Ok . . . so I’m getting a LOT of emails/comments from readers upset with me about that cliff hanger in my previous email and blog post.
Sorry about that. Perhaps the drama of writing television for all these years is contagious (these things happen). Anyway, I’ve been feeling reluctant to talk about something. But it’s *long overdue* so here goes . . .
As you may or may know, the whole MacGyver Secret thing has gotten WAY out of control (in the best possible way).
When I first started teaching people the MacGyver Secret years ago . . . I never in a million years DREAMT it would have the impact that it’s had.
I’ve been blessed to have helped thousands (perhaps tens of thousands) of people transform their lives for the better.
And I’ve been deeply touched by all the beautiful emails, letters, gifts, and hugs I’ve received about this– from all over the world!
On one truly moving occasion, a young woman drove for hours to attend one of my talks so she could personally thank me with a hug for having saved her life! She told me she had felt so abandoned and lost that she no longer had the will to go on. But that, with a final, tiny ember of hope about MacGyver– who managed to get himself out of any situation– she decided to try the MacGyver Secret and found, not only a new way forward, but a whole new vision for her life. I am rarely at a loss for words. But I was then. And I all I could do was hug her back.
So have I ever learned a lot!!
So here is what I have been keeping to myself for years….
- Nicely asked
- Strongly encouraged
- Pleaded with . . .
To share the accumulation of what I have learned over the past four decades of using and sharing the MacGyver Secret.
For YEARS I’ve resisted sharing all this stuff.
I made the usual mundane excuses like “I don’t have enough time” and “I’m too busy using the MacGyver Secret to actually teach this to others.”
And I’m embarrassed to admit that, as my writing career flourished . . .
. . . I wondered if sharing the MacGyver Secret would actually HURT my own career and result in fewer scripts. I also wondered if I was even capable of teaching everything I’d learned in over 40 years of doing this. (Day in and day out, now, I’m realizing just how small this kind of thinking was).
Oh. And I’m also a bit of a perfectionist.
Ok “a bit” is a understatement . . . I’m a FULL BLOWN perfectionist.
And because I’ve given up all hope of fixing this, I realized that I simply cannot go half-way with this. As far as I am concerned – its **all the way** or not at all.
How I’m Trying to Learn From The Past
Before I wrote the book, my students kept saying “Lee, you MUST write a book” and I thought “But every problem is different, every person unique, how will I address all the different dynamics and situations?”
But I DID finally go on to write that book. And it ended up having an impact that I’m just now coming to terms with.
It would have been small minded of me to NOT write that book. And I’m beginning to think that not sharing what I know about the art of problem solving is just as small minded.
So I’m Seriously Considering Doing This
Despite my fears, hesitancies, and perfectionism, I am seriously considering pulling back the curtain and showing you just about everything I know about problem solving with every detail of the MacGyver Secret.
And sharing stuff I’ve never publicly shared with ANYONE about being the creator of MacGyver, and frankly, a highly sought after Hollywood writer.
(I would have LOVED to have had this training over 40 years ago when I was just getting started).
If I Do This, It Will Be A LOT Of Work
I’m excited about sharing stuff with you, but I’ve been around long enough to know that my small projects quickly get out of hand and turn into big ones
So I only want to do this if there’s enough interest.
So I want to know . . .
- What do you think?
- Should I do this?
- Would you be interested?
- Your feedback and thoughts are absolutely the fuel that keeps me going.
- And I don’t want to even think about doing this unless there’s enough potential interest.
- Anyway, if you have a second, please leave a comment below and let me know what you think.
- It would mean a lot to me, and I’ll do my best to respond to each and every comment.
Talk soon, Lee Zlotoff