Does the ‘Law of Attraction’ Really Work?

Napoleon Hill-Think and Grow RichAfter years of hearing/reading about it, I finally bought and just finished going through Napoleon Hill’s “Think and Grow Rich.” 

The points Hill makes are as relevant today as they were in 1937 when the book was first published. Without doubt, the key messages throughout his book are the source of so many current bestselling self-help books/programs such as The Secret, the genesis of the Master Mind movement, and the ideas behind the Law of Attraction.

logo-radio-show7Does the Law of Attraction really work? In Episode 3 of my Internet radio show,  entrepreneur and consultant Karen Fraser discusses “Making Opportunity Knock”.   I decided to take notice of  any opportunity I was attracting. 

Here’s how the stars aligned recently:

Two week-ends ago I discussed a need for an honest-to-goodness marketer to help me implement and promote the vision I have for products and services.  How would I find that person?

Read on …

Typically, I look after my little grandson on Wednesdays. Last Tuesday morning (two days after the discussion about marketing) I was called in because his regular babysitter was ill.  Later that afternoon I picked up a telephone message inviting me to be a participant in a full day marketing workshop the very next day.  I was able to take advantage of the opportunity because I didn’t have to babysit that day.

The workshop, hosted by Conext Inc., was excellent. Not only did I learn a lot about marketing from the workshop facilitator, I also learned a good deal of information from the other participants. 

Whitby Chamber of Commerce Logo Sept 07For example,   Teresa Shaver, Membership Development Manager of the Whitby Chamber of Commerce and Dave Stell, Communications Specialist with the Ajax-Pickering Board of Trade  both explained that Chambers of Commerce and Boards of Trade are basically the same entity, depending on how they originated, and that they each offer a multitude of benefits to business members who sign up (including networking events and group insurance rates).

Ajax Pickering Board Of Trade new logo - small

Follow-up: I’m meeting with Eric Gilboord, the marketer who impressed me that day. 

Lesson Learned:

1. Be clear about what you want and state it in some form or other.

2. Opportunities will come knocking – and offer many possibilities; if you keep your eyes open and your wits about you, you will identify them.

3. An opportunity becomes a reality if you follow up.

What is your experience with this concept?

Creatively Yours,

Nellie Jacobs


Through her Igniting Imagination programs and services, creativity consultant Nellie Jacobs stimulates creative-thinking, providing tools to individuals, organizations and companies to help ‘mine’ hidden or latent human resources for the personal and professional betterment of all.

All Igniting Imagination with Nellie Jacobs talk radio episodes are numbered and archived for your listening pleasure, inspiration and convenience at

Seasons 1 and 2 guest photos, profiles, topics and links to their episodes are posted on at Just follow the links.

Twitter:@nelliejacobs                                                                                                                    Linkedin:

2 thoughts on “Does the ‘Law of Attraction’ Really Work?

  1. Pingback: Take the Leap Now! « Igniting Imagination with Nellie Jacobs

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s