The Winning Mind

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Source: The Winning Mind

 

“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.”

Quote Unquote (1994)

https://drive.google.com/file/d/0BxslrCi5v2WzVjdqaUVhZE8taDQ/view?usp=sharing

from

http://www.craigsaudiobooks.wordpress.com

 

and

 

http://www.craigswritingjourney.wordpress.com

 

Quote Unquote is available at Amazon as an e-book  and also in paperback)

http://www.amazon.com/Quote-Unquote-Quotes-Writing-Journey-ebook/dp/B00ONC6JAG/
and
http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_noss?url=search-alias%3Dinstant-video&field-keywords=craig+lock+%2B+quote+unquote

“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.”

Don’t worry about the world ending today…
as it’s already tomorrow in scenic and tranquil ‘little’ New Zealand

DAWN (best)

 

Picture (great) by my friend, Jenny
“A writer’s dreams
Picture (great) by my friend, Jenny, whose photographic talents I definitely do NOT possess!
Shared by “the world’s absolutely worst photographer”

The New Rainbow (1994)

 

click on

https://drive.google.com/file/d/0BxslrCi5v2WzUG95VEIzdWpJVzQ/view?usp=sharing (English accent)#

# perhaps a little too fast!

and/or (a comparison)

https://drive.google.com/file/d/0BxslrCi5v2WzUUlyZ0lDaWJENk0/view?usp=sharing  (US accent)

Which accent do you prefer?

feature picture from The New Rainbow

available at

http://www.amazon.com/New-Rainbow-Rainbows-Craig-Lock-ebook/dp/B005H7U2V8

 

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http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_noss?url=search-alias%3Daps&field-keywords=the+new+rainbow+%2B+craig+lock

 

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http://www.craigsaudiobooks.wordpress.com

 

as this “persistent total non-techno” pushes himself to his absolute limits

“You think you have a limit. And so you touch this limit, something happens and you suddenly can go a little bit further. With your mind power, your determination, your instinct, and the experience as well, you can fly very high.”

from

https://beyondboundarieslimits.wordpress.com/2014/11/26/you-think-you-have-a-limit-and-so-you-touch-this-limit-something-happens-and-you-suddenly-can-go-a-little-bit-further-with-your-mind-power-your-determination-your-instinct-and-the-exper/

and

https://craigsaudiobooks.wordpress.com/2015/12/17/80/

 

 

 

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The End of The Line (1993)

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Source: The End of The Line (1993)

Here, There and Everywhere

Source: Here, There and Everywhere

from

http://www.craigswritingjourney.wordpress.com

‘Give me the young man who has brains enough to make a fool of himself.’
– anon

‘For my part, I travel not to go anywhere, but to go. I travel for travel’s sake. The great affair is to move.’
– Robert Louis Stevenson (1850-94)

 

“You will do foolish things… but do them with enthusiasm.”

– Colette

Perhaps the story of my “little” life!

Craig’s first books. Early (“baby”) steps on the writing journey

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from https://craigsbooklist.wordpress.com/2013/11/25/craigs-list-of-books/

and

http://www.craigswritingjourney.wordpress.com

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Pictures (above) Craig’s first five books. Early (“baby”) steps on the writing journey (from 1993)

CRAIG’s BOOKS (Where it all began!)

If you want to follow the “long writing journey”, click on https://craigswritingjourney.wordpress.com/

the New Rainbow

PATH up mountain

BOOKS AND MANUSCRIPTS BY CRAIG LOCK

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books

Dream on.”sonny boy”!

from http://kiwiswhodaredtodream.wordpress.com/2014/10/01/craigs-books/
Tags: Authors, Craig Lock, Books: Hard copies and e-books:fiction and non-fiction

* Hard copies and e-books: Fiction and non-fiction books, self help, novels on South Africa, “faction”, travel, humour, inspiration, words of encouragement and empowerment, motor racing, Formula 1, Grand Prix drivers

I’ve been writing about my passions since 1993.

1. HANDBOOK FOR SURVIVAL IN THE NINETIES
(now retitled and updated: ‘How to Survive The New Millennium’)

This is Craig’s first book: A collection of writings on various subjects to help every man or woman survive in a rapidly changing, uncertain world… after the “easy living and prosperity” of the seventies and eighties. An introductory look at the concepts of success, motivation, attitude, goal setting and stress

2. THE END OF THE LINE

This is Craig Lock’s first novel. A short novel set in “the beloved country”. A passionate and heart-breaking tale of South Africa, a true story of the bad old days, but with the hope of the new. THE END OF THE LINE “The End Of The Line” could be described as a “faction”, a fiction with a serious factual grounding. It is simple, and therefore moving. It gives yet another highly individual portrait of that troubled land, and it does so through a believable and sustained narrative form.”

3. HERE, THERE AND EVERYWHERE

Craig Lock is an extensive world traveller 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’, stuck on a deserted (other than a few brilliant rugby players) island at the bottom of the world near Antarctica, where he is ‘trying to throw a double six’ to get off and go out into the real world – but he doesn’t know where!

In the style of Bill Bryson, HERE, THERE AND EVERYWHERE tells tales of his hilarious hair-raising adventures in his younger years through ‘Grate’ Britain and the Continent

4. THE MAD MONEY BOOK

An introductory guide to make the most of your hard-earned money. This work covers the basics of good money management to helping guide the more serious (and sophistocated) investor.

5.. HOW TO MAKE A MILLION
(even if its only Italian lire!)

We’ll see whether the principles DO work, or whether he’s merely dreaming!

6. DROPPED OUT IN GODZONE

Craig Lock’s humorous travel book about his adventures in provincial New Zealand…
One man and his family – and their experiences “Down Under”.

A new immigrant’s impressions of life in provincial New Zealand (after coming from a large city in South Africa) … and there were one or two rather funny adventures, nay escapades in “Sleepy Hollow” from time to time.

The author and his wife contrast life in colourful, vibrant South Africa with calm and kindly New Zealand – and with large dashes of humour offer much understanding of, and sympathy with the social attitudes of the two worlds.

*

REVIEW:

“DROPPED OUT IN GODZONE is an original and agreeable piece of work. The picture it gives of New Zealand- to one who has never been there- has a ring of complete authenticity. The feeling of the country is relaxed, and perhaps rather unstimulating, but we get an overall impression from the writer that he views his time there with some affection, and above all with tolerance.”

This book breathes a natural humour and kindliness, which is what gives it the individual character that is so appealing.

Autobiography has a particular value as a literary form. It is a shared kind of writing and I’ll continue to bang the drum. It is unusual to encounter two such different manuscripts from the same author. Both (THE END OF THE LINE is the other book) have quality and share an easy and assured writing style that is a pleasure to read. These short books are of first rate quality.”

7. THE NEW RAINBOW

A tale of the many colourful and diverse people in the rainbow nation of New South Africans

*

All these books are available at

http://www.amazon.com/-/e/B005GGMAW4

http://www.amazon.com/-/e/B005GGMAW4

http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=la_B005GGMAW4_sr?rh=i%3Abooks&field-author=Craig+Lock

)    http://goo.gl/vTpjk

(and/or

https://www.createspace.com/pub/simplesitesearch.search.do?sitesearch_query=%22craig+lock%22&sitesearch_type=STORE (paperbacks)

and http://www.creativekiwis.com/index.php/books

All proceeds go to needy and underprivileged children –

MINE!

Angolan Dawn

http://www.amazon.com/Angolan-Dawn-craig-lock-ebook/dp/B00HTGIEEC/

The story of a nation’s agony and hope

from

https://craigsbooklist.wordpress.com/2013/11/25/craigs-list-of-books/

(Book 15)

The paperback version is available at http://www.amazon.com/Angolan-Dawn-story-nations-agony/dp/1494988747/

The various books* that Craig “felt inspired to write” are available at http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=la_B005GGMAW4_sr?rh=i%3Abooks&field-author=Craig+Lock
http://www.amazon.com/-/e/B005GGMAW4https://www.createspace.com/pub/simplesitesearch.search.do?sitesearch_query=%22craig+lock%22&sitesearch_type=STORE

http://www.creativekiwis.com/index.php/books and http://goo.gl/vTpjk

All proceeds go to needy and underprivileged children –
MINE!

Craig’s first Books (in order of writing)

First steps on “the writing journey”:

“A Long Walk to Freedom and Peace (inner)”

Thanks, Madiba….

your immense generosity (and nobility) of spirit lives on

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Dropped out (Kindle)

New Rainbow

About craig

I’ve been writing about my passions since 1993.
Craig has been involved in the corporate world (life assurance) for over twenty years in South Africa, Australia (briefly) 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. Five published books later (well they turned out to be a vanity publisher and he and his family lost everything, their life savings, including the kitchen sink* – that episode is a book in itself!). Now many years later, “recovering“, 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!). Together with his “technowhizz”friend, Bill Rosoman, he was the author of (as far as we know) the first creative writing course on the internet and this has developed to new writing and publishing courses we have introduced on our new Creative Kiwis.com website (www.creative kiwis.com)

* that’s a metaphor, btw (“by the way”)
*
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!

The “writer” 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!

from Dropped out in Godzone
available at http://www.amazon.com/Dropped-out-Godzone-Ray-Carruthers-ebook/
and http://www.amazon.com/Dropped-out-Godzone-New-Zealand/dp/1490408088/ (paperback)

and http://www.selfgrowth.com/experts/craig_lock.html

So here goes…
# HERE, THERE AND EVERYWHERE
Craig Lock is an extensive world traveller 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’, stuck on a deserted (other than a few brilliant rugby players) island at the bottom of the world near Antarctica, where he is ‘trying to throw a double six’ to get off and go out into the real world – but he doesn’t know where!
In the style of Bill Bryson, HERE, THERE AND EVERYWHERE tells tales of his hilarious hair-raising adventures in his younger years through ‘Grate’ Britain and the Continent.

‘’Dropped out in Godzone‘’: Craig Lock’s humorous travel book about his adventures in provincial New Zealand…
One man and his family – and their experiences “Down Under”.
The author and his wife contrast life in colourful, vibrant South Africa with calm and kindly New Zealand – and with large dashes of humour offer much understanding of, and sympathy with the social attitudes of the two worlds.
A new immigrant’s impressions of life in provincial New Zealand (after coming from a large city in South Africa) … and there were one or two rather funny adventures, nay escapades in “Sleepy Hollow” from time to time!
REVIEW:
“DROPPED OUT IN GODZONE is an original and agreeable piece of work. The picture it gives of New Zealand- to one who has never been there- has a ring of complete authenticity. The feeling of the country is relaxed, and perhaps rather unstimulating, but we get an overall impression from the writer that he views his time there with some affection, and above all with tolerance.”
This book breathes a natural humour and kindliness, which is what gives it the individual character that is so appealing.
Autobiography has a particular value as a literary form. It is a shared kind of writing and I’ll continue to bang the drum. It is unusual to encounter two such different manuscripts from the same author. Both (THE END OF THE LINE is the other book) have quality and share an easy and assured writing style that is a pleasure to read.
Both of these short books are of first rate quality.”
Craig is presently working on his latest novel ‘The Awakened Spirit’, based on some true and inspiring stories of the indomitable human spirit, that lies within each one of us. Stories of endless possibilities.
He firmly believes in the motto: “Find what you love doing, then you will never have to do a days work in your life.” Craig is certain he has found his niche in life… anyway, what other job would be suitable for him?

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PPS: Well there WAS a big earthquake here in “Sleepy Hollow” last week with buildings damaged. It made international news!
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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. http://www.creativekiwis.com and http://www.lulu.com/craiglock Craig’s mission is to encourage people to believe in themselves and try to help inspire people around the world to achieve their goals and dreams in life, whatever they may be.

http://members.tripod.com/~lock77/
http://www.craiglockbooks.com and http://www.selfgrowth.com/experts/craig_lock.html

The various books* that Craig “felt inspired to write” are available at http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=la_B005GGMAW4_sr?rh=i%3Abooks&field-author=Craig+Lock
http://www.amazon.com/-/e/B005GGMAW4 http://www.creativekis.com/amazon.html and http://goo.gl/vTpjk

* Hard copies and e-books – fiction and non-fiction: novels, self help, personal growth, inspiration, travel, humour and money books.

All proceeds go to needy and underprivileged children –
MINE!

PS

Don’t worry about the world ending today…
its already tomorrow in little scenic and tranquil New Zealand