Joseph Vitale (author)

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Joseph Vitale
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Born (1953-12-29) December 29, 1953 (age 65)
  • Author
  • Speaker
  • Musician
  • Marketer
  • Coach
Notable work
The Attractor Factor (2005) Zero Limits (2008)

Joseph Vitale (born December 29, 1953) is a spiritual teacher best known for his appearance in the movie, The Secret, and as the author of The Attractor Factor,[1] and Zero Limits.[2] Once homeless on the streets of Dallas, Joe was always an avid reader. Those that taught him metaphysics and positive thinking led him to begin to use the law of attraction to work his way up.[3] He currently resides in the Austin, Texas area with his wife, Nerissa Oden.

Early life[edit]

Vitale was born in Niles, Ohio, on December 29, 1953, and attended school in Niles, OH, including Niles McKinley High School.[4] A survivor of domestic abuse, Joe became interested in reading at a young age, and he credits it with being a source of comfort and wisdom.


Vitale moved to Kent, Ohio, to attend college at Kent State University before beginning his career as a copywriter in Houston, Texas.[5] In 1984, Vitale wrote his first book "Zen and the Art of Writing[6]".[7] In 1995, Vitale wrote "Hypnotic Writing[8]".[9] His professional clients have included the Red Cross, PBS, Children's Memorial Hermann Hospital, and several other businesses.[10]

Vitale has made appearances in several movies as an expert on the Law of Attraction including Try It On Everything, The Opus, Leap!, The Search for a Balanced Life, The Compass, and Discover the Gift.[11]

The Miracles Coaching program which was created by Vitale to help guide students through the processes of the Law of Attraction has been featured on the Larry King Live show.[12]

Joe is also known as a musician with 15 albums to his name.[13]

Author background[edit]

Vitale’s first book, Zen and the Art of Writing was published in 1984.[14] Some of his other publications include: The Attractor Factor, Life’s Missing Instruction Manual, The Key, and Faith. Vitale also recorded many audio programs for Nightingale-Conant. Vitale has also written a book on P.T. Barnum’s business secrets, There’s a Customer Born Every Minute.[15]

In 2005, he became a bestselling author when he wrote The Attractor Factor: 5 Easy Steps for Creating Wealth (or Anything Else) From the Inside Out.[1]

Vitale has written books on marketing and business including Hypnotic Writing: How to Seduce and Persuade Customers with Only Your Words and Buying Trances: A New Psychology of Sales and Marketing. Vitale also wrote The Secret Prayer[16] which was released on May 18, 2015.[17]

In 2016, 2017, and 2018, Vitale wrote multiple books including: The Miracle: Six Steps to Enlightenment[18] (2016), Law of Attraction Quotes[19] (2017), and the most recent book that Vitale has published, Anything Is Possible.[20] (2018)

The Secret[edit]

The film The Secret, in which Vitale is interviewed, was released on March 23, 2006.

Vitale has been featured in several movies throughout his career, including: Try it on Everything, The Opus, Leap!, The Meta Secret and The Abundance Factor.[21]

Humanitarian work[edit]

Vitale has worked with Operation Yes (Your Economic Salvation) – a program that offers both mental and financial assistance to end homelessness in the United States.[22] The strategy of the organization is to alleviate poverty using the law of attraction.

Publications and media[edit]


  • Zero Limits (2007)[23]
  • Hypnotic Writing (1995)[8]
  • The Key (2007)[24]
  • Expect Miracles: The Missing Secret (2008)[25]
  • Buying Trances (2007)[26]
  • Meet & Grow Rich (2006)[27]
  • The Seven Lost Secrets of Success (1992)[28]
  • Instant Manifestation (2011)[29]
  • Expect Miracles (2013)[30]
  • The Midas Touch (2015)[31]
  • The Awakened Millionaire (2016)[32]
  • Hypnotic Marketing (2002)[24]
  • Advanced Hypnotic Marketing (2003)[33]
  • The Miracles Manual (2013)[34]
  • The Abundance Manifesto[35]
  • Zen and the Art of Writing (1984)[36]

Audio Programs[edit]

  • The Awakening Course
  • The Missing Secret


  • At Zero[37]
  • Aligning to Zero[38]
  • 432 to Zero
  • Blue Healer
  • One More Day
  • Strut
  • Sun Will Rise
  • The Healing Song

Television and film[edit]

Joe plays a large role in the movie The Secret.[39][40] He was seen on Larry King Live on November 16, 2006 and March 8, 2007.[41][42] On March 6, 2007 Joe was interviewed on ExtraTV to talk about The Secret.[43]

On November 19, 2007 he was a guest on CNBC’s “The Big Idea” with Donny Deutsch. He's also been on CNN, CNBC, CBS, ABC, and Fox News: Fox & Friends.[44]

In addition to The Secret, Vitale has been featured in a total of 18 movies so far. Some of them include: Try it on Everything, The Opus, Leap!, The Meta Secret, and his latest film titled The Abundance Factor. He also took on an acting role in the 2018 film, Cecilia.[45][46]

He was also featured in Newsweek’s March 5, 2007 issue, story titled: Decoding The Secret.[47]

External links[edit]


  1. ^ a b "The Attractor Factor : Dr Joe Vitale : 9781596592841". Book Depository. Retrieved 2018-02-09.
  2. ^ Vitale, Joe; Len, Ihaleakala Hew (2008-12-31). Zero Limits. ISBN 978-0470402566.
  3. ^ "Homeless To Multimillionaire, Dr. Joe Vitale Discusses Money Tips". 2012-06-30. Retrieved 2018-06-11.
  4. ^ "Briefs | News, Sports, Jobs - Tribune Chronicle". Retrieved 2018-06-13.
  5. ^ "Joe Vitale, marketing expert, author and teacher from "The Secret."". The Secret Law Of Attraction. Retrieved 2017-11-30.
  6. ^ Joseph., Vitale, Manjushri (1984). Zen and the art of writing : a new approach to creative expression. Newport Beach, CA: Westcliff Publications. ISBN 0932896073. OCLC 12934006.
  7. ^ "Joe Vitale Audio". Retrieved 2018-06-15.
  8. ^ a b 1953-, Vitale, Joe (2007). Hypnotic writing : how to seduce and persuade customers with only your words. Hoboken, N.J.: John Wiley & Sons. ISBN 978-0470009796. OCLC 70230597.
  9. ^ "Hypnotic Writing: How to Seduce and Persuade Customers with Only Your Words". 2006-12-22. Retrieved 2018-06-14.
  10. ^ "Joe Vitale | Speakers Bureau | Keynote Speakers | Qualified Speakers". Speakers Bureau | Keynote Speakers | Qualified Speakers. 2000-07-31. Retrieved 2018-06-28.
  11. ^ "Joe Vitale". IMDb. Retrieved 2018-06-28.
  12. ^ "Dr. Joe Vitale On How To Manifest Miracles!!!". Retrieved 2018-07-10.
  13. ^ "All Healing Music - Healing Music by Dr. Joe Vitale". Retrieved 2018-06-28.
  14. ^ "Zen and the Art of Writing". Retrieved 2018-02-09.
  15. ^ "Home Page - Joe Vitale of The Secret DVD is Law of Attraction expert and Life Coach". Joe Vitale of The Secret DVD is Law of Attraction expert and Life Coach. Retrieved 2017-11-30.
  16. ^ 1953-, Vitale, Joe (2015-05-18). The secret prayer : the three-step formula for attracting miracles. [Wimberley, Texas]. ISBN 9781512264159. OCLC 914166460.
  17. ^ "Joseph Vitale Story - Bio, Facts, Networth, Family, Auto, Home | Famous Authors | SuccessStory". Retrieved 2017-11-30.
  18. ^ 1953-, Vitale, Joe (2016-10-17). The miracle : six steps to enlightenment. Wimberley, TX. ISBN 9781536891553. OCLC 968154403.
  19. ^ 1962-, Losier, Michael J. (2010). Law of attraction : the science of attracting more of what you want and less of what you don't (1st trade ed.). New York: Wellness Central. ISBN 978-0446199735. OCLC 611917519.
  20. ^ 1953-, Vitale, Joe (2018-02-03). Anything is possible! : 7 steps for doing the impossible : mind expanding secrets for achieving your biggest, boldest, most bodacious goals discovered while bending nails, bolts, bars and horseshoes by hand (First ed.). Wimberley, TX. ISBN 9781984128157. OCLC 1045067126.
  21. ^ "Joe Vitale". IMDb. Retrieved 2017-11-30.
  22. ^ "I Am So Excited to Announce that Dr. Joe Vitale Will Be Contributing to Our Book's Foreword!". Ready, Aim, Soar!. 2012-04-25. Retrieved 2018-07-03.
  23. ^ 1953-, Vitale, Joe (2007). Zero limits : the secret Hawaiian system for wealth, health, peace, and more. Hew Len, Haleakalā. Hoboken, N.J.: Wiley. ISBN 9780470169520. OCLC 228432963.
  24. ^ a b 1953-, Vitale, Joe (2008). The key : the missing secret for attracting anything you want!. Hoboken, N.J.: John Wiley & Sons, Inc. ISBN 9780470180761. OCLC 145145942.
  25. ^ 1953-, Vitale, Joe (℗2009), Expect miracles : the missing secret to astounding success, Gildan Audio, ISBN 9781596592827, OCLC 298784631 Check date values in: |date= (help)
  26. ^ 1953-, Vitale, Joe (2007). Buying trances : a new psychology of sales and marketing. Hoboken, N.J.: John Wiley & Sons. ISBN 9780470095195. OCLC 72655561.
  27. ^ 1953-, Vitale, Joe (2006). Meet & grow rich : how to easily create and operate your own "mastermind" group for health, wealth, and more. Hibbler, Bill. Hoboken, N.J.: John Wiley & Sons. ISBN 9780470045480. OCLC 64594382.
  28. ^ 1953-, Vitale, Joe (2007). The seven lost secrets of success : million dollar ideas of Bruce Barton, America's forgotten genius. Hoboken, N.J.: John Wiley & Sons. ISBN 9780470187616. OCLC 647762976.
  29. ^ 1953-, Vitale, Joe (℗2012), Instant manifestation : the real secret to attracting what you want right now, Recorded Books, LLC., Gildan Media Corporation., Gildan Media Corp, ISBN 9781596598669, OCLC 759914872 Check date values in: |date= (help)
  30. ^ 1953-, Vitale, Joe (℗2009), Expect miracles : the missing secret to astounding success, Gildan Audio, ISBN 9781596592827, OCLC 298784631 Check date values in: |date= (help)
  31. ^ Joe., Vitale (2015-03-20). The Midas touch : the world's leading experts reveal their top secrets to winning big in business & life. Yorke, Gloria J. Blaine, Wash. ISBN 9780991296491. OCLC 919096078.
  32. ^ 1953-, Vitale, Joe (2016-03-23). The awakened millionaire : a manifesto for the spiritual wealth movement. Hoboken, New Jersey. ISBN 9781119264170. OCLC 945632858.
  33. ^ Joe., Vitale (2013). Buying trances : a new psychology of sales and marketing. Hoboken, N.J.: Wiley. ISBN 9781118039076. OCLC 864904118.
  34. ^ A Course in miracles. Foundation for Inner Peace. (2nd ed.). Glen Elen, CA: Foundation for Inner Peace. 1992. ISBN 0960638873. OCLC 33006712.CS1 maint: others (link)
  35. ^ 1953-, Vitale, Joe (2013). The abundance manifesto : [the 10 principles]. [San Bernardino, CA]: Hypnotic Marketing. ISBN 9781493616732. OCLC 865863567.
  36. ^ 1920-2012., Bradbury, Ray (1990). Zen in the art of writing. Santa Barbara, Calif.: Joshua Odell Editions. ISBN 1877741027. OCLC 20671140.
  37. ^ results, search (2013-10-31). At Zero: The Final Secrets to "Zero Limits" The Quest for Miracles Through Ho'oponopono (1st ed.). Wiley.
  38. ^ "Aligning to Zero making a difference". Retrieved 2018-08-22.
  39. ^ The Secret, retrieved 2019-01-16
  40. ^ "The Secret Mirror Review - Is Joe Vitale's Program Good?". Marketer's Blueprint. 2014-01-23. Retrieved 2019-01-16.
  41. ^ Brown, Joel. "36 Inspirational Joe Vitale Quotes". Addicted 2 Success. Retrieved 2019-01-16.
  42. ^ "Larry King - The Secret". Awaken the Genie Within. Retrieved 2019-01-16.
  43. ^ eZWayUpdates (2018-07-06). "EZ TALK LIVE Get to know Dr. Joe Vitale from the movie The Secret". eZWay Network. Retrieved 2019-01-16.
  44. ^ "Joe Vitale". Recovery Speakers. 2019-01-11. Retrieved 2019-01-16.
  45. ^ "Joe Vitale". IMDb. Retrieved 2019-01-16.
  46. ^ Retrieved 2019-01-16. Missing or empty |title= (help)
  47. ^ 95559 "Secret Does Self Help Really Work" Check |url= value (help). Newsweek.