Experiments in The Science of Gratitude

by Steven Washer on November 22, 2011

What exactly is the relationship between gratitude and your business? Between creativity and wealth? In this very brief video, I’d like to introduce you to Wallace Wattles, a guy who knew it very well.

He had some funny theories about the way to succeed in any business. The crazy thing is how neatly it applies to today’s cutting edge business models. His radical theories on creativity and gratitude may open your mind to new possibilities.

At the end of this preparatory video you can download the book. Just wait till the very end (the video is about 4 minutes) and the clickable link will appear.

Enjoy this very brief introduction and have a very Happy Thanksgiving!

p.s. for a happier Thanksgiving, read it all before Thursday!

{ 23 comments… read them below or add one }

Ruthi November 22, 2011 at 9:23 am

Thanks for your gift. The white screen looks great and is an effective background.
Thanks for all of your instructional videos.

Best of luck to you and yours.


Steven Washer November 22, 2011 at 12:48 pm

Thanks, Ruthie!
If you like the white screen, check out last week’s video on how to do it yourself.


cheetu November 22, 2011 at 12:27 pm

Thank you so much for the book…

I will read, and get back to you as soon as possible.

Warm regards,


cheetu November 22, 2011 at 12:34 pm

I am utterly interested in page number five…


Steven Washer November 22, 2011 at 12:47 pm

Ah, yes. Then you’re going to love this book. ๐Ÿ™‚


Nusair Bawla November 22, 2011 at 1:03 pm

I especially liked this. It rings true. When you want something bad enough, your passionate about it.

“Spend as much of you leisure time as you can in contemplating your
picture, but no one needs to take exercises to concentrate his mind
on a thing which he really wants; it is the things you do not really
care about which require effort to fix your attention upon them.”

Thanks for the book.

Nusair Bawla


Steven Washer November 23, 2011 at 11:34 am

Now you can enjoy giving yourself enough leisure time to develop the vision! ๐Ÿ™‚


Ddave Pipitone November 22, 2011 at 8:22 pm

Hi Steve,

Thank you for the personal story and the reminder about this book. I have read it before, and it’s time to read it again. I would like a turnaround in my life and gratitude is a good start.

Have a great Thanksgiving!

– Dave Pipitone


Steven Washer November 23, 2011 at 11:30 am

It’s easy to break that connection and forget all the other little pieces that go along with it, but it’s very easy to start it up again. ๐Ÿ™‚


Kym Kirk November 23, 2011 at 2:10 am

G’Day Steve. Thanks for the timely reminder and your personal story of Gratitude. I also work daily with the power of gratitude. It has made a world of difference for me and like Dave I just took the book off the shelf to read it again.

Enjoy your Thanksgiving.

Cheers from down under…

Kym Kirk


Steven Washer November 23, 2011 at 11:32 am

Thanks, Kym. A visit to the magical land down unduh is on my near-term bucket list!


Rika November 23, 2011 at 11:59 am

Thank you for the reminder – I came across this book awhile ago from another source, also in conjunction with gratitude, and haven’t gotten around to reading it yet. I did not, however, wait to read it before increasing the awareness & expression of my gratitude to others.


Sharon Rosen November 23, 2011 at 4:58 pm

Steve, thanks for your story and the gift. I have seen this book referenced in some LOA oriented stuff but never have seen or read it. A bit of obscure language in parts but then again there’s something about the language that makes it sink in differently than other books with similar themes — somehow the focus on oneness and the Divine desire for creative expression stirs me deeper than words about vibrating to good feelings. Only about 1/3 through, looking forward to getting into some of the meatier stuff further in. Happy Thanksgiving to you and your loved ones…


Steven Washer November 23, 2011 at 5:10 pm

Yes. The language is why I wanted you to have the original version. There is an updated “translation” available, but there’s something special about this one. Just a couple of chapters more and you’ll hit the missing parts of “The Secret”.

Happy Thanksgiving, Sharon.


Lisa November 23, 2011 at 8:55 pm

Maybe this is why I love you so much!


Sharon Rosen November 23, 2011 at 9:04 pm

Exactly! That’s the part I forgot to say ๐Ÿ˜‰


CJ November 23, 2011 at 10:34 pm

Thank you for sharing this, Steve. I’ve started, and was fascinated. Will not be able to push through it prior to tomorrow, but will read as I get a change.

Very different offering here.
Thanks again!


Rhonda Abrons November 25, 2011 at 12:39 pm

Thank you, what a wonderful gift! I use most of them to begin my TV show creation(I got tired of “waiting” for my script to be produced) and I found places that I can definitely improve on. This came at a perfect (of course) moment in my project’s momentum.


Steven Washer November 25, 2011 at 12:46 pm

There are no coincidences ๐Ÿ™‚


Michelle November 26, 2011 at 5:11 pm

Wow. Huge gift. Thank you! Hard to read it and not feel excited, full of anticipation and downright empowered! AND, I can see how I’ve done it successfully in the past when I was not aware I was actually following a science!

I had to laugh when I read, “Every inefficient act is a failure, and if you spend your life in doing inefficient acts, your whole life will be a failure.” I instantly thought of all the time I spend in social media trying to figure out how best to apply it to my biz and realized it might be called social (and not business) media for a reason. Have you ever thought that?


Steven Washer November 26, 2011 at 5:55 pm

That is a “strong medicine” quote, isn’t it? And even in social media there is a profitable way for you to participate. In fact, you just did! ๐Ÿ™‚


Brian November 29, 2011 at 11:55 am

Thanks for the gift Steve! I look forward to reading it tonight.
I really enjoy your website and all the tips you offer to your audience. I’m new to your site and can honestly say I’ve yet to come across a better website geared towards video production, tools, and techniques, etc! You rock!

Have a great day!


Steve November 30, 2011 at 7:25 am

Thanks for those very kind words. We try…:)


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