Dr. Joe Vitale is a best-selling author and metaphysician who has written several books on business, marketing, and success, including The Attractor Factor: 5 Easy Steps for Creating Wealth (or Anything Else) From the Inside Out, Zen and the Art of Writing and The Secret Prayer. He spoke with The Edge for our Winners’ Circle feature in a previous issue, and this is a part of that interview.
Could you describe what a metaphysician is and what attracted you to this profession? Is this something you’ve always wanted to do?
I’m an author first and foremost. My work as a metaphysician is to live my life with clarity and inspiration, and to help people achieve their dreams. The metaphysician side of me is part of what I do, and it appears in my writing, speaking, songs, and more. It’s not a day job. It’s my life.
I am not a metaphysician by profession, but by practice. My profession is being an “inspirator” to the world; to inspire people. I’ve always wanted to live spiritually connected life, and I get to do that as a metaphysician who writes and speaks to the globe about pursuing your dreams.
You were featured as an expert on the Law of Attraction in the hit movie, The Secret. How does it feel to be a part of a successful film? What was your most memorable moment while filming?
It feels AWESOME! I am forever grateful that I was invited to be in the movie. The most memorable moment for me was spontaneously saying the lines that everyone repeats today: “You are the Michelangelo of your life. The David you are sculpting is you. And you do it with your thoughts.” That was purely off the top of my head, in an inspired moment.
You have many best-selling books including your latest one, The Awakened Millionaire. Some of your music has also been nominated for the Posi Award, known for recognizing positive and empowering music. What achievements are you most proud of?
There have been too many to list. My books being bestsellers, such as The Attractor Factor. One book, Zero Limits, generating tens of thousands of followers; speaking in Russia and Peru. Having my audio programs become bestsellers, like The Missing Secret. Writing songs that got nominated for awards. Being on Larry King and Donny Deutsch’s TV shows. These are all huge successes. But helping my father become an author when he turned 90 was also a mega moment. I urged him to write his life story; he recorded it on transcripts, and I turned it into a book. He is forever grateful, and I am forever proud.
You are known as the world’s first self-help singer-songwriter. How do you go about writing lyrics?
I am still learning how to write songs. I have five singer-songwriter albums and I’m preparing to create a sixth. Songs come out of the blue. Some are structured to deliver a message; each is different in how it arrives. Sometimes holding a different guitar inspires a song that seems to come from it. I find the whole process fascinating, and I’m still swimming through it, learning as I go and grow.
In your opinion, what are some crucial qualities required to be a successful business owner/entrepreneur?
They need a compelling vision to motivate themselves and engage prospects or employees. People want to be part of something bigger than just a dollar. They want a vision or mission. It’s also important that they are internally clear of limiting beliefs about success or deservedness.
Shirley Graham | Editorial Assistant