Kickstarter Project Launched


The dream of seeing the book released takes another step today with the launch of my Kickstarter project. You can have a look here: my leadership book published

After a casual conversation with a friend about being a leader, 19 is the book where I am sharing the leadership lessons I have learned over 25+ years as a leader to my younger 19 year old self.

Why 19? That was when I got given my first leadership opportunity. A great couple asked me to take the lead. They saw something in me which I definitely didn’t see in myself. I had a lot to learn.

So this is very much my story. I have tried to be as honest as I can while keeping it a practical resource, with reflective questions at the end of each chapter to get the reader thinking about their own leadership journey. Plus some guest authored chapters too.

Every pledge is a pre-order so if you would like a copy then I hope you help to make this happen. When successful then the manuscript will be sent to the publishers with the aim of having all completed by May 2017.

Thanks for having a look and I will keep you updated along the way. If you choose to support the project then a MASSIVE THANK YOU!!


10 Days….

When there were 80 days left of 2016 I wrote a blog outlining some of the things I wanted to get done by the end of the year…here’s an update.

New site…not quite there yet. But the behind the scenes I have been working on the content.

The Walking With God 45-day devotional is complete and going out to a few for editorial suggestions.

The leadership book ’19’ is done. [See image] book-header

Guest chapters are back, editorial suggestions are in and final amendments are being made. I will be launching a ‘Kickstarter’ project at the end of the month. Publishers are ready for the manuscript in February with a hopeful date for release being May 2017.

Thanks for all the support and encouragement. Maybe you set off to ‘get some stuff done’ towards the end of this year. How has it gone? I haven’t overcome the procrastination completely but I am glad to have got over these few hurdles. One thing I have managed to do is convince myself that ‘I can’. I am excited for 2017 and all that God has in store for me.

Ideas v Intentions

Recently I have liked the idea of writing but had no intention of actually sitting down and writing anything. It’s not that I haven’t had anything to say, I have in all honesty just been a little bit lazy.

It’s so easy to drift.

It’s so easy to want something but to do nothing.

It’s so easy to just fill your time with stuff that doesn’t help the dream.

I am reminded about what Mo Farah said after his double Olympic win in 2012.  ‘Anything is possible. It’s just hard and grafting.’

So here’s getting back to it. Reminded. Refocused. Renewed. Let’s see where it takes me.

Stop Talking About It & Just Do It

In a conversation about the blog today I mentioned that one of the main reasons for writing it was because I want to write a book.

I have read that if you aspire to such a goal then a good thing to do is to commit to write every day. Sometimes it will be nothing special but that’s alright as it’s about finding your style, your voice and your theme.

Through this conversation one of my beautiful daughters cuts in, ‘Oh you talk about this all the time. Stop talking about doing it and do it’. 

And there’s the truth. No more excuses. It’s time to stop talking and get on with it.

What have you stopped talking about & gone and done? On the otherside, like me, what do you need to stop procrastinating about and get moving on?

Here’s my statement of intent: I want write 2 books for now ~ Walking with God devotional & a Leadership book too.

Leave your statement of intent…