WorkShop Junkie-itis

Workshop Junkies, they are everywhere!

There’s a strange phenomena in the workshop world.  I am afraid it might be catching.  Have you experienced it too?

Yes it the case of WorkShop Junkie-itis.

It starts with a yearning to better oneself and move ahead with a personal business venture.  Entrepreneurs have the highest risk of catching this time and money sucking disease. 

Unsuspecting victims sign up for every workshop in their niche and some that are almost there (you never know what you might learn when you go to a workshop so some cast a wide net just to be sure!)

They then put the charge on their card, arrange travel and accommodations (if necessary) and block off the time in their schedules, amidst all the other programs they are attending.

Most WorkShop Junkies do turn up at the event (some don’t as they find themselves double booked with conflicting workshops or are exhausted from all the workshops and traveling.)  They sit diligently drinking out of their Nalgene bottles and nibbling on a bag of raw almonds whilst taking copious notes.

Breakthroughs and Ah-has are experienced during partner shares.  Spirits are lifted, anything is possible.  Contacts are made and people are friended on FaceBook. LinkedIn and Stumbled Upon.  Business cards fly through the breaks at the speed of light from one hand to another.

The workshop finishes and everyone returns home.  Back to reality.  Back to life on the other side.  By Wednesday memories of the workshop start to fade, notes gather dust along with the volumes of notes from other workshops.

Dreams are cast under the shadow of inertia, whilst life happens.

By Friday they are back to planning the workshop at the weekend as they quietly hope this will be THE one, the one that has THE answer, the golden key, that nugget they have been waiting for to get their dream out into the world.

And it starts all over again.  Getting that workshop “fix” has now become a second job!

The question is, “When is the information from the workshop implemented?”

At the end of the day we need workshops to grow and evolve both our businesses and ourselves as Spiritual Beings on the planet.  They work.  They give great information and connect people.  A sense of community is felt as people meet one another again at another venue on the circuit.

But information is only as good as the action taken to implement it.

And this is where most WorkShop Junkies fall short, they just don’t take inspired action and implement what they have learned.  Not because they don’t want to but because they have so many events to go with different coaches and modalities that their focus is a little scattered and the notes are all over the place.  It’s a full time position in and of itself, they just don’t have the time and brain space.  Being a WorkShop Junkie is a lifestyle choice.

If you or someone you know is suffering from WorkShop Junkie-itis, help is available:

1.        Look for an accountability buddy or hire a coach to keep you in the mode of inspired action and to be held accountable for said action.

2.       Do not sign up for a new program until you have attended and implemented the ones you have already paid for.

3.       Schedule “processing” and “planning” time the week following the workshop to review your notes and set up an action plan to implement all the golden nuggets from the workshop.

Do you know a WorkShop Junkie (“WSJ”)?  Are you yourself a little bit of a WSJ?  For those that have the symptoms listed above please let us know what support would ease you out of being a junkie and into inspired action. 

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