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Naked Social Approaches

Aug 9, 2016

Here’s a 3-minute video of my friend Fred demonstrating his boundless social courage by approaching people on the street, starting up conversations, and getting some phone numbers – while fully naked.

Later in the video you’ll see Shogo participating as well. Fred and Shogo are two of the guys with whom I recorded the Imaginary Men audio program. In that program we talk about our personal growth and relationship journeys, and Fred shares how he was once diagnosed with social anxiety disorder and what he did to overcome it and push himself to face his fears.

Conscious Mind Workshop – $100 Discount (Last Day)

Aug 1, 2016

The early bird registration for the upcoming 3-day Conscious Mind Workshop ends on Tuesday, August 2nd. After that the price goes up by $100.

This is a completely new workshop, and it will be in Las Vegas, August 19-21, 2016.

I expect this workshop to have no more than 20 attendees, so if you prefer smaller, more intimate events, I think you’ll really enjoy it.

We just completed the Conscious Abundance Workshop yesterday, and it went really well. Most of the attendees went out to dinner with Rachelle and me afterwards, and we shared personal growth stories for four hours.

If you have any questions about the Conscious Mind Workshop or suggestions for what you’d like us to cover, please let me know.

Conscious Mind Workshop $100 Discount Ends Aug 2nd

Jul 27, 2016

The $100 early bird discount for the Conscious Mind Workshop ends on August 2nd, so the price goes up by $100 starting on August 3rd. That’s less than a week away. About 80% of the people who attend a workshop take advantage of the $100 discount and sign up early.

The Conscious Mind Workshop is August 19-21 in Las Vegas, and the focus is mental development. It’s intended to help you build a sharper, stronger, clearer mind, so you can make smarter decisions, think faster, feel confident at will, and put an end to self-sabotage. We’ll also be covering simple substances you can take to detoxify your brain for notable improvements in mental clarity and alertness. This is especially important if you’ve ever consumed high-toxicity items like fish, cigarettes, alcohol, tap water, or processed foods.

I hope to see you at the workshop. It’s going to be a fun and stimulating weekend of growth.

If you have any questions about the workshop, feel free to drop me a message via the contact form, and I’ll be happy to help you.

Conscious Abundance Workshop Kicks Off This Weekend

Jul 27, 2016

The Conscious Abundance Workshop starts this weekend, July 29-31, in Las Vegas. I’m really looking forward to it. πŸ™‚

We’re also doing a pre-workshop meetup on the Thursday evening before the workshop, so attendees will have a chance to meet and connect socially before the actual event. The meetup details were emailed to all attendees.

The purpose of this workshop is to help you increase the level of abundance in your life – financially, socially, energetically, intellectually, and more. There’s also a special segment on time abundance.

You can still register for the workshop from now through Thursday, so if you’re in the mood for a major growth experience this weekend, come to Vegas and join us. It’s sure to be a memorable weekend.

Conscious Abundance Workshop – Final Reminder

Jul 11, 2016

Today (Monday, July 11) is the last day for the early bird discount for the upcoming Conscious Abundance Workshop in Las Vegas. So if you want to take advantage of the discount and save $100, please sign up today. πŸ™‚

To make your travel planning easier, check out the Workshop FAQ. It includes lots of advice and tips for traveling to Las Vegas. I recently updated it to include some extra detail on hotel bookings as well.

We’ll probably host a pre-workshop meetup in Downtown Las Vegas on the Thursday night before the workshop. We’ll send those details to attendees once we know the time and location. It will be within walking distance of the venue.

I hope you’ll join us in Las Vegas July 29-31 for the Conscious Abundance Workshop. Stretch yourself, make new growth-oriented friends, and have tons of fun! Be sure to sign up today to save $100 too. πŸ™‚

Conscious Abundance Workshop Early Registration Discount Ends July 11th

Jul 7, 2016

We opened registrations for the new 2016 workshops last week, and we have people signed up for all four workshops now, with more signing up each day. The most popular one so far is the Conscious Abundance Workshop (CAW), which is just three weeks away: July 29-31. That was the most requested topic for a workshop this year.

Please note that the $100 early bird discount for the Conscious Abundance Workshop ends on July 11th, so the price goes up by $100 starting on July 12th. Typically about 80% of the people who attend a workshop take advantage of the $100 discount and sign up early.

We’ve also arranged 20% discounts with three nearby hotels (all within a 5-minute walk from our venue), and these hotels are all very affordable to begin with. You’ll receive an email with those discount codes when you register for any workshop.

Each workshop’s web page is designed to provide some value to you as well, so regardless of whether you go to a workshop, you might enjoy reading each of those pages to learn more about the topics. You’ll find them all linked from the Events page.

I hope to see you at a workshop this year. They’re a lot of fun and really make a difference in people’s lives. πŸ™‚

Meeting in Person FAQ

Jul 5, 2016

I’ve been doing a lot of one-on-one meetups lately since many people came to Vegas for the 4th of July holiday weekend. I’ve also been hearing that some people almost didn’t ask to meet up because they felt a bit shy about doing so.

I really enjoy these meetups β€” I have another one this afternoon and one or two more later this week β€” and I’m happy to encourage more people to go for it. This is my version of social media. Real conversations. Real smiles. Real hugs. What a concept!

I like talking to all different types of people, not just extroverts. I especially want to encourage people who feel shy, socially timid, or introverted to please feel free to request a meetup if you’re coming to Vegas or if I happen to be traveling to your city. I’ve met with plenty of people who identify themselves as socially awkward, and we still have great conversations once they realize I’m genuinely interested in talking to them.

A meetup is just a conversation. It’s not an interview, a coaching session, or a performance. We talk about life, the universe, and everything. It’s a nice chance to connect like real human beings.

Consequently, yesterday I added a new Meeting in Person FAQ to the site. It isn’t necessary to read it, but I thought that if I shared more details about what these meetups are like and what people can expect, it would help put some people more at ease and encourage them to go for it.

Taking Control of Your Degree Path

Jul 4, 2016

A reader named Jon shared the following story, which he gave me permission to publish:

I just wanted to write you a quick, long-overdue thank you. Four years ago, during my senior year of college, I realized I should have majored in CS. It would have taken 3 years to switch majors (from business) and get a CS degree, and I didn’t have the money to continue going to school past graduation, so I decided – based entirely on your posts about how you got your CS degree in 3 semesters) – to start a Software Development associates at the local community college while finishing my senior year of business school. After 3 semesters of 35-40 credit hours I completed that degree, just a few months after graduating from the other university, and I’ve been a full time iOS engineer ever since. While I know it was my own hard work and perseverance that got me here, it was you who originally sparked the idea and got me to think outside the box. If I hadn’t read your posts I never would have never even considered a condensed course load as an option. Those posts made a substantial impact on my life, and I really appreciate it.

Congrats, Jon! Nicely done! πŸ™‚

Here are some of the articles related to Jon’s accomplishment, in case you’d like to earn a degree faster as well:

Site Build-It Discounts

Jul 4, 2016

Site Built-It is currently running a discount special through July 5th, so today and tomorrow the price of an annual SBI subscription is $197 (instead of $299), and SBI for WordPress is $97 (instead of $149).

SBI is an all-in-one service for starting an online business. It’s been very popular with StevePavlina.com readers because it combines tools, education, and social support into a single package. See my SBI review for details.

Where to Invade Next

Jul 3, 2016

Earlier today I watched Michael Moore’s latest documentary, Where to Invade Next, not knowing anything about it beforehand. I thought it was his best film to date and his most touchingly human one. If you haven’t seen it yet, I’d highly recommend it.

Based on the title, it may sound like it’s a movie about war, but the invasion is just a metaphor. It’s really a movie about what the USA can learn from other countries that have achieved strong results in education, lifestyle happiness, drug abuse, women’s rights, and more.

I especially resonated with the segment on taking more vacation time, which was a lesson I didn’t learn until my late 30s. I largely credit my pro-vacation conversion to various Canadian and European friends who opened my eyes to the pleasures and benefits of taking time off for travel… and learning to regard vacation time as an essential part of the human experience.

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