Conscious Life Workshop $100 Discount Ends September 14th

This is a reminder that the early bird discount for the upcoming Conscious Life Workshop ends on September 14, 2016. So if you want to sign up for the workshop and save $100, please sign up for it by this coming Wednesday. CLW is an improved version of our hugely popular 3-day workshop from 2014,…

Water Fasting Summary

I completed my water fast yesterday. I fasted for 17 days and 3 hours, which is longer than I’ve ever fasted before. This post is a summary of the experience, building upon what I shared on Day 6 of the fast. Motivation This isn’t the same world people lived in 100 years ago. The unfortunate…

Getting Started with a Lifestyle Transition

Here’s a mock conversation about getting started with a lifestyle transition, one that models many conversations I’ve had in the past. Friend: I really don’t like my job. Steve: Why not? Friend: The environment sucks, I don’t feel like my work actually matters, and I don’t feel connected with my coworkers. I feel empty when…

The Hidden Saboteurs of Lifestyle Design

Conscious lifestyle design sounds wonderful in principle. It involves creating a lifestyle that you love and a sustainable income source to fund it. But what many people don’t realize is just how many hidden traps there beneath the surface that can easily sabotage your transition. Let’s cover some of them. Routine If you’re transitioning from…

Reviewing Old Journal Entries

While doing my water fast this past week (today is day 8), I spent many hours rereading some of my old journal entries from the 1990s. I’ve been journaling for many years, but I rarely go back and review what I’ve written. For some reason I just had the intuitive feeling that I should do…

Water Fasting Trial

I’m currently doing a water fasting experiment, mainly to see what effect it has on mental clarity and detox. The biggest motivator for me is probably curiosity. Today I’m starting Day 6, so I’ve gone 5 days with no food so far. The first 3-4 days were tough, but it’s getting easier. I tried water…

Controlling Your Own Schedule

Sometimes people use their job as their blanket excuse for not being in control of their schedule. “Oh… I can’t because I have a job,” is the main reason people give for not being able to do 30-day trials, experience extended travel, and do immersive deep dives. However, during periods without a job, these same…

Caring for Your Mind

The quality of your mind determines the quality of your life. If your thinking is foggy, unfocused, circular, or random, your results will reflect that. If your mind is sharp, focused, and clear, your results will reflect that too. If you care about having a good life, then care about cultivating a strong mind since…

Upgrading Your Mind

For the upcoming Conscious Mind Workshop, the purpose is to significantly improve the way you manage your mind, so you can turn your mind into a more power ally on your path of growth. What does this mean? Why does it matter? What will it do for us? In this article I’ll share some of…

Patterns of Success

People usually succeed in the long run. This is the pattern I see in my long-term readers. They may take a while to get moving on their goals at first. They may endure some false starts and setbacks. They may procrastinate now and then. But if a goal is important to them, such as creating…