Update: 97 of your fellow adventurers are now enrolled in Amplify, our new creative productivity deep dive. Join us for this epic journey as you amp up your creative flow for 2021 and beyond! Save 40% when you join by March 12.
News & Updates
We’re off to a great start with the new Amplify course on creative productivity. I added some new lessons this week, so there are now 7 lessons published in the portal. I intend to add one lesson per day on average going forward, so if you start now and do one lesson per day, the course should always stay at least a few lessons ahead of you.
I’ve been getting some delightful feedback on the early lessons, with one person sharing that he already got his money’s worth after just the first two lessons. It’s been very nice to read the enthusiastic emails from people who are starting this new creative journey together.
I’m enjoying creating the lessons too. It feels good to be back in the flow of daily creating and publishing.
Our first group Zoom call for Amplify will be on Wednesday, March 10, and we have 8 of those calls total (one per week), so there’s a social aspect to this journey for those who want it. If you want to participate in those calls, it would be wise to enroll in Amplify by March 9th to make sure you’re set up to join us on the calls. We’ll be recording the calls, and the recordings will be added to the course portal as well.
Sign-ups are off to a strong start with 87 people enrolling in the first few days. At this rate I think we’ll easily be in the hundreds by the end of next week. 🙂
I put a counter at the top of the Amplify invitation page, so you can check on the current sign-up count whenever you want. I hope you’ll choose to join us!
I added an invitation video for the new Amplify creative productivity deep dive course, which is now open for enrollment.
I really like how the video turned out – I think it gives a great overview of what we’ll be working on together, and it will surely help you decide if you’re a match for Amplify.
You’ll also find Amplify listed on the Courses page and on the Courses menu on this website.
Remember that this course is being co-created as we go, so it’s launching with the first 4 lessons now, and I’ll continue creating and publishing more lessons each week as we build it out in March and April. This is similar to how we launched and developed the Submersion and Stature courses. I’m going to create and publish a minimum of 60 lessons for the course.
I’ll continue sharing updates about Amplify throughout the launch. During the initial launch, which goes through Friday, March 12, you can save 40% on your enrollment. So you’ve got some time to decide if you want to join the launch group that goes through the course together.
Note that for this course, I’m hosting some live Zoom calls too, one per week for the first 8 weeks after we launch. Our first group call is on Wednesday, March 10.
The new Amplify course on creative productivity is now open for you to join. If you enroll in the course by March 12, you’ll save $200.
Check out the Amplify page to learn more about the course, and feel free to join us when you’re ready. Some people have already finished the first lesson.
On Tuesday I’ll share an invitation video with even more details about the course.
We’re very close to launching the new Amplify course on creative productivity. It’s already available to Conscious Growth Club members as of today (Sunday, February 28), and I plan to open it up to everyone else to join within the next 24 hours.
There are 4 lessons in the portal to start, and I’ll be adding more lessons on Wednesday. My goal is to have the first 31 lessons published by March 31. As with our previous courses, we’ll be co-creating the lessons as we go based on the flow of inspiration and feedback.
This will be a substantial new course. I anticipate recording at least 60 lessons for it. I aim for the average lesson to be about 15 minutes.
I’ll be hosting 8 group Zoom calls for course participants every Wednesday at 10am Pacific time from March 10 to April 28, so you’ve still got about 10 days till the first one.
We’ll be adding full text transcripts of all audio lessons too – the first lesson’s transcript is already published.
Here’s a screenshot to show you what the Amplify portal looks like right now:
So please hang tight… it won’t be much longer. 🙂
Update: Amplify is open!
Here’s a new podcast interview I did with Peter Akkies from How They Get Stuff Done, which shares some unique insights about how to be more productive.
Instead of the usual low-level hacks, this interview focuses on improving your core relationships with your work and projects. A natural productive flow becomes easier and more consistent when problems in these relationships are identified and solved.
We also talked about successfully completing 30-day and 365-day challenges to gain new skills and perspectives as well as several other productivity-related subtopics.
You may have noticed that pages on StevePavlina.com are loading faster than before. That’s because I switched to a different web host yesterday.
This site was previously hosted on Siteground since 2016. I was happy with Siteground in the beginning, but I feel they’ve been going downhill for the past year or so, and there’s been a lot of talk about them in the web hosting circles to confirm this. They were good while they lasted, but I’d rather jump ship before Siteground gets any worse. There are too many signs and confirmations that they’ve been reducing the quality of their service and support. It used to be top notch, but lately it’s been disappointing. I keep finding new bugs in their control panel as well.
After some research I picked Cloudways as my new web host, mainly because they’re often the top recommendation in web hosting circles these days. I’m loving them so far – excellent support so far, great features, and I’m paying significantly less than I was with Siteground. Migrating this website can be complex, and they made it relatively painless.
I especially love that the TTFB (time to first byte) for my new server is around 140ms – that’s way faster than Siteground’s relatively sluggish response time.
This improvement should be especially pleasing for course customers and Conscious Growth Club members since it will make the membership portal pages load much faster too.
This week I closed my Facebook page and profile and deleted the app, so I’m no longer on Facebook. I’m looking forward to a Facebook-free year.
I had left the service before but rejoined about 4 years ago to participate in a paid one-year coaching program, which led to more paid programs that involved Facebook groups. The last of those ended in December, so this seems like a good time to return to being Facebook-free.
I’m not intending to be active on any social media this year.
If you want to connect socially, I’m active every day inside Conscious Growth Club, which will open for new members in April. I suppose it’s no surprise that this is the most aligned online community for me.
When it’s safe to do so, we’ll add some in-person workshops to the mix as well. It will be wonderful to create more opportunities for people from this community to connect face to face. That’s always a lot of fun! 🙂
Update: I deleted my Instagram account too. I opened an account there a few years ago to see if I’d like it, but I didn’t get into it much. I’m not a photographer and don’t care much about memes. It feels good to close that account and to free up that energy.
Volume 3 of the Ebook version of the Deep Abundance Integration course is now published to that course’s portal. All DAI participants will find a link to this bonus on the course’s Gifts page, so you can download it now or read it online. It’s yours to keep.
This new volume covers lessons 21-30, and it’s 134 pages. This completes the DAI ebook series, so now there’s an ebook version of the entire course – all 30 lessons presented in 30 chapters. Yay!
The ebook version isn’t sold separately. It’s included as a free bonus for those who take the DAI course, which you can still buy and enjoy today.
Based on the feedback I’ve received since delivering the live version of this course almost two years ago, it’s been wonderful to hear how impactful it’s been for the hundreds of people who’ve completed it.
This is a time when the ideas from DAI are of special relevance. It’s so easy to succumb to temptations to turn towards scarcity, fear, anger, or worry this year. Yet you still have a choice in the meaning you assign to events; turning against reality is optional and self-defeating.
I can say that personally, this year has actually been my best ever abundance-wise, including creatively and financially. It’s been an especially critical year to deliberately practice the mindsets, frames, and tools that we covered extensively in DAI, whereby adversity is framed as an invitation to strengthen one’s relationship with life. Instead of resisting life’s challenges during this time, it’s more important than ever to see such challenges as opportunities to invest in deeper trust, alignment, and flow. This year is a prime opportunity to put those ideas to the test.
This is a truly great year to challenge yourself – to flow your energy where you want it to go instead of being sucked into partial matches. It’s an invitation to go deeper into boldness and trust.
One especially powerful frame is to imagine being your future self 10 years from now, looking back on this year. How will you have wished you handled yourself during this time? How will you want to remember 2020 when it’s 2030, especially if you’ve been facing adversity or loss during this time? There’s still half a year to go in 2020, which is plenty of time to consciously shift directions if desired.
Don’t write this year off and consign it to the recycle bin. You can be way more creative than that. There’s still plenty of time to transform 2020 into one of the best years of your life, one that you’ll cherish instead of regret. The key is to choose carefully the meanings you assign to events, so they create empowering options and invitations for your story instead of running you into walls. DAI covers this practice – and many more – in great detail.
If you haven’t done the Deep Abundance Integration course yet, do yourself a favor and sign up for it, like hundreds of other readers have already done. DAI has changed many lives, and I continue to receive grateful stories of the ripples it’s creating. Many people have finished the entire course multiple times already, and it’s designed to be timeless.
This is an especially good year to complete (or repeat) the course, as many previous participants have verified. Deep Abundance Integration is an invitation to reconnect with the energy and experience of abundance, which is always available to you.
Today, May 1st, is the last day for you to join Conscious Growth Club for 2020, so it’s time to decide if you’ll join us this year.
If you’re still on the fence, the fence is outside the club. If you think you may want to tip into the club, I encourage you to watch the live video call we did yesterday, which included Q&A with me and several of our members. That will give you a better idea of what the vibe is like inside the club. Watch it here:
I’ve also added a real-time counter to the top of the Conscious Growth Club webpage, so you can see how many people have signed up. At the time of posting this, we’re at 56 sign-ups for our new CGC year together (so 58 members if you count Rachelle and me). That’s plenty to ensure that we’ll have abundant growth experiences together this year.
If history is any indication, we’ll see a lot more sign-ups today as well.
The vibe inside CGC right now is very upbeat since we’re welcoming lots of new members this year. Next week I’ll be doing an orientation call to give them a tour of what’s inside, so they can feel comfortable getting involved in all the club has to offer.
I encourage you to join us today if you’re ready to spend a year with a very friendly, supportive, growth-oriented group of friends.
I’ll see you inside! 😊