Wayne Dyer is the author of many books on self improvement. I included one of his books, “Your Erroneous Zones”, as a reading assignment in my training programs.
He asked a question that caused me to think about self esteem and approval. He asked me to think of some of whom I approved, someone who I admired, respected and who had my approval. Then he asked, “What did they do to get your approval?” The answer: they did nothing to try to get my approval. They merely lived their lives their own way without concern whether people approved of them. This revelation was important to me because, as a new trainer, I had sought the approval of others.
In 1990 I had the pleasure of working with him at the Colorado Realtors® Convention in Keystone, CO. On July 24, 1990 I was in Maui, HI running an instructor development workshop for the CRS instructors, but had been unable to book a speaker for this event. Upon landing in Maui I heard that Dr. Wayne Dyer was on the island. Hmm, I thought. I wonder if I could find him and ask him to speak with us.
Well, on that afternoon I was on a call in the hotel phone booth. I heard a familiar voice next to me. It was Wayne Dyer! I re-introduced myself to him and invited him to speak to the CRS instructors. He cheerfully chose to interrupt his vacation to help our event, demonstrating the importance of giving to the people who need your help.
To this day, he remains one of the best speakers who has addressed this group. We all continue to be inspired by his writings. Thank you, Dr. Dyer.