Steve Pavlina: What Happened Before the Fame?
Nobody can be successful right away with no action taken on their personal development plan. So how did Steve Pavlina make it big? How did he become so well-known? Well, first of all he is one of the biggest and most successful personal growth bloggers around and he had to come from somewhere. Before learning more about what happened with Steve Pavlina before the fame try to think about where you stand in your own life. Then think about the things that Steve Pavlina went through and how he got to where he is at now. It was not just handed to him - He had to earn it, and you can do the same in your life.
Where did Steve Pavlina come from?
Steve Pavlina was raised in the wonderful city of Los Angeles, and he had three younger siblings. He went to a private school called Jesuit High School. However, while this was his childhood, there was an instance in his life afterwards that put him in a place that he needed to be to change his life around. In the end of January 1991 he had gotten arrested in Sacramento, California for grand theft. He claims that his sentence should have been much worse, but the legal system made a mistake. From that point forward, that life changing experience caused Steve Pavlina to search for more to his life.
What happened in Steve Pavlina’s life before he started his successful personal development blog?
Steve Pavlina didn’t go from having a grand theft charge to fame. There were things that happened in his life before he started his now successful personal development blog. One of the first things that he did after his charge was the foundation of Dexterity Software. This was actually a computer game and from being a game publisher, he went on to participate in many forums, then onto public speaking and finally he became a self-help blogger. This may seem like an odd switch from one thing to the next, but he followed his personal development plan. Steve Pavlina knew what he wanted out of life and he was going to get it. He had actually taken the games off from his computer and transformed it into a place where he would help himself and help others through his blogging too. He was completely focused from then on.
In 1999 Pavlina was the VP for Association of Software Professionals and then he had already become the president of that association in 2000. At this time, his writings were becoming very well-known. In fact, the association noted him as leaving an impact on others through his writing. Finally in 2004, Pavlina created his own blog dedicated entirely to the aspects of personal development and self-help at www.StevePavlina.com. The blog is now also associated with his book which was later written and published. At the end of October 2006 Pavlina had made the decision and took action to close Dexterity Software so that he could entirely focus on his blogging and personal development motivation. During October of 2008 Steve Pavlina had his book, Personal Development for Smart People, published through the company of Hay House. The book goes much deeper into a lot of the information that he has on his blog.
What can Steve Pavlina’s success show you?
The point of success is not necessarily what you do with it but how you got there. As you can see Pavlina had a long road from his childhood to his now well-known success. He had a simpler childhood, then he ran into legal trouble and finally realized that he needed a personal development plan. He wanted to write and he wanted to help others through his writing. Now, that is what he does for a living. When Pavlina hit his bottom, he knew it just like anyone else can as well. His bottom was that legal charge and then his mindset changed. In reality, success is all about the mindset that you have. The more positive and motivated that you are the more likely you will be to have success in your own life just as Steve Pavlina has in his now.
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