with Kevin Hogan, Psy.D.
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Q and A– Your Questions Answered
Q. Recently people who wrote ‘The Secret’ have stated that the fires that have happened in California have forced nonbelievers to evacuate while those who wrote ‘The Secret’ are safe and free from danger. You didn’t write about this in Coffee with Kevin Hogan, so I’m guessing you didn’t see the press. Any comments?
A. I had to do a google search. Wow, that is an impressive claim/implication. I’d say it’s the stupidest thing I’ve ever heard but every time someone who contributed to ‘The Secret’ says something it’s…well…insane. Answer: People don’t and can’t repel fires or hurricanes or anything else. Try it sometime. Hurricane comes to the gulf. Get 1000 people who are well versed in The Secret to stand at 2 mile intervals along The Gulf of Mexico. We’ll be waiting to see the hurricane go back through the Carribean, kill a bunch of people there, head out to the Atlantic and vanish…….Come ON kids, how ignorant are people out there. My god, this is flat out cruel, evil, unkind, mean spirited. Look, here it is clear and simple:
The Secret Challenge $50,000 my money. Anyone in ‘The Secret’ can try and move (repel like the fire thing) a spoon (even bend it) while it’s under my crystal clear spaghetti bowl on my Coffee Table, I’ll donate $50,000 to any charity and give the person $50,000 for their time on the flight to Minneapolis. My spoon, my house, no one goes within five feet of the table. I PROMISE you that when we film this and have the person’s face scrunched up, they will look pretty goofy…when we catch them tail between legs walking out the door. Takers? Will this finally solve ‘The Secret’ problem? Are you kidding? No one will even “try.”
Q. Sex transmutation. Napoleon Hill writes about it. He talks about how important it is to success but no one else writes about it and no one including Hill describes WHAT is it or HOW to DO IT. I figured if anyone would know it would be you! Please reply!
A. Sex drive is the drive of success. Read the bio’s of successful people and they all have hyperdrive sex drives. In a nutshell, sex transmutation is simply delaying the gratification of the sex drive into your work until it is complete then satisfy the sex drive. The research is impressive, but the most recent is about Baseball Players who go to cities with upscale men’s clubs. Then they go to those clubs, and those who do, perform significantly worse than their nonsexually driven colleagues. If they could just wait til *after* the 3 game series is over to visit their favorite dancer or whatever, they would hit and pitch much better and the research bares it out….and yes, there is more to it than this but I’m going to have to phrase things gently for the public consumption. Give me a few weeks.
Q. Is Covert Persuasion and Covert Hypnosis ethical or not? Why? I found your writing about your experience in Poland with the media to be very revealing both about your hopes for the use of good ethics and also creating long term relationships. But you must admit it seems to conflict with the book titles. Don’t you agree?
A. Covert Persuasion/Covert Hypnosis are neither ethical nor unethical. The act of gaining compliance is not an ethical/unethical question. WHAT you are trying to gain compliance FOR and TO is what determines the ethics. It makes no logical sense to use compliance gaining tactics for anything that is unethical or anything that will harm the long term relationship. Covert Persuasion makes it easy to cause people to feel comfortable and familiar enough with you to say, “yes.” What they are saying “yes” to is in your hands.
A. It was a coincidence. Nothing more. Lindsey Roeper is one of the most affable gals at the Playboy Club and she was super nice to the guys in theInner Circle. Both her and her partner “Bama.” Photos are at See Lindsey Roeper’s Playboy Cover and Photos
A. No inside line and I don’t give financial advice. I simply have a public record of what my portfolio (and that of my friends and some family members) is. Because the portfolio does quite well, it’s worth allowing others to see what I do. I have no inside line to any companies. Investing on inside information is largely useless. It’s about the global picture….what is happening in the world. There’s no rocket science here. Money is becoming worthless, thus you buy gold. Oil is becoming protected and scarce, thus you buy oil and oil stocks. The dollar is going down the tubes and emerging markets are profitable, thus you buy international mutual funds and win twice.
A. I’m not a religious person. On the one side, Rome is the city on 7 hills (the beast)and Rome is slowly becoming impotent compared to it’s power even 50 years ago. So, in that respect, no, I don’t. BUT, when it comes to countries aligning themselves in specific ways mentioned in Revelation is does make even a nonreligious person pause and wonder….
A. I’m not sure yet. I’ve got so many people asking but I don’t know if I can squeeze it in or not. So, watch Coffee. If I can I’d love to, but I wasn’t planning on it. So let’s just see what happens. If I don’t go to Turkey next year, (and THAT is looking less likely) then maybe we will.
Q. I bought your wealth package and it’s good stuff….there are two books recently I read that if you have the time and I know you love to read… I’d like to see your opinion of…Rick Warren’s Purpose Driven Life and Joel Osteen’s Your Best Life Now.
A. Well whatever, don’t buy it until November 12 when we have a nice little amazon promo to go with the book! We wrote the book because we had a lot to say that hasn’t been said before. The book is awesome.
Q. If someone said you would lose all of your possessions today but that you would have access to $10,000 per month for the next 18 months and then the access would run out, what would you do and where would you go?
A. i.e. where do you move to, to live and succeed for the rest of your life starting with nothing but a monthly stipend for a year and a half? Man… OK China or Panama…or maybe one of the Eastern European countries. Probably not the U.S. or anywhere in Western Europe. Certainly not Russia or the Middle East.
A. Simple politics. Politicians tell Americans that jobs will be lost if Mexicans cross the border, tech gets farmed to India or whatever. Creates a real mess, makes our country non-competitive and weakening very quickly. We’ve almost screwed ourselves in so deep we won’t be able to get out.
Q. I was just reading your newsletter and one part made me reminisce on 9/11. What is your opinion on the various theories? What is your opinion on the various evidence trying to prove it was an inside job?
A. I’ve never seen a shred of tangible evidence. Look, how do you get Clinton, Bush, Cheney, Powell, Carter, blaah blaah to all even TALK about something like this and we don’t hear about it. It’s simply not real. What happened is what happened. Whenever tragic events happen there is always odd stuff going around in the periphery. This is no exception. Make for a great fiction novel though….
Q. There was an article on your site about how ‘The Secret’ is making people poor. Is that article archive where I can further read it. I did not get a chance to finish viewing. If it’s been removed, can you explain?
A. Do a google search, there should be something there. Obviously if people follow “The Secret” they will fail and …fail…and fail…and fail… Random achievement? Sure. But the 95% will fail. I’ll be happy to do a study with any of the authors of ‘The Secret’. But they won’t do a study because then they’d be out of the money…..