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Product Details

  • Paperback: 250 pages
  • Publisher: Fireside Books; 1st edition (January 3, 2001)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0684850028
  • ISBN-13: 978-0684850023
  • Product Dimensions: 5.5 x 0.7 x 8.4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 8.8 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (221 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #15,796 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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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. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.


Mary LoVerde author of Stop Screaming at the Microwave Easy to read and packed with ideas that changed my life. Dr. Klauser's ideas work, and she shows you how to reap the benefits.

Verna Noel Jones Rocky Mountain News Klauser's advice is eye-opening and contagious enough to make you pull out a notebook and pen, even as you read.

Customer Reviews

It is all about learning how to focus and really know what one wants.
This book is written so well and so easy to understand and I love all the quick and simple exercises .
Amazon Customer
This book really did change my life, and my way of thinking about my goals.
Ingrid Hastings

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168 of 172 people found the following review helpful By atmj TOP 1000 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on February 1, 2001
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This is an excellent book that motivates you to examine what you want from life. Each chapter ends with an assignment that helps you formalize your ideas.
Her thought is, not only do we motivate ourselves and our subconscious by writing our thoughts and plans and dreams down, but in turn the energy of the outside world becomes more focused for us as well. I really do believe this. I haven't done all of the assignments yet, but I intend to.
Ironically some of the examples and assignments she suggests, I have done in ignorance of this book and the results are just what she predicted, so I know it works.
What I particularly like is that this book is not a "Rah, Rah", happy yuppie book, like some of the ones out there but a more thoughtful approach for a person to carve out the life they want. This could work for many walks of life and is just not applicable for the middle to upper class income.
We all have dreams, when we put them on paper we are quite a bit closer to realizing them they we ever thought.
The table of contents is below so you have an idea what is covered.
Write it down make it happen
Knowing what you want: Setting Goals
Gathering ideas: A suggestion box for the brain
Getting ready to receive
Addressing Fears and Feelings
Getting Unstuck: Writing through to resolution
Doing it easy: Listing
Focusing on the Outcome
Changing your Environment: Get near water to write
Scripting your daily life
Becomming Committed
Stacking Goals: Raising the Bar
Starting a Group: What by When
Taking the Initiative
Writing letters to God
Resistance has Meaning
Creating a Ritual
Letting Go, Creating Balance
Giving Thanks
Handling Breakdown
Thanks and ever thanks
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313 of 332 people found the following review helpful By Elizabeth HALL OF FAMETOP 1000 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on March 31, 2001
Format: Hardcover
The author also wrote Put Your Heart On Paper and Writing On Both Sides of The Brain. Saw the book and picked it up because in looking thru it I saw straight forward, easy to read suggestions that I could actually use.
There are 20 Chapters which cover everything from Knowing what you want and setting goals, Gathering ideas and suggestions, Being prepared to receive what you seek, Getting unstuck, Changing ones environment, what Resistance means, Letting go and creating balance, Giving thanks and Handling a breakdown, on to Raising the bar and really going for the gold in our goals and dreams.

She challenges the reader to think BIG. On page 26 she lists questions we need to ask ourselves i.e. Can I have more than on goal? On page 33 she reminds the reader that writing down our dreams is like a message we send to our brain that we are ready or as she says "Open for business."

On page 53 she suggests a Tidbit Journal where we simply jot down ideas and thoughts that come to mind as we go about our daily life. This is really helpful as is her overall suggestions about journals or diaries, since we can often read what we wrote a week, month even a year ago and some gem of wisdom will jump out at us or we will simply be reminded that we are making progress and succeeding.

She is also wise because she drives home the point that we have to make the effort and NOT give up. This was really important to me because I had begun to get really depressed and wanted to give up, until reading her words about not allowing the negative to defeat me.

Using my computer I also took her suggestion but changed it a bit, and made a File where everyday I try to write a letter to God or Self and state what I seek need want and desire. It is like a private conversation.
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90 of 95 people found the following review helpful By Gina Hinds on June 17, 2001
Format: Paperback
This is a very well written book, with many thoughts/exercises that prove much thought and action on your part to move you forward on your goals.
Here is one specific exert that I found was incredible. "Writing about the outcome helps you to stay focused, even when you're not focused - or think you're not. The written word keeps the image steady, unwavering, like a lighthouse beam, steady on. It keeps the goal, the intended consequence in mind.
When you focus on the outcome, write in the present tense, as though you were describing something that is already happening. It call it "writing as reality". Be sure to date your description, because when you read it back later, you will have an eerie sense that you wrote it after it took place rather than before.
Now dig deeper. Not just the outcome, but the outcome of the outcome. Don't just write about what you want, but include why you want it. Why does it make a difference whether you have this or not? And then keep going deeper - why do you want that? And then deeper still, the outcome of that second outcome and so forth, until you hit the core of it."
Very good book for going deep within yourself for the answers that you already have.
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49 of 51 people found the following review helpful By B.Morgan on February 6, 2009
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I saw the author many years ago, on Oprah. I thought her concept was so effective, yet, at the same time, so EASY to do! I decided to give it a try! I made a list to help me find Mr. Right.I was divorced,with no children, and wanted to meet a man who too, was without children. I love kids, but I saw how it affected children,the whole "Divorce, Dating, Re-marriages, New parents/Siblings scene,and I just felt it would be easier to be with someone, and start on a fresh slate.Well, I doubted I would find such a man, but, I DID!!!! I made a very, very specific list, and put her ideas into action, and one thing lead to another, and I met my wonderful husband! It is amazing that something as simple as putting things to paper, and putting them "out there" into the universe, can deliver such positive results! I eventually wrote the author, to tell her of my good fortune, and she wrote me back,thrilled to hear of what had transposed in my life! I think it is a great concept to put our goals, and ideas in writing,as it gives us a definitive "blue print" to work off of! Simple,yes, but very EFFECTIVE!!!!
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