Displaced African Review:Personal Development for Smart People by Steve Pavlina

When Steve not only sent me a review copy of his book, but also allowed me to interview him (please refer to the previous podcast) I knew I had to do something special to say thanks. So I came up with a:


I called it:

The Two Days of Steve

Yeah, I know, my creativity took time off to make room for the blatantly obvious :P .

Yesterday was all about getting to know the man. Today is all about the man’s book.

I got Coach Caroline on the phone with me and we had a freewheeling discussion about the impact the book had on both of us.

The discussion was very loosely scripted and we had a discussion more like a radio show than a podcast, which is what I was after.

Lest You Forget:

The book is Personal Development for Smart People: The Conscious Pursuit of Personal Growth. You can find out more about the book using the link below:

I hope this is of value and service to you.

The Podcast

icon for podpress  Mwangi and Coach Caroline Review Personal Development for Smart People by Steve Pavlina [43:35m]: Play Now | Play in Popup | Download

Things Discussed

1) What we both loved about the book?

2) The practical nature of the book

3) Things I would have improved about the book

4) The things that surprised us about the books.

5) The ideas that deeply resonated with both of us

6) We had a feel good session (I think she made me blush as much as my complexion would allow :P )

7) We had a lot of debate

8 ) A lot lot more

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One Quick Final Thing

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Have one of those days that is so awesome you rename it “Perfection-Crammed-into-One-Day”,


Update on 28th October 2008: Steve Pavlina linked to this review of his book, among many many others. Check it out on this article entitled: More Book Reviews (there were that many)

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  • By savvy, October 22, 2008 @ 6:11 pm

    Personally, I must admit reading inspirational/motivational/self help books has been a hard task. Actually, I have only read Sean Covey’s the 7 Habits of Highly Effective Teens. Maybe it is a matter of not having stumbled on the right book. I will try this one

  • By Mwangi, October 22, 2008 @ 6:17 pm

    @savvy: My bet would probably be that they are not connecting with what you need. This book would probably be a great foundation, but I’d probably recommend you start browsing autobiographies (or maybe even self-help books) until you find one that resonates with you emotionally and ask why because thats probably the area where you are most in need.
    As an example, a few years ago, books like Steve’s would be all I would read because I thought my mind, beliefs etc etc were wrong. Now that I feel I am on the right path, all I need are specific how-tos in specific areas e.g. how to write blog content, how to make money online etc etc.

    Best of luck and its a great book to pick up.

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