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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

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Originally posted on God's Whispers of Truth:
For years I went with an undiagnosed brain injury that almost ended my life in 2016/2017. The months following my close shave left my brain unable to understand or process the changes…

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An Open Book 3: My Story

Originally posted on BOOKS BY CRAIG LOCK:
https://headbraininjury.wordpress.com/2014/08/03/an-open-book-3-my-story/ Here’s a short extract… PROLOGUE I came across this fine bit of writing, which I could closely relate to in those dark days in -. Diana’s words describe my feelings better than…

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“The traumatic brain injury (TBI) would have rendered my life pointless… if I had let it.”

Originally posted on Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI:
“The traumatic brain injury (TBI) would have rendered my life pointless… if I had let it.“ – Max Mteliso https://maxmteliso.com/2019/01/10/the-invisible-rain-cloud/ Also see https://www.headway.org.uk/about-brain-injury/individuals/brain-injury-and-me/max-mteliso/ and Max’s FB page at https://www.facebook.com/maxwell.t.mteliso IF from https://craigsquotes.wordpress.com/2019/10/31/if-by-rudyard-kipling-if-you-can-keep-your-head-when-all-about-you-are-losing-theirs-and-blaming-it-on-you/ and…

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The Invisible Rain Cloud

Originally posted on BOOKS BY CRAIG LOCK:
via The Invisible Rain Cloud Hope things going well and keep inspiring, Max. A town-planner, eh ! Most impressive, as I can’t even plan my breakfast – an apple or a microwaved packaged…

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This is what a brain injury feels like

Originally posted on Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI:
As a science journalist, Elizabeth Lopatto had reported on the effects of brain injuries. But nothing prepared her for the experience of having one see https://www.theguardian.com/news/2017/oct/05/this-is-what-a-brain-injury-feels-like from http://www.facebook.com/livingwithheadinjury Also see What Does it…

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Invisible Disabilities Week

Originally posted on Matter Over Mind:
It’s invisible disabilities week.. a week focused on making those who feel invisible.. visible. A week to highlight and spread awareness on battles most never face or see. I am a proud member of…

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“I press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called me …”

Originally posted on It's Always Darkest Before The Dawn: A Story of Hope:
http://www.uplifrtencourageandinspire.wordpress.com http://www.inspiringvideo.wordpress.com http://www.racetothechequeredflag.wordpress.com and http://www.beyondthezonespirit.wordpress.com https://beyondthezonespirit.wordpress.com/2019/10/20/i-press-on-toward-the-goal-to-win-the-prize-for-which-god-has-called-me/ https://godandformula1.wordpress.com/2019/10/20/i-press-on-toward-the-goal-to-win-the-prize-for-which-god-has-called-me-my-spirit-books/ and http://www.thegrandprize.wordpress.com Originally posted on GOD AND FORMULA ONE: ‘BEYOND THE ZONE’: http://www.uplifrtencourageandinspire.wordpress.com http://www.inspiringvideo.wordpress.com http://www.racetothechequeredflag.wordpress.com and http://www.godandformula1.wordpress.com https://www.youtube.com/embed/2lVzPog1-mo?version=3&rel=1&fs=1&autohide=2&showsearch=0&showinfo=1&iv_load_policy=1&wmode=transparent https://craigsjourneyoffaith.wordpress.com/2019/10/19/i-press-on-toward-the-goal-to-win-the-prize-for-which-god-has-called-me/…

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“Success is to be measured not so much by the position that one has reached in life as by the obstacles which he (or she) has overcome.”

Originally posted on LIFE is God's Novel: A Book (or three or four or TEN) being written as "life unfolds":
https://craigsbooks.wordpress.com/2018/07/28/success-is-to-be-measured-not-so-much-by-the-position-that-one-has-reached-in-life-as-by-the-obstacles-which-he-or-she-has-overcome-2/ Originally posted on BOOKS BY CRAIG LOCK: https://craigsquotes.files.wordpress.com/2018/07/climbing1.jpg via “Success is to be measured not so…

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“The writer is born”

Originally posted on A Tale of Two Cities (and vastly different Countries):
https://craigsbooks.wordpress.com/2019/10/14/the-writer-is-born-5/ and https://writeintothelightbook.wordpress.com/2011/08/16/the-writer-is-born/ Originally posted on BOOKS BY CRAIG LOCK: Craig decided to fill in some of the long and boring days by doing some research and writing…

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BECOMING: An Odyssey

Originally posted on Beyond the Zone: God and The Spiritual Journey:
picture from https://craigsbooks.wordpress.com/2019/07/25/the-sound-of-silence-by-simon-and-garfunkel-2/ Title for a possible new book (thanks, Michelle O…Oh NO,  please not another one, c!)) “Become the person you are CAPABLE of being … and ALL…

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