3 Reasons You Must Attend a Self-Development Event This Year, If You Are Serious About Changing Your Life

Seminars changed my life and I know they can do the same for you. It’s a bold claim I know, but it’s 100% true.

February 1st, 2016 was the day. Instead of going to work I took the day off to attend a seminar by myself. I had recently stumbled upon a Tony Robbins quote from Instagram and started down the rabbit hole of his endless content.

It was at a time in my life where I knew I needed to make some changes. I wasn’t happy with where my life was going but didn’t know where to start. So I signed up for an event with several speakers including the headliner, Tony Robbins.

I’ll never forget leaving there feeling like my life had changed. It sounds cliché but it truly was an awakening moment. 

Being surrounded by people who want to excel in life is intoxicating. And listening to people like Dean Graziosi, Nick Vujicic, and Tony Robbins that day was game-changing. 

Since then I’ve had the privilege to attend seminars and masterminds around the country. Here are the three reasons you must attend a self-development seminar this year.

1. Surround Yourself with Like-Minded People

As Jim Rohn said, “You are the average of the five people you spend the most time with.”

Most of the time I’m guessing you are surrounded by the same people in your life. Your family, coworkers and the same group of friends you’ve been hanging out with for years. While that’s not a bad thing necessarily, seminars allow you to meet new people.

It’s literally a chance to meet thousands of like-minded individuals. Some of the most driven, intelligent, and creative people I’ve ever met in my life were from seminars.  Plus, the energy is like a concert of positivity.

And if you attend Tony Robbins’ Unleash the Power Within it has more energy than a rock concert.  It has more than 5,000 people under one roof, dancing, singing and enjoying the party.  .

Networking Opportunities

As Zig Ziglar said, “Motivation is like taking a bath; if you stop doing it you begin to stink!” 

If you keep going to these types of events you are likely to find amazing networking opportunities and potential business partners. You are around people who are extremely successful and yet are still trying to take it to the next level. This is hard to find in a world where most people want to do just enough.

2. Immersive Learning

The education system sets us up to hate learning. We are forced to memorize facts, statistics, and other subjects that aren’t relevant in the real world. Unfortunately, this makes most people hate learning which is a terrible way to go through life.

As Leonardo da Vinci said, “Learning never exhausts the mind.” Your brain loves to learn new things but oftentimes we aren’t in environments that challenge our brain enough.

Plus, the more you learn the more you earn! While learning on your own with books, podcasts, and videos is great, seminars are 100X more effective.


There are two reasons. Firstly, you commit to being at the seminar – you bought the ticket, you took time off work, you’ve put off other social obligations, and you’ve recognised that you needed change in your life. You’ve shown that you’re committed to lasting change. 

Secondly, you are fully immersed in an active learning environment. Think back to when you learned a language in high school or college. If you’re like me I’m sure you don’t remember much as you learned a little bit each weekday throughout the semester. But if you moved to a country where that language is spoken frequently you would learn it much faster.

The same goes for your own development. While reading a Tony Robbins book is a great way to learn, attending a seminar is 100X more effective Not only do you walk on fire (literally) at UPW but you are also in a peak state. When you’re in a peak state your mind is primed to learn and retain more than ever.

Plus you’ll be hearing, seeing, writing during the event. Mixing all of these learning styles with a peak state is how you retain more information than ever.

3. Change Your Environment

Think back to the last time you had a game-changing idea for your life or business. Did it happen when you were scrolling social media or sitting in front of your computer? Or did it happen when you were driving somewhere, working out or in a new environment?

Almost always, great ideas come to you outside of your normal environment. This is your subconscious mind at work.

This is why you can get amazing ideas in the middle of the night or when you’re in the shower. You’re not actively thinking about a problem and in a different environment.

Attending a high-performance seminar is like steroids for your brain, it’s almost cheating to be in such a positive, uplifting, and supportive environment. You have no choice but to learn things you wouldn’t elsewhere. Not only through immersion but by not getting distracted with the chaos of life or your social media feeds. .

Begin Your Transformation Today

I’m confident that if you are looking to take your life to the next level attending a personal development seminar will rapidly speed up the process for you. While I can’t promise anything, I will say they have transformed my life. I’m hooked on becoming a better version of myself and now attend at least an event per quarter.

Quit worrying about spending money and start thinking of it as an investment in you. As Warren Buffett said, “The best investment you can make is an investment in yourself.”

You will transform your entire life if you put yourself in the right environment to learn and accept new ideas. Plus, you might meet someone that can change your life forever.

Even the worst case scenario is that you learn more in a weekend than most do in a year. It’s almost inevitable that when you come back from a seminar you’ll have more momentum and drive than ever before. Coworkers, family, and friends will want to know how they can get that type of energy in their lives.

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