Author: Steve Pavlina

Installing Acoustic Panels

One project that I’ve been wanting to do for a while was to add acoustic panels to my home studio and office. Acoustic panels absorb sound, so they can greatly help to reduce room echo. Some rooms in my house are very echoey, which can be noticeable when doing recordings or live calls in an…

What It’s Like Being Me

What It’s Like Being Me

I love asking people this question: What is it really like being you? We can see how people speak and behave on the outside, but what do we know of their interior perspective? What I love about this question is that it invites real intimacy and empathy. It’s an invitation into trust. I feel honored…

Frequencies of Experience

Frequencies of Experience

I often think of life as summation of different experiential frequencies, much like different musical instruments can combine to create a song. Some frequencies combine harmoniously while others would sound discordant if you tried to merge them. What about I find most interesting about this model is that it helps me discover when some frequencies…

Exploring AI Art Co-Creation

As I’ve been playing around with AI art tools, I decided to update the associated images for our courses. I wanted to come up with a more unique and personal expression than using the old stock images as we’ve been doing for the past few years. This was a relatively small project, and it gave…

How to Shift Into a New Reality Faster

How to Shift Into a New Reality Faster

Last night I had a vivid dream where Rachelle and I were students in a spirituality seminar. The theme was about embodying your higher self. We were the only two people who showed up for it, waiting for the instructor to arrive. I realized that I showed up in my pajamas, and I thought to…

Your Personal Prime Directives

Your Personal Prime Directives

I recently finished the book What You Do Is Who You Are by Ben Horowitz, which is about business culture. It has interesting ideas that we can apply to the personal side as well. The main idea behind the book is that actions and behaviors define culture more than values or ideals do. People absorb…

How to Win Against Your Favorite Distractions

What can you do when you realize that you’ve been wasting a lot of time succumbing to distractions, like endless social media or consumption-based activities, and it’s making you feel empty, hollow, disappointed, or even ashamed of yourself?

How to Relate to People With Low Truth Alignment

How to Relate to People With Low Truth Alignment

The first chapter of my book Personal Development for Smart People is called “Truth” because truth alignment is one of the fundamental principles of personal growth. In order to grow intelligently, we must face and accept reality in as many areas of life as we can. This often involves confronting and dealing with unpleasant truths…