I do this as a public service, not to imping on the commercial value of this DVD. I've found incredible nuggets of data available through this particular DVD. I've separately blogged that people should used this DVD as Bob Proctor recommends - listening to this every day for at least 30 days in order to re-program your thinkining over to continued, habitual use of the Law of Attraction.
This transcript is only a complilation of the subtitles, adding in the quotes which appear on-screen through that DVD. There is no attempt to link the various teachers with their quotes. I've edited this transcript with an eye to readability, keeping similar thoughts together in paragraphs.
Please enjoy and comment as you wish. But buy and give "The Secret" DVD. What this transcript covers has far more meaning when you read it after having listened to this DVD several times.
The Secret to Money
You know, The Secret was definitely a real transformation for me, because I grew up in a family where my dad was very negative, thought that rich people were people that had ripped everyone off. Thought that anyone that had money must have deceived somebody. So I grew up with a lot of beliefs about money, that if you had it it made you bad, you know, only evil people have money, and you know, money doesn't grow on trees.
That was a big one.
'Who do you think I am, Rockefeller?' That was one of his favorite phrases.
So I grew up truly believing that life was difficult, that it was hard, you had to struggle. And it was only when I met W. Clement Stone that I literally began to shift my life.
"Whatever the mind of man
it can achieve."
- W. Clement Stone
When I was working with Stone, he said, 'I want you to set a goal that's so big, that if you achieved it it would blow your mind. And you would know it's only because of what I've taught you that you would have achieved this goal.'
Well, at the time I was making about eight thousand dollars a year, and for some reason I wanted something that was really measurable. So I said, 'I want to make a hundred thousand dollars in a year.' I had no idea how I could do that. I saw no strategy, no possibility, but I just said, 'I'm going to declare that, I'm going to believe it, I'm going to act as if it's true, and release it.'
And so I did that.
And one of the things he taught me, was every day to close your eyes and visualize the goals as if it's already achieved. And I had actually made a hundred thousand dollar bill that I'd put on the ceiling. So the first thing I'd see when I woke up, I'd look up and there it was, and it would remind me that this was my intention. And then I would close my eyes and visualize having this hundred thousand dollar a year lifestyle. And interestingly enough, nothing major happened for about thirty days. You know, I didn't have any great breakthrough ideas, no-one was offering me more money. And all of a sudden I was in the shower, it was about four weeks into it, and I had a hundred thousand dollar idea. It just came right into my head. I had a book I had written, and I said, 'If I can sell four hundred thousand copies of my book at a quarter each, that'd be a hundred thousand dollars.' Now, the book was there, but I'd never had this thought.
And one of the secrets, I think, is that
When you have inspired thought
you have to trust it
and you have to act on it.
Now I didn't know how to do that. I didn't know how I was going to sell four hundred thousand copies, we'd never done that. And then I saw the National Enquirer at the supermarket. I had seen that millions of times and it was just background. And all of a sudden it jumped out at me as foreground. And I thought, 'Wow, if readers knew about my book, certainly four hundred thousand people would go out and buy it.'
And about six weeks later I gave a talk at Hunter College in New York to six hundred teachers, and this lady comes up at the end and she says, 'That was a great talk, I 'd like to interview you. Let me give you my card.'
I said, 'Who do you write for?'
'I'm a freelancer, but I sell most of my stuff to the National Enquirer.'
You know, and I had this little theme from the twilight Zone went off in my head. 'Dern-ner ner ner...'
Like, whoah, this stuff's really working. So that article came out and our book sales started to take off. But the point I want to make, is that I was attracting into my life all these different events, including this person. And to make a long story short, I did not make a hundred thousand dollars that year. We made ninety-two thousand three hundred and twenty-seven dollars. But do you think we were like depressed and going, 'This doesn't work?' No, we were going, 'Whoa, this is amazing!'
And so my wife said to me, 'Wow, if it works for a hundred thousand do you think it'd work for a million?'
And I said, 'I don't know, I think so. Let's try it.' My publisher actually wrote me a check, it was a royalty check, for our first Chicken Soup for the Soul book. He actually put a smiley face in the signature, 'cause it was the first million dollar check he'd ever written. And so I know from my own experience, because I wanted to test it, does this Secret really work? And we put it to the test. It absolutely worked.
And now I live my life from that every single day.
Well, I can just imagine what a lot of people that are watching this are thinking. And that is, how can I attract more money into my life? How can I get more of the green stuff? How can I get more wealth and prosperity? How can I, when I love my job, deal with the credit card debt that I have and the realization that maybe there's a ceiling on the money that can come in, 'cause it's coming to me through my job? How can I bring in more?'Intend it! This goes back to one of the things we've been talking about throughout the whole Secret. Your job is to declare what you would like to have from the catalogue of the universe. Well, if cash is one of them, say how much you would like to have. 'I would like to have twenty-five thousand dollars unexpected income, within the next thirty days.' Or whatever it happens to be. it should be believable for you.
Most people have a goal of getting out of debt. That'll keep you in debt forever. Whatever you're thinking about you will attract. You'll say, 'But it's get out of debt.' I don't care if it's get out or get in, if you're thinking debt you're attracting debt. Set up an automatic debt repayment program and then start to focus on prosperity.
So many times people say to me, 'Well, I'd like to double my income in the next year.' But then you look at their actions and they're not doing the things that are going to make that happen. And you know, they'll turn right around and they'll go, 'Well, I can't afford that.' Ok, guess what, 'Your wish is my command.' When you focus on lack and scarcity and what you don't have, you fuss about it with your family, you discuss it with your friends, you tell your children that you don't have enough. 'We don't have enough for that, we can't afford that.'
Well guess what? You'll never be able to afford it, because you begin to attract more of what you don't have.
If you want abundance, if you want prosperity, then focus on abundance. Focus on prosperity.
When I first understood The Secret, I was getting bills. Everyday I would get a bunch of bills in the mail. And I thought, 'How do I turn this around?'
The law of attraction states that what you focus on you will get. So I got a bank statement, I whited-out the total, and I put a new total in there. I put exactly how much l wanted to see in the bank. So I thought, 'What if I just visualized checks coming in the mail?' So I just visualized a bunch of checks coming in the mail. Within just one month, things started to change. And it's amazing.
Today I just get checks in the mail. I get a few bills, but I get more checks than bills.
I grew up on, 'You have to work hard for money, you have to work hard for money.' And so I replaced that with, 'Money comes easily and frequently.' Now in the beginning it feels like a lie, right? There's was a part of your brain, that will say, 'Oh you liar, it's hard.' So, you have to know this little tennis match that will go on for a while.
When it comes to creating wealth, wealth is a mindset. It's all about how you think. I'd say of 80% of my coaching that I do one on one with folks is about their psychology and the way they think. I know when people are listening they say, 'Oh, well you can do it, I can't.' Every person has the capability to change the way their inner relationship and conversation with money.
I find so many people who maybe make a tremendous amount of money, but their relationships stink. That's a technical term by the way. And that's not wealth, it really isn't. You know, you can go after the money and you might get rich, but it doesn't guarantee you'll be wealthy I'm not suggesting that money isn't a part of wealth, it absolutely is, but it's only a part.
And then I meet a lot of people who are, quote unquote, 'spiritual', but they're sick and broke all the time. That's not wealth either. Life is meant to be abundant. In all areas. Many people in Western culture are striving for success. They want the home, they want the great business. They want all of these outer things. But what we found in our research is that having these outer things does not necessarily guarantee what we really want, which is happiness.
So we go for these outer things thinking they're going to bring us happiness, but it's backwards. You need to go for the inner joy, the inner peace, the inner vision first and then all of the outer things appear.
Other chapters to The Secret unauthorized transcript:
Chapter One - Introduction to the Secret
Chapter Two - Feelings
Chapter Three - How to Use the Secret
Chapter Four - Powerful Processes
Chapter Five - The Secret to Money
Chapter Six - The Secret to Relationships
Chapter Seven - The Secret to Health
Chapter Eight - The Secret to the World
Chapter Nine - The Secret to You
Chapter Ten - The Secret to Life