Personal development – also called self-sufficiency – is a booming industry! And Internet-based personal development – also commonly called e-learning – is now becoming increasingly popular.
According to market research and statistics, it is a 64 billion dollar industry worldwide. In the United States alone, it is estimated that $ 9.6 billion will be invested in personal development in 2005 in the form of:
– motivational chats
– personal training
– weight loss
– Stress Programming
It is also expected that this industry will grow at 11.4 percent per year and reach 13.9 billion dollars in 2010.
People are now turning to a specialist to assist in a variety of areas like and above. For example, Robert Kiyosaki, "Rich Dad, Poor Dad," and "had been in the New York Times bestseller list for several consecutive years and sold 20 million copies!
Likewise, Stephen R. Covey" The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People & # 39; sold more than 15 million copies in 38 languages worldwide!
Similarly, many people spend thousands of dollars participating in personal development issues each year, as noted by industry-renowned professionals like Tony Robbins, Zig Ziglar, Jim Rohn, T. Harv Eker and others.
Parallel to this great strategy, websites based on personal websites, usually membership sites, are becoming more popular as people can learn through audio and video programs from home comforts. One well-known example is the University of Success, which became the first website of personal information on the Internet within a few months of the beginning three years ago.
Basically, people begin to realize that the life span is too short to one learn from their mistakes and it's actually better and faster to learn from successful people who have done what you want to read through reading their books, listen to their tapes and watch their DVDs, attend live classes or even join them as coaches or trainers.