Personal Development for Smart People Book Review

I was lucky enough to receive a early copy of Steve Pavlina’s new book, Personal Development for Smart People before it was released to the public. Through the book Steve opens the mind to a vast array of thoughts and feelings that allow for dramatic personal growth.

Most people know Steve from his blog over at, which is a personal development haven for hundreds of thousands of monthly readers. Infamous for his 30 day trials and wild diets (most recently the 100% juice diet) Steve is not only an inspiration but an educator.

This book brought the best of Steve’s life’s work together and much more. It is a book that has to be read several times over as the information is abundant and unique in so many ways.

The core focus is on seven principles of conscious personal development: truth, love, power, oneness, authority, courage, and intelligence. When used in their proper forms these principles will not only fuel the mind but the soul of anyone seeking to be the best they can be.

The back half of the book takes the seven principles and applies them to everyday life with the following topics: habits, career, money, health, relationships, and spirituality. This is when the principles Steve preaches really take shape and form as while reading you immediately begin to apply them to your own life.

For me personally being a young 22 year old I now more clearly see the possibilities of what can be. There are no limits beyond the mind and by consciously walking through my life I know I will continue to grow and radiate not only love but peace, truth, and happiness each and every day.

I personally gained a wealth of knowledge and inspiration from Personal Development for Smart People. I watch Steve grow through every entry on his blog and now with his book I have roots to resort back to. The principles when applied in their purest forms are capable of changing your life.

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