Rejection doesn’t mean you are not good enough.

Hope writing is going well, Ceco
Best wishes
“waking up sleep-head” c


Rejection doesn’t mean you are not good enough.
A man called his son and showed him a drum shaped old watch.
“This is a watch my grandfather gave me. It is more than 150 years, but before I give it to you. I want you to go to watch shops and know how much they are willing to buy it”, he said.
The son went to the first watch shop. The watchmaker priced it 5 dollar.
He went to the second place and the watchmaker offered to pay 10 dollar.
He went to the third place,
“What kind of watch is this. This watch has no value and I can’t buy this nonsense. Take this and get out of my shop,” the third watchmaker yelled.
The young boy went home feeling sad. He told his dad what happened.
“Don’t be sad my boy. Go to the museum and know how…

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“Only the person who risks is truly free.”

Craig's Quotes “Only the person who risks is truly free.” “You think you have a limit. And so you touch this limit, something happens and you suddenly can go a little bit further.” –          Ayrton Senna “You think you have a limit. And so you touch this limit, something happens and you suddenly can go a little bit further.” […]

“Only the person who risks is truly free.” — BOOKS BY CRAIG LOCK

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Lessons I Learned From How To Stop Worrying And Start Living


I recently published this article on where I wrote simple lessons and techniques to stop overthinking and worrying about everything. This lessons are from book How to Stop Worrying and Start Living by Dale Carnegie.

I read this book when I was so stressed about my life and future. Though this book didn’t magically change my life or cure my stress problem instantly. It did give me some good lessons and techniques to work on. Check out full article here.

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Justify by Serge ‘Mage’ Cote

From Mage Mind

No excuses are goods.

If you need excuses to justify your inaction, then you should say nothing.

You did nothing, no excuses can justify that.

You’ll have to live with that fact.

Take responsibility for your action or lack of it.

Get this book!!!

It’s your choice. No one can make it for you.

Do you want to be good?

Be conscious about your choices. Take Control of your life.

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We create space for something better when we let go of our worries, regret and past. — QUOTES, STORIES AND LIFE TIPS

A man after traveling with his son. They came back some months later. The son found out that his dad’s car was muddy.“Dad, your car is very dirty and you can’t drive with it”, the son said.“Go and wash it son”, the dad politely said.After washing the car, the son went to his dad feeling […]

We create space for something better when we let go of our worries, regret and past. — QUOTES, STORIES AND LIFE TIPS

Hi Ceco

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Happy blogging

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I Didn’t Read The News Today, Oh Boy!

Pointless Overthinking

By Jack Canfora

In my experience, there is only one true way to tackle a diet: failingly. This perhaps explains why I am becoming the answer to the seldom asked philosophical question, “What would Orson Welles have looked like if he weren’t a genius?”

Having said that, I’m happy to report that my latest diet has been largely successful: a steep reduction in my news consumption. For most of my life, I’ve been an avid follower of politics and current events. I not only found it interesting (for the most part – financial news will forever sound to me like when the adults spoke in those televised Peanuts specials), but if I can climb on my high horse for moment without hurting it or myself too badly, I believe it’s a basic obligation of a citizen of a democracy to stay informed. Please avert your eyes as I try to…

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Pro Tip: Don’t be Lazy, Work Hard

Survive Today

As I said last week in my blog “Pro Tip: Don’t Spend All of Your Money,” there are ample words of wisdom to be found in the book of Proverbs. Take Proverbs 10:4 for example. The New International Version of this verse reads, “Lazy hands make for poverty, but diligent hands bring wealth.” I also like the Living Bible translation of this verse, “Lazy men are soon poor; hard workers get rich.” The term “hard workers” really resonates with me.The obvious take-away from this verse is that we need to work hard at our jobs. However, there is another take-away that I get from this verse: we have to work hard in our daily lives.

First, let’s break down what it means to be hardworking. People that are hardworking, according to Merriam-Webster, are peoplethatconstantly, regularly, or habitually engaged in earnest and energetic work. By working hard in…

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The Facts of Life: What every woman should know about money

Craig's Books and Articles on Money Management

from a ‘Google’ (my “filing system to rescue me from sheer utter chaos” – thanks “Big G”)

“We share what we know, so that you and your money can grow.”

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Body Image


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# Though my family and close friends say it would be far more entertaining with a video-camera* in the “real world”, rather than in cyberspace!)
* By the way, do they still make them in today’s ever-faster changing world..or is it all done with mobile phones?

(get with the times now,”luddite”* c – it should be a smart phone)

* or so I was often called by my “my techno-geek” friend, Bill (“the gonk”)

“total non-techno” c (who doesn’t possess a mobile phone, after a rather eventful’ experience some years back, whilst trying to walk, talk and chew gum at the same time) #

Who says men can’t multi-task!

Men…Some Mothers Do ‘Ave ‘Em!

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

– Colette (nice name for a girl, btw)

All the best with your blog
“early bird (very) waking up (if ever??) sleepy-head” craig
“Information and Inspiration Distributer, Incorrigible Encourager and People-builder” *
* not bridges (thank goodness)!
Well my family and friends say I’m “safest” just writing and sharing

Driven to share, uplift, encourage and (perhaps even) inspire


Don’t worry about the world ending today…

it’s already tomorrow in scenic and tranquil ‘little’ New Zealand

Change Therapy

Body image is something that many people are concerned about and which has a negative effect on their Mental Health.

Feelings of being low or depressed contribute to anxieties around their appearance, especially when out in the public domain.

Finding clothes that change our outward appearance helps, yet it is inside that the greatest challenges are, which thousands of people have to face each day of their lives.

Below are some suggestions which may help in coping with Body image:

Practice Mindfulness – this involves breathing methods, guided imagery, and other practices to relax the body and mind and help reduce stress.

Speak to someone – sharing your concerns with a GP or therapist, or family and friends; this can help you feel less.

Social Media clearing – Unfollow accounts that make you feel low, and keep the positive people in your profile.

Hold on to the happy times –…

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