Set-up Stories: Meeting Dana & Discovering Will — Traci Bogan Part II

I was in Chicago at a Global Information Network event. In a sea of a thousand people, here we are, Dana Jones and I, standing next to each other in the “wrong” line waiting to redeem a coupon for a complimentary continental breakfast (that we missed) before the day starts.

In a span of five minutes, where most people would make small talk, we make an immediate head-first deep-dive into each other’s lives, reviewing our most personal experiences with one another. Dana grabs my hand and says “please forgive me, I do not know what’s come over me, I’ve just thrown-up my entire life history on you in five minutes. I feel like I’ve known you my entire life.” I look at her and feel a familiarness, like home. We exchange numbers. We aren’t just fast friends, we are lifelong friends from that moment forward.

At lunchtime, I walk blocks away from the Convention Center to avoid the crowds and lines of people. I end up at Morton’s Steakhouse for a quick salad. There was a man looking at me and flagging me over to him with his hand. I walk up and say, “hello.” He responds, “my apologies, I was flagging my wife behind you to inform her that I found us a table.” I turned around and there is Dana Jones, his wife! We embrace and she tells me she’d been talking about me to her husband all morning. They invite me to join them for lunch. Seriously, what are the chances?!?

What Dana didn’t know, that I revealed months later after we got to know each other even better, was that I had noticed her handsome husband in his dust yellow sport jacket earlier that day in the VIP section. I was completely attracted to his confidence and poise. When he was flagging me down at Morton’s Steakhouse, I thought it was because he had also noticed me or noticed me noticing him, (lol)! We shared a good laugh about that, and have been amused by how we met ever since.

One day while talking on the phone with Dana, I tell her about the QuantumPathic® Energy Method workshop I had taken. I express how transforming it was for my life and that it was a must attend event! Without barely asking a question, Dana commits that she would fly in for the next workshop—and she brings two friends with her.

SETUP-TRACI-Will-DanaAfter the workshop ends, we step outside and Dana says, “Traci, this was such an incredibly transforming experience, this requires a bigger audience than a classroom of 10 people. I see this reaching the masses of people. I envision this being a documentary!” I ask Dana, “what’s the first step to making a documentary?” and she replies, “I haven’t a clue! I’ve never made one before. I suspect it’s going to start with finding a documentary movie producer.

Then, 48 hours later, I am off to meet one of my coaching clients at a bar for her going away party—she was moving from Phoenix to Georgia. Sherry Anshara happened to call, and I invite her to meet me. I arrive first. On my way to the bathroom this fella points out a cord on the floor so I don’t trip. I ask him if he is a photographer, and he replies that he is filming the band as a favor to his friend, my client. He goes on to explain that his real profession is as a DOCUMENTARY FILM PRODUCER. I almost fall over! I ask him a couple questions about what kind of movies he produces and I tell him, “you won’t believe the irony that I would meet you today because we are making a movie!”

When I see Sherry Anshara walking in the door, I ask Will to “please, stay right here and wait for me.” I went over to greet Sherry Anshara and then march her right over to meet William Caple III. Will. I introduce him as our documentary producer. They both give me blank stares with open mouths! Sherry gives Will a thumbnail sketch of our movie project and invites him to attend the upcoming QPEM workshop taking place in three days. To our surprise, Will shows up at the workshop, has an amazing experience, and says “YES!” to producing the documentary.

The setup stories commemorate year one of developing the documentary “Why Are We Still So Bleeped Up?!” to educate about QPEM and the film “Not Just Another Bleeped Up Love Story” that entertains and enlightens with a story based on the truth.

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