This journey started over 40 years ago, in the kitchen of a small apartment in Oakland, California, Shakti Gawain and I started a little company called Whatever Publishing to put a few books out that we'd written.
It was a shoestring operation.
We had no capital and very little business experience,
but after each small step we took, the next became obvious.
Our first year of sales was $800.
It was a beginning.
We were artists and spiritual seekers.
We had a dream of building a company that would make a positive difference in the world by sharing spiritual and psychological wisdom.
And then Shakti wrote
Creative Visualization in 1978.
It was our company's 4th book and it started selling like crazy by word of mouth. And then Oprah discovered it.
Fast forward... it has sold more than 7 million copies, has been translated into more than 30 foreign editions and continues to be a best-selling book until this day... 40+ years later.