Success Team Stories:
We've been Wishcraft buddies since 1983 and
since then have had amazing success in reaching
our goals. Over the years we've not only developed
a deep and lasting friendship, but Iris has
gotten her teaching certificate and is about
to get her M.A. I've developed a painting
career and met and married the man of my dreams.
started with a larger group in '82. Each of
the 10 women successfully completed their
goals: singing in L.A., started travel agency,
own a bed & breakfast, started PR firm,
get a graduate degree and start a temporary
offshoots of our group exist in Monte Vista,
Colorado Springs and Loveland. We just wanted
to let you know how important your work has
been in our lives. We wish you continued success.
just completed a role in a play called "Octette
Bridge Club -- at 60 and was elected president
of my church. Teammate VK is in her second
year of a master's degree in counseling. JL
(The artist/poet) is going to school full
time studying music, art, literature (her
life's dream she thought she wasn't allowed
My team: one became a flight attendant, one
sold her home and travelled far and wide with
a video camera, one became a local food critic
and loves eating for free, one broke into
local TV, I am doing training workshops for
financial indepedence, and another just submitted
an article about an influential person and
may get it published.
I would first like to say thank you for writing
your books and sharing your ideas. They have
changed my life. Because I know you love success
stories, let me share with you one of mine.
a year ago I had a dream to become a comedy
writer and performer, but there was a problem:
I was scared to death to do it. Although my
family and friends really enjoyed my stuff,
I just couldn't find the nerve to go up on
stage. After awhile they got sick of listening
to me just talking about it and said "what
are you -- a wimp?"
the time, I thought I was, but now I realize
I was only being human. What I needed was
help: people to listen to my material, to
help me narrow down and organize tons of material
into a working act, rehearsal, to give supoort
and understand of my fear and information
on places to perform. Quite frankly, I needed
fate would have it I found a copy of your
book in a book store. The stories of people
and their problems were something I really
related to. I put an ad in a weekly paper
looking for a team and found one: Four great
people - and they listened and provided the
help I needed.
got me in touch with someone in the area who
ran eight week classes on standup comedy.
With the graduation being your act in front
of an audience. I signed up (with some coaxing)
and eight weeks later, with a lot of complaining
and a near nervous breakdown I did it!!! I
performed a seven minute act in front of an
audience of more than 200 people. Guess what?
They actually laughed and thought I was funny.
After I got off stage, my team was there for
hugs and handshakes.
It appears that some of my former Wishcraft
buddies will be attending a program by you,
so I have asked one of them to pass this letter
on to you.
I'm living in reality a dream which I selected
in one of your Wishcraft exercises. One day
I discovered some papers from the early 80's
when we lived in Colorado and a small Success
Team of women met in my studio to help each
other. I was shocked to realize how close
the dream is to our present reality.
article from Las Cruces Sun-News with photo
of me in front of my painting in a show.)
"Through our success group I was able
to start up my own massage therapy practice!
I owe you, your book, and you wonderful insights
for the opportunity I have had to see that
I am capable of doing what I want to do. I
have had my own business for nearly 9 months
and it is something that I used to think 'WAS
ONLY FOR OTHER PEOPLE.' You have been a blessing
in my life."