Don’t you love it when you find a teacher who speaks your language and you just “get” everything they say? That’s what happened when I heard Dr. Wayne W. Dyer for the first time.
I officially started my journey into this new-age, self-help, sometimes off the wall, way of life in the early 1990s. I was a late bloomer. Funny thing is that I had always thought this “new” way, but could not put it into words. I was somewhat unsure of exactly what I believed because no one else I knew at the time really shared these beliefs. And, I didn’t really want to talk about it much because I knew others would think I was crazy. Some of the first comments my friends (I use that term very loosely) made were not kind. So, it was sort of good that I couldn’t really talk about it.
This post is not really about my journey, but is about two powerful lessons that I learned from Dr. Wayne W. Dyer that I want to share with you. I talked about these same two lessons in the MOJO Monday video that I posted on Facebook earlier today. Just in case you missed it, you can watch it here.
2 Lessons Learned from Dr. Wayne W. Dyer
Change Your Perspective
As a Life Coach, I am always looking for tools and ideas that I can share with my clients that may help them bridge the space between the version of who they are at that moment and the best version they desire to be. To embody that version of themselves, we would often work on their perspective and make adjustments at how they looked at themselves and their life.
The Dr. Wayne Dyer quote that I have used most is “when you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change.” Does that one resonate with you?
I found it most beneficial when a client was faced with a problem that seemed to not have a solution…or at least, they couldn’t see the answer. I would remind them to step outside of the problem and look at it from a different angle or perspective. When they would do that, it seemed like the solution or next action would magically appear. Has that happened to you?
Have you ever told yourself that you couldn’t do “that” because every time you do, something goes wrong? That’s a belief …and you CAN change it. That’s the lesson that I learned in Dr. Wayne Dyer’s Excuses Begone! I watched the PBS special, bought the book and the CDs.
If you are serious about changing your habits that cause you to offer excuses on a regular basis, I encourage you to read the book. Learn and apply the seven question process that he demonstrates. It can literally change your life. You can learn more about this program and others here.
I cannot tell you how many times I have listened to those CDs. They ride with me on every trip, and when I travel alone, one or more of the CDs gets “air-time.” You know how when you listen to a song over and over that you learn the words and can sing along? I can almost speak the words to the whole program with Dr. Wayne Dyer. The book cover says, “How to Change Lifelong, Self-Defeating Thinking Habits.” It works. It has worked for me. It has worked for some of my clients. Here is a clip from the Excuses Begone! program. It’s just a little over four minutes long, but worth the time to watch.
Over the years my learning path has crossed with many great teachers and mentors. Dr. Wayne W. Dyer was certainly one of the best. It’s as if his work put my thoughts into words where I could hear them, and then tell others. He will be greatly missed by me, and by the many others he has helped .
Dr. Wayne W. Dyer, thank you for helping me change my life. In doing so, I believe his work has helped me help others change as well.
Thanks for stopping by today. I hope you found this helpful and that you will come back often. I want to encourage you to do the three things we talk about almost every day. Dream big. Believe in yourself. Do the work.
Did Dr. Wayne W. Dyer influence your life in any way? I would love to know about it. Please leave your thoughts in the comments section below.