News & Updates
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! 😊
On Thursday I’m hosting a public Q&A call for people who are considering joining Conscious Growth Club this year.
We’ll do some live Q&A on the call, and I also thought it would be fun if any current CGC members want to be on the call too. I invited them to join us, so if some of them decide to attend, you could meet some of the members too.
If they’re amenable, we could invite some members to chat about what it’s like to be in CGC and share tips and advice for prospective members. We’ll do what we can to make it easier for you to decide if you’re a good match for joining.
The call will be done webinar style, so only the hosts (Rachelle and me) and any CGCers who want to share about their experiences would be sharing live on video. So feel free to show up in your PJs if you like since you won’t have to share your video.
We’ll record this call too, so we can also share it with people who can’t make it live. I should be able to get the recording posted on Thursday as well.
We’ll also have an open text chat on the call, just like we do on CGC coaching calls, and like we did on the Deep Abundance Integration live calls. So you’re welcome to chat it up with other prospective and current members and interact with them throughout the call.
The call will be on Thursday, April 30, 2020 at 11:11am Pacific time.
Here’s the link to register for the call if you want to join us:
We’ve set it to be a 90-min call, but I’ll keep going for as long as people keep asking questions and we still have energy.
If you know anyone who’s thinking about joining CGC and would like to ask questions about it or potentially meet some of our members on the call, feel free to share this post with them.
We’ve never done this before, so it’ll be an experiment, but explore is one of our values, and so is align, so I think it’s a nice way to explore if this can help some people with alignment. 🙂
I’d recommend watching the Conscious Growth Club invitation video first, but it’s okay to join us on the call either way.
See you on Thursday! Here’s the link to register for the call again:
Here’s an audio version of the Conscious Growth Club invitation. It’s the same content as in the video invitation. You can play it in your browser or download and listen to it separately.
Just be sure to listen to it by Friday, May 1st, since that’s the deadline if you want to join the club this year. The key info is in the first 5 minutes.
It’s time! Conscious Growth Club is now open for new members to join for 2020. This is our most comprehensive personal growth program and support group.
If you’re interested in CGC, be sure to join us by May 1st because this will be our only enrollment period for all of 2020. So if you want to join this year, now is the time. Just watch the first 5 minutes of the video on the Conscious Growth Club page to learn the details.
Our annual opening of Conscious Growth Club – where we open the doors for new members to join us – will be April 27 to May 1, 2020. So. we’ll have a 5-day opening (Mon-Fri), starting a week from today.
If you don’t join within that time, you’ll have to wait till next year for the opportunity to come around again.
I’ll share an invitation video on April 27 with all the details.
If you’d like to be notified when the doors open, be sure to join the notification list on the Conscious Growth Club web page, and I’ll send you an email when we open.
CGC currently has 150 members, and we’re about to begin our 4th year together. It’s a private community where we all help and support each other to stretch ourselves, to improve our results, and to live in greater alignment with our personal values and standards.