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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 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" (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

“If the Lord makes you successful, I’ll keep you humble.”

Originally posted on Craig's Books:
https://craigsbooks.wordpress.com/2019/08/18/if-the-lord-makes-you-successful-ill-keep-you-humble/ “If the Lord makes you successful, I’ll keep you humble.” — BOOKS BY CRAIG LOCK Shared by “totally unmusical and not that humble + the world’s fourth worst writer” c “Information and Inspiration…

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Plea from the States – how do we end this madness: Dick Brass

Originally posted on “THE JOURNALIST “… REVEALING AND INTERESTING "INTERVIEWS":
https://www.nzherald.co.nz/world/dick-brass-plea-from-the-states-how-do-we-end-this-madness/Y4IO37TWXYIBRXEH2ETXTNNYTQ/ and https://www.pressreader.com/new-zealand/the-new-zealand-herald/20210108/281522228718850 from https://www.google.com/search?rlz=1C1PRFI_enNZ827NZ828&sxsrf=ALeKk01XFYbd7XhlmN5zbU3h8dEKAvc_nA%3A1610907531970&ei=i38EYKDiOqbaz7sP4r654Aw&q=+Plea+from+the+States+-+how+do+we+end+this+madness&oq=+Plea+from+the+States+-+how+do+we+end+this+madness&gs_lcp=CgZwc3ktYWIQDDoECAAQR1DmUljmUmDobmgAcAJ4AIAB5gGIAeYBkgEDMi0xmAEAoAEBqgEHZ3dzLXdpesgBBcABAQ&sclient=psy-ab&ved=0ahUKEwjg09WZyqPuAhUm7XMBHWJfDswQ4dUDCA0 Also at http://www.facebook.com/journowriter PPS “Due to travel restrictions this year, the US had to organise the coup at home! “a nony mouse not so…

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How elite athletes are made: Mark Williams

Originally posted on The Psychology of Sport:
https://www.newstalkzb.co.nz/on-air/the-devlin-radio-show/audio/mark-williams-author-of-the-best-how-elite-athletes-are-made/ from https://www.google.com/search?q=How+elite+athletes+are+made+Mark+Williams&rlz=1C1YTUH_enNZ931NZ931&oq=How+elite+athletes+are+made+Mark+Williams&aqs=chrome..69i57j0i22i30i457j69i64j69i60l3.14711j0j7&sourceid=chrome&ie=UTF-8 Here are my notes (very brief in point form) Wigmore Born Role of parents/siblings Chance Training Participatopn Mental skills Resilience Mental toughness Persistence Practice (right type) Specialisation Diversification Early engagement…

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“It’s not how you start – it’s how you finish!

Originally posted on The Greatest Race: The Race of Life:
http://www.lifeisgodsnovel.wordpress.com https://craigsquotes.wordpress.com/2021/01/16/its-not-how-you-start-its-how-you-finish/ “It’s not how you start – it’s how you finish! — BOOKS BY CRAIG LOCK https://craigsquotes.files.wordpress.com/2020/10/chequered-flag-1-1.jpg

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“It’s not how you start – it’s how you finish!

Originally posted on Craig's Quotes:
“It’s not how you start the ‘race of life’ that really matters (counts) – it’s how you finish it! https://thefinallapp.wordpress.com/ https://www.youtube.com/embed/HDHwd0opbnw https://craigsbooks.wordpress.com/2019/07/22/on-the-podium-2/ http://www.racetothechequeredflag.wordpress.comandhttp://www.godandformula1.wordpress.com ‘Shared by “totally unmusical” c “Information and Inspiration Distributer, Incorrigible Encourager…

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“You’re not disabled (limited) by your disabilities, you are able (enabled) by your abilities.”

https://headinjurytbi.wordpress.com/2021/01/15/youre-not-disabled-limited-by-your-disabilities-you-are-able-enabled-by-your-abilities-6/ http://www.craigsquotes.wordpress.com https://www.facebook.com/livingwithheadinjury/ “You’re not disabled (limited) by your disabilities, you are able (enabled) by your abilities.” — BOOKS BY CRAIG LOCK SHARE, SUPPORT, IMPACT, UPLIFT, ENCOURAGE, EMPOWER and perhaps even INSPIRE

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Covid: The never-ending nightmare (from Mail and Guardian)

Originally posted on South Africa: “the Beloved Country”: https://www.facebook.com/craig.lock.31 http://www.facebook.com/journowriter Also see https://covid19myblog.wordpress.com/ Q&A Sessions: ‘I should have fought harder for SA vaccine’ — Salim Abdool Karim: Professor Salim Abdool Karim talks to Nicolene de Wee about his responsibility as … Continue reading

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How a private meeting with Billy Graham changed actor Steve McQueen’s life

Originally posted on A NEW JESUS: Making Christ Relevant (more) to Us in Today's Uncertain World: Reaching People and "Finding God"* Inside and OUTSIDE the/of Church:
https://cf-images.us-east-1.prod.boltdns.net/v1/static/5502557045001/d8537045-1602-4ff2-8317-fe64c8dd8cac/5d665d48-762e-44b5-8052-464e2513aa6a/1280×720/match/image.jpg How a private meeting with Billy Graham changed actor Steve McQueen’s life https://www.sacbee.com/news/nation-world/national/article173443421.html https://www.google.com/search?q=steve+mcqueen+billy+graham&source=lmns&bih=610&biw=1366&rlz=1C1YTUH_enNZ931NZ931&hl=en&sa=X&ved=2ahUKEwivz9XUz5ruAhWKgGMGHRb6DIcQ_AUoAHoECAEQAA https://billygraham.org/story/moment-steve-mcqueens-life-changed/…

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Money Talks

Originally posted on How To Manage Your Hard-Earned Money:
https://www.iheart.com/podcast/1049-money-talks-75256600/ https://www.nzherald.co.nz/business/money-talks-in-a-new-podcast-kerre-mcivor-shares-her-best-and-worst-money-stories/YSUF5EWYJGCUTLA6YXVPOWDNIU/ from a ‘Google’

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Danny Gokey on Hour of Power

Originally posted on My Spirit Book:
Pastor Bobby speaks with Danny Gokey https://jesusvideos.wordpress.com/2021/01/09/danny-gokey-on-hour-of-power/ http://www.sharefaith.wordpress.com Danny Gokey on Hour of Power — WHO IS “THE REAL, THE TRUE, THE LIVING” JESUS? “Our talents are our gift from God… but it what…

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