When you lose your nerve (and what to do about it)

It happens to everyone. You are ready to do some kind of activity (in sports, business, sales, performing, writing, etc.), but something happens. You choke, freeze, avoid it, maybe even break out into a cold sweat just thinking about it. The bottom line is - you just can't do it. It's like part of you wants to do it and part of you has both feet on the brakes.

When the Law of Attraction Doesn't Work

In the old X-Files TV show, there was a poster over the character Mulder's desk that had a picture of a flying saucer on it with the words: I Want To Believe.

The ideas of The Secret, of the law of attraction, of abundance through thought, of our thoughts affecting chance, are all so seductive that we want to believe.