From Zero to Nationwide!
This year I’ve become the first person I know to have produced a nationally broadcast television program, and I attribute that accomplishment and many of the great things that surround it to The Secret. It was done with very few technical resources and very little money, but lots of belief and and a whole lot of human resources.
A few years ago I was lost as to what I wanted to do with my life. I had been in the entertainment industry for over 15 years but always in music, which wasn’t allowing me to be as creative as I wanted to be and where I never felt like I was in the right circles.
My mother and I went to visit my two sisters in Georgia one summer and I stumbled upon a copy of The Secret video that my sister had thrown down in her living room. I asked her if I could watch it. She said I could have it because as far as she was concerned, it didn’t work. I watched it the first time and I was hooked.
I started watching it or having it on in the background and listening to it up to three times a day, to the point where they’d ask me if I was studying it like a school book. I said yes, because I knew I had to deprogram all the negative thoughts and feelings, and all the self doubt that had been so deeply ingrained in my mind. Even after I left Georgia I did that for several months. Imagining what I wanted to do and where I wanted my work to go.
My favorite quote from the movie is “Out of nothing and out of no way, a way will be made”. I won’t get into the details of how it all unfolded, but this is just over two years later, and although I don’t have a bunch of money and other material things yet, I’ve just become the first Jamaican to produce a series for national public television broadcast in the US.
Friends showed up to offer talent and time, people I knew from the music industry jumped on board to lend support and connections where they could. It became a truly inspired undertaking.
When I feel down now, I stick The Secret movie back into the laptop and start listening again. It really does help you to remember that you first have to believe in your mind and then the things you need will unfold before you. I’m looking forward to getting my next national series in place for later this year!