Several doctors showed up at my latest seminar.
Most of them were great. They were there to learn. But one of them sat in the audience reading a newspaper. Can you imagine that?
He was way in the back and was such a disturbing element to others around him that I told the group on Friday that there would be no newspapers, magazines or books brought into the room from then on. Now, just so you know, this newspaper reading thing was a “first ever.” Even when I was putting the group through a visualization exercise – this “know-it-all” continued reading.
Amazing that someone would pay $4000.00 plus flight, hotel, food and so on – to sit in a seminar and read the paper – which, incidentally, contains almost nothing real or true in it.
How someone could sit in one of my seminars and read is so far removed from my reality, I cannot even conceive of the stupidity, closedmindedness and ignorance of such a person. There is always something to learn. In fact, I have people in my seminars, very successful men and women – who for all intents and purposes, shouldn’t be there. They’re already extraordinarily wealthy and successful. The last thing they need is another dollar. Yet, these people, men like Michael Masterson, Pete Lillo – two men who spoke at the event, sat and took pages and pages and pages of notes. More notes than anyone else.
And when Pete and Michael spoke – I also took plenty of notes.
The three of us know that you can learn something “all the time.” In fact, the “no-learning state of mind” – which is attained by few of us here on earth – is only attained by the person who is always learning and integrating; it’s the state in which you learn from young and old, from male and female, from birds, animals and all of Mother Nature.
The newspaper reading idiot didn’t show on Saturday, to the relief of everyone else. And I hope I never encounter a rudeness like this ever again – otherwise I’ll have to bring out and use my Zen-stick.