Self Improvement Book Club – The Secret

Self Improvement Book Club – The Secret
Carly Jacobs

Welcome to the new and improved Self Improvement Book Club!

Featuring my mate Olivia Jacobs (yes we have the same surname but are not related that we know of) where we pick a self-improvement book and critique it.

The first cab off the rank is The Secret. Spoiler alert – it’s garbage.

In this episode, we talk about…

•How poorly written this book is
•The mystery of why it got so much attention (like Oprah level attention)
•How we’ve read the book and still have no idea what The Secret is
•The gross whitewashed ‘experts’ in the book
•The damage the book could cause with its false claims of ‘manifesting’ misery

Links mentioned in the podcast

Study that shows that negative thinking can affect our immune responses – https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/15250815/.

Study that positive thinking can ease anxiety. https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0005796715300814

Study that shows that happier people are more successful. https://www.apa.org/pubs/journals/releases/bul-1316803.pdf

Oprah endorsing The Secret – https://www.oprah.com/spirit/_75

The Staggering Bullshit of The Secret – https://observer.com/2015/06/the-staggering-bullshit-of-the-secret/

Listen

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