Dealing with Irrational People

How do you deal with irrational people in your life? Do they frustrate you? Do you feel a strong need to make such people see reason? Have you been successful with this approach? Of course we all have some rational and irrational aspects, so labeling another person as all-around irrational may be a bit of…

Promoting a Live Event: Convincing vs. Inviting

It probably won’t surprise you that I’ve received some emails from people who say they’d like to attend an upcoming workshop but that it would be a financial challenge to make it happen. Some people have pointed out the irony of not being able to afford the Conscious Abundance Workshop. My response is normally just…

How to Tip From Scarcity to Abundance

You must be shapeless, formless, like water. When you pour water in a cup, it becomes the cup. When you pour water in a bottle, it becomes the bottle. When you pour water in a teapot, it becomes the teapot. Water can drip and it can crash. Become like water, my friend. ― Bruce Lee…

How to Bypass Resistance

You may have heard this quote from German philosopher Arthur Schopenhauer: All truth passes through three stages. First, it is ridiculed. Second, it is violently opposed. Third, it is accepted as being self-evident. Here’s a variation on this idea that we can use for personal growth transitions: All growth passes through three stages. First, you’ll…

Habits and Practices in Your 20s

Your 20s are a powerful decade of your life. During this time you sculpt many of the habits and practices you’ll probably maintain throughout your 30s, 40s, and beyond. However, many 20-somethings don’t give much thought to how their decisions and actions during this decade will ultimately create their future identity. They expect they’ll be…

New 2016 Workshops – Registration Open

I’m delighted to announce that registration is now open for all of our 2016 workshops. We’re doing four workshops this year, and the topics are abundance, mental development, lifestyle design, and entrepreneurship. See the Events page (or keep reading) for a quick overview of each workshop. Conscious Abundance Workshop July 29 – 31, 2016 This…

Having Fun in the Pit of Despair

Many spiritual teachers advocate the principle of detachment, which means being unattached to outcomes. The reasoning is that attachment to outcomes creates unnecessary suffering. Life is full of surprises, and if you become overly attached to specific outcomes, you’re likely to create extra stress, frustration, worry, and disappointment for yourself. So why bother with this…

Building a Powerful Gut Instinct

Human logic is incredibly limited. Even our best logic is layered upon emotional biases and instinctual behaviors. Logic doesn’t care if we learn and grow. Logic doesn’t care if we’re happy or miserable. Logic doesn’t care if we live or die. Fortunately, logic is only one tool for making decisions. Our bodies have many more…

Redesigning StevePavlina.com – Part 9

This is part 9 of the 9-part series on Redesigning StevePavlina.com. Convergence Getting the website from beginning to launch took a lot of patience. From late October 2015 through the final launch on April 1st, 2016, I often felt that I could wrap up and launch the site within a week if I wanted to.…

Redesigning StevePavlina.com – Part 8

This is part 8 of the 9-part series on Redesigning StevePavlina.com. Monetization When monetizing a website, it’s common to think in terms of a sales funnel, an analogy I find dehumanizing and prefer to avoid. I understand that this model can be effective at generating sales. But treating people as inputs to a funnel doesn’t…