|03-08-2010, 02:38 AM||#1 (permalink)|
Join Date: Feb 2010
So how did you find Steve?
For me it's a long story, but I'll keep it brief: Had tried PD books in the past like Think and Grow Rich, and they didn't resonate. Gave up on them. Just stayed at home and worked on Atari 2600 programming, even though it didn't pay much. Then one day Amazon.com suggested Steve's book for me. Never heard of him before. If Steve hadn't been a math/computer science major and a former self-employed game programmer, I don't think I would have given the book the chance it deserved.
When I first opened the book and read about a PD model with universality, irreducibility, and completeness, I thought: Wow! This book was written for math majors!
What surprised me is that few people around here come from a math/comp sci background. (And I'm grateful for the variety.) So that leaves me curious, how did you find Steve?
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|03-08-2010, 02:50 AM||#2 (permalink)|
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Nebraska, USA
In March of 2007, I was googling information regarding the law of attraction, and I came across his million dollar experiment. I added his blog to my RSS feeds, but shortly after that I ignored it. I re-discovered his blog in the summer of 2008, and have been reading his blog posts regularly. Based on advice from his blogs, I bought his book. I like his approach to personal development compared to others, who seem to be upselling for something more expensive.
I am thinking his way of writing may appeal to me due to the fact that I have an educational background in science (Master's degree in Pharmaceutical sciences). I started college as a computer science major, but I then switched majors once I saw that tech jobs were being cut all over (this was during the early 2000s recession).
|03-08-2010, 08:56 AM||#8 (permalink)|
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: The Flames Which Temper Steel
|03-08-2010, 01:33 PM||#10 (permalink)|
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: with the others in my head
I can't really remember. I think I was googling for Law of Attraction info and some of Steve's blog posts popped up. I liked what I read and have been hanging around ever since.
Let's just say the Universe led me here.
|03-08-2010, 06:25 PM||#11 (permalink)|
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Manhattan, NY
Found it on a link from Derek Sivers' site, which I found from a comment in Ryan Holiday's blog, which I found from Charlie Hoehn's blog (I think?), which I found from Ramit Sethi's I Will Teach You To Be Rich, which I found from The Simple Dollar, which I saw a link to in The Motley Fool forums, which my mom had subscribed to because she found their book in the local library and liked it a lot.
After that I started seeing links to Steve's blog everywhere.
|03-08-2010, 10:59 PM||#15 (permalink)|
Join Date: Aug 2009
I was desperately in need of a way to develop self-discipline because I had none and my life was a mess only getting worse... I looked up how to develop self-discipline once and didn't find anything helpful... 2-3 months later I justed typed in "self-discipline" in Google and the first result was Steve's series on self-discipline. It was way more helpful than that other crap I found.
|03-08-2010, 11:47 PM||#16 (permalink)|
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Charlotte, NC
I was reading Christine Kane's blog, and she linked to Steve. Her blog is very... right-brained, feminine, artsy, and I really vibed with her writing. I did not vibe with Steve *at all*. I bookmarked his homepage, though, and would click over every so often. It just all felt beyond me, I think. A few months later, Christine linked to something Erin had written, and I totally jibed with Erin's stuff. It was not too long after Erin had started her blog, and I enjoyed reading about her journey.
Not sure if Erin linked to one of Steve's articles, or whether I just clicked over, but I read "Lightworker Syndrome", and it was like Steve was holding a flashlight up to my life, and I've been here ever since.
|03-09-2010, 11:19 AM||#20 (permalink)|
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: France - Japan - Korea
Through his article on "10 mistakes newly self-employed make" that has been re-blogged by an entrepreneur acquaintance of mine (met because we attended the same program to work as engineers in Japan, although on different years.)
|03-09-2010, 03:51 PM||#21 (permalink)|
Join Date: Feb 2008
A friend of mine wrote a blog post on how to wake up early and gave link to Steve's blog. I joined the forum after that and did absolutely nothing.
As I started reading more of his blog posts, I started to change little by little. I started posting in the forums but never introduced myself. It took a lot of courage to reply to posts by strangers. So I started welcoming people in the Introductions section, must have done it > 100 times. It was a very good exercise in initiating the conversation and getting rejected. Since most newcomers are shy, they never reply to your welcome post, you can get rejected as many times as you want.
Then I discovered that people are not really thinking about me all the time and things got easier.
|03-09-2010, 03:52 PM||#22 (permalink)|
Join Date: Nov 2009
god sent me here. One day i was searching personality development thing on net,
See what i found, it is this forum. Wonderful forum!
Bonus forums for me:
Practice for LOA.
I think i will become aware in my life, can do more progress and this will be even more faster then i was before in life.
Special thanks to erin pavlina because now i can get help about my dream which are often hard to understand.
|03-09-2010, 07:31 PM||#23 (permalink)|
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: New England
I was having trouble sleeping myself, so I found Steve's posts on polyphasic sleep. I figured the answer could be to just give up sleeping altogether! But I got hooked too. Now I check in almost every day.
|03-09-2010, 09:42 PM||#24 (permalink)|
Join Date: Oct 2009
|03-10-2010, 02:25 AM||#27 (permalink)|
Join Date: Dec 2009
I had problems being an early riser for years and thanks to the universe that i had this problems, otherwise i wouldn't had found steve's How to become an early riser article. This was the fist contact, then i never stopped reading him. He changed mi life a lot. Thank you so much Steve.
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