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Trick or (Re)Treat: Why You Should Absolutely Make Time For In-Person Events


Picture of an Egg talking to other Eggs in a Team Building Retreat

As the ongoing pandemic creates a growing trend towards digital and virtual content, it’s understandable that people begin to question the value and benefits of attending a live event.


If you’re ready to change your limiting beliefs as quickly and efficiently as possible, experts recommend immersing yourself in the in-person event of your choosing. Here’s some important reasons why from a few recent studies:

  • Face to face personal interaction is foundational to creating a feeling of understanding, acceptance and psychological safety which are significant barriers to being able to change current beliefs and behaviors.

  • People learn best by doing rather than watching and in-person activities provide that opportunity more easily and more efficiently. The trainer or teacher can observe the attendee and coach them on technique, giving instant feedback, maximizing effectiveness (and thus results), and minimizing poor habits from doing the technique incorrectly.

  • Feeling connected to others and being in a supportive environment is much higher for in-person activities.

  • With remote activities it’s much easier to stay in the very comfort zone that keeps our issues on life support. Exploring our limiting beliefs in a unique environment provides unique answers and insights to those same limits, helping us to be free of them.

  • It’s much easier to focus and not get distracted by our phones, our pets, our family, or any of the comfort things in our environment that we use to keep ourselves distracted from these issues.

  • Significantly fewer tech challenges or problems. In-person has zero lag and is always in high definition at sixty frames per second! 😊 You’re experiencing what happens as it happens.

Einstein is often quoted as saying, “Insanity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results.” To get a different result, stop tricking yourself with the same old ways of thinking, feeling, and doing. Try going on a retreat. Specifically, a retreat from all your old ways of doing the same thing.


Decide now to get out of your house, get out of your head and get out of your own way. Get into a supportive environment and get with others seeking different, better results. Most importantly, get to a retreat lead by someone who has taken steps in the direction you want to go who can help guide you to an internal transformational experience.


Nothing we can find, attain, or create on the outside will ever be as powerful or important as what we find, attain, or create on the inside. Or as the saying goes:


“Adding wings to caterpillars does not create butterflies, it creates awkward and dysfunctional caterpillars. Butterflies are created through transformation.” – Stephanie Marshall

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