Archive for July 2008

Yet Another Raw Food Diet Update

Since I keep getting questions about this, here’s a quick update about my ongoing experiences eating a 100% raw food diet. Mental benefits The raw food diet has been going wonderfully for me. My thinking is clearer than it’s ever been. Several people have commented that I’ve written some of my best articles ever this…

Habit Change Is Like Chess

Changing a habit is like playing a game of chess. In chess there’s an early game, a middle game, and an endgame. The same is true for habit change. Many people try to change their habits by skipping straight to the endgame. They dive in and commit themselves to making the change happen right away.…

Diet and Energy

It wasn’t until this year that I realized that one of the blocks that prevented me from improving my diet was figuring out what to do with the extra energy I’d gain if the change became permanent. For example, when I was going through my 30-day raw food diet trial earlier this year, I had…

The Purpose of Life

Here’s my attempt to write a short post, which for me means staying under 2,000 words. 🙂 Channeling my inner Seth Godin, here we go… What is the purpose of life? The purpose of life is to increase your alignment with truth, love, and power. You are here to: Discover and accept ever deeper truths.…

Tolerance Is Resistance to Love

One of the traps that’s easy to fall into is filling your life with too many incompatibilities — people, places, objects, circumstances, and activities that just don’t mesh with the person you are on the inside. When your external reality is out of sync with your inner self, your inner self will resist it. This…

What If You Have Many Different Interests and Cannot Commit to Any of Them?

If you’re attracted to many different pursuits and can’t commit to any single one of them for your career, college major, or income source, then good for you! Leonardo da Vinci was in the same boat. He’s considered by many to be the greatest genius of all time. The notion that you have to commit…

How to Earn Your First Love Dollar

If you really commit yourself to the idea, can you earn $1 from doing something you love? Very often people who are stuck in the pattern of doing work they dislike will shun simple opportunities to earn small amounts of money doing something they love. They assume that if they could only earn a few…

Personal Development for Smart People Book Cracks Amazon Top 100

Wow! As of this moment, my new book Personal Development for Smart People has cracked the Amazon top 100 bestseller list! It currently has a sales rank of 94. It also sits at #13 in the self-help category, #4 in the personal transformation category, and #5 in the motivational category. The ranks are adjusted hourly,…

Pre-order Personal Development for Smart People

In case you haven’t noticed the links I splattered all over StevePavlina.com during the weekend, my new book Personal Development for Smart People: The Conscious Pursuit of Personal Growth is now available for pre-order. The official release date is October 15, 2008, so we still have about three months to go before it’s publicly available.…