Mike Dooley


Mike Dooley is a New York Times Bestselling author, speaker, and entrepreneur who lives by the premise that he teaches – that our thoughts become things. He travels internationally, speaking to thousands on life, dreams, and happiness.


Mike Dooley was born in Orange, California on February 7, 1961. He graduated from the University of Florida in 1983 with a Bachelor of Science in Accounting, and worked in Florida, Saudi Arabia, and Massachusetts as an international tax specialist for Price Waterhouse.

Dooley was trying to discover “what this life is about” since he was a teenager: by his own account, at the age of 12 or 13 he was telling his mother that space and time couldn’t really exist, and that neither could hell, or a God that wasn’t One with all things, living and inanimate; when he was 14, he experimented with hypnosis, pursuing his fascinations with life’s mysteries. That’s when he discovered the mind’s influence over the body and its thoughts.

During his freshman year at the University of Florida, he discovered a series of books that contained the “Seth Material” as dictated by the late Jane Roberts, which changed his life – he felt that his “questions were either answered or at least very answerable”. He says:

My understandings have helped as much in other areas of my life from relationships to material possessions, and they continue to grow with their own momentum. I’m still a student, but also my own teacher, and in this journey I’ve begun to realize that as much as I enjoy thinking and living my thoughts, I enjoy sharing them too… and learning from others

In 1989 Dooley co-founded TUT Enterprises, Inc. with his brother and mother. They sold their own line of T-shirts and gifts from a small chain of stores, and in 1999 Mike became the sole shareholder, transforming the business into today’s “Adventurers Club” to celebrate the adventure of life.

The Club had 370,000 members by March 2011, all of whom receive Dooley’s five-day-a-week free email subscription, “Notes from the Universe”, which have spun off into books, calendars, greeting cards, and world tours.

Teachings and Philosophy

The basic premise of Mike Dooley’s philosophy is that thoughts become things. The things, people, circumstances, experiences of each life are the result of the thoughts the holders of that life think. You created your present life by your past thoughts, and you create your future life with your present thoughts.

He believes that the true task of humankind is to choose what we want. The process should go like this: choose, let go, let the results come, and evaluate. Then, choose again.

Your feelings should back your choices, because all real choices are about what we want to feel. Dr. Susan Corso of Huffington Post explains his teachings:

He takes us through belief systems and how to find them and change them. Emotion, and how it works to create new realities. He swears up and down that the universe is a magical place just awaiting our direction. Nothing is impossible. No thing. He weighs in on action–any, small action that moves us closer to our dreamed of life will take us there. We act, and the universe responds.


  • Totally Unique Thoughts
  • Lost in Space
  • Thoughts Become Things (live audio)
  • Notes from the Universe Book 1: New Perspectives From an Old Friend
  • Notes from the Universe Book 2: Life, Dreams & Happiness
  • Notes from the Universe Book 3: Dancing Life’s Dance
  • Leveraging the Universe (audio)
  • Choose Them Wisely: Thoughts Become Things
  • Infinite Possibilities: The Art of Living Your Dreams
  • Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Life… But Were Afraid to Ask
  • A Wrinkle in Time (DVD)
  • Manifesting Change: It Couldn’t Be Easier
  • Manifesting Change: The Law of Attraction (DVD)
  • Dreams Come True, All They Need Is You


Two people may suffer the same disappointment, one might be saddened, the other understanding.
Two people may receive the same insult, one might be hurt, and the other compassionate.
Two people may have the same disagreement, one might be angered, the other feel love.
How you react to circumstances, people and things, IS A CHOICE, YOUR CHOICE… based on YOUR use of compassion, understanding and love.

In the beginning, the price of giving great love is risking that it won’t be returned. Until you understand, of course, that great love is always returned. With interest.

Sometimes, when things take longer than you thought they would, it’s just a gentle reminder from your greater self that you have more time than you thought, and that there’s a journey to enjoy.

Step number one for changing the entire world, is falling in love with it as it already is. The same is true for changing yourself.

Pretending is the fastest way to believing, and believing is the fastest way to receiving.

And here’s Mike Dooley giving advice on how to practice the law of attraction:

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