Wilber, a blue crab who made his home in a bayou in southern Louisiana, was a happy crab. He and his family and friends lived in a community. They worked together and helped one another collect food and protect their families. The crabs were comfortable with the home they had created on the bayou floor. Most had no desire to leave. Even though Wilber loved and enjoyed his home, he wanted more. He wanted to explore.
In The Wilber Effect, author Cindi N. Koch tells a hopeful fable of Wilber, a Louisiana blue crab. It’s about the limitations you place on yourself and the limitations you allow others to put on you. Through this short story, Koch offers a road map to show you how to see beyond the boundaries in your careers and personal life. She presents a process to help you determine where you are in your life and what path you want to follow.
Wilber’s character represents all of us striving to create a life we want. His cast of crabs provides the backdrop for the challenges he faces, just like the cast of characters in our life.