World's First Self-Made Female Billionaire, Sara Blakely, Credits Wayne Dyer for Her Success as an Entrepreneur

CARLSBAD, Calif., March 14, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Even though his new book, Wishes Fulfilled, hit #3 on The New York Times Best Sellers List the week of March 5, Dr. Wayne Dyer was in the news for another reason. Sara Blakely, founder of the women's shapewear, SPANX, was named the first self-made female billionaire by Forbes magazine, and in her media whirlwind which included NBC's Today Show and ABC's World News Tonight with Diane Sawyer, she gave credit to the motivational author as one of the top three influencers in her life. Blakely, 41, says she started listening to Dyer's audio tapes when she was just 16, which she says taught her to be a no-limit person. "I learned that every failure is a gift; it should not stop us in our tracks but teach us what to change and keep going." Blakely's staff say they are "required" to listen to Dyer's books on CD and have all become fans of his work.

The best-selling author of nearly 40 books, affectionately called the "father of motivation" by his fans, Dr. Wayne Dyer, 71, was honored to be mentioned in such positive regard. He commented in subsequent interviews, "It is so great to see that when you are living on purpose, and putting your authentic self out there for the world, you just don't know who it will affect. It might help people who are not even born yet." The audio Sara Blakely listened to when she was 16 was recorded in 1979, when Sara was just a child.

Dr. Dyer's new book, Wishes Fulfilled: Mastering the Art of Manifestation (Feb. 28, 2012), is the basis for his ninth public broadcasting presentation that began airing nationwide in 50 million homes on March 3. Dyer's PBS specials are always among the most popular for the network, having raised more than 150 million dollars for public broadcasting over the years.

In Wishes Fulfilled, Dr. Dyer shows by example how to change the way we think, to choose what we think about and to learn to look at every thought, desire, etc. in a way that benefits us to the highest degree. Each chapter ends with three ways to implement the teachings in your own life.

Using his trademark humor, Dr. Dyer introduces The Five Wishes Fulfilled Foundations -- the five steps to living from your "highest self" and thereby attracting your deepest desires: how to use Imagination, Living from the End, Assume the Feeling of the Wish Fulfilled, Attention, and how to use the Last 5 Minutes of Each Day to create new and astonishing thought patterns, while defeating unproductive and recurring habits. Review copies are available and interviews available by request.

Dr. Wayne Dyer is a famously self-made man who, despite a childhood spent in orphanages, put himself through college earning a Ph.D. in educational counseling from Wayne State University and later becoming one of the best-selling authors of all time. His book Your Erroneous Zones has sold more than 50 million copies world wide, yet began as Wayne travelled the country selling it from the trunk of his car in the 1970s. http://www.DrWayneDyer.com

Hay House is the international leader in self-help and motivational publishing, featuring books, audios, and sidelines by more than 250 authors. Smiley Books, Visions, and Insights are imprints of Hay House, Inc, which is also the exclusive distributor for Amber Allen Press and Agape Media, Inc. Hay House has a self-publishing division, Balboa Press, as well as radio, film and television divisions. Corporate offices are in California and New York with international divisions in Australia, the United Kingdom, India, and South Africa. http://www.hayhouse.com.

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