About Steve Pavlina
Steve Pavlina is widely recognized as one of the most successful personal development bloggers on the Internet, with his work attracting more than 100 million visits to his website, StevePavlina.com. He has written more than 1300 articles and recorded many audio programs on a broad range of self-help topics, including productivity, relationships, and spirituality. Steve has been quoted as an expert by the New York Times, USA Today, U.S. News & World Report, the Los Angeles Daily News, Self Magazine, The Guardian, and countless other publications. He's also a frequent guest on popular podcasts and radio shows.
Steve's book Personal Development for Smart People was published by Hay House in 2008 and has been translated into a dozen different languages. The book hit the Amazon bestseller list three months before it was actually released, just from the pre-orders.
Steve's passionate pursuit of personal growth began while sitting in a jail cell. Arrested for felony grand theft at age 19 and expelled from school, the full weight of responsibility for his life came crashing down upon him. In an attempt to overcome his out-of-control kleptomania addiction, he decided the best course of action was to go to work on himself.
Since then Steve has become one of the most intensely growth-oriented individuals you'll ever know. While studying time management techniques, he earned college degrees in computer science and mathematics in only three semesters. In later years he founded a successful software company, developed award-winning computer games, ran the Los Angeles Marathon, trained in martial arts, and adopted a vegan diet.
Steve has a reputation for conducting unusual growth experiments, such as his polyphasic sleep trial, during which he slept only two hours per day for five and a half months, publicly documenting his results each step of the way.
By giving away his best ideas for free, Steve created one of the most popular personal development websites in the world without spending a dime on marketing or promotion. In 2010 he took the extra step of uncopyrighting his articles, podcasts, and videos and donating them to the public domain. Consequently, many people have republished Steve's work in different forms, translated his work into other languages, compiled his work into dozens of new books, and incorporated his work into their training programs.
Steve currently lives in Las Vegas and travels often.
Steve's purpose in life is:
to live consciously and courageously;
to enjoy, increase, and share peace, energy, passion, and abundance;
to resonate with love and compassion;
to awaken the great spirits within all of us;
and to fully embrace this present moment.