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About craig lock

from http://www.selfgrowth.com/experts/craig_lock.html About the Author Craig has a 'passion' for writing books that tell stories about people doing positive things in this often so hard, sometimes unkind world, occasionally cruel, yet always amazing world - true stories that leave the reader feeling uplifted, empowered and hopefully even inspired. https://www.createspace.com/3779691/ and http://www.amazon.com/-/e/B005GGMAW4 Craig Lock loves to encourage and empower people to be the best they can possibly be, and to create what they want in life. Craig has learnt plenty from the "school of life" (still "battered and bruised") and also from a few "hard knocks on the head". He is an extensive world traveller (on a "shoestring budget") and failed professional emigrater who has spent most of his life’s savings on airfares. He is still sliding down the razor blade of life on the beautiful undiscovered island that is New Zealand, somewhere near the bottom (rude!) of the world near Antarctica. There he talks to the 60 million sheep! Craig has been involved in the corporate world (life assurance) for over twenty years in South Africa, Australia and New Zealand. However, through a strange set of circumstances and finding himself in a small town near the bottom of the world ...and with nothing else to do, he started writing. That was five years ago. Five published books later and having written another twenty manuscripts (on widely differing subjects - well what else is there to do here?)... this is where Craig is in the "journey/adventure" that is life. Craig has taught at the local Polytechnic, as well as running a successful creative writing course (not teaching sheep!). He was the author of (as far as we know) the first creative writing course on the internet Craig has many varied interests and passions. He is particularly interested in the field of psychology – studying the human mind and what makes different people "tick-tock grandfather clock". He is fascinated by the "overlap between psychology and the dimension of spirituality". One of his missions in life is helping people make the most of their hidden potential and so finding their niche in life... so that they are happy. Craig’s various books probably tell more about his rather "eventful" life best (no one could believe it!). He writes books with serious messages and themes, then as a contrast "rather crazy, wacky stuff"…to keep him sane here. As an ‘anonymouse’ person wrote: "All of us are born mad; some of us remain so." Well nothing else much happens in quiet provincial New Zealand, other than headlines like "Golf Ball Thrown at Policeman" and "Beach Toilet Closed for Season.". True! from http://www.selfgrowth.com/experts/craig_lock.html Craig has a 'passion' for writing books that tell stories about people doing positive things in this often so hard, sometimes unkind world, occasionally cruel, yet always amazing world - true stories that leave the reader feeling uplifted, empowered and hopefully even inspired. https://www.createspace.com/3779691/ and http://www.amazon.com/-/e/B005GGMAW4 from http://www.selfgrowth.com/experts/craig_lock.html and http://www.selfgrowth.com/experts/craig-lock Craig Lock loves to encourage and empower people to be the best they can possibly be, and to create what they want in life. Craig has learnt plenty from the "school of life" (still "battered and bruised") and also from a few "hard knocks on the head". He is an extensive world traveller (on a "shoestring budget") and failed professional emigrater who has spent most of his lifes savings on airfares. He is still sliding down the razor blade of life on the beautiful undiscovered island that is New Zealand, somewhere near the bottom (rude!) of the world near Antarctica. There he talks to the 60 million sheep! Craig has been involved in the corporate world (life assurance) for over twenty years in South Africa, Australia and New Zealand. However, through a strange set of circumstances and finding himself in a small town near the bottom of the world ...and with nothing else to do, he started writing. That was five years ago. Five published books later and having written another twenty manuscripts (on widely differing subjects - well what else is there to do here?)... this is where Craig is in the "journey/adventure" that is life. Craig has taught at the local Polytechnic, as well as running a successful creative writing course (not teaching sheep!). He was the author of (as far as we know) the first creative writing course on the internet Craig has many varied interests and passions. He is particularly interested in the field of psychology – studying the human mind and what makes different people "tick-tock grandfather clock". He is fascinated by the "overlap between psychology and the dimension of spirituality". One of his missions in life is helping people make the most of their hidden potential and so finding their niche in life... so that they are happy. Craig’s various books probably tell more about his rather "eventful" life best (no one could believe it!). He writes books with serious messages and themes, then as a contrast "rather crazy, wacky stuff"…to keep him sane here. As an ‘anonymouse’ person wrote: "All of us are born mad; some of us remain so." Well nothing else much happens in quiet provincial New Zealand, other than headlines like "Golf Ball Thrown at Policeman" (it missed, btw!) and "Beach Toilet Closed for Season." True! The various books* that Craig “felt inspired to write” are available at ebooks (digital books) http://www.amazon.com/-/e/B005GGMAW4 http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=la_B005GGMAW4_sr?rh=i:books&field-author=Craig+Lock Paperbacks (see https://goldendawnpublishing.wordpress.com/2016/12/20/paperback-writer/ and https://wanttowriteabook.wordpress.com/2013/06/07/paperback-writer-the-beatles/ https://www.createspace.com/pub/simplesitesearch.search.do?sitesearch_query="craig+lock"&sitesearch_type=STORE https://www.amazon.com/Craig-Lock/e/B005GGMAW4/ref=pe_584750_33951330_sr_tc_2_0?qid=1476388259&sr=1-2-ent http://www.creativekiwis.com/index.php/books and http://goo.gl/vTpjk All proceeds go to needy and underprivileged children – MINE! “When the writer is no more , the value of your purchase will soar! “ “Together, one mind, one life (one small step at a time), let’s see how many people (and lives) we can encourage, impact, empower, enrich, uplift and perhaps even inspire to reach their fullest potentials…and strive for and perhaps one sunny day even achieve their wildest dreams.” PPS Don’t worry about the world ending today… as it’s already tomorrow in scenic and tranquil ‘little’ New Zealand

Ripples of Positivity

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? via Ripples of Positivity “Together let’s help spread tiny ripples of positivity.”

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YOU be the change you wish to see in the world

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“Be the change you wish to see in the world.” https://www.amazon.com/Craig-Lock/e/B005GGMAW4 from  a Google search  (instead of my “non-existent filing system”, thanks for rescuing me from “sheer chaos” BIG G) https://www.google.co.nz/search?source=hp&ei=nzJdWo_dDsmw8wWWjJD4Cg&q=%E2%80%9CBe+the+change+you+wish+to+see+in+the+world+craig+lock&oq=%E2%80%9CBe+the+change+you+wish+to+see+in+the+world+craig+lock&gs_l=psy-ab.3..33i160k1l2.2670.14482.0.14953.14.13.0.0.0.0.293.3444.2-13.13.0….0…1c.1.64.psy-ab..1.13.3440.0..0j0i30k1j0i8i30k1j33i21k1.0.qRwQweA3WHs PPS “I can’t…

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“We should be grateful that down here, we can experience life ‘out of the Zone’ as well. This may just be the real heaven, the sweetest spot of all.”

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? “We should be grateful that down here, we can experience life ‘out of the Zone’ as well. This may just be the real heaven, the sweetest spot of all.” –  great and powerful writing…

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“‘I have one great fear in my heart, that one day when they are turned to loving, they will find we are turned to hating’.”

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via “‘I have one great fear in my heart, that one day when they are turned to loving, they will find we are turned to hating’.” https://wemustnothate.wordpress.com/2018/01/14/i-have-one-great-fear-in-my-heart-that-one-day-when-they-are-turned-to-loving-they-will-find-we-are-turned-to-hating-6/ and https://journalistandwriter.wordpress.com/ “Together, one heart, one…

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  “I may not be able to do ordinary things, but I can still aim at attempting and even doing extra-ordinary , exceptional things.”

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picture from http://www.climbingmountainsandchasingdreams.wordpress.com ” I may not be able to do ordinary things, but I can still aim at attempting and even doing extra-ordinary , exceptional things.” from https://quietheroes.wordpress.com/2018/01/12/you-dont-need-to-be-a-superhero-to-inspire-you-can-be-a-normal-person-with-a-smile/ http://www.beliefhope.wordpress.com and http://www.upliftencourageandinspire.wordpress.com “Sharing, supporting, informing,  enlightening, “entertaining”(??), encouraging,…

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“What you focus on expands.”

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via “What you focus on expands.” “Sharing, supporting, informing,  enlightening, “entertaining”(??), encouraging, empowering, enriching, igniting, uplifting (and perhaps even) inspiring” enough there for now, c! picture from https://writencreate.wordpress.com/ “Together, one mind, one life (one small step…

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“It’s not the critic who counts. It’s not the man who points out how the strong man stumbled…”

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The Man in the Arena https://craigsquotes.wordpress.com/2017/09/29/its-not-the-critic-who-counts-its-not-the-man-who-points-out-how-the-strong-man-stumbled-credit-belongs-to-the-man-who-really-was-in-the-arena/ from  a Google search  (instead of my “non-existent filing system”, thanks for rescuing me from chaos BIG G) https://www.google.co.nz/search?q=its+not+the+critic+that+counts+craig+lock&rlz=1C1CHBD_enNZ767NZ767&oq=its+not+the+critic+that+counts+craig+lock&aqs=chrome..69i57.36268j0j8&sourceid=chrome&ie=UTF-8 “Sharing, supporting, informing,  enlightening, “entertaining”(??), encouraging, empowering, enriching, igniting, uplifting (and…

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