Workshops - Frequently Asked Questions
- What are the workshop hours?
- What payment options do you accept?
- What airport should I use if I'm flying into the city?
- What transportation options are available between the airport and the hotel?
- I'm arriving by car. What's the parking situation?
- How do I book a hotel room?
- Will there be any presenters other than Steve?
- I follow a special diet. Where can I find suitable food while I'm in town?
- What's the refund policy after I register for the workshop?
- Can I attend only part of the workshop (and pay a lower registration price)?
- Is it possible to do a payment plan to pay for the workshop registration?
- Will this workshop be recorded?
- Do I need to read Steve's book Personal Development for Smart People before I attend the workshop? Do I need to read anything from Steve's blog?
- What else is fun to see and do in Las Vegas while I'm in town?
- Are there plans to do workshops in other cities/countries?
- Are any workshops available for streaming over the Internet or as products to be purchased later?
- Are there continuing education credits for this workshop?
- Is there an affiliate program for this workshop?
Registration begins at 8:00am on Friday, the first day of the workshop.
The workshop hours are:
9:00am-5:30pm on Friday (registration is at 8:00am, workshop begins at 9:00am)
9:00am-5:30pm on Saturday
9:00am-4:00pm on Sunday
Lunch breaks will be about 2 hours long, roughly at noon-2:00pm each day, so you'll have lots of time to socialize with other attendees. There are plenty of restaurants within walking distance of our meeting room. No food will be served in the meeting room.
Las Vegas is on Pacific Time (GMT-8).
You can register online with a credit card (VISA, MasterCard, American Express, Discover). Or you can pay via PayPal.
McCarran International Airport (LAS) is the closest. It's just southeast of the Las Vegas Strip. Many major airlines fly to Las Vegas, so it shouldn't be difficult to book a flight.
There are commercial shuttles that can take you from the airport to your hotel for a small fee. You can catch one of these shuttles just outside of the airport's baggage claim area. These shuttles come and go frequently. You won't need to reserve a shuttle when you're leaving the airport, but you'll need to schedule a reservation for pick-up at your hotel if you want a shuttle to take you back to the airport. There are no free hotel airport shuttles because Clark County prohibits local hotels from operating their own airport shuttles.
Here's the contact info for some of the Las Vegas shuttle services if you want to schedule a pick-up from your hotel to return to the airport (these are open 24 hours/day):
Showtime - (702) 261-6101
Bell Trans - (702) 739-7990
Grayline - (702) 739-5700
You can also find plenty of taxis just outside of the baggage claim area if you'd prefer to take a taxi. You can rent a car at the airport as well if you'd like to have a car during your stay.
Free parking is abundant in Las Vegas. The venue hotel has a parking lot for guests.
To make your hotel room reservation at the venue hotel, please visit the hotel details page, which is linked from the Workshop Info section of the individual workshop page. You'll find instructions there.
If applicable, please mention our group code to get the group discount rate for your hotel room. The group code is different for each workshop and is listed in the Workshop Info section of the individual workshop page. The group code will also be emailed to you after you register for any workshop.
If you have the flexibility to stay in town for a few extra days after the workshop (perhaps until Tuesday or Wednesday), you'll probably be glad you did. Attendees are often surprised at how quickly and easily they make new friends at the workshop, and they love being able to immerse themselves in all that positive social energy for an extra day or two. Many people have rescheduled flights and extended their trips because they didn't want to leave so soon. It's common for attendees to get together in small groups and independently arrange fun social activities after each workshop.
Steve will be conducting the entire workshop. Others may help facilitate some parts of it, but this isn't a multi-speaker event.
There are dozens of restaurants within walking distance of the workshop room, so you should be able to find something to fit any diet. The buffets are usually a good choice because there's so much variety to choose from. Finding food to suit your diet shouldn't be a problem.
If you want to locate vegetarian or vegan restaurants in the city, consult HappyCow.
Your registration is non-refundable, so there are no refunds or exchanges on tickets once purchased. If you sign up, please show up.
No, Steve's workshop are designed to be experienced in their entirety, not in parts. Later material builds upon earlier material. If you expect to miss some of it, it's probably not a good idea to attend. Plan to be there for every day of it.
Only if you finance it with some other entity like your bank or credit card company. Pavlina LLC isn't in the financing business.
It's possible but probably not. If the workshop is recorded, the recordings may be used for a variety of purposes, including posting clips online and/or creating new products.
Do I need to read Steve's book Personal Development for Smart People before I attend the workshop? Do I need to read anything from Steve's blog?
You don't have to read Steve's book or anything from his blog before you attend the workshop. Each workshop is designed to be complete unto itself.
Las Vegas is home to some of the most amazing live entertainment on the planet, and workshop attendees often get together to see shows in the evenings after dinner. This is totally optional of course, but if you're able to see a show or two while you're in town, it will make your trip that much more memorable.
It's hard to go wrong since there are so many incredible shows in town, but here are some suggestions. If you like variety, the Blue Man Group at the Monte Carlo is a lot of fun. Ka at the MGM, Mystere at Treasure Island, O at the Bellagio, and Le Reve at the Wynn are great choices if you enjoy stunning acrobatic performances. If you prefer stand-up comedy, Vinnie Favorito at the Flamingo is a blast if you're in the mood for something racy and over the top, and Rita Rudner at the Venetian is a nice choice if you like neurotic comedy.
You can usually make show reservations the same day if you want, so feel free to pick one spontaneously while you're in town. Just be aware that a show could sell out if you wait till the last minute.
If you like freebies, some people enjoy watching the fountain show in front of the Bellagio or the erupting volcano in front of the Mirage. At the registration desk at many hotels in town, you can request a "fun book" or "coupon book." This will get you a bunch of discount coupons for things like drinks and food. Sometimes people hand these out on the street as well.
If you enjoy shopping, the Forum Shops at Caesar's Palace is a large indoor mall in the middle of the Strip. Going north up the Strip, the Venetian/Palazzo has a large indoor mall and food court, and the Fashion Show Mall is a little further north on the opposite side of the street (just north of Treasure Island). Going south down the Strip, Planet Hollywood has a ton of indoor shops ringing the casino. While the casinos and many of the restaurants are open 24 hours, the shops maintain typical mall hours.
If you want to try your hand at gambling, most major casinos offer free lessons on how to play their games. Just ask any pit boss if they have free lessons and when/where. Of course there's a house edge on every game, so if you do choose to gamble, treat it as an entertainment expense, and don't risk your rent money. Good choices for making your money last are blackjack (if you know how to play basic strategy well) and craps (if you bet the pass line and take the odds bet). Roulette and the big six wheel are generally the worst in terms of the house edge. The house edge on roulette is 5.26%. Gimmicky non-standard games usually have really bad odds too. Just be aware that swings are common, so your short-term results may not align with the long-term probabilities.
Casinos offer unlimited free drinks to gamblers (including alcoholic drinks, coffee, tea, soda, juice, water, etc). You can get free drinks even if you're just playing slots. A cocktail waitress will come by periodically to take your drink order and will deliver your drink to you. They work on tips, so tipping 50 cents or a dollar is appreciated but not required. You can tip casino employees with casino chips or cash.
You must be 21 or older to drink alcohol or gamble in Las Vegas. If you look like you're younger than 30, expect to be carded and show your ID to any casino employee who asks for it.
At some point during your stay, you may be approached by someone wearing a dark suit who asks you a question like, "Hi, how long are you in town for?" or "Would you like some free show tickets (or a free hotel stay)?" These offers are legit, but the catch is that you'll have to sit through a presentation for buying timeshare properties that takes a few hours if you want the freebie they're offering. You'll see these salespeople in many high-traffic areas, including inside the casinos. They almost exclusively target couples, so if you're alone they probably won't approach you.
Vegas is a liberal, free-spirited city, so expect to loosen up and have fun while you're in town. :)
We're sticking with Las Vegas for now.
Each workshop is designed to be experienced in person. The social aspect is an integral part. So there are no plans to deliver them as anything other than live events. Even if you must travel from far away, it's well worth it for the transformational experience and the results. Get off the Internet for a few days, and join us in person for a very memorable weekend. :)