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Personal Development for Smart People by Steve Pavlina is a wonderful book which I highly recommend.
I also highly recommend Steve's website, StevePavlina.com.
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|• Creating StevePavlina.com||xiii
||• What is Personal Development for Smart People?||xiv
||• Qualities of the Core Principles||xv
||• Introducing the Seven Principles||xviii
||• How to Read This Book||xix
PART I: Fundamental Principles
|Chapter 1: Truth||3
||Ø Self-fulfilling prophecy||10
||Ø Blocks to Truth||14
||Ø Media Conditioning||14
||Ø Social Conditioning||15
||Ø False Beliefs||16
||Ø Emotional Interference||17
||Ø Secondary Gain||19
||• How to Become More Truthful||20
||✪ Media Fasting||23
||Chapter 2: Love||27
||Ø Blocks to Love||33
||Ø Disconnected Mind-set||33
||Ø Fear of Rejection||35
||Ø Lack of Social Skills||37
||• How to Connect More Deeply||39
||✪ The Connection Exercise||39
||✪ The Time-Travel Meditation||40
||✪ The Direct Approach||42
||Chapter 3: Power||47
||Ø Blocks to Power||60
||Ø Negative Conditioning||61
||• How to Build Your Power||62
||✪ Progressive Training||62
||✪ Master the First Hour||64
||✪ Personal Quotas||64
||✪ Worst First||65
||Chapter 4: Oneness||69
||• How to Experience Oneness||78
||✪ Oneness World||79
||✪ Spend Time in Nature||80
||✪ Physical Contact||81
||✪ The Mirror Exercise||82
||Chapter 5: Authority||85
||• How to Increase Your Authority||95
||✪ Orchestrate Small Rebellions||95
||Chapter 6: Courage|