Is This the Law of Attraction? Coincidence? Something Else? What Would Charles F. Haanel Say?
Is This the Law of Attraction? Coincidence? Something Else? What Would Charles F. Haanel Say?

Is This the Law of Attraction at Work?

Sometimes, people experience great results and good things in their lives.

One person in particular, Mike (not his real name), had a very interesting experience.

Mike is a young fellow in his mid-twenties. He does somewhat okay in life, but he wasn’t hitting any high notes. He’s a fitness trainer, but what he really wants to do is get into TV production.

So far, so good. Mike knows what he really wants. You know how important that is. Sure, we all want more money, more stuff, more this and more that; but one of the keys of success is to whittle that list down to what a person really wants to do.

As the old saying goes, do what you love and the money will follow.

Here’s Mike’s problem: he doesn’t know where to start.

Mike has no experience with production, nor does he have any training. Frankly doesn’t even know if he would like it. But he wants to give it a shot. If for any other reason, he just wanted to see what it was like and if he could make a living from it.

Mike told this to someone one day.

This someone thought about a friend who lives in the same area Mike does.

Can you guess what someone’s friend does?

Yes, he’s a guy who makes TV commercials for businesses in the area.

The friend is a guy in the TV production business.

When the friend heard about Mike, he said, “Send him over. I’ll give him a shot.”

I’d like to write that Mike is now the head of a major television studio, but it is far too early for that. It’s enough for now that Mike has his foot in the door. Where he takes the opportunity is up to him.

My question to you is this …

What do you think was at work here?

Would you say it was the Law of Attraction?


Something else?

Think about it.

Look at what happened …

Thought lead to action

… which lead to meeting new people …

… which lead to results.

Everything begins with a thought.

An idea.

A glimmer in your eye.

What you do with it determines what will happen to it.

Because the Law of Attraction is always at work.

These books are great because you will read them.


  1. Paul says:

    I’d say it was a thoughtful individual who made a contact. Think of the many thoughtless people who would have just forgotten this guys dream and gone onto the next telephone call.

    With the Key we have to accept coincidences and kindnesses, they all build up to a truth or fact.

    I can live with that.
    Have fun,

  2. Matt Geib says:

    Wow Great story Tony!

    Personally IMHO this is more than just a coincidence.

    I believe as we think, meditate, & visualize (With CLARITY) what it is we want in our lives we begin to MOVE toward that…to me that is the essence of the Law of Attraction…you move(you take ACTION) toward your Passion & it can begin to take shape & form.

    Matt Geib

  3. Tony Suvie says:

    I think it’s The Law of Attraction. Especially if a person impresses things on their subconcious. And that is done by concentrating on your interest which makes impressions on our subconcious. I believe it because I have directed my thoughts on certain things and after a while oppurtunity came knocking.

  4. Rob says:

    This is an easy one. Of course it is the Law of Attraction. But not in the mass-market idea of that law – the “I Dream of Jeannie” version where all we have to do is think about a Corvette or mansion and poof, there it is.

    No, “Mike” expressed his desire and attracted a connection – he moved towrds his desire. But that is only the beginning as you have already alluded to. NOW is when the hard work and demonstration of Mike’s desire takes place. Only when/if Mike demonstrates that hard work and true desire will it (hate to use the next word but…) manifest in the form of moving up the ranks of TV production.

    So this is the Law of Attraction at its best…moving towards….then working hard – service to achieve his desires in concert with the Universe.

  5. Sarah says:

    I believe this was two people tapping into universal mind, simultaneously. Mike wanted an opportunity for himself, and he put that intention out into the Universe by telling James about it. Mike also most likely wants James coaching business to succeed. James also wants his coaching business to succeed, and his thoughts are most likely often centered on this success. He also wants to see Mike succeed, because this will help the coaching business succeed. Our thoughts are powerful when affecting our own circumstances. And also, although less powerful, we can affect the circumstances of others. When two people have the same intentions and put them out into universal mind simultaneously, the results are synergistic. James and Mike both wanted the same two things, they were sending out their thoughts with emotion at the same time, which brought the intentions into form. Way to go! What if every one of us who reads this spends a little time thinking about Mike being successful. You may be writing about him as head of a television studio very soon! Keep thinking big thoughts, Sarah

  6. John Fitzgerald Vargas says:

    “It is an exact science, that which we call, “The Law of Attr-ACTION.” If you notice exactly the way the word “attraction” is written out, you already recognize that in order for The Law of Attraction to work for you, YOU MUST be in ACTION!!!

    And Mike was an ACTION by:

    1.) Taking the course to learn ‘thy self’;

    2.) This led to practical simple steps of actions required by the course;

    3.) …which motivated him to vibrate in a certain way- even while subconsciously;

    4.) …and then to expose himself to the power of the Universe through various means, in this case via James, and then James connecting Mike with his TV producer friend.

  7. When people join a master mind group, each member opens a door of possibility. Creative spirit (universal law) always attends the group as well. Members too have decided to committ to move forward. The rest is magic. Keep up the good work. Mary

  8. Anthony says:

    I believe that persistent intent and feeling from the end result created circumstances and conditions to manifest that eventually led Mike to realize his goal.

  9. Lisette Grady says:

    I know all coincidence by it’s real name now! of course it is Law of Attraction. We attract to us those events, people and ideas that we require, to match our goals to our results, or vice versa.Personal Development is the key to our moving to be more of who we are and can be, and thereby do.

  10. Kaila says:

    Hello. I believe that it’s a combination of things… Mike let go of all of his doubts and fears and what was left was the bare truth – his simple want with no expectation or explanation.
    He opened himself up to James – revealing something that was very personal and thus making himself vulnerable ….shows courage and faith…
    The result – ‘what he really wanted also wanted him’! [not my words:)] that is to say, evidence of the law of attraction.
    Mike identified his goal, he planted a seed and then let nature take it’s course ( in a relaxed state) … the rest is still unwritten ….

  11. Glen says:

    I believe that what happened to Mike is not coincidence. What he does really attracts what he wanted. It is the power of the mind that mike attracts to attain his goal. God Bless

  12. Benjamin Cooper says:

    I am 100% sure its that vibration and love Hannel explains in the master key. I am not at all surprised by your story. I expect and have become used to these moments. My only fault is I can either be impatient for them to arrive or maybe sometimes not as grateful and I could be when they do. When I read the bit about positive and negative,good and bad it became clear that all I have to do it work along those lines.
    Before I would have called it luck or coincidence. Now it has become a way of life and an area I am constantly trying to improve in all areas of my life. Truly exciting when it happens. Best feeling ever. Finding the truth and being honest is a constant job that is helped a lot by remembering it starts inside.

  13. The Law of Attraction of course played its part in helping Mike land an opportunity via his enthusiasm and willingness to start a new career. But far more was at work here. Mike was ‘Proactive’ in biz-buz; he didn’t stand by and let it all happen. Karma is wonderful, but it needs to be prodded, and I’m betting that Mike did just that.

  14. I think Mike has been thinking of TV production, verbalized his desire to James: James took action: Mike received his desire. I belive this is the Law of Attraction. It is not a mystical process. Mike had the knowledge of the power; the courage to dare: and the faith to do.

  15. Mike had an I.D.E.A.
    a Intention
    a Determination
    a Ear
    a Action
    Concrete intentions destroy the law of distraction. Determination fuels the fire of aim.
    A friendly ear in(James) picks up a spark and sends it toward a determined target(his friend in commercial production).
    One link of action links to another and another until the desired result is achieved.
    The law of alignment was at work here maximizing the students need to succeed with the teachers need to help succeed.

  16. Yiannis says:

    When I was 18 years-old, I read somwhere that if you write down your wishes every day as if they had already happened then they would happen. I have been writing for the last 10 years. Somethings that I really wanted “came” to me from nowhere. I strongly believe that if we strongly believe and declare something, play in the mind the infinite possibilities for it to happen that it an come from nowhere. As said in the book “Alchemist” , I believe that 1 parameter for it to happen is to “truly” want it. So our friend was probably thinking about that very often and a “channel” oppened when discussing it with James. I vote for Law of attraction.

  17. Bill says:

    I guess, I think first, it is “Synchronicity”. That’s the first term I ever heard describing this sort of thing. Carl Jung talks about it in his writings. Which I read back in the 1970’s. I guess you can call it just about anything, “Law of Attraction”, “Coincidence” etc. It still does the same thing. It brings everything together.Isn’t the cosmos an interesting thing?

  18. CherylHIll says:

    Great post and story –

    I have to agree that it there was more going on than just coincidence.

    First of all Mike had to get to the point where he was willing to find out what it was that he REALLY wanted to do and enjoy.

    Secondly, he needed to BELIEVE that he could do it, even though he had NO experience!

    Since he was at that place and was willing to take it to the next step “The law of attraction” was able to work in his favor.

    We can dream all we want and visualize the heck out of the things we want, but nothing can happen until we first TRULY feel we are worth getting it.. We have to first believe in ourselves!

    Mike got to that point and things started to happen!

    • Tony says:

      Hi, all!

      THANK YOU for all of the great responses. I am at work with the follow-up to this post. I should have it posted by Memorial Day. I think you’ll like my answer.

      Have fun … Tony.

  19. Tony Suvie says:

    After having read The Master Key System, by Charles Haanel I believe more fully that, as choices refer, to The Law of Attraction is at work here. it’s really much more complex but if a person can understand /comprehend The Secret they’ll learn from reading it and be absolutley convinced that The Law is at work. The Master Key System explains how it works. Learning about the Law of Attraction has broadened my concept of spirituality and God. I want to thank my friend Eber for initially giving me the book The Secret which has started it all fo me.

  20. Michael Hall says:

    I think it was the law of attraction, and i’ve had many lately.

    for example, my wife brought home the exact dish i was longing for even though i had not verbalized it and not had the dish in at least 3 months.

    i wanted to buy a bunch of web development books from a sit that i frequent, but was focused on the cost of $29 per book. But i thought why not try to manifest it, what have i got to lose right? So i started thinking that i’m gonna get all those books even though i don’t know how.

    and sure enough within a week they started running a sale and books were $10 a piece, that i could afford, so i bought the 8 that i wanted, and now i have 18, i got the other 10 about 3 weeks before while they were running another discount too.

    now another site owner is offering a $10 monthly subscription with virtually every web development topic in video format, he was selling those for about $29 a piece too.

    = )

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