Pssst....Come closer I have "The Secret"

Real Estate Agent with Resident Realty

     So I may be the biggest skeptic that ever lived.  There are so many products out there these days that are going to create some kind of miracle in your life.....Take this pill and lose weight, put this cream on and look 20 years younger, spray this on for a full head of hair.  YEAH RIGHT!!!  I mean come on who buys into that stuff? 

   You can imagine then what I was thinking when my chiropractor told me I needed to watch "The Secret".  He told me how he had improved his life, health, and business all by watching this so called miracle video.   (If you have not heard of "The Secret" basically it is the power of positive thinking, the laws of attraction.)  Now at this point I was thinking he was tired of hearing about all the negative in my life and just trying to break it to me gently.  I mean after 25 years in law enforcement and being surrounded by criminals a person can get pretty negative, and that I was!!!  Now I was trying to get my real estate business going so I could leave law enforcement for good, but my wheels just seemed to be spinning and going nowhere.  So I reluctantly took the video home with me that day. 

     After watching it I still thought it was a line of crap, but at that point what did I have to lose?  So I thought I would start out with baby steps.  The video talked about a man that could not find parking at work, so he started to visualize it before he left his house in the morning.  Sure enough, according to the video, there was a spot waiting for him when he arrived.  My office just happens to have the same problem, so I gave it a try and visualized the parking spot.  When I arrived at work there was NOT ONE PARKING SPOT OPEN!!!  I KNEW IT!!!  Still I did not give up right away.  I kept imagining the spot as I drove around the block and when I got back, what do you know ,there was a spot waiting for me.  IT WAS A MIRACLE!!!!! or was it?  I was still skeptical but it was actually feeling good being positive.  So I started thinking positive about my life.  I started believing in myself and my business.  Things have really changed for me, my business is the best it has ever been, and I feel happy and healthy most days.  I still get down on my luck from time to time, and when I do my wife will look at me and say "Remember the secret." 

     So is this really the law of attraction or have I just made myself more approachable and more pleasant to be around.  What ever it is, it is working for me and I encourage you to watch "The Secret" for yourself.  Really, what do you have to lose? 

     Here is a quote from Rhonda Byrne, creator, author, and executive producer of the secret.

"Love and Gratitude can part seas, it can move mountains and it can create miracles.  The power of love and gratitude will dissolve all negativity in our lives:  No matter what form it has taken....." 

Comments (8)

Tony Giglio - Cincinnati, OH
Positive thinking does have an enormous impact on your life.  I have a friend who teaches the same 'secret'.  His clients actually pay him for this.  They tell him what they want, success, spouse, new job etc., and he walks them through visualizing what they want.  Every detail, every dotted "i".  He has helped many folks reach their dreams through the power of positive thinking.
Feb 18, 2008 11:19 AM
Shirley Parks
Sands Realty 210-414-0966 - San Antonio, TX
Broker, 210-414-0966, San Antonio TX Real Estate
Tom, Thanks for your post.  My daughter read "The Secret" and now I am reading it. 
Feb 18, 2008 11:19 AM
Charlie Arthur, CCIM
RE/MAX FIRST, INC. - Port Townsend, WA
Write down your goals, then suit up and show up.  Have faith and it all works out.  I have relied heavily on the Buffini system to generate leads and referrals.  If I don't work, I don't earn.  The "secret" I think is a positive attitude.
Feb 18, 2008 11:23 AM
Todd Finch
I don't think I'll watch "The Secret" but I do agree that the power of positive thinking is probably one of the greatest tools we carry with us each day and for me that comes from preparing myself each morning with the most powerful book ever written "The Bible".  A great place to begin is in the book of Proverbs.
Feb 18, 2008 11:25 AM
Eric Webster
Five Star Real Estate - Grand Rapids, MI
Grand Rapids, MI, Five Star Realty

I love it when a skeptic opens the door, even a crack.  I've always thought that being positive, having written goals, and a constructive intention certainly could never hurt a situation.


Feb 18, 2008 11:36 AM
Laura Karambelas
Baird & Warner Downers Grove - Downers Grove, IL
Realtor - Downers Grove
I had watched a small segment on "The Secret" and found it interesting.  I haven't read the book, but plan on getting it.  I thought about a vision board with pictures of all of my listings and writing SOLD underneath all of them.  Maybe we should all try it???
Feb 18, 2008 11:59 AM
Shirley Parks
Sands Realty 210-414-0966 - San Antonio, TX
Broker, 210-414-0966, San Antonio TX Real Estate
Laura, I started a 'vision board'... one of the pictures I have on it is a picture of flat abs... LOL...
Feb 18, 2008 12:06 PM
Tom Emmerling
Resident Realty - Loveland, CO
Great idea Laura!!  I will get mine started.
Feb 19, 2008 02:34 AM