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February 09, 2007

Do You Know 'The Secret'?

Several months ago I watched an independently produced movie that few people had heard of at the time. The content of the film was amazingly powerful. But this wasn't an action-adventure, drama or comedy. It was a movie called The Secret, which revealed the secret to success and living a vibrant life.
The buzz about this movie has been building steadily, but it took a mammoth leap yesterday when Oprah Winfrey aired an entire one-hour show about it. The little movie that could is now the #1 DVD on Amazon.

The "secret" is not really a secret at all. It's wisdom that has been passed down through the ages based on a principle you've probably heard before. But most people spend their lives disconnected from the principle and, therefore, struggle. I've been aware of this secret (or law) for many years and regularly incorporate it into my writings (and my life).

But of all the books and resources that address this topic, The Secret DVD does perhaps the best job of presenting it and driving home the message.

What does this have to do with music promotion? Everything.

The reason so many musicians struggle and complain is because they don't understand the "secret" and the effect it has on their careers and lives. Most successful, content musicians have tapped into some aspect of this simple universal principle and apply it on a regular basis.

And here's the rub: This secret law directs the events and circumstances of your life whether you know about it or believe it or not.

I'll stop typing for now and let you discover it on your own. There is a summary transcript of yesterday's show on the Oprah site here. Check out the movie on Amazon, where you can also watch a two-minute clip.

As Mike Dooley says, "Thoughts become things ... choose the good ones."


posted by Bob Baker @ 9:40 AM   2 comments


At Feb 9, 2007 9:50:00 AM, Anonymous Jo said...

Yeah I watched The Secret.. the Law of Attraction has been mentioned in so many books, but I guess even I can someday hope on writing one about it, cos most people forget about it and abandon it. It' a nice concept but to do it takes time, lots of it, and patience..

At Feb 13, 2007 11:33:00 AM, Blogger Manhydra said...

I, too, have learned about "the Secret" some time ago from several sources. I agree with Jo. Using the concept on the "Law of Attraction" may enable one to manifest desires, but requires hard work for one to, first realize, then apply. When I first discovered this concept, I thought, "Wow, is that all? That seems a little too simple." But my ability to realize this "hidden power," let alone to put it into practice, did not take place until years later.

I believe Bob mentioned something related to this topic in one of his podcasts "Artist Enpowerment Radio; Show #7."


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