How I got a Book Deal using the Law of Attraction

Have you seen the movie The Secret? By now, everyone has watched it, it’s old news and the “Law of Attraction” has already come and gone as a passing fad. But wait! It actually does work and I’m going to share an amazing story which will hopefully lift your spirits and keep you thinking about setting your goals and intentions for this life.

Power of Positive Thinking, Affirmations, Manifestation – that’s The Secret!

The Law of Attraction works like this: Focus your mind on what you want instead of what you don’t want, and watch the universe actually start to fill your mental orders. Suddenly it’s easier to meet the people you need to meet and to be at the right place at the right time to find what you were looking for and on and on it goes…creating the life that you want with the very power of your thoughts. Manifesting, setting goals and intentions, visualization and guided meditation all are ways to use the Law of Attraction. Since most people are too busy thinking about what they don’t want in life, they simply attract more of what they don’t want: bad relationships, money problems, dead-end jobs, and daily struggles. As Esther Hicks says in the film, “what you put your mind to becomes a reality.” Change the way you think, and your life will change.

The Secret DVD

How did it work for me? I first watched The Secret 7 years ago when I was living in a bungalow on the beach in Thailand. Someone brought me the original movie from the USA before it become mainstream and said, “Jennifer, you have to watch this…it’s amazing!” I looked at the cover with this special writing and I was excited to find out what was the secret! I watched the stories of creating vision boards and seeing years later as things came true, and I thought, “Wow, I want to try that!” It sounded so cool, and after all, I had nothing to lose!

The next step was to decide, well what do I want? That can be a hard question actually! Do you focus on small things, big things…where do you begin? And I remembered the story from the Chicken Soup for the Soul guy and he dreamed of getting his first big paycheck. I think he even wrote a fake check to himself just to hang on the wall. So I thought ok, I can do something like that. And this is what I did:

After watching The Secret, I created this Best Seller List for my vision board

Yes, this New York Times Bestseller list is FAKE. I made it for my vision board! I decided to put myself at the #1 spot on the chart as a way to motivate myself to write a book, and of course become a successful author too! I simply went online and found a current bestseller list, and with a quick print screen and change in photoshop, I instantly got to the top of the book charts. Well, in my mind! I have to laugh at myself because I even put a fake date on it – I decided to hit the bestseller list on the day before my birthday as a gift to myself…I gave myself a few years to complete the project and picked the year 2011.

Remember: According to The Secret, you don’t have to know how you are going to do something or when you are going to get something, you just have to know that it will happen.

So here’s the amazing thing. I printed this bestseller jpg and I hung it on my wall in my office/bungalow/house. Every day when I sat at my desk I would see my name and my book with the red circle around it and take a minute to visualize my success. Clients and friends who came to my house would sometimes notice it and say, “Wow, Jennifer I didn’t know you wrote a book!” I used to laugh and say, “Well…not yet. That’s part of my vision board.”

Over time, the paper started to get dirty and worn. I lived right on the beach so it was hard to keep things looking clean. About 2 years later I took the picture down, but I kept it in my files. And honestly, I totally and completely forgot about it.

Fast-forward to present day, another 5 years later, and my best friend is now totally into The Secret, watching it all the time. She’s putting signs in her house that say “We got another check!” and “We made another sale!” and her online sales have been going through the roof (she sells stuff on ebay and amazon). Every few days, she tells me another success story from her positive affirmations. And I laugh.. It’s fun! But still, I had totally forgotten my little vision board that I created years before.

Then, the unexpected happened. Or the expected…depending on which camp you are in! I arrived to Israel after many months of traveling through Central and South America with no real plan for work besides my Skype consultations and eBook sales, moving to one of the most expensive cities in the world – Tel Aviv – thinking “what am I going to do here?” Yeah, I know…I am an existential stream-of-consciousness type of being. Not many people can live like me!

Within 5 days of arriving to Israel, I received an email from a publisher in New York, USA. Out of the blue! The email said: “We want to talk to you about writing a book on Green Smoothies. Let’s meet ASAP.” Well, Ok! We had a phone meeting and several emails went back and forth, then I proposed a Table of Contents and a Partial Sample Chapter, and 3 months later I received the contracts in the mail to sign with Wiley Publishers for my first book deal ever, with an advance!

A book on the same exact subject I entered in that New Your Times Bestseller list: Green Smoothies!!!!

What you focus your mind on becomes reality…that’s the power of the Secret!

Even at that point, I still had forgotten about my old vision board. It wasn’t until I was in the middle of a conversation with my friend about all of her manifested ebay sales when I thought, “WAIT!” I think I made something about writing a book! I had to dig through my old computer backup files since the computer I used had long since passed away, but sure enough, I found the New York Times jpg! What you see is exactly what I made 7 years ago.

I hadn’t seen that jpg in years, but there it was….and I really had to say “Thank You!” to myself for creating such a clear and strong vision and for having the faith to take a leap and put the power of creating in my mind. Wow!

So, do I fail if I do not make it to #1 on the NYT bestseller list? I don’t think so and I hope you don’t think so either! It’s like the Chicken Soup guy…I think his first check was a few thousand below what he visualized, but was he upset? No way! He was over the moon to see his dreams realized! And I am too! The only way to explain what and why this happened is from that original seed that I planted in my mind. And if not, well, it’s a good story to tell and share!

I’ve now gotta write a 288 page book and I’m nervous and excited but I know that my mind is the key to get this job completed on time and to write something that will help others in their journey to enjoying Green Smoothies and better health and well-being as a result.

And yes, I am now working on a new vision board to create some new and exciting manifestations ahead!!

You can create your own vision board at home. First, think about what you want to achieve or how you want to feel. Really allow yourself to feel that you have already achieved that goal. Start by cutting out pictures or printing out sayings and add them to your board. Put the board in a place that you can see it for at least a few minutes every day. When you look at your board, align your thoughts with the images or words and allow yourself to feel the feeling of accomplishment. Soon, you will be celebrating your success too!

And here’s the book: Green Smoothie for Dummies

Literally, I "wrote the book" on Green Smoothies!

I “wrote the book” on Green Smoothies, literally!

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Green Smoothies For Dummies is your beginner’s guide to the world of drinkable greens. Author and international smoothie guru Jennifer Thompson explains the benefits of green smoothies, and provides over 100 recipes that will make you start craving your vegetables. You’ll get to know the flavors and properties of each ingredient, and how to combine ingredients for complete nutrition. Available on or the iTunes store.

Other good books on the Law of Attraction are by Napoleon Hill, Wallace Wattles and Esther Hicks:

Do you have a good Law of Attraction success story? I look forward to reading your comments below!

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Jennifer Betesh has been working with raw food, juices, smoothies and detox for over two decades to help people heal. Today, she shares her expertise worldwide, offering lectures, workshops, training and one-on-one consultations at various health and detox retreat centers. She provides Iridology Readings & Health Coaching via Skype and Phone to clients and continues to educate, motivate and inspire others on their journey of healing. When she’s not working, you’ll find her hiking in the mountains, power-walking along the sea or globe-trotting to a new and exotic health destination.
10 replies
  1. Jud
    Jud says:

    Awesome story, thank you for sharing. Law of Attraction does work. We just need to trust and not to get into the “Is it here yet?” mode. Congratulations for your book!

  2. Ingebird
    Ingebird says:

    What a great story Jennifer! I have to read that book, although I am aware of the “law of attraction. ” from reading Abraham Hicks. I always enjoy reading more about the subject from different authors. Thank you for writing a book about green smoothies, sharing delicious recipes and helping us make better eating choices to stay healthy. You are not only a bestselling author, you are a wonderful role model!

  3. Debra F. from NC
    Debra F. from NC says:


    Congratulations on your book success, that is wonderful news. Just found your blog while searching for Veganaise ingredients. So this comment is really late to your post!

    My husband and I watched “The Secret”a few years ago and I absolutely believe in the Laws of Attraction – even for little things – like clothes. It seems like when I think of some things I need – they appear out of nowhere. I was wishing for a new coat and received two that had never been worn! I had clipped a picture of a creamy white jacket with gold buttons and stuck it in a file and went back over two years later and looked and the coat had been given to me – and not only that I had made a purchase of a shirt dress that was on the same page as the jacket – but the shirt dress in the clip was so expensive(hundreds of dollars)- I happened to pay about $15 for mine! I needed new underwear and got several pairs from a person who bought them too small for her. I never told that person or anyone that I needed those things and it was the same day that I was thinking about it.

    My husband also believes in the Laws of Attraction, because he honestly believes he got his new job that way.

    I put a section on my vision board of places I wanted to travel to and we went to two of them this year. I had forgotten they were on my filed away vision board that I had made Jan 2013!

    Thank you for your website.

    • Jennifer Thompson
      Jennifer Thompson says:

      Hi Debra,

      Wow, that’s SO cool. LOVE the story about the dress! It’s great timing to see your comment, as I just printed out new ideas for my 2015 vision board TODAY! My best friend has been wanting to do yoga for years and never seemed to find the time. Last year, she put pictures of yoga poses on her vision board and lo and behold, about 3 months ago…she started going to yoga, finally! And yes, she is still going twice a week, 3 months later! I’m in the same boat, wanting to do yoga but struggling to find the time….so I just put 2 poses on my board today 🙂 Plus and amethyst mat, a new bed frame, and new luxury bed pillows. In fact, I think I need a bigger board, lol!



  4. Sarah
    Sarah says:

    Thank you, Jennifer for sharing your amazing Law of Attraction story. You are an inspiration! Creating a vision board is a great way to declare my dreams and wishes for the coming new year and beyond.

  5. Kim
    Kim says:

    Congratulations Jennifer! Very happy for you and thanks for sharing your inspiring story. Wish you all the best of luck and hope to cross paths with you sometime here in Thailand.

  6. Marion
    Marion says:

    Congratulations!!! It absolutely does work; I experienced it so many times: Years ago we passed through a village, the highest one in Pyrenées Orientales, it was so foggy that you could not see further then some 15 meters, and I saw this misty stone house corner and thougt; I would love to live in such a Place… It was only for a Rainbow gathering we passed through there, but years later I was back in France travelling by horse and passed throgh this village again on our way to Spain… we stayd there for 2 years… Or: I focused on a job, had no background on geology, nothing to show else then a wild life, 45 People applied for the job, and everyday focused myself already working there, – I got the job! Its fantastic!

  7. Tonette
    Tonette says:

    That’s amazing! I’m very happy for you! I’m also experimenting with LOA using Pam Grout’s E-Squared book. I love it! May you manifest more things. 🙂

  8. Laura
    Laura says:

    Congratulations Jen! That is the most wonderful news ! You deserve it and I remember you telling me it was your dream to so a book! Next a TV spot !
    Have fun writing the book I so enjoyed my time with you in that bungalow having a session. Everyday i wear the pendant with the gold threads i bought from you ! Its amazing.
    All the best, love amd gratitude,


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