Courage & Fear Category Archive

How to Make Lots of Money During a Recession

Tuesday, December 9th, 2008

A recession is possibly the best time to launch a new business or to expand an existing one. It’s also a great time to get ahead in your career. I know this sounds counter-intuitive, so let me ‘splain. First, the media goes nuts during a recession. They turn a little bit of negativity into a […]

Calibration

Thursday, December 4th, 2008

In personal development terms, calibration is the process of progressively refining your thoughts, attitudes, and behaviors until you shift your equilibrium to the point where you can consistently achieve the results you desire. Just as you might calibrate a scientific instrument to provide consistently accurate measurements, you can calibrate your skills to generate consistently good […]

Share Your Shame

Saturday, November 15th, 2008

What personal stories have you locked away in the secret vault of your mind, vowing never to share them publicly? What would shame you terribly if it were ever posted on the Internet and connected with your real name for anyone to see? What events or habits from your past or present would you feel […]

Fanatical About Growth

Wednesday, November 12th, 2008

Some recurring feedback I’ve received about my juice feast goes like this: Steve, you’re encountering lots of obstacles on this juice feast such as food cravings, feeling sick, and emotional yo-yoing. Ergo, this is clearly the wrong path, and you should quit. I hear similar feedback whenever I conduct public experiments. It makes no difference […]

Personal Development for Smart People Book Is Here

Monday, September 22nd, 2008

Now here’s a surprise — my book Personal Development for Smart People has launched early. The original release date was October 15th, but the book has already shipped and is available now. You can get it at Amazon.com and in many major bookstores, including Borders, Barnes & Noble, Books a Million, and Hastings. The major […]

Lessons From Ron Lewison (1938-2008)

Monday, August 18th, 2008

On Thursday a good friend and fellow Toastmaster named Ron Lewison was in a serious car accident. He was rushed to the hospital, but his injuries were too severe, including a broken pelvis and a punctured lung. Shortly after his family arrived, he passed away. He was 69 years old and is survived by his […]

Tolerance Is Resistance to Love

Tuesday, July 22nd, 2008

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 I Learned From Going Bankrupt in My 20s That Proves to Be Immensely Valuable in My 30s

Monday, July 14th, 2008

“Far better it is to dare mighty things, to win glorious triumphs, even though checkered by failure, than to rank with those poor spirits who neither enjoy much nor suffer much, because they live in that grey twilight that knows neither victory nor defeat.” – Theodore Roosevelt It’s so easy for us to fall into […]

Pre-order Personal Development for Smart People

Tuesday, July 8th, 2008

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 at Amazon.com and BarnesAndNoble.com (with a discount off the cover price). The official release date is October 15, 2008, so we […]

I Can Do It! Conference Review

Friday, July 4th, 2008

Erin and I had a wonderful time at the Las Vegas I Can Do It! conference this past weekend. Although the conference was only 20 minutes from our home, we stayed at the Venetian Hotel. This is the 4th ICDI conference I’ve attended. In 2004 I went as a regular attendee. In 2006 and 2007, […]