5 top reasons choosy inspirational authors choose Hay House

“It is impossible to see what you do not believe.” –Course in Miracles

On Thursday, driving from Del Mar, California to Carlsbad to meet the Hay House team, I heard Leonardo Dicaprio being interviewed about his new flick, “Wolf of Wall Street.”

He was talking about a scene where he and Jonah Hill’s character did so many qualuuds they couldn’t walk. They reshot the scene five or six times, but evidently it was so much fun that the two of them looked at each other and said, “Can you believe we get paid to do this?’

That pretty much sums up how I felt about my day at Hay House. I mean, where else can you hang out with a whole office of people who already know that what you think is what you get.

Hay House staffers joke that they’ve “drunk the Kool-aid,” but here’s why, if you’re an author of inspirational books, they’re the only way to fly.

1. They have a captive market. E-Squared was my 16th book, but it’s the first to make the New York Times bestseller list. Because Hay House has cornered the market for readers wanting to raise their consciousness, they were the perfect publisher to reach the kind of readers that like books like E-Squared.

2. They’re a whole different breed of publisher. I’ve worked with five or six different publishing houses throughout my career (which tells you a bit about my jack of all trades tendencies) and while I’m grateful to all of them, none of them own their own radio station (publicity is the holy grail for authors), their own fan club (the Hay House list grows exponentially every week) and their own seminars where authors get a whole different platform for reaching readers.

3. The president of the company knows authors by name. Reid Tracy, the president of Hay House, took me to lunch while I was there. It’s not uncommon for me to get personal emails from this publishing dynamo. Not once, did this kind of thing happen with my other publishers. In fact, I have no idea who the presidents of those publishers even were.

Reid told me that Wayne Dyer, probably the best known self-help author on the planet, was still getting messages from his previous publisher (and this is after several bestsellers) addressed to Dwayne Dwyer.

4. Ya gotta love the founder. What self-respecting self-help groupie (and yes, I’m a card-carrying member) hasn’t read Louise Hay’s seminal book, “You Can Heal your Life.” I while I haven’t met her yet (that’s one of my upcoming intentions) I love that I looked in the same mirrors that she has so many times looked into and said, “Hey good looking. How ya doing?”

5. Elbow rubbing with the best. After my meeting with the Heal Your Life website team, I was invited back to their humongous bookshelf, handed a canvas bag and told, “Help yourself.” I grabbed so many books that my suitcase on yesterday’s flight home was overweight. Not that you can really be overweight with positive books like that.

For anyone who isn’t already partaking of the Start the New You seminar going on right now, here’s a link to my interview that ran today.

I love all you guys. Keep the joy channels wide open and ready to receive.

Pam Grout is the author of 16 books including E-Squared: 9 Do-it-Yourself Energy Experiments that Prove Your Thoughts Create Your Reality.

Why I’m the luckiest person on the planet, Part Seven

“Currently reading Pam Grout’s book E2…get home today and there’s a package with a new rose gold Nixon watch waiting for me… A surprise random gift from a friend- unexpected!! Manifesting in all it’s glory!! –E-Squared reader

You might have heard about the hard freeze here in the Midwest. Minus zero temps. Weather forecasters warning “Frost bite imminent with just 15 minutes of exposure.”

Not weather for wimps.

Which is why I’m so lucky I took the red pill. That’s a reference from the movie, The Matrix, where Neo has the option to either a) take the blue pill and stay unaware or b) take the red pill and realize he can create a different reality.

Last night I was driving to pick up vegetable korma at my favorite Indian restaurant. In my haste, I failed to grab a coat. But because I swallowed the red pill a long time ago, I knew I could create a parking space right up front.

I just had to put in an order.

My other stroke of great luck (although, with the red pill, you create your own luck) is my daughter and I are leaving tomorrow for southern California where, last I checked, temperatures were in the 70’s.

Pam Grout is the author of 16 books including E-Squared: 9 Do-it-Yourself Energy Experiments that Prove Your Thoughts Create Your Reality.

“Next year’s words await another voice.” ― T.S. Eliot

“Tomorrow, is the first blank page of a 365 page book. Write a good one.”
― Brad Paisley

I’m taking cupcakes to a New Year’s Eve party this evening. Instead of decorating them with cute little hearts or zigzags or candles, I’m poking a toothpick into each one.

The toothpick, ever versatile, can be used as a writing utensil–just like the stick I used to write last year’s intention into the sand on a Georgia beach. My hope is that each guest who gets what I’m calling a dream cupcake will write their highest intention into the frosting. Which should be a reminder that we write our own stories and that, at any time, we can write a new one.

As we close the book on 2013 and open a new chapter in 2014, I want to shout out my deepest gratitude– for all of you and for the abiding love that exists throughout our world.

And, if you didn’t catch it last year, here’s a wonderful New Year’s wish from Neil Gaiman:

“I hope that in this year to come, you make mistakes.

Because if you are making mistakes, then you are making new things, trying new things, learning, living, pushing yourself, changing yourself, changing your world. You’re doing things you’ve never done before, and more importantly, you’re Doing Something.

So that’s my wish for you, and all of us, and my wish for myself. Make New Mistakes. Make glorious, amazing mistakes. Make mistakes nobody’s ever made before. Don’t freeze, don’t stop, don’t worry that it isn’t good enough, or it isn’t perfect, whatever it is: art, or love, or work or family or life.

Whatever it is you’re scared of doing, Do it.

Make your mistakes, next year and forever.”

Pam Grout is the author of 16 books including E-Squared: 9 Do-it-Yourself Energy Experiments that Prove Your Thoughts Create Your Reality.

“Joy emanates in everything.”—Jon Krakauer

“Blessed is the season which engages the whole world in a conspiracy of love.” ― Hamilton Wright Mabie

If Victor Frankl can find meaning in a concentration camp, I’m thinking those long lines at Target could easily be turned into a party.

Everything is in your attitude. You can either stand there, moaning about how slow the cashier is going or you can sing “Joy to the World.”

Those 15 people ahead of you? They could become your new best friends. I’ll bet together you could even sing harmony.

So no matter how long the lines get, no matter how demanding your “to-do” list seems, just remember, “This, too, is an opportunity to revolutionize your life and move into an entirely new realm of experience.”

This is the season of glad tidings. Don’t let it go to waste.

And thanks to Cathy Gallo Losee who sent me this video with yet another take on shopping. Enjoy!!

Pam Grout is the author of 16 books including E-Squared: 9 Do-it-Yourself Energy Experiments that Prove Your Thoughts Create Your Reality.

“It’s alive!!”—My new tip for making beautiful things happen

“Be wide open and ready.”—Patch Adams

Years ago when I wrote an article on Providencia for the Washington Post, I was torn. This little island off the coast of Colombia was unknown and so pristine that the airport (or rather the little strip that served as the airport) greeted guests with “Welcome” written out in conch shells.

It was like the Caribbean before it became THE Caribbean. Publicizing it, I worried, might garner crowds and detract from its charm.

That’s how I feel about this manifesting tip I’m about to share.

Last New Year’s Eve, while visiting my sister in Savannah, Georgia, I plucked a stick from the beach at Tybee Island and wrote in big four-foot letters, “E-Squared will become a huge international sensation.” I let the waves take it out into the world.

Admittedly, not a marketing strategy covered in most college textbooks.

But it worked so well that last month, when visiting Anna Maria Island, I decided to take another stick and write, “Oprah invites me to talk about E-Squared on Super Soul Sunday.”

Last week, her producers called my publicist asking for video.

So while I still write daily in my journal, you can bet that when I’m in Carlsbad next month visiting Hay House, I’ll be affirming something new into the beach.

Pam Grout is the author of 16 books including E-Squared: 9 Do-it-Yourself Energy Experiments that Prove Your Thoughts Create Your Reality

“The secret is to gang up on the problem.” —Thomas Stallkamp

“Each new friend gives rise to the possibility of anything!”
― Stephen Richards

If you’re a regular at this blog, you know how much I love my Lawrence power posses and how important I think it is for all of us to “gang up” on the problem of lack and limitation.

I am so thrilled that groups are forming all over the planet to talk about the principles in E-Squared. From what I hear, there are Facebook groups, Sunday discussion groups and well, I can’t even keep up with all the E-Squared activity.

Since I get together with my one of my posses every Sunday (they’re like my own personal pit crew who help me change my flat tires when I’m heading in the wrong direction), I often have a great story to tell on Monday.

Carla, who I quote quite often in this blog, told a story about being on tour in India with a friend who, out of the blue, said, “I’d like to go see the Bollywood movie, My Name is Kahn, tonight.”

“O–KAY!!,” Carla thought, wondering how her friend was going to make that happen since she didn’t have a car, didn’t know her way around and didn’t exactly have the skills to negotiate one of the most populated countries in the world.

Their tour bus pulled up to their new hotel later that afternoon and right across the street was a movie theater playing (drum roll, please) “My Name is Kahn.”

If you can name it, you can claim it.

Also want to share this new word that came from Rhonda, another regular from the posse:
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Have a great week, all you quanitrelles! Make it the best, most passionate of your life.

Pam Grout is the author of 16 books including E-Squared: 9 Do-it-Yourself Energy Experiments that Prove Your Thoughts Create Your Reality.

“Let there be work, bread, water and salt for all.”—Nelson Mandela

“Man’s goodness is a flame that can be hidden but never extinguished.” Nelson, My Hero, Mandela

Two years ago, when visiting Robben Island in South Africa, I bought a replica of Nelson Mandela’s prison bracelet. Engraved with 46664, the number he was assigned during his 27 years of prison there, this bracelet that I wear nearly every day reminds me that no matter how it might look on the outside, there is always a greater story going on.

I loved Madiba. And I think of South Africa often whenever I get discouraged that things never change. Or wonder what I, one person from Kansas, can do to affect that change?

It wasn’t that long ago that ending apartheid in South Africa seemed impossible, much like it seems impossible to fix all the rifts on our planet today.

But during my lifetime, it went from impossible to possible. Almost overnight.

Which reminds me that holding a vision, which Mandela did during those long years of hard labor, is everything. And to never give up, never lose your sense of humor and never forget to dance.

Enjoy this tribute to the great man who will always dance in my heart.

Pam Grout is the author of 16 books including E-Squared: 9 Do-it-Yourself Energy Experiments that Prove Your Thoughts Create Your Reality.

Today’s weather forecast: an ongoing avalanche of miracles and blessings

“Are you the kind that sees signs, that sees miracles? Or, look at the question this way: Is it possible that there are no coincidences?”
― M. Night Shyamalan

I’ve heard we teach what we want to know. Well, I’d hardly call myself a teacher. More like a never-ending student who likes to share her toys with others

But one thing I’m learning is that magic (or what we like to think of as magic) shows up as consistently as the postman once we’re open enough to let it in.

And while I’ve known that precious piece of info for some time, I get confirmation day after day as people send me their stories of doing the experiments in E-Squared. Here’s one I love that showed up last week:

Leslie Strom, who gave me permission to share this, was trying the Dude Abides Experiment, the one where you ask the Big Guy for a clear, unmistakable sign.

Here’s her lab report sheet—straight from the email she sent me:

Hour 12/48: Sunday morning, drove to Starbucks downtown Tacoma. Every stall was full of museum-goers’ cars. A car pulled out, I pulled in, and it was exactly in front of the door. Could not have been more perfect. I took it as a sign, and then requested another gift, something bigger.

Hour 39/48: Monday morning, drove to Starbucks Old Town Tacoma. Before I got out of the car, I checked my email on my phone. A company wants me to do all their HR forms exclusively. Our sales guy doesn’t know where the lead came from. I phone them. It’s a giant bucket of potential work. New business isn’t unexpected and potential isn’t a gift, really. So I asked for another gift, even more unmistakable.

Hour 42/48: Went home via 6th Avenue. Passed the Artco store, thought I’d run in to see if they carry watercolor postcard paper. Looking for art supplies, I stop cold. In the wall decorations section of the store, on an end cap, is a whimsical large sign in a vintage script that said:

IF YOU ARE WAITING FOR A SIGN, THIS IS IT.

Imagine standing in a crafts store full of purple glittery holiday stuff, thinking, “I still want another sign since I’m not sure those other things were actual signs,” and seeing this:

Exp 1 sign

Pam Grout is the author of 16 books including E-Squared: 9 Do-it-Yourself Energy Experiments that Prove Your Thoughts Create Your Reality.

Why I’m the luckiest person on the planet, Part Six.

“We can only be said to be alive in those moments when our hearts are conscious of our treasures.”
― Thornton Wilder

Some mornings when I’m running to pickleball (no need to be impressed. It’s a mere one block away), I repeat over and over in my head, “Thank you, God. Thank you, God. Thank you, God.”

And I feel so joyful, so lucky. I’ve found that the more I focus on my blessings, the more blessings knock on my door. It’s like Halloween night when so many adorable ballerinas, princesses and even miniature zombies show up to delight me. And all I have to do is provide a bowl of candy.

Yesterday, one of those blessings showed up in the form of Kris Carr, the bestselling author of Crazy Sexy Diet, Crazy Sexy Kitchen and lots of other yummy books.

She’s a former New York dancer, actress and photographer (all things that impress the heck out of little old Kansas me) who overcame cancer by changing her diet, boosting her immune system and focusing on the body’s natural healing power.

Yesterday, in a complete surprise to me, she wrote about E-Squared on her blog. Now, this is a celebrity who has been on Oprah. And because she was kind enough to mention her experience with the Dude Abides, the first experiment in my book, she introduced her millions of fans to little ole me.

Here’s a link if anyone cares to check it out.

So, thank you, Kris Carr, thank you, “Dude” and thank you to everyone who makes my morning affirmation “Something amazingly awesome is going to happen to me today” come true day after day.

In honor of Thanksgiving, tell me in the comments section below why you’re the luckiest person on the planet.

Pam Grout is the author of 16 books including E-Squared: 9 Do-it-Yourself Energy Experiments that Prove Your Thoughts Create Your Reality.

Abundance, hoarders and why I’m a whole lot richer than Donald Trump

“I wanna be on the cover of Forbes magazine
Smiling next to Oprah and the Queen.”—Travie McCoy and Bruno Mars

I didn’t make Forbes’ list of billionaires in 2013. Unlikely, I’ll make it next year either. But I do know a secret that makes me deserving of the list.

I know with complete certainty that the world is limitless, abundant and strangely-accommodating. I also know that anything I could ever need or want is as easy to manifest as plugging in the toaster.

Take the last couple months, for example. I’ve spent the night in a Sultan’s Palace in Istanbul, the same palace that hosted Oprah, Madonna and Kobe Bryant. I’ve been on safari in Namibia, walked the beaches of Florida’s Anna Maria Islands.

Those billionaires? I doubt they could spare the time.

In fact, the only difference between me and “The Donald” is I choose not to carry my riches around. It’s comforting to know that anything I could ever want to do is available to me, but why flaunt it or drag around a bunch of material baggage?

In fact, I’d like to argue that amassing $7 billion, the dollar amount Trump claims to be worth, is not that different than hoarding old newspapers, leaky buckets and all the other junk collecting in the homes of the dysfunctional folks we watch on the A&E show, “Hoarders.”

No, my role model is Peace Pilgrim who, when she was very young, made an important discovery: “Making money is easy.”

Which is why she could give up her earthly possessions and walk around the world with nothing but the clothes on her back. As she said about her 28-year-old journey, “Life is full. Life is good. I have a feeling of always being surrounded by all of the good things, like love and peace and joy. It’s like a protective surrounding.”

That’s all anyone really needs. To know with sure conviction that “the world is limitless, abundant and strangely accommodating.”

Seems like a pretty good Thanksgiving notion to me.

Pam Grout is the author of 16 books including E-Squared: 9 Do-it-Yourself Energy Experiments that Prove Your Thoughts Create Your Reality.