Nikki Leigh
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Leadership It’s a Marathon Not a Sprint by Gordon Tredgold December 12, 2013

Leadership is a quality that people need to learn. Whether you are aspiring to a business or management career, or want to be a leader in other aspects of your life, there is information in Gordon Tredgold’s new book. Leadership It’s a Marathon Not a Sprint covers many topics such as:

  • Leadership and Leadership Development
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  • Coaching & Consulting
  • Mentoring
  • Self-Development
  • Speaking & Training
  • Writing

Gordon will be doing a variety of things as part of his tour –

  • Recorded and written interviews
  • Writing guest posts – topics listed above (or suggest another relevant topic)
  • Sending e-book or print copies of the book for detailed reviews

About Gordon Tredgold

Gordon has worked in IT for over 20 years and is a specialist in Transformational Leadership, Operational Performance Improvement, Organisational Development, Creating Business Value via IT, and Program and Change Management.

Gordon has an excellent Global and International experience having lived and worked in UK, Belgium, Holland, Czech Republic, USA and Germany. He also has multi sector knowledge including FMCG, Logistics, Utilities, Telecoms, Aviation, Banking and Finance.

About – Leadership: It’s a Marathon Not a Sprint

Leadership: It’s a Marathon not Sprint, is a pragmatic Leadership guide, explaining leadership principles in an  easy to use, easy to understand and more importantly easy implement style.

The book is split into 26 chapters, one for each mile of the marathon. In each chapter i explain a leadership principle in detail, provide examples of that principle being used in a business context, then each chapter concludes with how that principle was applied to my running goal of running my first Marathon at the age of 52.

This book will be of interest to existing leaders and people looking to move into leadership.

Clear, straightforward advice bases on the principles of Simplicity, Transparency and Focus.

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Should You Write a Non Fiction Book December 3, 2013

Another good article from the newsletter –

7 Questions to Ask Before You Write a Nonfiction Book

[This article was written by guest contributor Bobbi Linkemer.]

1.  Why do you want to write a nonfiction book?

There are as many reasons to write a book as there are books. To establish your authority in a subject? To make money? To more deeply explore your field of interest?

When you know your topic and want to share what you know with others, a book is one of the best ways to do it.  High-profile CEOs often write books to pass along their business philosophies and practices to the next generation of leaders in their organizations; to articulate their personal visions for their companies to significant stakeholders; or to apply the hard-won lessons of their lives to the broader context of business, society, academia, or government.

2.  What’s holding you back from writing it?

Is it that writing a book is an overwhelming project? Perhaps you feel you wouldn’t even know where to begin? Or, is it that your plate is so full, you simply don’t have the time? You can overcome every one of these reasons!

All big projects seem overwhelming when you view them in their totality. Mountain climbers preparing to climb the Himalayas don’t expect to do it all in a single day. They have a plan, and they execute it a day at a time. More accurately, they do it one step at a time, and that is exactly how one writes a book.

Anything you do for the first time has an element of mystery, simply because you haven’t done it before, but a visit to any bookstore will clearly demonstrate how many thousands of people have solved the mystery.

3. Do you have what it takes to write a book?

First it takes desire.

Do you really want to write this book? You must be excited about your topic, and believe you can you keep that desire alive through every step of the process.

If you don’t have a clear idea of what your book is about, you are not ready to begin. A plan is like a road map for a trip. Don’t start out without one. This is where many first-time nonfiction authors go wrong. They have the romantic idea that one begins a book by sitting down at the computer and just “letting it flow.”

A nonfiction book takes planning and lots of it before you are ready to write a word. A book takes months to plan, research and write. You need a long attention span to stay interested from the moment you get the idea to the moment you are holding it in your hands. Self-discipline is doing what has to be done, sticking with it even when it’s not fun, and reasserting your commitment as many times as necessary.

Support & guidance from a writing coach, a good editor, a book on writing, or even a writing group can be the extra element that makes all the difference between going on and giving up.

4.  How is your book unique, special, important?

There are probably many other books on your topic. You need to know what they are, how your book is different or better, what void in the market this book will fill, what problem it will help solve, how readers will benefit from reading it, and why anyone would buy it.

To find out this information, search around on, Google or your favorite search engine, and, of course, real bookstores. Don’t be concerned if you find that your topic is not unique. In fact, you don’t want it to be unique. You want your book to be better.

5. What makes you uniquely qualified to write it?

If you are a bona fide expert, this will be easy to answer. Simply show how your credentials relate to the topic. Otherwise, consider your relationship to the subject matter. Why does it interest you? Is it a memoir or a personal recollection? An outgrowth of your education or work? A topic you have thoroughly researched? A philosophical or spiritual exploration? Why are you the best person to write it?

6.  Who is your audience?

Don’t make the mistake of writing a book you think “everyone” will want to read. You must have a clear picture of your reader in mind. Build a profile. Is the book gender specific? Is it targeted to a certain age group, educational level, income bracket, or social class? What does your reader do for fun? What newspapers and magazine does he buy? What movies does she attend or rent? And, most important, how will that person benefit from your book?

7.  How will you reach that audience?

Whatever publishing method you choose – conventional, print on demand, or self-publishing – you are going to be responsible for a large part, if not all, of the marketing and promotion. Promoting your book is partly art, partly science. The possibilities are as vast as your imagination.

Consider presenting lectures and workshops, sending out press releases and review copies prior to publication, writing magazine articles, arranging for book reviews, holding book signings, appearing on radio or TV talk shows, and launching a Web site or a blog. The more you do, the more books you will sell.


Author Bio: Bobbi Linkemer is the creator How to Write Publish & Promote a Nonfiction Book, an online course for aspiring authors. She is also a book coach, ghostwriter, editor, and the author of 17 books under her own name. Visit her Website at , or e-mail her

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Short Story Writing Tips from Kurt Vonnegut

This article was shared in the newsletter I got today — anyone interested in writing short stories should take a look at Kurt Vonnegut‘s tips….

In his book Bagombo Snuff Box, the famous post-war American novelist Kurt Vonnegut listed these eight rules for writing short fiction:

1. Use the time of a total stranger in such a way that he or she will not feel the time was wasted.vonnegut1

2. Give the reader at least one character he or she can root for.

3. Every character should want something, even if it is only a glass of water.

4. Every sentence must do one of two things—reveal character or advance the action.

5. Start as close to the end as possible.

6. Be a Sadist. No matter how sweet and innocent your leading characters, make awful things happen to them—in order that the reader may see what they are made of.

7. Write to please just one person. If you open a window and make love to the world, so to speak, your story will get pneumonia.

8. Give your readers as much information as possible as soon as possible. To hell with suspense. Readers should have such complete understanding of what is going on, where and why, that they could finish the story themselves, should cockroaches eat the last few pages.


Like most rules, they’re made to be broken (as Vonnegut himself pointed out). But his writing tips may be useful as a starting point, or as a measuring stick with which to judge what you’ve already written.

What are your rules for writing short fiction? Do you disagree with any of Kurt Vonnegut’s advice? Let me know in the comments section below.


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How to Deal with A Woman’s Fluctuating Emotions – Ready for Love Radio October 8, 2013

Imagine if women could work with their body instead of fighting the natural ups and downs of life. What if men could learn how to work with a woman’s fluctuating emotions and feelings? Men – you will learn tips that are more valuable than roses and diamonds to your relationship.

Simply click and you can listen from any page on the website.

Show Times – All times are Pacific

New Show – Monday 7 pm and 11:30 pm

Show re-airs each week

Thursday  10 am and 9 pm

Saturday 6 pm

Sunday 4 am and 6 pm

Monday 12 am, 7 am and 12 pm


Gurutej will reveal ways to change your life FOREVER. She is a world acclaimed teacher, leader and spiritual teacher.  We are sharing these previously secret teachings so you can create better relationships which are the basis of all joy and balance.

Gurutej was not always been calm, centered. She is the first to admit that like many other women, she was reactive, judgmental, stressed, overwhelmed and enslaved by her emotional reactions. This is why she wants to share the secrets of the moon centers with you because they were a great road map for her to be the woman she wanted to be. Not a slave to emotions.

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If you miss this airing, you can catch one of the replays. But there will be a new episode next Monday, so be sure you tune in now.


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Awakening the Harmony Within: How to Create with Spirit – Book Details July 30, 2013

How to Take Charge of your Personal Reality and Create with

Spirit is Explained in a Comprehensive and Practical Way!

The information in this book is a comprehensive explanation of the conceptual systems which are required in order to move out of survival and on into conscious, harmonious, living with Spirit. It describes, in detail, what the practical steps are that can be undertaken to make this possible:

  • Understanding of your personal energy “broadcast” and how to remain in control of itCover - Awakening the Harmony Within
  • Clarifying your Soul’s desires, and the setup of proper intention for their manifestation
  • Safety and release of the victim mode of thinking/feeling
  • Use of sacred geometry, toning, colors and channeling for personal harmonization
  • Understanding of Spirit and the Light/Code of the Universal Hologram
  • Understanding and appropriate use of your Divine Rights and Responsibilities
  • Discernment
  • Self-Mastery through the use of the Higher Mind
  • Creation of personal reality through internal Alchemy
  • Perpetual cellular regeneration by increasing personal Light quantity
  • Self-care techniques for the health of the body, emotions, Mind and Soul.

At some point in time, every person arrives at an understanding that material life is not all that there is. Questions like “what is my purpose, why am I here?” begin to surface. If you are one of these people, then this book is for you.

By clearing resistance to being a spiritual adult, by taking responsibility not only for our actions, but also for our emotions, our thoughts, and our beliefs, we begin walking the Soul path of Harmony. By facing the circumstances of our lives and learning through them, we dutifully study the lessons inside of our material classroom. As this is occurring, we remember more of our spiritual journey beyond this lifetime – past, parallel, future lifetimes – because the identity of this lifetime expands to incorporate the larger Self of the Soul, the Divine Mind is activated and knowledge that is not linear becomes readily available.

This fascinating upward evolutionary movement between levels of consciousness requires effort, a focused intention to remain aware, Self-Love, and Self-Responsibility. Following this leads to Awakening the Harmony Within.

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Copyright ©2013 Eugenia Oganova

Author: Eugenia Oganova

Awakening the Harmony Within: How to Create with Spirit

ISBN #: 978-0-9793817-1-3

202 pages, Perfect Paperback

Publisher: Pravda, Inc.



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Eugenia Oganova Full Bio July 29, 2013

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I was born in Russia and from my early years have been practicing consciousness expansion – awakening healing work (which in Russia is called tselitel’stvo, the “wholeness-making”) within myself, and with the planet, people and animals. I was born with an awareness of my Soul’s journey and a memory of where I came from prior to birth in this life. I could see and read energies that were invisible to those around me and this ability, coupled with an intense curiosity, fueled my search for spiritual answers and an ever-expanding comprehension of how life works, who we are, the meaning of our journey in matter and how to make that journey the most efficient.

I have always felt myself to be “on a mission” – a mission of enlightment – for myself, others, and the planet. My clairvoyant abilities allow me to have an intimate relationship with Earth, Galaxy, and Universe, which have never felt far away to me. Being able to perceive the multidimensionality of universal energy, I live in a perpetual experience of Source’s Light/Code in every moment, parallel to regular life’s circumstances, thoughts and feelings. The holographic nature of our reality was apparent to me from birth, and exploration of that hologram became my life’s work.

In 1992, with determination and courage and without speaking a word of English, my family and I immigrated to

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the United States from Russia, after the collapse of the Soviet Union. As an immigrant my life was difficult, yet people in need of healing and answers were always finding their way to me. As time went by, I learned English and worked at many jobs. I have studied science, history, archeology and astronomy in Russia and in the U.S. and have a BFA degree from the Art Institute of Boston. I now live in Maine with my husband.

My life has been about inspiration, personal discovery and the healing, teaching, and creative work for the benefit of humanity. For over twenty years now, using my ability to see and read energy, I help people figure out solutions to many life’s challenges. It is important to me to see you empowered and conscious, and so I teach how you can grab the tail of your destiny and ride it, how you can become everything you are meant to be. Sure there are blocks in the way and they need to be worked on, and your effort is required for that task, but the result of confidence and connection to your Soul and Source is well worth the effort.

I believe that Awakening comes from Personal Mastery. Conscious awareness of our emotions, thoughts, beliefs – all that comprises our personalities – is how we become spiritual Masters in welcoming the Soul into our physical bodies. As awakened beings we are truly free to create the life we desire, filled with Joy, Creative Inspiration, Peace and Love. All we have got to do is apply consistent conscious effort and an amazing magical life will be ours!

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Power Up for Profits! The Smart Woman’s Guide to Online Marketing July 23, 2013

Kathleen Gage has been on a mission to get her new book – Power Up for Profits! The Smart Woman’s Guide to Online Marketing into as many reader’s hands as possible.

It’s likely you’ve seen a flurry of activity around the book on Facebook, Twitter and other social networks. Get ready because Kathleen just sweetened the deal. 

Not only will you get two immediately downloadable gifts directly from Kathleen when you get the book, Kathleen has added in a spot to  The Truth about Making Money on the Internet teleseminar.

Only those who get the book during this special campaign will get a spot into the teleseminar. 

Go to right away to reserve your spot, get the book and the super gifts. 

Don’t miss out. 

Power Up for Profits by Kathleen Gage

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William Azuski – Full Bio June 20, 2013

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Of British and Yugoslav parentage, William Azuski (aka William Miles Johnson) spent his formative years in the UK, studying ancient William Azuski author of Travels in Elysiumhistory and literature before dropping out of college to pursue a path on the open road. He travelled widely through the Mediterranean until a chance encounter threw him headlong into an unexpected calling — ecology and conservation.

Azuski went on to head an international conservation project to establish marine protected areas in the militarily tense Eastern Aegean, where the hostile powers of Greece and Turkey confront each other across a narrow stretch of sea, and where shadowy areas of the state apparatus appeared to have forgotten that the Colonels had fallen five years earlier.

Those experiences formed the basis for his first book, The Monk Seal Conspiracy, published by Heretic Books, London (under the author name William Johnson).

Hailed by critics as “A ground-breaking work of great importance” his second book, The Rose-Tinted Menagerie — a history of animals in entertainment, from the circus amphitheatres of ancient Rome to the oceanaria of the 20th century — was published by Heretic Books in 1990, and was chosen as an Observer Book of the Year.

With introductions by Desmond Morris, Richard Adams, Virginia McKenna and Sadruddin Aga Khan, the book also features in-depth investigations into the international trade in dolphins, and animals used for military purposes.

With the title still in demand, Iridescent Publishing republished the illustrated English edition of The Rose-Tinted Menagerie in 2012 in ebook form:

An outspoken critic of the failings of international conservation NGOs, a subject featuring prominently in his articles, as well as The Monk Seal Conspiracy, the author’s End of the World satire / black comedy Making A Killing was published in 1996, its story centered around a life-and-death Earth Summit, held in the troubled Caribbean paradise of San Pimente. It was described by actress Virginia McKenna as a “sharp, brilliantly observed book”, and by WWF Founder Ian MacPhail as “A mind-blowing and witty exposé… A no-holds barred, no mercy account of the conservation mercenaries’ (Have Bad News — Will Travel — First Class) successful efforts to get a rich living from a dying planet…”

To mark the 2012 Earth Summit II in Rio, Making A Killing was republished in 2012 by Iridescent Publishing in ebook form:

Johnson / Azuski subsequently turned his attention to more academic titles, with two Leiden-published titles focusing on Europe’s most endangered marine mammal, the Mediterranean monk seal, and its role in the history, culture and ecological decline of the Mediterranean Sea. Monk Seals In Antiquity and Monk Seals In Post-Classical History were published by Backhuys Publishers in 1999 and 2004 respectively.

Drawing on his years in Greece, May 2013 saw the publication of the critically-acclaimed Travels In Elysium, a metaphysical mystery set on the Aegean island of Santorini (Thera). Available in paperback and ebook formats, Travels In Elysium is published by Iridescent under the author’s Yugoslav family name, William Azuski.

“This extraordinary novel, part murder mystery, part metaphysical thriller, kept me guessing until the very last page. The intellectual duel between the troubled hero and his ruthless mentor is mesmerising. William Azuski’s treatment of the Atlantis legend is completely original and I have rarely read a novel with such a strong sense of place. The bizarre landscapes of Santorini and the daily lives of its people, both ancient and modern, are vividly evoked. Anyone who enjoys the work of Umberto Eco, Orhan Pamuk or Carlos Ruiz Zafón should try this book.” — Geraldine Harris, author, Egyptologist, and a member of the Faculty of Oriental Studies at the University of Oxford.

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Time Fall Review and an Interview with Tim Ashby June 18, 2013

Dee Owens share her review for Time Fall and her interview with author Tim Ashby on her blog –

Filled with historically accurate details, Time Fall is a complex military tale that keeps readers riveted through every surprising twist. Read an excerpt and to enter to win a FREE copy of Time Fall, visit
. For your copy, visit
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How Does Time Fall Tie Into the War on Terror June 17, 2013

Find the answer to that question and much more when Wayne Hurlbert share his review for Time Fall by Tim Ashby –

Filled with historically accurate details, Time Fall is a complex military tale that keeps readers riveted through every surprising twist. Read an excerpt and to enter to win a FREE copy of Time Fall, visit
. For your copy, visit
. You can also get your copy at all major book retailers.

Time Fall by Tim Ashby

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