a while to wrap my head around it. I keep dreaming up new ideas for how I could better leverage th...
Source: Steve Pavlina's Personal Development Blog - May 28, 2018 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Steve Pavlina Tags: Productivity Source Type: blogs

Delegation Challenge – Days 3-8
Here’s an update on the 30-day delegation challenge with today (Monday) being Day 8. Day 3 After building some momentum on the first two days, I decided to take a more introspective day here and spent about 75 minutes journaling about teamwork possibilities. I wrote up a description of what my ideal team would look like, what their values could be, and then what I could discern about a potential hiring process from that. Here are some of the values I listed, copied straight from that journal entry: Caring – This is a biggie. There’s fake caring, and there’s real caring, and we need to be all about ...
Source: Steve Pavlina's Personal Development Blog - May 22, 2018 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Steve Pavlina Tags: Productivity Source Type: blogs

Overcoming Blocks to Delegation
As the 30-day delegation challenge continues, I wanted to share some thoughts on overcoming limiting beliefs related to delegation and outsourcing. Last week I invited others who are doing this challenge with me to share their blocks in this area. What thoughts, beliefs, and attitudes hold us back when it comes to delegating and outsourcing? Here’s a summary of what people shared, paraphrased into one-liners: Fairness / assumptions about other people’s values It’s unfair to make someone else do tasks that I wouldn’t want to do myself. I’d feel bad outsourcing tasks to people in another countr...
Source: Steve Pavlina's Personal Development Blog - May 16, 2018 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Steve Pavlina Tags: Productivity Source Type: blogs

Delegation Challenge – Day 2
The 30-day delegation challenge is well underway now. Today is Day 2. Day 1 – Getting Started My daily commitment is to invest at least one hour on delegation and outsourcing activities. Yesterday I invested a little over two hours, mostly researching services to try. I decided to start with some personal tasks since I figured that would be a good way to ease into this. Here’s what I did on the first day: I showed Rachelle how to use our newest floor cleaning robot that we’ve had for several weeks, so she now knows how to run it whenever she desires. Our kitchen floor has remained a lot cleaner thanks to ...
Source: Steve Pavlina's Personal Development Blog - May 15, 2018 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Steve Pavlina Tags: Productivity Source Type: blogs

30-Day Delegation Challenge
Today I’m kicking off a new 30-day challenge focused on delegation and outsourcing. I’ll be blogging about this experience along the way to share lessons, insights, and mistakes, although not necessarily daily. For 30 days in a row, I’ll work on delegating and outsourcing tasks (both personal and work-related) in some fashion. My specific commitment is to invest at least one hour per day on delegation and outsourcing activities. This could include brainstorming tasks to delegate, defining tasks, working through potential blocks and limiting beliefs, finding people to work with, testing and evaluating outs...
Source: Steve Pavlina's Personal Development Blog - May 14, 2018 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Steve Pavlina Tags: Announcements Productivity Source Type: blogs

10 Surprises About Open Relationships
Having been in an open relationship for more than eight years now, there are some surprises about this journey that I’d like to share, especially for those who’d like some insight into the less obvious parts of this path. Early along this journey, I read several books about open relationships, but reading about other people’s experiences wasn’t as helpful as I’d hoped. The main reason is that people practice open relationships differently, so one person’s lessons and experiences often seem a bit alien even when you think you’re following a similar direction. So in that regard, plea...
Source: Steve Pavlina's Personal Development Blog - May 9, 2018 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Steve Pavlina Tags: Lifestyle Relationships Source Type: blogs

Your Hero ’ s Journey
One pattern I’ve seen among my readers (and especially CGC members) is that we’re all progressing through our own version of the hero’s journey. In our cases this isn’t about vanquishing some personified foe through violent means. It’s an inner journey where we start out living much like everyone else, we soon find ourselves dissatisfied with “normal” life, and we progress through phases of exploration, discovery, conscious creation, and ultimately leadership. Resisting the Journey Just as many reluctant heroes initially resist the journey they’re about to take anyway, we har...
Source: Steve Pavlina's Personal Development Blog - May 7, 2018 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Steve Pavlina Tags: Abundance Values Source Type: blogs

30-Day Delegation Challenge Coming in May
Since this is a skill I very much need to work on, I’m planning to kick off another 30-day challenge next month, most likely starting on Monday, May 14. For 30 days in a row, I’ll work on delegating and outsourcing tasks (both personal and work-related) in some fashion, so I can lean further into team building. This will be a social challenge with other groups involved, including members of Conscious Growth Club. So far about a dozen CGC members have expressed a desire to join the challenge, and at least two dozen non-CGC members said they want to join in as well. The plan is for us to share ideas, actions, and...
Source: Steve Pavlina's Personal Development Blog - April 28, 2018 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Steve Pavlina Source Type: blogs

A New Marriage
My girlfriend Rachelle and I got married on April 3rd. 🙂 We’ve been together for more than 8 years, so you could say we took our time to reach this point. We met at the first Conscious Growth Workshop in 2009 – very briefly – but we didn’t get romantically involved till January 2010, a few months after Erin and I separated. Since Rachelle is from Winnipeg, Canada, we’ve been in a long-distance relationship for all of this time. She’d typically stay with me in Las Vegas for 6 months total out of each year (the legal limit), usually for 2-3 months at a stretch and just on tourist visas....
Source: Steve Pavlina's Personal Development Blog - April 17, 2018 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Steve Pavlina Tags: Lifestyle Relationships Source Type: blogs

Results From 5 Months of Strength Training
After decades of running as my primary form of exercise, I decided to get into weight training last year. My main motivation was curiosity. I wanted to see if I could build my strength consistently if I made an effort to do so. I approached this as another deep dive exploration. It’s been nice to do a deep dive that doesn’t involve depriving myself of food or sleep, in contrast to last year’s 40-day water fasting experience. 🙂 Previous Strength Training Experience The last time I did a significant amount of strength training was around 2003 when I did some group training at a private gym for several mo...
Source: Steve Pavlina's Personal Development Blog - March 29, 2018 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Steve Pavlina Tags: Health Source Type: blogs

Do Orgasms Energize You or Drain You?
Last year a friend sent me a copy of the book Cupid’s Poisoned Arrow: From Habit to Harmony in Sexual Relationships, which is about making love without orgasm. The book goes into detail about the depleting and mentally unbalancing effects of orgasm (whether solo or with a partner) and presents an approach to orgasm-free sex called karezza. The same recommendation is made regardless of gender. I’ve also seen lots of friends (almost exclusively male) work on personal growth challenges related to orgasms, masturbation, and porn addiction. Some have found help from the website Your Brain on Porn. A number have unde...
Source: Steve Pavlina's Personal Development Blog - March 26, 2018 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Steve Pavlina Tags: Relationships Source Type: blogs

EQing Your Life
One thing I love about doing deep dives into different skill sets is that it helps me gain a fresh perspective on other parts of life. Lately I’ve been doing a deep dive into audio editing to improve the quality of the course videos I’m developing, and I wanted to share some insights about how one aspect of audio editing applies to personal growth. If you think about it, balancing your life is a lot like doing EQ (equalization) on audio. The purpose of both is to create a pleasing result. Low-Cut (High Pass) Filter A good way to begin is to apply a low-cut (high pass) filter to remove some of the lower frequen...
Source: Steve Pavlina's Personal Development Blog - February 20, 2018 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Steve Pavlina Tags: Creating Reality Source Type: blogs

Beating Yourself Up
A common mistake for personal growth newbies is to wrap one’s self-esteem into short-term results. This often leads to self-blame and excess worry when results are below expectations. If we use the lenses of truth, love, and power (our fundamental growth principles), we can see why beating yourself up for mistakes and failure is an ineffective approach that doesn’t actually help you grow. The Truth Lens When viewed through the truth lens, we can readily see why beating ourselves up for mistakes will only make things worse. Since all input serves as a form of programming for our brains, it’s predictable th...
Source: Steve Pavlina's Personal Development Blog - February 5, 2018 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Steve Pavlina Tags: Emotions Source Type: blogs

CGC Coaching Call Times Changed to 7am Pacific Time
For 2018 we’ve changed the time of our Conscious Growth Club group video coaching calls from 10am to 7am Pacific time on Thursdays. We’ll be testing this new call time for a month or two, and if it works well, we’ll lock it in for the rest of the year. I’m pretty sure we’ll stick with 7am for the rest of the year though. We have some pretty active members in Asia, so this makes the coaching call times more accessible to those members, basically putting the middle of the night over the Pacific Ocean. It’s also reasonable for most of our members in the Americas and Europe. We did our first...
Source: Steve Pavlina's Personal Development Blog - January 4, 2018 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Steve Pavlina Source Type: blogs

The Rise of Private Communities
For 2017 I invested more than $10K to participate in private online communities (more than $15K if you include the associated travel and related expenses). For 2018 my investment has already exceeded $30K, and I’m looking to bump it to $40-50K within the next several months. In terms of the value I received last year, these have been among the best investments I’ve ever made. My business income doubled from one fiscal year to the next, and the future is looking brighter than ever. If I’d invested these same funds in Bitcoin at the start of the 2017, the returns wouldn’t have been as good. I expect t...
Source: Steve Pavlina's Personal Development Blog - January 2, 2018 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Steve Pavlina Tags: Productivity Relationships discussion forums online communities paid communities private communities Source Type: blogs

The CGC Watercooler (Experimental New Feature)
For our next wild experiment, we opened a 24/7 always-on video chat room in Conscious Growth Club yesterday morning. I’ve been wanting to try something like this for a long time, so our members could pop in, connect, and talk to each other live whenever they want – and without my having to host any calls. I’m calling it the CGC Watercooler just as a placeholder name, but we’re discussing other names like the CGC Lounge, CGC Campfire, or for Harry Potter fans… the Room of Requirement. I love that whenever I want now, I can pop in and chat live with any members that are hanging around our virtu...
Source: Steve Pavlina's Personal Development Blog - December 9, 2017 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Steve Pavlina Source Type: blogs

10 Opt-in Bonuses in 10 Days
In Conscious Growth Club we’re doing a special 10-day creative challenge from Monday, November 27 to Wednesday, December 6. My goal for this particular challenge is to create 10 opt-in bonuses for my website’s email list in the next 10 days. Partly I’m doing this to add better incentives for readers of my blog to opt-in to my mailing list, which makes sense as we build towards our full CGC launch in early 2018. CGC has evolved into my main outlet for helping people these days, and I expect that to continue for the foreseeable future. So improving opt-ins for the email list is a wise choice. It’s a g...
Source: Steve Pavlina's Personal Development Blog - November 27, 2017 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Steve Pavlina Tags: Announcements Productivity Source Type: blogs