Archive for July 2006

Discussion Forums Coming Soon

In the weeks ahead, I’ll be doing a number of site upgrades. Some of these will be minor features which you may not even notice, but the biggest planned addition will be discussion forums. I’ve received many requests for this feature. I’m planning to use VBulletin, which is the best forum software I’ve used as…

Recovery Continued

I received a response from Dave regarding the previous Recovery article. I asked him if I could share it here, since I think you might find his outlook inspiring. If you haven’t read the original post, Dave (not his real name) is a man who is mentally and emotionally recovering after accidentally killing a 72-year…

Recovery

Last week a reader — let’s call him Dave — told me he accidentally killed someone. Dave was driving his car and hit a 72-year old man riding a bicycle. Dave did his best to get help, but the man died anyway. The accident wasn’t Dave’s fault. The man on the bicycle was drunk. Dave…

Motivation for Smart People (Sans Chest Pounding)

Do you ever feel there’s a greater being inside of you just bursting to get out? You can feel its presence sometimes, can’t you? It’s the voice that encourages you to really make something of your life. When you act congruently with that voice, it’s like you’re a whole new person. You feel like a…

10 Myths About Self-Employment

My article 10 Reasons You Should Never Get a Job has quickly become very popular, so I figured it would be nice to write something about the realities of self-employment as well. Since there are so many myths about self-employment (especially among lifelong employees), a good place to start would be to dispel some of…

10 Reasons You Should Never Get a Job

Just for fun I recently asked Erin, “Now that the kids are in summer school, don’t you think it’s about time you went out and got yourself a job? I hate seeing you wallow in unemployment for so long.” She smiled and said, “Wow. I have been unemployed a really long time. That’s weird… I…

14 Reasons to Become More Conscious

What are the actual benefits of becoming more conscious? Why would anyone care to do this? And what the heck does it even mean to raise your consciousness anyway? While raising your consciousness can certainly enhance your spiritual development, this isn’t really a spiritual issue at its core. It’s really about hardcore mental development. What…

Ask Steve – Closing Comments

Thanks to everyone who participated in the Ask Steve series, which I’m now officially concluding. I received far more questions than I could possibly answer, but I’ll save the unused ones and add them to my general ideas list for future articles. I received lots of positive feedback from people about this series, so I…

Ask Steve – Keeping Up With Accelerating Change

Today it seems like the rate of change in the world is increasing exponentially, with monumental developments in business, technology, and the social environment happening daily. How can an individual continue to grow and develop in a world that is moving so quickly? My personal answer to this question was to center my life around…

Ask Steve – Recommended Reading

Could you recommend some of your all-time favorite books? Sure. Since the early 90s I’ve been reading about a book a week, so that adds up to quite a few books. I’ll scan my office bookshelves to recall which ones had a meaningful impact on me after I read them. Here are some of my…