Dr. Wayne Dyer’s Memoir

Dr DyerI think I have read every book Dr. Dyer has ever published – some more than once.

InĀ I can See Clearly Now, Dr. Dyer takes us on his life’s journey. He reveals and interprets the lessons that have led to the 40+ amazing inspirational books he has shared over the last four decades.

If you have never read Dr. Dyer, this is an excellent introduction to an amazing man.

If you are a long-time fan, you will enjoy the trip down memory lane as well as all the life lessons Dr. Dyer weaves into his life story.

Dr. Dyers words are truly life changing.

I bought the Kindle version of I Can See Clearly Now from Amazon.



What A Way To Live…

What a pleasant surprise…


I thought I bought a business book, and it is that, but it’s also so much more.

What a Way to Live and Make a Living–The Lyman P. Wood Story, is really a guide to living life on your own terms.

Oh sure, this is a first-rate how-to book on direct mail and direct mail advertising.

The surprise is as you read you realize Mr. Wood is providing a blueprint for living a self-sufficient lifestyle based on five principles:

  1. Be Thankful Always
  2. Be Giving Always
  3. Be Forgiving Always
  4. Be Self-helpful Always
  5. Be Faithful Always

These five principles are described in detail in Chapter 12, “The Pursuit of Happiness.” For me this chapter alone was worth the price of the book,

If you are interested in some sage business advice from a man credited with fostering $500 million dollars a year in industry for Vermont (1993 Dollars), all while living a self-sufficient life away from the hustle and pressure of big-city business, then I highly recommend you grab a copy of this book while it’s still in print.

I got mine from Amazon.

The Lyman P. Wood Story — Good Soul Stuff for sure!

All the best,


Practice The Rule Of 5

I am reading Jack Canfield’s book The Success Principles–How To Get From Where You Are To Where You Want To Be.

Of course, you recognize Canfield as one of the co-creators of the Chicken Soup For The Soul series.

The book consists of a series of success principles, each one short and to the point. It makes for easy to digest chunks of inspiration information. I am tying to discipline myself to read one or two principles each morning during my planning time.

Principle 23 is Practice The Rule Of 5.

I often find myself full of ideas and plans that will take me down the path to achieving a goal or finishing a project. The problem is I usually look at all the things I want or need to do and confusion sets in.

Where do I start? What do I do first?

Or doubt will rear its ugly head and shout, “This is too big, Randy. It’s beyond your capabilities!”

Canfield’s Principle 23 divides any task into bite size chunks, and helps make even the most ambitious project less intimidating.

Practice The Rule Of 5 simply tells you to do five things each and every day that will move you closer to achieving your goal. You can make the five tasks as small as you want.

In the past I have let weeks pass by (okay, if Linda is reading this, maybe it’s months) not accomplishing five tasks. I have let confusion and lack of direction lead to inaction!

What a difference this simple strategy could make in all areas of our lives. Take any goal and ask yourself what five things could you do today–no matter how small– that would represent progress. Five things a day too much? How about beginning with five things per week? Surely if the goal is worth reaching, or the project worth finishing, you can take five steps forward in a week.

And what about your relationships? What five things can you do to improve your relationship with your spouse, a child, a co-worker?

Progress towards any goal, professional or personal, is certainly good for the soul. I for one will be practicing the rule of five.

Enhance Your Energy Field With Photographs

Tiger Lily by Randy Grosse Photography

I am a huge fan of anything written by Dr. Wayne Dyer. In fact, one of the reasons I still enjoy calling myself a photographer relates directly to Dr. Dyer’s belief that photography is a form of energy reproduction, and that every photograph contains energy that can enhance our lives.

In his book The Power of Intention he writes, “Arrange photographs of nature, animals, and expressions of joy and love in your environment, and let their energy radiate into your heart and provide you with their higher frequency.”

Look around you. If your environment does not include photographs that inspire you, make you feel joy, and remind you of the beauty that life has to offer, then it’s time for an energy field upgrade.