Self-help pioneer Dr. Wayne Dyer has passed away at age 75. His family posted the following status on Twitter shortly after 5pm ET on Sunday night:
RIP Wayne Dyer: Self-Help Pioneer Passes Away At 75
For anyone in the wellness world, Wayne Dyer was a legend for his ambition and inspiration. As he once said, "There is no scarcity of opportunity to make a living at what you love; there's only scarcity of resolve to make it happen." (The Power Of Intention).
He backed up his positivity with book sales that made publishers take the self-help category seriously (his first book Your Erroneous Zones sold over 35 million copies), and a career that lasted for four decades.
Dyer was also a real-life rags to riches character with an almost Dickensian personal story: he grew up in an orphanage, later reconnected with his birth parents, became a high school counselor, then a college professor, and then wrote his first of many bestselling books.
I first discovered Dyer's books when my mom sent me There's A Spiritual Solution to Every Problem in 2004 when I was struggling to find what to do with my life after leaving Wall Street. I got hooked on Dyer and went on to read about a dozen or so of his books over the years.
Dyer had been battling Leukemia, however, his cause of death is not yet known.
He will be missed, but not forgotten.