Courage & Fear Category Archive

Conscious Growth Workshop #2 Registration Opens

Tuesday, October 20th, 2009

I’m delighted to announce that we’re now accepting registrations for the second Conscious Growth Workshop, January 15-17, 2010 at the Flamingo Hotel in Las Vegas. In fact, we already received the first registration while I was still editing the workshop pages. The first Conscious Growth Workshop earlier this month was such an unqualified success that […]

You vs. the Cubicle

Tuesday, October 13th, 2009

Ah, the cubicle. The beige cage. The cubicle is the antithesis of doing work you love. Virtually no one pictures a cubicle when they think about doing what they most love. The cubicle is where you end up when you fall out of harmony with what you love. The only way you can be stuck in a […]

Speedhugging: How to Go From Zero to Hugs in Under 60 Seconds

Friday, October 9th, 2009

At the Conscious Growth Workshop last weekend, there were some social courage challenges designed to get people out of their comfort zones. One exercise involved going outside the workshop room and saying something silly to a stranger, such as “Can you tell me what year it is?” or “Which planet is this?” The sharing of […]

Man Transformation – How to Attract and Enjoy a Fulfilling Relationship

Thursday, September 17th, 2009

A few months ago I mentioned in our forums, on Facebook, and on Twitter that I was evaluating several relationship courses from David DeAngelo. If you aren’t familiar with his work, David DeAngelo is the pen-name of Eben Pagan, a man who achieved tremendous success creating and selling various courses (ebooks, DVDs, etc) about dating […]

Your Wealthy Avatar

Friday, June 26th, 2009

There was a recent discussion in our forums about the contrast between playing an online computer game (MMORPG) and, over a period of weeks or months, acquiring a substantial amount of gold for your character (avatar) versus experiencing the opposite situation of financial scarcity in real life. The question posed was: What’s it like to […]

Abuse of Power

Friday, May 1st, 2009

Do you ever mistakenly use your own power against yourself? Instead of focusing your creative energies to fulfill your desires, do you channel those energies into negative thoughts, feelings, and visualizations? If so then you’re succumbing to an abuse of your own power. Here are some common patterns that involve using your power against yourself as well […]

Leveling Up

Thursday, March 12th, 2009

When people fail to move forward in the direction of their dreams, a common excuse is “I don’t know how.” They claim that a lack of know-how is the key factor holding them back in life. For example, people write to me all the time saying that they wish they could start a successful blog, […]

Volunteering

Monday, March 9th, 2009

Many people suggest that doing volunteer work is a great way to open your heart to new experiences. I totally agree. When I was in high school, I did volunteer work at two different places, helping out for about 50 hours at each place. Working With Seniors The first place was a convalescent home near LAX (Los Angeles Airport). I must […]

Initiating Relationships with Openness, Honesty, and Directness

Wednesday, January 21st, 2009

I’ve never resonated with the usual dating and courtship process. Traditional dating is actually one of our society’s most ineffective inventions. The main reason it gets so much attention is the commercial engine that drives it. Restaurants, movie theatres, jewelers, etc. want you to believe that spending money on their products and services equals romance. […]

Why Polyamory?

Monday, January 19th, 2009

My interest in polyamory isn’t primarily about finding other sex partners. The real reason is to enjoy close, emotionally intimate connections with other people. Emotional intimacy and genuine friendship are the most important factors. Those relationships may or may not include physical intimacy as well. A common misconception is that polyamory is all about the […]