A Tribute to Wayne Dyer

January 8, 2016
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Terri Maxwell

A Tribute to Wayne Dyer

There have been many spiritual gurus, but none have touched as many lives as Wayne Dyer. I have learned many critical lessons from Wayne that apply to anyone seeking to transform their life.

Here's what I learned from Wayne:

  1. He measured success not by the money he made but by the lives he touched.
  2. He lived as if no one was watching, and simultaneously as if everyone was watching; blending selfish joy and selfless service as if they were the same currency.
  3. He treated everyone as family and willingly took on the role of surrogate father, as well as a spiritual guide to his millions of grateful followers.
  4. He never cared what people thought about him, while he simultaneously changed what people thought. In retrospect, I can now see that he boldly took great satisfaction from his ability to do that.
  5. He lived a richly abundant life, while living it simply, worrying less about profits and keenly focused on the purpose of his work.
  6. To him, life itself was the gift, and love was the only reward worth seeking.
  7. He made the most mundane facts interesting, and simplified the complicated nature of spiritual awareness, which enhanced his charm as he brought us all closer to God.
  8. He lived his life so authentically that you felt as if you were always seeing who was in EVERY minute, sort of blurring the lines between reality and fiction right before your very eyes.
  9. It was never clear who his REAL family and friends were, because in his mind there was hardly a difference, yet he fiercely dedicated his life to a small circle of loyal family and friends, as he opened his world (and even his home) to a barrage of strangers.
  10. Finally he pushed the boundaries of life itself, never accepting anything at face value, always searching for meaning, and always, always, believing that miracles would show up exactly on time.

Thank you Wayne for leaving a little part of yourself in each of us. Thank you for the gift of your dharma and for the volumes of work that have forever changed our ability to see the face of God in ourselves and in every one else. In your honor I commit to "see the light in others and will act as if that is all I see. Terri Maxwell, grateful student, CEO and Founder of Succeed On Purpose and the Share On Purpose portfolio of companies

Known as part Wayne Dyer and part Richard Branson, Terri is a world class business growth expert, serial entrepreneur, and life transformation coach with a purpose to inspire potential. In a career that spans more than 25 years, she has launched, owned, sold, rebranded or turned around more than 40 brands. She has authored several books, and created game-changing models for business and personal success. Terri is the Founder and CEO of Succeed On Purpose Inc.

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