Archive for September 2005

Miscellaneous Updates

No podcast this week – I was going to do a podcast today, but I opted not to do one this week so I could try something a bit different. On Monday I’ll be giving a 15-20 minute speech based on the same material I would have used for today’s podcast, so I’m going to…

Motivational Seminar Recap

I had a great time at the motivational seminar yesterday. While I can’t share a full day’s worth of information in a single blog entry, I’ll share some of the highlights and the things I learned. The seminar took place in the Mandalay Bay Events Center, a gigantic indoor stadium with a raised speaking platform…

Professional Speaking

As you may already know, over the past year and a half, I’ve been working hard to build my speaking skills to a professional level. I’ve also been creating a mountainous volume of original content on personal development, much of which you can access for free via this web site. Based on the feedback I’ve…

Motivational Seminar

Tomorrow I’m going with some friends to a Get Motivated motivational seminar at the Mandalay Bay hotel here in Las Vegas. Speakers include Zig Ziglar, Steve Forbes, Peter Lowe, Tom Hopkins, Michael Powell, Joe Montana, and Rudy Giuliani. I’m especially looking forward to seeing Zig Ziglar speak. I’ve heard his audio programs and read his…

Trial and Error, Ego and Awareness

One of the most tried and true methods for problem solving is the trial and error method. Despite its lack of sophistication, sometimes it’s the most efficient choice, especially because it can succeed where other methods fail. With trial and error, you’re always guaranteed a learning experience, and you’ll often identify multiple solutions as you…

Visualization-Meditation Exercise: Go To Your Room

This is a guest post from Erin. It’s a visualization / meditation exercise for communicating with your subconscious mind (or your higher self, spiritual guides, a higher power, etc.). Feel free to adapt the paradigm she uses to fit into your current belief system. She taught me this about 11 years ago, and I’ve been…

StevePavlina.com Podcast #003 – Consulting Your Intuition

This podcast will teach you two different methods for accessing your intuition and communicating with your subconscious mind. You’ll also learn how you can apply these skills to help you achieve your goals and overcome resistance. Consulting Your Intuition 21:23 • Download   I’ve been experimenting with different methods of creating these podcasts in terms…

Overwhelming Force

When you want to make a change in your life, especially a big one, you’ll typically meet resistance along the way. An effective strategy for rendering such resistance powerless is the strategy of overwhelming force. This is a military strategy of course, but we can co-opt it for our own personal development as well. Instead…

Calming Someone Down

I just read a great article from Creating Passionate Users called The Worst Way to Calm Someone Down. The three images that begin the article made me laugh because I see myself in them. When people around me are upset, it’s so hard for me to resist the temptation to say, “Relax! Calm yourself down.”…

StevePavlina.com Podcast #002 – Truth and Awareness

This podcast explores the topic of moving beyond denial and ignorance to face and accept the truth in your life, including two different methods for how to accomplish that. Truth and Awareness 19:49 • Download   Here’s the list of the different areas of your life referenced in the podcast: Work Financial Relationship Home &…