BI 023: Does The Secret Work?

Years ago, the Secret was all the rage. Just put your thoughts out into the universe and it will come true. Recently I ran into three exhibits of the Secret in action. However, if you look closer besides putting their thoughts into the universe, they had a plan and took action. Listen to learn more about two blogging superstars, yours truly, and if the Secret really works!

Budgeting in the Fun Stuff’s How I Make Money Blogging

Financial Samurai’s How to Engineer Your Layoff

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19 Responses

  1. krantcents says:

    Who knows for sure, although setting goals and developing a plan is more assured. I believe you have more control over your destiny than you realize. You still have to the work!

  2. Thanks for the shoutout Buck!

    I do believe in “the secret”. The secret of being optimistic, coming up with a plan, and executing. Finishing what we start is very important and hard work requires no skill

    I always thought I’d work until 40 and call it a career. However, sometimes when you start something (FS, Yakezie), things go better than expected if you stick with it. Engineering my layoff essentially was equivalent to working until age 41 based on the amount I got.

    The more we know, the more we know our worth!

    Good luck with your speaking gig!



    • Buck Inspire says:

      You’re welcome Sam!

      Good point about being optimistic. Haven’t you noticed the Secret seems to work more for positive people? Amazing how you got a 6 year severance. Exciting times and will eagerly follow your new journey.

      Thanks and will keep you posted about the speaking gig.

  3. Arlee Bird says:

    I don’t know that I’d call it “a secret”, but yes I can see where certain elements of what you say will work. Once the idea is out there, we have to start taking action to make them happen. That’s where many people fail. They get get ideas out into the universe and even receive encouragement from others, but they don’t do anything about the dream.

    Hope you get your proposal accepted from NMX.

    Wrote By Rote

    • Buck Inspire says:

      Thanks Lee! I believe the Secret is made of two parts. Thoughts and action. Sadly, many of us just have thoughts and don’t act on them. I’m trying my best to add action to my thoughts. Things seem to be moving in the right direction. I hope my proposal get accepted too. Will keep ya posted!

  4. Jon Rhodes says:

    I think to a point it does work. If you are crystal clear on what you want, eventually you will see an opportunity to make it happen. It’s whether you are perceptive and motivated enough to see the opportunity and take it that counts.

    It’s happened to me several times in my life. For example I said to myself that I wanted to join a band when I left university. As soon as I did I ran into an old friend who was complaining about his bands guitarist. I took the opportuntiy to offer my services, and he rang me a few weeks later. I also once said to myself that I wanted to meet my life partner at age 27. It happened and I’m still with her 8 years later.

  5. I think “the secret” and “goal setting” go hand in hand… they’re almost two of the same. It’s all a matter of focusing on what you want. Through focusing on something, you end up setting goals… and if your mind is fixated on that goal.. your day-to-day actions will help you move towards that goal.

  6. Crystal says:

    Thank you for the mention!!! Yep, my first step was to announce what I was planning and then to work 100 hour work weeks until I could achieve it. 🙂

  7. Congratulations on being picked for the proposal! I believe that you make your own luck in this world. Well done on making yours.

  8. I think my “secret” is act as if it all depends on you and pray as if it all depends on God…and you will get somewhere and you will be led to something.

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