A live training event is like a buffet-type restaurant.
At a sit down type restaurant your food is brought to you. At a fast food restaurant they hand it over to you. But…at the buffet you have more choices and nothing is brought or handed over to you in pre-measured quantities.
You are responsible for getting up and getting your own food. You must choose what you want and how much you want. If you’re not careful you’ll eat yourself sick. You’re free to sample new food, and you can pig out on what you already know you like.
This is just like a live training event. There’s so much offered, that if you tried to do it all, you’d get sick from overload. You’d end up getting a negative value because you tried to do it all.
You have to go into these live events with some knowledge of what’s there, what you need, what you want and what you can actually use.
Whenever I to into a restaurant that offers a buffet I first go and look it over before I buy. I want to know if it contains what I want. I want to see if it contains any new choices that will broaden my gastronomic experience.
Before you attend a live event you need to obtain similar knowledge.
Once you decide to go to the event you need to know how to sample the wares. You need to learn how to get the most out of the event without getting “burnt out” with Information Overload.
You need to learn how to get the most for your money.
And, once you go home, you need to know what to do with all that knowledge before the excitement burns off and the alligators of life resume snapping at your backside.