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Are Seminars A Costly Waste Of Time And Money?

By Andy Shaw | January 23, 2010

Originally Posted 11 Jan 2007

Surely I could do something better with my time!

I attend at least four, three/four day training seminars a year. I struggle to fit these in with my family life and then there’s the expense of them as well.

Why is it that I and a lot of other very wealthy/successful people give up so much of their time and money attending training seminars?

At the recent underground event, I met a lot of people. Some were near dead broke, yet had spent money they didn’t have attending a four day course. In the chance that they would learn something that could reverse their situation.

At the event there were success stories, one after another being spouted. From single Mums who hadn’t been able to work, but then learnt new skills and set themselves financially free. To Yanik Silver, who said that he spent last year nearly £50,000 on attending seminars and educational products.

If it’s good enough for Ted…

Ted Nicolas, who is 82 years old, did not miss a minute from the seminar. He and his wife attend six to ten seminars a year where he is speaking and he uses them to learn.

I bumped into a guy that was earning $2,000,000 a month online. When I asked him for his reason for attending he said, ‘Well, it was at one of these events a few years before that I met my business partner.’ Now he views these events like I do as an essential part of his business.

On the Friday night I sat down to dinner with a really nice guy called Simon from Poland. We were chatting for a couple of hours, and during that time I found out that he was 26 years old, and had started his second business when he was 16. His business now had 650,000 subscribers paying him at least $17 a month. This was just one of four businesses he had. He had come along to meet up with a few friends and see what was new.

People are always saying to me, how can I get started or, I’m really in trouble and I need to find a way out. How can I learn what I need to so that I can become financially free? Well if you’re reading this and this sounds familiar then it is simple, you need to get more training. This is all these events are; they are training seminars for business people or entrepreneurs.

Why is it we believe our education should begin and end at school?

For years I believed that when I finished school, my education ended, why was that? Well I believe it was because I was trained to believe that. Well whether I was or not, I was wrong. Seminars, courses, books and home study systems are very useful.

I attend events that can cost as little as £300 and as much as £6,000 for a few days training. I can honestly say that I have never attended a seminar where I didn’t get value for money.

There is always a snippet of information or a completely new idea. Or you hear something you have heard before but never applied. Again you hear it and this time you see how you can apply it and how much it is worth to you.

Just one idea that I took away from one seminar went on to make me over £1,000,000. And I continue to have the benefit of that idea today and will do for the rest of my life. What’s more I get to share that idea with others and help them.

The Ultimate Return on Investment

This is the real advantage of attending seminars, the return on investment. You have a one time cost in time and money for a lifetimes benefit. If you value your life and your future and you think you could achieve more, why not start to learn about training again?

When I talk to people and they say, ‘you’re spending how much, on what?’ I look and feel sorry for them as I find it difficult to burst people’s bubbles, as they are important to them to live in. They need the protection of ignorance, without it they would really understand what an expensive place to live in, it really is. Just imagine all that depression they would go through if they realised how ignorant they were being. :-)

I am intending to cover this subject in more depth here and am going to be providing some simple tools to obtain the most from each seminar you choose to attend.

However, if you are considering starting a business, before you do I recommend you attend at least a couple of these events and have your eyes opened to the modern way of doing business. You may find that your current level of education will cost you a real fortune if you do not.

Best Wishes

Andy

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