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Review: Get Motivated Seminar, Colin Powell, Michael Phelps, Others @ Arco Arena

Years ago, for just the cost of parking at the Arco Arena in Sacramento California, I went to the “Get Motivated Seminar” and saw Steve€ Forbes (from Las Vegas via live link), Michael Phelps, Phil Town,€ Tamara Lowe and Colin Powell.

I did not realize that Phelps, the most successful and most decorated Olympian of all time, with a total of 28 medals, did something other swimmers did not:€  trained every single day, year after year, without fail. Just hearing that was motivating for me. Even then, Phelps trained every day — including Sundays, figuring it gives him 52 more days a year in the pool than many of his competitors.- usatoday

Colin Powell was a very good speaker. I enjoyed his story about the perks of his position, what it was like to always have his own private jet, and his story about his meeting with Gorbachev.

It was an interesting seminar.

I also got motivated to try Phil Town’s day trading seminar since my 401K had been taking a royal beating. After researching investools.com, however, I thought I could figure out swing trading on my own with a Google search: Swing Trading Tutorial.  After more research, on my own however, I believe that there is not, after all, an easy fortune to be made by swing trading if you are a beginner. A review I read said that it was more risky than the company was letting on.

Being risk averse, I canceled and my card was not charged. For more on motivation, Google “How to motivate people”

It was still an interesting seminar and looking back on it, I’m glad I went.

In 2019 this write up is still on the net:

Get Motivated! Seminars have reached over 10 million people over the past 30 years and every Fortune 1000 company. Those that have graced our stage include 6 US Presidents, countles Heads of State, and the world’s most successful personalities from sports, media, politics, business, finance and entertainment including President Clinton, Steve Forbes, Barbara Bush, Rudy Giuliani, President Reagan, Terry Bradshaw, Goldie Hawn, Suze Orman, Shaquille O’Neal, Mikhail Gorbachev, Larry King, Zig Ziglar and many more. Visit the Get Motivated! website to see scheduled lineup for your city.. (Yelp)

The Get Motivated Seminars, however, are no longer offered and the www.getmotivated.com domain name is for sale (Nov 26, 2019).  The Better Business Bureau website says:

… If you have an unresolved dispute with this company you may wish to seek legal advice.

Out of Business:

This BBB Business Profile provides information about the prior ownership of Get Motivated Business Seminars until its assets were sold in or around June 2016. (BBB)

What Actually Motivates people?

When I ask myself this question today, I think of current state of the World Wide Web. What are the top 10 most popular web sites and why?

1. Google (find stuff.) 2. YouTube (watch stuff), 3. Baidu (find stuff, China), 4. Tmall (buy stuff, China), 5. QQ (chat, music, shop, blog, China), 6. Sohu (search, news, games, email, China), 7. Facebook (blog, news), 8. Taobao (shopping, China), 9. Wikipedia (information), 10. Yahoo (mail, news, maps, videos)

It is surprising that by sheer numbers in 2019 the majority of world Internet traffic is trending to be driven by China, the world’s most populated country, currently at 1.4 billion people or 18.1% of the world’s human population. India is second with 1.3 billion people, and the USA is the third most populated country with 330 million people.  (Source)

We humans are motivated by Self-actualization, Self-protection, Love and Belonging, Status/Esteem, Mate Acquisition, Mate Retention, and Physiological Needs says one source. That sounds like a good high level summary.

Can you visualize how each of these human motivations maps to Web site use?

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I constantly spent my half an hour to read this blog’s articles every day
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I attended today in Tulsa. I agree that looking at the speakers you should be able tell that the event leaned to the right. That’s okay with me, even though I‚Äôm not a republican. I thought the line-up of speakers was interesting enough to take my office staff. However, I thought the advertising was somewhat disingenuous because it was billed as a business seminar, not a religious or political one. And I am a Christian. That said, to profess to be one (Christian) starts with being honest. I really did not appreciate feeling like I was the subject of a… Read more »

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I used to be suggested this web site via my cousin. I’m no longer certain whether this publish is written through him as no one else recognize such unique about my trouble. You’re wonderful! Thank you!

Rarly
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Rarly

Christians are easily duped.

Why do you think all these scams like this one, MLM, Amway stuff, etc., are all geared toward christians? If you’re gullible to tithe 10% of your money to somebody telling you you’ll live forever, you’re going to fall for this stuff too. The more religious you are, the easier it is to dupe you. Simple as that.

Sarah
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I went to one in upstate NY yesterday and so glad i found this site because i felt the same way. I was offended at the religious propoganda being of another faith and although i did pick up a few tips on business skills, i did sign up for one of later scheduled class *at the urging of my colleague so we could split the cost* and will cancel it. As a beginner in stock trading, I am not interested in their method after reading here. I was actually searching online to see if my instincts were right about the… Read more »

Shawn
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Shawn

I attended the Get Motivated Workshop in Seattle. What an amazing Bait and Switch operation! From saying that it was being held at the Key Arena then sending folks to a place in Kent to watch it “Live” onscreen to the workbooks which were from last year’s speakers to having the speakers talk about politics instead of success and motivation. If Republicans want to have a patriotic feast and happy dance so be it. But, I think it should be marketed as such. It should not be presented in the way that it currently is. They are really quite slimy.… Read more »

Jim
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Jim

Has anyone who went to the Memphis seminar March 29th received any of the emailed free books or book summaries?

I’ve called Customer Service (SIC) four times only to be lied to each time.

Last night I got a call saying I had been selected to receive a ‘free’ gift. This scam needs to be stopped.

Heather
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Heather

It is important that people are honest. If a person is not successful/practicing integrity in their personal life, they should not be giving advice about anything other than their area of success, until they are on the right path in their personal life and can be honest about it. James Smith sells himself not only as a successful business man but as a successful husband and father, so it IS important what he does in his personal life. The fact that his son works with him is a positive for him, and I think if his wife was by his… Read more »

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Joe Joe

Who cares what James Smith does in his personal life? The question is, does his training work? Personally I don’t know, but I don’t see how his personal business should be dragged into discussions about his business activities.
BTW, I’m not a supporter of James Smith, nor a detractor, just not understanding the connection. I’ve known many guys who were great business men but didn’t have such a great personal life. Everybody can’t be successful in every aspect of their life and I think a persons personal life should be that, personal.

George Vieth
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I was at your site and did not want to disturb you. I would like to talk about doing some business. PLease give me a call

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James Smith Company / Get Motivates Seminars Scam News Utah woman going to prison for scamming dozens, including widow … Oct 28, 2010 … Professed real estate expert Jolee M. Tibbitts told Joyce … about half from Utah — lost a total of $1.2 million in Tibbitts' scam, … http://www.deseretnews.com/…/Utah-woman-going-to-prison-for-scamming- dozens-including-widow-Iraq-solider.html – Cached Robinson v. Tibbitts et al :: Justia Dockets & Filings Dec 29, 2009 … Tibbitts et al – Justia Federal Dockets and Filings. … Torts to Land, – Tort Product Liability, – All Other Real Property … Torts – Property, – Other Fraud, – Truth in Lending… Read more »

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Irish

Wrong and wrong. The religious and conservative messages were woven in throughout this BUSINESS seminar. Nobody said anything about that in the session I attended. You were simply meant to conform or sit there uncomfortably. Your and their insensitivity is breathtaking: the insensitivity of the dominant majority. Imagine me coming to your meeting and surprising you by talking (off subject) about how to remove religion and other superstitions from your life, and then saying “well, if you didn’t like it you could always have left.” It would be palpably inappropriate for me to do, and it was for them too.… Read more »

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