Category: Career and Finances

The Importance of Written Goals

Several years ago Steve impressed upon me that writing down your goals was a necessary step to achieving them.  I argued that if I knew what I wanted to do then why did I need to write it down? He went through a lengthy explanation which, to my ears, sounded a lot like “blah blah yada yada ding dong” but he was certain that writing down goals was a necessary step to success.  I did notice that when he wrote down his goals they tended to manifest.  I also noticed that none of my goals were manifesting.  At this point in my

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Getting Paid for Spiritual Work

Question:  Like you, Erin, I am discovering that I have psychic gifts.  I want to share them with people but I am uncomfortable charging people money for a reading.  On the other hand, I’d rather do this spiritual work than slave away at a desk job.  How can I reconcile this? Answer:  You are in the same boat as many lightworkers.  Part of Lightworker Syndrome is this feeling of guilt about being paid for this work.  After all, if this is your true spiritual mission and these gifts are from Source, then isn’t it exploitative to use them to make

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The Path to Purpose

People ask me all the time how they can figure out their purpose, their one true path through life.  I’m sure there is more than one way to get there, but let me share the method I used to finally find my way.  Perhaps it will work for you too. What do you want to be when you grow up? When people asked me this question growing up I had three answers at various stages of my youth:  a teacher, the President of the United States, and “of service, I want to help others.”  I wanted to be a teacher

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Embracing Your Passion Podcast

I’ve recorded a new podcast over at Steve’s site that you all might be interested in.  You can listen to it through your computer very easily; you don’t need to download it.  This podcast tells the story of how I found my true mission and started living my life on purpose.  I also give some insights as to how you can transition your life so that you are living on purpose as well. Here are the instructions to hear it through your computer: Go to Steve Pavlina’s audio page here:  http://www.stevepavlina.com/audio/ Find the little blue button with the black dot

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Ask Erin: Is the desire to make money a bad thing?

Question: Is wanting to make a lot of money a bad thing, even if you’re conscious of being a good businessperson?  I’ve always had a drive to start businesses and make money to be secure and to provide for my family, but also for my personal desire to succeed and have fun.  I’ve been conflicted with reconciling this desire with my desire to be as good a human as I can be. – Haig Answer: Money is not the root of all evil, as some people say.  Money is merely a resource.  It’s a currency.  It’s a tool to get things you

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