The Event High: Neuroscience, Motivation, and the Blueprint for Lasting Change

Aug 16, 2023

Welcome to another enlightening episode where we dive deep into a phenomenon we've all felt but rarely understood - the event high. Picture this: you're at a grand event, soaking in every word, feeling on top of the world. But a week later, that blazing fire within reduces to mere ashes. Why? Today, we're unraveling the mysteries of our brain, exploring why we lose that motivation and how to make it last. I felt compelled to share this episode because understanding this can be a game-changer in our personal and professional lives. Let's dive in!

Key Takeaways:

  • The power of events and the unique energy they bring.
  • The neuroscience behind the event high: Understanding dopamine, serotonin, and oxytocin.
  • The alarming rate at which we forget what we learn.
  • The AARC Blueprint for lasting transformation: Awareness, Action, Repetition, and Community.
  • The importance of community in our transformation journey.

Step-by-Step Process to Ensure Lasting Change:

  1. Awareness: Recognize the event high for what it is - a spark.
  2. Action: Implement one thing you've learned immediately.
  3. Repetition: Practice daily to reinforce new learnings.
  4. Community: Engage with like-minded individuals for collective growth.

Notable Quotes:

  • "It's not about the spark. It's about the consistent flame that follows."
  • "True transformation is a marathon, not a sprint."
  • "One is not a big enough number for success."

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Always remember, while events can ignite a spark within us, it's the daily actions, habits, and community support that truly fuel our transformation journey. Embrace the journey, stay persistent, and surround yourself with a community that uplifts and supports you.


  1. What is the event high? It's the surge of motivation and empowerment we feel during significant events.
  2. Why do we lose motivation after events? Our brains are wired to retain reinforced information and discard non-essential data.
  3. How can we sustain the motivation from events? By following the AARC Blueprint: Awareness, Action, Repetition, and Community.
  4. Why is community important in our transformation journey? A supportive community bolsters our growth, provides insights, and helps us stay accountable.
  5. How often should we practice new learnings from events? Daily practice is key to reinforcing new learnings and ensuring lasting change.


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