Passion Category Archive

Oneness

Thursday, October 9th, 2008

Why should we bother to care about other people? Is it okay to live just for ourselves? Is it good enough to do no harm? Is there any reason we should go out of our way to help other people? I used to not care about people. I mean really not care. I know what […]

Killing Bugs

Sunday, September 28th, 2008

Many people assume I went vegetarian and then vegan because I care about animals. That’s a common perception, but as I’ve mentioned before, it isn’t the truth. The truth is essentially the opposite. My compassion for animals developed only after I made these dietary changes. Going vegetarian in 1993 and then vegan in 1997 both […]

Zen Habits Interview, Facebook Page, Free Book Bonuses, and More

Wednesday, September 24th, 2008

If you’re up for some fresh content, Zen Habits just posted a monstrous new interview with me. Leo Babauta asked really good questions, so I gave them a lot of thought. This interview is very long — nearly 7,000 words — about the length of a typical book chapter. I promise you it isn’t fluff […]

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 […]

Raw Spirit Festival Review

Thursday, September 18th, 2008

Last weekend I attended the Raw Spirit Festival in Sedona, Arizona. This was my first time attending. I had a great time, and I’m glad I went. This festival was packed with activity, including lectures, workshops, cooking demos, 250 vendors, and of course lots of raw food. To write up a chronological play-by-play of the […]

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 […]

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

Thursday, July 17th, 2008

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

Wednesday, July 16th, 2008

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 […]

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, […]