How many of you would attend a motivational seminar? I’m asking because I know quite a few people that are either intimidated by the idea or a little embarrassed. As a matter of fact, I have friends that are afraid to purchase a self help book, in fear of what others may think! Somehow some of them think it is a sign of weakness to do so…. There is absolutely no shame whatsoever in trying to improve yourself, and although self improvement is a very personal matter, here are some reasons why I really believe you should go out of your way to attend a professional motivational seminar:
Energy & atmosphere
The energy confined within a seminar is extraordinary. You will not find another place like it, something happens when you have a mass of people all looking to improve their life, circumstances, income and future. It is quite an experience, which rivals rock concerts and other gatherings in terms of excitement and enthusiasm from both the presenters and the audience. This positive energy is very addictive and you will find yourself having a tremendous time. Although the topics and stories may sometimes be of a serious nature, the atmosphere is never one of sadness or sorrow. It is about re-inventing yourself and making your life better. Put together hundreds, thousands or tens of thousands of the same-minded people and what you get is pure magic. The mere buzz that flows through the event will have you wanting more, accepting to do more and ultimately achieve more.
These seminars are some of the best places on the planet to make contacts with like-minded people, which can develop into fruitful business relationships or long lasting personal friendships. You will be surprised that the vast majority of people attending these seminars are quite affluent and highly successful individuals in their own right. If you run your own business, this is a wonderful place to network and get the word out about your company, as well as learn about others in your region that you may not have been aware of. Everyone that attends seminars usually leave with a few new friends, and having friends and/or contacts that are on the same wavelength as you are is extremely important to help you succeed in life and business. Remember no one ever makes it on their own… it’s a TEAM effort. On a personal note, I and my business Partners attended a motivational seminar in March of this year (Dallas, Texas) and forged a business relationship with a company that will be worth millions to our company in 2011.
What’s great about seminars is that the presenter can go into greater details about their success or experiences that made you want to attend the seminar in the first place. Therefore, you are likely to get much more information and insights into what helped them create their specific success. It also helps to humanise the speaker and when you see that the life-changing knowledge that you read or listened to was created by a human being not that much different from you, it will show you that you are just as capable to create wonderful things in your life as well. Also, these professional seminars usually include a guest lineup speakers from different fields of business and success, so you are very likely to learn much more than you thought you would. You definitely leave a motivational seminar with a ton of new knowledge.
One of my favorite aspects of motivational seminars is that it is very interactive with the audience. People are encouraged to ask questions and share their stories. It’s one thing to hear about the presenters and their stories about turning their lives around, but when you hear it from someone sitting next to you, to me that is even more powerful. It makes everything real and possible for you, in that if these people next to you are capable of it, then nothing is stopping you from doing the same. As well, this is a platform for you to share your inspiring story too! You may find sharing your story very rewarding and very therapeutic. This is what’s great about these events…everyone is there to help each other, including within the audience itself.
Your dedication to your cause
Attending a motivational seminar used to require quite an investment from you. They used to be quite expensive in terms of money, and they used to be time consuming as well. Today however that’s not the case you can attend a one day seminar with world class speakers for less than £20.00 (example: www.getmotivatedgb.com a one day event with a stellar line up of speakers, including James Caan, Zig Ziglar, Karren Brady, Mark Victor Hansen, Morris Goodman, Christine Hamilton and more) Also, you need to attend with your utmost focus & concentration, along with an open mind so that you can absorb the information & experience properly. Needless to say, you can clearly see that it requires a vast dedication on your part to effectively attend such an event. This is why most people do not, because most people give up or don’t want to put in the effort. However, attending a motivational seminar will help proclaim how serious and dedicated you are to turning your life around and improving it. This is why so many people go back home completely different individuals. When you combine such dedication with insightful knowledge, the result can truly be life-changing.
Boost your motivation momentum
As you go through your daily life, you will probably only remember at most 10-15% of any book’s information. After all, the act of reading a book isn’t memorable. However, attending a motivational seminar is absolutely a memorable event to take part of. This is why you are much more likely to remember knowledge from such an event, compared to having just read the book. Plus, it’s a wonderful way to skyrocket your motivation into the stratosphere, where if you are smart about it, you can ride that momentum all the way to accomplishing all the goals you ever dreamed of.
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Make 2011 the best year of your life, after all its show time right now…. It’s not a dress rehearsal.