6 Reasons Why the Law of Attraction May Not Be Working for You

September 6th, 2010 with 27 Comments

So, you’ve tried using the Law of Attraction and it’s not working.  Well, don’t fear.  The DSP Law of Attraction experts are here to give you 6 reasons why the Law of Attraction might not be working in your life. 1. You’re doing it wrong So, you’ve watched “The Secret”.  You’ve read all about the […]

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Keep Your Goals to Yourself!

September 3rd, 2010 with 4 Comments

An interesting thing those pesky scientists do is challenge conventioanl wisdom.  I found this TED talk by Derek Sivers that challenges the conventional wisdom if telling people your goals so they can hold you accountable.  In my personal experience, I learned that I had a better chance of getting something done by keeping my mouth […]

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Law of Attraction Questions and Answers

August 30th, 2010 with 22 Comments

I read a pretty good article that featured questions and answers about the Law of Attraction .  As I was reading it, I wondered  why no one ever bothered to ask me these questions. So, I thought I should.  Here are the DSP essential Law of Attraction answers. Feel free to compare my answers to […]

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The Danger of Science Denial

August 18th, 2010 with 8 Comments

After I blogged about my problems with the “health” side of self-help, I came across an excellent video by Michael Specter.  He talks about the dangers in denying science.  He expresses views similar to mine in that modern medicine (vaccines, etc) have saved lives and provide a higher quality of life.  I like the way […]

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My Beef with Self-help BS

August 17th, 2010 with 28 Comments

People ask me all the time: what’s your problem with self-help. They ask: What’s wrong with helping people?  Even if they ARE frauds, they aren’t hurting people. They’re  helping people. Well, it’s about time I answered this (rather than my usual answer of ‘helping, my a$#). First of all, I have no problem with people trying […]

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Penn and Teller are Full of Bullshit

August 11th, 2010 with 20 Comments

I’m a HUGE fan of Penn and Teller.  Love their magic act. And I love their show Bullshit.  But I watched an episode the other day that made me think that on this occasion they were full of bullshit. It was a show they did on Feng Sui.  Now, for full disclosure, I have no […]

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Go Broke By Maxing Out Your Credit Cards on Info Products

August 9th, 2010 with 16 Comments

I once went to a Dan Kennedy seminar and heard a story that made me want to puke.  It was about Jeff Paul, the guy who maxed out his credit card to go to a Dan Kennedy seminar.  Of course, he made a TON of money after that.  This story illustrated what is possible if […]

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Smile or Die!

August 5th, 2010 with 5 Comments

A great animated video of a talk by Barbara Ehrenreich talking about mandatory positive thinking.  The guys at RSanimate are talented indeed! Thanks also goes out to Michel Fortin for tweeting me this link.

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Know Your Limitations

July 30th, 2010 with 4 Comments

I was watching a video by Youngme Moon whose book “Different” I highly recommend. She created an anti-creativity checklist. #2 on her list of things to do in order to NOT be creative was to “know your limitations.” Huh? I don’t know why there’s such a kneejerk reaction to the phrase “know your limitations”.  I […]

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Is it Better to be Lucky Than Talented?

July 22nd, 2010 with 6 Comments

Someone once asked me something interesting.  He said, “if The Secret’ and all this stuff is not real, then why do so many rich people endorse it?” I thought it was a good question.  So, here are two possible answers: 1. The “rich people” are the people who became rich selling Secret-related products 2. Rich […]

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