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Time and time again we are told that we live in a society that is drifting and lacking in direction. But the growth in mind, body and spirit media shows that 21st-century man/woman desires mental, spiritual and physical harmony. Henriette Anne Klauser's Write It Down, Make It Happen shows you how to "write your own lifescript"; it is a "taking control of your life" kind of book. It doesn't guarantee that by writing down your goals you will necessarily attain them, but it does show you how to put your house in order.
Using case studies and writing exercises, Dr Klauser illustrates how people's lives can change just by being able to identify what they want, and where they want to be in the future. In one of her early examples she cites Jim "The Grinch" Carrey, who as an impoverished actor wrote a cheque to himself for 10 million dollars and carried it around with him for years. Now an A-list Hollywood movie star, Carrey commands circa 20 million dollars per film: his dream has come true.
Not all of Klauser's case studies are in the fairy-tale realm. She also cites day-to-day stories--men and women whose lives improved after they started to write down/identify what their goals were--to move house, change career or go travelling. This is the crux of Dr Klauser's book; it is about working out what you want and structuring your life to make those goals attainable or as close to attainable as possible.
Write It Down, Make It Happen is a very American book, and if you can work past some of the Oprah-type case studies, Klauser's message is clear: be proactive--take control of your life, and dreams can come true. --Aruna Vasudevan
Here, Klauser (Writing on Both Sides of the Brain; Put Your Heart on Paper) instructs her readers to write down their most extravagant wishes and, merely by the act of recording them, make them come true. She claims that the writings themselves are so powerful that they will influence external circumstances. Eventually, however, she reveals that this wish-writing is neither magical nor miraculous. It requires practitioners not only to write their wishes but also to participate actively in achieving them. Her technique is intended to clarify goals, increase self-confidence, and dispel self-doubt, and she describes how it has dramatically improved her life and the lives of her friends and acquaintances. Her faith in the power of writing is evident in her work; readers who share her faith may benefit from her prescribed course of wish fulfillment. Recommended for all public libraries.
-Yan Toma & Jessica Wolff, Queens Borough P.L., Flushing, NY
Copyright 1999 Reed Business Information, Inc.
Write It Down, Make It Happen by Henriette Anne Klausner touch on the art of organizing goals and implementing them using just pen, paper, and pleasing writing processes. Read morePublished 11 months ago by Stella Carrier
It help me and still, to achieve my goals and have a better life. I still use it today...
I had been putting off writing things down for a while and once I started reading this book, I actually started writing. Perhaps book can be made shorter. Read morePublished on Aug. 15 2009 by K. Pandya
I must say that this book was, at times, an engaging read. But it was also all over the map, and frequently contradictory. Read morePublished on March 5 2004 by Ahh!
I found "Write It Down, Make It Happen. Knowing What You Want and Getting It" by Henriette Ann Klauser, uplifitng and inspirational. Read morePublished on Oct. 23 2003 by Antonio
I absolutely love this book... it has changed my life and my attitude towards many situations that occur on a daily basis. Read morePublished on Oct. 6 2003 by Debra
i was at a crossroads in my life and i had to make a lot of decisions. my mother's friend recommended that i read this book, she said that it would give me some direction. Read morePublished on Sept. 25 2003 by evelyn caro
I read it. I do this now for everything, big or small, and it really does work!Published on April 9 2003