Archive for October 2007

How to Wake Up Feeling Totally Alert

Your alarm goes off at 5am, and you immediately get out of bed without a second thought. As you orient yourself to the waking world, you can barely detect any lingering grogginess, even if you look for it. You stand up and stretch, feeling totally alert, fully conscious, and eager to start your day. The…

Back in Vegas

Erin and I are back in Las Vegas after a wonderful week in New York City. We’ll write a full review of the trip and share some photos later this week. Saturday’s Manhattan meet-up went very well with 40-50 people attending. We had a lot more RSVPs than that, but I’m sure we lost some…

Proof

A forum member recently shared the Carl Sagan quote, “Extraordinary claims require extraordinary evidence.” Sagan is credited with popularizing that slight rephrasing of an older quote by Marcello Truzzi: “Extraordinary claims require extraordinary proof.” These quotes assume an objective universe, which is a rather biased way of looking at reality — and not particularly accurate.…

New York City Meet-up Details

Good news — Erin and I secured a location for our New York City meet-up. However, in order to get the space we had to go for a morning meet-up instead of an afternoon meet-up. The location is a dance rehearsal studio on 54th St between 8th Ave and Broadway in Midtown. It’s just a…

New York City Meet-up Update

Erin and I are in our hotel room in Midtown Manhattan. We’ve only been in the city about 30 hours so far, but it’s been a fun trip. More on that later… Right now we’re having some challenges with the NYC meet-up we planned to do on Saturday, October 20. For those who are interested…

Reality and Perception

Our shared physical reality is the most common state of reality we experience, but it certainly isn’t the only one. Our nighttime dreams are another state, as are astral experiences, near-death experiences, and out-of-body experiences. I regard these different levels of reality as being at different frequencies or energy levels. It’s like tuning into different…

Humor Speech

Recently I competed in Toastmasters International’s annual humor speech contest. I wrote and delivered a speech titled “39-1/2 Winks,” which was based on my polyphasic sleep experiment. The Toastmasters humor speech contest has 4 levels: club, area, division, and district. I won at the club level but lost the area contest. Technically I came in…

Paraliminals Discount

Learning Strategies is once again offering the Paraliminals discount for StevePavlina.com readers. I have the complete Ultimate You Library, and I continue to use them regularly. I loaded them all onto an iPod, so it’s very convenient to access the collection. My favorite Paraliminals right now are Belief, Talking to Win, Peak Performance, and Deep…

PhotoReading Walkthrough

The PhotoReading process has several different steps — if you do it correctly — so I thought I’d share how I applied some of those steps to a book I recently PhotoRead. I PhotoRead the book Life on Purpose before posting a review of it here a few weeks ago. I think it took me…

Three-Year Anniversary

Today is StevePavlina.com’s three-year anniversary. What an amazing journey this has been — and a heck of a lot of typing! One thing that’s been happening more frequently over the past year is that my friends and family members are bumping into my work via other sources. For example, a friend will tell me that…