Steve Pavlina and his Million Dollar Experiment

Browsing the web, a couple of weeks ago I ran into an unusual experiment proposal: Million Dollar Experiment. The goal of this experiment is to attempt to use the power of intention to manifest $1 million for each person who chooses to participate. The participation is free and you can choose whether you want to go anonymous or you want to make your name public in that list. If you choose to go public, then it’s your choice to declare or not the amount of money which entered your pocket as a result of intention manifestation.
I tried it anonymously and I can tell you that I managed to manifest the encouraging amount of $10, but at least I saw it worked and I’d give it a more serious try next time, for sure.

The person who started this experiment and who is currently hosting it on his site is Steve Pavlina. It was the first time I heard about him and as I became curious to know more, I started to read some other articles on his site. Suddenly, I realized that I was reading for two hours already and I still found some more interesting facts and stories in his site. As I was just about to launch my first web projects, I found there some bits of information which I implemented and which proved to work well.
Personally, I found some of the posts there rather peculiar, especially those related to sleep, diet and fitness habits, but nobody is forcing you to follow that path, Steve is just relating his experiments and their implications in his everyday life.

If you have 15 minutes to spare, I suggest that you pay a visit to this website – it must be something for you in there as well.


  1. This is just the kind of nonsense that gullible people will waste time on. The wording of the “intention” is hokey. In typical, New Age fashion, you pretend that you want this for the greater good even though all you really want is money for yourself.

    How can anyone prove that they would not have acquired the money if they had not signed up?

  2. @Kaleo: welcome here and thank you for your comment. I fully understand your point, I’m quite skeptical, too. However, I find this New Age current interesting: not necessarily this experiment, but the “intention” concept, as illustrated in Carlos Castaneda’s books, for example. This is why I felt like writing about such experiments.

  3. This is something I am involved in publicly and have manifested $400 in only 2 weeks. I believe and know that the million is forthcoming. Why? The people is one and nothing will be restrained from them what they have imagined to do. We are tapping into the great universal storehouse of Infinite Intelligence! Infinite Intelligence does not ERR!
    Napolean Hill in his work “Think and Grow Rich” spelled it out so clearly in the chapter 10 “Power of the Master Mind”. This Million Dollar Experiment Million Dollar Intention applies the SECRET through Desire,Faith,Autosuggestion,Specialized Knowledge,Imagination,Organized Planning,Decision,Persistence, Power of the MasterMInd,Enthusisam(Sex Transmutation),The Subconscious MInd,The Brain, and the Sixth Sense!

    All together now say “In an easy and relaxed manner, in a healthy and positive way, in its own perfect time, for the highest good of all, I intend $1,000,000 to come into my life and into the lives of everyone who holds this intention.”

    now Write it down! Memorize it! and Repeat day and night until it manifests in your life and into the lives of everyone who holds this intention!

  4. Theres something very fundamental people are forgetting. “For the greatest good of all” does NOT necessarily mean “for other people”. It simply means that you are stating to yourself that you intend to do the best things you possibly can with the money IN YOUR OWN EYES. Notice that he does not state exactly what the greatest good is, or even if it has to involve other people. The form of the sentence is very significant here.
    Plus, anyone who is familiar with get rich literature has read the book Think and Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill, written in the 1930s, and the most famous book ever written on the subject. They will recognize Pavlina’s concept from the book- the concept of Autosuggestion, which is something all self-made rich people understand. If you want anything, including money, you have to repeat it to yourself every day, twice a day, 5 times, however many it takes for that desire to start stirring thought processes inside your head. This “experiment” is not New Agey at all, and to call it such is a complete insult to what is now a long tradition of get rich literature which this is a part of.

  5. Steve says in his “How to make money from a blog” page that he now makes $1000 a DAY from his blog without selling anything. Does anyone else have trouble buying that claim? I don’t think anyone makes that much just from putting ads on a blog. And plus, rich people do not ever talk or brag about their riches. They prefer not to draw attention to it. What do you think?

  6. Hey, Winston, if Steve says that, then he’s telling a lie. Leave aside the fact that he has those banners in the sidebar selling fast reading and Site-Build-It, but he sells himself with every word he writes on that blog. I think he has a clear purpose in his mind, and that’s attracting as many people as he can to participate in his workshops.

    You’re right, rich people don’t want to draw attention on their riches. However, Steve doesn’t probably fall into this category. $1000 per day looks like a lot of money to me or to you, but if one was poor for most of his life, then he surely needs a lot of such $1000 days in order to update his status to the rich one.

    It’s funny. I wrote this article back in 2006, when I was just starting to see that one can make a living from websites and although I don’t buy into all things Steve claims, I have to admit that his posts were somehow motivational for me at that time. I used to think “if this old-fashioned looking, peculiar guy can do it, then I surely can do it, too”.

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