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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

Extra Time: Robin Smith, former England cricketer

Originally posted on “THE JOURNALIST “… REVEALING AND INTERESTING "INTERVIEWS":
Rob Bonnet speaks to former England cricketer Robin Smith. After retiring from the sport, he suffered with depression and alcoholism. How did he turn his life around? https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/m0006280 from…

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Jesus’ B-Side Stories…

Originally posted on Sharing Some Thoughts on Jesus Christ:
Presenting a timeless message in a new way… https://cba.org.nz/jesus-b-side-stories see https://cba.org.nz http://www.creativekiwis.wordpress.com PPS Don’t worry about the world ending today… it’s already tomorrow in scenic and tranquil ‘little’ New Zealand Share,…

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“My friends say I’m taking up ALL the space on the internet…”

Originally posted on Craig's Quotes:
My friends (crazy??) say I’m taking up ALL the space on the internet with my various posts and blogs (and “taking over” the www??). As “led” by/from https://mymovie2015.wordpress.com/2017/04/24/monty-python-its-the-arts/ from Google searches (my “filing system…

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Bridge over troubled water

Originally posted on Inspirational videos:
https://craigsbooks.wordpress.com/2018/09/18/bridge-over-troubled-water-11/ from a Google search (my “filing system to rescue me from sheer utter chaos” – thanks “Big G”) and by that I mean God (far more than Google)… but then perhaps I should thank…

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Re-publishing various versions of my dad’s book

Originally posted on THE BOOK ‘Bismarck, Dorsetshire and Memories’:
Just practising publishing various versions of my dad’s book see https://www.amazon.com/s?k=bismarck+dorsetshire+and+memories&ref=nb_sb_noss and https://www.kobo.com/nz/en/search?query=bismarck+dorsetshire+and+memories RIP, dearest dad You sleep,whilst I “work” http://www.championdad.wordpress.com “Write, create, innovate”

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Brain injury victim back from the brink

Originally posted on Sharing some Information and Thoughts on Head and Brain Injury:
Seth Adams had everything going for him as a young, carefree 20-year-old about to embark on a … https://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=12237519 https://www.pressreader.com/new-zealand/the-new-zealand…/281608126930919 and https://www.glonaabot.com/article/new_zealand/b5e7c5cb75b29cb17d04344a7eaa42d4cf9acf23bc4150d96c5dd0eb3f17fc70 from https://www.google.com/search?client=firefox-b-d&ei=Glb8XLmTMMnFrQHX36uACA&q=brain+injury+victim+back+from+the+brink&oq=brain+injury+victim+back+from+the+brink&gs_l=psy-ab.12..35i39.496490.497301..501155…0.0..0.703.1333.5-1j1……0….1..gws-wiz.d9iDEFsqxHw Also see https://www.braininjuryhb.org.nz/…

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From Riches to Rags…or from BMW to BMX

Originally posted on Living With Head (Brain) Injury:
https://craigswritingjourney.wordpress.com/2018/07/24/from-riches-to-rags/ from a Google search (my “filing system to rescue me from sheer utter chaos” – thanks “Big G”) and by that I mean God (far more than Google)… but then perhaps…

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