The Secret is being spawed ... The Science of Getting Rich
Haven't posted for a while but was concerned when I read about 'the secret' here.
I can confirm there are 'strong' reasons to see links between this and bob proctor & jack canfield.
Actually on one webpage the top strapline reads [i:3f04b1d541]bob proctor from the movie the secret presents ...[/i:3f04b1d541]
I guess that's because there's a new wave of people out there that are web savvy but don't know bob's name ... yet.
I found out about 'the secret' as follows:
There are some hypnotherapists whom I 'rate' in the US (I'm in the UK) and I'm getting a lot of email bombs appearing on forums about how 'the secret' is changing lives etc. (BTW: surely that's the job of hypnotherapy, anyway). Like most on this forum I am hard-wired to distrust information when I'm told how 'true' and 'perfect' it is.
They are also strongly urging joing up to 'the law of attraction' which is on a VERY SLICK and professional website fronted by, guess who bob proctor and jack canfield.
And if you check out the affiliate link you will find you will get $500 for every person you get to sign up and buy the whole shooting match in a nice leather briefcase PLUS $250 for everyone that they get to sign up or join.
Sorry, but am I missing something? Doesn't THAT sound EXACTLY like a MLM up-line - down-line structure? Surely someone hasn't dressed up some good ideas in a snazzy suit And if you check the affiliate sign up T & C it reads just like amway, herbalife etc AFAIK, anyhow.
It offers (this is a straight cut and paste off the website so sorry if it reads rough ...)
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So, you've got a classic system whereby once they've conviced YOU to dump $1,995 down the tubes denial will force you to refuse to see you've been conned and providing you can con 4 more people you've got $2,000 back in your hand.
In the meantime however, bob proctor and jack canfield have just raked in $2,000 and have 4 more suckers ready to milk.
Of course, I could be wrong, there might be something sooooo wonderful that it's worth $2k to learn ... I don't think so.
I can take anyone that wants to resolve nigh on anything that's troubling them in their mind over about 4-6 sessions of hypnotherapy and I won't be charging one quarter of that - ( Methinks: I guess I need to start up a cult myself ! ! ! )
Lastly, since most people have cottoned onto the 'con' of riding on science ( see EFT and Einstein and energy etc) this time the dynamic due of proctor and canfield are applying ...
[i:3f04b1d541]The science was first formulated by Wallace D Wattles in the 1910s and then Napoleon Hill in the 1950s. TODAY Bob Proctor and Jack Canfield have taken this Science into a Whole New Era.[/i:3f04b1d541]
Same medicince - new bottle.
Later Bob Proctor is referred to as the World's #1 Coach on the Science of Getting Rich - Glad I know that now.
Here are some links for your info
It looks to me like a classic sales letter, very long and full of pseodo good stuff that slowly bypasses conscious awareness until you've been hooked.
<Professionally crafted sales copy>. AFAIK good ideas don't need such ...
Also if you do read the website you will find a specific factual innacuracy that nearly all gurus tout, it's the one about goals and the percentage of people that they work for.
[i:3f04b1d541]Take any group of 100 people at the start of their working career and follow them for 40 years until they reach retirement age and here's what you'll find, according to the Social Security Administration:
Only 1 will be wealthy
4 will be financially secure
5 will continue working, not because they want to but because they have to
36 will be dead
54 will be dead broke - dependent on the meager Social Security checks, relatives, friends and even charity for a minimum standard of living.
That's 5% successful, 95% are not.[/i:3f04b1d541]
Think for a minute: How can your US Social Security confirm 36 are dead? Dead is dead and how can they reach retirement age if they are dead? Do they statistaclly model the dates of death and extrapolate to when they 'should' have retired and factor them in as dead? C'mon!.
This is plain wrong. It's based upon supposed 'Famous' research of old students of Havard or another Ivy League school. Robbins, Rhon and all the rest quote it but when researched it was proved that said research NEVER took place, NO records exist and the stuff was simply urban legend. I'm away from my filing at present but I'll post the link to the story later on FYI so no one thinks I'm doing more making up myself.
I suggest you sign up as an interested party to recieve the 7 secrets - let us be the judges as to whether 2k is a fair price to pay -
NOT! BTW, on another part of the website this is referred to as 'lead capturing software. Interesting that many marketing books suggest that you need to remind someone 7 times of your existance before they will purcahase from you - and with a $2k close just round the corner I'd happily send out 7 automated emails every day of the week. Well, wouldn't you? According to the email I've had there will be 7 over 20 days to recieve, again, a good period to inculcate new beliefs.
Be pleased to hear back from others ...
Oh, I'll soon be launching my new model of EFT, now this one really works and what's different is that it'll only cost ....