I was reminded that in Scott Adams's newsletter he once tried to use the power of affirmations to save the Dilbert TV show:
-> The initial attempt -- everyone was supposed to use affirmations to get the Dilbert show a 7 share starting in November of 1999.
-> A December 1999 update:
On the surface, it would appear the method didn't work. But something interesting happened, a coincidence of sorts, just as predicted.
-> The show gets taken off the air in May of 2000.
(I like Scott Adams's books a lot, even if he is a little nutty.)