The Notes are brief emails written by "The Universe," personalized with your name (and occasionally your goals and dreams), designed to remind you that you have, indeed, been given dominion over all things.

Mike Dooley, creator and author of the Notes

What started in 1998 as an email sent out weekly to 38 addresses has since blossomed into today's daily Notes from the Universe, sent to over 700,000 subscribers in 185 countries! These Notes are brief passages written by "The Universe," personalized with your name (and occasionally your personal goals and dreams), designed to remind you that you have, indeed, been given dominion over all things.

The Magical Story

In 1989, 2 brothers (Mike and Andy) and their cool mom (Sheelagh), launched TUT (then it stood for "Totally Unique T-shirts," now it stands for "The Universe Talks") and started selling t-shirts and souvenirs to tourists out of a pushcart in Orlando, Florida, with no idea of where it was actually headed. 11 years later, in the year 2000, after selling 1 million "Totally Unique T-shirts" through a small chain of stores and international distributors, we closed operations and launched TUT, a philosophical club for understanding and living the adventure of life. We started sending out "Monday Morning Motivators" (inspirational poems taken from our bestselling t-shirts) to the email addresses we had collected from visitors to the retail stores. These weekly emails soon became daily emails, which finally evolved into Notes from the Universe — short and humorous reminders of life’s magic and our power that are sent out to 700,000 people around the world and are still the mainstay of all we do.

The most inspiring part of our story was discovering that by setting ourselves into motion, toward the realization of our dreams, we also set into motion the entire "Universe" and all of its wisdom, which then, and only then, could conspire on our behalf, even taking us "off course" at times to avail us of treasures and rewards beyond our greatest expectations.

Thanks for coming by, happy trails, and tallyho!

Real Testimonials

“Notes from the Universe remind me I'm a part of something much bigger and that my dreams are constantly being realized. I love them! Thanks Mike!”

- Jason Mraz, Singer/Songwriter

“I look forward to my Note from the Universe every morning and, gosh, they're always so right on!! These NOTES help me start my day humbled and hopeful. Thanks Mike!!!”

- Christina Perri, Singer/Songwriter

“Since I haven't seen one Note from the Universe which I don't take for true, I suspect that you and I come from the same part of the galaxy. Here's my thanks and joy for the gifts of your insight and understanding to us all.”

- Richard Bach, Author/Pilot

“Mike Dooley's Notes from the Universe have charged my day with absolute joy, more times than I can remember.”

- Rhonda Byrne, Author of The Secret

“Mike Dooley is a great messenger of truth; a gift for humanity.”

- don Miguel Ruiz, Author of The Four Agreements

“One of the first things I do every day is look at my Note from the Universe. What a difference it makes! Sets the pace for a positive and productive day.”

- Olivia Culpo, Miss Universe 2012

“NFTU continue to be a hugely inspirational touchstone around the globe, reflecting always the miracle of your own highest understanding, and informing you again and again of Who You Really Are.”

- Neale Donald Walsch, Author

The Notes Worldwide

  700,000 subscribers

  185 Countries

  1,000,100,000 Emails

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