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
The 'writing it down' part is not about time management; it is not a 'to-do today' list that will make you feel guilty if you don't get everything done. Rather, writing it down is about clearing your head, identifying what you want and setting your intent. You can 'make it happen' purely by believing in the possibility. In WRITE IT DOWN, MAKE IT HAPPEN, there are stories from ordinary people who witnessed miracles large and small unfold in their lives after they performed the basic act of putting their goals on paper.